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Pirate Music

Postby McCaber » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:48 am UTC

Not pirating music, but music to pirate by. Yarr!

So, what bands do you listen to when you're on your nautical excursions?
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby SkaBassist » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:07 am UTC

Well, I might as well ninja it now - Mariner's Revenge Song by the Decemberists. FACT: All geeks love The Decemberists. It's because of Colin's big words.

Also, some of the songs off of Bruce Springsteen's "We Shall Overcome" gave me a pirate vibe.

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Antimatter Spork » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:11 am UTC

Real pirates listen to three things: Sheherezade, Mahler, and Shanties.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby CHeMnISTe BOY » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:45 am UTC

The most recent Modest Mouse album has a distinct sea-shanty style to it, it also sounds like the robot-devil is singing on the first song which is a plus!

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby GKZ » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:16 pm UTC

Anything by Great Big Sea

They are not from teh US so you won't be able to find them (AHA!)

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Tigerlion » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:45 pm UTC

Anyone ever hear of the Rogues Gallery? Its a collection of authentic sea shanties. Pretty much anything on there is quite pirate-y.
My favourite pirate song is on there, Good Ship Venus. Good song, that.

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Grady » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:53 pm UTC

Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger

I simply love this song.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby vqcg » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:54 pm UTC

Flogging Molly
Dropkick Murphys
The Briggs

the first two are very obvious choices so I kind of feel like you've already thought of them and it's not worth the mention, but I'll throw it out there anyway. Flogging Molly are IMO amaaaazing. Dropkick Murphys are a bit more hit and miss.

When I went to see Dropkicks they were supported by The Briggs - I haven't made an effort to search them out any more, but I liked what I heard.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby ChocloManx » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:46 pm UTC

Wreck by Gentle Giant.

HEEY YEEAAH HOLD ON.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Robin S » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:37 pm UTC

McCaber wrote:music to pirate by. Yarr!
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby SomeoneElse » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:47 pm UTC

Erm, Alestorm?

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Rodan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:23 am UTC

SomeoneElse wrote:Erm, Alestorm?

athankyou. This thread has been won.

damn, beat me to it.
There is no other band to pirate to.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby 1337geek » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:55 am UTC

Um, Jimmy Buffett, of course. A great deal of his songs are about sailing the seas, with some about pirating in particular, like Take It Back.

I suppose you could also go with the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack.</obvious>
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Wormwood » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:19 am UTC

Tigion wrote:Anyone ever hear of the Rogues Gallery? Its a collection of authentic sea shanties. Pretty much anything on there is quite pirate-y.
My favourite pirate song is on there, Good Ship Venus. Good song, that.


Bought it a few days ago. Very very cool. I like the structure of the shanty, repetitive, and either fast-paced or bluesy. And Good Ship Venus is fun. My dad doesn't like it, but I've yet to play it to my mother. It will be fun.

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On the good ship Venus,
By Christ, you should of seen us.
The figurehead was a whore in bed
Sucking a dead man's penis

The captain's name was Lugger.
By Christ, he was a bugger.
He wasn't fit to shovel shit
From one ship to another.

And the second mate was Andy
By Christ, he had a dandy
Till they crushed his cock on a jagged rock
For cumming in the brandy.

The third mate's name was Morgan
By God, he was a gorgon.
From half past eight
He played till eight upon the captain's organ.

Captain's wife was Mabel
And, by God, was she able
To give the crew their daily screw
Upon the galley table.

The captain's daughter Charlotte
Was born and bred a harlot.
Her thighs at night were lilly white,
By morning they were scarlet

The cabin boy was Kipper.
By Christ, he was a nipper.
He stuffed his ass with broken glass
And circumcised the skipper.

The captain's lovely daughter
Liked swimming in the water.
Delighted squeals came when some eels
Found her sexual corners.

The cook his name was Freeman
and he was a dirty demon,
And he fed the crew on menstrual stew
And hymans fried in semen.

The ship's dog was called Rover,
and we turned that poor thing over
and ground and ground that faithful hound
from Teneriffe to Dover.

When we reached our station
through skillful navigation,
The ship got sunk
in a wave of spunk from to much fornication.

On the good ship Venus,
By Christ, you should have seen us.
The figurehead was a whore in bed
sucking a dead mans penis.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby tin » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:36 am UTC

CHeMnISTe BOY wrote:The most recent Modest Mouse album has a distinct sea-shanty style to it, it also sounds like the robot-devil is singing on the first song which is a plus!


The first song rules. And, is distinctively piratey with Isaac Brocks shouty, drunken sounding voice.

Anyway, I just listen to The Decemberists, The Mariners Revenge on repeat, as I go about my every day pirating.

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Garm » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:29 pm UTC

Some of the Pogues songs are kinda piratey. Also, the album Born On A Pirate Ship - Barenaked Ladies.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Jauss » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:56 am UTC

Pieces of 8ight!

The song starts about a minute and a half in. I love my city. :)

I also second Flogging Molly, The Dropkick Murphys (I'm a sailor pegggg, and I've lost my legggg!), The Decemberists, and Modest Mouse.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby The Spherical Cow » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:57 pm UTC

Not a band, but the Captain Pugwash theme and The Sailor's Hornpipe. Classic seafaring songs.

In my humble opinion, looping the first one indefinitely would suffice for all your pirating music needs.

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Stief » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:28 am UTC

I suggest Mad Caddies-Weird Beard (ignore the video...it was the only one I could find that was either a)not live or b)something that had other sounds in it. :P)
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Felstaff » Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:59 pm UTC

Kaiser Chiefs - Time-Honoured Tradition.
It's like a pirate shanty.

My housemate once wrote a pirate shanty. I'll link the song if I get round to uploading it.
It's called "The SHANTY of the JOLLY Pirate"
I'm a jolly pirate and I'm gonna board
I'm gonna take your treasure with my hook and my sword
Well I've got a peg-leg and a pirate ship
If you hurt my parrot you'll walk-the-plank and take a dip

'Cause I'm a jolly pirate, got a peg-leg and beard
I'm gonna drink some rum, and then I'll plunder yer treasure
'Cause I'm a jolly pirate, got a peg-leg and beard
I'll take your cargo of bras and lingerie to wear at my leisure.
Away, you scullion! you rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe.

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:33 am UTC

Stephen Malkmus - The Hook wrote:At Age 19 I was kidnapped by Turkish pirates
Mediterranean thugs
After some torture they considered me their mascot
Cypriotic Good Luck
I had to taste the deck and many other things
I had to pay the piper with my wedding ring
And I would never see my family again

By 25 I was respected as an equal
My art was a knife
On countless raids I was the first one up the lanyard
Yeah I was seeking a fight
There is no time to pray
And there's no time to beg
And then it's off with an arm
Or it's off with a leg
And if I spare your life
It's because the tide is leaving

By 31 I was the captain of a galleon
I was Poseidon's new son
The coast of Montenegro was my favorite target
It was ever so fun
We had no wooden legs
Or steel hooks
We had no black eye patches
Or a starving cook
We were just killers with the cold eyes of a sailor
Yeah we were killers with the cold eyes of a sailor

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Felstaff » Wed May 14, 2008 9:37 am UTC

According to Dinosaur Comics Project-Wonderful advertising, Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew are a Pirate Hip Hop Crew. Anyone know if they're worth a squirt? I'm at work sans headphones/eyepatch, so I can't give too much feedback. If no-one mentions anything further I'll take a quick ear-squizz later.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby dracharys » Wed May 14, 2008 5:39 pm UTC

Shiver My Timbers - Muppets' Treasure Island
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby clayasaurus » Wed May 14, 2008 5:40 pm UTC

I listen to dubstep when I hunt on the internet
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Dream » Thu May 15, 2008 5:27 am UTC

Amsterdam, by Jaques Brel. And Hoist That Rag, by Tom Waits. Also the Waits song is the only one here that also fits in the Greatest Solos thread. The Brel song is in French, but there is a Bowie cover that is in English translation. IT's not a patch on the original, and I say that as an avid Bowie fan.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby bigglesworth » Fri May 23, 2008 8:55 pm UTC

Far cooler than any of these other pirates:

Abney Park: Airship Pirates.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby McCaber » Sat May 24, 2008 12:51 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Far cooler than any of these other pirates:

Abney Park: Airship Pirates.

I totally agree with you. The video is here, and it's awesome.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Zombor » Sat May 24, 2008 1:49 am UTC

the Pyrates Royale.
watch the video and be impressed by their awesomeness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wLx_fJ9M1U

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Stief » Sun May 25, 2008 9:30 pm UTC

bbctol wrote:There is a term for what you have created. I believe it is "Dude- that shit is EPIC."

Teknobo wrote:Seriously, try flying down the street in Need for Speed while listening to the bicycle theme from Pokémon. It's beyond fantastic.

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Bird » Mon May 26, 2008 8:46 am UTC

Running Wild, of course. The original pirate metal band :P

Alestorm are pretty awesome too.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby aleflamedyud » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:56 pm UTC


That, my friend, is just creepy.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby freakystyley » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:53 am UTC

arrogant worms - the last saskatchewan pirate. an excerpt from the lyrics:

Then I thought, who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone?
I'm gonna be a PIRATE on the river Saskatchewan!!!

Cause it's a heave-ho, hi-ho, comin' down the plains
Stealin' wheat and barley and all the other grains
It's a ho-hey, hi-hey farmers bar yer doors
When ya see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores

it doesn't get much pirate-ey-er than that

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby wingie » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:02 am UTC

Annwn was a band in Seattle that no longer exists. You can't even buy their CDs.
This is why I feel no guilt posting a link to their song about Anne Bonney. It's the best pirate song ever, for me at least. =)

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Cryopyre » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:23 am UTC

I love the sea shanties from RuneScape. In fact, many scores from their make great DnD mood setters.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Cheeveer » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:04 am UTC

Bob Dylan has a song called Black Jack Davey which The White Stripes covered. The White Stripes version is really 'Yarr!'.

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Shakes » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:55 pm UTC

A couple classic pirating songs:

Singapore - Tom Waits
Whiskey, Mystics, and Men - the Doors (not on any of their albums, but it has a jug in it -a har!)
Immigrant Song -Zep.... obvious, but it does need to be said.

also, everything on the Pat Boone album In a Metal Mood. There's nothing like bewildering your enemies before you pillage!

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby bigglesworth » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:37 pm UTC

Immigrant Song is about Vikings. Which are the ancestors of pirates, and do related things, but its not really the same thing.
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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Shakes » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:22 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Immigrant Song is about Vikings. Which are the ancestors of pirates, and do related things, but its not really the same thing.


you can still go a pirating to it, all the same though. The viking spirit lives on in the pirate, that's all that matters.

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Re: Pirate Music

Postby Account20151023 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:58 pm UTC

Holy shit, no one's mentioned Finntroll? I will give the rundown:

Metal.
Viking.
POLKA.

Look for the album Nattfodd. Especially the songs Trollhammeren and Elytres. You go raid passing cars to this music or down mead with your homies. Either way, it's inspiring.


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