Myths are identified with human civilization and are always confused with the story itself. Perhaps the same human need to escape reality led him to create them.
Even prevent others from certain acts. However, today there are urban legends, who have a fewer educational role and much more… comics.
Perhaps not so much for a victim of a joke. Such an urban legend was also the reason for New Zero God to write a song.
“In the early 1980s, my family moved and sent me to a new school where I finished high school”.
Michalis Pougounas, the voice, and soul of the band begins the narrative.
“The area where the school is located is called Kopsachila and is at the borders of Agios Dimitrios and Paleo Faliro, next to the cemeteries of Kallithea, Nea Smyrni, and Palaio Faliro.
As usual, the areas around the cemeteries are full of macabre stories which are varied and multiplied according to the audience”.
Prefaces the story of the song.
“The one-story is with the evzone who made a bet to spend the night lying on a gravestone and when he went to get up something was pulling him back.
He was horrified and had a heart arrest without realizing that with his knife he had pinned his fustanella on the tomb”, reports as an example of urban myth/history for the particular cemetery.
But that was not the story that inspired him to create the song. And he continues: “At that time I was harassing my friends with some pranks.
So two of my classmates and I wanted to make a prank to my best friend, Tasos, who was then the bassist of Flowers of Romance, (the first band of the singer).
I had to bring him to the house of a classmate, Dimitris, where we would scare him …
I gave an appointment to Tasos to meet at 12 o’clock so I could bring him to Dimitris’ house because he did not know the area”.
A dose of theatricality is always necessary.
“When we met, I made sure to look anxious and when he asked me what was going on, I told him that mysterious things were going on and that the whole neighborhood was upset.
Just because we had ten minutes of walking until we got home, I had in my mind two or three terrible stories of those which were circulating in the area to prepare him psychologically for the prank”.
So one of these stories, I made it a New Zero God song titled “Angeline” and were included it in the “MMXIII” album in 2013.
A young man (whom I called Johnny in the song) drives a rainy night on his motorcycle when a girl is hitchhiking in the street (which I called Angeline).
The two of them spend the rest of the evening drinking and having fun, and the young man understands that she is cold, so he puts his jacket on her.
He has begun to fall in love with her …
As the dawn approaches, Angeline tells him she has to leave and he leaves her outside her home…
The next morning the young man realizes that he forgot to take back his jacket and goes back to ask for it.
But the woman who opens the door tells him that this girl was killed a year ago in a traffic accident.
Johnny runs into the cemetery and finds his jacket still warm on her frozen grave …”, and with this narrative manages to make the hair at the back of our neck to… count themselves, (876, at the time of writing the article).
The story contributed a lot to the prank we did to Tasos and as a story, it always looked charming … “
To us it was frightening as well… but the author of the song continues:
“The urban legend says the boy who had this experience went crazy after that, but I did not want to add such a disappointing conclusion to the song.
I preferred to let it float like an unfulfilled love, like a flirtation with death or any other version someone can find…”, certainly this version is better.
“Anyway, Angeline is one of the most favorite songs of this album, and I managed to keep it as a note, that night I made fun of a friend of mine … “, he concludes.
Apart from the story that tells us the song, there is the continuation of the prank.
There was also a third person in the company, who was called Lakis.
The main inspirer, along with some … accomplices on the prank, had dressed him with toilet paper like a mummy.
When they arrived home, the … mummified Lakis was hiding. The goal was to appear as soon as Michalis came along with Dimitris.
And to start the prank, the word “shit” should have been heard.
When Laki’s wrapped in toilet paper appeared, the two accomplices of the prank, Michalis and Dimitris, began to shout with a great theatricality the first letter of the alphabet “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”.
Then turning around and looking at the victim, Tasos, Mihalis except that he found out that he knows well this basic vowel, as he was screaming too, saw all the features of his face that have been distorted.
But it was the first and only time, as he found out, that he saw the hair of a man springing up by themselves.
This story can be remembered every time someone listens to New Zero God’s “Angeline” song, either in their regular lives or in their home.
Although we would suggest that you do not listen to it alone at home!