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Old 10-16-2010, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are some songs that seem to stand as an epitaph for those who performed them?



Released just a few months before he died, this cover of the Nine Inch Nails written "Hurt" seems to be Cash saying goodbye, lementing with sorrow the more painful aspects of his life, and moving on. The video is really beautiful and it's a fitting end to country music's dark philosopher - The Man in Black.



Regardless of your opinion of this band (who seem to have the reputation of being overrated around here, ironically making them highly underrated), you can't argue that in light of lead singer / principle songwriter Kurt Cobain's suicide, the entire In Utero album is quite haunting. Nihilistic and often bleak, All Apologies ends the album with a glint of optimism. It's a ballad that gets sadder with every year that passes, and above all, is an emotional and heartfelt end to a band that got most of us through our teen years.
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What are some songs that seem to stand as an epitaph for those who performed them?



Released just a few months before he died, this cover of the Nine Inch Nails written "Hurt" seems to be Cash saying goodbye, lementing with sorrow the more painful aspects of his life, and moving on. The video is really beautiful and it's a fitting end to country music's dark philosopher - The Man in Black.



Regardless of your opinion of this band (who seem to have the reputation of being overrated around here, ironically making them highly underrated), you can't argue that in light of lead singer / principle songwriter Kurt Cobain's suicide, the entire In Utero album is quite haunting. Nihilistic and often bleak, All Apologies ends the album with a glint of optimism. It's a ballad that gets sadder with every year that passes, and above all, is an emotional and heartfelt end to a band that got most of us through our teen years.
I agree with both of these feeling almost like epitaphs. "Hurt" certainly makes me far more sad, because it was a different side of Mr. Cash - very different from much of his work. It made him seem more...sad, and tired. More resigned. I find it very hard to listen to without tearing up at least somewhat.

I've always thought this one felt like Elliott Smith's epitaph:

The Last Hour - Elliott Smith


There really isn't a whole lot I can say otherwise. Others might say that they feel another song of his is more apt, but I've always connected this one with it more. The emotion just feels more right to me.
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The entirety of Unknown Pleasures.

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I don't think you know how the world works.
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The entirety of Unknown Pleasures.


I don't think you know how the world works.
Excuse me, I forgot to idiot-proof it.

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ironically making them highly underrated on this forum
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This was played at his funeral. It's such an amazing cover, it's so powerful, emotional and beautiful. The perfect send-off.
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Excuse me, I forgot to idiot-proof it.
That still doesn't make sense. How is something underrated because people think it's overrated? It doesn't matter whether you like Z or not, Z isn't underrated/overrated because people say it's overrated/underrated.
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Yet another Nirvana argument....
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its hard to believe watching this that just a short ten years later such a beautiful person would look like a walking corpse and be so depressed she would ultimately kill herself slowly...i think the haunting line is "but you're not really here, it's just the radio"
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Yet another Nirvana argument....
I don't wish to discuss them. I just can't understand why this fella is having such a hard time.

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To sum it all up - if "overratedness" leads to lack of appreciation or disdain, whilst in the opinion of someone else they deserve more respect, they become underrated to that person, thus my comments are completetly valid. I think we've all learned something here today, namely that I win because I have a chart so shut up.
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I don't wish to discuss them. I just can't understand why this fella is having such a hard time.

hurley, baby, check this out.



To sum it all up - if "overratedness" leads to lack of appreciation or disdain, whilst in the opinion of someone else they deserve more respect, they become underrated to that person, thus my comments are completetly valid. I think we've all learned something here today, namely that I win because I have a chart so shut up.
But that chart is talking about megabytes! What the hell do megabytes have to do with this?
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