• My Dream Festival

    23 Nov 2007, 15:31 by rabidoveryou

  • Hurrah for pointless music quiz thingies

    27 Mar 2007, 22:18 by rabidoveryou

    I'm waiting for my hair to dry (can't be bothered to get up and find a hair dryer) so I thought I'd do a repeat of this quiz. I have done it before, but that was some time ago and my charts are probably more accurate now.

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

    1. The Damned
    2. Split Enz
    3. Patrick Wolf
    4. The Velvet Underground
    5. Roxy Music
    6. The Only Ones
    7. David Bowie
    8. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    9. Lou Reed
    10. The Jesus & Mary Chain

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Oh, how boring. Another Girl, Another Planet, of course. I wish I could say it was something else, but it wasn't.

    What is your favourite album of 2?
    Unfortunately due to England being crap I only have a few Split Enz albums. At the moment it's Corroboree, but it changes, you know.

    What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    Serpentine sleekness was always my weakness like a simple tune/But no dilettante filigree fancy beats the plastic you
  • Happy Birthday Dave Vanian!

    12 Oct 2006, 17:10 by rabidoveryou

    I remember his birthday even though I occasionally forget my parents' birthdays. Worrying?

    The Damned have a few songs that are known universally. New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise...everyone knows those songs. Well, not everyone. Most people. So I thought I'd celebrate Mr Vanian's birthday by making a list. A list of Damned songs people may not be so familiar with. A list of...

    Underrated Damned Songs

    1: Idiot Box

    Music For Pleasure is probably everyone's least favourite Damned album. To be fair, it is stuck between Damned Damned Damned and Machine Gun Etiquette, so of course it's going to be judged harshly. However, it does have one moment of brilliance, and that is Idiot Box.

    As well as being the longest song on the album at five minutes, it also has the best lyrics - a bitchy stab at Television (Tom Verlaine you may be art/But you sure ain't rock'n'roll). It's the bitchiness, and Dave Vanian's sneer that make it so wonderful.