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* The band Killing Caulfield is a reference to the lead character in The Catcher in the Rye.

* The band Belle and Sebastian mention Catcher in the Rye in their song " Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie." The lyrics are as follows, " Give yourself up to the allure of/Catcher In The Rye."

* A song by the French/Swedish band Milkymee, "Make way for the mittens", refers to Salinger's book : "Beautifulest outsider alive like the Catcher in the Rye".

* A song by the Swedish band Komeda, "Catcher," refers to Holden Caulfield's fantasy. Lyrics include "Who will catch your fall? / Who will do it all?" and "There ain't no catcher in the rye." The song appears on the band's 2003 album Kokomemedada.

* UK Art Pop band Santa Carla released a song called "Catcher In The Rye" on their 2005 release Earworms. The song is about a fanatical stalker.

* American rock band Green Day's song "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" appears on their Kerplunk! album. The song is based on how frontman Billie Joe Armstrong could relate to the main character as an outcast.

* American punk band Screeching Weasel responded to the aforementioned Green Day song with the song "I wrote Holden Caulfield".

* New Jersey ska band Streetlight Manifesto reference both J. D. Salinger and Holden Caulfield in the song "Here's to Life" (track 8 on their debut CD Everything Goes Numb). The lyrics are: "Holden Caulfield is a friend of mine, we go drinking from time to time, and I find: it gets harder every time"; and then, further in the song, "Hey there Salinger what did you do, just when the world was looking to you, to write anything that meant anything, you told us you were through. And it's been years since you passed away, but I see no plaque and I see no grave, and I can't help believing, you wanted it that way."

* The Ataris' song "If You Really Want to Hear About It," from the 2001 album End is Forever, takes its title from the novel's opening sentence. The song's final lines paraphrase those of the book with the lyrics, "Don't ever tell anyone anything or else you'll wind up missing everybody." Several other specific references are made within the lyrics.

* In the 1990s, an alternative-pop band called The Caulfields released two records for A&M Records.

* Salinger's novel was mentioned in Billy Joel's hit single We Didn't Start The Fire in 1989: "Brando, The King and I, and The Catcher in the Rye."

* "William Holden Caulfield" is a track on Cereal Killers, the 1991 album by American indie rockers Too Much Joy. The song's title conflates the names of Salinger's protagonist and the actor William Holden, and the lyrics include the lines "I'm afraid of people who like Catcher in the Rye / Yeah, I like it too, but someone tell me why / People he'd despise say, 'I feel like that guy' / I don't wanna grow up, 'cause I don't wanna die."

* An unreleased Guns N' Roses song from the Chinese Democracy sessions is called "Catcher in the Rye" It was recently leaked in early March 2006 as a demo and features Brian May on guitar. The song is said to be about Mark David Chapman, murderer of John Lennon.

* A hardcore band from Huntington, West Virginia took over the name Holden Caulfield, and even goes so far as to use an image of J.D. Salinger on their CDs and other merchandise.

* On their album "Our Newest Album Ever!", ska band Five Iron Frenzy recorded a song called "Superpowers" in which a line goes "Sometimes I feel I'm Holden Caulfield, Sometimes Jack Kerouac"

* System of a Down's song Lost in Hollywood has been compared to the book in that it might be an allusion to Holden's disgust in DB's move to Hollywood to pursue his career. The song also uses the phrase "Phony people come to pray" to describe the crowd which comes with the city, a possible nod to Holden's well-known label.

* My Chemical Romance guitarist- Frank Iero's old band Pencey Prep named themselves after the infamous preparatory school from the book, as well as having a song called 'Secret Goldfish.'

* The Icelandic rap group Quarashi reference both Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and the anime show Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex simultaneously in their song "Weirdo." (see Television references, below)

* The French band Indochine made a song called Des Fleurs Pour Salinger (Flowers For Salinger)in which they present Salinger as trying to get away from the world's stupidity, and about the singer wanting to meet him. And can be found the famous lines "I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. I'd marry this girl, that was also deaf and mute [...] I'd live near the woods but not in the woods." In French : "Je ferais semblant d’être sourd-muet /Et j’épouserais cette fille /Sourde et muette /On vivra près d’un ruisseau, près des bois /Mais pas dans les bois..."

* The Andover, Massachusetts group Piebald performs a song called Holden Caulfield, including such lyrics as "where do the ducks go in the wintertime," and "put my hat on and get out of here."

* An unknown Singer/Songwriter by the name of Deaf/Mute, records music on cd and then tapes his recordings on the inside of the book in public libarys. The lyrics often cover the subject of struggling in conversation. The term death/mute is also used in the book; "I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. That way I wouldn't have to have any goddam stupid useless conversations with anybody."
im thinking the poem by robert frost about the road not taken. it talks about choosing paths which holden ultimately has to do
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im thinking the poem by robert frost about the road not taken. it talks about choosing paths which holden ultimately has to do

Weird, I thought about that too.
When I read that my freshman year we listened to "In The Flesh?" and "The Thin Ice" by Pink Floyd(or maybe it was just the second one). I don't remember the exact comparisons, but see if you can bring that in, cause that would rock.
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