Top 10 mp3 picks

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  1. naughty

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    Hi,

    I loved Steve's thread about favorite album, but in reality most of us never do love every song on an album. So if you were to custom make your own mp3 player mix what would it be?

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    I have to admit I am a music junkie, and have 1000's of songs dowloaded. I sort mine thrugh genre and favs, and if I am going on a road trip I burn a disc specifically for it and I also burn discs for going to the gym and cleaning my house, city driving (I hate the radio).


    1. Orion - Metallica
    2. My Immortal - Evanessence
    3. Paradise City - GNR
    4. Control - Puddle of Mudd
    5. Does your mother know? - ABBA
    6. Just Like You - Three Days Grace
    7. I love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett
    8. Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
    9. I love Myself Today - Biff Naked
    10. The Warrior - Scandal
     
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    You've never heard some of my bands then :p


    10. Planet Smashers - "Surfin in Tofino"
    9. Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
    8. Long Beach Dub all Stars - "Astro Dub"
    7. Long Beach Dub All Stars - "Sensi"
    6. Big D and the Kids Table - "Quiet Room"
    5. No Doubt - "Platinum Blonde Life"
    4. No Doubt - "Just a Girl"
    3. Sublime - "Santeria"
    2. Sublime - "Badfish"
    1. Long Beach Dub All Stars - "Rolled Up"


    I can soooo many good songs by sooo many different genres. But I loves me my ska!
     
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    Nixxy,

    One of my former interns played some Ska for me and I enjoyed it thoroughly! I know that one influence is reggae, what are some of the others?

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    EDIT: err? for some reason, LPSG quoted myself?
     
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    Mr. Big - Shine
    Hall And Oates - Everything Your Heart Desires, Sara Smile, Looking For A Good Sign
    Eric Martin - I'm Goin' Sane, In Case You Didn't Know
    Richie Kotzen - Special, Losin' My Mind, Such A Shame
    Mr. Big - Electrified

    That's off the top of my head...
     
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    10. Seven Bridges Road---The Eagles
    9. I break Things----------Erika Jo
    8. Hillbillies-----------------Hot Apple Pie
    7. Blinded By The Light (Long Version)----Manfred Mann
    6. Save Me-----------------Remy Zero
    5. I Play Chicken----------Cowboy Troy
    4. Georgia On A Fast Train----Billy Joe Shaver
    3. When The Fallen Angels Fly---Billy Joe Shaver
    2. The Wonders-------------That Thing You Do
    1. American Pie (Extended cut)---Don McLean

    I know, it's all over the chart.
     
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    In no particular order:

    Hell of A Hat:Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Spiderwebs: No Doubt
    Evolve:Ani Di Franco
    I'll Be-Edwin McCain
    Dreams-Cranberries
    Paranoid-Black Sabbath
    I Wanna Be Sedated-Ramones
    Higher Ground-Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Supersticious-Stevie Wonder
    Interstate Love Song-Stone Temple Pilots

    Gotta warn you I may post another next week.
     
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    Dave Matthews Band......American Baby
    Blue October..................Calling You
    Ceasars Palace...............Jerk It Out
    Bowling for Soup.............1985
    Eve 6.............................Inside Out
    Dave Matthews Band........Stay
    Dave Matthews Band........Ants Marching
    U2...................................Beautiful Day
    Vertical Horizon................Shackled
    Rob Thomas.....................Lonely No More
     
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    Thanks Nixxy,

    I had no idea... what a fascinating history Ska has . I would like some suggestions.Thanks. I am still working on my list but it is coming! LOL!


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    Funny that this topic should pop up now. One of the little projects I'm hoping to tackle this weekend is burning a new "mix" cd for a couple of friends. Plus, I'm hoping to provide a taste of some artists that are new to them--maybe they'll pick up the whole cd? Here are the selections so far:

    E-Pro Beck
    No, I don’t have any idea what the song is about per se. But that guitar hook is a real ass-shaker, isn’t it? So maybe it doesn’t matter what he’s blathering on about. The chugging rhythm that runs under the guitar and the “na-na-na” chorus adds to the fun.

    Pavlov’s Bell Aimee Mann
    From her last album, Lost In Space, this tune is a good example of her mixing of cleverly downcast lyrics and a tuneful chorus (but a bit more "rocking" than her standard fare). Her quirky voice suits the interesting story and the odd tones of the guitars during the chorus. I'm thinking about holding off and waiting till her new album, The Forgotten Arm, hits this Tuesday and using a track from that instead.

    Bring My Love Starsailor
    As a big fan of the Britpop sound, I was sure to love Starsailor. It's all all traditional, Beatlesque pop with emotion-on-the-sleeve lyrics and a soaring arrangement. In this short burst of song we get all of that plus lead singer James Walsh’s interesting, Roy Orbison-like vocals.

    Turn the Lights Out When You Leave Elton John
    No, I can't believe it either. For his last two albums Elton has been revisiting his classic early 70’s sounds, and this fun honky-tonk piano tune from Peachtree Road is a real stunner. It’s not what you’d expect from him until you think back to songs like “Burn Down the Mission” or others from 1971’s Tumbleweed Connection. His voice can still work magic, plus the lyrics are charming in all the best ways.

    Everybody’s Changing Keane
    I find it funny to see that the new wave sound of the early eighties is informing contemporary bands like The Killers and Keane. The unique sound of this group owes a lot to the fact that they don’t use guitars at all, relying instead on keyboard and drums alone. It’s an interesting mix, but the highlights for me are the catchy melodies and that great voice.

    Back In the Day (Puff) Erykah Badu
    A lot of the appeal of this neo-soul singer’s music is the laid-back seventies vibe of so much of her music, and “Back In the Day (Puff),” from Worldwide Underground is a good example of that feel. A reminiscence of the old days, the song’s sunny summer sound makes me smile. (Plus dig that great bass line!)

    Dead Man’s Rope Sting
    Yeah, Sting still does powerful music now and then. This mesmerizing tune is all about regret and redemption and just gets to me on many levels. The dark/light imagery of the lyrics fits the looping, hypnotic, gentle quality of the music. The way the harmonies swell after the bridge mirrors the transformation of the character too. Nice effect.

    Anything Can Happen Finn Brothers
    These New Zealander brothers follow the tradition of the great Beatles-style of melodic songwriting. With this track, the ringing guitars add a bit of U2 flavor to the mix and make for a great upbeat song. Plus the two voices blend in that great way that family voices do.

    Andromeda & the Milky Way Me’shell N’degeocello
    This woman can play like nobody’s business. Any one of her albums crosses genres effortlessly, from funk to jazz to rock to wherever else she decides to go. This little slice of psychedelic head-trip soul is from her latest, Comfort Woman.

    These Arms of Mine Joan Osborne
    I chose this one because the delivery really showcases her powerful yet expressive voice and because the hushed, measured feel of the song makes a good closer for the cd. Every track on this album of old-soul-song remakes (this one a version of the Otis Redding tune) is a winner, utilizing rock/folk instrumentation and her emotional and bluesy voice.

    And I'm considering adding in Jon Brion's Walking Through Walls for its quirky feel (just got his cd Meaningless) and maybe something else with more of a harsh sound for contrast. I'm sorely tempted to wait till the new Gorillaz disk hits on the 24th...

    (So what does it need? It leans pretty heavily toward the singer-songwriter vibe. Any suggestions to add diversity to the mood?)

    Almost forgot the obligatory EVIL content: "Sympathy for the Devil," surferboy? :evilgrin:
     
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    1. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    2. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    3. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    4. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    5. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    6. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    7. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    8. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    9. Motörhead - Dr Rock
    10. Motörhead - Dr Rock
     
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    Long Beach Dub all Stars - "Astro Dub", "FUGAZI", "Homicide Dub", "Kick Down", "Life Goes On", "Mexico", "Reggae Love", "Rolled Up", "Rosarito", "Saw Red", "Sensi", "Love Her Madly" (a most excellent cover)

    [Most of the members of sublime came from the LBDAS]

    Sublime - "KRS-one", "Santeria", "Wrong Way", "40 oz to Freedom", "Badfish", "What I Got" (my personal fav of Sublime's), "Sumertime", "Total Hate" (featuring No doubt), "Saw Red" (featuring No Doubt). Basically, anything by Sublime

    Big D and the Kids Table - "Quiet Room", "LAX", "Learning to Listen"

    Five Iron Frenzy - "Mama Mia", "Pre-Ex-Girlfriend", "My Evil Plan to Save the World"

    Planet Smashers - "Fabricated", "Hey Hey", "Life of the Party", "Surfin in Tofino", "Super Orgy Porno Party"

    Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Knock on Wood", "Rudie Can't Fail" (another good cover), "Where Did You Go?"

    Anything by the Skatalites, Selector, The Specials. If you see me online, IM me, I'll send ya a fw songs :D

    I love to like, open the eyes of people to new music they normally wouldn't experience. I think music is way important to life.
     
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    The most played on my iTunes:

    "Shine", Collective Soul

    "She Sells Sanctuary", The Cult

    "East West", Paul Butterfield Blues Band

    "The Gold It's In The", Pink Floyd

    "Caress Me Down", Sublime

    "Run Fay Run", Isaac Hayes

    "Wonderboy", Tenacious D

    "Two Hearts", Bruce Springsteen

    "Breadfan", Metallica

    "Americano", Brian Setzer Orchestra
     
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    Having identified myself as a redneck the obligatory country songs include
    Alabama- in a hurry,
    Toby Keith and Mark Chestnut- That’s a good way to get on my bad side,
    Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings- Mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys,
    Bellamy Brothers- Old Hippie
    Allan Jackson and George Straight- Murder on music row
    Reba McIntyre- Fancy, but it has to be the version with the line “In this world there’s a lot of self-righteous Hippocrates who call Ma bad for primping me up and turning me out no matter how little we had.”

    This is my country list. To prove that there is more in life than country I’ll put together a list of non-country. My tastes are varied and include just about any genre aside from rap.
     
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    That's how people should be dolf. I was raised to like music based on band/group/artist and not just on like, genre. Though ska is still my fav!
     
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    Here it is- it may be all over the place and I skipped a few artists and songs that I really like for space reasons, but I present my favorite (non-country) MP3’s.

    Though I like a lot of blues music, but I am unable to come up with one particular song for you.

    Hallelujah- the version by Rufus Wainright, or if you want something a little slower Leonard Cohen’s original version. Giving it a little thought almost anything by Cohen if you are in a dark mood. His “dress Rehearsal Rag” is just a suicide classic.

    The whole Madama Butterfly opera.

    I like “Southern” Gospel music. Of the singers Dottie Peoples is probably one of my favorites and her song “The little wooden church” is one of the best songs.

    Love Inc’s “You’re a superstar” or “be who you want to be” are great.

    Guitar wall and/or shored native grasses by Corb Lund. The singer used to be the lead singer for the somewhat punk band “The smalls.” I liked his stuff then, and though his new sound is not even remotely similar I like his new stuff.

    Goo Goo Dolls- Iris.

    There is a group named Nightwish I like. The lead singer was classically trained in opera but instead sings what some have described as metal and others as “Swedish Goth.” Interesting stuff. For MP3’s I like “Kinslayer” and “Dead boys poem.”

    Traci Chapman- Give me one reason.

    I love the Henry Rollins Band’s “I know you.” I find that in a lot of ways, maybe he does know me.

    Shostakovich Symphony #7 (The Leningrad symphony) You cannot listen to it every day, but it has to be one of the best composed and heart felt pieces I have ever heard. He composed it during WWII and it was approved for public release. The powers that be in the Soviet Union thought that he was composing a piece about how the Nazis were destroying and killing all that Shostakovich loved when in reality the somber mood of the symphony was to show how he felt about what the communists had done to his beloved Russia.

    Nixxy- I’ll admit it- I’ve never really listened to any ska. I think I may download a few of your recommendations and give them a whirl- Thanks.
     
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    No prob. I totally hope you dig it. It's really upbeat, makes you feel good. Like I said earlier, I love to like, open people's eyes to genres of music that they normally won't listen to. I did it for a lot of people, including Chris.
     
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    damn, this is gonna be all over the place:

    1. Faith No More - Just A Man
    2. Devin Townsend - Life
    3. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
    4. Johnny Cash - Hurt
    5. Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-9)
    6. Metallica - Fade To Black
    7. Led Zeppelin - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
    8. Guns N Roses - Locomotive
    9. Tool - No Quarter
    10. David Bowie - Suffragette City
     
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