I Don't Ask You People For Much...

...but I need as many people to respond to this post as possible. Last night I saw a commercial for those CoinStar change-counting machines. They mentioned that there is no charge if you redeem your money in the form of credit towards different things (Amazon, Circuit City, etc.). I am most interested in I-Tunes. You see, I used to buy CDs all the fucking time. However, it's been a while since I've taken a chance on unknown music (I used to buy certain albums based on the fact that the cover looked cool, not knowing anything else.). I'd love for as many people as I can find to give me five of their "must-have" songs. They can be mainstream, obscure, any genre, any artist - just songs that you really really like. Here is a LIST of albums I have, in case you don't want to overlap.

I always empty my change into a jar each night, so I figure I can buy and download a healthy amount of music. Your assitance is greatly appreciated!


RandyLuvsPaiste said...

OK Chris-

The must-have CD not on your list:

Jellyfish- Split Milk

Hey Frank- can I get an Amen?

Some Guy said...

Randy- Name me a few selected tracks so I can sample it a bit. Come to think of it, I can do that myself! Thanks!

Slinger said...

Ok, the one album you must get is:
Rocco Deluca & The Burden "I Turst You to Kill Me" On that album, every track is great.

Thorn in My Pride - Black Crowes

In My Head - Queens of the Stone Age

New Slang - The Shins

Devil - Stereophonics

Cellphone's Dead - Beck

vikkitikkitavi said...

For chrissake go back and buy all the Fountains of Wayne albums leading up to WIM! They're all good.

Some Guy said...

Slinger- Thanks! I'll check 'em out! Don't forget about the Chicago-area blogger rendezvous. See recent post for info.

Vikki- Sorry about that. I got them recently and have not yet added them to my list. Agreed, they are all excellent!

Anonymous said...

For a minute there, I thought you were going to ask us for our spare change.

Frank Sirmarco said...

Randy: Amen, brother!

Viki: Amen, sister!


Why Can't I Touch It, Buzzcocks

Poster of a Girl, Metric

This Song is Not For You, The Sounds

Freak of the Week, Marvelous 3

Another World, Joe Jackson

Jump Into the Fire, Harry Nilsson

Jenny Jenny Flannery said...

King of the Road, by Roger Miller
Love Me, by Elvis
Little Bitty, by Tom T. Hall
Indoor Fireworks, by Elvis Costello
American Music, Violent Femmes

Jesus, man! You have no Elvis Presley! Fix that...

Anonymous said...

Teri says: Holy crap, you have alot of albums.

I'm very mainstream but I'll give you what I have when I get home.

I can't believe you buy a cd because of the cover, what are you stupid? : )

I think Blogger hates me!

Geo said...

Music's not my strong suit, but:

"Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance. I've been listening to this near non-stop since I posted about it a month ago and it hasn't worn out. Check out "Dead!" off the same album for more fun fist-pumping death pop.

"Fidelity" by Regina Spektor. Many people prolly hate this; I can't get it out of my head.

"Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol. Not terribly new or breakthru (see the season finale of Grey's Anatomy last year), but good stuff.

I chose Weezer in the great Ween vs. Weezer debate – "Beverly Hills" being a recent fave.

"Mr. Brightside" from the Killers' Hot Fuss. Rock and fucking roll.

Marni said...

OK -

Anything - and I mean anything - from KISS while in makeup (maybe even Lick It Up)...

The Stray Cats -- yes I still think they are the bomb... Built for Speed rocks!


Cheap Trick - the Dream Police CD...

I'm sure there is more... but those are my faves for now

Frank Sirmarco said...

Marni: Right on, girl! Voices may be my favorite Cheap Trick song!

Anonymous said...

I love Fidelity by Regina Spektor (like Geo). It's my current myspace song.

David by Nellie McKay

Metro by The Vincent Black Shadow

Le Disko by Shiny Toy Guns

Could I Have This Dance by Anne Murray (sorry, it reminds me of my Grandma)

Anything from the album Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy by The Refreshments... I love the whole album. They're kind of old, though, so they may not be on itunes?

dirty said...

I heart Erasure...I don't care how gay they are.

Anonymous said...

Teri: here are my ipod MUSTS:

Far Away - Nickelback
Angry All The Time - Tim McGraw
I Dare You - Shinedown
Homeward - The Sundays
Folk Song - The Sundays
She - The Sundays
Cry - The Sundays
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
Say It Right - Nelly Furtado
Drop In The Ocean - Michelle Branch
Once In A Lifetime - Keith Urban

The Boob Lady said...

I saw that fucking commercial too. We are destined to meet even if you ruined Christmas. We're watching the same shit Chris.. Come on..

I will get back to you on the tunes thing. You know how cool I am so it might take a while.

Anonymous said...

Dude-- y'all better listen up to that Boob Lady... I think she's on to somethin'...

Meanwhile, you can't go wrong with any track from Tom Waits, especially "Bone Machine".

don'tneedtoknow said...

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway- Genesis

It's not the 1980's radio friendly Genesis. This recording was done in 1974 when Peter Gabriel was their lead singer. It's one of the greatest rock albums ever made. Imagine Peter Gabriel singing for Pink Floyd, it's wonderfully odd and trippy.

Also, The Very Best of Deep Purple is a must-have. Ian Gillan's vocals on "Child In Time" are hypnotic.

don'tneedtoknow said...

I would also like to recommend the Ultimate Collection by Madness.

Phil said...

Run. Don't walk. Get:

Beck - Sea Changes.

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.

Radiohead - O.K. Computer.

Sam Cooke - Greatest Hits.

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust.

Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville

I know these are albums, but I consider them all, must haves. Seriously, I will burn them for you and give them to you over Xmas.

Anonymous said...

If you can get these on iTunes, please let me know!

1. Titties & Beer - Frank Zappa
2. Ronnie's Song - LAX
3. See You On The Other Side - Brian Briggs
4. Between Something & Nothing - Ocean Blue
5. Pussy Strut - The Waitresses
6. Smoke Two Joints - The Toys
7. Indiscipline - King Crimson
8. Janitor - Suburban Lawns


Moderator said...

Sonic Youth:
"Teenage Riot" or "Candle" from "Daydream Nation."

"Summer Babe" or "Here" from "Slanted and Enchanted."

Neutral Milk Hotel:
"In the Aeroplane Over The Sea" or "Holland 1945" from "In the Aeroplane Over The Sea."

The Fall:
"The Classical" or "Hip Priest" from "Hex Enduction Hour."

My Bloody Valentine:
I can't select just one song from "Loveless" as each song flows into the other and breaking them up defeats the pupose.

Those are my recommendations for great songs from seminal albums that should be taught in school. Great bands, great songs, great albums. The other stuff I was going to recommend you already have. But don't download anything, I'll burn you a disc on the 29th.

Some Guy said...

Thanks, everyone! I'll keep checking these comments in case you haven't added yours yet. I'll let you know what I end up adding.

Jenna said...

What a neat idea! I hope it gets you some stuff you really love :)

My suggestions:

Rhett Miller - Help Me, Suzanne
As Tall As Lions - Ghosts of York
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's - Skeleton Key
Ambulance LTD - New English
The Magnetic Fields - Born On A Train

And the one total album you need because I can't pick one tune to recommend:
The Stills - Logic Will Break Your Heart

Oh, and anything ever by the Twilight Singers.

Some Guy said...

mixednut- The only one I found was #4. I must say I'm intrigued by some of the titles.

Johnny Yen said...

Suzanne- Leonard Cohen
I'm Over You- The Silos
Darling Be Home Soon- Lovin' Spoonful
Amsterdam- Guster
Now I Wanna Be Your Dog- Iggy Pop

That's today's list. It'll change by tomorrow.

Johnny Yen said...

Just checked your list. You were already up on my list, but it bumped up 106 notches when I saw one of the great albums ever, Billy Bragg's "Talking to the Taxman About Poetry" not only on the list, but as a staple. Now I'm really regretting missing the big blogger getogether.

Are you still going to be in town after the 30th? Let's try for a mini-bash.

Some Guy said...

Johhny- That is a hell of an album. I like all of Billy Bragg's stuff. Unfortunately, I'm leaving the next day. You should still check out my friend's restaurant sometime. You'll find like-minded people there with excellent musical taste. Assuming people like this one, I'm sure they'll be another get-together in the future.

gennifer6 said...

Five songs:

Eva Cassidy's version of "People Get Ready"

Primus - "Tommy The Cat" Because Primus is just Primus....

Genesis "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" I saw Elizabeth mention the album, and it's an excellent suggestion, but if you can't get the whole album I'd definitely choose the title track.

Tool "Third Eye" The song features spoken segments by Bill Hicks in the beginning. They refer to "Arizona Bay" in the song "Aenima".

Eric Clapton and JJ Cale "Sportin Life Blues" they just do what they do and it's remarkable