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5 for 5: Another music thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YGBFKM, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Fuck all these TV/movie threads.

    No, seriously, fuck them.

    OK, I'm kidding. Kind of.

    Anyway, I'm bored, so I'm starting another music-related thread. If nothing else, a drunken Machine Head will stumble upon it and keep it going for a night or two.

    So here's the deal: Your 5 favorite songs from your 5 favorite artists. Links are encouraged. I'll add mine when I get home.

    I understand that "favorite artists" is a concept that depends on age, mood and accessibility to and willingness to try recreational drugs, so pick your top 5 at the moment or of all time. I don't give a shit. I just want an excuse to put off reading this book in front of me that I'm vaguely interested in.

    Jason Isbell:
    Outfit
    Decoration Day
    In a Razor Town
    Goddamn Lonely Love
    Go It Alone

    Drive-By Truckers
    Marry Me
    Your Daddy Hates Me
    Gravity's Gone
    Ghost to Most
    Lookout Mountain

    Thin Lizzy
    Wild One
    Vagabond of the Western World
    Emerald
    Warriors
    Johnny

    Uncle Tupelo
    Steal the Crumbs
    Life Worth Livin'
    Moonshiner
    No Sense In Lovin'
    Fifteen Keys

    Gov't Mule
    Banks of the Deep End
    Time to Confess
    Beautifully Broken
    Soulshine (the original, not the crappy raggae version)
    End of the Line
     
  2. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    You don't know me but you know me.

    Be back when done with Orko.
     
  3. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    My tastes are extremely dorky and mainstream, but they weren't when I first embraced some of these artists:

    Metallica:
    Orion
    Phantom Lord
    Dyer's Eve
    All Nightmare Long
    Rebel of Babylon

    Rush:
    YYZ
    Natural Science
    By-Tor and the Snow Dog
    Marathon
    Subdivisions

    Bruce Springsteen:
    Racing in the Street
    Backstreets
    Prove it all Night
    This Hard Land
    Tougher Than the Rest

    Van Halen:
    Mean Street
    Sinner's Swing!
    Hot for Teacher
    Little Guitars
    Light Up the Sky

    Alice in Chains:
    Dirt
    Sea of Sorrow
    Love, Hate, Love
    Angry Chair
    Hate to Feel
     
  4. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Three of those bands would have made my top 5 at various times in my life. YYZ is a great, great song. That immediately goes on my Gotta Get for the iPod list.
     
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Awesome idea.

    Black Crowes
    Remedy
    My Morning Song
    Wiser Time
    Twice as Hard
    No Speak No Slave

    Rolling Stones
    Gimme Shelter
    All Down the Line
    Torn and Frayed
    Dead Flowers
    Paint it Black

    Bob Dylan
    Visions of Johanna
    Desolation Row
    My Back Pages
    It's Alright Ma
    Gates of Eden

    Son Volt
    Windfall
    Drown
    Loose String
    Medicine Hat
    Jukebox of Steel

    Bruce Springsteen
    Ghost of Tom Joad
    Thunder Road
    No Surrender
    Atlantic City
    Badlands
     
  6. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    If we did a Top 5 albums thread, Trace would be on the list. But I cannot, for the life of me, get into anything else the band has done since. I tried to listen to the latest album and I don't know if it's because I put Trace on such a pedestal, but all the songs just sounded dull. And to me, dull is worse than bad. I mean, Farrar has a once-in-a-lifetime voice, but I can't stand to listen to it on anything since Trace. Jukebox is on ACD, right? I'll have to give it another listen.
     
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Nicely done, YGBFKM. I'll give it my best ... :
    (First two groups are indisputable ... last three depends on day. Extensive catalog for many of them makes the tracks largely interchangeable ... )

    Genesis:
    "Squonk"
    "Firth of Fifth"
    "Blood On The Rooftops"
    "Duchess"
    "Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea"

    Rush:
    "La Villa Strangiato"
    "YYZ"
    "Marathon"
    "Natural Science"
    "Everyday Glory"

    Stevie Wonder:
    "Ribbon In The Sky"
    "Another Star"
    "Visions"
    "Creepin'"
    "Lately"

    Earth, Wind & Fire:
    "That's The Way Of The World"
    "In The Stone"
    "After The Love Has Gone"
    "Love's Holiday"
    "September"

    Billy Joel:
    "Captain Jack"
    "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"
    "Summer, Highland Falls"
    "New York State of Mind"
    "My Life"
     
  8. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'll take a crack at it...

    Elvis Costello
    Accidents Will Happen

    Riot Act

    Suit of Lights

    New Amsterdam

    You Little Fool


    Butch Walker
    The Weight of Her

    Ships in a Bottle

    Synthesizers

    Summer of '89

    Vessels


    Crowded House
    Recurring Dream

    Nails in my Feet

    Fall at your Feet

    Don't Dream it's Over

    Walking on the Spot


    U2
    A Celebration

    A Day Without Me

    Bad

    City of Blinding Lights

    The Electric Co.


    Ben Folds
    Landed

    Underground

    Philosophy

    Cologne

    The Luckiest


    I could just as easily have gone with the Smiths, Elliott Smith, Joe Jackson, the English Beat and the Who.
     
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Oasis (very hard to do 5, so these are 5 of the 25 or 30 that could be on this list):
    Morning Glory:

    Falling Down:

    The Importance of Being Idle:

    Acquiesce:

    She's Electric:


    Oingo Boingo:
    Who Do You Want to Be Today:

    Sweat:

    Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me:

    Private Life:

    Nothing to Fear:


    Depeche Mode:
    Enjoy the Silence:

    Policy of Truth:

    Personal Jesus:

    Strangelove:

    It's No Good:


    Fiona Apple:
    Anything We Want:

    Criminal:

    Fast As You Can:

    Limp:

    Not About Love:


    Guns N' Roses:
    Sweet Child O' Mine:

    Patience:

    Cold November Rain:

    Don't Cry:

    Welcome to the Jungle:
     
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I was thinking of a second list of five too, PCLL. Elton John, James Taylor, Marvin Gaye, The Police and pick any one of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins or Steve Hackett ...
     
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    http://Elvis Costello
    Accidents Will Happen
    Riot Act
    Suit of Lights
    New Amsterdam
    You Little Fool

    I say this in all seriousness: I've never been interested in Elvis Costello ... until I heard him on my son's Sesame Street DVD doing a parody of "Red Shoes." In case you're wondering, it's a duet with Elmo in which he relates the bummer that is trying to count to 10 after Cookie Monster ate his "Red 2." Holy shit, just typing that sentence cracks me up. Anyway, it's a serious earworm (I may or may not have spent my entire ride to work the other day singing verses out loud in my car), and it has me thinking about seeking out some of his music. "Red Shoes" is literally the only song of his I'm familiar with.
     
  12. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    What kind of goofy-ass list is this? :D

    I appreciate the links. I have some spare time staring me in the face this week, so I can check them out. Also, PM me some words and phrases when you get a chance. I could use another of those creative challenges.
     
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