Friday, August 08, 2008

Bitter Music

I am making a mixed cd for a recently single friend. She's into hard rock, skulls and leather, and is waffling out of the "righteous anger" phase into the "I sent him an email" phase and we're hoping to get past this part and into the "what did I see in him anyways?" phase sooner rather than later.

While noodling around on the intertoobs for song ideas, I came across this: Cold and Bitter, which ends with this paragraph:

"Full of Grace - Sarah McLachlan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
No matter how badly your relationship turned out, it's unlikely that your lover lost his soul, became a vicious killer, tried to send the world spinning into hell, then regained his soul moments before you had to impale him on a sword to save the universe. Lost and broken, Buffy wanders away from her hometown of Sunnydale at the end of Season Two, taking a bus to Los Angeles as this tearjerking song plays - "I know I can love you much better than this..." Yeah, I think you probably could. Just don't stab him this time."

Made me giggle.

So, here's the tentative song list:
Bloodletting - Concrete Blonde
Who Knew - Pink
Not a Pretty Girl - Ani DiFranco
Thorn in my Side - Eurythmics
I Don't Care - Apocalyptica feat. Adam Gontier
Pain - Four Star Mary
Laid - James
Ballad for Dead Friends - Dashboard Prophets
Hate Me - Blue October
Juke-Joint Jezebel - KMFDM
Wearing Me Down - Dashboard Prophets
Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
Machinehead - Bush
Everybody Knows - Concrete Blonde
What I Did For Love - Me First and the Gimme Gimme's
Time of Your Life - Green Day

I deliberately left out stuff like "You Oughta Know" because she's already got that one and similar songs on a different "Bitter" compilation I made for another friend a couple of years back, and I'm aiming for this to be on the harder side of things, Eurythmics and Ani DiFranco notwithstanding.

So, any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

"Animal I've Become" by Three Days Grace always makes me feel better, but not sure it is a "get the hell outta my head so I can get over you" kind of song ...

Anonymous said...

No suggestions, but if I ever divorce Mike, I'm calling you for the soundtrack.

CosmicAvatar said...

Angry and bitter hard rock. OK.

"Breath" - Breaking Benjamin
"Deceiver" - Disturbed
"Feel This" - Outspoken
"So Far Away" - Crossfade
"Another Hole In The Head" - Nickelback
"Break Me Down" - Seether
"With This Knife" - Smile Empty Soul
"Let It Die" - Three Days Grace
"In Due Time" - Submersed
"Break Me Down" - Alter Bridge
"U" - Edgewater

Some of this is going into alt metal territory, but if your friend is into skulls and leather, I can see her liking some of this as well... ;)

Leone said...

Something by the YeahYeahYeahs on their 'Fever to Tell' album. Um... 'Man' is a good one but you've listed most of what I would recommend!

jenn said...

I was here to mention ani - but you have her listed already.

Concrete Blond is an excellent choice as well. The entire Dilate Album by Ani is good.

And when she is ready, you can just send her a single copy of Joyful Girl.