Sunday, January 15, 2006

fun fun fun


So you all know how I love music, yes??

Well, a little while ago ~S~ and I were talking about our shared love of music and we decided that we were going to put together some CD's of the favourite music from our lives. I should clarify that this was her clever idea - I was simply an eager participant, it doesn't take much capture my interests where music is concerned.

So, the idea is this - 3 CD's, one for the 1970's, one for the 1980's and one for the 1990's. I have the 'task' (it's not a task at all, it's a delight) of putting together 3 CD's to give her, and in turn she will make 3 CD's for me.

This is where the fun begins. I have over 600 tracks stored on my PC, and a CD collection that would rival most professional DJ's. I am a music whore. And I have very wide and very eclectic tastes - there's everything, absolutely everything. So whittling it down to just 3 CDs, which is about 60 songs, is proving almost impossible.

Today, I've played with the 1970's and I have to choose around 20 tracks for this decade. I enlisted the help of my mum's equally large music collection for this. Even being conservative I've got a shortlist so far of 37 songs and I'm far from done. And these were the years that I spent most of my time in a pram! My real musical awareness started in the 1980's - I just cannot even begin to imagine how hard a task it will be to choose just 20 songs from those years.

This is where I think I need your help - because I may have missed a blindingly good song - leave me a comment with your favourite songs from the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's. The more the merrier.

And I'll let you know what makes the final cut - and why - when ~S~ has my collection safely in her hands.


Blogger Evil Minx said...

Life on Mars - David Bowie
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce (I think it's the 70's but it might be the 60's)
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Easy - The Commodores

I could do this all day...


2:39 PM  
Blogger Evil Minx said...

PS Those were the songs from the 70's. 80's and 90's i'll wait for inspiration, and then kibbitz on other people's comments...!

2:40 PM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

Minx - You little rascal - two of those songs were already on my list!!!! I'm not telling you which though!! And fancy chickening out of the 80s and 90s.... *laughs*

3:34 PM  
Blogger Wenchy said...

I love it!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Numpty said...

70,s - Led Zeppelin : Stairway to heaven
80's - U2 : With or Without You
90's - EMF : Unbelievable

I prob have over 5000 tracks and 250plus albums on my PC, My CD collection is obscene too.. I love music..

5:18 PM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

numptious tone - I thought you had deserted me! Thanks for sharing those - and yes, you have three direct hits as well.

5:45 PM  
Blogger pack of 2 said...

I loved that song "I will Survive"
And some Bee Gees (shhh don't tell people;)


7:16 PM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

Shelly - Is everyone sneaking a look at my list today, or what??? And I'm thinking of teasing ~S~ with some Bee Gees simply because I know she doesn't like them! It's either them, or Barry Manilow!

7:21 PM  
Blogger Kami said...

Sorry, but there are WAY too many to choose from!!! Have fun making the CDs!!

8:39 PM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

Aw Kami!!!!

8:40 PM  
Anonymous fen smith said...

the pixies, the pixies, the pixies, the pixies, the pixies, the pixies, the pixies, the pixies. i would go for gigantic. ok it's a kim song and essentially there are only two kim songs (cos we don't count bam thwok) but it's a classic. otherwise i'd go for debaser, tame, river euphrates (always that over, where is my mind) or something skuzzy like bone machine. kims bass chugs nicely there and black francis gets his scream on and it and it makes no sense and perfect sense.

really that's my recommendation.

10:38 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

DF, I was born in the 80's. I sisn't get to have songs from the 70's or 80's, and as for the 90's... well, I was just getting out of primary school...

What era is that song 'Zoot Suit Riot' from? I love that one.

1:06 AM  
Blogger Numpty said...

No ya ain't been deserted DF.. Just /i been busy and quick look is all I been able to manage recently,, anyway another 3 songs for ya..

70's - Lynard Skynard : Sweet Home Alabama
80's - Eddy Grant : Electric Avenue
90's - Oasis : Champagne Supernova

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget Sweet Home Alabama (although everyone has the right to like whatever they want!), try Simple Man.

Choosing your favorite song is impossible... limiting it to 20 is a task I wouldn't want to try.

Magic Power - Triumph
(She climbs into bed, pulls the covers overhead, and she turns her little radio on. She's had a rotten day and she hope the DJ is gonna play her favorite song...)

2:26 AM  
Blogger SassyFemme said...

I'm so horrible with music. I can hum along and sing along (though you don't want to hear me sing) with almost any song on the radio, but ask me to come up with the name of a song, let alone a decade its from, and I'm lost. Sorry, I won't be of much help on this one!

4:44 AM  
Blogger lecram sinun said...

Oooohhh... this is a tough one for me. My taste is pretty eclectic and my faves at any one moment is totally dependant on my mood. Of late I've pulled out the Plant & Page "No Quarter" CD.

Since the topic is music... let me shamelessly plug my friend, Kien, who is a London based musician. He's just released a CD and will be playing the Rogue. There are samples (for listening and download) at his myspace page


4:54 AM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

fem - GOOD call with The Pixies - wonder how ~S~ will take it though.... Now how about the other decades????

kylz - You have me stumped. I googled because I had never heard of this and came up with The Cherry Poppin Daddies in 1997 (although I'm willing to be corrected on that) And I had no idea I was so much older than you!

numptious tone - Going to disagree with you on these three - yes they are all listenable to (okay, I know that's probably very bad grammar but it's 6.45am and I really don't care) but none of them do anything for me. And I object to Oasis purely on the grounds that they are Oasis - never got them. I agree, they have written some fine songs, some interesting lyrics (slip inside the eye of your mind....) but to me they're the musical equivalent of paint drying. Sorry!!! *kisses*

the real me - That looks like another one for me to check out - googling as we speak - I hate it when I'm not familiar with a song and someone else is!!!

sassy femme - Aw! Well, maybe my final list will inspire you to sing some more?

lecram - Plant & Page eh? I'm on your recommended site right now and as soon as it is reasonable to turn up my speakers I'll be taking a listen. Shameless plugs happily accepted here!

Last night the 1970s list hit the mid 40s in number. This is not an easy task. I'm also trying to keep it relatively mainstream, which isn't such a problem for the 70s (well, it is a little problem....) but I suspect is going to be a huge problem for the 80s and 90s.

And I need a gadget that lets me put my vinyl somehow onto CD or PC - there's a couple of songs that I just can't find anywhere to download, nor can I find them on CD but I have them sitting on vinyl in front of me.

Oh and the other thing that occured to me is that I don't just want to send a batch of songs with no explanation - so with the CDs she will also get my memories, making this whole exercise more than just a trip through a CD collection and more like a hike through some long-forgotten memories.

I suspect I unleashed a monster....

Keep the comments and suggestions coming please!

6:56 AM  
Blogger Evil Minx said...

We like to boogie - T-Rex (70s)
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (80s)
Something about you (that makes me sweat) - INXS (80's)
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (90s)

And for the Barry Manilow song with which to torture ~S~, i recommend "Could it be magic" (yes, it was Barry Manilow before it was Take That, you bunch of young whippersnappers) or, even better IMHO, "Can't smile without you".

Heh heh heh...

Minxy xxxxxxx

12:01 PM  
Blogger Numpty said...

I'm intrigued to know what songs you're wanting to download, 1 us may already have 1 or both of them..
Let us know what they are DF..

12:04 PM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

Minx!!!!! - Get out of my song collection!!!! Have you been hacking into my PC???? *laughs* You and I have frighteningly similar musical tastes - although you may deny that when you see some of the songs I have on my shortlist. And as for the Barry Manilow - well I was going for the very slushy Weekend In New England, or Escape, or Copcabana, Or Bermuda Triangle....

I should actually make it known before I lose any scrap of musical credibility I ever had, that I am NOT a Barry Manilow fan in any way, shape or form. But I just can't help singing along...

numptious tone - Okay, you asked for it, although they are a little obscure.

'Visions of Angels' - Genesis - from 'Trespass', October 1970. I've got two original 1970 editions of 'Trespass' on vinyl but it's one that I haven't yet managed to replace on CD.

'Real Beauty Passed Through' - The Band Of Holy Joy - again, another one that I have on a vinyl EP but not on CD. This is from 1990. I saw them when they supported James at Blackpool Winter Gardens in August 1990 and was completely blown away by them.

That's your starter for 10 (said in best Bamber Gascoigne voice)

12:26 PM  
Blogger Lil Bit said...

OMGGGGGGGG, DF... I'm a music whore, too. I'm afraid my list would override, as I would take up your WHOLE comment box. LOL!
So, I'll just wait to see what makes the final cut for ya. weeeee! What fun! ;)

6:25 PM  
Blogger Mavida Lesbiana said...

I'm a lover of all music too - and uh Shelley - I will survive - is like my personal anthem....

Anyway - from the 70's:

Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
You've got a friend - James Taylor
Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens
If loving you is wrong, I don't wanta be right - Luther Ingram
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Another BRick in the wall - Pink Floyd (this may have been eary 80's)

Sorry to list so many - there's so many good ones though - I gotta run, but I'll be back to narrow down the 80's and 90's for you! (hee hee)

Luv ya!

2:45 PM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

Hey Catalina, list as many as you like!!! That's the idea!

2:49 PM  
Blogger PoorSoledad said...

Underpresure - Queen+David Bowie
Crazy - Aerosmith

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rik Emmett... you'll love him.
He wrote Magic Power when he was still part of the group Triumph.

Listen to this man play the guitar!!

6:47 PM  

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