I'm Going Slightly Mad (CD)

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Music from the dark side of the mind.

Perhaps a level of lunacy is prerequisite when attempting a career in the often less than sane world of song-composition, and when subject matter overlaps with the darker personality traits, the creative process can bring about some truly disturbing results. This extraordinary collection brings together 29 of the most disturbed songs ever written. With the sub-texts ranging from the effects of too much stimulant ('Speed Crazy' by Slick Slavin), all the way to the darkest subject of all, the taking of one's own life, as represented here on Billie Holiday's frightening 'Gloomy Sunday' and on the somewhat more tongue in cheek, 'Suicide' from Louie Innis, or 'the rockin' but dour 'I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself' by Buddy Knox. The cause of more mental imbalance than any other - the loss of love - is of course given much coverage here too, and while not the comfiest listen, this eclectic collection of tracks also serves as a reminder that there's always someone worse off than yourself.

Track Listing

    • Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra - I'm Nuts About Screwy Music
    • Billie Holiday - Gloomy Sunday
    • Betty Hutton - I've Got Bluebirds In My Belfry
    • Beatrice Kay with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra - Hooray, Hooray, I'm Going Away
    • Betty Hutton - Blow A Fuse (Its Oh So Quiet)
    • Annie Ross - Twisted
    • Dinah Washington - New Blowtop Blues
    • Johnnie Ray - Mountains In The Moonlight
    • The Tibbs Brothers - I'm Going Crazy
    • Redd Foxx - It's Fun To Be Libing In The Crazy House
    • Mose Allison - Lost Mind
    • Jack Turner - Nightmare
    • Slick Slavin - Speed Crazy
    • Little Walter - Crazy Mixed Up World
    • The Zanies - Mad Scientist
    • The Mighty Sparrow - The Mad Bomber
    • William Penix - Dig That Crazy Driver
    • Little Willie John - Spasms
    • Bo Diddley - Crackin' Up
    • Eddie Cochran - Nervous Breakdown
    • Lenny Bruce - Psychopathia Sexualis
    • Buddy Knox - I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself
    • James Brown - I'll Go Crazy
    • Diana Dors - Crazy He Calls Me
    • Woody Leafer - There Are Drums In My Typewriter
    • The Creed Taylor Orchestra - You're Driving Me Crazy
    • Bobby Hendricks - Psycho
    • Patsy Cline - Crazy

    Additional Details

    Label: Chrome Dreams

    Genre: Pop/Rock

    Run Time: 78 mins

    Release Date: 03/08/11

    UPC: 823564618128

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