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Thursday, July 27, 2006

10 bands

Stolen from Cheezy. Go there if you want to read how/why etc. If you think you might want to do this, go there NOW before reading my list.

1. Deftones
2. AFI
3. Tool
4. Incubus
5. Arcade Fire
6. The Blood Brothers
7. 7 Dials
8.The Mountain Goats
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Nirvana

1. What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck

2. What is your favourite album of 8?
The Sunset Tree

3. What is your favourite lyric of 5?
They say it fades if you let it,
love was made to forget it.
I carved your name across my eyelids,
you pray for rain I pray for blindness.

If you still want me, please forgive me,
the crown of love is fallen from me.
If you still want me, please forgive me,
because the spark is not within me.

4. How many times have you seen 4 live?

5. What is your favourite song by 7?
Oh. Track no 4 on the cd of the 7 dials tape that a friend made for me. Anyone know what a) the tape was called and b) what track no 4 was called? I think he is singing something like "listen to the freight train...I'm an emotional freight train" I think.

6. Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
No. Not "sad" as such.

7.What is your favourite lyric of 9?
I don't like them for their lyrics. But these resonate:

Sometimes I feel
Like I don't have a partner
Sometimes I feel
Like my only friend
Is the city I live in
The city of angels
Lonely as I am
Together we cry

8. What is your favourite song by 1?

9. How did you get into 8?
Friend played me one song and on the strength of that one song and because I had also heard of them I bought the entire album (The Sunset Tree) and was very very very well rewarded.

10. What is your favourite song by 4?
Idiot Box

11. How many times have you seen 1 live?

12. What is a good memory concerning 2?
Listening to their latest album (decemberunderground) continuously all weekend while I was stuck at work (and all of my 10 huors at work today). It made it being at work more bearable.

13. Is there a song by 2 that makes you sad?
This Time Imperfect
The Leaving Song Part II (everyone I know goes away in the end)

14. What is your favourite song of 6?
Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck

15. How did you become a fan of 10?
I can't remember. Does anyone remember how they became a Nirvana fan. How could you not? It is was one of those inevitable things.
I heard the song (Smells Like Teen Spirit) bought the album (I'm good at just knowing what albums are good without ever having heard them) and that was it.

I've just had the depressing thought that if I were 10 years younger then I'd probably have heard of all of those bands! :-/

(...plus I guess I'm still more into dance music... that wouldn't help...)

Anyway, I reckon you're so right about Nirvana. It was the Teen Spirit video that just kicked everyone's arse. All those slow-mo cheerleaders in that dusty old school gym... totally chilling... (oh, and a great song too!).
It is probably not your age. It is probably my taste in music.

Very few people will have heard of 7 Dials. An Auckland rock band from the early 90s I think - ex band members' ex band and another ex band member's favourite local band.

What else do I think you won't have heard of...

AFI & The Blood Brothers - hardcore punk. Not that well known. Probably more popular with younger people.

The Arcade Fire and The Mountain Goats are more Indie Rock and certainly not mainstream. Although the cafe below me plays them both regularly.
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