edit subscriptions. Forteana Forums my subreddits. Supervert, Amphetamine Sulphate Out of the blue … and into the black. Donna Kossy The song tells a story of a young father and poverty-stricken factory worker whose destitution drives him to insanity.One day, Frankie comes home from work, murders his wife and child, and then commits suicide.The narrative then continues to follow him into hell. Jim Goad Punk Archives Utter bunk, but distressing noise is distressing noise. James Oberg Vega then expresses the most bloodcurdling screams you’ll ever hear. Lots of hobbies, errands, cooking, interacting with Mr. Oddbooks, and absolutely neurotic levels of cleaning have been going on. I’ve always been very interested in numbers stations. And it means I want to write here more, even when I don’t have book-related content. When I work on disturbing stories, I cannot listen to my usual music. And it’s not like this site is devoted to the latest in media anyway. How about the manner in which the victim knew the exact place to hit the femoral artery? And if you were an Art Bell junkie for any length of time, you probably already know of the call Art Bell got from a supposed frantic man who claimed to have worked at Area 51. I’m sharing it anyway because I feel like sharing, dammit. The narrative then continues to follow him into hell. Nine Banded Books "Frankie Teardrop" is a song by Suicide from the band's acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in 1977. I have absolutely no idea why. One day, Frankie comes home from work, murders his wife and child, and then commits suicide. ( Log Out / I’ve been a bit busy lately. Zero Books, Alice Bags’ Women in L.A. Books read 2014 Sapiens Anonym It’s a song that forces you to question why anyone would subject themselves to the most horrific art. I know, that sounds weird to read because it is well known that I am the least busy person on the planet. Now I associate all of the noise surges with screaming and the line about bones has a more sinister meaning. , Lou Reed once said that he wished that he had written the song.. Mac Tonnies So I’ve been listening to numbers stations recordings. Einstürzende Neubauten I’m forty-four and it has got quite scary enough already … Friends have started to die of incurable diseases, leaving loved ones, in some cases young children, behind. jump to content. Did the victim thwart a sexual attack and flee? The madman is in his underwear. Throbbing Gristle, 366 Weird Movies ( Log Out / Books read 2013 popular-all-random-users | AskReddit-pics-news-worldnews-funny-tifu-videos-gaming-aww-todayilearned-gifs-Art-explainlikeimfive-movies-Jokes-TwoXChromosomes I need things that jangle my brain in an anonymous way. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. The musical background is a monotonous synth riff played over and over again. Nothing I share below is new, though some of it is new to me. popular-all-random-users | AskReddit-news-funny-todayilearned-worldnews-aww-gaming-pics-tifu-Jokes-videos-gifs-movies-Showerthoughts-mildlyinteresting-LifeProTips Bradley Sands The musical background is a monotonous synth riff played over and over again. The u/frankie_teardrop community on Reddit. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Caitlin R. Kiernan Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. But since about December I’ve had a lot of energy. No Clean Singing James Nulick Sam Pink Books read 2019 The Body Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The song tells a story of a young father and poverty-stricken factory worker whose destitution drives him to insanity. Skeptic’s Dictionary, Odd and creepy stuff that is not book-related, Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows. And then there’s the whole story in the video. I play this one in a loop for hours as I think. I Did It For Jodie Obscura Undead Some of it is and one of the pieces I want to work on is deeply disturbing. He later concludes: “That’s the real con of shock art: It makes out that it’s democratic, but it’s actually only for those who can afford it. Ludic Despair Obscure Video and DVD What makes this song so painful to listen to is the twitchy way singer Alan Vega spits out the lyrics (which sound like he’s reading from a newspaper). Post-Punk.com Hoover Hog Books read 2018 Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. What does that tell us? The u_FrankieTeardrop community on Reddit. Crimethinc Dave McGowan Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Yeah, none of that probably happened, but it’s still unnerving to listen to a form of communication and know you cannot now and will never know what was being communicated. The screams are so frighteningly intense, they must come from a place that’s inconceivably dark. In a way this video encapsulates all that is amazing in story-telling – giving enough information to draw us in and leaving out enough so that we are forced to think. Grindhouse Press While your typical death metal band would go into graphic detail about the murders, “Frankie Teardrop” provides very minimal detail about what happens. Jasun Horsley This is the most horrific song I’ve ever heard. The premise is not original: a young man with a wife and child can’t afford to support his family … so in desperation he murders them and commits suicide. Dennis Cooper Too Scary to Watch, Above Top Secret Neill Jameson my subreddits. Expat Press Ben Arzate Posted on January 27, 2012 August 20, 2015 by anitadalton in Music, Odds and Ends Tagged: aphex twin, come to daddy, faaip de oiad, frankie teardrop, Health, hell, I Read Odd Books, Nothing to do with odd books, numbers stations, sounds from siberia, suicide, tool, we are water 9 Comments Tool turned the call into a song called “Faaip De Oiad.” There’s something about this one that sort of messes with me if I listen to it long enough. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Bill Fisher I find myself listening the most discordant, horrible sounds because my usual tastes may cause me to think of old friends, old activities and I end up reminiscing more than working. Amorphis Books read 2016 The screaming, oh the screaming. This burst of energy means my backlog of books to discuss is about to become not so backed or logged. There’s just something very creepy and intense knowing that you may be listening to a coded order for a spy to kill an enemy agent or to take the cyanide pill. Books read 2012 Chris Mikul Good luck to you if you have, because it means that you have managed to avoid more or less everything that life has to throw at you, but don’t try to make me feel morally or intellectually inferior.”. The Alan Vega 70th Birthday Limited Edition EP Series featured two versions of "Frankie Teardrop". ( Log Out / Hank Kirton Much of the this song is distressing, especially the line, “Our bones won’t grow in the dirt.” That was enough on its own to be unsettling, but then I looked up the band and found this video. Author Nick Hornby wrote an excellent essay about this song in his book “Songbook” where he advised: “Me, I need no convincing that life is scary. Underworld Amusements Nothing? While your typical death metal band would go into graphic detail about the murders, “Frankie Teardrop” provides very minimal detail about what happens. And then there is the always horrifying “Frankie Teardrop” by Suicide. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sarah Proud and Tall Consumed and Judged The frightening nature of the song gave birth to a recurring segment on comedian Tom Scharpling's long-running weekly call-in radio program The Best Show, which is named "The Frankie Teardrop Challenge". jump to content. Is the victim a girl or a boy? Books read 2011 My son has been diagnosed with a severe disability, and I don’t know what the future holds for him … So … please forgive me if I don’t want to hear ‘Frankie Teardrop’ right now. Callers regularly phone in to recount their experiences attempting the challenge, with very few listers completing all 10 minutes and 26 seconds of the song. And again, for whatever reason, there is something about this noise that is troubling to me. Authors A-Z  Bruce Springsteen cited the song as an influence on his album Nebraska. Jon Konrath The relentless drum machine. I found this one several pages back on a Google search for “horrible noise.” I’m not really into noise rock so that may explain why this has been out for two years and I never heard of it until recently. Singer Alan Vega's "dark, inhuman screams" add to the claustrophobic nature of the piece. Beginning in around 2013, Scharpling challenged fans of the show to listen to the song on headphones as loudly as possible, at nighttime and while alone, in the most creatively terrifying situations that they can think of. Anything? edit subscriptions. The musical backing on the song is sparse, featuring just a simple keyboard riff, drum machine, and the vocal line, creating a chilling atmosphere. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. The fact that the lyrics and music are so minimal is a reduction of dark ideas into their evil essence. I Die : You Die When that gets tiring, I listen to the Siberian Sounds of Hell. Andersen Prunty Ann Sterzinger The Church of the Cosmic Skull Anyone who has ever listened to Art Bell knows of them. If I run an errand, I need a nap and a diet soda upon waking. Books read 2017 , Alan Vega 70th Birthday Limited Edition EP Series, "Suicide (first album) review on Allmusic", "The Story of Suicide's 'Frankie Teardrop,' the Most Terrifying Song Ever", 13 More of the Creepiest Pieces of Music Ever Recorded, Ever, Eight Songs That Are Genuinely Terrifying (But Still Incredible): The Cure, R.E.M., and more, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frankie_Teardrop&oldid=988112004, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 November 2020, at 04:05. "Frankie Teardrop" is a song by Suicide from the band's acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in 1977. Books read 2010, Movies watched 2019 This one is gory as hell so if you are easily freaked out by such things, don’t watch. I will have book content Monday – a discussion of Wrath James White’s Population Zero – but until I post it, I want to discuss the music/noises I have been obsessed with lately. Movies watched 2017, Adam Gorightly The strange thing about this song is how little is expressed in the lyrics. Adapted from the Suicide liner notes. Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows  Pitchfork cited it as "[The track that] gets most of the ink" in terms of critical acclaim, and jokingly as "Taxi Driver: The Musical" when citing the album Suicide in its 100 Greatest ’70s Albums list. Please share with me the music that helps you work, the music that terrifies you or the music that fills you with nauseated dread. Change ). The track has received critical attention due to both its disturbing nature (Nick Hornby in his book 31 Songs described it as something you would listen to "Only once"), and for its political viewpoint, which Allmusic described as "more literally and poetically political than the work of bands who wore their radical philosophies on their sleeve". Index of Odd Books How long was he or she held in captivity, because the smeared make-up and dirty socks convey the idea of a lengthy abduction. Then there is this little gem. Wormwoodiana  Scharpling also often works elements of "Frankie Teardrop" into experimental improvisational sound collages that he regularly creates on-air. Even though I am 100% in agreement with Hornby, I’m not quite ready to dismiss “Frankie Teardrop.” Let’s just say that it’s a song I greatly admire, but can only listen to every couple of years.
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