#1
How many songs can the Pit think of that rock, roll, bang or flow that were also inspired by books/short stories? Thrree bids I'm making are Layla and I Am Yours by Derek and the Dominos, and The Wizard by Black Sabbath.
#2
Praxis' "Interworld and the New Innocence" (possibly) based off Neil Gaiman's Interworld
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#3
You Got A Death Wish, Johnny Truant? and The Hol[ ]y Tape by The Fall Of Troy

edit: both inspired by House Of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
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You Got A Death Wish, Johnny Truant? and The Hol[ ]y Tape by The Fall Of Troy

edit: both inspired by House Of Leaves by Mark Danielewski

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D8fHZMi9lE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NRE7pIdXD8
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#6
damn juturna is my favorite circa survive album, how could i forget that one


never heard the snowing song tho

edit: holy shit bob that snowing song

is all their stuff that good?

edit2: it is

everybody listen to snowing
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#7
Becoming the Archetype's album Dichotomy is entirely based off one of C. S. Lewis's sci-fi novels, if I remember correctly.

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yup
#8
Rise Against's song Survivor Guilt has a little bit of influence from Joseph Heller's Catch 22. They quote part of the movie into the song (this is the book quote):

"America is not going to be destroyed " he shouted passionately.
"Never?" prodded the old man softly. "Well..." Nately faltered.
The old man laughed indulgently, holding in check a deeper, more explosive delight. His goading remained gentle. "Rome was destroyed, Greece was destroyed, Persia was destroyed, Spain was destroyed. All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours? How much longer do you really think your own country will last? Forever? Keep in mind that the earth itself is destined to be destroyed by the sun in twenty-five million years or so."

It's one of my favorite parts of the book seeing this old man screwing around with this soldier's beliefs.
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#9
I think a bunch of Rush songs were inspired by books, but I'm not positive.
#11
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damn juturna is my favorite circa survive album, how could i forget that one


never heard the snowing song tho

edit: holy shit bob that snowing song

is all their stuff that good?

edit2: it is

everybody listen to snowing

lol what's with you guys not having heard snowing before

dead and i were just saying we wish their full-length (that song) was as good as **** your emotional bullshit



ot: not really a book but milo's Concerning The Dream Tigers I Have Seen is based on a Borges writing

http://miloraps.bandcamp.com/track/concerning-the-dream-tigers-i-have-seen-for-borges
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#12
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Wait, I thought Layla was inspired by George Harrison's wife?


For the most part, you're correct. But the name came from an old Arabic book called Layla and the Madman that was given to Clapton by a friend. He found the story about forbidden love mirrored his life and we got arguably his best guitar work from it. The lyrics for "I Am Yours" off the album is actually a poem from the book that the band put music to.
#13
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#15
The Stranger is one of my favorite novels, and I really, really like The Cure. I thought of lending my copy of Camus to my workplace's communal library, but then I thought "uhhhhh, what's the point of helping other people? What's the point of anything?"

Heart of Darkness by Arch Enemy shares its name with my #1 favorite novel, but it sounds like any other Arch Enemy song because they all sound the same.

Sexy Results by Death From Above 1979 is based on a Simpsons quote...and that's all I can think of now.
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#17
Scarecrow - Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett is about the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz I think.
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane - Alice in Wonderland
Lost Art of Murder - Babyshambles - Some Agatha Christie book. Can't remember which one.
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#18
For Whom the Bell Tolls
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#19
The Doors.


Yeah yeah the band but I'm sure jim wrote about thomas the tank engine or green eggs and ham.
#21
Pretty much all of Coheed and Cambria's music is based on the comic book/ graphic novel that the lead singer writes.

Iron Maiden's Out of the Silent Planet and Brave New World
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Book of shadows 2?
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#23
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You Got A Death Wish, Johnny Truant? and The Hol[ ]y Tape by The Fall Of Troy

edit: both inspired by House Of Leaves by Mark Danielewski


Came here to say this. Also I believe that the 'last march if the ents' was based on lord of the rings which was a book so maybe that counts.
#24
A lot of Led Zeppelin's music was inspired by Tolkien
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#25
Mike oldfield's The songs of distant earth. An entire album inspired by the book with the same name.
#26
I'm partial to "I Am Dmitri Karamazov and the World is my Father" by Protest the Hero. Kind of biased though, since The Brothers Karamazov is one of my favorite books.
#27
For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Roses are red
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Omae wa mou
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#29
Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Iron Maiden is basically a plot synopsis of the short story of the same name
#32
I guess wichever you think the best song by Blind Guardian is. Im gonna go with Ride into obsession or wheel of time, simply because the books were so awesome.
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#33
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I guess wichever you think the best song by Blind Guardian is. Im gonna go with Ride into obsession or wheel of time, simply because the books were so awesome.


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#34
"Strawberry Jam Delta-V" by Joe Satriani

based on a line from the Hyperion cantos by Dan Simmons
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#35
Any song by Summoning.
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