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Firefly-ish music

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UPDATED: Tuesday, March 7, 2006 06:25
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Saturday, February 18, 2006 8:32 AM

ELDERELEMENTALEVIL


Hey all, I was wondering if any of you knew of any music similar to certain songs from the Firefly soundtrack such as Big Bar Fight. Instrumental Westernish stuff. Any leads?


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Saturday, February 18, 2006 8:34 AM

DOG13000


I too am looking for stuff of the sort...

"Someone Ever Tries to Kill You, You Try and Kill Em' Right Back"

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Saturday, February 18, 2006 9:05 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Well I don't have any specific recomendations but if you look in the bluegrass section of the music store you probably won't be disapointed. Actually most stores probably don't have a seperate section for bluegrass so look for a clerk who doesn't stare at you funny when you ask for it and take their advice.

David

"A lot of people are asking me, you know, what exactly is Firefly? It's a tv show you morons!" - Joss Whedon

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Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:52 PM

DEADLYUNPREDICTABLEMIDGET


Check out the soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch movie DEAD MAN by Neil Young. Nice mellow instrumental western stuff, bit sad sounding though.


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Thursday, February 23, 2006 9:02 PM

DERANGEDMILK


Hell Yes! The Dead Man soundtrack is amazing(only fitting for one of the most amazing westerns ever made!).
Might get a little old after awhile, not as much variety as the Firefly soundtrack, but still really good music.
-e

"Storms getting worse."
"We'll pass through it soon enough."

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Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:19 PM

DINKY


If you play BF2, and if you Lose as the USA... That loser music REALLY reminds me of the Firefly theme song.... :P

"Th3re !s n0 spo0Ne." -The Matricks

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Friday, February 24, 2006 1:48 AM

SUPERMERCADO


It's not really like Big Bar Fight, but I've found that Nickel Creek's stuff sounds a bit like the theme song. Someone mentioned bluegrass; Nickel Creek is considered a contemporary bluegrass band and is worth checking out, I think.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 1:57 AM

AGIRLYMAN


"Out of Gas" music, moves me to no end, I need that soundtrack!

AM I NOT MERCIFUL?!?!?!?

Tee Hee

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Friday, February 24, 2006 3:17 AM

NUCLEARDAY


Not quite a perfect fit every time, but Leo Kotke's got some good guitar-strumming fingers.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 6:40 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


I've been working on my own list of songs that would seem to fit in the Firefly 'verse, some for their sound, some for their content, and some for both. Here's a few that struck me as 'verse-worthy:

I'll Fly Away - Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits (Think of the Battle of
Serenity Valley)
Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch (Great song for Simon!)
Big Sky Country - Chris Whitley
Windfall - Son Volt
All The Pretty Horses - Calexico
Heroes - David & David
Friend Of The Devil - Lyle Lovett
Southbound Again - Dire Straits
The Devil's Right Hand - Steve Earle
Living With The Law - Chris Whitley
Tear Stained Eye - Son Volt
Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

The only one that's really an instrumental is "Sleepwalk"; it doesn't so much fit the western-y theme of the show, it just makes me think of being "out in the black", as do most of the others listed. "Into the Mystic" doesn't really "fit", either, but just makes me think of being in the 'verse. 'Course, these days, MOST things make me think 'versally...

Mike

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Friday, February 24, 2006 6:54 AM

FLACO


There are two CDs by the Irish group The Chieftains:

Down the Old Plank Road and Further Down the Old Plank Road.

Both feature old time American music with their own brand of Celtic tossed in for a great sound. Great guest artists on both as well.


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Friday, February 24, 2006 7:37 AM

JINGTSAI


Nickel Creek's music is recorded and distributed by a company called Sugar Hill Records, which is just down the road from me in Durham, North Carolina. Sugar Hill has a lot of Bluegrass artists in their catalog, so you might find it worth while to check out their website:

http://www.sugarhillrecords.com/

JingTsai

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Friday, March 3, 2006 2:00 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Well... CRAP. I was listening to local radio today, and heard they were hosting a tribute concert for Chris Whitley, benefiting his daughter Trixie. I had that sinking feeling that something wasn't right. When I got home, I did a Google search, and found out the sad news: Chris Whitley died on November 20, 2005, of lung cancer. He was 45.

Really bums me out. He was one of the first live acts I went to see when I hit Austin back in '91. I'd heard a couple tunes on the radio, loved them, and wanted to go see him play. My wife and I got tickets to see him at the Back Room, and we were just blown away. The club was known more as a heavy metal venue, but Chris didn't fit that mold at all. Closer to alt-country or folk, if anything.

Now I'll feel an even closer kinship between his music and Firefly; both were gone far too early, and neither got anywhere near the recognition they deserved. :(

Mike

A baby seal walks into a club...

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Friday, March 3, 2006 2:18 PM

MATTCOZ


Also you should check out the music of Sonny Rhodes, his voice will be awfully familiar.

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Friday, March 3, 2006 3:00 PM

SERGEANTX


Strength in Numbers - "The Telluride Sessions"

I wonder sometimes if Edmonson wasn't inpsired the by this album. The similarities are remarkable. Really beautiful music.

SergeantX

"Dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, cause dreamers always chase but never get it." Aesop Rock

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Friday, March 3, 2006 3:14 PM

STDOUBT


Not to hijack the thread but...
These guys are worth a serious mention:
I just bought "On the Drift" woot!

http://cdbaby.com/cd/bedlambards/from/celtic/

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Friday, March 3, 2006 3:20 PM

AKUKODOGO


Me too, this is the only place, apart from the discs that I have heard a rendition of The Hero of Canton.
Now quietly waits beside the letter box for 7 days till they come.

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Friday, March 3, 2006 3:44 PM

KAYWINNETLEEFRYE


hia guys, i just found this awesome site where you can download the themesong for free!! If your interested here's the link:

http://www.mp3-center.org/download_mp3/Serenity/Firefly%20Main%20Theme
/9363340

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Monday, March 6, 2006 7:42 AM

BROWNCOATRECRUITER


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
I've been working on my own list of songs that would seem to fit in the Firefly 'verse, some for their sound, some for their content, and some for both. Here's a few that struck me as 'verse-worthy:

I'll Fly Away - Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits (Think of the Battle of
Serenity Valley)
Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch (Great song for Simon!)
Big Sky Country - Chris Whitley
Windfall - Son Volt
All The Pretty Horses - Calexico
Heroes - David & David
Friend Of The Devil - Lyle Lovett
Southbound Again - Dire Straits
The Devil's Right Hand - Steve Earle
Living With The Law - Chris Whitley
Tear Stained Eye - Son Volt
Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

The only one that's really an instrumental is "Sleepwalk"; it doesn't so much fit the western-y theme of the show, it just makes me think of being "out in the black", as do most of the others listed. "Into the Mystic" doesn't really "fit", either, but just makes me think of being in the 'verse. 'Course, these days, MOST things make me think 'versally...

Mike




This is a great list! However, I would certainly add Chris Isaak's amazing song "Graduation Day" to this list. It's a perfect fit for the rest of these and can be found on the film soundtrack to the Ted Demme film "Beautiful Girls" and elsewhere I'm sure.

"...there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people." -Mal

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Monday, March 6, 2006 7:10 PM

DEADLYUNPREDICTABLEMIDGET


Ozric Tentacles - Space rock with a deep influenceof world music mixed in. Half their stuff is not in the Firefly vein, but the stuff that is nails it (except for the western influence)especially the exotic cultural melting pot thing.

Here are some Firefly-ish examples:
http://members.cox.net/cosmicgoof/radio/Ozric%20Tentacles%20-%20Saucer
s-0.mp3

http://members.cox.net/cosmicgoof/radio/Ozric%20Tentacles%20-%20Mae%20
Hong%20Song-0.mp3

http://members.cox.net/cosmicgoof/radio/Ozric%20Tentacles%20-%20Half%2
0Light%20In%20Thillai-0.mp3

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Monday, March 6, 2006 7:15 PM

MATTCOZ


Quote:

Originally posted by KaywinnetLeeFrye:
hia guys, i just found this awesome site where you can download the themesong for free!!

You can get it at Sonny Rhodes' MySpace site as well.

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Monday, March 6, 2006 7:53 PM

CEDRIC


Besides bluegrass, ask for southern rock at your local music store. I was jamming with a guy recently, and we were rockin' out to "Can't You See (What This Woman is Doin' to Me)" and one of my buddies pointed out that the chord progression is very similar to the Firefly theme song. I briefly considered a filk along the lines of "can't you see what the spaceship's doin' to me," but I lay down until the feeling went away.

Cedric

"Some things stay with you, 'til the day you die."
On the Drift: Music Inspired by Firefly and Serenity, now on sale at
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bedlambards/from/celtic

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Monday, March 6, 2006 10:07 PM

GRIFFIN


And, in case you didn't catch the latest Signal podcast, be sure to check out "In My Sky" at:

< http://www.sheenaharden.com/springbok/music.shtml>

It's an incrediblely well done tribute song that would make an awesome theme for the Big Damn Sequel!

You've got the light...from the console...keep you, lift you up. They shine like...little angels...zzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2006 5:15 AM

DOFFE



A bit off the main theme.

I think Pink Floyd, "Learning to Fly" would fit into the mood of the show quite nicely. What do You think ?

Keep flying.
Doffe.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2006 5:25 AM

FIREFLY001


Treetop Flyer by Stephen Stills, fits the them of Firefly quite well.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2006 6:25 AM

OTMA


A few things I can think of right now:
Cat Power - Moon Pix
Emmylou Harris - Spyboy
Joe Strummer - "Walker" soundtrack
Stevie Nicks - Landslide
Amelia Royko - Pinnafore (local Madison artist)
Patti Smith - Jubilee
John Lennon - Working Class Hero
Eagles - Desperado (think Mal/Inara)

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