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5 songs memething.

As inflicted by darthstoo.

The deal is:
List five songs that you are currently "digging".
It doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good. But they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. [Is anyone "digging" any rubbish songs?]
Post these instructions in your blog along with your five songs.
Then tag five other people to see what they're listening to:

The Blue Nile: Tinseltown in the rain. Not helped by spending a weekend in Glasgow (although in fact the prevailing weather was bright sunshine). At least one other person there was thinking about the Blue Nile too, which is reassuring.

Killing Joke:Under a southern sky. I don't know why. I haven't thought much about it for a few years. I do like this album, even though everyone else apparently hates it.

The Auteurs:Lenny Valentino. I read the lyrics recently, and it isn't about what I thought it was. In fact, it makes almost no sense to me at all. It's still a brilliant song, though.

Ballboy:I lost you, but I found country music. They're playing in a couple of weeks, but I think I'll miss it. Other things are happening.

The Ramones:She talks to rainbows. I hadn't heard this until a few weeks ago when I picked up a compilation. I didn't get the last Ramones album, partly from being peeved over them only playing one British gig on their last tour. My loss, it seems.

Errr . . . 5 people? Dunno, really. Do it if you fancy, otherwise don't.

well,

frankie goes to hollywood, relax. Recently listened to this again. I mean really listened to it, and its construction is so strange. Its not a song by a band in the slightest, unlike two tribes...

Nature & Organisation, Wickerman Song (willows song). This version of this song has completely entranced me, to the point i want to organsise a cover band to do the full soundtrack. Maybe its something about the scotish vocals...

Ian dury and the blockheads: reasons to be cheerful pt3. again the structure of this song is quite fabulous. the funky rhythm and baseline, the way the backing vocals and lead swap parts. And that the lyrics are very much a lot of fun.

Imogen Heap, headlock I just seem to be comming back to this track a lot. Not so easy to put but i love the vocal hook, and stucado rhythms - though i think the track needs to be longer for the real impact to work. just seems quite an emotional piece.

the postal service, Such great heights everyone is talking about this, but it is a great song. How strange.
Drunk Horse - National Lust
Swaggering Southern rock with a deftness to it.

Henry Rollins - Liar
The best Henry Rollins song ever, as in the way the lyrics and music work together make it a real song in a way a lot of his stuff isn't.

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
I don't know why. I haven't listened to this in ages. It keeps cropping up in my mental jukebox. The bounciness and the continous vocal is getting me, as a sort of antidote to the plodding indie I keep hearing on the radio.

I'm afraid the other two are ones I'm involved in. One's a Puch Judy song called Falling Away, it's not yet finished but we recorded a vocal/guitar only version on Tuesday, which is supposed to be going round my head so that I can work a drum part out for it but I'm enjoying it being there, and I've got some ideas I want to take to a kit for it now. And the other is by band III, Vegas Hell, it was the last song we did in practice last night and it'll be the set closer in our first gig in a couple of weeks. It's a bit of a rip of Jesus Built My Hotrod, to be honest, we've even owned up by naming it Jesus Wrote My Song Title, but it's tremendous fun to play something with that much energy.
i need to own Subterranean Homesick Blues at some point cos i keep thinkign its something i would enjoy listening to... i do have a strange george formby style version somewhere though, no idea where it came from...
i do have a strange george formby style version

Are you sure that's not just the original?
THANKYOU ZOTZ!!!

For longer than I care to remember now...oh a few months at least. I have been trying to recall the name of the band Killing Joke. It just wouldn't come to me. I wasn't motivated enough to google on song names I could remember like "Empire Song". But oh, thankyou so much for finally putting me out of my.... Sheesh, old age!
Since the CD stacker in the car died I'm just listening to the only decent radio station I can receive, a kindof Rock Classics station.

I do like AudioSlave

The D4 - "what I want"
Cos it's probably Kiwi music (?) and it's on the TV music channel just now. That really isn't a good enough reason, but hey! The song's got a good 'chug', and I do like that ;)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Cos I am suppose to be relearning this so we can sing it somewhere.

Natalie Merchant is still frequently played, as is Nathan Shepherd Band "Travelling On".

I'm totally SICK of: Foo Fighters - Best of you.
[Is anyone "digging" any rubbish songs?]

I quite enjoyed the soundtrack to Scooby Doo last night, if that counts.

Lenny Valentino: I read the lyrics when I first bought the album and, even all these years and gazillion listenings later, it just doesn't make sense! Which is kind of odd because Auteurs songs tend to be of the linear narrative variety.
sigur ros - gong from new album takk (so hard to choose ONE - incredible vocals),
Imogen heap (her again)- have you got it in you,
antony newley - strawberry fair - cockney version heard on des carrington show bbc radio2,
followed by Nellie Lutcher - fine brown frame (50s jazz/r and b)same show
finally, cocteau twins - road river and rail (every now and then i need to touch base with Liz)
Rubbish Songs
I'm not "digging" anything particularly right now but we have tango music in the CD player. Actually come to think of it I am digging "what a wonder is a gun" from the musical Assassins. I also quite like Libertango, currently the version by Style Project.

Anyway about rubbish songs--I don't know the "artists" because I only catch them on the radio in the car, but currently I kind of like the one that goes "sugar sugar how'd you get so fly" and also "toxic". I also admit to liking Madonna's "Die another Day" and Britney Spear's version of "satisfaction" although the way she talks in it about not being dictated to by the expectations of society and the media makes me giggle.

I liked Stella Soleil's "kiss kiss" when it was on the radio enough to pick up the album, and I like all of it, especially "Twilight", which is sort of the same theme as Britney's "lucky" but a LOT better handled and with a nice melody. I don't know if Stella Soleil counts as "rubbish" or just an otherwise talented one-hit-wonder.

I also like the Spice Girls, and K7.

If you like it, is it still rubbish?

-X.