Hello, R&P. What's your favorite song about an artist of a different type of arts?

Example: "The Day the Universe Ceased (March 15th 1937)" by Rudimentary Peni, about H.P. Lovecraft, a horror author.

Also, "Bela Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus, about the actor Bela Lugosi

14 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Great Question, this is worth trying to make a list for...

    Here's some that come to mind (I tossed in two architects among the painters, actors, writers, and dancers; architecture can be art too...):

    Bob Dylan - Lenny Bruce

    Wings - Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)

    Don McLean - Vincent

    The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes

    The Dream Machine - Houdini

    Ryan Adams - Sylvia Plath

    Paul Simon - Rene & Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War

    Bananarama - Robert De Niro's Waiting

    James - Van Gogh's Dog

    David Bowie - Andy Warhol

    The Fugs - Spontaneous Salute to Andy Warhol

    The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso

    Simon and Garfunkel - So Long Frank Lloyd Wright

    Teenage Fanclub - Escher

    Mission of Burma - Max Ernst

    The Weepies - Painting by Chagall

    Janis Ian - Hopper Painting

    Jonathan Richman - Vincent Van Gogh

    Counting Crows - When I Dream of Michelangelo

    Elton John - Candle in the Wind (Marilyn Monroe)

    Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

    R.E.M. - River (River Phoenix)

    The Clash - The Right Profile (Montgomery Clift)

    Toto - Rosanna (Rosanna Arquette)

    R.E.M. - Man on the Moon (Andy Kaufman)

    Eagles - James Dean

    James - Fred Astaire

    Madness - Michael Caine

    Elton John - Roy Rogers

    Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood

    Matthew Sweet - Winona (Winona Ryder)

    10cc - Somewhere In Hollywood (Marilyn Monroe)

    Lou Reed - City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)

    The Pixies - Alec Eiffel

    The A$$ Ponies - Ford Maddox Ford

    The Go Betweens - The House that Jack Kerouac Built

    Canibus - Behind Enemy Lines (Francis Bacon)

    Modest Mouse - Bukowski

    The Boo Radleys - Charles Bukowski is Dead

    The Decemberists - Song for Myla Goldberg

    10,000 Maniacs - Hey Jack Kerouac

    The Misfits - Who Killed Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe)

    I'll pick R.E.M. - Man on the Moon as my fave.

  • Lauren
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Strawberriy Fields Forever Eleanor Rigby The Beatles It's Only Love-Simply Red

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    yeah I was thinking of Bela Lugosi is Dead too . Quite cool , he was born in my country

    Peter Murphy has a really neat song that I love called Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem


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  • 1 decade ago

    Legend of A Mind - The Moody Blues, about author Timothy Leary.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "The Ghost of Vincent Price" by Wednesday 13. Or "Dead In Hollywood" by Murderdolls(talks about Leatherface, Dracula, Frankenstein and Vincent Price).

  • Punch
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Turbulent Indigo- Joni Mitchell

    about Vincent Van Gogh and the absurdity of teachers trying to make or create the next one in our time

  • Layne
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The whole Animals album by Pink Floyd about the book, Animal Farm.

  • Stuie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Andy Warhol

    (I know it's a Bowie cover, but I like STP's version better.)

  • migh
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    'Vincent Van Gogh'- Jonathan Richman... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHGChLGH52I

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    Source(s): * man, how did i forget this by Rudimentary Peni! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsruA_Cpux8 ... genius :)
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