Re: Number19's Song History
275: Film Noir
song: Crime Scene Part One
artist: The Afghan Whigs
album: Black Love
When The Afghan Whigs signed their major label deal, frontman Greg Dulli had a clause written in that he could make a movie ŕ la Prince. Things happened so that movie never came to fruition. But Dulli has always had a cinematic view for his music and The Whigs 1996 album Black Love is an aural film. The genre of film it fits into is certainly film noir. I had no choice but to take a song off that album. I chose track one. For me this beginning is better than most movies for setting the scene. And to bring another medium in, when the lyrics come in, they are better than the beginnings of most novels.
Film noir requires three things: a city, darkside of human nature, and the femme fatale.
The City: the sound of the train entering the station followed by the Dulli's sauntering guitar "bathe my path in shining light/set the dials to thrill me"
Darkside of human nature: Dulli's career is resides here. "Every secret has it's price/this one's set to kill"
femme fatale: as this is the lead track on the album it is not obvious in this song, but the lyric "a lie, the truth/which one should I use?" are used again on track 4 of Black Love. That song starts with the lyric "My lust it ties me up in chains/my skin catches fire at the mention of you name." The femme fatale has very much been established. Track one knows she will be there and tellingly the "should" in the opening scene has changed to "shall" for track 4.
12 - The Crow, Silent Bird, Adam
8 - Laurent Moy
7 - Random Run
2 - Zvonarevarulz, Leif
1 - Beat, Sam L
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Greg Dulli has always been a polarizing figure, so tying for most first place votes yet finishing outside the top 10 wasn't a surprise.
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Kristýna Plíková ˇ Andrea Petković ˇ Karolina Plíková
Last edited by Number19; Jul 6th, 2019 at 09:03 PM.