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Best song about mental institutions
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  • Institutionalized

    1 12.50%
  • Sanitarium

    4 50.00%
  • Other (give a title and band below)

    3 37.50%
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  1. #1
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    Best song about mental institutions

    As I've been trying to drop some pounds I've found Suicidal Tendencies' debut album is excellent for getting me going on the treadmill. As I listened to it I was also thinking how "Institutionalized" and "Sanitarium" from Metallica are both songs about mental institutions that were recorded in the mid-80's. I don't recall too many bands checking in on this subject before or since then.

    So my question is, if you want to hear a song about the nuthouse, which one of these two do you prefer? And are there any other songs about this topic I should hear?

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    Quiet Riot's "Mental Health" comes to mind.

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    Alice cooper did some time in a sanitarium for alcoholism and most of the album "from the inside" is about his stay.
    Also the ballad of dwight fry and luney tune from AC are along those lines as well

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    From The Inside

    Alice Coopers "How You Gonna See Me Now " comes to mind.
    From the Album " From The Inside "..1978
    I tried to find the original clip on youtube but only a bad life version pops up.
    At the time and for that time there was a great clip going with the song.
    This song is about him going nuts and dragged away to the loony bin
    and coming back again......

    http://www.alicecooper.com/music/dis...3-278df364ef33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    Alice cooper did some time in a sanitarium for alcoholism and most of the album "from the inside" is about his stay.
    Also the ballad of dwight fry and luney tune from AC are along those lines as well
    While I was writing my post you beat me too it I guess LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jane View Post
    While I was writing my post you beat me too it I guess LOL
    Haha.....sorry about that. I think the offical video for "how you gonna see me now" was yanked recently because it was there a few months ago.
    The gal that he came home too in the video is actually his wife in real life.

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    [quote=Achilleslastand;243899]
    Haha.....sorry about that.
    Don't be, it only means that Alice is not forgotten


    I think the offical video for "how you gonna see me now" was yanked recently because it was there a few months ago.
    Shame, I actually liked that video with the song.
    The gal that he came home too in the video is actually his wife in real life.
    I didn't know that thanks for the extra info

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    Exclamation

    Anthrax - Mad House

    Onslaught - In Search of Sanity

    Megadeth - Sweating Bullets




    But I'd go with Metallica in this poll - Welcome Home (Sanitarium) was always my favourite "ballad" from James & Co (though I'm not the biggest fan of Faster than Puppets).
    Wolfgang Van Halen - "I love being a bass player. Its just me and Al a groove section. Just boom, boom, boom, and were good". GW
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    Edward Van Halen - "What is next for Wolf is the next record and the next tour. Hes no different than I am. Music is his life. If he goes back to school, Ill probably go with him. GC

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    Quote Originally Posted by jane View Post
    Alice Coopers "How You Gonna See Me Now" comes to mind. From the Album " From The Inside "..1978 I tried to find the original clip on youtube but only a bad life version pops up. At the time and for that time there was a great clip going with the song. This song is about him going nuts and dragged away to the loony bin and coming back again......
    http://www.alicecooper.com/music/dis...3-278df364ef33
    Love that song, Jane!

    That one and I Never Cry - awesome tunes IMHO.
    Wolfgang Van Halen - "I love being a bass player. Its just me and Al a groove section. Just boom, boom, boom, and were good". GW
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    Edward Van Halen - "What is next for Wolf is the next record and the next tour. Hes no different than I am. Music is his life. If he goes back to school, Ill probably go with him. GC

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    i agree with Simon, Megadeth- Sweating Bullets.
    A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
    Frank Zappa

 

 

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