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Super Collections; Creepy Love Songs

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

To heck with candy and roses. For Valentine's Day, Soundcheck celebrates love songs gone wrong. Music writers and listeners give their picks for romantic music … that also happens to be creepy, sleazy or unintentionally funny. Plus: Supercollectors continues with bandleader Vince Giordano's massive sheet music collection. And: We want to hear about what you collect - and why.

'Fess Up: What Do You Collect? And Why?

Our series on unusual music collections continues. We’ll open the phones to find out what YOU collect – and why. And local big-band maestro Vince Giordano tells us about his massive collection of sheet music and band arrangements – which he stores in a house conveniently located next to his Brooklyn home.

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Valentine's Day: Creepy Love Songs

To heck with romance. Joining us with love songs that are weird, unsettling and delightfully creepy are Steve Almond, author of the book “Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life” and Emily Rems, editor at Bust Magazine.

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Playlist: Creepy Love Songs

Below, check out a creepy songs playlist from Emily Rems and Steve Almond.

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