Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thank You For the Music

I don't do Facebook, but I like Karen's meme so I figured why not.

Think of 15 albums, CDs and/or LPs that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life. Dug into your soul. Music that brought you to life when you heard it. Royally affected you, kicked you in the wazoo, literally socked you in the gut, is what I mean. Then when you finish, tag 15 others, including moi. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good. Tag, you’re it!

1. The Knack - Get The Knack
2. Blondie - Parallel Lines
3. Matthew Sweet - Inside
4. The Three O'Clock - Ever After
5. Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche '85
6. Adam Ant - Friend or Foe
7. Berlin - Pleasure Victim
8. The Cars - Shake It Up
9. Hall and Oates - Private Eyes
10. Bloodhound Gang - One Fierce Beer Coaster
11. Big Audio Dynamite - This is Big Audio Dynamite
12. Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque
13. Propaganda - A Secret Wish
14. The Wonder Stuff - The Eight Legged Groove Machine
15. The Ophelias - The Big O
16. Foreigner - Foreigner
17. Pop Will Eat Itself - Go Box Frenzy
18. The Posies - Dear 23
19. Sebadoh - Bubble and Scrape
20. The English Beat - I Just Can't Stop It

Okay, here's how I cheated - I had to go to 20 and I cut out a few! Basically these were the 20 albums that have affected my life the most. I know every song on the album by heart, I listen to it to this day, and probably have an LP, cassette, CD and MP3 version of each of them. These were my introduction to the rest of the band's catalog, and my favorite bands to this day are The Ophelias (you should hear their cover of The Kinks' "Wicked Annabella" - so far only on LP as far as I know), Sebadoh, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Posies and The Wonder Stuff.

Covers Scavenger Hunt 2

Here is the playlist from my 2nd covers scavenger hunt swap on Swap-Bot.

1. A cover of a ’50s song: Da Do Ron Ron by The Donnas (The Crystals)
2. A cover of a ‘90s song: …Baby one more time by Bowling for Soup (Britney Spears)
3. A cover that is very similar to the original: Dueling banjos by Hayseed Dixie (Earl Scruggs)
4. A cover that is very different from the original: America the beautiful by Dictators
5. A cover of a country/folk song: He stopped loving her today by Johnny Cash (George Jones)
6. A cover of a song from a musical (TV or theater): Pinball Wizard by Pickin’ On Series (The Who)
7. A cover starting with the letter P: Pebbles by Half Foot Outside (Shudder to Think)
8. A cover of a song by a girl group: Mickey by B*Witched (Toni Basil)
9. A cover of a song by a boy band: I want it that way by Dynamite Boy (Backstreet Boys)
10. A cover of a punk song: I just want to have something to do by Dictators (Ramones)
11. A cover of a Frank Sinatra song: This guy’s in love with you by Fastball (Frank Sinatra)
12. A cover recorded in the 60s: Satisfaction by Billy Strange (The Rolling Stones)
13. A cover of a Van Halen song: Hot for teacher by Ween (Van Halen)
14. A cover done in heavy metal style: Love removal machine by Great White (The Cult)
15. A cover that reminds you of Valentine’s Day or Easter: Happy loving couples by Guttermouth (Joe Jackson)
16. A cover about a break up: Give me back my man by Chicks on Speed (The B-52s)
17. Your most recent favorite cover: Virus by Sigue Sigue Sputnik (KMFDM)
18. A cover of your favorite band: It’s So Hard to Fall in Love by Superchunk (Sebadoh)
19. A cover by your favorite band (also, a cover about nighttime): Pink Moon by Sebadoh (Nick Drake)
20. A cover sung by kids: Freedom of Choice by Dev2.0 (Devo)
21. A cover with the word “love” in the title: Love like blood by Icehouse (Killing Joke)
22. A cover related to sex, drugs or rock and roll: Wasn’t that a party by Oak Ridge Boys (Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley)
23. a cover with a drink in the title: Kisses sweeter than wine by Bongwater (Pete Seeger)
24. a cover of a funny song, or a funny version of a “normal” song: Beaver patrol by Pop Will Eat Itself (The Wilde Knights)
25. a cover with a dessert in the title: I want candy by Aaron Carter (The Strangeloves)
26. a cover about your profession: Dreams of the everyday housewife by K.D. Lang (Glen Campbell)
27. a cover with a country name in the title: Mexican radio by Polvo (Wall of Voodoo)
28. a cover with a country name in the title: A new England by Too Much Joy (Kirsty MacColl)
29. a cover with a season in the title: Bummer in the summer by Smack Dab (Love)
30. a cover of or by a male singer: Cinnamon girl by Type O Negative (Neil Young)
31. a cover of or by a female singer: Solitaire by Sheryl Crow (The Carpenters)

Extras (My Current Favorites):

32. Anyway you want it by Rise Against (Journey)
33. Big mouth strikes again by Placebo (The Smiths)
34. Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Cornbread Red (Green Day)
35. Cobrastyle by Robyn (Teddy Bears)
36. Hey Ya! By Lorene Drive (Outcast)
37. I Know What Boys Like by Tracey Ullman (The Waitresses)
38. The Metro by Alkaline Trio (Berlin)
39. Never Talking to You Again by Elf Power (Husker Du)
40. Strychnine by The Fall (The Sonics)
41. My Sharona by Polysics (The Knack

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