• Hüsker Dü and Rory Gallagher - underrated

    8 Feb 2009, 01:56 by jeffreywithonef

    I've been meaning to vent this for quite some time and since I can't be arsed going to bed just yet I'll have a go at it now. I find it perplexing and sad that both of the following artists have acquired only a (relatively) small fan base despite their obvious talents and influence. I dunno the real point of this entry other than to divulge my love for the two and hopefully inspire a couple of people into checking them out through the youtube videos. Anyways...

    Rory Gallagher. For a man that the Rolling Stones wanted to recruit as their guitarist I find it astonishing that this man isn't more famous. One of the best guitarists of all time. The guys he influenced are impressive (Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton (who kinda sounds like him), Slash and Queen's guitarist) but his music should receive more attention. The Irish Tour and European Tour albums deserve your attention. Laundromat, A Million Miles Away, Cradle Rock, Bullfrog Blues, In Your Town are wonderful. …
  • Sing fuckin' songs!

    25 Apr 2006, 19:48 by MohammadWDI

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:

    1. XTC
    2. Elvis Costello
    3. Hüsker Dü
    4. Big Star
    5. The Flaming Lips
    6. Of Montreal
    7. Bob Dylan
    8. Madvillain
    9. Guided by Voices
    10. Tom Waits

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Disconnect the Dots

    What is your favorite album of 2?
    This Year's Model

    What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
    "Driving home, the sky accelerates
    The clouds all form a geometric shape."

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    None, unfortunately

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    Visions of Johanna

    What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
    First hearing his leathery growl on God's Away on Business and for some reason thinking he was Lou Reed.

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    Not necessarily sad, but The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill is a fairly emotionally intense bit of music.