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Jimi Hendrix Fire Alarm

Fire Alarms that play Jimi Hendrix's "Fire"
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The boring beeping is fine for getting people's attention, but what about designing fire alarms that blare Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" through the home or office when it catches fire? This would also make fire drills and testing the fire alarm much more amusing. Maybe other songs could be used as well, depending on the taste of the individual homeowner.
smizzou, Jul 05 2001

Roof on fire claims lives of 43 party people http://www.usd.edu/...e/roof_on_fire.html
The dangers of this idea. [bookworm, Jul 05 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Songs NOT by Weird Al http://www.com-www....eirdal/notbyal.html
List of songs mistakenly attributed to him [krelnik, Oct 20 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

For [thumbwax], fifteen years later https://www.youtube...watch?v=3iw34CD3lZo
[normzone, Mar 14 2016]

I think this is probably a more appropriate Hendrix song https://www.youtube...watch?v=FnYWfVPT5aI
[normzone, Mar 14 2016]

https://www.youtube...watch?v=NOErZuzZpS8 FIRE!!!! [xenzag, Mar 15 2016]


       Burning Down the House.

Waking Up With The House On Fire (Culture Club)
hippo, Jul 06 2001

       Arthur Brown's Fire
Bob Dylan's Wheel's on Fire
Jefferson Starship's Carry the Fire
Renaissance's Ashes are Burning (my personal favourite).
angel, Jul 06 2001

       (What's the name of that Midnight Oil song about burning beds? One of our antipodean halfbakers should know...)
hippo, Jul 06 2001

       [hippo]: Beds Are Burning   

       "Who started this?"
"We Didn't Start The Fire!"
mrkillboy, Jul 06 2001

       I'm On Fire - Van Halen - from "Van Halen"
Baby's on Fire - Robert Fripp - from "Here Come The Warm Jets" One Of The Greatest Guitar Solos BTW
thumbwax, Jul 06 2001

       Barneys on fire & Burning down the church - wierd al yankovic...
RobertKidney, Jul 06 2001

       All very well, but what about fires at night-clubs ? In England at least, clubbers have been known to carry on dancing to the fire alarms. We oughtn't to encourage it.
lubbit, Jul 06 2001

       If the clubbers are that stupid, maybe we should encourage it.
hippo, Jul 06 2001

       "Ring of Fire" --Johnny Cash?, (covered by everyone)
EvoketheTiger, Jul 06 2001

       [ACK Before and After Science. "King's Lead Hat" must have been the first Eno track I ever heard, on John Peel's Music way back when.]   

       REM, "This one", start with the chorus.
jutta, Jul 06 2001

       And when the intelligent fire alarm system gets bored it could play the Doors "Come on baby light my fire" quietly to subliminally influence any wandering pyromaniacs to liven up its day
Gordon Comstock, Jul 06 2001

       'Towering Inferno' has an album called "Kaddish" from 1993 - Brian Eno defined it as the most frightening music he ever heard in his life.
Excerpt From Toll II:
Egy test vagy egy test.
A body, you're a body.
re: Fripp - who operates as a Small Mobile Intelligence Unit, if I remember his self-definition correctly, is quite the musician. He tunes his guitars C-G-D-A-E-G from low to high strings, which is far from ordinary, and in tandem with his superior knowledge of scales, modes and the like - creates his own sound.
thumbwax, Jul 07 2001

       "The roof! The roof! The roof is on fire!
We don't need no water, let the muddy funster burn!"
PotatoStew, Jul 07 2001

       My vote goes to Culture Club - purely on safety grounds. A short burst of Boy George's vocals is known to clear any building/British nightclub dancefloor in seconds (as do his laughable attempts at DJing on a regular basis). Fire deaths would be a thing of the past.
Redbrickterrace, Jul 07 2001

       Ed Ruscha told me a story upon his return to US after an exhibition of his art in UK a few years ago. He has been friends with Mick Jagger for many years and they had gone out with their wives to a club, dining upstairs in a private area, unseen to those below. Mick got up from table and looked over balcony to see what was moving the bodies on the dance floor. Within seconds, something extraordinary happened: One by one the dancers stopped dancing and began applauding, and the music stopped. The applause rose to a crescendo, Mick turned around and sat back down after acknowledging the reception. Ed told me "It was fuckin' incredible man".
I asked him if a fire had started, would it have stopped the applause? He said "no". He's proably right.
thumbwax, Jul 08 2001

       Metallica--"Fight Fire With Fire" & "Jump In The Fire"   

       The Ink Spots--"I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire"   

       Bob Seger--"Fire Down Below"   

       Brownsville Station & Motley Crue--"Smokin' In The Boys Room"   

       Clash--"London's Burning"   

       James Taylor--"Fire and Rain"
zaphod12, Nov 27 2001

       jutta: Sorry to be pedantic, but the REM track you were thinking of is "The One I Love".   

       "Burn, Baby, Burn" - Ash
"Warning" - Green Day
CoolerKing, Nov 27 2001

       "A Warm Place" - Nine Inch Nails ("Burn" would have been too obvious.)
"Burn For You" - INXS
sirrobin, Nov 28 2001

       Handel - "Music for the Royal Fireworks"
magnificat, Mar 13 2002

       (Repost of previously deleted annotation)   

       I thought this would be an alarm that went off to let you know your guitar was on fire.   

       (Burn for You, INXS... great tune. That whole album is great.)
waugsqueke, Mar 13 2002

       Obviously, it would have to incorporate a... Purple Smoke detector... [covers head]
jester, Mar 16 2002

       "Disco Inferno" for clubs.
Pikathulhu, Jul 03 2002

       Groove Armada, at the River - "Proceed to the meeting point in a calm and orderly manner"
NickTheGreat, Jul 03 2002

       The Animals - "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"   

       The Prodigy - "Firestarter" (actually, perhaps not)
friendlyfire, Oct 19 2002

       //Barneys on fire & Burning down the church - wierd al yankovic... --RobertKidney//   

       FYI: Those are NOT Weird Al Yankovic songs. See link.
krelnik, Oct 20 2002

       The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire" (wonders how it was forgotten) see link.
xenzag, Mar 15 2016


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