Aug. 7th, 2006

frogworth: Peter as a South Park character (Default)
Stolen from Andrew Wheeler, editor of the Science Fiction Book Club. A whole lot of bands I couldn't give two fucks about, which makes it interesting...

1. Favorite Beatles song: "Norwegian Wood" or "She's Leaving Home" or...
2. Favorite Rolling Stones song: "Goodbye Ruby Tuesday"
3. Favorite Doors song: "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)", but only because they didn't write it. Their version actually sucks.
4. Favorite Bob Dylan song: none whatsoever. Well, probably someone's cover of something-or-other, but still.
5. Favorite Led Zeppelin song: "Kashmir"
6. TV Theme Song: I quite like both the Buffy and Angel themes...
7. Favorite Prince Song: "Sign 'O' The Times", "When Doves Cry" (no horrible over-gospelly cover versions though please!) I can't say I like Prince much though.
8. Favorite Madonna Song: "Now I'm Following You" (parts I & II), because I liked the sampling stuff when it came out
9. Favorite Michael Jackson Song: none, I guess
10. Favorite Queen Song: Eek. Er. I'm sure there are some I can still tolerate, I just can't think of one right now.
11. Favorite Motorhead Song: none
12. Favorite Ozzy Song: none
13. Favorite Public Enemy Song: "By The Time I Get To Arizona"
14. Favorite Song from a cartoon: Uh... Seriously?
15. Favorite Bruce Springsteen song: Oh pleeeease...
16. Favorite Depeche Mode song: "Blasphemous Rumours", "A Question of Lust", "Enjoy The Silence", "Death's Door", etc etc
17. Favorite Cure song: "A Short Term Effect" (anything from Pornography really, "The Top", "Like Cockatoos", "Snakepit", "Fascination Street (Extended Mix)" etc etc
18. Favorite song that most of your friends haven't heard: Which set of friends would that be? Most of them have similar taste to me, but there would be huge wads of my music collection that most of them haven't heard! So something from Part timer, which I would've played on my radio show but hardly anyone except me has a copy of, yet. That's John McCaffrey, who is an as-yet unsung genius.
19. Favorite Smiths song: "How Soon Is Now?" still does it for me, or "What Difference Does It Make?", etc etc
20. Favorite Beastie Boys song: "So Whatcha Want" or "Get It Together"
21. Favorite Clash song: "London Calling", but only out of ignorance. I know they were great.
22. Favorite Police song: "Synchronicity II" or "The Bed's Too Big Without You", "Rehumanize Yourself"...
23. Favorite Eurythmics song: "Here Comes the Rain Again"
24. Favorite Beach Boys song: "God Only Knows" was a nice choice from Mr Wheeler; but I also like "Good Vibrations" and various others; and I love "Do You Like Worms?" from countless bootlegs of SMiLE...
25. Favorite Cyndi Lauper song: *sigh*
26. Favorite song from a movie: "Death's Door" by Depeche Mode (see above) isn't a bad choice (from Wim Wenders' Until The End of The World), or "When I Go" by Minimal Compact (from Wenders' Der Himmel Über Berlin aka Wings of Desire)
27. Favorite Duran Duran song: no, sorry
28. Favorite Peter Tosh song: not really
29. Favorite Johnny Cash song: that one about the guy who killed his dad, you know the one
30. Favorite song from an 80's one hit wonder: can't remember...
31. Favorite song from a video game: Super Mario Brothers #1, World 1, Scene 1!
32. Favorite Kinks song: I wish I knew...
33. Favorite Genesis song: Again, "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel, Mr Wheeler's choice, was a nice cheat. Mr Gabriel appears below as well.
34. Favorite Thin Lizzy song: not at all, no...
35. Favorite INXS song: "The Swing", maybe? It's been a long time. I used to like the Dekadance cassette, with its extended remixes of songs from around that era...
36. Favorite Weird Al song: there were lots of fun ones back in the day...
37. Favorite Peter Gabriel song: "No Self Control" or "I Don't Remember", or "Moribund the Burgermeister"
38. Favorite John Lennon song: "Imagine", because it's right, or "Jealous Guy"
39. Favorite Pink Floyd song: "One Of These Days" - Mr Wheeler's choice is again a good one! I like the various odd things on Animals too...
40. Favorite cover song: "Such Great Heights" by Iron & Wine is Andrew Wheeler's choice, and it's a lovely one, as is the other cover on that Postal Service single, The Shins doing "We Will Become Sillhouettes". Otherwise, let's go for John Cale's cover of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen, or his covers (both insane studio version and live solo piano) of the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel"
41. Favorite White Stripes: don't know enough, but I did quite like "Fell In Love With A Girl", with its awesome Lego filmclip...
42. Favorite dance song: Gosh, that's a hard one. Looking at the six 2metre shelves of electronica CDs in front of me, not to mention the vinyl behind me, I'm hard-pressed to make up my mind. For now, let's say something from the Mashit! label, maybe Aaron Spectre's take on "Conscience A Heng Dem", or DJ C's wonderful "Billy Jungle"...
43. Favorite U2 song: "All I Want Is You" is tolerable. Zooropa, despite being a dreadful rip-off of Pop Will Eat Itself and stuff, had some tolerable moments too...
44. Favorite song from an actor turned musician: Something by Juana Molina, maybe?
45. Favorite disco song: NO! NOT.
46. Favorite Power Ballad: Andrew Wheeler votes for "Patience" by Guns 'n Roses, and he may have a point. I was going to say "NOTHING"...
47. Favorite Guns N' Roses song: "Welcome To The Jungle"? Did I get it right?
48. Favorite The Who song: "Who Are You?" maybe?
49. Favorite Elton John song: Argh. Sometimes I can cope with some of him. Let's say "Rocket Man" because it inspired Al Reynolds' Understanding Space and Time, shall we?
50. Favorite song, period: This is an impossible venture. Completely impossible. I'll get back to you on this, ok? Maybe if I can be bothered, later this week I'll do a list of favourite tunes, maybe 20 or so, just representative tunes I love. Maybe.

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