Tuesday, February 10, 2004

DESERT ISLAND / BURNING HOUSE MUSIC POLL... Part II

More from the top ten all-time music poll.
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Madeleine Kane of Madkane
Billy Joel Pianoman
Meatloaf Bat out of Hell
Beethoven's Nine Symphonies (New York Philharmonic or Philadelphia Orchestra)
Brahms Four Symphonies (New York Philharmonic or Philadelphia Orchestra)
The Very Best of Dr. John
Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pianist
The Best of Blondie
Franz Schubert's The Trout, Alfred Brendel and the Cleveland Quartet
Judi Carmichael Chops
A Treasury of Artie Shaw

Matt Langdon of Rashomon
Miles Davis – Sketches of Spain
Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde
J.S. Bach – Brandenburg concertos
Brian Eno – Another Green World
Jackie McLean – (anything from 1961-63)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love
Roxy Music - Siren
Grateful Dead – Live/Dead
Pixies - Trompe le Monde
Dave Grusin with Lee Ritenour – Harlequin
Led Zeppelin I

Michelle Parisi: (aka Radiochel) Radio DJ
- Good Lord, there are so many but I narrowed it down to this
1) Spooner "every corner dance / wildest dreams" Boat Records
2) The Replacements "pleased to meet me"
TIE Bodeans "go slow down"
3) Marshall Crenshaw 'its so easy' the best of MC rhino records
4) The Ramones 'pleasant dreams' sire records
TIE Bad Religion "recipie for hate"
5) Peter Himmelman 'from strenght to strength' epic records
TIE Sam Phillips "martinis and bikinis"
6) The Supersuckers "the sacrilicious sounds of the supersuckers"
TIE King's X "gretchen goes to nebraska"
7) the Swinging Steaks "southside of the sky" capricorn records
TIE The Jayhawks "tomorrow the green grass" american recordings
9) Drivin N Cryin "mystery road"
TIE Tommy Shaw "girls with guns" a&m then re-released
10) Brother Cane "wishpool"

Benjamin Pike from the Art Department of Landmark Theatres.
The Beatles, Revolver [1966]
Led Zeppelin II [1969]
The Stooges, Fun House [1970]
Tom Waits, Small Change [1976]
Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks [1977]
Killing Joke, self-titled debut album [1980]
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel, Nail [1985]
Nirvana, Nevermind [1991]
Beastie Boys, Check Your Head [1992]
Tool, Aenima [1997]
...FWIW, here are my other serious contenders (in no particular order):
James Brown, 20 Greatest Hits [var.], The Who, Sell Out [1967], The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland [1969]
Loop, A Gilded Eternity [1990], Ministry, The Land of Rape and Honey [1988]

Bernardo Rondeau from Filter and Junk Media
1. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
2. Os Mutantes– (Any of the first three albums)
3. Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
4. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
5. Love – Forever Changes
6. Kraftwerk– Computer World
7. David Bowie – Lodger
8. The Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2
9. The Cure – Pornography
10. Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Honorable Mentions: Tom Zé – Todos Os Olhos, Joy Division – Heart and Soul (Box Set), Arnaldo Baptista– Loki?, The Pixies – Trompe Le Monde and Lilys– Better Can’t Make Your Life Better

Sahalie of Sahalie
1. Tom Waits- Rain Dogs
2. Wire- Chairs Missing
3. Patty Griffin- Living With Ghosts
4. Elvis Costello- Extreme Honey
5. Soft Boys- Underwater Moonlight
6. Omar Faruk Tekbilek- Mystical Garden
7. REM- Reckoning
8. Various Artists- Gypsy Fire
9. The Clash- Combat Rock
10. Nirvana- Unplugged
11. Gillian Welch- Time the Revelator

Ian Steaman of Notes from a Different Kitchen
Jackson 5: ABC
Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation....
The Clash: London Calling
The Specials: The Specials
Buzzcocks: Love Bites
Stevie Wonder: Innervisions
Marvin Gaye: I Want You
Dr. Dre: The Chronic
A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory
NWA: Straight Outta Compton

Clyde Smith of Hip Hop Logic
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold
Us Back
The Goats - Tricks of the Shade
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Hipocrisy is the
Greatest Luxury
Aesop Rock - Labor Days
The RZA - The RZA Hits
Mr. Lif - Enters The Colossus
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Fugees - The Score
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles

Chris Teodorescu from TBWA \ Chiat-Day:
- Ok, these albums are what I’d bring to an island, aside from the power generator to make my disc player work.
David Bowie: Hunky Dory
Scott Walker: Scott 4
Roxy Music: Stranded (appropriate, huh?)
Radiohead: The Bends
Stone Roses: The Stone Roses
Pascal Roge: Piano Works vol.1 by Erik Satie
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
Brian Eno: Another Green World
Astor Piazzolla: Tango-Zero Hour
Mercury Rev: Deserter’s Songs
-Now, I do have pretty big hands, so I’d be able to pick up 15 discs and make a run for it easily.
Talking Heads: Remain In Light
Cannonball Adderly: Something Else
The Kinks: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Velvet Underground: Velvet Underground and Nico
Tom Waits: Rain Dogs

Andrea von Foerster a music supervisor in Hollywood
- At This Very Moment In Time (In No Particular Order):
Franz Ferdinand - Darts of Pleasure (specifically "Take Me Out") Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (specifically "Step Into My
Office, Baby")
Audio Bullys - Ego War (specifically "The Things")
Halloween, Alaska - self-titled album I think (specifically cover of Bruce
Springsteen's "State Trooper")
Snow Patrol - Final Straw (specifically "How To Be Dead")
The Thrills - So Much For The City (specifically "One Horse Town") Electric Six - Fire (it's not new but you try getting "Gay Bar" out of your
head...it's impossible!)
South - With The Tides (specifically "Loosen Your Hold")
Iron & Wine - The Sea & The Rhythm EP (specifically "The Sea & The Rhythm") The Postal Service-Give Up (specifically "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
and "Such Great Heights")
The Elected - Me First (specifically "7th September 2003) Caesars - 39 Minutes of Bliss (In An Otherwise Meaningless World)
(specifically "Jerk It Out")
Clinic - Walking With Thee (specifically "Harmony" and "Walking With Thee" -
not new, but so good)
Kylie Minogue - Body Language (specifically "Slow" and no I am not kidding)

Frank Yang of Chromwaves
- Here's my list, keeping in mind that it could well be a different ten discs next week...
Belly - King
Ride - Going Blank Again
Elvis Costello - King Of America
Luna - Bewitched
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One

Paul Zimmerman from Hollywood Bitchslap
- I assume box sets are a cheat, otherwise I would have picked the Velvet Underground box set and the Clash on Broadway. So if the flames are licking around my ankles these are probably the ones I'd grab today.
1. Exile on Main St. (Rolling Stones)
2. Small Change (Tom Waits)
3. London Calling (The Clash)
4. White Album (The Beatles)
5. Rock and Roll Animal (Lou Reed)
6. All For Nothing (Best of the Replacements)
7. Barry Lyndon (Original soundtack)
8. Never Mind the Bollocks (The Sex Pistols)
9. The Harder They Fall (Original sountrack)
10. Physical Graffiti (Led Zeppelin)

- Addendum: I just ran back into the burning house and switched Sex Pistols with Iggy and the Stooges Raw Power.

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I want to thank everyone again. These are great lists. I am also particularly grateful that no one put Hall and Oates, Sammy Hagar or Enya on their lists.

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