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2013-02-08 03:28:29 PM  
Lou Reed's Rock  and Roll Animal

Intro/Sweet Jane
 
2013-02-08 03:34:08 PM  

maxx2112: GypsyJoker: BoboBad: Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill

This.

You bet your ass this.


I'm gonna go with a live Rush album: A Show of Hands
1.  Intro
2.  The Big Money
3.  Subdivisions
 
2013-02-08 03:36:36 PM  

theflatline: And oh yeah, the Beastie Boys Check your head.... The whole damn thing.


Listening to it as I type.
 
2013-02-08 03:39:15 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream is certainly tops for me.
"Cherub Rock" -> "Quiet". Come on, now.


This was what immediately popped into my head as well. Even if that wasn't the case, though, I find the fark comments to be a vastly better representation of the topic than whatever the hell the article was trying to do. Mad props to the person who brought up the stooges as well.
 
2013-02-08 03:40:33 PM  

Cortez the Killer: The Stooges - Raw Power

1. Search and Destroy
2. Gimme Danger


this.

Also, from Doolittle,

Debaser
Tame
 
2013-02-08 03:41:08 PM  
Opeth, Ghost Reveries
Ghost of Perdition -> The Baying of the Hounds

/Felt like I was one-two hundred punched
 
JRB
2013-02-08 03:42:32 PM  
Thought of another one, but if no one else even listens to 'em, it's probably just something that struck me about them:
Hooverphonic, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
1. "Inhaler"
2. "Zwicky"
 
2013-02-08 03:42:39 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I was actually thinking of U2 Boy, either the first two on side one or side two.


Huh.  what opens this "Side 2" of the Itunes download, Oldmanmitter?


Jake Havechek: 1) Plainsong

2) Pictures Of You


yeah, that's a good one.  that album sounds so good in wintertime.  i remember drivign from SEdona to Schwagstaff in a daytime blizzard and it was just the perfect "mood" music.

and kinda like my MCIS "MCIS Theme"  into "Tonight Tongiht" example, the kinda quiet intro to the BOOM! is cool.

/although in MCIS it is two separate songs, whereas Plainsong opens with the windchimes then is its own song.  you know what i mean.
 
2013-02-08 03:43:42 PM  
Buzzcocks from Singles Going Steady-

Orgasm Addict
What Do I Get?

/good clean fun for the whole family
 
2013-02-08 03:43:43 PM  
Midnight Oil, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1:  "Outside World", "Only the Strong"; Head Injuries: "Cold Cold Change," "Section 5 (Bus to Bondi)"

Rush, Signals: "Subdivisions," "The Analog Kid"

Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die: "Glad," "Freedom Rider"
 
2013-02-08 03:44:02 PM  
Also, Cock Sparrer's Guilty as Charged starts off pretty good too
 
2013-02-08 03:45:27 PM  
Dear Sergio --> Sick and Sad --> Keasbey Nights

--Catch 22/Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
 
2013-02-08 03:46:28 PM  

GypsyJoker: Midnight Oil, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1:  "Outside World", "Only the Strong"; Head Injuries: "Cold Cold Change," "Section 5 (Bus to Bondi)"

Rush, Signals: "Subdivisions," "The Analog Kid"

Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die: "Glad," "Freedom Rider"


Nice picks =]
 
2013-02-08 03:48:02 PM  

matthew_tray: majestic: I've never heard of a single person on that list.

You've never heard of the Beatles?  Sgt Pepper was on the list.

My personal pick is Appetite for Destruction.  Welcome to the Jungle and It's So Easy FTW.  But Sgt Pepper will work too.


I remember the first time I ever heard Welcome to the Jungle.  I honestly didn't like it but it sure caught my attention.  Then the follow up It's So Easy and by that time I was thinking "what in the world is this crap?"  It was so new and different it sounded like complete anarchy.
 
2013-02-08 03:49:05 PM  
The Raconteurs from Consolers of the Lonely-

Consolers of the Lonely
Salute Your Solution

B-52's from B-52's-

Planet Claire
52 Girls

/now is the time in Sprockets when we all dance
 
2013-02-08 03:57:02 PM  

rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: I was actually thinking of U2 Boy, either the first two on side one or side two.

Huh. what opens this "Side 2" of the Itunes download, Oldmanmitter?


A quite heroic quantity of micro-dots.
Also, Cassettes had side twos too!
Besides, I'd wager you're at least 10 years older than I am.
 
2013-02-08 03:59:55 PM  
Hanging on the Telephone and One Way or Another on Parallel Lines by Blondie
 
2013-02-08 04:00:22 PM  
One other one:

White Stripes- "White Blood Cells" (Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, Hotel Yorba)
 
2013-02-08 04:03:15 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Wow, didn't expect to see this album on there, but I love it too.

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]

Trivia: James booth played serial killer Zsasz in Batman Begins.


I like the album as well, but  think a better 1-2 Tim Booth punch is  "Out To Get You" and
"Sometimes (Lester Piggott)" off of Laid
 
2013-02-08 04:09:49 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!



uhh......if im not mistaken, "Boy" fit on one side of onecassette.  I think Boy, October, and War were all short enough to fit on one side.  I think Unforgettable Fire was the first U2 cassette to have honest to god Sides 1 and 2.

/which means I'M PROVING YOUR LAST POINT OH GOD NO THE GETTING OLD, IT HURTS, MAKE IT STOP *snore* I FEEL A DRAFT.  WHEN'S MATLOCK ON?
 
2013-02-08 04:13:27 PM  

Soulcatcher: Elbow from Build a Rocket Boys!-

The Birds
Lippy Kids


MY MAN!!!!!! ANOTHER ELBOW FAN!  HOLY CRAP!

/obligatory, "i met Guy Garvey in 2006 and then in 2008, and he remembered meeting me story".
//"wait a minute.....we've met before, 'aven't we?  You were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?"
 
2013-02-08 04:13:32 PM  
Jesus, a Fark music thread and everyone isn't biatching at each other.

/Get me my smelling salts Edward
 
2013-02-08 04:14:59 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!


Huh. "Stories For Boys", "The Ocean".

never much cared for the former, but the latter rocks.  Was cool to see that pop up on the 2005 tour.  I didn't catch that, but I heard "An Caht Dubh" (!) one night and I think "Out Of Control" or perhaps "I Fall Down" the next.
 
2013-02-08 04:16:20 PM  

rickythepenguin: Soulcatcher: Elbow from Build a Rocket Boys!-

The Birds
Lippy Kids

MY MAN!!!!!! ANOTHER ELBOW FAN!  HOLY CRAP!

/obligatory, "i met Guy Garvey in 2006 and then in 2008, and he remembered meeting me story".
//"wait a minute.....we've met before, 'aven't we?  You were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?"


I adore Elbow

/And I'm not a man

=]

Seldom Seen Kid is one of my favorite albums of all time. Mirrorball and Some Riot are heartbreakingly beautiful.
 
2013-02-08 04:25:28 PM  

darch: I Dream in Infrared is probably one of my fave Ryche tunes. RfO is a MASTERPIECE so far ahead of it's time, it's not even farking funny. Everything about that album- the recording, the playing, the lyrics... superb and told a story that has come frighteningly true.


IIRC the 'ryche's never played "I Dream In Infrared" live although I think they did play it when they did Unplugged.I love RfO so much, probably because it was the first QR album I ever heard.  If I'm listening to them it's either RfO or mindcrime, with some Promised Land thrown in.
 
2013-02-08 04:26:33 PM  

Soulcatcher: Seldom Seen Kid is one of my favorite albums of all time. Mirrorball and Some Riot are heartbreakingly beautiful.


huh. this is the story:  in 2006, they played LA on the LOTFW tour, and I went to the venue way early, and got to meet them.  they were realy nice.  autographed a couple copies of the CD. I'd told Guy I bought the europe version in Europe, but then the US version had a bonus CD so I'd bought it twice.  He mockingly yelled to thie tour manager something like, "call the police!  we've stolen this poor man's money.....Twice!"

then, in 2008 they played the same venue on the SSK tour.  Same deal.  went super early, they were dropped off outsid ethe venue in two cabs (the glamourous life of rockstars, yes?)  nobody was there, I asked if they would be kind enough to sign autorgrapsh, they did......I complimented Craig on the production, he was really cool, they shook my hand and shiat.  Then Guy came up, and he, Jupp, and I talked for about what I recall perhaps 10 minutes about the album.  the only thing that definitiely stnads out was asking him if there would be any B-Sides (footnote:  they just releasd a B-Side album about 3-4 months ago) and Guy said they had just talked about that (inexplicably, "Cafe Istanbul" had been left off of SSK).

So, we're having a good chat, and then that's when Guy says, "wait a minute....you were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?"  and we had a laugh.

check back later, i'll post a picture of the setlist and autographed insert.

/also, i have a few live Elbow shows, email me if you want them.  I have a fantastic San Fran show from the night before the above story and one from Germany that's really good quality.
 
2013-02-08 04:26:50 PM  
My two favorites are 1-2-3...

10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe
- What's the Matter Here?
- Hey Jack Kerouac
- Like the Weather

Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm
- Mambo de la Luna
- In These Shoes?
- Treachery

Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
- Would I Lie to You?
- There Must Be an Angel Playing with My Heart

Eurythmics - Revenge is almost as good
- Missionary Man
- Thorn in My Side
 
2013-02-08 04:29:43 PM  

darch: Marisyana: The Warning had a few good songs but overall IMO it wasn't one of their best. I'm probably weird in that I think Promised Land is better. And Rage For Order had a great one-two punch too, "Walk In The Shadows"---> "I Dream In Infrared." Everything after Promised Land blew goats though and now they're a huge train wreck. Sad.

I Dream in Infrared is probably one of my fave Ryche tunes. RfO is a MASTERPIECE so far ahead of it's time, it's not even farking funny. Everything about that album- the recording, the playing, the lyrics... superb and told a story that has come frighteningly true.

Losac: Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Mouth For War -> A New Level

The solo on ANL owns ALL.


FARKING THIS!


really, any of the pantera albums from that era
Cowboys from Hell:
1)Cowboys from hell
2)Primal Concrete Sledge
Far Beyond Driven
1)Strength Beyond Strength
2)Becoming

/Hell, even the much ignored Power Metal album
 
2013-02-08 04:30:15 PM  

Now I Is!: [musictrajectory.com image 600x600]
1.    "Aces High"
2.    "2 Minutes to Midnight"
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QFT!!!

Also, Ozzy's first ablum: I Don't Know & Crazy Train.

Hell, Ozzy's 2nd album: Over the Mountain & Flyin' High Again.
 
2013-02-08 04:30:39 PM  
Pat Boone, "In a Metal Mood"

You've Got Another Thing Comin' => Smoke on the Water
 
2013-02-08 04:31:54 PM  

The Why Not Guy: - Hey Jack Kerouac
- Like the Weather


fantastic songs.  i got into kerouac based off this song and wrote a fair measure of world weary, been all around this great country shiatty poetry in high school.  ha.  idiot.

LTW is a phenomenal song.

10,000 Maniacs should have been bigger.  they were like, REM's cool older sister that never quite broke.  cooler than REM and less self-aware and less of a need to remind us How Very Important They Are.
 
2013-02-08 04:34:02 PM  
Most of my favorite albums would be perfectly at home on this list:

Hendrix Experience-Axis: Bold as Love (EXP and Up From the Skies or Up From the Skies and Spanish Castle Magic depending on whether or not you consider EXP a song)

The Mars Volta: Frances The Mute (Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus and The Widow)

Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking (Up the Beach and Ocean Size)

Poison The Well: You Come Before You (Ghostchant and Loved Ones)
 
2013-02-08 04:37:48 PM  

rickythepenguin: So, we're having a good chat, and then that's when Guy says, "wait a minute....you were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?" and we had a laugh.


also, thinking I had made some kind of good impression, when Guy said they had to go inside to start soundcheck, I asked if I could go inside to watch.  I was like, "i won't drink your beer, i wont say a word, you won't even know i'm there."  and Guy was like, 'ehhh....thank you, but I have to say no, its the kind of thing we like to do by ourselves, but thank you.  have a great show!"
 
2013-02-08 04:41:48 PM  
Apparently, link is farked because they chose today to re-design their site.
 
2013-02-08 04:42:34 PM  
Aaaaand...I posted in the wrong thread.
 
2013-02-08 04:44:53 PM  

rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!

Huh. "Stories For Boys", "The Ocean".

never much cared for the former, but the latter rocks.  Was cool to see that pop up on the 2005 tour.  I didn't catch that, but I heard "An Caht Dubh" (!) one night and I think "Out Of Control" or perhaps "I Fall Down" the next.


rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!

Huh. "Stories For Boys", "The Ocean".

never much cared for the former, but the latter rocks.  Was cool to see that pop up on the 2005 tour.  I didn't catch that, but I heard "An Caht Dubh" (!) one night and I think "Out Of Control" or perhaps "I Fall Down" the next.


I may have been partial to stories for boys being a wee lad when I first heard the album and also being partial to how that songs blends into the next.

rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!


uhh......if im not mistaken, "Boy" fit on one side of onecassette.  I think Boy, October, and War were all short enough to fit on one side.  I think Unforgettable Fire was the first U2 cassette to have honest to god Sides 1 and 2.

/which means I'M PROVING YOUR LAST POINT OH GOD NO THE GETTING OLD, IT HURTS, MAKE IT STOP *snore* I FEEL A DRAFT.  WHEN'S MATLOCK ON?


What about Rattle and Hum?
 
2013-02-08 04:46:42 PM  
wow, I sscrewed up the formatting on that left and right... I'll go sit in the fail corner for a while
 
2013-02-08 04:47:06 PM  
Cinnamon Girl , Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere from the LP Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young

Tangled Up in Blue, Simple Twist of Fate - Bob Dylan from Blood on the Tracks
 
2013-02-08 04:49:01 PM  
London Calling > Brand New Cadillac

/just sayin
 
2013-02-08 04:53:28 PM  
"A More Perfect Union" & "Titus Andronicus Forever" off of  The Monitor.A seven minute indie rock epic that starts with a recitation of Lincoln's Lyceum address, soaring lead guitar, forceful, driving percussion, sing-along-able bridge, references  The Dark Knight, quotes liberally from "John Brown's Body/The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and ends with a William Loyd Garrison quotation that careens directly into a 1:55 long pure punk rock anthem that collapses into yet another, much less prophetic Lincoln quote.

Seriously, if you haven't listened to this album you should. It's one of the best of the last few years, certainly.
 
2013-02-08 04:59:21 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

List fails without Holy Wars/The Punishment Due - Hangar 18.

He may be a sanctimonious, crazy, right-wing blowhard these days, but when he's on, Dave Mustaine is absolutely the shiat.

Come to think of it, Dialectic Chaos/This Day We Fight from, Endgame is also a hell of a one-two punch.
 
2013-02-08 05:01:52 PM  
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2013-02-08 05:04:01 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: What about Rattle and Hum?



not sure of your question -- best 1-2 punch or whether it fits on one side -- but.....yeah, Helter Skelter into Van Diemen's Land is pretty cool.

but i think that was also a bona fide "side 1 / side 2" cassette.  i think everything after UF was as i said above.  dunno.

I'm pretty sure "Boy" was, as my cassette somehow got mangled on "An Caht Dubh" but, when you played the opposite side, that warble showed up on whatever song was the ass end of the album, but physically the same spot as the "An Caht Dubh" warble.
 
2013-02-08 05:04:09 PM  

DVDave: maxx2112: GypsyJoker: BoboBad: Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill

This.

You bet your ass this.

I'm gonna go with a live Rush album: A Show of Hands
1.  Intro
2.  The Big Money
3.  Subdivisions


Better live Rush opening:
All the World's a Stage
1. Bastille Day
2. Anthem

also, I'll throw in Roll the Bones:
1. Dreamline
2. Bravado
 
2013-02-08 05:05:50 PM  

Marisyana: darch: I Dream in Infrared is probably one of my fave Ryche tunes. RfO is a MASTERPIECE so far ahead of it's time, it's not even farking funny. Everything about that album- the recording, the playing, the lyrics... superb and told a story that has come frighteningly true.

IIRC the 'ryche's never played "I Dream In Infrared" live although I think they did play it when they did Unplugged.I love RfO so much, probably because it was the first QR album I ever heard.  If I'm listening to them it's either RfO or mindcrime, with some Promised Land thrown in.



Apparently, I'm one of the 7 people on the planet who actually like Q2K.

However, RfO and O:M are avowed MUSICAL (not just "hard rock" or "metal") masterpieces. I listen to both multiple times/week.

SPEAK!!!!!
 
2013-02-08 05:06:46 PM  
Frank Black - Teenager of the Year
"Whatever Happened to Pong?" + "Thalassocracy"

The Kings - The Kings Are Here
"This Beat Goes On" + "Switchin' to Glide"
 
2013-02-08 05:08:55 PM  

rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: What about Rattle and Hum?


not sure of your question -- best 1-2 punch or whether it fits on one side -- but.....yeah, Helter Skelter into Van Diemen's Land is pretty cool.

but i think that was also a bona fide "side 1 / side 2" cassette.  i think everything after UF was as i said above.  dunno.

I'm pretty sure "Boy" was, as my cassette somehow got mangled on "An Caht Dubh" but, when you played the opposite side, that warble showed up on whatever song was the ass end of the album, but physically the same spot as the "An Caht Dubh" warble.


I was asking about the size, but I suppose I got the relative spots of their discography wrong and my question was invalid from the get go.
Cheerio.
 
2013-02-08 05:20:16 PM  
This far in and no Dio?  Last in Line

We Rock
The Last in Line

And it pains me a little, but Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet:
Let it Rock
You Give Love a Bad Name
Livin' on a Prayer
 
2013-02-08 05:32:16 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

How about just "best punch"?
 
2013-02-08 05:34:49 PM  
Pixies, Bossanova.   Opens with "Cecilia Ann" and rides the feedback right into "Rock Music."
 
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