Lately I’ve been changing the channel on my XM radio from my usual 80s to the “alternative” channel. I discovered all but the first of these songs there. I was turned on to the first song on the list by my amazing, talented, sweet, 18-year-old step brother who played a version of it for me on my dad’s guitar a few weeks ago. It’s definitely the most mellow of the bunch. I tried to put them in an order that wouldn’t be too bizarre if you listened straight through. What they share is an ability to get lodged in my head for days at a time.
A bit of trivia: the woman singing in the Puscifer song is Milla Jovovich, the model/actor who held the fate of the world in her hands in the movie The Fifth Element (which I hated the first time I saw it, and loved the second and third!).
And, yes, I’ve noticed that several of these songs have sickness and/or death as the theme. No, I’m not sick or depressed — I just think they rock. But thanks for your concern. ;-)