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Lazer Guided Melodies

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2004, 09:19:00 pm »
Shine a Light by The Rolling Stones
 Shine a Light by Spiritualized
 Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground
 
 The Spiritualized song will always be on there but the other two could change.

poorlulu

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2004, 09:44:00 pm »
fake plastic trees - radiohead
 it's on - the high strung
 on the bound - fionna apple
 
 but my list will change as often as the colour of my hair.........but i do particularly like these songs

Barcelona

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2004, 09:50:00 pm »
I would have to add "Red Army Blues" The Waterboys. Interesting note at the end of the song, taken from his official website.
 
 RED ARMY BLUES
 When I left my home and my family
 my mother said to me
 "Son, it's how many Germans you kill that counts
 Go set your country free"
 So I packed my bags and I brushed my cap
 and I walked out into the world
 Seventeen years old,
 never kissed a girl
 
 I took the train to Voronezh
 - that was as far as it would go
 Exchanged my sacks for a uniform,
 bit my lip against the snow
 I prayed for Mother Russia
 in the summer of '43
 and as we drove the Germans back
 I really believed God was listening to me
 
 Then we howled into Berlin,
 tore the smoking buildings down,
 raised the Red Flag high,
 burnt the Reichstag brown
 I saw my first American
 - he looked a lot like me
 He had the same kind of farmer's face,
 said he came from some place called Hazard, Tennessee
 
 When the war was over
 my discharge papers came
 Me and twenty hundred others
 went to Stettiner for the train
 "Kiev!" said the Commissar
 "from there your own way home"
 But I never got to Kiev
 We never came back home
 The train went north to the taiga
 We were stripped and marched in file
 up the Great Siberian road
 for miles and miles and miles and miles
 Dressed in stripes and tatters
 in a Gulag left to die
 all because Comrade Stalin feared
 that we'd become too westernized !
 
 I used to love my country
 I used to feel so young
 I used to believe that life
 was the best song ever sung
 I would have died for my country
 back in 1945
 but now only one things remains
 - the brute will to survive
 
 (Note. Years after this song was released I received a letter from a Russian man who said every word of the song was true except the line "It's not how many Germans you kill that counts, it's how many people you set free"(first verse). He told me "people went to the war to kill Germans". I realize that when I wrote the song I allowed youthful idealism to distort the sense and truth of the song with an out of context pacifist sentiment. I have now changed it. MS)
 
 London April 1982

Liberte

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2004, 10:42:00 pm »
Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
 Down So Low - Mother Earth/Tracy Nelson
 Everlong - Foo Fighters
 
 Ask me tomorrow and it would likely be a different three (out of the several thousand finalists).

Venerable Bede

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2004, 11:29:00 pm »
Depeche Mode- Blasphemous Rumours
 Red House Painters- Drop
 Low- Lullaby
 
 Must be the music rotation i have going right now.  but i have such a variety of musical tastes, that it could easily change hour by hour. . .
OU812

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2004, 08:36:00 am »
impossible
 
 but
 
 Muse - New Born
 Who - Wont Get Fooled Again
 Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely

pepper*sans*salt

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2004, 09:44:00 am »
I'm warning you now before you go any further! I'm a classic rock fan. I'm probably correct in my assumption that that's a crime here, but who cares?
 
 Here they are:
 
 Southern Cross- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
 Moonage Daydream/Ziggy Stardust/Young Americans/Golden Years- All by David Bowie
 Dream On- Aerosmith
 That Smell- Lynnrd Skynnrd
 Hotel California- The Eagles
 All along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix
 (there's alot more than that but you guys really care).
 
 And more contemporary stuff:
 
 Buddy Holly- Weezer
 Plush- Stone Temple Pilots
 Pepper- Butthole Surfers
 Breaking the girl- Red Hot Chili Peppers
 Radiohead- Karma Police
 
 Okay. The shooting gallery is now open and i have a huge bullseye on my chest. Do your worst.

eltee

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2004, 10:39:00 am »
"Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye (I kid you not. Make fun, I don't care.)
 off the top of my head:
 "Blasphemous Rumours" Depeche Mode
 "Million Miles Away" Plimsouls
 
 More current:
 tie b/w "Chocolate" or "Run" Snow Patrol
 "Everlong" Foo Fighters
 "Easier" or "Comes A Time" Glen Phillips

tinygee

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2004, 10:57:00 am »
smashing pumpkins- in the arms of sleep
 neutral milk hotel- two headed boy
 david garza- i know
 ryan adams- come pick me up
 bright eyes- nothing gets crossed out
 bright eyes- tereza and tomas
 get up kids- long goodnight
 smashing pumpkins- cherry
 smashing pumpkins- set the ray to jerry
 smashing pumpkins- medellia of the grey skies
 afghan whigs- the slide song
 radiohead- black star
 stratford 4- rebecca
 prince- the beautiful ones
 
 -favorite love/sad songs, the mood that is most common i'd say.

stereofaith

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2004, 11:14:00 am »
these are 3 OF my favorite songs.  not my three favorite.  it'd take me all week to narrow that down...
 
 1. "we rule the school" - BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
 2. "the living end" - THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
 3. "trouble loves me" - MORRISSEY
 
 here's 7 more just to even it out ;o)...
 
 4. "minor threat" - MINOR THREAT
 5. "starfish and coffee" - PRINCE
 6. "end on end" - RITES OF SPRING
 7. "i'm waking up to us" - BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
 8. "24 hours" - JOY DIVISION
 9. "1970" - IGGY AND THE STOOGES
 10. "forever" - GOVERNMENT ISSUE

Bombay Chutney

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2004, 11:28:00 am »
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 6. "end on end" - RITES OF SPRING
 
Nice

joz

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2004, 11:40:00 am »
this was quite the challenge...i have a running list of "perfect" songs, most of which end up toward the top of my favorites list. in fact, grotty's suggestion of "rocket queen" and tiny gee's "two-headed boy" just missed the cut for top three as did a couple of bowie tracks (rock and roll suicide or lady stardust), radiohead (no surprises), "lonely soul" by u.n.k.l.e. and richard ashcroft and, sadly enough, "superstar" by the carpenters. i'll probably regret this all day, but here they are:
 
 /1/ Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
 
 /2/ Tom Waits - Ruby's Arms
 
 /3/ Built to Spill - Carry the Zero

Herr Professor Doktor Doom

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2004, 11:42:00 am »
Barcelona,
 I've never heard that band but those lyrics are powerful stuff.
 
 speaking of powerful I heard NWA's "F*ck the Police" the other night and for the first time in a long time really listened to the lyrics... that is one angry, powerful song... and sooo much more compelling than the usual contrived hip-hop bitches/hos/gangstas crap.
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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2004, 11:44:00 am »
1. bob dylan - "boots of spanish leather"
 2. stan getz/joao gilberto - "p'ra machucar meu coracao"
 3. bob marley - "rebel music (3 o'clock road block)"

thirsty moore

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2004, 11:52:00 am »
Happy to see that someone else likes Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto.  I too was quite fond of Boots of Spanish Leather until I heard Stuck Inside of Mobile.  Two very different songs, but both are well written.
 
 
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Originally posted by SalParadise:
  1. bob dylan - "boots of spanish leather"
 2. stan getz/joao gilberto - "p'ra machucar meu coracao"
 3. bob marley - "rebel music (3 o'clock road block)"