Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Ten Songs I would like Planet Sunflower to cover

Christina Aguilera: The Voice Within
Madder Rose: While Away
Tina Arena: Chains
Nick Cave, his quiff and his Bad Seeds: Papa Won't Leave You, Henry
Lots of people, but I'm thinking mainly of Johnnie Ray: My Ideal
The Shangri-Las: Out in the Streets
The Long Vacation: See the World
The Divine Comedy: Your Daddy's Car
Virginia Astley: Some Small Hope
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Taste the Floor

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A C90 from 1993 or so

Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones
Beautiful John Madder Rose
Taste the Floor The Jesus & Mary Chain
Year In Song Mary Margaret O'Hara
Words of Advice For Young People William S. Burroughs
Queen Bitch David Bowie
Spectators Of Suicide Manic Street Preachers
When I Get To Heaven Ice Cube
Thank You Friends Big Star
Hit The Sugarcubes
Suckling The Wendys
Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
Slow My Bloody Valentine
Only Love Can Break Your Heart Saint Etienne
Transmitting Live From Mars De La Soul
Destroy the Heart The House of Love
Thieves Like Us New Order
The Needle And The Damage Done Neil Young
Another Girl, Another Planet The Only Ones
Hate My Way Throwing Muses
Would Not Be Denied Buffalo Tom
Gene Clark Teenage Fanclub

Not bad, really. I'd still happily listen to most of this. It owes a large debt to Chris F (Muses, JAMC, MMO'H, Bowie). Suckling was a favourite of Kes and I from a free Factory tape that came affixed to an issue of Select.

The Buffalo Tom is a bit of a mystery. I think Ben Jones lent me this record. It's good! Quite what I thought I was being denied at the time is equally a mystery...or maybe not.

I don't think Bjork has made a better record than Hit, except perhaps Ooops.

Sympathy now just brings the memory of Nick G's heroic dancing to it at Ross' wedding, the only time I have ever seen a round of applause for a man dancing to a record.

I don't really believe that Ice Cube is a very good muslim (though my evidence comes from his other records)

Terry Bickers should have made better records than he did after leaving The House of Love.

Third is a really depressing, druggy record, but songs from it in isolation ALWAYS make me smile.

Thieves Like Us really is peerless. Neil Tennant's favourite New Order, too (source: neworderstory).

"Never interfere in a boy and girl fight." Thanks Bill. Failed to follow that one. But then most of your "advice" is lunatic anyway. It is you who are the terminal fool.

I still love Gene Clark like a cretinous fanboy. I did love an 8 bar riff, didn't I? But this is one of the best.