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  1. Standard member Rapidfyre
    OK SORRY
    20 Jun '08 11:08
    What I Believe - Sum 41
    Top Of The World - All American Rejects
    Falls Apart - Thousand Foot Krutch
    Rockstar - Nickelback
  2. 20 Jun '08 11:38
    Originally posted by Rapidfyre
    What I Believe - Sum 41
    Top Of The World - All American Rejects
    Falls Apart - Thousand Foot Krutch
    Rockstar - Nickelback
    FAIL
  3. Subscriber RDM
    20 Jun '08 12:42
    Iron Man - Black Sabbath
    Temple of Love - Sisters of Mercy
    Everybody hurts - REM
    Lightning Crashes - Live
    Ebudae - Enya
  4. Standard member RSMA1234
    The Guvnor....!!!!
    20 Jun '08 13:50
    Originally posted by Rapidfyre
    What I Believe - Sum 41
    Top Of The World - All American Rejects
    Falls Apart - Thousand Foot Krutch
    Rockstar - Nickelback
    Sensual seduction - Snoop

    No pigeons - Sporty theives

    You're all I need - Mary J and Method Man
  5. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    20 Jun '08 15:29
    Originally posted by Rapidfyre
    What I Believe - Sum 41
    Top Of The World - All American Rejects
    Falls Apart - Thousand Foot Krutch
    Rockstar - Nickelback
    Why are these your favourite songs?

    Is it the lyrics? The beat? The melody?
    Have you ever seen any of them played live before?
    Which version is your favourite?
    Do they conjure up memories? Make you feel nostalgic?
  6. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    20 Jun '08 15:31
    Spoon - Finer Feelings/Black Like Me/Don't You Evah
    The Raconteurs - The Switch and the Spur
    Belle & Sebastian - Wrapped Up in Books
    Pearl Jam - Black
    Nirvana - Lounge Act
    Guster - G Major
    Cloud Cult - Living On the Outside of Your Skin
    Meat Puppets - I Can't Be Counted On At All
    The Black Keys - When the Lights Go Out
    Bright Eyes - Four Winds
    Andrew Lloyd Weber - The Music of the Night
    Neil Young - Heart of Gold
    The Beatles - When I'm Sixty Four
  7. 21 Jun '08 16:29 / 1 edit
    Heroes
    Wots...uh, the Deal?
    '39
    Thick as a Brick
    Nobody Told Me
  8. 23 Jun '08 02:32 / 1 edit
    I Often Dream Of Trains - Robyn Hitchcock
    Antidote - Gazelle
    It's Only Life - The Feelies
    Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog) - Iron & Wine
    The Dream - The Orb
    Candle Moon - Reefus Moons
    Bands 2 - Absinthe Blind
    Strangers On 5 - Centaur
    Western Springs - Poster Children
    A Deeper Silence - Steve Roach
    Isle of the Cheetah - Hum
    Inca Roads - Frank Zappa

    etc, etc....
  9. Standard member Rapidfyre
    OK SORRY
    25 Jun '08 13:06
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Why are these your favourite songs?

    Is it the lyrics? The beat? The melody?
    Have you ever seen any of them played live before?
    Which version is your favourite?
    Do they conjure up memories? Make you feel nostalgic?
    Sort of
  10. 25 Jun '08 14:46
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Why are these your favourite songs?

    Is it the lyrics? The beat? The melody?
    Have you ever seen any of them played live before?
    Which version is your favourite?
    Do they conjure up memories? Make you feel nostalgic?
    Lyrics mostly.
  11. 25 Jun '08 14:54
    echoes
  12. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    25 Jun '08 18:06
    One of my favourite songs is "Thunder road" by Bruce Springsteen.
    Why?
    Probably his best lyrics (I don't find him lyrically very good). It ends with the:
    "It's a town full of losers and I'm pulling out of here to win."
    Which, not only is very romantic, it's the story of my life (not actually leaving losers behind, but I've moved often enough to know the feeling).

    I've seen him perform the song a couple of times and every time it's brilliant. Especially when the audience joins in:
    "Show a little faith there's magic in the night,
    You ain't a beauty, but hey, you're alright."

    It's a song most musicians would love to be able to finish their shows with and Springsteen just plays it as "one of the many"... classic; Bruce sliding over the stage on his knees to kiss the Big man Clarence Clemons.

    And then there's the build up. Starting off with just a piano and mouth harmonica, passing through improvised guitar solos:
    "Well I got this guitar,
    And I learned how to make it talk"
    And finishing with a fully fledged rock and roll saxophone solo.

    Great live song, great lyrics and buckets full of nostalgia.

    Watch it and weep:

    http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=iNNcIhZbH-0
  13. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    26 Jun '08 04:46
    Too many to mention, but Shav's post (my own feelings about Bruce Springsteen aside) made me realise how many different reasons there are for sentimental attachments to different songs, which range from abstract strange feelings to memories of ridiculous incidents for which they provided the soundtrack. One that stands out is "Black Stars Red Stars" by Hope of the States, which is so simple and inevitable that when I first heard it, I was too fascinated to notice that my balalaika was being stolen before I'd ever learnt to play it. Whenever iTunes spits it out, I still feel the same amazement combined with frustration at the memory.
  14. 02 Jul '08 03:54
    Lawyers in Love
    Slit Skirts
  15. 02 Jul '08 06:13
    These are rock favorites that I can never get tired of:

    Sin City and Touch Too Much - AC/DC
    War Pigs - Black Sabbath
    Radar Love - Golden Earring
    Not The One and Americana - The Offspring
    Across The Universe and Imagine - John Lennon
    Freedom Of Choice - DEVO
    Head Low - Audioslave
    You Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
    Holiday - Green Day
    Bodies - The Sex Pistols
    Drain You - Nirvana
    Bullet With Butterfly Wings - The Smashing Pumpkins
    Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John
    Shoot Shoot - UFO
    Good Rockin' Tonight - Montrose
    Nobody's Fault - Aerosmith
    Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
    Welcome To The Machine - Pink Floyd (take notice, PF 😀)
    King Of The Nighttime World - Kiss

    And I know I'm going to look at this tomorrow and smack myself for not remembering _____________!