“The Convalescent” by Manic Street Preachers (2001)

Alberto Juanterino unique in his field
These are the things that, that make you feel
Klaus Kinski with love of Werner Herzog
Scream until the war is over[x2]
Srebrenica cousin of Treblinka
Scream until the war is over
War is over
And Dante’s Inferno slides into dysmorphia
So scream until the war is over” [. . .]

On their 2001 album Know Your Enemy, Manic Street Preachers‘ song “The Convalescent” contains the lyric “And Dante’s Inferno slides into dysmorphia” in verse three. (Manic Street Preachers, Epic, March 19, 2001)

Contributed Victoria Nicholls (The Bolles School, ’22)

Teletubbies in Black and White is the Tenth Circle of Hell

“Well, we found the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

“After a spooky, black-and-white image of the already trippy Teletubbies went viral on Twitter on Thursday, a musician created an even creepier post-punk music video starring the characters, devoid of all color.

“The video was cut by Christopher Brown, set to the song ‘Atmosphere’ by Joy Division. We’d recommend showing it to only your worst enemies.”    –Max Knoblauch, Mashable, March 27, 2015.

Check out the video below to watch Christopher G. Brown’s horrifying creation.

Alkaline Trio, “Agony and Irony” (2008)

alkaline-trio-agony-and-irony-2008The intro to Alkaline Trio’s “I Found A Way” from their new album Agony and Irony contains a voice reading the beginning of Canto I of Inferno.

See lyrics at Metro Lyrics.

Contributed by Charlie Russell-Schlesinger (Bowdoin, ’08)