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07:47 PM on 02/07/13 
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Everything I would've said, has been mentioned.
11:02 PM on 02/07/13 
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there's quite a few songs off Banner Pilot's Collapser that reference John Fante's novel Ask the Dust.

"Araby" by Sundowner is based on the James Joyce short story of the same name.

The Lawrence Arms' The Greatest Story Ever Told references The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov a couple times/is based on it.

The Menzingers' On The Impossible Past alludes to some of the work by Vladimir Nabokov (the title comes from Lolita, and "Obituaries" quotes Pale Fire)
04:33 PM on 02/08/13 
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There are a few songs off Chiodos' first album that have Shakespeare allusions in them. Also, The Gaslight Anthem's "Great Expectations" is named after the Dickens novel.
06:36 PM on 02/08/13 
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Thrice's "Doublespeak" is based on 1984.

Poe's "Haunted" is based on House of Leaves (Poe is the author's sister)

My Chemical Romance's "To The End" is based on Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" (which everyone should read, if you haven't already).

"Araby" by Sundowner is based on the James Joyce short story of the same name.

"Baseball's Sad Lexicon" is literally the poem set to music.
08:25 PM on 02/08/13 
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Thrice's "Doublespeak" is based on 1984.

Poe's "Haunted" is based on House of Leaves (Poe is the author's sister)

My Chemical Romance's "To The End" is based on Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" (which everyone should read, if you haven't already).



"Baseball's Sad Lexicon" is literally the poem set to music.

I knew i was forgetting a very obvious one! Haha
03:55 PM on 02/09/13 
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Doesn't Aaron Weiss from Mewithoutyou use a lot of like religious writings for his lyrics and stuff?

He uses a lot of stuff from old fables/children's stories as well as religious texts. here's one article i remember reading a while ago where he talks about it a bit.

http://www.spin.com/blog/book-fables...thoutyou-music
04:32 PM on 02/09/13 
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Not sure if you heard of this small band called The Wonder Years. They have this crazy album called Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, and they base a lot of it off of one of Allen Ginsberg's poems. Pretty neat, eh?!?

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12:47 AM on 02/11/13 
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Mastodon have an album called Leviathan based on Moby Dick
05:28 AM on 02/11/13 
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I believe Josh Scogin's (The Chariot) acoustic side-project, A Rose By Any Other Name, is taken from Romeo and Juliet.
10:27 PM on 02/11/13 
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Meg & Dia have a few songs:

"Indiana" is based on Indiana by George Sand
"Monster" based on East of Eden by John Steinbeck
"Rebecca" is based on Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Good list, and I'd add that "Hug Me" is based on Brave New World.
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(how could i forget this one?) Ben Nichols of Lucero released a solo EP based on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian called Last Light in the West. great stuff.
11:14 PM on 02/11/13 
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The Lawrence Arms' record The Greatest Story Ever Told has a few lit references, some in the liner notes though. I'm afraid that's as specific as I can get.



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