I have seen this in the Onion and a few other places, but I haven’t noticed such a thread. Apologies if I overlooked.
So, I recently broke down and bought an ipod. It is rather small, so I am mostly using it for random songs that I don’t want to buy on cd…I have run out of ideas and hopefully will get some good suggestions out of this thread.
-Put your ipod/ipod-like device on shuffle and list the first 5 songs that pop up.
-NO SKIPPING EMBARRASSING SONGS!!! Really. That’s the fun part.
Oh, alright. I will go first.
- If I Should Fall From Grace With God (The Pogues)–Ah, so far so good. There is nothing better than good, fast, traditional-ish Irish music. All songs should sound like this.
2.Psychotic Reaction (The Count Five)– So, years ago I worked at a record store. This allowed me to indulge any mood I would fall into. For a couple of months, I became obsessed with 60’s garage rock, and would buy anything that would at all fall in that genre. I got to the point where I could simply look at the cover of the cd and know whether to buy it or not. This was one of the only good songs I found during that period.
Brave Captain (fIREHOSE…not Firehouse)- I am a huge fan of the Minutemen, so I decided to randomly download a song by fIREHOSE since, they are the Minutemen with some random guy instead of D. Boon. Um, actually they sound nothing like the Minutemen (at least here) but I really really love this song. Can anybody recommend one of their albums?
Stepping Out (Joe Jackson)- Interesting thing. I had only heard this song on tv, and my tv at the time had really shitty sound. I went and got a cd with this song, and wondered what the hell that odd constant rhythm was that went all through it. I didn’t hear that on tv. I hated it at first, but got used to it.
Yellow Ledbetter- Live (Pearl Jam)- Dammit. I knew something shitty would come up. Okay, so I went through a Pearl Jam phase years ago…I bought a bunch of their live cds and there was a version of this song that was good. It sure as hell wasn’t this one. Ugh. That phase ended, but I will concede that PJ wrote a few really good songs. I need to delete this one, though.
Ah. Nothing too bad. I may need to have another go round later.
Anybody else wanna play?