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VHSDVD123
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:00 pm 
 

I read on the net someone describing the Dead Kennedy's sound as "Spy Music On Meth", I instantly knew what they meant, and started wondering if there are any other bands or artists that play a similar style. I'm not even necessarily referring to punk music, but any music that uses chord progressions that sound like something out of an old spy movie, or even trying to intentionally emulate that sound. I remember hearing a "spy movie" type song a while ago with a female vocalist singing spasticly over it all, I remember loving it but could never find out what it was.

So if anyone has any "spy music" type stuff, throwing me a rec or two would be great.

Heres some of what I'm talking about, you can kind of get my drift
(this isnt confined to any genre)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdaYpF7pAn8 (intro)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW8UlY8eXCk

(and a side request, any music that sounds like old alien movie soundtracks would be cool too)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uer69QHOyX0
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battle_axes
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Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:01 am
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:08 am 
 

This may be kind of iffy, as there aren't any "on meth" moments, but you could give the Italian band Calibro 35 a try. They basically recreate 70's crime film music, but some of it has the spyish aspects you're looking for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkENRaxCVhI

My favorite song (though admittedly not exactly in the "spy" realm):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdEA16BU9kM

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suleiman
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Location: Pakistan
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:14 am 
 

i think there are actually genres called goth/dark surf rock and psycho billy that have a lot of bands going for that dark twangy mysterious sound. let the oracle (google) guide you

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qTp
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Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:32 pm
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Location: Dolomites
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:31 am 
 

some Zorn's crazy stuff


Naked City - Naked City (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ll9U6DNQFw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0xcf-P7FBk

John Zorn - Spillane (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Yobw4nM5E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfvyHL0P5-0
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VHSDVD123
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:57 pm 
 

battle_axes wrote:
This may be kind of iffy, as there aren't any "on meth" moments, but you could give the Italian band Calibro 35 a try. They basically recreate 70's crime film music, but some of it has the spyish aspects you're looking for.


yes I guess when I used the word "spy movie" I meant it to be interchangeable with "crime movie"

Thanks for the rec, listening now, these guys are pretty great.

qTp wrote:
some Zorn's crazy stuff


This is great too, thank you, I love the spastic rockabilly
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suleiman
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:02 am 
 

deadbolt - someday i will kill you

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B4L8C3oxQs

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iAm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:20 am 
 

suleiman wrote:
i think there are actually genres called goth/dark surf rock and psycho billy that have a lot of bands going for that dark twangy mysterious sound. let the oracle (google) guide you

Yeah, there's tons of that stuff out there. 45 Grave are one of the bigger ones.
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gummyfish
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:12 am 
 

"If The World" by Guns N' Roses was written as a theme to a (nonexistent) Bond movie, and has that exotic Bond feel to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxRjb-tPZ4

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Poisonfume
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Location: Greece
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:58 pm 
 

VHSDVD123 wrote:
(and a side request, any music that sounds like old alien movie soundtracks would be cool too)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uer69QHOyX0


I don't know how much you're into horror flicks, but this is the mothership of all alien themes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8QWuGK-c2s

Also, I always found that the chorus to the Phenomena theme sounded rather martian (starts at around 1:40):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MO-GFfMWyA
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:05 pm 
 

Check out Fantomas - Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK8ZHZgh0dc

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:34 pm 
 

battle_axes wrote:
Italian band Calibro 35


Sorry for the double post, but do these guys play covers or originals!?

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battle_axes
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:46 pm 
 

Both. Their first album is almost all covers, with only one or two original tracks. The next two are pretty much all originals, with some covers scattered about.

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