How is it possible for a song to terrify you? There is something unnerving, ethereal and uncanny about Cream’s masterpiece — White Room — that still chills me over 40 years after its creation.
Here’s a taste of Cream’s version of “White Room” from their 1968 farewell concert.
Does White Room scare you, too?
I don’t know if it’s the imagery, or the drug influence, or the tonal dissonance — but there is an irresistible sickly feeling White Room brings into my core — and, yet, I cannot get enough of the song.
Why are we attracted to things that make us sick?
Here’s Eric Clapton’s version of White Room twenty years later in 1988:
Is there a song that scares you in your core? If so, what is it, and in what way does that song terrify you?