Just thought I’d post some of the music/bands/singers that I liked and listened to when I was growing up and beyond. There were more bands but I don’t listen to them anymore, so I only include the ones I still like.
Just because I like a song doesn’t mean I’m an expert on that band or know more of their songs and albums, though I do know a lot about some bands than others.
Songs are listed in the decades I first heard them.
The Police – Walking On The Moon (One of the first songs I ever remember hearing).
The Petshop Boys – What Have I Done To Deserve This
The Waterboys – Whole Of The Moon
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Talk Talk – It’s My Life
The Specials – (Don’t remember which song it was but it was most likely ‘Ghost Town’. So see The Specials in the ’90s section for one of my favourites).
Madness – It Must Be Love
The Stranglers – Golden Brown
Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking (the leader singer looks like the late Steve Irwin!)
New Order – True Faith (EPIC WINNING!).
Joy Division – (Can’t remember the song but I heard the music, see 1990s for one of my favourites)
The La’s – There She Goes
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It
The Specials – Gangsters (look at the guy’s (Dam’s) [RAPE] face at 1:27 lol )
James – Sit Down
Sepultura – Ratamahatta (first taste of metal back in ’95, it tasted good!)
Joy Division – Dead Souls (WINNING! so much they created a hole in space-time that will forever keep pushing their music from Universe to Universe!)
Radiohead – Fade Out
Pulp – Misshapes (Never, in Human History, has so much WINNING! been created by so few people and dedicated to so many.)
Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored (“I wanna be a door…” I wonder if Ian Brown achieved his ambition?)
Orbital – Lush (First song I heard from these guys was ‘The Box’ but I prefer this song)
The Orb – Asylum
Aphex Twin – On (First track I heard of his, still like it, even though it sounds like a strained fart looped over and over. By the way, Jarvis from Pulp made this video, not sure if he provided the sample for the track though).
Manic Street Preachers – Design For Life (The first Political song I ever really liked and still love it. It’s still relevant fifteen years after it was written.)
Bjork – Hyperballad
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
Public Image Limited – Seattle (I like PIL better than the Pistols)
Dubstar – Not So Manic Now
Massive Attack – Rising Son
Paul Weller – Wild Wood
The Clash – Straight To Hell (I heard the Clash back in the ’80s but didn’t listen to or know who they really were untill the late 90s early 2000s. Not that much of a fan anymore now).
De-Lacy – Hideaway (A one off from ’95)
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire (I aint a big fan of U2 at all or they way Bono sucks up to world leaders, but I like a few of their songs).
Monaco – What Do You Want From Me? (side project by Hooky from New Order).
The Smiths – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
Morrissy – Irish Blood, English Heart
The Beloved – The Sun Rising (EMI is not letting me see the video so I can’t post it).
808 State – Pacific State
Electronic – Getting Away With it (Side project by Bernard Sumner from New Order, Johny Mar of the Smiths and feature Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys).
Cast – Alright
Everything But The Girl – Missing
George Michael – Spinning The Wheel (I don’t think he get’s enough credit for his other work in the mid-’90s)
Suede – Trash
Blur – The Universal (I hate that British Gas used this in their ad, I now think of them instead of blur or the times when I first started listening to this song!)
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
The Bluetones – Slight Return
Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun
Lo Fidelity Allstars – Blisters On My Brain
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Slayer – Raining Blood
Pantera – 5 Minutes Alone
Atari Teenage Riot – Hetzjagd Auf Nazis
Hatebreed – Live For This
Agnostic Front – Gotto Go! (Don’t listen to these much, but still like the hardcore punk skinhead theme and music).
Sick Of It All – Just Take a Look Around
Machine Head – Davidian
Dropkick Murpheys – The Spicy McHaggis Jig (Music to sing to when ya drunk lol)
Rokysopp – What Else Is There?
Bat For Lashes – Daniel
Jarvis Cocker – Cunts Are Still Running The World
Cyantoic – Deface Glitch Mode Stomper
Feindflug – Alptraum
Terrorfact – Hate Like This
Propergol – Fahrenheit (I like a line in this track that sounds like it says: “What?! You don’t see no light!!!”)
The Peoples Republic Of Europe – Monopoly Of Violence
Dead Hand Projekt – Hate Me