hand-of-doom

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“Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”

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Top: Ivy playing @924 Gilman

Circa 1989

Mid: Flyer from a show at The Electric Banana in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Circa April 1988

Operation Ivy —- Hand of Doom

Bottom: Tim Armstrong and his Seville Strat-copy playing at a show in Berkeley

Circa 1988

MUSIC RELATED TO COLUMBINE:

The full list of music referenced by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.


This is part 1 of a series of lists compiling Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s references to popular culture. These songs were found with the help of acolumbinesite. For some of the songs and albums, I have left the description that they wrote, so the credit goes to them. Songs and albums not featured in acolumbinesite were found in Eric and Dylan’s journals, the 900 page Columbine document, and other sources on the Internet such as documents and interviews. Please let me know if I have made any errors or if you have found anything to add to the list. The picture I’ve used is a Nine Inch Nails reference in a Doom easter egg.

If you would like an updated list of music related to Columbine, please keep checking back to the original post (it can be found on my blog under the links page), as reblogged versions of this post will not show any corrections or additions I have made.

Please note: By making lists of Eric and Dylan’s references to music, movies, games, etc., I am not implying that those things were responsible for their actions, nor am I trying to emphasize the influence that those things had on their behavior. I believe that music, movies, games, books and tv shows gave them something that they were able to empathize with (for example, the music they listened to reflected their emotions, attitudes and values), and I believe that in the short term, it helped them through their lives.

Part 2: Movies related to Columbine
Part 3: Video games related to Columbine


SONGS REFERENCED BY ERIC HARRIS:

  • Dogma by KMFDM from the album Xtort. Eric quoted this song in Dylan’s 1998 yearbook.
  • Son of a Gun by KMFDM from the album Xtort. The lyrics were found on Eric’s “RebtheJuvey” webpage.
  • Power by KMFDM from the album Xtort. The lyrics were found on Eric’s “rebldomkr” webpage.
  • Waste by KMFDM from the album Symbols. The lyrics were found on Eric’s “RebtheJuvey” webpage.
  • Stray Bullet by KMFDM from the album Symbols. The lyrics were found on Eric’s “RebtheJuvey” webpage.
  • Anarchy by KMFDM from the album Symbols. Eric quoted the song in Nate Dykeman’s yearbook.
  • Godlike by KMFDM from the album Naïve. Eric and Dylan (Eric particularly) often talked of being “godlike”, and quoted the song in his journal, in his friends’ yearbooks, and in an AOL chat.
  • Weisses Fleisch by Rammstein from the album Herzeleid. Eric wrote “”weisses fleisch” - perfect song for me” next to one of his rants in his journal.
  • Wilder Wein by Rammstein from the Engel single (later put on the album Live Aus Berlin). Eric wore a t-shirt featuring the name of this song in one of the Basement Tapes. The song is also referenced in a note that Eric wrote to Dylan.
  • Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen? by Rammstein from the album Herzeleid. Referenced in his school diary.
  • Bück dich by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht. Referenced in his journal.
  • Ich Bin Ein Auslander by Pop Will Eat Itself from the album Dos Dedos Mis Amigos. The song was found sketched in one of Eric’s notebooks.
  • Shitlist by L7 from the Natural Born Killers Soundtrack. Eric and Dylan were fans of the film Natural Born Killers, and they both had a “Shitlist” in their journals.
  • Closer by Nine Inch Nails from the album The Downward Spiral. Mentioned in Eric’s journal - “…that one NIN video I saw, “Broken” or “Closer” or something.”
  • A Drug Against War by KMFDM from the album Angst. Referenced in a note written by Eric to Dylan.
  • Engel by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht. The song was referenced in a note written by Eric to Dylan. The lyrics were also found on Eric’s website, along with an English translation.
  • Das Modell (presumably the version by Rammstein, the artist is not mentioned). The lyrics were found on Eric’s website, along with an English translation.
  • Du Hast by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht. The lyrics were found on Eric’s website, along with an English translation.
  • Guilty by Gravity Kills from the album Guilty (Remix Album). The lyrics were found on Eric’s website.
  • Herzeleid by Rammstein from the album Herzeleid. The lyrics were found on Eric’s website.
  • Kokain by Rammstein. The lyrics were found on Eric’s website, along with an English translation.
  • Heirate Mich by Rammstein from the album Herzeleid. The lyrics were found on Eric’s website.
  • Rammstein by Rammstein from the album Herzeleid. The lyrics were found on Eric’s website.
  • Bestrafe Mich by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht. The lyrics were found on Eric’s website.
  • Tier by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht. The lyrics were found on Eric’s website.
  • Klavier by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht. The lyrics were found on Eric’s website.


ALBUMS REFERENCED BY ERIC HARRIS:

  • Adios by KMFDM. In his journal, Eric wrote “Heh, get this. KMFDM’s new album is entitled “Adios” and its release date is in April. How fuckin appropriate, a subliminal final “adios” tribute to Reb and Vodka, thanks KMFDM…”
  • Bombthreat: Before She Blows by Fly. Eric left this album to Susan Dewitt in his will, stated in the Basement Tapes.
  • Agogo by KMFDM. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Voices by Lights of Euphoria. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Burn, Baby, Burn! by The Electric Hellfire Club. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Killing Time Again by Funker Vogt. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • The Mask and Mirror by Loreena McKennitt. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Next by Vanessa Williams. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Industrial War: The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Industrial Music by Various artists. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Industrial Rock by Various artists. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Serenade for the Dead by Leæther Strip. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Fatherland by Die Krupps. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Rise by Nosferatu. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Front by Front by Front 242. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Tyranny (For You) by Front 242. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Stripped by Rammstein. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Snivilisation by Orbital. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Unknown Album (name was cut off the receipt) by The Future Sound of London. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Trip Factor by Trip Factor. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Eat Static by Science of the Gods. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Orbital by Orbital. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • U.F.Orb by The Orb. Found on a receipt from Angelo’s CD’s & Tapes.
  • Ultimate Gabber Trance - The Beats From Hell by Various artists. Found on a receipt from Media Play.
  • Broken EP by Nine Inch Nails. Mentioned in Eric’s journal - “…that one NIN video I saw, “Broken” or “Closer” or something.”


ARTISTS REFERENCED BY ERIC HARRIS:

  • The Prodigy. Featured as one of Eric’s favorite bands on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Marilyn Manson. Eric mentioned a list of bands in his journal, along with “M.M.”, which is presumably short for “Marilyn Manson”.
  • The Scorpions. In the “news” section of his webpage in an article entitled “rammdownfall”, Eric quotes his e-mailers, and wrote of Rammstein, “…OF COURSE THEY’RE ANOTHER “FAKE” “HYPE” “FROM GERMANY”, [JUST LIKE ]…. ‘THE SCORPIONS”…”
  • The Smashing Pumpkins. In the “news” section of his webpage, concerning the e-mails he received about Rammstein, Eric wrote “[soon i’ll receive complaints about the gnashing bumpkins….]”.
  • Puff Daddy. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Missy Elliott. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Lil Kim. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Mase. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Master P. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Will Smith. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Hanson. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Five Iron Frenzy. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Less Than Jake. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • The Pietasters. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Bills Dog Verne (?). Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Reel Big Fish. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • The Aquabats. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Blink-182. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • 311. Listed as an artist he hates on his “You know what I love/hate?” page.
  • Enya. In a rant complaining about jazz music, Eric talks of an “Enya wannabe”.


SONGS REFERENCED BY DYLAN KLEBOLD:

  • Something I Can Never Have by Nine Inch Nails from the album Pretty Hate Machine. It was referenced in his journal. The song was also written in his journal as the song to be played over the “Lyrics” section of his webpage.
  • The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails from the album The Downward Spiral. Referenced in his journal.
  • Hurt by Nine Inch Nails from the album The Downward Spiral. Referenced in his journal.
  • Piggy by Nine Inch Nails from the album The Downward Spiral. Referenced in his journal - “the NIN song Piggy is good for thought writing.”
  • Happiness in Slavery by Nine Inch Nails from the album Broken EP. * Referenced in his journal.
  • Chico’s Groove by the Chemical Brothers from the album Exit Planet Dust. Referenced in his journal. The name of the song is also written out several times in his school diary.
  • Shitlist by L7 from the Natural Born Killers Soundtrack. Eric and Dylan were fans of the film Natural Born Killers, and they both had a “Shitlist” in their journals.
  • Black Sunshine by White Zombie from the album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1. The song was written in his journal as the song to be played over the “Hate” section of his webpage.
  • Block Rockin’ Beats by The Chemical Brothers from the album Dig Your Own Hole. The song was written in his journal as the song to be played over the “Techno” section of his webpage.
  • Particle Man by They Might Be Giants from the album Flood. The song was written in his journal as the song to be played over the “Hacking” section of his webpage.
  • Sweet Dreams by (presumably Marilyn Manson. Dylan does not state the artist). The song was written in his journal as the song to be played over the “Koolios” section of his webpage.
  • Disarm by The Smashing Pumpkins from the album Siamese Dream. The song was written in his journal as the song to be played over the “My Thoughtz” section of his webpage.
  • I Stay Away by Alice in Chains from the Jar of Flies EP. The song was written in his journal as the song to be played over the “Other Kool Mus.” section of his webpage.
  • Little Green Bag by The George Baker Selection from the Reservoir Dogs Sountrack. The song was written in his journal as the song to be played over the “Moviez” section of his webpage.
  • Brute by KMFDM from the album Nihil. The name of the song is written in his school diary.
  • Now I’m Nothing by Nine Inch Nails from the 1991 Lollapalooza setlist. The name of the song is written in his school diary, along with “kool song”.
  • The Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails from the Lost Highway Soundtrack. The lyrics of the song are written out in his school diary.
  • Closer by Nine Inch Nails from the album The Downward Spiral. The lyrics of the song are written out in his school diary. Some of the lyrics are also written out in the love letter he wrote.
  • Life is Sweet (Daft Punk Mix) by The Chemical Brothers from the album Exit Planet Dust. The name of the song is written in his school diary.
  • Gave Up by Nine Inch Nails from the Broken EP. The lyrics of the song are written out in his school diary.
  • Beautiful by The Smashing Pumpkins from the album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The lyrics of the song are written out in his school diary.
  • Americana by The Offspring from the album Americana. Not directly referenced, but this song can be heard being played in the car in the Breakfast Run video, right before they order. The people in the video can be heard singing the lyrics, perhaps Dylan included.
  • Hit ‘Em Up by 2Pac from the album All Eyez on Me. The lyrics of this song are found in his school diary.


ALBUMS REFERENCED BY DYLAN KLEBOLD:

  • Naïve by KMFDM. Dylan had a KMFDM Naïve sticker on his car.
  • The Doom Generation Soundtrack by Various artists. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?).
  • Vampires Soundtrack by Various artists. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?).
  • Amber by Autechre. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?).
  • Box Set of Smashing Pumpkins. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?).
  • Nowhere Soundtrack by Various artists. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?).
  • Loops of Fury by The Chemical Brothers. The name of the album is written in his school diary.
  • Sehnsucht by Rammstein. The name of the album is written in his school diary several times.


ARTISTS REFERENCED BY DYLAN KLEBOLD:

  • The Chemical Brothers. Dylan wrote an essay in the Chemical Brothers font, and had a Chemical Brothers sticker on his car. He had also written the band’s name in his school diary.
  • Rammstein. Dylan had a Rammstein sticker on his car.
  • Ceiba. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?).
  • Prana. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?).
  • Spacetime Continuum. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?). He writes “any Xpt Sea Biscuit”.
  • Renegade Soundwave. Featured on Dylan’s shopping list (?).
  • Marilyn Manson. In an interview with the police, Mrs. Klebold indicated that Dylan had a poster of Marilyn Manson in his room. She said that she had asked him about it, and in particular asked him what it meant. Dylan had told her that it didn’t mean anything and that he didn’t really listen to lyrics of Marilyn Manson music, however, he did listen to the music. A symbol similar to the Antichrist Superstar logo is also featured in his school diary. Dylan also had a Marilyn Manson sticker on his car.
  • DJ Spooky. The name of the artist is written in his school diary.
  • Phantom Planet. Featured on a list entitled “Get Bak!” (probably meaning that he was lending the album to someone and the list was a reminder to get it back).
  • Atari Teenage Riot. The name of the band and the band’s logo are featured in his school diary.
  • Hanson. Featured as an artist he hates on his plan for his webpage.


FOR SONGS THAT REFERENCE COLUMBINE:


* Thanks to renegade-reb for the correction.

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smoke gets in your eyes 

“It all happened. It was real. He was a good man, and he loved you. And I’m going to find him for you.”

the ironmonger’s bed 

“They know Captain America. Goddamn Captain America–”

“We didn’t. We knew him, Howard. That can’t be taken away.”

It’s not good enough.”

“I know.”

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