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My Top 100 Songs. Finished - 23/3/2010 10:33:42 PM   
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I thought I'd join the ranks (without permission) and start a songs list myself. The reviews will be short to avoid repetition and so forth.

As a note, the title may well be changed. In fact, expect to see the whole thing deleted ala much of my posts.

I haven't even decided on which songs will be here yet.


(100-2)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - 8
Bruce Springsteen - 8
Tom Waits - 8
Captain Beefheart - 7
Bob Dylan - 5
Nick Drake - 3
Leonard Cohen - 3
Robert Johnson - 3
Van Morrison - 3
The Rolling Stones - 3
The Smiths - 3
Radiohead - 3
The Velvet Underground - 2
Joy Division - 2
The Who - 2
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - 2
Ray Lamontagne - 2
Slint - 2
The Beatles - 2
The Pogues - 2
Howlin' Wolf - 2
Jack Kerouac - 1
Talking Heads - 1
Can - 1
Jimi Hendrix - 1
Alabama 3 - 1
John Lee Hooker - 1
Led Zeppelin - 1
Joanna Newsom - 1
The Band - 1
Joni Mitchell - 1
Miles Davis - 1
Eric Cartman - 1
The Flight of the Conchords - 1
Jeff Buckley - 1
James Brown - 1
Pink Floyd - 1
Love - 1
Frank Zappa - 1
Ray Charles - 1
Frank Sinatra - 1
The Birthday Party - 1
Johnny Cash - 1

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 23/3/2010 10:37:18 PM   
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should be good, if it happens. Might start one myself, though I'm not sure if I could whittle it down to 100 (or 200, or 300).




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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 23/3/2010 10:38:55 PM   
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It's been done.






Just joshing, I'll keep an eye on this.

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 23/3/2010 11:13:14 PM   
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quote:

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should be good, if it happens. Might start one myself, though I'm not sure if I could whittle it down to 100 (or 200, or 300).





Thumbs up.

Indeed, as I have not yet made the list, it could be larger than 100. 113, perhaps.

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Just joshing, I'll keep an eye on this.




Cheers.

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 23/3/2010 11:59:48 PM   
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#100 - The Payback
James Brown
1973

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsOmvSlPuys


The title track to what is one of Brown's greatest album - the ambitious 73-minute long The Payback - is a viciously raw effort, seemingly improvised and with Brown shouting the occasional line rather than singing. The album as a whole is fantastic but, in my opinion, it drops ever so slightly in quality after this opener.


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 12:12:09 AM   
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#99 - Thundercrack
Bruce Springsteen
1973

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibvjG14Amwg


As part of my obsession with early-mid seventies Springsteen a couple of years ago, I stumbled upon this beast, one of his more 'explicit' songs. An outtake from The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (it's available on Tracks), it features a wonderful 'double-solo', if you will - from Clemons's sax to Springsteen's guitar. This live performance is probably superior to the studio version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibvjG14Amwg It also reveals Springsteen to be a paedophile.


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 12:15:47 AM   
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I'm sure you can tell that I rushed the list-making side of this thread. Oh well.

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 12:25:23 AM   
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#98 - Buckets of Rain
Bob Dylan
1975

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaBoVsH-Nvw


The closing track to Blood on the Tracks (does that count as a pun?) is one of his simplistic efforts, yet it has just as much power as any other on the album. That is all.







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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 12:41:35 AM   
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#97 - Woe-is-uh-Me-Bop
Captain Beefheart
1970

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyw3GIayapk


Beefheart himself supposedly hated the finished article of Trout Mask Replica (though there are conflicting reports) due to Zappa's advertisement of it. A year later, Lick My Decals Off, Baby was released - perhaps even more difficult to get into due to its consistency - and this gave Beefheart the opportunity to produce his own album. By this time, he had seemingly become more interested in environmental concerns by this point and this is evident in most of the songs. Even in this one, the only lines filled with actual words say:
"Everybody's doing it, please don't let them ruin it."

Besides this, the song is mainly gibberish which can be taken a number of ways - I choose to see it as partly a loving parody of blues ala I'm Glad from Safe as Milk and also an attack on some modern citizens who 'moan' about their own lives whilst destroying the planet, so to speak.

It is a great shame that this album remains out of print on CD.


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 1:04:51 AM   
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#96 - Poker Face
Eric Cartman
2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNaegHyZqeU

Controversial.


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 1:12:54 AM   
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#96 - Poker Face
Eric Cartman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNaegHyZqeU

Controversial.



I'd go along with that.

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 1:19:03 AM   
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#95 - Earth Died Screaming
Tom Waits
1992

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdF056ZfGM4

One of the greatest albums from possibly the greatest musician currently working (in terms of recent albums), Bone Machine was following on from Waits's streak of unique yet highly influenced (if you see what I mean) albums that began with Swordfishtrombones in 1983. The album is essentially about death, so naturally a song which portrays the apocalypse would be a way to start it off.


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 1:19:43 AM   
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#96 - Poker Face
Eric Cartman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNaegHyZqeU

Controversial.



I'd go along with that.


That it's controversial, or worthy of a top 100 spot?


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 1:48:46 AM   
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#96 - Poker Face
Eric Cartman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNaegHyZqeU

Controversial.



I'd go along with that.


That it's controversial, or worthy of a top 100 spot?



Both.

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 3:04:39 PM   
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Excellent.

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 4:12:58 PM   
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#94 - Northern Sky


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 4:20:34 PM   
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interesting list so far

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 4:23:10 PM   
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#94 - Northern Sky



I was promised fascinating reviews.



incredible song though.


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 4:38:28 PM   
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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 4:51:30 PM   
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interesting list so far


Thanks. 

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 5:33:45 PM   
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#93 - Where Do We Go Now but Nowhere?
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
1997


Not on YouTube, seemingly.


The Boatman's Call is Cave's most personal album and, vis-a-vis, concordantly, the most emotionally powerful. Not only this, it is perhaps his most consistently strong effort, too. Anyway, 'Where Do We Go Now but Nowhere?' is truly one of Cave's greatest songs.


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 5:52:14 PM   
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#92 - Suzanne
Leonard Cohen
1967


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 6:31:20 PM   
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#91 - White Jam
Captain Beefheart
1972

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wN1gLGQqEE
(White Jam starts at around 4:35)

And so it begins. Expect to see repeated artists for most of the list.
The Spotlight Kid is a vastly underrated work, IMO, possibly due to it being sold along with the superb Clear Spot on one disc. White Jam is just about my favourite from this album.


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 6:36:59 PM   
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#90 - All Tomorrow's Parties
The Velvet Underground


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 6:51:30 PM   
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#89 - Atmosphere
Joy Division
1980


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 6:52:12 PM   
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I'll eventually get to writing reviews.

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 8:17:25 PM   
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#88 - Sweet Thing
Van Morrison
1968




#87 - Magic Bus
The Who
1968

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl9bvuAV-Ao


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 8:21:59 PM   
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#86 - I Know It's Over
The Smiths
1986

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2e4V3Xh17w




#85 - Papa Won't Leave You Henry
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
1992


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoFxUJtSp4g


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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 8:27:33 PM   
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I don't know many of these but I Know It's Over is a superb song.

I seem to remember liking Atmosphere but I can't remember which one it is. I'll give it another spin.

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RE: My Top 100 Songs - 24/3/2010 8:30:20 PM   
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#84 - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd
1979

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQWszrZHBPI



#83 - Frenzy
Screamin' Jay Jawkins
1957

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SWXOBBrZlg


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