Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10+ MORE Serial Killers that Songs are Inspired By

This is basically a "Part 2" of the my original blog post: 10+ Serial Killers that Songs are Inspired By. I might be fascinated by serial killers a little too much and have decided to find 10+ more of these sick bastards that songs are inspired by. Enjoy!

#1 Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono

Kenneth Bianchi and his cousin Angelo Buono are known as the "Hillside Stranglers". Both American serial killers that were convicted of kidnapping, raping, torturing, and killing girls and women ranging from the ages 12-28 years old. These crimes were committed in the hills of Los Angeles, California during a four month period from late 1977 to early 1978. There was 10 known victims altogether. Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono were charged with these crimes and were sentenced to life in prison  On September 21st, 2002, Angelo Buono died of a heart attack in Calipatria State Prison of the California Department of Corrections, where he was serving a life sentence. Bianchi, however, is still much alive and is currently serving his sentence in the Washington State Penitentiary of the Washington State Department of Corrections in Walla Walla, Washington. 

"I Wanna Make You Scream" by Battalion of Saints

"Notown Blues" – The Black Lips

#2 Jerry Brudos

Jerry Brudos was an American serial killer and necrophiliac, also known as "The Lust Killer" and "The Shoe Fetish Slayer". Since a young age, Brudos had a fetish for woman's shoes and underwear. The rumor is that this might of been brought on by his own mother, who originally wanted a daughter and would dress Brudos in girls clothing, as well as, treating him with disdain along with constant abuse. Between 1968 and 1969, Brudos bludgeoned and strangled 4 young women in Salem, Oregon. He kept trophies of his victims, including two pairs of amputated breasts that he used as paperweights and the left foot of his first murdered victim, Linda Slawson, in which he used to model the footwear he collected. After murdering these poor women, he would dress up in high heels and masturbate. Later on, Brudos confessed to murdering four women and was sentenced to life in prison. On March 28, 2006 Jerry died in prison of liver cancer.

"Fatal Foot Fetish" – Macabre

#3 Richard Chase

Richard Chase was a American serial killer who was nicknamed "Vampire of Sacromento". Chase was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and received his nickname because he would consumed the blood of his victims and cannibalized their remains. In 1975, Chase was involuntarily committed to a mental institution after being taken to a hospital after injecting rabbit's blood into his veins. This is where diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and went through a variety of treatments and was prescribed a bunch of medications. However, his mother helped him escape,weaned him off the medication, and got Chase his own apartment. Because of this, in a span of a month from December 1977 to January 1978 is when Richard committed his murders with a .22 handgun. In 1979, Chase stood trial on 6 counts of murder. In order to avoid the death penalty, the defense tried to have him found guilty of second degree murder, which would result in a life sentence. Their case hinged on Chase's history of mental illness and the suggestion that his crimes were not premeditated.On December 26, 1980, a guard checking cells found Chase lying awkwardly on his bed, not breathing. An autopsy determined that he committed suicide with an overdose of prison doctor-prescribed antidepressants that he had saved over several weeks.

"Blood Sucking Freaks" by Church of Misery

"House Sparrow" by Xiu Xiu

#4 John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was an American serial killer who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Gacy is known as the "Killer Clown" due to a character he devised himself as "Pogo the Clown" in which he dressed up as for children's parties and fundraising events. As for his victims, he buried 26 of them in the crawl space of his home, buried 3 others elsewhere in his property, and discarded 4 of his victims remains in a nearby river. He was convicted of 33 murders and sentenced to death for 12 of these killings. On May 10th, 1994 Gacy was executed by lethal injection.

"Clownin' Around" by Deer Tick

"John Wayne Gacy, Jr." by Sufjan Stevens

"Pogo The Clown" by Dog Fashion Disco

#5 Jack the Ripper

"Jack the Ripper" was the name given to a serial killer that was never identified or captured and committed their murders around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. This killer was also nicknamed "The Whitechapel Murderer" and "Leather Apron". Their attacks usually involved prostitutes whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. The removal of internal organs from at least 3 of the victims led to proposals that their killer possessed anatomical or surgical knowledge. There were 5  known killings by the ripper, and were never brought to justice.

"Down on Whores" by Benediction

"Jack" by Iced Earth

"Jack the Ripper" - Screaming Lord Sutch

"Jack the Ripper" by Morrissey

"Maxwell Murder" by Rancid

"The Ripper" by Judas Priest

#6 Edmund Kemper

Edward Kemper is an American serial killer, also a necrophiliac, who did most of his killings in California in the 1970's. Kemper was also nicknamed as "The Co-ed Killer". In 1964,  he started his criminal life by killing his own grandparents. When questioned, he said that he "just wanted to see what it felt like to kill Grandma," and that he killed his grandfather because he knew he would be angry at him for what he had done to his grandmother.  Only being 15 years of age at the time, he was committed to the Atascadero State Hospital. Kemper was released from prison in 1969, after serving fewer than five years. In 1972, only 3 years after his release, is when Kemper started a spree of murders. Altogether, there were 8 victims. He would pick up female students hitchhiking, taking them to rural areas and murdering them. He stabbed, smothered, or would shoot them, and would take them back to his apartment where he would have sex with their decapitated heads and bodies and then dissect them. On November 1973, he was found guilty of 8 counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Edward Kemper is still alive to this day and is serving his sentence at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California.

"Fortress/Outer Space/Forever" by System of a Down

#7 Peter Kürten

Peter Kürten was a German serial killer that was "The Vampire of Düsseldorf". Kürten committed his most notorious crimes of sexual assaults and murders from February to November 1929 in Düsseldorf. Before this, around 1894 and received a number of short prison sentences for various crimes, including theft and arson. As a youth, he was employed by the local dogcatcher, a job which allowed him to indulge in cruelty to animals. Kürten progressed from torturing animals to attacks on people. He committed his first provable murder in 1913, strangling a 10-year-old girl during the course of a burglary. His crimes were then halted by World War I and an eight-year prison sentence. In 1921, he left prison and moved to Altenburg, where he got married. In 1925, he returned to Düsseldorf, where he began the series of crimes that would culminate in his capture, sentence to death and execution. Most of his murders during 1929 included stabbing, beating his victims with hammers, and rape. Peter Kürten confessed to 79 offenses, and was charged with nine murders and seven attempted murders. He went on trial in April 1931. He was found guilty and sentenced to death.

"In Germany Before the War" by Randy Newman

#8 Leonard Lake & Charles Ng

Leonard Lake was an American serial killer who committed his crimes with the Chinese-American serial killer, Charles Ng. They both are believed to have raped, tortured, and murdered between 11 and 25 victims  at Lake's ranch in Calaveras County, California. Lenonard was reportedly a bright child, but had an obsession with pornography that stemmed from taking nude photos of his sisters, apparently with the encouragement of his grandmother. It was also alleged that Lake extorted sexual favors from his sisters. Later on in life, Lake appeared in amateur pornographic movies, usually involving bondage or sadomasochism. In 1983, he met Charles Ng in Hong Kong and the two stroke a friendship . Ng was actually born in Hong Kong and was the son of a wealthy executive. As a child, he was harshly disciplined and abused by his father. As a teenager, Ng was described as a troubled loner and was expelled from several schools. Developing this friendship with Lake later involved Ng being his accomplice in filming themselves torturing and raping their victims. The crimes became known in 1985, when Lake committed suicide after being arrested and Ng was caught shoplifting at a hardware store. Police searched Lake's ranch and found human remains. Ng was identified as Lake's partner in crime. He stood trial in 1998 on twelve counts of murder and was convicted on February 24, 1999, of eleven: six men, three women and two male infants. He was sentenced to death. Ng is currently on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

"The Ballad of Leonard and Charles" by Exodus

#9 Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez is an American serial killer that was known as "The Night Stalker". Ramirez was found guilty of 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries. However, authorities believe he may of committed more murders than he was charged for. It is rumored that Ramirez may have been influenced into killing by his cousin, Mike, who shot and killed his wife, and her blood spattered on Ramirez's face. Ramirez was 13 years old at the time. After the murder, his behavior changed dramatically; he dropped out of school, began using drugs,adopted odd sleeping habits, and started being involved in burglaries. On June 28, 1984, his burglaries turned into something far more evil. This is where he started to rape and kill his victims. The act of killing actually sexually aroused Ramirez, and sometimes he would have sex with the corpse of his victims before leaving. He was later captured on August 31, 1985 because his fingerprint was found on the mirror of a vehicle in which he had stolen and the description of the car came from one of his rape victims. Ramirez was identified, chased, surrounded, and severely beaten by an angry mob in East Los Angeles as he was trying to steal a car. Police broke up the mob, preventing them from lynching Ramirez. During the penalty phase of the trial on November 7, 1989, he was sentenced to die in California's gas chamber, in which still to this day, he is on death row awaiting execution.

"Going Going Gone" by Exodus

"Night Stalker" by Super Heroines

"Where Evil Dwells" by Church of Misery

#10 Gary Ridgway

Gary Ridgway is an American serial killer known as the "Green River Killer". Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ridgway is believed to have murdered at least 71 women near Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. His court statements later reported that he had killed so many, he lost count. Ridgway began each murder by picking up a woman, usually a prostitute. He sometimes showed the woman a picture of his son, to help her trust him. After having sex with her, Ridgway strangled her from behind. He initially strangled them manually. However, many victims inflicted wounds and bruises on his arm while trying to defend themselves. Concerned these wounds and bruises would draw attention, Ridgway began using ligatures to strangle his victims. Most victims were killed in his home, his truck, or a secluded area. Most of the bodies of these victims were dumped in the wooded areas near the Green River. On November 30, 2001, as he was leaving a truck factory where he worked, he was arrested for the murders of four women whose cases were linked to him through DNA evidence. Ridgway was initially convicted of 48 separate murders, but as a part of a plea bargain wherein he agreed to disclose the whereabouts of still-missing women, he was spared the death penalty and received a sentence of life imprisonment without parole. Gary Ridgway is currently incarcerated at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington.

"Deep Red Bells"  by Neko Case

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