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#1 TheDevilYouKnow

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:13 AM

pretty much what the title says. who can think of any songs that remind them of hellblazer ?
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:45 AM

There's a spanish poet and singer, Joaquín Sabina, that usually writes songs about heartbreaking, loneliness, passion and related bullshit. Several of his songs remind me the urban love dramas of Hellblazer.


Ridli Scott- Where's your spirit, boy?
J. Konstantin- I lost it in a brothel at Newcastle...

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:10 AM

Ade's made a few excellent Hellblazer-themed mixtapes in the past - as a result, Eels' 'Cancer for the Cure' and XTC's 'Dear God' always remind me of Hellblazer.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:03 PM

I can think of a fair few myself. At the moment (off the top of my head): When I'm Dead and Gone (McGuinness/Flint), The Card Cheat (The Clash), I'd Rather Be The Devil (John Martyn), Great British Mistake (The Adverts), Hellhound On My Trail (Cassandra Wilson), To Hell And Back (Venom).

Bit of Pogues as well, for some reason. No idea why that should be...

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:10 PM

depeche mode ( or marilyn manson , whichever version you prefer ) - personal jesus

gary numan - halo / my jesus

kidneythieves - taxicab messiah /before i'm dead/ trickster

placebo - pure morning / running up that hill / devil in the details ( actually alot of placebo could work , i found a great tribute vid with a remix of the song " infra red " )

just to name a few :P

great suggestions folks . keep em coming :)
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like a BOSS.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:29 PM

Pretty much anything by Tom Waits.
Building a Mystery by Sarah McLachlan-I can't help but think of John Constantine when I hear the lyrics.
Cross Road Blues by Robert Johnson-I think it should be self-evident.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:21 AM

James has already mentioned Mister Brown's keen ear for a Hellblazer tune - the opening six tracks on what might've been his first stab at a Constantine compilation nail the feel of the title perfectly...

1. Dear God (XTC)
2. Heart Of Darkness (Sparklehorse)
3. Mersey Beast (Ian McNabb)
4. Heart As Big As Liverpool (Peter Wylie)
5. Fear Loves This Place (Julian Cope)
6. London (Noonday Underground)

To add my own, Cigarettes In Hell, care of Oasis.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:58 AM

i was gonna suggest tom waits too actually . couldnt really think of one particular song though . lol
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like a BOSS.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:59 AM

Yeah well, also Demon Cleaner by Kyuss.

Ridli Scott- Where's your spirit, boy?
J. Konstantin- I lost it in a brothel at Newcastle...

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

kyuss is awesome  :hattip:
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like a BOSS.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:05 AM

"The Cure - Torture" reminds me of the end of Azarello's run.

"Bowie - I'm afraid of Americans" Highwater

"Marilyn Manson - I put a spell on you"

"Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock"

"Wolfsheim - Find You're Gone" with respect to John's romantic life prior to Piffy.

"Killing Joke" - "The Raven King" and "Pandemonium"
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:03 AM

View PostJohnMcMahon, on 04 September 2011 - 12:21 AM, said:

James has already mentioned Mister Brown's keen ear for a Hellblazer tune - the opening six tracks on what might've been his first stab at a Constantine compilation nail the feel of the title perfectly...

1. Dear God (XTC)
2. Heart Of Darkness (Sparklehorse)
3. Mersey Beast (Ian McNabb)
4. Heart As Big As Liverpool (Peter Wylie)
5. Fear Loves This Place (Julian Cope)
6. London (Noonday Underground)

To add my own, Cigarettes In Hell, care of Oasis.

indeed, Ade's fantastic mixtapes hit the nail right on the head.

other songs that remind me of HB:

dEUS - For The Roses
Goblin - Sighs
Grinderman - Heathen Child
Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con (requiem for a bastard)
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:49 AM

Oh, one more in honour of J.C.'s origins as a Sting look-alike...
King of Pain
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"Life is such a great disappointment."
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:58 AM

for that matter, Invisible Sun.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:32 AM

View Postslinker, on 05 September 2011 - 09:05 AM, said:

"The Cure - Torture" reminds me of the end of Azarello's run.

"Bowie - I'm afraid of Americans" Highwater

"Marilyn Manson - I put a spell on you"

"Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock"

"Wolfsheim - Find You're Gone" with respect to John's romantic life prior to Piffy.

"Killing Joke" - "The Raven King" and "Pandemonium"
YESSSS. great list  :hattip:

same goes to John McMahon and seethos
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like a BOSS.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:58 AM

:vuvu:
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:18 PM

frozen by celldweller and passive by a perfect circle are a couple ones that come to mind, partly because of a certain movie.... :blush:  :ohmy:  :blink:

also us or them by the cure seems to fit john's attitude quite well.
thanks to john constantine , i'll now wear trench coats, smoke and drink constantly, talk in a british accent, get a sting haircut, fuck lots and lots of people, start a punk band, piss off people on a daily basis for shits and giggles, and literally piss on vampires and trick demons into curing my cancer.

like a BOSS.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:06 PM

I'm a bit surprised nobody's mentioned Richard Thompson: Walking On A Wire, Shoot Out The Lights, Wall Of Death and I Feel So Good all seem suitable...

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:20 PM

Which reminds us all of Thompson Twins, and that immortal tune which should always remind us of our John, namely Hold Me Now.
Remember? The Neil Gaiman written issue?

Suffer Well by Depeche Mode
Black Celebration by Depeche Mode-I get the Arcane trilogy from Moore's Swamp Thing tied up with this song, as I remember driving the back roads late at night listening to that tape at the time I was hunting down Moore's run on S.T., but really, I think the song fits HB better.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

View PostChristian, on 25 September 2011 - 10:20 PM, said:

Which reminds us all of Thompson Twins, and that immortal tune which should always remind us of our John, namely Hold Me Now.
Remember? The Neil Gaiman written issue?
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