What songs would you best suit to an Eva character?

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Postby ferrarimanf355 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:51 pm

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Six Winged Angel wrote:Rei - I think I'm a clone now (I don't know the artist)


Weird Al. Parody of "I think we're alone now" by...someone. Bjork, I think.

Actually, you're thinking of Tiffiany. '80s pop sensation. Posed in Playboy.
Anyhoo, it's great that there's a thread about this, because I was just about to put up a thread about songs that I think of in certain Eva situations. It might be a little off topic, but here goes:
Any time that any of the three main characters are naked, or nudity is implied, I get Soul Bossa Nova from Quincy Jones stuck in my head. It should be familiar to anyone who's an Austin Powers fan.
Whenever there's a shot of that long-ass escelator, I'm reminded of the Breakfast Machine song from Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Someone should know what I'm talking about...
When Shinji runs away in episode 3 (did I get that right?), all I can think of is the sad "going away" song from the Hulk TV movies. There's a Family Guy reference in there...
That bit in episode 6, where Shinji and Rei are talking before they get into their Evas to do that sniping of that funny-looking Angel, I tend to think of two U2 songs: "One",off of Achtung Baby, and the similiar-sounding "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" off of Zooropa.

More as I think of 'em. Remember, I've only seen the first six episodes off of Adult Swim, so your mileage on these opinions will vary.
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Postby Trowa_Ayanami » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:25 am

Another song for the emo kid, Shinji.

Hope of the States - Me Ves Y Sufres

I've got no good in me for anybody
I've been ruined by the lies I told to everybody
It's so desperately sad that my life has come to this
I hope there's something better than this for me

I used to think I had something to say
But my dumb ideologies gave me away
I keep my mouth shut, but it's always the same
Over and over and over again

Today I am wrong again, but it's not surprising
Once more heaven has forgotten me so everybody
Clap your hands together for me, as I watch my world collapse
Don't waste your sympathy on me, cause I made it all

I used to think I had something to say
But my dumb ideologies gave me away
I keep my mouth shut, but it's always the same
Over and over and over again

My mistakes happen so much it's success
But I'll drag you all down into my sorry mess
I said I was sorry, but it's always the same
Over and over and over again

I have been doomed from the first time I tried
To find something to save me from all of my lies
I'm always fake, and it's always the same
Over and over and over and over again
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Postby TheBlueTree » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:00 pm

For any of you who have watched "Clerks" i think you all would agree the song "Berzerker" would be the best for Unit-1. :lol:
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Postby Carl Horn » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:42 pm

TheBlueTree wrote:For any of you who have watched "Clerks" i think you all would agree the song "Berzerker" would be the best for Unit-1. :lol:


Every single time someone mentions the manga BERSERK, I sing that. To me, Rammstein sounds like the "Berzerker" guy gone pro.

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Postby Hexon.Arq » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:50 pm

Carl Horn wrote:
TheBlueTree wrote:For any of you who have watched "Clerks" i think you all would agree the song "Berzerker" would be the best for Unit-1. :lol:


Every single time someone mentions the manga BERSERK, I sing that. To me, Rammstein sounds like the "Berzerker" guy gone pro.


Which album is that from? I can't find it for the life of me.

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Postby Carl Horn » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:59 pm

Hexon.Arq wrote:
Carl Horn wrote:
TheBlueTree wrote:For any of you who have watched "Clerks" i think you all would agree the song "Berzerker" would be the best for Unit-1. :lol:


Every single time someone mentions the manga BERSERK, I sing that. To me, Rammstein sounds like the "Berzerker" guy gone pro.


Which album is that from? I can't find it for the life of me.


You mean "Berzerker"? It's on the CLERKS soundtrack. Along with Alice in Chains, which was really surprising on such an indie film, but CLERKS was considered to be the ultimate slacker, Gen-X film. It's also the only film where I literally fell out of my seat in the theater laughing. It was like an epileptic fit.

At one point we wanted to make an otaku version of CLERKS, where a guy would read off a list of Eva doujinshi he was ordering: "Shinji & Kaworu 2: The K-Y Connection...Asuka-Worshipping Rimjobbers..."

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Postby Space Penis » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:53 pm

Gendo- Jesus Christ Superstar
Every time I look at you
I don't understand
Why you let the things you did
Get so out of hand
You'd have managed better
If you'd had it planned
Now why'd you choose such a backward time
And such a strange land?

If you'd come today
You could have reached the whole nation
Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication
Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong, now
Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong, now
Don't you get me wrong

Only want to know
Only want to know
Only want to know, now
Only want to know
Only want to know
Only want to know
Only want to know, now
Only want to know

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Jesus Christ
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?




Tell me what you think
About your friends at the top
Now who d'you think besides yourself
Was the pick of the crop?
Buddah was he where it's at?
Is he where you are?
Could Muhammmed move a mountain
Or was that just PR?
Did you mean to die like that?
Was that a mistake or
Did you know your messy death
Would be a record breaker?

Don't you get me wrong Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong, now Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong, now Don't you get me wrong

Only want to know Only want to know
Only want to know, now Only want to know
Only want to know Only want to know
Only want to know, now I only want to know

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Jesus Christ
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Jesus Christ
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?


This may just be a side effect of watching the Evangelion Superstar AMV for two hours on repeat while doing the write-up for my Delphi project, but I think it fits pretty well.


Kaji and Misato- Late Goodbye by Poets of the Fall

In our headlights, staring, bleak, beer cans, deer's eyes
On the asphalt underneath, our crushed plans and my lies
Lonely street signs, powerlines, they keep on flashing, flashing by

And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye
And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye

Your breath hot upon my cheek, and we crossed, that line
You made me strong when I was feeling weak, and we crossed, that one time
Screaming stop signs, staring wild eyes, keep on flashing, flashing by

And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye
And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye

The devil grins from ear to ear when he sees the hand he's dealt us
Points at your flaming hair, and then we're playing hide and seek
I can't breathe easy here, less our trail's gone cold behind us
Till' in the john mirror you stare at yourself grown old and weak

And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye...
Tell me, is something eluding you, sunshine?
Is this not what you expected to see?
If you wanna find out what's behind these cold eyes
You'll just have to claw your way through this disguise!

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Postby jcmoorehead » Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:24 pm

Asuka probably Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd, although I think a lot of songs from the Wall match her character, the concept of The Wall also matches the character aswel.

Heres the lyrics for anyone who doesnt know them (Shame on you)

Hello,
Is there anybody in there
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
Relax
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

O.K.
Just a little pin prick
There'll be no more aaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working, good
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go.

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
And I have become
Comfortably numb.


And of course theres the stunning 4-5 Minute Guitar Solo.

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Postby Space Penis » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:01 pm

jcmoorehead wrote:Asuka probably Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd, although I think a lot of songs from the Wall match her character, the concept of The Wall also matches the character aswel.


I'd say that The Wall could be said to match a lot of the chracters inb Eva.
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Postby aranami » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:36 am

end of eva in general
Venom - Genocide
Standing in the wings
The reaper waits to play his part
Fear drains the blood
From every pure human heart
The final word is spoken
A lovers last embrace
No distance between life or death
The two are face to face

Take heed the golden dawn

A prayer from the sinner
For he repents for his soul
Hell becomes his destiny
For heaven is his goal

Sinner, death deceiver
Heathen, disbeleiver

Genocide the cure of mankind
Armageddon patiently decides

Death unveils his gown
The place is truly on fire

You'll see no light
With genocide

Life or death it used to be
But now there is no choice
The blackened skies are filled
With cries of every nations voice
The clouds of death are forming
The judgement day is here
No mercy for the innocent
No time for even fear
The golden dawn turns black

Chairman Keal
Meliah Rage - Solitary Solitude
Like Manson, like Bundy
A sick lust to end humanity
Malevolent - evil-minded molester of chastity
Savagery - morbid venomous dead brutality
Infernal - ruthless retched sleaze no sanity

Shinji
Meliah Rage - No Mind
Wake up Mr. fantasy
Get up from your manic dream
Stand up face reality
Fucked up from your nightmare screams

A lost hope, lost cause
Just fade away
Dissolve from all society
You're scared and lost
Entranced all alone
Paranoid sick away from home

It's guys like this
That lose their minds
Freak-out snap kill mankind
Depressed loser lost in space
Living as a mutant race
Reality out far away
Lost from his every day
Suicide not of his mind
Not smart enough to take his life
Shockified, dreadified, dementified, horrified
Pleading, squealing, crying, dying
Immobilized, intimidized, tremblized, terrorized

Asuka
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
"Immortality! Take it! It's yours!"

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Postby ferrarimanf355 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:43 am

I'm just going to throw this one out and see what sticks...
I'm having trouble fitting this one in somewhere, but "The Day I Tried To Live" by Soundgarden sounds Eva-ish to me. 8)
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Postby ThroneofDravaris » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:46 am

Lol, I can’t believe no one’s mentioned this:

Shinji:
Unwell -Match Box 20.

Although then again, I tend to associate that song with Lucy more than anything else…
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Postby Takumi Fujiwara » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:19 pm

I think Handel's Hallelujah chorus fits Kaworu.
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Postby Stryker » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:17 pm

Shinji = Everyday Normal Guy
some exceptions of course.. like having sex in 2003....

Edit so it doesn't look like it used to be a topic.. or anything like that...
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Metallica and Evangelion

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Postby Microsoft_Sam » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:15 pm

I've been on a huge Metallica hit as of late. I bought their first 5 albums recently too.

I'm curious to know what you guys think would be the eva cast's favourite Metallica albums, songs you would associate with them and maybe discussions about how their songs could relate to Evangelion.

P.S. Sorry for creating my own thread for this before.
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Postby C.T.1290 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:34 pm

For Shinji, Behind Blue Eyes by Limp Bizkit.

For Asuka, Live to Win by Paul Stantley.
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Postby imprimatur13 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:25 am

I'm listening to Queen II right now, so...

For the scene where Rei incorporates Gendo's hand, and turns instrumentality over to Shinji: Father to Son
SPOILER: Show
Don't destroy what you see, your country to be
...
Won't you hear us sing our family song,
Now we hand it on

Take this letter that I give you, take it sonny hold it high,
You won't understand a world that's in it, but you'll write it all again before you die"

Gendo himself: Loser in the End (about a mother's lament after her son leaves her)
Shinji: Nevermore
SPOILER: Show
There's no living in my life anymore,
The seas have gone dry and the rain's stopped falling,
...
Why did you (Kaworu) have to leave me,
Why did you deceive me,
You send me to the path of nevermore.... nevermore x2

Asuka: Ogre Battle (Ogres=MPEs)
SPOILER: Show
Now the battle is on, yeah yeah yeah
Come tonight. Come to the Ogre site. Come to Ogre battle fight...

Kaworu: The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke (kinda obvious, eh?)
SPOILER: Show
To swing his axe (02) he swears, as he climbs (descends to Dogma) he dares to deliver,
The Masterstroke (Impact).
...
Oberon and Titania (Kaworu as Adam, and Lilith) watched by a harridan (Misato)
Mab is the Queen (Rei) and there's a good apothecary man (Shinji)

Rei (well, GNR): The March of the Black Queen
SPOILER: Show
You've never seen nothing like it, no never in your life,
Like going up to heaven and then coming back alive (Instrumentality),
Let me tell you all about it, and the world will so allow it, give a little time to choose (to choose to return from Instrumentality)
...
Here comes the Black Queen, poking in the pile, (collecting souls)
...
bring them down to size (LCL)
...
Put em in the cellar (Yui's chamber of Guf?) with the naughty boys (Seele and Gendo, who don't come back)
...
(The rest is about Shinji's realization of the need for others' company) A voice from behind me reminds me, spread out your wings you are an angel,
Remember to deliver with the speed of light, a little bit of love an joy,
...
In each and every soul lies a man and very soon he'll deceive and discover
That even till the end of his life, he'll bring a little love.
...
Forget your singalongs and your lullabies, surrender to the city of the fireflies
But now it's time to be gone, forever. (the voice in him that wants to stay in Instrumentality)
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Postby Joseki » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:43 am

Liam Gallagher's first solo album contains this gem called For What It's Worth, and the lyrics could have been wrote by Shinji during 3I in NGE or after 3.0

SPOILER: Show
In my defense, all my intentions were good
And heaven owns a place somewhere for the misunderstood
You know I'd give you blood if it'd be enough

Devil's on my doorstep since the day I was born
It's hard to find a sunset in the eye of a storm
But I'm a dreamer by design and I know in time, we'll put this behind

For what it's worth, I'm sorry for the hurt
I'll be the first to say, "I made my own mistakes"
For what it's worth, I know it's just a word and words betray
But sometimes we lose our way
For what it's worth

Behind the lens is a poison picture you paint
And let's not pretend you were ever searching for saints
'Cause I've been crucified for just being alive

Somewhere in the crossfire of this whispering war
Seems that I forgot just what I was fighting for
But underneath my skin there's a fire within
Still burning

For what it's worth, I'm sorry for the hurt
I'll be the first to say, "I made my own mistakes"
For what it's worth, I know it's just a word and words betray
Sometimes we lose our way
For what it's worth

The first bird to fly gets all the arrows
Let's leave the past behind with all our sorrows
I'll build a bridge between us and I'll swallow my pride

For what it's worth, I'm sorry for the hurt
I'll be the first to say, "I made my own mistakes"
For what it's worth, I know it's just a word and words betray
But sometimes we lose our way
For what it's worth
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Postby SawItAtAge10 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:06 pm

Rei - "Copy of A" by Nine Inch Nails

Ritsuko - "Speed of Pain" by Marilyn Manson

Misato - "My Lady Dominate" by William Control

I'll think up more later...
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Postby Asuka'sBigBrother » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:46 pm

Asuka:

It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday, Boyz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w6m-nhUcos

Humble, Kendrick Lamar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvTRZJ-4EyI

It Was Written, Dave East:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsnKF8P_77Q

Beautiful, Eminem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgT1AidzRWM

Shinji:

Bohemian Rhapsody:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

Where is Love, Oliver:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB_Uy8Pdh9g

Rocket Man, Elton John:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtVBCG6ThDk

Spaceman, Killers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc16Y9fiCvQ

Rei:

I'd Do Anything, Oliver:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0D53Dxl3M

Why Should I Worry, Billy Joel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb7kJ-j_dKA

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ3Bb4UsXhU

Atmosphere, Kaskade:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXQVicNodMw

I should add "Beautiful" is a really good fit for evagellion as a whole, this is literally a sum up of evagellion's story:

"in my shoes, just to see what it's like to be me
I'll be you, let's trade shoes
Just to see what it'd be like to
Feel your pain, you feel mine
Go inside each other's minds
Just to see what we find
Look at shit through each other's eyes
But don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful
They can all get fucked, just stay true to you
Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful
They can all get fucked, just stay true to you"


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