I thought about leaving this for the off season, but if I don't post it while I think of it, I never will...
Anyway, what are your eight Desert Island Discs?
Incident on 57th Street - Bruce Springsteen. My absolute favourite of his from pretty much my favourite album (The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle). There are also live versions with a stonking guitar solo to finish.
Afraid of Sunlight - Marillion. Not really typical of them, especially if you last heard them when Fish was in the band.
Paranoid Android - Radiohead. An extraordinary piece of music.
Echo Beach - Martha and the Muffins. A brilliant pop record.
Sloth - Fairport Convention. Long, slow, not much happens, but one of those songs that stops me dead every time.
Prove It All Night - Bruce Springsteen. It has to be a live version from 1978, when he played an awesome guitar intro.
Vienna - Ultravox. An 80s classic.
Newborn - Elbow. The last choice was much less clear cut than the others, but this is a great song. It could easily have been Cowgirl in the Sand by Neil Young, a fantastic 20 minute guitar wig-out - or one of stacks of others, changeable on a daily basis!
Book - the complete works of Terry Pratchett
Luxury - a camera
Single record - probably Incident on 57th Street.
And as a bonus, how about a top 10 albums - I've limited myself to no more than one by any artist:
The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle - Bruce Springsteen. Even ignoring Sandy and Wild Billy's Circus Story, the remaining tracks are just brilliant. Very different to the music he became famous for.
The Hazards of Love - The Decemberists. Dark, heavier than their other stuff.
Deloused in the Comatorium - Mars Volta. Loathed by just about everyone else I've met who's heard it - really noisy, twiddly, experimental stuff. Love it!
Brave - Marillion. A concept album, but good.
The Bends - Radiohead. Probably actually better than OK Computer, which is saying something.
Seldom Seen Kid - Elbow. Such a good band.
Pulse - Pink Floyd. Is it cheating to have a live album?
Led Zeppelin 4 - Brilliant heavy rock through to acoustic folk.
Piledriver - Status Quo. Back from the early 70s when they were a seriously good heavy rock band.
Crowded House - Recurring Dream. A best of compilation coupled with a live album.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14/05/2012 15:37 by shendy.