Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Meerkats and all that... who are they and why are they coming?
What could it be I am intrigued -
things it could mean:
1) a band
2) a website (but they would have put a url surely)
3) a cartoon
4) real meerkats coming to take over Norwich and the world.
5) a gang of some kind
I guess it is high time that I finished my top 100 tracks as well, because i seem to have been dragging it out for a long time so here goes...
MY TOP 100 TRACKS OF ALL TIME
71 - 100
71) Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Everyone knows that opening guitar riff. Dust down your air guitar and shake loose that hair....
72) David Bowie and the Pet Shop Boys -Hello Spaceboy
More magic from Senor Bowie, this time with a little dance treatment from the P.S.Bs - it's enough to send a girl into orbit.
73) Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
hadn't listened to the Heads for some while and then heard them recently at a party. What amazed me is how dancable it is, and how much I still like it.
You might get what you’re after
Strange but not a stranger
I’m an ordinary guy
Burning down the house
74) Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
Time keeps on trippin, trippin trippin...into the future
75) Bob Dylan - The Changing of the Guard
From Street Legal, and know he doesn't mean the guard at Buckingham Palace! I've said it before and I'll say it again I love the lyrics of this track.
76) Roxy Music - out of the Blue
I absolutely love this track and maybe it should have been higher up the chart. The into is sublime and always sends a shiver up and down my spine. Brian Ferry has a very sexy voice.
77) Manic Street Preachers - A Design for Life
From the album Everything Must Go.
Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity
For me this is their best album and there may be another track in this chart...
78)Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must go
Was hard to narrow it down to two tracks, other contenders were Enola Alone and Austrailia
79) Mark Cohn - perfect Love (with James taylor)
From the delicious album simply titled Mark Cohn. Once again hard to choose just one track. It was a toss up between this one and Walking in Memphis (two very different tracks). Love James Taylors harmonies on this track, they give it a drop of extra magic.
80) Ray Lamontagne - Trouble
From the album of the same name. The only thing I don't like about this album is the picture on the cover!
81) Justin Heywood - Forever Autumn
Yes I know it's a bit corny but I like it anyway, featured on Jeff Waynes War of The Worlds. A feel good song.
82) Gary Numan - Cars
From the brilliant album The Pleasure Principle. I recently brough Premier Hits, but it just wasn't as good so I ended up buying the Pleasure Principle on cd (i think I still have it on vynl). it was a close run thing between this track and M.E., which incidently is where Basement Jaxx sampled the Moog synth bass line used in the song Where's Your Head At.
83) David Bowie - Can you Hear Me
Another great track from Young Americans, heartfelt!
84) David Bowie - Jump They Say
From the album Black Tie White Noise. This track also has a great video.
85) Jet - Are you gonna be my Girl
Pure pop genius
86) Bad Company - Shooting Star
From the album Straight Shooter.
87) John Lennon - Number Nine Dream
I love this track, much prefer this to the more famous Imagine.
88) Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
Thanks to the excellent Nick Hornby for introducing me to this track.
89) UB40 - One in ten
Hard to choose a UB40 track, my favourite album of theirs is Labour of Love (the original) But I think their early tracks are definitely the most meaningful and they really sum up what the 1980s were about for us ordinary folks.
90) Simply Red - Stars
I know it's probably not cool but I do like the album Stars...
91) The Police - Roxanne
From Outlandos d'Amour
I rmember when I bought this in the co-op, I was so pleased and I couldn't wait to get home and play it, I must have been 12 or 13. Definitely the best Police album - a bit raw and unpolished but with such energy and vision - wow!
92) REM - Man on the Moon
From Automatic for the People one of the greatest albums ever made.
93) Robbie Williams - Feel
Not keen on Robbie as a person, but really like a couple of his tracks and this is one of them.
94) Paul Weller - You do Something to Me
a great love song
95) Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Great, no more no less.
96) Radiohead - Street Spirit (fade out again)
sorry this deserves to be higher, the chart is just a formality really - it's the inclusion that counts.
97) Wishbone Ash - Blowin Free
This should have been higher too!
98) Phil Collins - Against All Odds
I know, I know, well doesn't everyone have a guilty secret. And what's so bad about Phil Collins anyway?
99) Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
This track always reminds me of a film called The Breakfast Club that I really liked when i was younger - about a bunch of kids in detention on a Saturday morning.
100) Depeche Mode - I feel You
A Great track
sorry to all those tracks that just didn't quite make it like Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get it Right, Sniff n hthe Tears - Drivers Seat and Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper.