• Little Quiz.

    14 Aug 2008, 14:34 by Chicken_Boosh

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:
    1. Manic Street Preachers
    2. Led Zeppelin
    3. Mansun
    4. Radiohead
    5. Kasabian
    6. The Smiths
    7. The Charlatans
    8. Oasis
    9. The Cooper Temple Clause
    10. Kula Shaker

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    How Soon Is Now

    What is your favourite album of 2?
    Led Zeppelin III

    What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    Err...maybe
    "You come and take me away
    Like a little white rabbit from yesterday"

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    Once.

    What is your favourite song by 7?
    I can never decide...there are a few I like equally, I think.

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    They don't really "make me sad", so to speak, but there are many, many of their songs that move me. The thing I love most about Mansun is how moving their music is.

    What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    Robert Plant is an awesome lyricist...I'm not sure I can really choose, to be honest.
  • Another survey!

    18 Apr 2008, 14:08 by Julian_Whore

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Ski Jump Nose - Mansun

    2. What song makes you sad?
    LOOOOOOOOOADS of songs make me sad. But quite recently it's been Aceface by King Adora, or Music Takes You

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    The Bratz game soundtrack.

    4. Your all-time favourite band?
    That's actually really hard. I'm torn between Delays and Mansun. Fuck!

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    King Adora, and they're fucking great! 2 of their songs are both my top played within about 2 weeks of knowing them.

    6. Best female voice?
    Without a doubt, Skin.

    Purple
    You'll Follow Me Down

    7. Best male voice?
    Either Greg Gilbert or Paul Draper. I'm in love with both their voices.

    Love Made Visible
    Closed For Business

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Punk rock, and dance music most recently. I'm back into TTrance music, and some 90's alternative bands.

    9. What do you listen to to hype you up?
  • Epic Album Quiz.

    23 Jan 2008, 13:35 by Chicken_Boosh

    Go to your charts page on last.fm and ask for your albums overall chart. Write down the top 10 and answer the questions.

    1. Kick
    2. Civilian
    3. Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey
    4. Strange House
    5. Louder Than Bombs
    6. Legacy: The Best Of Mansun
    7. Generation Terrorists
    8. The Pleasure Principle
    9. Kasabian
    10. Gold Against the Soul

    1. Which album are you most likely to listen to when feeling depressed?
    Probably either Gold Against The Soul or the Mansun one.

    2. Which album are you most likely to listen to when feeling high?
    Possibly White Rose Movement or Kasabian?

    3. Which album have you liked the longest?
    "Gold Against The Soul"

    4. Which album have you liked the shortest?
    The Morrissey best-of is the one I bought most recently.

    5. If you had to throw one album away, which one would you pick?
    The Mansun best-of, because I've pretty much got all the tracks on their studio albums anyway.

    6. If you had to offer one album to a friend, which one would you pick?
  • Top 10

    26 Mar 2007, 21:36 by Chicken_Boosh

    I just found this in my recommended reading. I think the person I copied it off actually made it up, so cheers ixion_eng...hope you don't mind me doing this.

    I fancied doing something like this, seeing as I've got a new top artist! Although the original post was a top 20, and I've just got halfway down and realised I can't be arsed, so mine's being a top 10.

    Anyway, here goes...

    1. Led Zeppelin
    First song: Dazed and Confused
    How did you discover song/artist: My boyfriend was into 'em, and then he took me to see a tribute band when I was about 15. After that I was hooked on the music and the rest is history...
    Favourite song: Since I've Been Loving You
    Why favourite: Everything about it is perfect.
    Which albums do you own: All the studio albums and official live albums, plus a load of live and studio bootlegs that I can't be arsed listing.
    Tagged as: , favourite guitarists, eye candy, totally ace, awesome lyrics, psychedelia...and some more I think. Not entirely sure how to check properly.
  • Gigs coming up + another little quiz.

    3 Feb 2007, 13:47 by Chicken_Boosh

    I'm going to see The Coopers again! Just got tickets yesterday. They're playing at Manchester Academy 2 again...so it'll probably be very similar to when I saw 'em there in October. But with more stuff off Make This Your Own in the set.

    I was meant to be going to see Mr Hudson & The Library the other night, because they were playing at my local library (The Long Blondes played there not too long ago, too) and the tickets were only £2! But I left it up to my boyfriend to get tickets, and by the time he finally went to get some, they were sold out. <_<

    Oh well, Far From The Dance are back in Lancaster next week, and I'd recommend that to anyone. What a great band. If they don't make it...well, then there's something seriously up with the music industry. Well, obviously there is, but something much worse than I ever imagined!!

    Also this month I've got The Gossip, which should be ace (even though I'm sure all of the audience will look like characters from Skins), and a couple of days before that…
  • "Make This Your Own", Coopers in general, and other current favourites.

    23 Jan 2007, 12:53 by Chicken_Boosh

    I'm just listening to the new The Cooper Temple Clause album, Make This Your Own, for the second or third time. Every time I listen to it, it gets better. Although some of the tracks certainly have that instant appeal (Once More With Feeling certainly did - I was listening to it in the car yesterday and I was quite blown away by it), I think there's a lot of them that are gonna have to grow on me. I can never properly (well, very rarely) tell how much I am gonna enjoy an album until I really get familiar with it, but I'm guessing this isn't gonna be a patch on their first 2 albums (See This Through And Leave, Kick Up The Fire, And Let The Flames Break Loose). A lot of the reason is that Ben isn't singing enough! The Coopers have 3 singers, but Ben is the best by a mile - the tone of his voice is just so brutal and awesome, and I dunno why the other 2 really bother singing so much, because even though they're good, Ben is so much better. …
  • Music and Me: 1986-present.

    19 Nov 2006, 17:21 by Chicken_Boosh

    I've just been reading my "recommended reading" journals on my dashboard and came across one where someone had written a sort of history of their music tastes. Which I thought was pretty cool. So I am going to attempt doing one myself.

    Childhood:
    Right, well first and foremost I guess I should mention that when I was brought home from hospital as a baby, dad put Isn't She Lovely on. Corny, I know. So I guess that may well have been the first song I ever heard.
    When I was little and growing up and stuff, dad used to listen to Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson a lot. He taped all the videos off the telly and me and my brother used to watch them a lot too. That was cool. I also remember that my dad would play julio inglesias to get my brother off to sleep a lot of the time, too. Don't blame my brother for that one.

    As for mum, it was Simply Red all the way. And occasionally I remember her listening to Queen while she decorated and stuff. Oh, and also Gloria Estefan and Wet Wet Wet. Oh dear.
  • Mansun - Great band, completely lost

    29 Oct 2006, 16:54 by BobMcCow

    I don't think there are many bands who failed to live up to their potential as much as Mansun. These were obviously smart, philisophical guys, or at least a cut above most of the other indie bands of the time in terms of producing intriguing music and thoughtful lyrics (even though they "aren't supposed to mean that much" as they claimed on An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter).

    I've seen Mansun play live three times, once headlining at Guildford and one time at the V99 festival. But the first time I saw them was supporting Shed Seven at Kentish Town Forum. They gave me the kind of impression that they were better than the main act, but I couldn't really get into them as I wasn't familiar with any of their music. They were cool though and I have to admit Shed Seven were a lot of fun too.

    Attack Of The Grey Lantern was an album I had a lot of time for. I got it in Leeds after my friend Muz recommended it - previously all I had of Mansun was the Wide Open Space single, which I'd loved. …
  • Another Survey...

    15 Oct 2006, 17:44 by Chicken_Boosh

    I've just blatantly nicked this off RiotRadio...shouldn't think he'll mind...

    1. Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?
    Erm...probably Led Zeppelin?

    2. What was the last song you listened to?
    Night of the Swallow

    3. What's in your CD player right now?
    I think there's Closed For Business in there. I think...
    I'm just trying to think if I left a CD in my car but I'm not sure if I did...

    4. What was the last show you attended?
    That was The Charlatans back in May.

    5. What was the greatest show you've ever been to?
    Probably Cream. I was at the first night of the Albert Hall reunions. It was awesome.
    Aside from that, there's also The Music, Kasabian and Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation that deserve a mention! Oh, and Ravi Shankar...he was playing with his daughter Anoushka Shankar. Awesome stuff. B)

    6. What's the worst show you've ever been to?
    Haha...erm...let's think. Well, there was this band supporting The Music called Youth Group. …