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Desert Island Discs

Post by bristleposh » 28 May 2020, 23:10

I put this in here rather than Just for Fun as I thought it might get a slightly bigger audience.

I've had an idea for quite some time, and perhaps some people may find it fun to join in.

A bit like Desert Island Discs but here you can take eight albums and one set of books. I'd take a CD player as my luxury items, wouldn't be much good taking CDs if you couldn't play them

Here are my eight albums, in no particular order

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

Green Day - American Idiot

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

Blink 182 - Enema Of The State

The Offspring - Americana

The Gaslight Anthem '59 Sound

Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2

Sum 41 - Greatest Hits 2007 ( a bit of a cheat I know)

The set of books I'd take to re-read would be Lee Child - Jack Reacher books that should keep me going for a few years
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by ashman » 29 May 2020, 08:09

So many fantastic albums to choose from leaving out artists such as AC/DC, Dire Straits, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, The Hollies, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, The Shadows, Steely Dan, ZZ Top among others!
In no particular order -

1) The Full Papersleeve Collection 13 xCDs - Wishbone Ash
2) Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
3) Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
4) Strange Brew - The Very Best of Cream
5) Twelve Deadly Cyns - Cyndi Lauper
6) Deep Purple - The Very Best of ...
7) David Bowie - The Platinum Collection
8) Thin Lizzy - Greatest Hits 1,2 and 3

Books: Ian Rankin - 'Inspector Rebus Anniversary Box Set' or as bristle said all the Jack Reacher novels!
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by bristleposh » 29 May 2020, 09:43

ashman wrote:
29 May 2020, 08:09
So many fantastic albums to choose from leaving out artists such as AC/DC, Dire Straits, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, The Hollies, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, The Shadows, Steely Dan, ZZ Top among others!
I had similar dilemmas, I just went for stuff I could sing a long to, without totally ruining the records (I wonder which eight Johnny Cash albums someone will pick :wink: )
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by tonyp » 29 May 2020, 11:24

bristleposh wrote:
28 May 2020, 23:10
A bit like Desert Island Discs but here you can take eight albums and one set of books. I'd take a CD player as my luxury items, wouldn't be much good taking CDs if you couldn't play them
My eight albums-
I Walk the Line (1964 album) Johnny Cash
Sound of Music
The Party's Over - Willie Nelson
Pure & Simple - Dolly Parton
Elvis Presley Greatest Hits - Top 30 Best Country Songs Of Elvis Presley
Keith Urban Greatest Hits
A Pub With No Beer - Slim Dusty
At San Quentin - Johnny Cash

I'd probably only listen to Walk the Line for the first 100 years.

I wouldn't take any books.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by trevormans » 29 May 2020, 13:50

bristleposh wrote:
28 May 2020, 23:10
I put this in here rather than Just for Fun as I thought it might get a slightly bigger audience.

I've had an idea for quite some time, and perhaps some people may find it fun to join in.

A bit like Desert Island Discs but here you can take eight albums and one set of books. I'd take a CD player as my luxury items, wouldn't be much good taking CDs if you couldn't play them

Here are my eight albums, in no particular order

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

Green Day - American Idiot

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

Blink 182 - Enema Of The State

The Offspring - Americana

The Gaslight Anthem '59 Sound

Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2

Sum 41 - Greatest Hits 2007 ( a bit of a cheat I know)

The set of books I'd take to re-read would be Lee Child - Jack Reacher books that should keep me going for a few years
Ive led too sheltered a life

Ive never heard of any of yours!

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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by bristleposh » 29 May 2020, 14:28

trevormans wrote:
29 May 2020, 13:50
bristleposh wrote:
28 May 2020, 23:10
I put this in here rather than Just for Fun as I thought it might get a slightly bigger audience.

I've had an idea for quite some time, and perhaps some people may find it fun to join in.

A bit like Desert Island Discs but here you can take eight albums and one set of books. I'd take a CD player as my luxury items, wouldn't be much good taking CDs if you couldn't play them

Here are my eight albums, in no particular order

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

Green Day - American Idiot

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

Blink 182 - Enema Of The State

The Offspring - Americana

The Gaslight Anthem '59 Sound

Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2

Sum 41 - Greatest Hits 2007 ( a bit of a cheat I know)

The set of books I'd take to re-read would be Lee Child - Jack Reacher books that should keep me going for a few years
Ive led too sheltered a life

Ive never heard of any of yours!
I don't believe you, but in case you are telling the truth I have sent you a PM with one track from each, it is basically modern-day punk music, apart from Dream Theater who are a little like The Moody Blues.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by trevormans » 29 May 2020, 14:55

I'm telling the truth as I would do

Whereas I was totally a fan of pop folk and rock music in the 60s and seventies

If I was on mastermind I would still probably answer questions on dylan or the beatles

I saw most rock groups I ever wanted to see with Jefferson airplane as one of my favourites.i soon lost interest in zeppelin
I never got into Bowie though I could see he was talented
I then spent a couple of years in French west Africa in the seventies and almost the only western music I heard was on the bbc world service

By the time I came home punk had been and gone and I had lost interest in most rock music
I missed out on the jam which was a shame, but I dont regret missing most of the rest

Only occasionally have i listened avidly to rock music since and I have become quite keen on classic opera


Most rock folk music I listen to now I would have listened to

When I first went to university in the early 70s or their offspring

So I listen to richard thompson john prine Baez kristofferson dylan cohen some johnny cash
Sandy denny, Buckley,mccoll ,Kate rusby,wainwright
And a few others on the folk end of the spectrum
Most of what I listen to is driven by the quality of the lyrics rather than how adept on the guitar they are

Not many have written better lyrics than dylan

So for once we could say I am more conservative than you

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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by bristleposh » 29 May 2020, 15:50

trevormans wrote:
29 May 2020, 14:55
I'm telling the truth as I would do

Whereas I was totally a fan of pop folk and rock music in the 60s and seventies

If I was on mastermind I would still probably answer questions on dylan or the beatles

I saw most rock groups I ever wanted to see with Jefferson airplane as one of my favourites.i soon lost interest in zeppelin
I never got into Bowie though I could see he was talented
I then spent a couple of years in French west Africa in the seventies and almost the only western music I heard was on the bbc world service

By the time I came home punk had been and gone and I had lost interest in most rock music
I missed out on the jam which was a shame, but I dont regret missing most of the rest

Only occasionally have i listened avidly to rock music since and I have become quite keen on classic opera


Most rock folk music I listen to now I would have listened to

When I first went to university in the early 70s or their offspring

So I listen to richard thompson john prine Baez kristofferson dylan cohen some johnny cash
Sandy denny, Buckley,mccoll ,Kate rusby,wainwright
And a few others on the folk end of the spectrum
Most of what I listen to is driven by the quality of the lyrics rather than how adept on the guitar they are

Not many have written better lyrics than dylan

So for once we could say I am more conservative than you
Yay Tory boy
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by ashman » 29 May 2020, 17:46

trevormans wrote:
29 May 2020, 14:55
Most of what I listen to is driven by the quality of the lyrics rather than how adept on the guitar they are
Not many have written better lyrics than dylan
Music means different things from one person to another. To me lyrics are certainly all part of a piece of music but for me essentially the music is the music and the lyrics are generally poetry. The Shadows music can't be dismissed as music because of lack of lyrics but I reckon a lot of people would dismiss Dylan as music and consider it poetry.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by trevormans » 29 May 2020, 18:13

Although I admired the shadows, to me they were totally formulaic

Dylans music however moved musical direction time and time again

And the first bar of like a rolling stone completely changed

the direction of Rock music even before a word was sung

Without that happening then I doubt whether rubber soul revolver and especially sergeant pepper would have happened

The same applies to aftermath and beggars banquet

And I doubt that cream would so much have been accepted

When dylan confounded the rock world with john wesley Harding and Nashville skyline he again changed music and brought country into the mainstream yet still gave direction to Hendrix all along the watchtower to me one of the most exciting rock songs of all time

And then pwhen he released desire ans especially blood on the tracks his music again showed a new direction which was so innovative and imaginative both in the music the lyrics and also the production

Yet in between he produced some of the most sublime influential songs in rock music. I could probably name thirty such songs, without once mentioning his protest songs which were largely lyrical plus accoustic

For me he then substantially went off the boil yet continued regularly producing outstanding gems
A major contribution was that he showed what could be done

The who stones kinks and so many more prospered because he showed the path
The shadows ,though fully able, were a mere footnote by comparison

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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by ashman » 30 May 2020, 06:31

As I said, all a matter of opinion. Personally Dylan sends me to sleep, Hendrix, Beatles, Beach Boys etc. awaken the soul.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by bristleposh » 30 May 2020, 07:17

I used to enjoy the humour in Dylan’s lyrics. His inspiration Woody Guthrie deserves a mention. Springsteen another whose lyrical content is superb, but for sheer fun you can’t beat a bit of punk.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by Wilco » 30 May 2020, 09:39

First proper post in this forum...

1. Space Ritual - Hawkwind.
2. Rush in Rio - Rush
3. Metallica - Metallica
4. Made in Germany - Rammstein
5. Weathered - Creed
6. Before the Dawn - Kate Bush
7. A night out with the Dubliners - The Dubliners
8. Hebrides Overture - Mendelssohn

A bit of a mixture for different moods.

Books would be Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series.

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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by bristleposh » 30 May 2020, 11:18

Wilco wrote:
30 May 2020, 09:39
First proper post in this forum...

1. Space Ritual - Hawkwind.
2. Rush in Rio - Rush
3. Metallica - Metallica
4. Made in Germany - Rammstein
5. Weathered - Creed
6. Before the Dawn - Kate Bush
7. A night out with the Dubliners - The Dubliners
8. Hebrides Overture - Mendelssohn

A bit of a mixture for different moods.

Books would be Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series.
Having seen Hawkwind and Rammstein I can appreciate your taste, but read one Nesbo book and kept falling asleep, if it’s a foreign writer that turns you on, Steig Larson and David Lagercrantz, are superb
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Post by ashman » 30 May 2020, 13:32

Wilco wrote:
30 May 2020, 09:39
First proper post in this forum...

1. Space Ritual - Hawkwind.
2. Rush in Rio - Rush
3. Metallica - Metallica
4. Made in Germany - Rammstein
5. Weathered - Creed
6. Before the Dawn - Kate Bush
7. A night out with the Dubliners - The Dubliners
8. Hebrides Overture - Mendelssohn

A bit of a mixture for different moods.

Books would be Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series.
As has been said, 'All a matter of opinion.'
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