Songs about artists / art works from another medium (i.e. other than music)


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Other media here meaning painting, sculpture, theatre … film and literature, too, I s’pose.

This topic is inspired by my recent revisiting of what is one of my favourite songs from the 90s, by an Australian band called The Clouds, about the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch:

Absolutely cracking song, to boot. Melodic fuzz-driven (almost Pixies-esque) pop with sublime female vocal harmonies.

Hit me with your fave songs about artists / art works from another medium.


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Such an amazing song. I love how the solo builds to the lead riff rather than the other way around.


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ULTIMATE CHOOOOOOOOOON


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Think they did a follow up later when it was pointed out they’d not mentioned any women


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Wussy’s “Gloria” was inspired by Carrie Coon’s character on Fargo Season 3.


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Somehow almost forgot what was possibly my favorite song from my favorite album of 2016:

This one’s a must for anyone who likes early Modest Mouse.


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Or the entire album Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar did about Kerouac:


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