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    Global Village Idiot mad rhetorik's Avatar
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    Post Favorite Songs Comp?

    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):

    Disc 1
    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" (It's Alive) (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)

    Disc 2
    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 tough. 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?
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    all around good guy Jim Clark's Avatar
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    Nov 2003
    In a dead sea of fluid mercury
    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
    "Ahh, cartoons! America's only native art form. I don't count jazz 'cuz it sucks"- Bartholomew J. Simpson

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    Indifferentist Slosh's Avatar
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    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? )
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.

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