Friday, May 21, 2010

BROMANTIC INTERLUDE #9, Part 2: The Hands That Threaten Doom

Everyone remembers phelpster (right), right? He swung by here last month to donate a fantastic Bromantic Interlude based around the concept of MURDER. Well, one post just wasn't enough to satiate phelpster's enthusiasm for said subject. Welcome to Murder 2.0.
Oh yeah, I should also mention that phelpster is curator of both The Manchester Morgue and Space Bastard!, and that if you don't read both of which on the regular, you are most likely an asshole. Asshole.

- Cobras

Phelpster here again with the sequel to Warning, Murder in Progress, I call it The Hands That Threaten Doom. Most sequels feel the need to outdo the original. Filling it with more explosions, more jive-talking racial stereotype robots, more evil usses. But I've actually went and made this one much more focused and less random. The music genres are still all over the map, but I've tried to make it stick closer to the murder theme. So these are all songs about people who have commited murder, (or in one song a person guilty of conspiracy to commit murder).

Church of Misery - I, Motherfucker

Klaatu - Mister Manson

Rammstein - Mein Teil

Dead Boys - Son of Sam

Swans - Killing For Company - Dennis Nilsen

Tormentor - Elizabeth Bathory

The Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes

Serial Killers - Heidnik's House of HOrrors

Sigh - In The Mind of a Lunatic - Jack the Ripper

Siousxie and the Banshees - Night Shift - Peter Sutcliffe

Alkaline Trio - Sadie

Green on Red - The Drifter

Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Open

Serge Gainsbourg et Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie and Clyde

Macabre - Holidays of Horror

Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

Melvins - Zodiac

Deeds of Flesh - Infecting Them With Falsehood

Monte Cazazza - Mary Bell

Below you will find the same track list, but after each track I've posted the name of the person(s) the song was written about, and a small summary about their crimes. Sure, everyone knows who Ted Bundy or Chuck Manson are, but some of these people aren't very well known so I've just done it for every track. All of the summaries are swiped directly from Wikipedia, so any inaccuracies are the fault of the respective Wikipedia posters.

Church of Misery - I, Motherfucker - Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy, born Theodore Robert Cowell (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989), was an American serial killer active between 1973 and 1978. He twice escaped from county jails before his final apprehension in February 1978. After more than a decade of vigorous denials, he eventually confessed to over 30 murders, although the actual total of victims remains unknown. Estimates range from 26 to over 100, the general estimate being 35. Typically, Bundy would bludgeon his victims, then strangle them to death. He also engaged in rape and necrophilia. Bundy was executed by electric chair for his last murder by the state of Florida in 1989.

Klaatu - Mister Manson - Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family (the "Family"), a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders, carried out by members of the group at his instruction. He was convicted of the murders themselves through the joint-responsibility rule, which makes each member of a conspiracy guilty of crimes his fellow conspirators commit in furtherance of the conspiracy's object.

Rammstein - Mein Teil - Armin Meiwes is a German man who achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim whom he had found via the Internet. After Meiwes and the victim jointly attempted to eat the victim's severed penis, Meiwes killed his victim and proceeded to eat a large amount of his flesh. Because of his deeds, Meiwes is also known as the Rotenburg Cannibal or Der Metzgermeister (The Master Butcher).

Dead Boys - Son of Sam - David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco; June 1, 1953), also known as Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer and arsonist whose crimes terrorized New York City from July 1976 until his arrest in August 1977.

Shortly after his arrest in August 1977, Berkowitz confessed to killing six people and wounding seven others in the course of eight shootings in New York between 1976 and 1977; he has been imprisoned for these crimes since 1977. Berkowitz subsequently claimed that he was commanded to kill by a demon who possessed his neighbor's dog.

Swans - Killing For Company - Dennis Andrew Nilsen (born 23 November 1945, Fraserburgh, Scotland) also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer and the Kindly Killer is a British serial killer who lived in London.

Nilsen killed at least fifteen men and boys in gruesome circumstances between 1978 and 1983, and was known to retain corpses for sex acts. He was eventually caught after his disposal of dismembered human entrails blocked his household drains: the drain cleaning company found that the drains were congested with human flesh and contacted the police.

Tormentor - Elizabeth Bathory - Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová in Slovak, 17 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family. Although in modern times she has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history, evidence of her alleged crimes is scant and her guilt is debated. Nevertheless, she is remembered as the "Blood Countess" and as the "Bloody Lady of Čachtice", after the castle near Trencsén (today Trenčín) in the Kingdom of Hungary (today's Slovakia), where she spent most of her adult life.

After her husband's death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and young women, with one witness attributing to them over 600 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80.[1] Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted. In 1610, however, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

The Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Gary Mark Gilmore (December 4, 1940 – January 17, 1977) was an American criminal and spree killer who gained international notoriety for demanding that his death sentence be fulfilled following two murders he committed in Utah. He became the first person executed in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a new series of death penalty statutes in the 1976 decision Gregg v. Georgia (these new statutes avoiding the problems that had led earlier death penalty statutes to be deemed unconstitutional in Furman v. Georgia). Gilmore was the last person to be executed by firing squad in the United States until John Albert Taylor in 1996.[1]

Serial Killers - Heidnik's House of Horrors - Gary Michael Heidnik (November 22, 1943 – July 6, 1999) was an American murderer who kidnapped, tortured and raped six women and kept them prisoner in his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement. He is often referred to as a serial killer, although having committed only two murders, he would not fit the FBI definition of a serial killer as the FBI standard dictates "three or more murders" to be classified as serial killer.[1] However, in the National Institute of Justice's definition of a serial killer, a minimum of two murders is designated.[2] On Dr. Michael Stone's scale of evil ranking from level 1 to level 22, Heidnik was placed at level 22.

Sigh - In The Mind of a Lunatic - "Jack the Ripper" is the best known pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished districts in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888.

Siousxie and the Banshees - Night Shift - Peter William Sutcliffe (born 2 June 1946) is an English serial killer who was dubbed The Yorkshire Ripper. Sutcliffe was convicted in 1981 of murdering 13 women and attacking several others. He is currently serving life imprisonment in Broadmoor Hospital. After conviction, Sutcliffe began using his mother's maiden surname and became known as Peter William Coonan.

Alkaline Trio - Sadie - Susan Denise Atkins (May 7, 1948 – September 24, 2009) was a convicted American murderer who was a member of the "Manson family", led by Charles Manson. Manson and his followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in California, over a period of five weeks in the summer of 1969. Known within the Manson family as Sadie Mae Glutz, Atkins was convicted for her participation in eight of these killings, including the most notorious, "Tate/LaBianca" murders. She was sentenced to death, which was subsequently commuted to life in prison. Incarcerated from October 1, 1969 until her death, Atkins was the longest-incarcerated female inmate in the California penal system, having been denied parole 18 times.

Green on Red - The Drifter - Bundy - Yeah, I have Bundy on here twice, I couldn't choose between the two songs.

Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Open - Patrick Herbert Mahon was a British criminal found guilty in 1924 of the murder of Emerly Bielby Kaye in the case of the "Crumbles murders". He killed her in Eastbourne and mutilated the body.

Serge Gainsbourg et Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie and Clyde - Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well known outlaws, robbers and criminals who, with their gang, traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during what is sometimes referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow in fact preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. They were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.

Macabre - Holidays of Horror - Ronald Gene Simmons, Sr. (15 July 1940 – 25 June 1990) was a retired United States Air Force sergeant who killed sixteen people, fourteen of whom were members of his family, and wounded four others between December 22-28 1987.

Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer.

Between 1972 and 1978, the year he was arrested, Gacy raped and murdered at least 33 young men and boys, mostly teenagers. Although some of his victims' bodies were found in the Des Plaines River, he buried 26 of them in the small crawl space underneath the basement of his home and three more elsewhere on his property. He became known as "Killer Clown" because of the popular block parties he would throw for his friends and neighbors, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup as "Pogo the Clown".

Melvins - Zodiac - The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s. The Zodiac killer's identity remains unknown. The Zodiac killer coined the name "Zodiac" in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay area press. These letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers), three of which have yet to be solved.

Deeds of Flesh - Infecting Them With Falsehood - Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861[1] – May 7, 1896[2]), better known under the alias of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was an American serial killer. Holmes opened a hotel in Chicago for the 1893 World's Fair, which he built himself and was the location of many of his murders. While he confessed to 27 murders, of which nine were confirmed, his actual body count could be higher.

Monte Cazazza - Mary Bell - Mary Flora Bell (born 26 May 1957 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England) was convicted in December 1968 of the manslaughter of two boys, Martin Brown (aged four years) and Brian Howe (aged three years). Bell was ten years old at the time of one of the killings, and eleven at the time of the other.

There you have it, hope you guys enjoy it.


Aylmer said...

Nice opener, The Second Coming is awesome.

Crankenstien said...

rocking shit! i'm a regular reader too and this guy deserves another comp.I'll do another one if asked not sure yet.

Shelby Cobras said...

PS a Swiss Army knife would be my murder weapon of choice as well, if I were allowed to choose.

captcha: HORKLEST (I think he played bass for Immortal at some point)

phelpster said...

I felt a bit dorky photoshopping that knife into the cover at first, but I think it makes the cover pop a bit more than it did before.
I was originally trying to find a Swiss Army knife with little scissors or a corkscrew or something, but I thought that humor would've been too "Student Bodies", and as anyone who has seen Student Bodies knows, that's not a good thing.

The original title was The Swiss Army Knife Murders, but I thought stealing lyrics from Maiden would be cooler.

Hope you guys like the comp and Shelby let me know if you need me to contribute anything else in the future.