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I'm looking for songs that are reminiscent of carnival songs. Darker/metal songs would be preferred. I'm trying to see how people have accomplished the sound.

An example of the kinda stuff I'm looking for: "They're Not Horses They're Unicorns" by Bayside.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a7M4U6F3t4

Anyone know any good "carnival-sounding" songs?

PS. Yes, I realize a lot of the songs you post will be actually carnival songs. Hahahilarious
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sW0AqrnmQI

short little tune from The Who's Tommy, written and sung be Mr. Keith Moon himself
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Psyclon Nine - Parasitic

Sounds like an evil circus.
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Harmonic minor on an organ. Any organ will do. Maybe a little bit of 3/4, BITCH.
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"****ing Americans... You think you're so cool"

I love that song.
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A lot of things from Man Man.

One part of Haven't You Heard by Jeff Buckley i always imagine that the final product would have sounded circus-ish.

Being for the benefit of mr kite from the beatles
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Maybe Merry Go Round- Motley Crue. Always reminds me of Carousels at least.
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The instrumental parts in Cemetery polka by Tom Waits remind me a bit of carnival music.
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Check out Leon Russell's album Carney. He is an incredible piano player/song writer/singer, and the whole album sounds is so carney it's corney. (Yeah I went there)
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Thank you good kind people for your suggestions. I'm mostly trying to see how people approached the sound in their song, whether the carnival music was the song, or just hidden in it, or based around it, or whatev.

Anymore, if you so will.
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Thank you good kind people for your suggestions. I'm mostly trying to see how people approached the sound in their song, whether the carnival music was the song, or just hidden in it, or based around it, or whatev.

Anymore, if you so will.

You Can't Kill Michael Malloy by The Spent Poets (which also appears on Primus' first album) comes to mind. Coattails of a Dead Man by Primus also has carnival themes, and is a waltz with the whole Im-V chord progression (not sure I wrote that write at all) which I think is a part of it. I've never really thought about what makes it "carnival".

Listen to the Rain Dogs album by Tom Waits, since that sort of theme comes up a bit, as it does in other Waits works, it's just that album comes to mind.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sW0AqrnmQI

short little tune from The Who's Tommy, written and sung be Mr. Keith Moon himself

Good pick, but Pete wrote and sang on it. Keith only sang it in the movie and sometimes live.
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Alabama Song (whiskey bar) by the Doors
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I love the proggy to reggae to carnival ending of Universal Minds by LTE.

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I am disappointed no one has mentioned Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite yet. John read the lyrics off of a poster for a circus!
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