Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

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Dave E

Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

Post by Dave E » Fri Aug 30, 2002 1:31 am

This is always a good topic...for here, what would your top ten have been in the late 80's?
What would your top ten be now?
Pick 10 songs and one album.
looking forward to your replies!



Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

Post by Anonymous » Fri Aug 30, 2002 9:14 pm

Late 80's and Now Top Ten (no change)

1. Memories Of Reason - Thomas Leer
2. The Waiting Game - Scary Thieves
3. It's My Life - Talk Talk
4. Blue Monday - New Order
5. Strangelove - Depeche Mode
6. Snobbery And Decay - Act
7. It's All A Game - National Pastime
8. Golden Age - Cook Da Books
9. You Move Me (One Good Reason) - Comsat Angels
10. Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order

Thomas Leer - The Scale Of Ten LP

Dave E

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Post by Dave E » Mon Sep 02, 2002 12:30 am

Interesting top ten there...I wouldn't complain if thats what i ended up with



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Post by Beale » Tue Sep 10, 2002 2:05 am

1. Flipper - "Ha Ha Ha"
2. Sockeye - "Funeral's Over, Let's Eat"
3. Sisters of mercy - "Gimme Shelter"
4. Butthole Surfers - "Sweat Loaf"
5. New Order - "Everything's Gone Green"
6. Psychic TV - "Mirrors"
7. Killing Joke - "Change"
8. Cassandra Complex - "1,000,000th Happy Customer"
9. Sex Pistols - "God Save The Queen"
10. Andi Sex Gang w Marc Almond - "Hungry Years"
11. Coil - "First Five Minutes After Death"

Yeah, I know that's 11. Sue me!

Same choices today as then, except no I'd re-prioritise and put the Sex Pistols before the Cassandra Complex.

Great Natas

Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

Post by Great Natas » Mon Jan 06, 2003 7:08 pm

10 CFNY songs I'd like to listen to right now--thinking as I go along-- are: (1)Bow Wow Wow--C30,C40,C60,GO! (2)Fun Boy 3--T'aint What You Do (It's the way that you do it) (3)The "Take my hand, go to potatoland" song (4)Trans-American Express--by a Great Ontario Talent Search contender (5)The song where "ecstasy" figures prominently--around 1983 (6)Vicious Pink--You're my fetish (7)Japan--Suburban Love (8)That Heads in the Sky song, the one that has "These ships, they're huge, immense. I don't know wh..," (9)Big Stick--Crack Attack (10)Butthole Surfers--American Woman (Kravitz did a crappy version of it, but Rock and Roll is Dead more than makes up for it)


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Post by Jason » Wed Jan 15, 2003 1:40 am

What about the Cocteau Twins and Lush. Their sound was awesome but got totally wiped out by the grunge rush of the early 90s. Also killed many fine shoegazer bands. Anything off 'Heaven or Las Vegas' by the Twins or off 'Spooky' by Lush rule my world.

Bill Yetman

Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

Post by Bill Yetman » Wed Jan 15, 2003 2:21 pm

Jason is right about grunge killing off some great music. My take on it is that there was a one-two punch from Manchester and Seattle that killed 80's "alternative", if you want to use the term. As much as I don't mind the Manchester stuff now, at the time it helped record companies figure out how to market better to the "college rock" demographic, as did Nirvana and the boys. Not that I'm bitter or anything.
Lush was a truly amazing band that has never gotten the recognition they deserved. Their live shows were always better than their recorded material, which is saying something.


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Post by Rob » Wed Feb 12, 2003 2:08 pm

1. I Go Crazy - Flesh for Lulu
2. I Melt with you - Modern English
3. Birds Fly (whisper to a scream) - Icicle Works
4. Blue Monday - New Order
5. 88 Lines about 44 Women - The Nails (maybe)
6. Let Me Go - Heaven 17
7. Love Missle F-111 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik
8. Vienna - Ultravox
9. Vox (ext) - Sarah McGlaughlin
10. and something by Ofra Haza...

above list subject to changed based on actual day of departure to aforementioned island.. :o)


Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

Post by SMokALotAPot » Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:00 pm

my list would be:1)the nails 88 lines about 44 women 2)new order blue monday3)psychedelic furs heaven4)howard jones life in one day5)heaven 17 let me go6)erasure chains of love7)china crisis wishful thinking8)duran duran planet earth9)pete shelly homosapien10)captain sensible GLAD IT'S ALL OVER!but I INSIST I'D HAVE TO HAVE SOME FARMING IMPLEMENTS!!!!!& fire making abilities screw eddy grant,i'm burn'in,i'm burn'in for ME!


Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

Post by kaos » Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:02 am

Hrrrm, a tough un...

1: joy division - dead souls
2: bauhaus - lagartija nick
3: tuff darts - your love (is like nuclear waste)
4: cockney rebel - mirror freak
5: omd - electricity
6: martha & the muffins - boy without filters
7: the demics - new york city
8: the stranglers - nice 'n' sleazy
9: soft cell - sex dwarf
10:tear garden - the center bullet

and many, many, many more. That desert island CD would HAVE to be an mp3 cd..


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Post by Burnout » Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:52 pm

This is hard. Here goes nothing.

1. New Order - True Faith
2. Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
3. The Cure - Just Like Heaven
4. Gary Numan - Down In The Park
5. Dead Can Dance - The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
6. Skinny Puppy - Smothered Hope
7. Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down
8. The Monks - Drugs In My Pocket
9. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
10. Souxsie & The Banshees - The Passenger


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Post by kenf » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:32 pm

I just went to the Sam TRM, etc downtown this afternoon. Picked up a new copy of Pukka Orchestra's debut album ($9.99 new). I looked but couldn't find recent (overly? remastered - too bad) bestofs from Images In Vogue & Idol Eyes. I miss Tower Records b-t-w.

Add to missing / OOP *** full album /w bonus tracks and lyrics*** CDN titles from Spoons, Rational Youth, Neo a4, Payola$, Blue Peter, Men Without Hats (don't laugh), Platinum Blonde, Gowan (his debut), Boys Brigade, Darkroom, Indie-Ontario '80s comp's(?). Wait - sorry, that's muchmore than 10!

I don't need a desert island. I already live in Toronto, USA!

- p.s. at least I can find (some) UK stuff online nowadays.


Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

Post by Burnout » Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:50 am

Albums, hmm?

1. Joy Division - Closer
2. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
3. Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
4. The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
5. New Order - Low-Life
6. The Clash - The Clash
7. Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
8. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
9. U2 - Joshua Tree
10. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead


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Post by alplaymorecw » Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:08 am

Catherine Wheel- Black Metallic
Catherine Wheel- Pain
Catherine Wheel- Kill Rhythm
Catherine Wheel- Indigo in Blue
Catherine Wheel- Texture
Catherine Wheel- Wish you were here
Catherine Wheel- I wanna touch you
Catherine Wheel- Crank
Catherine Wheel- Goodbye
Catherine Wheel- Ma Solituda

Top album- Catherine Wheel- Chrome


Desert Island Top Ten Songs.

Post by Anonymous » Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:43 pm

Too hard to pick just 10 songs, but ...

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup
Cure - Pictures of You
Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Style Council - Long Hot Summer
Stranglers - Skin Deep
The The - Kingdom of Rain

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