Sit back, light a J and enjoy.
Our bud and Made By artist @artwithjosh wrote about the infamous 7″ entitled ‘Cemetery’ by Unknown.
“Late late nights are filled with fog
Eye for an eye and dog and dog
High school tombstone
Can make you quiver all alone
Don’t walk through the cemetery
Theres no answers, don’t ask me why…”
The Numero Group label released this 13 minute, WHIRLWIND of a song in 2013 but offer little to no info about it on their website. I can’t be surprised, seeing as the artist remains unknown. My other go to website for researching music is the comment sections of a video hosting site called YouTube, and I couldn’t find anything there either.
This 70’s single would provide the perfect soundtrack for smoking pot with a very chill coven of witches. Sonically, it is a washed out, smoke ring of a rock song. Stoney and languid, it drifts like the wind through a graveyard.
We are guided through the song by the haunting doubled voice of a woman, cautioning the listener against going into a cemetery. Around three minutes in, we are visited by a Vincent Price-esque narrator, who tells a story of someone being buried in 1801. The Price impersonator quickly jolts into the year 2001 where we hear of a sorority girl who is trying to prove her sincerity to her crew by visiting the now haunted gravesite, alone. At the close of his tale, the groups matriarch echos her “don’t walk through the cemetery” mantra over and over, until the listener becomes lost in her spell.
Eventually you come to. A ghostly guitar solo steps out from the haze, grabbing your hand and dragging you towards the song’s conclusion. It feels like you’re following a shitfaced Tony Iommi around a Halloween party.
“Cemetery” by Unknown is a song that leaves the listener feeling weightless, even euphoric. It’s the feeling one gets after dodging a near death experience. I cannot recommend it enough. It’s one of the coolest songs I’ll ever hear.