10 Songs Too Scary for Halloween
1. Throbbing Gristle, "Hamburger Lady"
Industrial progenitors Throbbing Gristle always delighting in shining a xenon flashlight into the dark corners of human existence's least palatable possibilities. Their explorations were never more unpleasant than on the song "Hamburger Lady," released in 1978.
Over alarming loops of what sound like machinery sputtering out its final breaths, Genesis P-Orridge reads loping briefs from a burn ward doctor's crushing description of the kind of horror only the miracle of modern medicine would dare keep alive. The list of songs that can force the listener confront such a sickening blend of alienation and revulsion is a short one. Around one deep, we'd say.
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