Desert Island Discs



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    Mysterious semblance at the strand of nightmares is an amazing track. Phaedra is an amazing album!
  • edited February 2011
    Does anyone remember Lush? I have to add their album 'spooky'.
  • I went to a friends for dinner recently. All 8 of us had to send him mp3s of our 5 desert island discs, and he played them all in a random order. At which point we all had to try and guess who had suggested which track, and they explained why. It made for a surprisingly entertaining night.Cracking food too.

    As for Lush and other shoegazing tunes, I had Chelsea Girl by Ride on my longlist. But it didn't make the cut...
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    Did that have 'Hypocrite' on it? Loved that song. Otherwise I was mainly a fan of the Britpop album with the hits and the Jarvis duet.
    edited February 2011
    1. Metal Guru - T.Rex

    2. Jean Genie - David Bowie

    3. Rock N' Roll - Led Zeppelin

    3. Tie Your Mother Down - Queen

    4. The Sixteens - Sweet

    5. Revolution - The Beatles

    6. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

    7. Like A Hurricane - Neil Young

    8. Changing of the Guards - Bob Dylan

    9. All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople

    10. Don't Believe a Word - Thin Lizzy
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    I am a friend of miss annie and decided to play along so.... The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds Portishead - Glory Box Led Zepplin - Kashmir The Stone Roses - I Am The Ressarection The Stone Roses - Made Of Stone Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men New Order - Blue Monday Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes The book took some thinking about, The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
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    I think i like Miss Annie's friend more than I like Miss Annie
  • edited March 2011
    OK, I'm having a go too. Albums.

    Ensemble PAN –Johannes Ciconia: Secular Music
    Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    Little Feat – Waiting for Columbus
    Horovitz plays Mozart (cheapo DG compilation, c.1990, gold cover)
    My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
    Olivier Messiaen – Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus (P.L. Aimard)
    Christophe Rousset plays D. Scarlatti
    Like You Do: The best of the Lightning Seeds
    Talk Talk – Laughing Stock
    Mala Punica – D’Amor Ragionando

    I am aware there's no proper rock in there which I'm sometimes in the mood for. Perhaps I should slip in Hüsker Dü's Zen Arcade into one of the CD cases. No orchestral music as I just can't imagine the sound on a desert island.

    As a book I'd take some very difficult maths that would help me pass the years. Open to suggestions. However in that case I'd also need a good pocket calculator.
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    Andy Based on song choices you'd probably be good chums.
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    I forgot Pygmalion by Slowdive. And Manu Chao's Esperenza to balance the navel gazing. But actually I'm just listing albums now so I'll stop.
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    Drum roll...

    Bob Mould - Workbook
    Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
    Portishead - Portishead
    Philip Glass - Solo Piano
    Gotan Project - La Revancha de la Tango
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    The Velvet Underground - ... & Nico
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    Tindersticks - #2
    Doves - Lost Souls
    Stone Roses - Stone Roses
    Vampiros Lesbos - Soundtrack
    Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X
    David Holmes - Let's Get Killed
    FC Kahuna - Machine Says Yes
  • IanIan
    edited 4:52AM
    Not one of life's R4 listeners but that is an amazing resource isn't it?
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    Looks like I'll be representing a slightly urban side of things on my desert island, seeing as most people appear to be majorly into their rock/indie/folk...

    1. Flying Lotus: Breathe/Something Stellar
    2. Diplo: Summer's Gonna Hurt You
    3. Brand New Heavies: Sometimes (J Dilla Remix)
    4. RJD2: The Rain
    5. A Tribe Called Quest: Jam
    6. Prefuse 73: Uprock & Invigorate
    7. Mayer Hawthorne: A Strange Arrangement
    8. Chicago: Street Player
  • edited 4:52AM
    Forgot about the book and luxury item...

    Book would have to be The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Murakami.

    Luxury item.....erm.....the entire Frasier box set on DVD...?
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    Murakami's long awaited new book (1Q84) is out in October.
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    Luxury Item first, a solar powered gadget to play the following:
    The Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson
    The Needle and the Damage Done: Neil Young
    Paintbox: Pink Floyd
    Waterloo Sunset: The Kinks
    That's Entertainment: The Jam
    Duel: Propaganda
    Wild World: Cat Stevens
    Paris Match: Style Council
    Unfinished Sympathy: Massive attack
    Anything by Tom Lehrer to make me laugh!
    As for a book: Is there a book that gives 1001 recipes for Coconuts?
    No, thought not, so a survival guide by Bear Grills would do.
  • edited June 2011
    Haven't heard it, probably just as well by the sound of it!
    Never mind tableturn, there are a lot of us fans of the original out there. The first time that I heard it, was when I was on holiday in Devon in the 70's. The DJ Alan (Fluff) Freeman, played it on his afternoon Radio 1 show. Now THERE was a DJ!! Happy Days.
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