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mad rhetorik
06-30-2004, 11:54 AM
Wow, I leave for a day and this place becomes as quiet as a cementary at midnight (in January). Only 8 responses to the obligatory Tuesday thread!

Here's a challenge for ya: How about making 158-minute (2-CD) comps of our favorite songs of all time? A few rules to this:

1. Only one track per artist/band
2. All the songs have to fit on 2 CD's (proggers may have a problem here)
3. Covers are acceptable

You don't actually have to make a comp; just a playlist so we can see what a comp of your personal faves would be like. I realize that most of you have probably a lot more music than what can fit inside of 158 minutes; however, this means that only the absolute freakin' best stuff makes it--the music you could spin over and over and over again, and never get tired of.

Let's see (opening up the calculator function--runtimes on all music is estimated to the closest 0:15):

<b>Disc 1</b>
1. At The Drive-In: "Arcanarsenal" (3:00)
2. Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter" (4:30)
3. Black Sabbath: "Children Of The Grave" (6:30)
4. Jimi Hendrix: "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" (5:15)
5. The Clash: "What's My Name" (2:00)
6. Joy Division: "Shadowplay" (4:00)
7. The Pixies: "The Happening" (4:30)
8. The Jam: "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight" (4:30)
9. Ramones: "Rockaway Beach" (<b>It's Alive</b>) (2:30)
10. Dillinger Escape Plan: "4th Grade Dropout" (3:30)
11. Metallica: "Battery" (5:15)
12. Megadeth: "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" (6:30)
13. Husker Du: "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" (3:30)
14. Led Zeppelin: "No Quarter" (7:30)
15. Johnny Cash: "Hurt" (3:30)
16. Wire: "Ex-Lion Tamer" (2:15)
17. Motorhead: "Ace Of Spades" (2:30)

<b>Disc 2</b>
18. Bob Dylan: "Visions Of Johanna" (7:30)
19. Alice In Chains: "Nutshell" (4:00)
20. Neil Young: "Ambulance Blues" (9:00)
21. Opeth: "The Night And The Silent Water" (10:30)
22. Pink Floyd: "Pigs (3 Different Ones)" (12:45)
23. King Crimson: "Starless" (12:00)
24. Slint: "Good Morning Captain" (6:00)
25. Temple Of The Dog: "Hunger Strike" (4:15)
26. The Allman Brothers: "Whipping Post" (original) (5:15)
27. David Bowie: "Station To Station" (10:15)

Each disc has roughly 79-80 minutes of music on it, and is in no particular order. Man, this was <i>tough</i>. I had about 45 tracks originally, and had to cull them down to 27 total to fit the time limits. There are a bunch of other tracks I could have put in here, no problem. My biggest problem was deciding which Hendrix/Joy Division/Bob Dylan/Pixies tracks to put in--I had about 5 potential songs for each artist. For Bob Dylan, it was a three-way tossup between "Visions Of Johanna," "Subterranean Homesick Blues," and "Desolation Row" (though I was also pondering "Tombstone Blues" and "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"). With Joy Division, I had a helluva time picking between "Shadowplay," "Novelty," "Decades," and "Love Will Tear Us Apart." For Jimi, it was "Are You Experienced?," "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)," and "Machine Gun." The Pixies...whoo boy.

So, what does yours look like?

Jim Clark
06-30-2004, 12:14 PM
a few years back we actually had a trading spree with personal fave comps. This is the tracklist from my disc. I'm pretty content with this disc still. Track 2 was supposed to be funny but if you're not a Star Trek geek it no doubt fails miserably. I suppose I was also going through a little lounge lizard muzak phase as well so at the time it was a pefect choice. Sadly, at present there is no disc 2. If time permits throughtout the day I may add a second disc.

1. Outside-The Primitives
2. The Best Is Yet To Come-James Darren &Avery Brooks (Vic Fontaine & Capt. Sisko From Star
Trek Deep Space Nine-Yeah, I know!)
3. Children Come And Go-Yehuda Poliker
4. Human Being-Seal
5. Women In Chains-Tears For Fears
6. Wonderful-Adam Ant
7. Ode To My Family-The Cranberries
8. The Last Of The International Playboys-Morrissey
9. Haunted-Shane Macgowan (Pogues) & Sinead O'Connor
10. Johnny And Mary-Robert Palmer
11. Whisper To A Scream-Icicle Works
12. Dazzle-Siouxsie And The Banshees
13. The Sparrows And The Nightingales-Wolfsheim
14. Take A Picture-Filter
15. Send In The Drugs-Andy Prieboy
16. Jenny Says-Cowboy Mouth
17. Information-The Rain Makers
18. Highwayman-The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings)
19. Country Boy Can Survive-Hank Williams Jr.
20. Wasn't That A Party?-The Rovers

06-30-2004, 01:45 PM
Give me some time to whip one up. Hold on. . . . . alright, done! ;)

Disc One
1. Drunken Angel - Lucinda Williams
2. New Slang - The Shins
3. Jesus, etc. - Wilco
4. Hotcha Girls - Ugly Casanova
5. Grace Cathedral Hill - The Decemberists
6. Quattro (World Drifts In) - Calexico
7. This Summer's Been Good From The Start - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
8. Oh Comely - Neutral Milk Hotel
9. Fear Of Falling - The Badlees
10. Lazy Feet 23 - Earlimart
11. Photograph The Ancestors - Tracker
12. Newark Wilder - Pavement
13. Lucky - Radiohead
14. The Piccolo Snare - Super Furry Animals
15. Sympathy Crime - The Black Heart Procession
16. Come Into Our Room - Clinic
17. Miner At The Dial-A-View - Grandaddy
18. Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes - Modest Mouse
Disc Two
19. To Hell With Good Intentions - McLusky
20. Red Bull Of Juarez - Frodus
21. Magdalena - A Perfect Circle
22. Hide Me From Next February - Les Savy Fav
23. Red Haired Mary - Chisel
24. Hopeless - The Wrens
25. The Fitted Shirt - Spoon
26. Center Of The Universe - Built To Spill
27. Native Numb - Enon
28. Possum Kingdom - Toadies
29. He War - Cat Power
30. Disappear - Sunny Day Real Estate
31. Get Miles - Gomez
32. Back And Forth - The Dismemberment Plan
33. Doin' Time - Sublime
34. Novacane - Beck
35. The Recluse - Cursive
36. Styrofoam Plates - Death Cab For Cutie
37. The Same Boy You've Always Known - The White Stripes
38. Isolation - Mercury Rev (yeah, it's a Lennon cover)
39. To Joy (Revolution Of The Innocents) - Chris Whitley

Want some? PM me.

Actually, I made it for a long-lost cousin back in February and of course she digs it (how could she not? :) )