A to Z favorite artist and song

The A to Z movie thread inspired this one.

Allman Brothers - Tied to the Whipping Post
Beatles - Hey Jude
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle
Dylan, Bob - Like a Rolling Stone
Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane
Foghat - Slow Ride
Grateful Dead - John Barleycorn
Hendrix, Jimi - All Along the Watchtower
Idol, Billy - White Wedding (not really, but there aren’t many I’s)
Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath
King, Carole - You’ve Got a Friend
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
Meatloaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Lights
Nugent, Ted - Stranglehold
Orbison, Roy - Pretty Woman
Pink Floyd - Time
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Springsteen, Bruce - Fever
Taylor, James - Fire and Rain
U-2 - I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Vaughn, Stevie Ray - Voodoo Child
Wonder, Stevie - Superstition
X - ?
Young, Neil - After the Gold Rush
ZZ Top - Blue Jean Blues

Here you go for X:

They also have an Xcellent :slight_smile: cover of Richard Thompson’s “Shoot Out the Lights” on the tribute album of covers of his songs.

Great idea!

Alice In Chains - Would
Bach Double Violin Concerto
Coltrane, John - Blue Train
Davis, Miles - Blue In Green
Evans, Bill - Waltz for Debby
Fitzgerald, Ella - Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Goodman, Benny - You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
Hendrix, Jimi - All Along the Watchtower
King, Carole - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Massenet, Jules - ‘Meditation’ from ‘Thais’
Nine Inch Nails - Wish
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers - My Lovely Man
Santana - Black Magic Woman
Tower Of Power - Soul Vaccination
Wonder, Stevie - Sir Duke
Yello - Pinball Cha-Cha
Oh, I got bored. There are some hideous choices in there, and some that I’ll wish I’d put in (later)

“John Barleycorn” is Traffic, not the Dead. Did you mean “Uncle John’s Band” ? Or “Catfish John” ? Or “Johnny B. Goode” ?

This gonna be a wild ride though.

Asia - Heat of the Moment
Beethoven, Ludwig van - IXth Symphony
Camel - Go West
Dream Theater - Surrounded
Eagles - Lying Eyes
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Genesis - Land of Confusion
Henley, Don - Boys of Summer
Iron Maiden - The Evil that men Do
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
K’s Choice - Addict
Led Zeppelin - Kashmere
Marillion - Hard as Love
New Order - True Faith
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Queensrÿche - Suite Sister Mary
Rush - Cygnus X1 (to pick just one)
Savatage - Believe
Tea Party - Sister Awake
U2 - All I want is you
Van Halen - Why can’t this be love?
Waits, Tom - Waltzing Matilda
X… I do know a band named XTC, but I only know them by name.
Yes - Soundchaser
ZZ Top - Rough Boy

Whew… that took me quite a bit. I recommend the HotBot alphabetised band directories, which can be found here :smiley:

Louis Armstrong: “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You”
Clifford Brown: “Joy Spring”
Ornette Coleman: “Lonely Woman”
Tadd Dameron: “Good Bait”
Duke Ellington: “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good”
Tommy Flanagan: “Thadrack”
Dizzy Gillespie: “A Night in Tunisia”
Hampton Hawes: “Oleo”
Abdullah Ibrahim: “Tintinyana”
Illinois Jacquet: “Flying Home”
Stan Kenton: “Thermopylae”
Steve Lacy: “Orange was the Color of her Dress, Then Silk Blue”
Thelonious Monk: “I Mean You”
Fats Navarro: “The Squirrel”
Kid Ory: “Oh, Didn’t He Ramble”
Charlie Parker: “Scrapple From the Apple”
Ike Quebec: “Blue and Sentimental”
Sonny Rollins: “St. Thomas”
Artie Shaw: “Special Delivery Stomp”
Jack Teagarden: “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues”
James Blood Ulmer: “Revealing”
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: “Kidney Stew”
Fats Waller: “Viper’s Drag”
Lester Young: “Lester Leaps In”
Joe Zawinul: “Birdland”

Coldfire, you might actually enjoy XTC. They straddle several styles from pure pop to progressive, and they have terrific arrangements. Check out anything from “Drums & Wires,” “Oranges & Lemons,” “Skylarking,” or their latest, “Wasp Buzz: Apple Venus Vol. 2”

Thanks for the suggestion Phil, I’ll go to the “record store” as soon I’ve got my sound card fixed :wink:

Anemic Boyfriend – Guys are not Proud
Bonzo Dog Band – My Pink Half of the Drainpipe
Coxhill, Lol – I Am the Walrus
Devo – Whip It
Eno, Brian – Microsoft Sound :slight_smile:
Flash and the Pan – Hey Saint Peter
Grimms – Poetic Licence
Hot Tuna – Hesitation Blues
It’s a Beautiful Day – White Bird
John Fred and His Playboy Band – Judy in Diguise
Kak – Electric Sailor
Lee, Arthur and Ten Years After – Going Home
Macdonald and Giles – Birdman
New Riders of the Purple Sage – Glendale Train
Oldham, Mike – Tubular Bells
Poco – Good Feeling to Know
Queen – Good Company
Renaissance (not the one you’re thinking of) – Kings & Queens
Siegel-Schwall Band – Hush Hush
Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
Ungar, Jay – Ashoken Fairwell
Ventures – Hawaii 5-0
Waitresses – Christmas Rapping
XTC – Senses Working Overtime
Young Rascals – Groovin’
Zappa, Frank – Hot Rats

Yeah, I meant Uncle John’s Band. But I like John Barleycorn, too.

Waaayy cool! I remember this album. I had it when I was a kid. Some of it was on The Exorcist, right?

It WAS the Exorcists soundtrack. It was also by Mike Oldfield.

Fun! I remember in Jr. High we had 1 (one) cool subsitute teacher who ran out of work for us to do before the class was up, so he had us do this. I’m pretty sure my list from then was very, very different then my list today:

Tori Amos - Crucify Ourselves
Beautiful South - We Are Eachother
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia
Einsturzende Neubauten - Sie
Faithless - God Is A DJ
Peter Gabriel - Here Comes the Flood
Robyn Hitchcock - Uncorrected Personality Traits
INXS - Don’t Change
Jellyfish - That is Why
King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
Madness - One Step Beyond
Nirvana - Territorial Pissings
Oingo Boingo - Stay
The Pogues - Thousands Are Sailing
Queen - Play The Game
REM - Fall On Me
The Sugarplastic - Sun Goes Cold
They Might Be Giants - Partical Man
U is a tough one. I suppose U2, for lack of anything else to say. And um, that song they do. “Pride”. Yeah, that’s a pretty good song.
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Love Struck
The Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues
XTC - Everything they’ve ever done, but I suppose if I had to choose just one song, Senses Working Overtime
Yes - Heart Of the Sunrise
Frank Zappa - Peaches In Regalia

Hmmm. This might take some thinking…

Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
Band - The Weight
Cure - Pictures of You
Dylan, Bob - Tangled Up in Blue
Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling
Fogerty, John - Old Man Down the Road
Grateful Dead - Box of Rain
Hothouse Flowers - Don’t Go
Indigo Girls - Tried to Be True
Jane’s Addiction - Jane Says
Kinks - Lola
Lovett, Lyle - L.A. County
McMurtry, James - Outskirts
Nixon, Mojo - Elvis is Everywhere
O’Connor, Sinead - Mandinka
Pogues - Bottle of Smoke (duh)
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Replacements - Can’t Hardly Wait
Shocked, Michelle - Anchorage
Talking Heads - And She Was
U2 - Running to Stand Still
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues
XTC - Mayor of Simpleton
Young, Neil - Thrasher
ZZ Top - Cheap Sunglasses

Afghan Whigs - This is What Jail Must Be Like
Beatles - A Day In The Life
Cheap Trick - Stiff Competition
Devo - Race Of Doom
Brian Eno - Driving Me Backwards
The Fall - My New House
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Blaise Bailey Finnegan III
Husker Du - Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
The Jam - That’s Entertainment
Killdozer - American Pie
Loud Family - Where They Walk Over Sainte Therese
The Mother Hips - October Teen
Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Arvo Part - Tabula Rasa
Queen - I’m In Love With My Car
Radiohead - Let Down
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation trilogy
Television - Torn Curtain
Urge Overkill - Sister Havana
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing
Tom Waits - Who Are You
X - Blue Spark
Yo La Tengo - Blue Line Swinger
ZZTop - Tush

I could just as easily replace any title I listed here if I was to think about it. A-Z albums would be easier…

I’ll probably change my mind on more than half of these before the end of the day, but here goes …

A - Aerosmith - Seasons of Whither
B - Beatles - Rocky Raccon
C - Cake - Stickshifts and Safety Belts
D - Dave Matthews Band - Tripping Billies
E - Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You?
F - Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
G - Greenday - Longview
H - Hendrix, Jimi - Foxy Lady
I - Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
J - Joel, Billy - Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
K - Kiss - Shock Me
L - Led Zepplin - Over the Hills and Far Away
M - McCartney, Paul - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
N - Nirvana - Lithium
O - Our Lady Peace - Starseed
P - Primus - Tommy the Cat
Q - Queen - Fat Bottom Girls
R - Reel Big Fish - She Has a Girlfriend Now
S - Sublime - 5446/Ball and Chain
T - Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town
U - U2 - The Refugee
V - Vaughn, Stevie Ray - Pride and Joy
W - Walsh, Joe - Funk 48
X - XTC is the only one I ever head of, and I couldn’t think of a single song of theirs if money was involved.
Y - Young, Neil - After the Goldrush
Z - Zappa, Frank - Catholic Girls

Wow, that was difficult as hell.

oh, lemme try!

Alice in Chains- Don’t Follow
Bjork- Anything
Cure- Anything
Depeche Mode- Home
Eurythmics- Here comes the rain again
For Love not Lisa- Slip Slide Melting
Garbage- Local God #1
Hole- Rosebud(???) Track #10 on Live through this
Jane’s Addiction- Of Course
Kraftwerk- Anything
Mazzy Star- Five String Serenade
Nirvana- Drain You
OMD- If You Leave
Psychedelic Furs- Love My Way
Queen (with Bowie)- Under Pressure
Residents- Freak Show
Smashing Pumpkins- Cupid de Locke
Violent Femmes- Gone Daddy Gone
Wall of Voodoo- Mexican Radio
XTC- The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
Yello- Oh Yeah
Ziggy Stardust (I know, I know)

Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
Frank Black - Headache
The Cure - Fascination Street
Depeche Mode - Barrel of a Gun
Echo and the Bunnymen - Strange
Front Line Assembly - Viglante
Go-go’s - My Lips Are Sealed
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
INXS - Need You Tonight
Joy Division - Transmission
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
Love and Rockets - Yin and Yang and the Flowerpot Man
Morrissey - Suedehead
The Northern Pikes - Things I Do For Money
OMD - If You Leave
The Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation
Queen - Under Pressure
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think That You’ve Heard This One Before
Talk Talk - Life’s What You Make It
U2 - Pride
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again
XTC - Dear God
Neil Young - The Needle and the Damage Done
Z - I’m stumped

Andy Au Go Go- Woebly Cow Cow
David Bowie- “Heroes”
The Clash- White Riot
Bob Dylan-Subterranean Homesick Blues
Brian Eno- Needle in the Camel’s Eye
Foetus Inc.- Satan Place
Husker Du- Pink Turns to Blue
Iggy Pop- The Passenger
Joy Division- She’s lost Control
Kinks- Sunny Afternoon
Meat Puppets- Creator
New York Dolls- Looking for a Kiss
Pixies- Where is my Mind?
Residents- Constantinople
Stooges- I Wanna Be Your Dog
Television- See No Evil
Undertones- Teenage Kicks
Velvet Underground- Some Kinda Love
Tom Waits- Tango Till They’re Sore
X- Los Angeles
Neil Young- Down By the River
Frank Zappa- What’s the Ugliest Part of Your Body?

Ones I couldn’t fit: Johnny Thunders- Chinese Rocks
X-ray Specks- Oh Bondage, Up Yours (why is everyone having so much trouble with “X”?)

OK, there are a few letters missing here; I’ve got to go home and look over my record collection . . .

Andrews Sisters: “Hold Tight”
Boswell Sisters: “Mood Indigo”
Cab Calloway: “Doin’ the Rhumba”
Dorothy Dell: “Did My Ma Give Me Hell?”
Ruth Etting: “Ten Cents a Dance”
Alice Faye: “You’ll Never Know”
Betty Grable: “Hey, Daddy!”
Annette Hanshaw: “I’ve Got It But It Don’t Do Me No Good”
Ada Jones: “Oh, You Blondie!”
Helen Kane: “Button Up Your Overcoat”
Gertrude Lawrence: “20th Century Blues”
Billy Murray: “My Little Bimbo Down On the Bamboo Isle”
Ivor Novello: “Keep the Home Fires Burning”
Mae Questel: “At the Codfish Ball”
Lyda Roberti: “It’s Terrific When I Get Hot”
Sophie Tucker: “Some of These Days”
Mae West: “They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk”
Margaret Young: “Ya Gotta Know How To Love ‘em”