• CD's I Own

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  • Tuesday Ten: Crimes

    16 Jun 2009, 14:09 by amodelofcontrol

    A list that seemed to grow every time I even thought about it, this one - songs about crime. Perhaps I wasn't specific enough in my initial criteria, but hell, I've got so many I'm going to be covering more than ten this week. Songs about crimes go a long, long, long way back in music, and I'd suspect there is a song about just about any crime you can think of. The only question now is where to start.

    As usual now, there is a Spotify playlist for most of this, here. The Spotify URI is: spotify:user:asw909:playlist:6YqcFdxwHCSE9OfZvhMz6g

    Judas Priest
    Breaking the Law
    British Steel

    So, let's start with the oh-so-slightly-cheesy rock thrills of this legendary track, which has possibly one of the cheapest and tackiest videos ever (robbing banks with guitars, etc). What laws are they breaking? This is never made especially clear, except in the video.

    Public Enemy
    911 Is a Joke
    Fear of a Black Planet

    The first of a number of rap tracks in this list…
  • Tuesday Ten: The Sound of Summer?

    26 May 2009, 12:07 by amodelofcontrol

    Travelling down to Cambridge on a warm summer's day on Sunday got my girlfriend and I thinking about songs that we associate with the summer. Certainly there are some songs that simply "work" better, or suit my mood more, when the sun is shining (and likewise similar happens with other songs during the winter). So, here are ten songs that to me are best listened to at this time of year.

    As before, I've even managed to create a Spotify playlist for these ten tracks (Spotify URI: spotify:user:asw909:playlist:2PsbFmw9fX68cNnDhDNIX4).

    Arab Strap
    The First Big Weekend
    The Week Never Starts Round Here

    Not, in most circumstances, the most summery band of all - in fact, Arab Strap, and Malcolm Middleton's other work since, are generally about as dour as it gets - but this first single by the band is a marvellous tale of the "first big weekend of the summer", detailing the antics over a long weekend involving parties, friends, cheap alcohol and all manner of asides about life as they see it. …
  • Tuesday Ten: Drugs

    16 Oct 2008, 06:27 by amodelofcontrol



    The late Bill Hicks probably had it right when he espoused his views on the links between musicians and drugs.

    You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. And if you don't believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes and all your CDs and burn them. 'Cause you know what, the musicians that made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years — rrreal fucking high on drugs. The Beatles were so fucking high they let Ringo sing a few tunes.
    And so I found, when I started casting around for suggestions for this list. It didn't take long (with the assistance of my girfriend and a few workmates) to have way over twenty suggestions for this list, and needless to say I got loads more once it went onto my LJ.

    Obviously, and thankfully, perhaps, not all songs about drugs (and in drugs I mean legal and illegal, including cigarettes, alcohol…
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals - Come find yourself"

    15 Mar 2008, 20:32 by Shu_Gi

    Music that is simply "fun", with interesting musical ideas and nice singing/lyrics. mostly sort odf "dancable", at the same time very "cool" and laid back.

    Fun Lovin' Criminals
    Come Find Yourself
  • Some albums i like part 21: Indie Rock

    5 Jan 2007, 19:34 by geheza

  • Stick 'em up punk, - it's the Fun Lovin' Criminals

    5 Apr 2006, 03:44 by Friedel

    As you can see, i'm a headbanger/metalhead.
    So it may be kinda strange that i love the Fun Lovin' Criminals...
    Don't know why, but their melange of rock, hip-hop, blues and soul has a great appeal to me.
    Sometimes i listen to rock or blues, but i never listen to soul and if theres hip-hop on the air, i turn it off.

    So i really don't know why the FLC fascinates me so much?
    Maybe it's the "coolness" of their songs, never heard a band before which is so, hummmm, cool. I can't describe that, but their songs have really some vibes that are cool, easy and schmoove(their own word).
    It gives you an easy feelin' and lets you flow through your life, with a feeling that no one can piss you off.

    The cover(especially the backside) of their "Mimosa"-album, which included very interesting versions of their own songs and some cover versions of various artists (e.g. Ozzy's "Crazy Train" or 10cc's "I'm Not in Love") can not be more perfect! The pic shows exactly what you get with this album. …
  • Some new music

    26 Mar 2006, 14:37 by dpvaldes

    Yesterday morning I visited toni, friend of mine, he's a guy that has the biggest rock collection I've ever seen, like maybe 2.000 cd's and he let me some, concretely these ones :

    Degradation Trip
    The Evil Powers of Rock and Roll
    Apocalypse Dudes
    Electric
    Spinal Tap
    All Scratched Up!
    Odelay
    Mama Said
    Live at the Roxy (disc 1)
    Pure Cult: For Rockers, Ravers, Lovers & Sinners
    Alive At Red Rocks (DVD Audio)
    Black Love
    Come Find Yourself
    100% Colombian

    Wich one should I start listening first?

    Just got the tool tickets