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Title: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Judd on October 17, 2005, 12:28:37 PM
I just picked it up on a whim, it is by two guys who make music under the band name, Earth.

The album is called Hex: or Printing in the Infernal Method.  I wouldn't pick up much else by them for this purpose, as I have read this album was something of a departure for them.

Its all moody guitar and wind chimes and such.

Horses whinny in the distance.

Great stuff.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: hix on October 17, 2005, 02:42:23 PM
This weekend I also discovered "Slim Westerns vol 1 and 2" by A Small Good Thing. It's slide guitar in the vein of Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack but with a creepy supernatural vibe.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: foucalt on October 17, 2005, 07:21:31 PM
I'm just putting together my DitV soundtrack (playlist, rather) and thought I'd throw in a few things I haven't seen mentioned in the soundtrack threads I've read here.

Songs I know are available on iTunes:
America's Bluegrass Band - Sinner in Sin Too Long
Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen - Circuit Rider
Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys - O Death
Lou Reid and Carolina - Wrath of God
The Louvin Brothers - Sinner You'd Better Get Ready
Roy Acuff - (I'm Dying) a Sinner's Death
The Stone Coyotes - Call off Your Dogs (actually I think Vincent mentions them in-book)
Utah Phillips - Dog Canyon


From the Ennio Morricone Anthology:
Titoli
Theme from "A Fistful of Dollars"
Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu (For a Few Dollars More)
Navajo Joe
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Big Gundown
Farewell to Cheyenne
Once upon a time in the West
Citta Violenta
Theme from The Untouchables

From Hank Williams Sr (Mostly great pride & repentance country songs):
Calling You
Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels
I Saw the Light
Six More Miles (to the Graveyard)
Lost Highway
The Pale Horse and His Rider
You Caused It All by Telling Lies
The Battle of Armageddon
When the Book of Life is Read
'Neath a Cold Gray Tomb of Stone

Also these albums:
The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - Mile Markers
Neko Case - The Tigers have Spoken; The Virginian


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Jason Morningstar on October 18, 2005, 04:05:19 AM
All a matter of taste, but the Louvin brothers have some deeply weird and beautiful songs charged up with anxiety and righteousness  - glad to see them in your compilation. 

Spade Cooley is another one that just sounds off-kilter to me - cheerful melodies but sorta scary messages, especially if you know the story of his life - I reccommend "shame on you". 

If you ever need Mountain People ceremony, or old-timey fiddle music, I like to some kickass LoC collections here:

http://www.meekmok.com/sassy/dogs/ephemera.html

--Jason


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: lumpley on October 18, 2005, 05:25:14 AM
Stickied.

Anybody here know about Sacred Harp singing? It's AWESOME. Allow me to recommend: Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention: Sacred Harp Singing in Western Massachusetts 2000-2001 (http://cdbaby.com/cd/wmshc)

-Vincent


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: foucalt on October 18, 2005, 07:19:36 AM
That's cool, Vincent! I'll definitely be adding some of that in.

Also, Jason, I poked around some more after the LoC collections you linked to piqued my interest, and found some additional useful material in the following collections there:
  • Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection (http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Gordon/AnnotationsandTexts.html")
  • Northern California Folk Music from the 30s (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/cowhome.html") - lots of variety, a few gems such as the George Vinton Graham (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/0241.html") page - check out 'Mormon-Eyed Preacher'
  • Hispano Music & Culture from the Northern Rio Grande (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rghtml/rghome.html") - obviously a spanish language influence here, but I think its every bit as useful as, say, the soundtracks to Desperado and Once upon a time in Mexico
  • Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ftvhtml/ftvhome.html") - a few good gospel songs in there


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: foucalt on October 18, 2005, 07:23:56 AM
Apparently I posted bad links. Sorry - Lemme try again:
Folk songs: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Gordon/AnnotationsandTexts.html
California Folk Songs: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/cowhome.html
George Vinton Graham: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/0241.html
Hispano: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rghtml/rghome.html
Blues & Gospel: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ftvhtml/ftvhome.html


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on October 18, 2005, 09:34:30 AM
Hi all.  I'm preparing for my first DitV series with some friends.  I've been burning to play this game since I got it a few months ago, and now I get the chance (after having to scrap previous plans due to a pestersome hurricane).  Of course, any game has to have some music.  Here are my contributions to the ongoing list.

I'm using quite a bit of bluegrass by the likes of Flatt & Scruggs, the Dillards, and Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.  I've also mixed in some tunes by Alison Krauss, both with the Cox Family and with Union Station (Check out, especially, "When God Dips His Love in My Heart").  I'm sure most folks here have checked this stuff out, but here are some odder additions I've made...

"Tom Dooley", by Snakefarm (hard to find, but worth the effort.  They also do a fine cover of St. James Infirmary)
"The Wicked Man Shall Fall", by Ben Harper and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
Vintage C&W tunes by Sons of the Pioneers, Hank Snow, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Lefty Frizzell (sometimes just to provide comic effect -- nothing lightens the mood like "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" (not the techno remix stuff, just the original)
A few tunes from the Deadwood soundtrack, especially "Hog of the Forsaken" by Michael Hurley (bizarre stuff).

...and even some handful or so of medieval tunes by Mediaeval Baebes, notably "How Death Comes," "Erthe upon Erthe," and "The Coventry Carol."  I think these will do nicely for introducing a possessed person or a particularly creepy scene.

Aside from these, I have some instrumental tracks from various soundtracks, including "Hellraiser" and "Hellraiser II: Hellbound," which can't be beat for creepiness.  I'm also using some of the more soulful and gospel-influenced tunes by Tom Waits, including "Jesus Gonna Be Here," "Come On Up to the House," and "Murder in the Red Barn."

That's it for now.  I'm enjoying this forum, and I've been taking note of other folks' musical choices.  Thanks.






Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Clinton R. Nixon on October 18, 2005, 09:42:15 AM
My Dogs albums:

- Johnny Cash, "My Mother's Hymn Book." Any Cash is good - this is excellent.
- Pine Valley Cosmonauts, The Executioner's Last Song, Vol. 1 (http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/pinevalleycosmonauts/58) and Vols. 2 and 3 (http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/pinevalleycosmonauts/59). Amazing collections of murder ballads.
- Tom Waits, "Real Gone."


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Jason Morningstar on October 18, 2005, 11:59:33 AM
Whoa, that sacred harp singing is where superlatives go to die!

I am TOTALLY going to get me some of that.  I really like the fact that it is vocally muzzy and can slip into the background, without discernable lyrics.  It is positively eerie to hear a community raising its voice in almost aggressive song.  You don't get that much these days.  They have five .mp3's on their site as well:

http://www.wmshc.org/recordings.html

--Jason


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: jrs on October 18, 2005, 12:47:02 PM
I can recommend the soundtrack to Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (http://www.searchingforthewrongeyedjesus.com/).  I listened to it fairly heavily while prepping for our current Trinity Dogleg Branch game. 

I'm not much for documentaries, but I'd also recommend the movie-- a recent BBC production on religion and poverty in the American South.  I've now become a Jim White fan.

Julie


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on October 18, 2005, 02:26:01 PM
The soundtrack to Cold Mountain is worth picking up.  It contains some sacred harp ("Idumea," as performed by the singers of Liberty Church), as well as a very mournful "You Will Be My Ain True Love" and a haunting "Scarlet Tide," both sung by Alison Krauss.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Tindalos on October 20, 2005, 06:51:39 AM
Hey all, I just registered but have been lurking around a bit.  Loving, absolutely loving, running Dogs.

For potential music I'd like to add (oddly enough) the first 3 tracks of the Diablo 2 soundtrack.  Got some good guitar and eerie undertones.  Works well for a game with the supernatural dial down pretty low but not off.



Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on October 20, 2005, 07:07:50 AM
Speaking of good guitar with eerie undertones, check out Ry Cooder's work on the Last Man Standing soundtrack, especially the beginning and end titles.  The S/T also has some nice bits around the middle, including two tracks ("Where's the Girl?" and "Find Him") that I've used when running past horror games.  They're creepy enough to set a mood, but subtle enough to fade into the background, unlike some main titles that seem to crowd to the foreground during play.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on October 25, 2005, 05:31:10 AM
My brother-in-law just two days ago introduced me to Nickel Creek.  They're well worth checking out: bluegrass arrangments with a broad variety of moods and colors, and some occasionally compelling vocals.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Darcy Burgess on October 25, 2005, 06:23:33 AM
In my mind, 3 albums would work for DitV

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -- Murder Ballads
A3 - la Peste
The Young Gods play Kurt Weill

especially the Young Gods.  Damn, yes!

Interestingly, none of these have a particularly "western" feel, although they all go a little Trip-hop-abilly at times.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Jason Morningstar on October 25, 2005, 09:57:27 AM
Just listened to Freakwater's "End Time" again last night and realized it is highly Dogworthy.  It occurs to me that it might be interesting to assign songs to particular characters and introduce them simultaneously - a couple of the songs on End Time would lend themselves to this.  There's a love-lorn lament (Sick, Sick, Sick, which includes the lyrics "Cupid's arrow has just made a big mistake") and sad ballads. There's also a cheery trifle called "Dog Gone Wrong" about a blood-crazy sheep-killing dog.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: oliof on October 28, 2005, 06:13:10 PM
Ween - Buenos Tardes Amigo and various Calexico songs come into mind, although both are quite mesoamerican. Nonethelss, nice non-movie-soundtrack music to consider.

Regards,
    oliof


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Matt Wilson on October 28, 2005, 07:43:56 PM
Bill Frisell's Ghost Town (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004NHIO/qid=1130557213/sr=8-11/ref=pd_bbs_11/104-7554148-8833506?v=glance&s=music&n=507846) makes for some good background music. I also used a bit of it for a Firefly spinoff game.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Iskander on October 31, 2005, 08:57:16 AM
The Cold Mountain soundtrack was a great pick.

I would add a recommendation for Appalachian Journey (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004S38H/qid=1130777623/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl15/002-5623850-7372059?v=glance&s=classical&n=507846), with Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor, James Taylor and Alison Krauss.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on October 31, 2005, 01:31:46 PM
Gillian Welch also has some amazing stuff, perfect for a Dogs soundtrack.  For those who aren't familiar with Gillian, she's one of the trio of magnificent voices (along with Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris) responsible for some of the most memorable tracks in O Brother, Where Art Thou.  Gillian covers an Irish ballad, "The Wind and the Rain," on the Songcatcher soundtrack.  Her "Rock of Ages" is also good (not a cover of the old hymn).  And of course, anything from O Brother is just wonderful, whether it's by Welch and company, or Union Station, or whomever.

One tune I stumbled across while listening to otherwise un-Doglike music is Magnetic Fields, "Kiss Me Like You Mean It."  It's on the second volume of the 69 Love Songs collection, and it combines a folky sound with some rather unfolksy lyrics.  I mean, the song starts out "He is my lord, he is my savior, and he rewards my good behavior.  My secret soul, I know he's seen it.  He's says Come here baby and kiss me like you mean it."  Not exactly old-time religion, but hey, quirky stuff has its place, right?

John Prine also has some tunes that work, including "Please Don't Bury Me."  So do some semi-forgotten Southern Rock bands.  For instance, The Band has a cover of "Cripple Creek" that isn't bad at all, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has "Party on the Mountain."  Heck, Creedence has quite a few appropriate songs, if you don't mind rocking your soundtrack.  And Bad Company's title song is very nice, as well.

Finally, there's a band called 16 Horsepower that has some very appropriate tunes for a Dogs game.  I'm using their cover of CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" (from their album, Hoarse) at my next session.  The album, Secret South, is also worth a listen, if only for the song, "Wayfaring Stranger," which is pure Dogs.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Arvidos on November 06, 2005, 10:40:43 AM
Finally, there's a band called 16 Horsepower that has some very appropriate tunes for a Dogs game.  I'm using their cover of CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" (from their album, Hoarse) at my next session.  The album, Secret South, is also worth a listen, if only for the song, "Wayfaring Stranger," which is pure Dogs.

To me, 16 Horsepower is (or rather, was) Dogs in The Vineyard, and i especially recommend Secret South. You got your fire and brimstone, your love and serenity and your creeping surreal tone. Of course, I haven't checked out all these other bands myself, so I don't know how 16HP hold up against them. :)

A site for 16 Horsepower and its sister band Woven Hand. (http://www.16horsepower.com/)


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on November 08, 2005, 06:37:23 AM
If you like Stone Coyotes, check out Be Good Tanyas, especially the Blue Horse CD.  I especially like their version of "Oh Susanna," and I've mixed "The Littlest Birds" and "Only in the Past" into my DitV music. 


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: lumpley on November 08, 2005, 07:50:08 AM
Oh yeah, oh yeah. I really dig their rendition of "Rain and Snow."

-Vincent


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on November 08, 2005, 09:39:10 AM
Oh yeah, oh yeah. I really dig their rendition of "Rain and Snow."

Thanks for reminding me of that track, Vincent.  My game next week takes place in a snowy mountain pass, and a blizzard is how the Demons Attack.  This track will go nicely.

And while we're on the subject of Be Good Tanyas, I'll recommend another song: "In My Time of Dying."  Nice Dogs material, that.

Also, check out Neko Case.  Some of her stuff is straight-up Country, but she's also got some folkier songs I couldn't resist mixing into my "Dogs in the Background" CDs.  Her version of "Poor Ellen Smith" (from the Canadian Amp CD) is my favorite, and that album also includes "Make Your Bed," another nice Dogs tune.  Her Blacklisted CD is good, too, with songs like "Things That Scare Me" and "Deep Red Bells."

One thing I've taken to doing just recently is mixing some Irish reels, some Quebecois folk tunes, and a little old-fashioned Cajun into my background listening.  I had been sticking to Bluegrass and Gospel tunes, but these "foreign" elements don't seem to do violence to my game's mood, so in they went.  I can especially recommend Silly Wizard for reels, though the Boondock Saints OST has some nice Irish tunes, as well.  If you're looking for good Cajun (not Zydeco, mind you; Cajun is to Zydeco as Roots Reggae is to Dancehall), you should pick up anything by Jay Cormier. [Disclosure: I saw several of Jay's shows with Cajun Country while living in New Orleans, so account for my bias.]

Anyone who can recommend some good Quebecois music that isn't just an isolated track on some sampler, I'm all ears.

Also, has anyone checked out the soundtrack for the film Ravenous?  Is it Dogs material?


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Chris Peterson on November 10, 2005, 02:38:58 PM
I really like Neil Young's "Dead Man". It's the dark, atmospheric soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch's film "Dead Man" (1996).




Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on November 10, 2005, 07:28:03 PM
Yeah, I used "Powderfinger" in my first session, both Neil's version and the one by Cowboy Junkies.

I just discovered there's a CD called "Road to Cold Mountain" (or something similar) which features a lot of old Appalachian tunes.  Has anyone heard this?  If so, how's the audio quality?  Are we talking about tinny recordings, or are the tunes clear enough to blend?  Anyone know?


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Brian Newman on November 17, 2005, 04:17:39 PM
I've actually got a rather complex playlists for Dogs for when (hopefully) I run it soon.  I'm not much into country or bluegrass, and I don't find it all that evocative of Dogs for me.  Rather, I've got a lot of music that sets the mood I'm after -- the "snowy mountains framed by lynching trees" kind of mood.  I still took some recommendations from this thread and used quite a bit of it to guide me.

16 Horsepower - Silver Saddle, Praying Arm Lane, Just Like Birds
Johnny Cash - Hurt, One
k.d. lang - After the Gold Rush, Trail of Broken Hearts, Calling All Angels
Alice in Chains - Rotten Apple, I Stay Away
Andy Partridge & Harold Budd - Western Island of Apples, Anima Mundi, Well for the Sweat of the Moon, Tenochtitlan's Numberless Bridges
Anne Dudley - The Holly and the Ivy
Big Country - The Storm
Brendan Perry - Saturday's Child, Death Will Be My Bride, Archangel
Chris Isaak - Kings of the Highway
Clannad - Wilderness
David Bowie - Art Decade, Weeping Wall
Dead Can Dance - Mephisto, Indus, Song of the Nile, The Host of Seraphim, Windfall
Electric Light Orchestra - Wild West Hero
Enya - Tempus Vernum, Book of Days, Pax Deorum, Cursum Perficio
Hooters - All You Zombies
Love and Rockets - Coyote
Maire Brennan - The Mighty One
REM - Drive, Find the River, The Wrong Child, Endgame
Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa
Sting - St. Agnes and the Burning Train
This Mortal Coil - Ivy and Neet, Meniscus
Wall of Voodoo - They Don't Want Me, Ring of Fire

and tracks from these soundtracks:
Cold Mountain - You Will Be My Ain True Love, Anthem
Unforgiven - Claudia's Theme
For a Few Dollars More - Theme
High Plains Drifter - Theme
The Magnificent Seven - Theme
A Fistful of Dollars - Theme
Once Upon a Time in the West - Theme
Good/Bad/Ugly - Theme
Silverado - Theme
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath - City of Dreams, Boneyard Fear
Spirited Away - A Road to Somewhere
A Thousand Roads - Good Morning Indian Country, Canyons of Manhattan, Coming to Barrow, All Your Relatives, Walk in Beauty's Way, A Healer's Life, Who Are We to Say
The Straight Story - Rose's Theme, Laurens Walking, Sprinkler, Alvin's Theme, Country Waltz, Country Theme, Nostalgia
City of Angels - Uninvited, Iris, I Grieve, The Unfeeling Kiss, City of Angels
Kill Bill - Bang Bang, The Grand Duel
Birdy - At Night, Floating Dogs, Quiet and Alone
Rain Man - Leaving Wallbrook on the Road
Uru (video game) - Beyond Gira, Out of the Hive, Badlands, Air Stream, The Well

If there's some of this that you don't know, email me and I can send you samples.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Leningrad on November 30, 2005, 03:31:24 AM
dirty three.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Neal on December 05, 2005, 03:13:42 PM
Brian, how did your music work for you?  I noticed it's pretty eclectic.  Did it go over well, or did you have your players glance back at the stereo with bemused looks once in a while?

One thing I started doing quite a while back (when I started running White Wolf games prior to second edition, as a matter of fact) was dividing my music between Background and Occasional music.  Background is innocuous; it can run constantly without disrupting play, but it fills up that awkward silence and sets a tone.  Occasional is music intended to be foregrounded, usually to set a scene or announce a shift of some sort.  When the players enter the darkened barn and I play something from "Hellraiser," that's Occasional.  (Or, as recently, when I played Esthero's "Wikked Lil' Grrrls" as my players faced off against three under-age witches; I use so little modern music for Dogs that when I do, it stands out like a facial cicatrice.)

My problem with DitV during my first couple sessions was that I tried to build a Fight Background CD using only bluegrass tunes.  Naturally, I included "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," "Orange Blossom Special," "Shuckin' the Corn," and some quick-tempo Ricky Skaggs pieces.  It ended up sounding like there should have been a Keystone Cops chase scene, probably involving Benny Hill and Daisy Duke in fast-motion, running around a tree or something.

I found about two-thirds of the way through my second session that slower, more mournful pieces work just as well for DitV gunfights as for "discovery" scenes, so I loaded up on those for the third session; actually, the slower music imparts a macabre feel to a gunfight that fits perfectly with the way I want my DitV game to "look."  I still stick with hand-picked pieces for "establishing shots," though.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Brian Newman on December 08, 2005, 09:48:19 AM
So far it went really well.  There were some glances at Johnny Cash's cover of "One", but the mood was good, and I have it playing under a slideshow of photos of Zion National Park and old west buildings and what not.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Call Me Curly on December 18, 2005, 07:36:42 PM


Music Video:
http://www.sharp-ford.com/films/mormons800Kbps.mp4



Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Call Me Curly on December 20, 2005, 11:50:16 AM


Music Video:
http://www.sharp-ford.com/films/mormons800Kbps.mp4



I shoulda mentioned that the band is called "The Mormons", from LA.

The song is "Entertainment as a Chore".   (A great description of rpgs, I think.)

And allow me to point-out the 'fallout' imagery.  heh.







Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: oliof on January 16, 2006, 02:19:47 PM
I tagged some of the music listed in here at last.fm, which is a great online radio service IMHO. The tag for subscribed users to listen to is

lastfm://usertags/oliof/Dogs%20in%20the%20Vineyard

As last.fm does not have all the great track listed here, this is a short selection. I'll try and add more songs in the future.

Regards,
    Harald


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Ineti on April 05, 2006, 08:17:54 AM
The soundtracks to Tombstone and Wyatt Earp are both nicely evocative.  The soundtrack to HBO's Deadwood is a nice compliation of period music, though if you haven't seen the show, you might want to be wary as the soundtrack contains sound bites from the show, and most of the sound bites contain explicit language.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Stefan on April 26, 2006, 01:50:27 AM
I myself swear by a program called RPG Sound Maker. I don't have the URL right now, being at work, but it should be easy to find with Google.

It's a sweet little program which lets you define sound sets and subsets, assigning sound to your keyboards keys. For example, in a subset called "Fight", the "G" key might trigger a gunshot, or a series of gunshots. You can build ambiance soundsets, like "Town Street", with people talking and carts rattling by, horses neighing, etc. It's a great help getting into the game's atmosphere.

You can even play background music with the sound effects.

Problem: I do not know, if there is an English version. But a manual in English should be available.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Darren Hill on April 26, 2006, 02:34:52 AM
There is an english version.
The program is hidden via the counter-intuitive (sarcasm mode off) url of:
http://www.rpgsoundmixer.com/


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Kirk Mitchell on May 22, 2006, 06:15:39 PM
F# A# Infinity by Godspeed You! Black Emperor is just too perfect. Its like the soundtrack to an apocalyptic western, and its great. And Mogwai too. Great for atmospheric stuff. But then again, I'm just so enamoured of these groups that I think they'd sound great anywhere. If I could marry the entire Quebec/Toronto ambient post-rock scene, I probably would (Yes, I'm aware that Mogwai is Scottish, and I'd marry them too).

- Kirk


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Calithena on June 16, 2006, 05:34:16 PM
Kamelot, "The Inquisitor" (on The Fourth Legacy). Contextually off but spiritually reasonably close, for some interpretations.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: reaction on June 29, 2006, 07:41:07 PM
I was recently driving around listening to Johnny Cash when I realized his cover of Rusty Cage would be a great sountrack song for Dogs.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: ironick on June 30, 2006, 01:20:18 PM
Just one track, and I can't seem to find it anywhere for download, but "Whips of Mercy" by The Warlocks is pretty frickin' sweet.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: foucalt on August 01, 2006, 05:11:03 AM
The new Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways  has a great track on it - 'God's Gonna Cut You Down'

Quote
...
Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
...

Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's down in the dark will be brought to the light

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

How Dogs is THAT!


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: ironick on August 01, 2006, 12:53:10 PM
The new Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways  has a great track on it - 'God's Gonna Cut You Down'

.....

How Dogs is THAT!


That just solidifies how badly I need to get that album!


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: David Coulter on September 23, 2006, 02:14:57 PM
From Bob Dylan's new album, Modern Times:

Ain't Talkin'

As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden,
The wounded flowers were dangling from the vine,
I was passin' by yon cool crystal fountain,
Someone hit me from behind.

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
Through this weary world of woe.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
No one on earth would ever know.

They say prayer has the power to heal, so pray for me, mother.
In the human heart, an evil spirit will dwell.
I am a-tryin' to love my neighbor and do good unto others,
But oh mother things ain't goin' well.

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
I'll burn that bridge before you can cross.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
There'll be no mercy for you once you've lost.

Now I'm all worn down by weeping,
My eyes are filled with tears, my lips are dry.
If I catch my opponents ever sleeping,
I'll just slaughter 'em where they lie.

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
Through the world mysterious and vague.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
Walkin' through the cities of the plague.

Well, the whole world is filled with speculation,
The whole wide world which people say is round.
They will tear your mind away from contemplation,
They will jump on your misfortune when you're down.

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
Eatin' hog-eyed grease in a hog-eyed town.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
Some day you'll be glad to have me around.

They will crush you with wealth and power
Every waking moment you could crack.
I'll make the most of one last extra hour,
I'll avenge my father's death when I step back.

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
Hand me down my walkin' cane.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
Got to get you out of my miserable brain.

All my loyal and my much-loved companions
They approve of me and share my code
I practice a faith that's been long abandoned
Ain't no altars on this long and lonesome road

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
My mule is sick, my horse is blind.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
Thinkin' 'bout that gal I left behind.

Well, it's bright in the heavens and the wheels are flyin',
Fame and honor never seem to fade.
The fire gone out but the light is never dyin'.
Who says I can't get heavenly aid'

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
Carryin' a dead man's seal.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
Walkin' with a toothache in my heel.

The suffering is unending;
Every nook and cranny has its tears.
I'm not playing, I'm not pretending,
I'm not nursing any superfluous fears.

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
Walkin' ever since the other night.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
Walkin' till I'm clean out of sight.

As I walked out in the mystic garden
On a hot summer day, a hot summer lawn.
Excuse me, ma'am, I beg your pardon:
There's no one here, the gardener is gone.

Ain't talkin', just walkin'
Up the road, around the bend.
Heart burnin', still yearnin'
In the last outback at the world's end.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Steven Stewart on November 24, 2006, 07:14:41 PM
Two that I listened to a lot before pickin' up dogs, and now I think will add to the playlist in the planned upcoming play are:

Gerry Garcia and David Grisman - the Pizza Tapes, while some of the doodling isn't appropriate, they do a fair number of murder ballads like Louis Collins and Long Black Veil. They also have a really good "drifting to far from the shore". Not sure if it had to do with his health scares at the time or not but you can really hear the mortaility in some of the songs (for those who don't know Gerry G, has strong bluegrass roots and started doing stuff with David Grisman on the side)

Another one I picked up was the Two Gallants, they have a song "Steady Rollin'" kinda of a bluegrass meets minutemen, but with lyrics like if "if you have throat, I've got a knife" deep in the tradition of murder ballads. Other songs like "Prodigal Sun".

You can get both of them online through the various music stores.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Cooper on February 18, 2007, 04:20:59 PM
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -- Murder Ballads

I am not sure if my first post here on Lumpley Games is breaking the "old forum" rule, but I thought I would mention a couple of things. Nick Cave helped write a movie called "The Proposition" which was set in the early years of Australia. There is a soundtrack available for that which he wrote with Warren Ellis.

Since I am mentioning this, I should go ahead and mention Deadwood's soundtrack too. The movie "The Proposition" and the show "Deadwood" are similar in their dirty and brutal interpretation of the wild west. Both of those soundtracks can be found on Amazon.

After hearing all of the great things about this game I just ordered the game today and I am very excited to read it.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: TJ on April 25, 2007, 07:53:40 PM
This just came out, and it may be the best soundtrack for Dogs yet.

The Sons of Perdition - "The Kingdom Is On Fire" from Gravewax Records

This is the mini-review from CD Baby:
Sons of Perdition play psalms for the spiritually dead. Running wide-eyed through the dusty attics of regional American music, spinning tales of sorrow, madness, revenge and soul-gnashing woe, the Sons were spat forth from the mouth of an angry God. Listen and repent.

The brooding child of Zebulon Whatley (of the undecayed Whatley’s, Scrougout clan), Sons of Perdition are probably haunting a church or tent revival near you. Pass the arsenic and hand over that serpent, brother.


"The Sons are masters of loneliness, despair and they carry with them a most unearthly fear of God. Aside from the lyrics that manage to creep their way into the cavernous depths of your psyche that either make you want to feverishly repent your sins or keep committing them, one can't help but pay attention to the masterful musicianship that calls to mind the wind's whistle through a lonesome valley and down through the swamplands. To add to this amalgam of dark and glorious music is Zebulon Whatley's melancholy and foreboding vocals."

-Ashlee Elfmann, Swampland


The record company's page where you can buy it:
http://www.gravewaxrecords.com/store.php?item_id=10

The Sons' Myspace page, where you can listen to samples:
http://www.myspace.com/eschatologist






Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: sacredchao on July 11, 2007, 04:31:13 PM
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -- Murder Ballads

I am not sure if my first post here on Lumpley Games is breaking the "old forum" rule, but I thought I would mention a couple of things. Nick Cave helped write a movie called "The Proposition" which was set in the early years of Australia. There is a soundtrack available for that which he wrote with Warren Ellis.

Dammit, I just came to this thread to recommend that very same album. The movies awesome as well. Go watch.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Mandrake on September 15, 2007, 07:32:48 AM
The soundtrack for our next session is likely to be Kaiser Chief's Angry Mob and I predict a riot.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: lumpley on September 16, 2007, 04:39:05 PM
I picked up The Proposition, the soundtrack, I haven't watched the movie yet. (You'll believe it when I say that I've watched a million zillion Westerns and now I don't jump quite as fast to see them.)

The Proposition soundtrack reminds me of Nick Cave's pieces on Rogue's Gallery. I was a fan back in the day, it's great to hear his new stuff and find that it's really frickin' good.

-Vincent


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Darcy Burgess on September 17, 2007, 08:25:27 AM
Hi Vincent,

I was sorely dissappointed in the Proposition as a movie, but was very happy with Cave's soundtrack.

Cheers,
Darcy


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: TomTitTot on January 18, 2008, 02:00:38 AM
Just wanted to add that Iron & Wine is a great addition to any Dogs soundtrack. Seriously.


Title: Re: Another album for the Dogs in the Vineyard Soundtrack
Post by: Manveru on February 26, 2008, 01:18:33 PM
For more low key/emotional background stuff, I heartily recommend..

Daniel Lanois:
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=DANIEL|LANOIS&sql=11:3jfoxqt5ld0e~T0 (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=DANIEL|LANOIS&sql=11:3jfoxqt5ld0e~T0)
"Shine" (vocals) and "Belladona" (instrumental)

Really evocative stuff, awesome slide too.  The instrumental stuff manages to sound both traditional and a bit otherworldly at the same time.

Lanois' other albums "Acadie" and "The Beauty of Winona" have some material that may also work really well (ex. the first two tracks on "Acadie")

Some of the stuff on Emmy Lou Harris' "Wrecking Ball" album (collaboration w/Daniel Lanois) is also great mood stuff, on topic emotionally ("Deeper Well", "Orphan Girl", etc.).
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wpfoxqehld6e (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wpfoxqehld6e)

Lori Mckenna:
"Bittertown"
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gnfwxqualdae (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gnfwxqualdae)

Patty Griffin:
"Children Running Through"
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gxfoxqurldde~T0 (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gxfoxqurldde~T0)

These two have a couple DitV musical fishes to pull out for mood, though more on the poignant/bright side.  Both great albums nonetheless.

And, if it hasn't been mentioned yet, I'd have to seriously push anything by the Reverend Horton Heat for action scenes.  Serious boot kicking stuff.
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=REVEREND|HORTON|HEAT&sql=11:wnfwxqr5ldae~T0 (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=REVEREND|HORTON|HEAT&sql=11:wnfwxqr5ldae~T0)

If you're blending anything asian with DitV, you'll seriously want to check out a CD on Water Lily Acoustics label called "Tabula Rasa", which features Bela Fleck on some wicked Banjo with a virtuoso vina player (a vina is like a big sitar which sits horizontal on the ground and is played with a slide) who strung an Arabic acoustic guitar like a vina, a phenomenal Chinese erhu player, a south Indian temple drummer, and a other musicians.  Recorded in an old church somewhere in California, on a pair of hand made tube mics, amps and 2-track.  Immensely elegant stuff that doesn't sound quite like anything else.  There's some other stuff on Water Lily Acoustics like it, notably the Taj Mahal collaboration.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:gvfqxqyhldje (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:gvfqxqyhldje)

Cheers