Music You Associate With Eva and Eva Characters

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Postby WellManicuredMan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:43 pm

Legendary wrote:It's actually a subtle reference to the Discworld novel "The Reaper Man". Particle Man is Death, Triangle Man is the Auditors, who always come in threes, and Universe Man is Azrael, who, amongst other things, has a clock that tells time what it is. Person Man are the rest of the world, who the Auditors hate very much.


I had the impression that it was the other way around, that Reaper Man was inspired by this song. After all, Particle Man was released in 1990, and Reaper Man was published in 1991.

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Postby Legendary » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:46 pm

Pssh. If you're going to apply a 1994 anime to the lyrics, I'm going to apply a 1991 book to the lyrics.

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Postby WellManicuredMan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:19 pm

Legendary wrote:Pssh. If you're going to apply a 1994 anime to the lyrics, I'm going to apply a 1991 book to the lyrics.


I know I'm being incredibly pedantic, but you were saying that the song was referencing the book, whereas I was saying that the song could be applied to Evangelion.
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Postby Starasp » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:30 pm

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Postby WellManicuredMan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:59 pm

One song that I've felt could be very strongly applied to Evangelion (and not in just a silly, tangential way like "Particle Man") is Nightwish's "End of All Hope"--particularly with regard to End of Evangelion and the whole "death and rebirth" idea.

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Postby blinxwang » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:52 pm

Hi Y'all!!

So, to the point. I think a whole (boat)load of TMBG songs relate to NGE more than most people think (I assume this because there is a very sparse amount of TMBG/Eva AMVs :zer_sweatdrop:). However, I'm not sure if this is actually true or it's just my over-imaginative mind gone haywire ever since I got into Eva :scanners_head:.

Hoooookkaaaayyy.....I'll start off by analyzing "They'll Need A Crane" in the context of Evangelion. Note: I highly recommend you listen to this song first :tongue:

Love sees love's happiness
But happiness can't see that love is sad
That love is sad


Okay, so this verse describes Shinji and Asuka's relationship very well. They are both in love with each other, but neither state their true feelings and thus their love is in a sad state (especially with Shinji's lack of self-confidence and Asuka's verbal and physical abuse).

Sorry, another interjection :sweatdrop: I wanna say that this song relates to quite a few of the Eva characters' relationships. I wanna use A/S as an example in this analysis simply because it was the first relationship that popped into my mind when listening to this song:tongue:

Sadness is hanging there
To show love somewhere something needs a change
They need a change


This verse depicts that if this "sad love" scenario keeps on going with our two ill-fated lovers, it will eventually collapse and SOMETHING has got to be changed

[CHORUS]
They'll need a crane
They'll need a crane
To take the house he built for her apart
To make it break It's gonna take
A metal ball hung from a chain

They'll need a crane
They'll need a crane
To pick the broken ruins up again
To mend her heart To help him start
To see a world apart from pain
[/CHORUS]


Here is the interesting part *rubs hands together somewhat evilly*. The chorus states that they will need something big to change their relationship; to break it all to the foundations and start anew. I infer that from Asuka and Shinji's unstable mental states that it would require a HIGHLY SKILLED psychologist/psychoanalyst. :ting: I believe this is shockingly true about their relationship. Ain't it!?!?

Lad's gal is all he has
Gal's gladness hangs upon the love of lad
The love of lad


This basically means that their love is interdependent. Asuka is the only person that Shinji loves (as in "romance love") and means a great deal to him, while Shinji is a major dependency factor in Asuka's mental health and mood as well as all that lovey dovey stuff.

Some things gal says to lad
Aren't meant as bad but cause a little pain
They cause him pain


Another very interesting part. It's almost as if TMBG had Eva-foresight when writing this song. Asuka verbally and physically abuses Shinji, but it is to cover up her secret desire for Shinji and give him a reminder that she isn't weak. However, Shinji takes this seriously and as a result he starts to go insane.

[CHORUS]

Don't call me at work again
No, no, the boss still hates me I'm just tired
and I don't love you anymore
And there's a restaurant we should check out
Where the other nightmare people like to go I mean nice people—baby wait, I didn't mean to say nightmare


Okay, I interpret this part as Shinji saying a little monologue to let Asuka in on his love but ultimately failing. The "Boss" is Bastard King/Gendo as you can probably see and "work" is NERV.

Lad looks at other gals
Gal thinks Jim Beam is handsomer than lad
He isn't bad


Okay, this is when A/S fall out with each other and Asuka goes off trying to flirt with Kaji and Shinji is left depressed. (okay, that was a bit dodgy/weird :P tell me what I need to correct)

Call off the wedding band
Nobody wants to hear that one again
Play that again


Ummm....I think this has something to do with them drifting even further apart and Asuka running away from home....Gah, I'm running out of steam...!!!

[CHORUS]

They'll need a crane (x9)

Whew!! :sweatdrop: :stars: That was the longest post I have ever written for EvaGeeks :leekspin:

So, uh, tell me what you think, and please don't go toooo hard on me. I'm just a 9th Grader with Too Much Spare Time :D

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Postby blinxwang » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:26 pm

Is it just my over-analytical mind, or do a whole load of TMBG (They Might Be Giants) go along frighteningly well NGE; especially They'll Need Crane??? :whistle:

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:36 pm

In my opinion:

Nine Inch Nails and Muse fit Evangelion well. Not They Might Be Giants.

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Postby Captain_Morgan » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:58 pm

The Eva Monkey wrote:In my opinion:

Nine Inch Nails and Muse fit Evangelion well. Not They Might Be Giants.

Verily I doth concur.

Downward Spiral/The Fragile are like Evangelion in music form.

And Muse has that grand epicness with most of their songs, along with all the references to the end of the world.

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Postby ran1 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:20 pm

Supporting Muse and Eva comparisons.
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Postby Fazmotron » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:27 pm

Captain_Morgan wrote:And Muse has that grand epicness with most of their songs, along with all the references to the end of the world.


Not to mention their Sci-Fi elements.
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Postby The Triforce Fighter » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:24 pm

TheAyanamiOtaku wrote:
Oasis's Shock of the Lightning

represents Kaworu onscreen during EoTV.



You just made my day by linking one of my favorite bands to Evangelion X D

And about the Muse and Evangelion thing... I would say the whole of 'Exogenesis' from the album The Resistance fits nicely.

The first part 'Overture' mentions escape and follows it up with many 'why' questions. Reminds me of Shinji's lil phyco analysis in the last couple of episodes.

Then in 'Cross Pollination' it talks about how its 'We are counting on you, Its down to you' This reminds me of what Fuyutsuki said in (I think its in the movie) about how the human race rests in Shinji's hands. Then the final bit 'Tell us. What is your final wish?', We will tell it to the world' makes me think of the power Shinji was granted during the movie.

Then finally in 'Redemption' it talks about starting again which is basically the chance humanity have been gifted at the end of Evangelion (possibly the only good thing to come out of the events of Evangelion).

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Postby Orichalcon » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:44 pm

Cruel Angel's Thesis. :P

Lacrimosa by Kalafina for the first time EVA-01 goes berserk.

Most songs by E.S. Posthumus for the battles against the Angels.
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Postby Natsuka_Chie » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:16 am

I Hate Everything About You, by Three Days Grace reminds me of AsukaxShinji

SPOILER: Show

Every time we lie awake
After every hit we take
Every feeling that I get
But I haven't missed you yet

Every roommate kept awake
By every sigh and scream we make
All the feelings that I get
But I still don't miss you yet

Only when I stop to think about it

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?
I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?

Every time we lie awake
After every hit we take
Every feeling that I get
But I haven't missed you yet

Only when I stop to think about it

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?
I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?

Only when I stop to think
About you, I know
Only when you stop to think
About me, do you know

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?
You hate everything about me
Why do you love me?

I hate
You hate
I hate
You love me

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you?
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Postby master_lloyd » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:06 am

The Triforce Fighter wrote:And about the Muse and Evangelion thing... I would say the whole of 'Exogenesis' from the album The Resistance fits nicely.


Indeed, another Muse song that always reminds of Eva is 'Apocalypse Please', specifically EOE for obvious reasons...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFrl01aPPkA

Very dramatic, very OTT, classic Muse.
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Postby tomrule123 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:11 pm

"Knights of Cydonia" by Muse
I was listening to that song recently, and at the same time, I was thinking Evangelion. It was a good song to match.

Plus, during the Christmas season, I was also thinking about Evangelion while listening to this:
Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 (Instrumental)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Wait, what about "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the Beatles:
SPOILER: Show
This would occur in Episodes 25 and 26, both TV and EoE.
EoE segments during the lines "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
TV 25 and 26 segments during the other segments.
When you listen to the song, you'll understand what I mean.

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Postby soul.assassin » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:13 am

My Chemical Romance - Disenchanted
Paramore - Brick by Boring Brick
30 Minutes to Mars - The Kill

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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:53 am

SPOILER: Show
That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane -
Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn -
world serves its own needs, regardless of your own needs. Feed it up a knock,
speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height,
down height. Wire in a fire, represent the seven games in a government for
hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies
breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered
crop. Look at that low plane! Fine then. Uh oh, overflow, population,
common group, but it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its
own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the
reverent in the right - right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright
light, feeling pretty psyched.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign tower. Slash and burn,
return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning,
blood letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate. Light a candle,
light a motive. Step down, step down. Watch a heel crush, crush. Uh oh,
this means no fear - cavalier. Renegade and steer clear! A tournament,
a tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide. Mount St. Edelite.
Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic,
slam, but neck, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine...fine...

(It's time I had some time alone)
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