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Jonestown: Soundtrack for a Mass Suicide

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Shock Treatment, "Farley's Song"

Only a couple of years after the deaths at Jonestown Richard O'Brien released his semi-sequel to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment depicting the town of Denton as one giant television studio and the entire population as either stars or the audience. In a world overrun with reality TV, the film has never been more relevant, and frankly it has a better soundtrack than its predecessor.

Shock Treatment's villain is fast food mogul Farley Flavors, who's style, dress, and dialogue was based on Jim Jones.

Concrete Blonde, "Jonestown"

Concrete Blonde has always had a penchant for good death tunes, and "Jonestown" from Mexican Moon is one of those songs we're always surprised didn't end up as a major goth anthem. The video alone is worth it with Johnette Napolitano screaming hot in a wife beater and an endless march of sheep to the slaughter.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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