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if you were going to torture your neighbors with music, what would you play?
-- suriel (email@example.com), June 28, 2000
'Dream Lover' by the Plasmatics, off "New Hope For the Wretched'. Four musicians(?) separated from eachother, each jamming as unmelodiously as possible. As cacophony goes, it's easily worth an extra 20 decibels of grating.
-- Pete Boundy (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 28, 2000.
Either the Warlock Pinchers cover of "I think we're alone now" (20 mins of screeching and beatboxing), or anything by Soul Junk.
What's Soul Junk? Glad you asked. You know those Bugs Bunny cartoons with the one man band contraptions? The big drum, trombone, cymbals, etc. Yeah, put someone in that, and then huck 'em down a flight of stairs. Ah, the calamity.
Oh, yeah, and the caterwauling lyrics are all about how Jesus is good and heroin is bad.
-- drew (email@example.com), June 28, 2000.
Well I don't think its so much of what the song is, just that fact that it should be played over and over and over and over and over (you get the picture yet?). There was some sit in recently where they played the same one (wasn't it a boyzone one?) and eventually it worked.
-- BritBloke (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 28, 2000.
Since the Residents are known to disturb people at a moderate volume just by virtue of their style, I can only imagine how truly horrrific most would be at being forced to listen to them at loud volume without pause.
"God In Three Persons", with it's primitive (i.e., mid / late eighties) midi composition and ear stinging shrillness would be a good place to start... "Gingerbread Man" is also good, thanks to it's repetitive use of the childern's song.
I've also found that Laurie Anderson seems to inspire clenching of teeth in many people... though I'm notquite sure why. *shrug*
Of course, my neighbors roadie (or something) for Soulfly, so Brittney Spears might work better for them.
-- Audrey (email@example.com), June 28, 2000.
Yellow Submarine... over and over and over again! *smirk*
-- Sage Michaels (Sage@13dreams.com), June 29, 2000.
Bauhaus' version of Telegram Sam. Randomly select any sentence from it, double the speed, and loop it. If you don't believe me, try it. Yeah sorry I'm another stranger. Why don't Paris Burning tour to Australia? You could get some work in the meantime and of course get paid to take four weeks of holidays. Unfortunately, I can only offer my backyard as any sort of venue.
-- Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 30, 2000.
This one has been tried successfully: "I am the Radiskull" and "We Roll & Rock" by Joe (I think it's Joe) Sparks on Shockwave.com. This is something one feels the need to play over and over, at least thrice a day, at a high volume. Added bonus: it's funny.
-- Brittany (email@example.com), July 01, 2000.
Oh, at the moment I would have to choose Karen Finley. A fabulous performance artist who does not play favorites when it comes to choice of medium, whose singing voice screeches and wails like a hot cauldron full of ferrets, and who never fails I say never fails to repeat herself never fails to repeat herself to get her point across.
She's more famous for her live stuffing-yams-up-ass performances but some of you may remember her guest spot on Sinead O'Connor's "Jump in the River."
-- Robert Earl (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 03, 2000.