March 15, 2005

Horse 314 - Doing The iPod Shuffle

This has to be a record in late replies. The Prawn gave us this little doozie on 14th Jan, and I finally reply on the 15th of March. I must admit my iPod was frazzled and had to be taken back to Apple but they were nice enough to me and in the end I upgraded from 20GB to 40GB for very little cost so that was "a good thing". I had to wait until I scored a new iPod and ripped all and sundry back. So...

Here's how it works:
1. Open up the music player on your computer (or your iPod, possibly).
2. Set it to play your entire music collection.
3. Hit the "shuffle" command.
4. Tell us the title of the next ten songs that show up (with their musicians), no matter how embarrassing.

So, without further adieu...

1. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
This came off one of the very last 7" records in print before they went to cassingles. This has one of the very cool looking K-Tel labels on as well.

2. Big Monster, Little Monster - Regurgitator
I think this came as a B-Side to Happiness by the Gurge. It's certainly one of the more bizarre tracks in my collection.

3. One Million Watts of Music Power - Radio 1 Promo
A feature of my music collection is the incredibly large number of less than 5 second tracks. Most are either adverts or like this, station ident promos. Interestingly I think I have every promo for Radio 1 (of the BBC) going back to its inception in 1967. This is so early 90's though.

4. Not Like The Other Girls - The Rasmus
The Rasmus' big hit In the Shadows came to Australian airwaves some 19 weeks after it went big in the UK. I'd already bought the album by the time it was here. This song is one of those song that sounds "helpless", it has big rocky minor chords which sounds different.

5. Born On A Different Cloud - Oasis
Liam Gallagher at his Mancunian whiny best. Of all the tracks I have, Oasis is the best represented with 109 being 112% of all trcaks they have released. This includes unrealeased tracks and 8 track demos that somehow leaked out.

6. St. Jimmy - Green Day
When Green Day recorded American Idiot few would have thought that it would have worked as well as it did. I say that this is mainly due to the dross in the music industry at the moment. Given this, when actual musicians make music (Interesting concept) they will usually do very well.

7. Powerpuff Girls - TV Theme
Unlike Avril's attempt on Spongebob Squarepants, The Powerpuff Girls theme is a rocky thing on it's own. The nearest equivalent I can think of is Wanna Rock You by Babamania which incedentally appeared on the FIFA 2004 soundtrack.

8. The UK's Finest - Radio 1 Promo
This is a late 90's BBC promo when electric noises and industrial effects were popular thanks to the influence of DJ Pete Tong. I also note that the 97-99FM tag is dropped in favour of FM, Digital and Online which is an indication that even in the late 90's, radio transmission in the UK was changing and also of how far behind we are in Australia.

9. 275 & 285 - Jock Swan & The Metres
Another BBC contraption. This one is the song for the official changeover from 247 to 275 & 285 meters wavelength (or if you wish from 1214kHz to 1089 & 1053kHz AM. This puts it as November 1978, and again Australia was flagging behind as MMM, JJJ and 2-Day FM didn't start until 1980.

10. What I Am - Emma Bunton
Or should that be Tin Tin Out. Triple M have been playing Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians' version of late and poor Miss Edie just sounds like she's constipated or something, I don't know really. Emma on the other hand makes this sound like a throwaway summery-pop record - and better.

... these be they. Here be Dragons. Send me the money for the concept via the wire to my Swiss bank account, no really, please do.

1 comment:

James said...

I do believe Big Monster, Little Monster was a b-side to the "I Wanna Be A Nudist" single :)