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blmeanie

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time capsule
« on: December 13, 2013, 12:56:39 AM »

Lets say you've been asked, as the end of the world approaches, to load one song per artist/group into the computer going in a time capsule to be launch into space.

pick only one song per artist/group, many ways to go, most popular, most representative, your favorite, etc.

to get it started, some of mine:


Beatles : All My Loving, wanted a song that had them all participating, narrowed down from All you need is love, She Loves You, A Hard Days Night

in no particular order (after the Beatles of course):

Stones : Satisfaction
Zep: Kashmir
Who : Won't get fooled again
U2 : Pride (in the name of love)
Bruce : Born to run
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
Simon & Garfunkel : The Sound of Silence
Eagles : Hotel California
Fleetwood Mac : The Chain
The Police : Every Breath You Take
Toad the Wet Sprocket : I will not take these things for granted
Tom Petty : Refugee
Van halen : Unchained
REM : So. Central Rain
James Taylor : Country Road
Elton John : Candle in the wind
Aerosmith : Dream on
Michael Jackson : Billy Jean
Dexys Midnight Runners : Come on Eileen  :)


What are some of yours?
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Re: time capsule
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 01:35:47 AM »

The Fabs-Paperback Writer
The Stones-Jumpin' Jack Flash
Fleetwood Mac-Bare Trees
Wishbone Ash-Blowin' Free
Nazz-Open My Eyes
The Five Americans-Western Union
The Who-Bargain
Cheap Trick-Downed
Blue Öyster Cult-Before The Kiss, A Redcap
Fairport Convention-Matty Groves
Buddy Holly-Not Fade Away
The Zombies-Changes
Tony Joe White-Polk Salad Annie
ZZ Top-La Grange
The Allman Brothers Band-Blue Sky
The Association-Everything That Touches You
Jethro Tull-With You There to Help Me
The Doobie Brothers-Black Water
The Kinks-Tired of Wating for You
Bruce Springsteen-Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Creedence-Born on the Bayou
Dropkick Murphys-Sunshine Highway
Arctic Monkeys-No 1 Party Anthem
Buffalo Springfield-I Am A Child


For now.
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Re: time capsule
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 02:18:20 AM »

The Fabs-Paperback Writer
Bruce Springsteen-Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)


I was real close to using both of these as well
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Re: time capsule
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 09:21:32 AM »

beatles,  a day in the life
Cream , badge
Fleetwood mac , man of the world
Moody blues, night's in white satin
Weather report, birdland
Kinks , waterloo sunset
Yes , close to the edge
King crimson, starless
ELP , fugue
Genesis, firth of forth
Supertramp , crime of the century

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Re: time capsule
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 01:12:04 PM »

Animals - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Beach Boys - You Still Believe In Me
Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
Buffalo Springfield - Hung Upside Down
Byrds - Thoughts And Words
Cream - Deserted Cities Of The Heart
Doors - My Eyes Have Seen You
Grateful Dead - Candyman
Jefferson Airplane - Martha
Kinks - Big Sky
Love - A House Is Not A Motel
Rolling Stones - Salt Of The Earth
Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair
Spirit - Street Worm
Traffic - Pearly Queen
Who - Behind Blue Eyes
Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Zombies - Butcher's Tale
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Re: time capsule
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 01:25:39 PM »

Jefferson Airplane - Martha

Nice tune and all, but is it really time-capsule worthy?

Anyway,

Beethoven - Fur Elise
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Ray Charles - What'd I Say
Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
Beatles - Here, There and Everywhere
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Simon & Garfunkel - Dangling Conversation
Zombies - Butcher's Tale
Bob Dylan - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go?
Velvet Underground - Heroin
King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
Genesis - Dancing With The Moonlit Night
Neil Young - Cowgirl In The Sand
The Who - Bell Boy
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
Eminem - Stan
Elton John - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Pulp - This Is Hardcore
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky


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Re: time capsule
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 01:39:40 PM »

Nice tune and all, but is it really time-capsule worthy?

I would ask you the same about the Who's "Bell Boy"... :)

I decided to choose not so well known songs that still capture the essence of the bands. "Martha" may not be the best Jefferson Airplane's song, but it includes many of the condiments I love from the band: mellow melody, catchy chorus, unconventional vocal interplays, a psychedelic Indian-like guitar solo, plus a mystic ambient given by acoustic guitars and a bizarre flute.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 02:00:40 PM »

I would ask you the same about the Who's "Bell Boy"... :)

I decided to choose not so well known songs that still capture the essence of the bands. "Martha" may not be the best Jefferson Airplane's song, but it includes many of the condiments I love from the band: mellow melody, catchy chorus, unconventional vocal interplays, a psychedelic Indian-like guitar solo, plus a mystic ambient given by acoustic guitars and a bizarre flute.

Fair enough, you've convinced me to give the song another listen.

'Bell Boy' is absolutely incredible in my opinion, one of my all-time favourite songs. The fact that it looks like a goofy, catchy rocker but nothing more on the surface, is even more impressive for when you really get the character's true meaning and the impact it has on Jimmy. One of the saddest and most heart-breaking moments on the album. Moon's vocal delivery - the way he switches from the cartoonish Cockney accent to his real voice - is a very brilliant and subtle move, whether he realized it or not. I could write much more about the track, but I'm not sure if here is the right place to do that.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 03:55:44 PM »

Fair enough, you've convinced me to give the song another listen.

'Bell Boy' is absolutely incredible in my opinion, one of my all-time favourite songs. The fact that it looks like a goofy, catchy rocker but nothing more on the surface, is even more impressive for when you really get the character's true meaning and the impact it has on Jimmy. One of the saddest and most heart-breaking moments on the album. Moon's vocal delivery - the way he switches from the cartoonish Cockney accent to his real voice - is a very brilliant and subtle move, whether he realized it or not. I could write much more about the track, but I'm not sure if here is the right place to do that.

Hey, I really like "Bell Boy" too! Very entertaining song actually. But you must admit that it's far from being an obvious selection for a time capsule, same case as "Martha", I believe. So that's perfect.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 04:08:05 PM »

Hey, I really like "Bell Boy" too! Very entertaining song actually. But you must admit that it's far from being an obvious selection for a time capsule, same case as "Martha", I believe. So that's perfect.

Yeah, that's true.

I also forgot to mention two big favourites:

The Band - I Shall Be Released
The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 06:35:51 PM »

Fair enough, you've convinced me to give the song another listen.

'Bell Boy' is absolutely incredible in my opinion, one of my all-time favourite songs. The fact that it looks like a goofy, catchy rocker but nothing more on the surface, is even more impressive for when you really get the character's true meaning and the impact it has on Jimmy. One of the saddest and most heart-breaking moments on the album. Moon's vocal delivery - the way he switches from the cartoonish Cockney accent to his real voice - is a very brilliant and subtle move, whether he realized it or not. I could write much more about the track, but I'm not sure if here is the right place to do that.

I love "Bell Boy," too, for the same reasons you mentioned, Ovi. The "Some nights I still sleep on the beach / remember when stars were in reach" part never fails to tug at my heart. I read somewhere this is actually Pete singing, because Keith was such a poor singer, but I can't quite tell. It sounds like Keith to me.

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