Noisy Neighbor Revenge CD

image I have noisy neighbors, so I've often fantasized about a product like this. It's a noisy neighbor revenge CD that plays loud, annoying sounds such as a newborn baby crying, a drill, a domestic squabble, or the phone ringing. Put it in your stereo, point the speakers at the neighbor's house, and have your revenge. A set of earplugs comes with the CD. My neighbors (college-age kids renting the house next door) have been fond of doing things like blasting rap music at midnight, or playing games of wiffleball in their backyard at 3am. I initially tried asking them to shut up, which worked in the short term, but not in the long term because they'd simply be out there doing it again next weekend... or during the week, which was even worse. So now I just call the police whenever they make noise after 10pm. That actually seems to have worked. (via Fun Reports)

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Posted on Fri Aug 05, 2005



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wow. well they actually have cds of those that yoiu hide in your house to bug people. those include babies crying, flies, off the hook phones, and a few more.
Posted by RAMONESxMANIA  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  09:25 AM
i use a CD i obtained as part of a prize package once...its this godawful hillbilly crap (banjoes, singer that sounds like a cat in heat etc.)...drives my bass loving neighbors insane LOL but it does make them see that not everybody in the neighborhood wants to listen to the same type of music they do.
Posted by Chuck  in  Rhode Island  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  09:55 AM
One of the columnists in the UK 'Metro' newspaper suggested using the 'Crazy Frog' album for that purpose.

They did warn that you run the risk of your neighbours liking it...
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  11:17 AM
And if it's Christmas time and you're feeling especially Grinchy, you could always play "Jingle Cats"...
Posted by Andy  in  Brooklyn  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  11:39 AM
Buy some huge bass bins and blast low frequency sine waves at them; supposedly you can program people's brains with sounds in the range from 1.5hz to 14hz. From 1.5-4hz you can stimulate the brain's delta waves, which cause sleep; or you can go to the other extreme and fry their mental processes with waves in the 9-14hz range.

Do a search on google for 'brainwave' and 'frequency' and 'delta' and so forth. It's probably nonsense, but you have nothing to lose. Except for the cost of some huge bass bins. And the probable destruction of your house due to vibration.
Posted by Ashley Pomeroy  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  01:19 PM
I used to live in an apartment with noisy neighbors downstairs (loud Country/Western music at 7:00 AM????!!!!). I fantasized about turning two speakers down on the floor, putting a Metallica song on nice and loud in a continuous loop, and taking off for the weekend. Fortunately I was able to buy a home before it ever came to that.

I got one of my neighbors evicted over my constant noise complaints and his refusal to keep his TV from blaring all night (he'd put it on full volume and fall asleep with it on every night). He slashed my tires in retaliation on the way out. Asshole thing to do but it was worth it in the long run to have him out of there.
Posted by intjudo  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  04:18 PM
This idea's been around a long time. Except we used to call them Wayne Newton records.
Posted by Big Gary C in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  04:48 PM
Daddy don't you walk so fast,
My daughter cried 'Daddy don't you walk so fast.'
She said 'Slow down some,'cause you're making me run'
Daddy don't you walk so fast.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  05:02 PM
I had a similar problem when I ived in the 'hood (cheap apartment). My bedroom bordered on a parking lot, where a couple big beefy guys *loved* to clean their cars at 6AM ON SATURDAYS, stereo blaring with gangsts rap. One lovely summer day, I set up my cd palyer with an aria from TOSCA, set at full blast. I let it run, they kept shooting disgusted looks in my general apartment direction. When the aria was over, I heard one distinctly say 'some people have the worst manners'. LOL
Posted by Karen  in  Pawtucket RI  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  06:44 PM
Why bother, some nice classical music played at concert level through the windows does the trick quite nicely here. My newer speaker system makes it even easier to do. Amazing that you don't really need those huge speakers anymore. Place the subwoofer behind your screen door. A little Bach, a little Beethoven, Stravinski and Handel's Watermusic pretty much shut the Hiphop/Rock'n Roll/Country crowd down around here for the day.

Is it music appreciation, or just pure shock that does this? I don't know as I tend to be genre agnostic and will listen to just about anything. I just don't like it looped continuously.

Metallica just signals that you want them to play their stuff louder. Especially if the competition is Country & Western. Enjoy your own Rock'n Roll at the level you'd like them to play it at between your Classical music sessions.
Posted by martinelli  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  09:29 PM
In university, I moved into the dorm about a week later (and a few years older) than everyone else. After a week of trying to meet my neighbors, and not getting very far, I put Leonard Cohen's "Closing Time" on repeat, at a reasonable volume (but we all know about dorm room walls, right?). I then locked my door, and posted a note saying that I'd be back in about 10-15 minutes.
Amazing how many people I met that night, and all got a laugh out of my technique!
Posted by Liz  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  10:26 PM
I used to do that when I'd stop at stoplights and someone next to me would have their bass going with their windows rolled down. Everyone needs to hear the overture to "The Phantom of the Opera" at least once. tongue laugh
Posted by lex  on  Sat Aug 06, 2005  at  03:48 AM
I used to have a stereo system that picked up cab drivers' radios all the time. I often fantasised about using this effect on noisy people's stereos - something like the CD here but *playing at the noisy morons' through their own speakers*. I wonder - has any electronically-literate person ever tried to do this?
Posted by Mr Henderson  in  London  on  Tue Aug 09, 2005  at  08:48 AM
About 15 years ago my downstairs neighbors (2 20ish guys) were drinking and partying all night. Drove me nuts and I didn't sleep well.
Finally about 8AM that (Saturday) morning, while it was still going on, I got out a cassette of a German heavy metal compilation. (I like metal, but this stuff was painful to listen to.) I put my two speakers face-down on the floor so the sound would come through the ceiling, and let it rip while I left for an hour.
When I came back, the cops were taking one guy away in handcuffs. The other guy got evicted shortly thereafter. Turned out that they started fighting right after I left, and I like to think that I helped to drive them over the edge.
Posted by Spooty  on  Wed Aug 10, 2005  at  08:08 PM
Just for something to do one day I built a little radio transmitter, and I soon found out how useful it could be. It only had about a ten meter range, but that was enough. When somebody was playing a radio station too loud, I could drown out the station they were listening to with my own, and suddenly they'd find their radio saying to them, "please turn down my volume!". Or else I'd make an emergency broadcast bulletin, warning of a meteor or whatever heading right for their general area, so they'd run and hide somewhere. Ahh, the joyful days of mis-spent youth.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Aug 10, 2005  at  10:24 PM
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Why is everything in itialics? It's like we're whispering. Weird, weird, weird...

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I love this idea because we have students on both sides who lllove to have parties every weekend. sounds good to me... LOL
Posted by Snowy  in  aeternum  on  Sat Aug 13, 2005  at  08:58 AM
two questions: Who do you call when the Police have a noisy party, and why can't Italics have parties? They like that sorta thing...One of my Grandmothers was Italic, and she could party with the best of them. A lot of the Police from her neighborhood were Italic, too...can't we all just get along? Oh, wait...that's three questions...don't mind me- I'm Italic
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Aug 13, 2005  at  10:29 AM
Accipiter, would a "Mr. Microphone" work the same way, or not enough range?

I heard a story once about hooking up stereo speakers to some sort of signal generator which had a frequency which would make people physically ill, but I suspect it's an urban legend.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Sun Aug 14, 2005  at  09:36 AM
My revenge to the apartment neighbors who called the cops on us for loud music during a Saturday night party was to hook my excessively large stereo up to a timer programmed to turn on, stay on for 3 minutes, then shut off for a random amount of time, then turn back on for another 3 minutes...etc. Put in a CD of the beer barrel polka set on a continuous loop, turned it WAY up, then went away for the weekend.
Had a note on our door from the super when we got back letting us know he was starting eviction proceedings. Ah the foolish things we do when young and stupid!!
Posted by mijofr  in  Ohio  on  Mon Aug 22, 2005  at  09:14 AM
I live in a condo in Pattaya, Thailand. It is on the 40th and 41st floors and directly below us is a balcony of a neighbor who lives on the 38th & 39th floors. Their balcony juts out beyond the building line and they have installed speakers and bright lights and a jacuzzi. They are, thank heavens, only here occasionally. However, often it is only their young children. As many as 20 or 30 people have loud parties until 3:00AM and 4:00AM. They appear to enjoy the fact that they bother their neighbors as they sit on the balcony looking around to see who is watching them and laugh loudly wheever they see a neighbor looking at them. The mgr. of the building sends security to tell them to turn down the noise and sometimes even the police but it only seems to make things louder. Last night was the worst time of all. I closed my heavy outside doors, put plugs in my ears and turned on white noise but it was like they were inside my condo. There have been times they turn on the outside speakers and go away for hours leaving their particularly obnoxious music playing.

My other neighbors don't like it either but they are on the sides of the condo below while i am directly above and getting the worst of it.

There is a booklet that each owner gets when they buy their condo which says that there should be no noise but there seems to be no teeth in the regulation. To make it worse, I am an elected member of the condo committee and that is of no help whatsoever in handling the situation.

I have decided today that when the next bill for maintenance comes that I am going to refuse to pay it.

If any of you have any suggestions, I would be very pleased to hear them.
Posted by Don Beckerman  in  Pattaya, Thailand  on  Fri Jan 13, 2006  at  06:07 PM
Don, I'm not sure what the laws are like in Thailand about nuisance neighbors. If there are laws about noise levels in residential areas, it might be possible to sue them. Otherwise, your only recourse is to lean heavily on the manager of your condo to control them. A letter to the manager signed by a large number of people in the condo will be more effective than a letter from you alone.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Jan 16, 2006  at  08:30 PM
Nice to know I am not the only one! I live below an overweight woman and her little boy. Why the renters thought it was a good idea while a single person lives below I have no idea!! they are idiots. Anyway, the witch makes a lot of noise (yet doesn't seem to lose any weight doing this) and seems to be at home most of the day.
I've complained to the place i rent from but they are lame, I am moving here soon but thanks to that advice about calling the cops after 10pm as often as I can I will and will start tonight.
Hell if I have to I will call social services, just to mess with her.
Posted by Ryan  in  Virginia  on  Wed Mar 15, 2006  at  05:32 PM
Anyone have any suggestions? I own a condo, and the creatures above me are the most obnoxious. It's come to me having to mount speakers at my ceiling. The noise mostly comes from pounding on the floor, which is my ceiling. It goes on constantly, and rarely stops. The asshole is a renter with a self entitled attitude. For now I blast obnoxious music, sometimes all night and day. Still has not yet helped.
Posted by Jerri  in  California  on  Sun Oct 08, 2006  at  06:40 PM
People who savor loud, disgusting, mindless music are in a much lower intellectual bracket. The vast majority of people aren't interested in being forced to have to listen to other peoples blaring music. People brought up without proper manners, usually poorly educated, substance abusers, ocupants of crime infested neighborhoods, etc. How about the lowly maggots that have garage bands?!!!! Thank heavens for most people who exhibit good manners and are respectable upstanding citizens.
Posted by Larrus  in  California  on  Wed Sep 05, 2007  at  10:23 PM
i have been living in my apartment for almost 5 years. the lady upstair is a real nutcase. i first met her a couple of weeks after i moved in .i had just got home from work,all of a sudden i hear all this banging on the floor.when i went upstairs to ask her to stop,after about and hour of hearing this,she said that she was sorry and that she was trying to fix a chair.as soon as i closed the door to my apartment she started doing it again.for almost 5 years this women has been walking across the floor in high heels,dropping heavey objects on the floor.she would even bring in kids to race back and forth across the floor.the landlord won't believe a word i say ,he's a good friend of hers.now on top of all of this, this women went an adopted 3 kids.things just got a lot worst.i can't afford to moved right now.will someone please help me,PLEASSSSE.
Posted by yvonne perkins  in  brooklyn,new york  on  Wed Sep 26, 2007  at  06:33 PM
Shoot them in the head.
Posted by Bosco Hurl  in  California  on  Sun Jan 20, 2008  at  08:34 PM
Sounds great. I love this idea because we have students on both sides who lllove to have parties every weekend.
Posted by toronto condominiums  in  Canada  on  Sat Nov 15, 2008  at  03:41 AM
Here is how we handle it as militia members,

We use small powered sub sonic bullets and when they awake in the morning and never hearing a thing, their car windowas are history>?, no one is injured, but the cost of replacing car windows and the fear of why no one heard a single shot makes the nigger rap sub woofer go away real fast, these sub sonic ( silent ) bullets can be bought at wal-mart called CB caps.

They have a range of effective power at 100 yards.

Good luck, but in the Army we use sound/noise to destroy everyones minds, i'll be damned if i'll come home to this torture method that the cops say they can do nothing about unless they see it or hear it etc, i know where the ass holes live, turn the fukin shit down!!(;~)

SMILE
p.s., no i haven't resorted to this yet, but the day is coming soon, people and their right to peace and low noise will rise and fight, i'm just telling you how to do it, freedom of speech i fought for, did you fight for it? no? then you loose..
Posted by Military man  in  none ya  on  Tue Apr 07, 2009  at  09:18 AM
To the guy in Thailand:
I also live in a third world country, and situations like these remind us why they are still third, or fifth, or eightieth world!
The most civil way to deal with this situation is to call the owners of the property and relay these complaints. This is the assertive way to deal with it. Often trashy kids come from trashy parents, and there's a chance they won't give a hoot. If this is the case, you can give all the neighbors the owners' number and tell them that the owners were scandalized about these parties, and that they asked to be called at the first incidence of a disturbance, even at 4 am.
If this doesn't work, it may be legal and feasable to turn of the power to their apartment, and if they whine about it, let them know that this is a petition of all the neighbors. This is the passive-aggressive approach, and really quite benign.
If this is ineffective, revenge is in order. Rude people often only understand rude responses-that's their language. You said they have a jacuzzi? Hmmmm...the possibilities are endless! If you can find some poison ivy or stinging nettle, you can be sure that there won't be any more jacuzzi parties EVER! If you're certain that several people had to sleep over, blast children's music at 7am. They're sure to be hung over, so spill an entire bottle of cheap perfume in front of/under their door.
I have witnessed the effectiveness of a rock thrown through a window. It's creepy and violent, I know, but it worked. I wasn't at the party, nor did I throw the rock, just for the record.
I have a lot of ideas because I have a nearly deaf neighbor downstairs who sleeps with her tv on. Upstairs I have the same situation as you, and on this fine Thursday night/Friday morning, one of the raucus children of the owners has guests and high heels. I'm thinking a stink bomb is in order!
I wish you the best of luck!
Posted by the quietest neighbor in the building  in  Mexico City  on  Thu Apr 16, 2009  at  11:14 PM
I live in an apt building in Beijing, China.
People tend to ignore Property Law and newly enacted Tort Law about noise..

And I have tried hard. NOTHING really worked.
Now, I am going to use ultrasound or even infrasound to HARM those stompers from upstairs to protect my freedom!
Posted by gunner  in  China  on  Wed Mar 10, 2010  at  08:58 AM
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