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Firefly-esque music out there?

POSTED BY: JUGGERNAUT
UPDATED: Saturday, January 14, 2006 17:00
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Friday, January 13, 2006 6:19 PM

JUGGERNAUT


Hey all,

Just wondering: Anyone had any luck finding music that smacks of Firefly? In desperate attempts to quell my jones, I pulled down a bunch of Civil War music, but that didn't really cut it.

Anybody heard anything else that foots the bill?

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Friday, January 13, 2006 6:26 PM

JUBELLATE


Hey Juggernaut,

I reccomend you listen to Browncoat radio from misteruniverse

www.misteruniverse.net

He's got a full playlist of stuff that is Fireflyesque.

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. – H.L. Mencken

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Friday, January 13, 2006 6:41 PM

JONESRA


Definitely check out http://www.misteruniverse.net/

Excellent mix of Fireflyesque music.

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Friday, January 13, 2006 6:47 PM

AURAPTOR

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Since the Firefly stuff by Greg Edmondson is a blend of Chinese and Old Western sound, it's hard to find anything that really fits the bill. I did find a track on one of the 12 Girls Band - Eastern Energy - that sounded like it could have come from a Firefly episode. Track 5, or there abouts.

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Friday, January 13, 2006 7:23 PM

MISTERUNIVERSE


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Since the Firefly stuff by Greg Edmondson is a blend of Chinese and Old Western sound, it's hard to find anything that really fits the bill. I did find a track on one of the 12 Girls Band - Eastern Energy - that sounded like it could have come from a Firefly episode. Track 5, or there abouts.

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "



That track and dozens others from 12 girls band are in heavy rotation here at Browncoat Radio. Absolutely one of our most favorite bands.

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Friday, January 13, 2006 7:53 PM

LAWLER


The Deadwood soundtrack (HBO Series) puts me in a Firefly mood. It is available on Amazon.

See more about Deadwood here: [url] http://www.hbo.com/deadwood/?ntrack_para1=leftnav_category0_show1 [/url]



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Friday, January 13, 2006 8:11 PM

SERGEANTX


There's so much really good music out there. I cringe everytime I hear someone say they don't like country music, because almost invariably they're talking about the crap that gets played on the radio. Don't think for minute that the cream rises to the top when it comes to pop music, country or otherwise, you have to dig for it. If you like the sounds of the music on Firefly, look for underground country stuff anywhere you can find it. Neko Case, Whiskeytown, Jeff Black, Uncle Tupelo, Waco Brothers, Handsome Family - a few names to get you started.

If you like the instrumental stuff, I'd recommend a fantastic album by an ad hoc group of legendary studio musicians called "Strength in Numbers". Look for "The Telluride Sessions". The band features Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Edger Meyer and Mark O'Conner. It's really beautiful stuff that brings in a lot world music influence similar to stuff on Firefly. They're all virtuoso musicians to boot. I saw them play live 16+ years ago (with a very young Alison Krauss opening up for them), fantastic show.

I found this link if anyone is interested in sampling:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000006EJJ/102-2036359-2860149?v=glan
ce&n=5174


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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Saturday, January 14, 2006 4:04 AM

DONCOAT


Someone in an earlier thread on this topic recommended Nickel Creek as being rather Firefly-esque. They play a blend of bluegrass and other styles.

I picked up their first album and like it very much. I'll probably end up buying the rest of their catalog.

It's not quite the same as Edmondson's score (for instance, there's little or no world-music influence), but shares some similarities.

There's one song on the album that reminds me of Firefly in a different way: emotional impact. "The Hand Song" chokes me up every time, just as certain parts of Firefly/Serenity do.


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Saturday, January 14, 2006 4:08 AM

GIXXER


You have to put yourself in the position of someone who has never seen any Firefly, and listen to me as a Browncoat intent on converting you. OK?

Go and get "Exile on Coldharbour Lane" by Alabama 3 (they go by A3 in the US). Listen, get hooked and get their other stuff. Even listening to Eileen Rose on backing vocals made me go and get all her stuff. And she is good.

What I'm trying to get across here is something that is in the Firefly league. Dark, dead funny when it feels like it, and at the top of their game in all departments. There is a real attention to detail that gives you a CD without a duff track on it that you can, my hand to God, Geese, listen to again and again.

You have real pianos, and what sound to me like vintage synths. You know, Minimoogs and such with that big fat sound that storms out of your speakers and pins you to the opposite wall.

They range between a John Prine cover, of all things, to a just cataclysmic ride with Test Department guesting on hitting things.

The only thing you might have heard by them is "Woke Up This Morning" from The Sopranos. Tip of the iceberg, mate. Tip of the iceberg. You got sweet pretty acid-house country gospel music all night long. Another description (of a gig) I liked was "O Brother, Where Art Thou? meets Trainspotting" and I ain't even sure if she meant the band or the audience...

What I'm trying to get across here is something that you need to hear, and are guaranteed to love, and it's important to me that you do both. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Exactly.

G

Hell, you don't wanna listen to me. Here's some other folks' opinions...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/B000005ZL1/ref=dp_na
v_1/002-1756625-8720014?%5Fencoding=UTF8&n=5174&s=music





All I got is a compromise and a bag full of alibis
as empty as the bottle of whiskey in my shaking hands.

(Peace in the Valley)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 6:37 AM

JUGGERNAUT


Wow... all greaet suggestions. Looks like I've got some listenin' to do today!

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 7:05 AM

HUMBUG


Have you heard of a BRILLIANT British artist - Lucie Silvas?

I saw here live about three of months ago....... around the time Firefly was out in cinemas....... and her song, Nothing Else Matters, reminds me of the music in Serenity (BDM). Check out the lyrics .....

So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know

You can find mp3 downloads on the net!!!

I was thinking it could be made into a fanvid about Zoe and her relationship with Wash and with Mal. They're all that matters to her......

If any one wants to take up this idea, just send me a message.....

Humbug

"You know what the first rule of flying is?... Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home." Mal, BDM

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 7:38 AM

JUBELLATE


The looks like a cover of Metallica's song

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 7:51 AM

HUMBUG


Quote:

Originally posted by JubelLate:
The looks like a cover of Metallica's song



Yeah, it is, but in Lucie Silvas' version of "Nothing Else Matters" the arrangement is so like the music Serenity........

I think of Zoe and Wash everytime I hear it!!!

Humbug

"You know what the first rule of flying is?... Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home." Mal, BDM

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 8:30 AM

DRACE


hey! this might sound a mite weird but as soon as I heard Blaze of Glory by Bon Jovi I immediatly thought of Firefly. Go listen to it! Hope this helps!

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 8:44 AM

JUGGERNAUT


Wow -- SergeantX-- you nailed it with that "Strength in Numbers" album. It's on iTunes, and I'm pulling it down now!

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:51 AM

SHINYDS


Well, I think I may have found some good music. And the musician (Mickey Cochran) who plays it should be hired as part of the sequel movie's/sequal series' score (in my opinion). And if you don't believe me, just try muting the bar fight scene from The Train Job or the escape from the reavers in Serenity, and play this music. Not perfect (because it wasn't tailored specifically for it), but the tempo and the flavor fit well. Like a nice juicy stake with A1...but no time to get into that now. Anyway, here's a link to some of the music. These are my favorites...
http://www.folkofthewood.com/page1897.htm
http://www.folkofthewood.com/page1898.htm
I have a dobro, but it's a roundneck, like this one...
http://www.folkofthewood.com/page349.htm
And I can't play anywhere near that good. This is what inspired me to get one, though. Hope you all enjoy the tunes.

--SDS

P.S.: Anyone interested, can check out others here
http://www.folkofthewood.com/page319.htm

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 4:34 PM

UNREGISTEREDCOMPANION


For some reason, the soundtrack from "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" puts me in a Firefly mood.

Especially this track...

IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW (The Soggy Bottom Boys )

I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob
Who used to steal gamble and rob
He thought he was the smartest guy in town
But I found out last Monday
That Bob got locked up Sunday
They've got him in the jailhouse way down town
He's in the jailhouse now he's in the jailhouse now
I told him once or twice quit playin' cards and shootin' dice
He's in the jailhouse now

Yodel...

He played a game called poker pinoccle with Dan Yoker
But shooting dice was his greatest game
Now he's downtown in jail nobody to go his bail
The judge done said that he refused a fine
He's in the jailhouse now he's in the jailhouse now
I told him once or twice quit playin' cards and shootin' dice
He's in the jailhouse now

I went out last Tuesday met a gal named Susie
Told her I was the swellest guy around
We started to spend my money
Then she started to call me honey
We took in every cabaret in town
We're in the jailhouse now
We're in the jailhouse now
I told the judge right to his face
We didn't like to see this place
We're in the jailhouse now

~~~~~
"Funny and sexy. You have no idea. And you never will."

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:00 PM

JUGGERNAUT


Riffing off what others have said, I did some hunting:

Jerry Douglas -- a great Dobro player -- has got some GREAT stuff. His instrumental work really hits that Firefly vibe. Some of it is overproduced, and some of it under, but there's a sweet spot that really resonates. If you're an iTunes junkie, it's definitely worth pulling up in the music store to sample some tracks; the guy's got at least four albums up there.

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