Tuesday, 11 December 2007

give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld...

>>>>> ST's ALPHABETICON - N <<<<<

Previously in the Alphabeticon: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, singles

This isn't my whole record collection, okay? It's just a bit of it. I remembered the other day that I have a load of Aerosmith singles that I must have stashed away somewhere.... "Janey's Got A Gun", "Dude Looks Like A Lady" and the like... I definitely have them somewhere, but quite where they are, I have no idea. Still, those are my self-imposed rules. I'm not trying to look cool or anything. This is just an honest list of the CDs that I have stacked up on one set of shelves in one room in my house.

Anyway. On we go.

This won't take long.

Seriously.

323. New Order - (the best)

I didn't even know that I had this. Thanks to a very generous friend, I think I own every note ever recorded by New Order, live or otherwise.... which I suppose renders this album rather redundant. Still. Here it is. I'm not a massive fan, I have to say, but I really adore "Republic" and I think that "Regret" is a fantastic record. The rest? Well, it's not exactly Joy Division, is it? (John Barnes rap excepted).

324. Nirvana - Nevermind
325. Nirvana - In Utero
326. Nirvana - Unplugged in New York
327. Nirvana - Nirvana

I turned down the chance to see Nirvana live..... well, it seemed like a good idea at the time, and when that Reading festival turned out to be muddy, I felt a bit smug. It was the one where Cobain was wheeled onto the stage in a wheelchair. It was a great gig. An epic gig. Oh well. I quite like Nirvana. I know that people say that they were the greatest band of their generation and that they changed everything.... well, I don't know about that... but I quite like them. Is that damning with faint praise? Possibly. I remember the first time I heard "smells like teenspirit" on the radio; it was a time when I hated almost every record that was in the charts and was into a lot of fairly ropey heavy metal. I heard this and it just made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It sounded brilliant the first time I heard it, and it still sounds fresh today. I subsequently saw them on "The Word", a show where Cobain introduced the song by saying that "Courtney Love is the best fuck in the world". Well, I don't know about that either, but I do know that they sounded amazing. I'm not sure that they are everything that people say they are, but they were clearly a really excellent band. Who could ask for more than that? A good band then. Have you ever seen the "Classic Album" programme where Butch Vig and the like talk us through the recording of "Nevermind"? Fascinating. Cobain's guitar was always out of tune, apparently. Is it really better to brun out than to fade away though? Really? I don't think so.

Missing in iTunes: Nas (feat. Kelis), The New Pornographers, Nightmares on Wax, Nine Black Alps, Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, Noah and the Whale, Nouvelle Vague....

Next week: "O". I warn you now... this isn't terribly fruitful territory either. It includes "Be Here Now", for starters....

Shuffleathon 2007 Update

Do I have to come over there?

ShufflerPosted
Received
1. Tinayes
review
2. Sarahyes

3. Cody Bones
yes
review
4. Mark
yes
review
5. Michaelyes
review
6. Hen
yes
yes
7. Cat
yes
review
8. bedshaped
yes
review
9. Pynchonyes
review
10. J
yesreview
11. The Great Grape Ape
yes
review
12. Ian
yes
review
13. Martin


14. Monogodo
yes
yes
15. Threelightyes
review
16. Paul
yes
review
17. Charlieyes
review
18. LB
yesyes
19. Katyola
yes
review
20. Lisa
yesreview
21. Graham
yes?

22. Del
yes
review
23. Spins
yes

24. Ben
yes
yes
25. Dragon
yes
yes
26. Adem
yes
review
27. Mike
yes
review
28. JoeInVegas
yes
yes
29. Wombat
yes

30. Max Bob
yes
review
31. Stevious
yes
review
32. Asta
yes
review
33. Alan
yes
review
34. Russ L
yes
review
35. E.
yes

36. Mike T-D
yes
yes
37. JamieS
yes

38. Briskate
yes
review
38. Me
yes
review

From an original concept stolen from the lovely YokoSpungeon....

Can we get this finished soon? Please?

5 comments:

  1. YAY!!!, LB received his CD!

    I'll get on reviewing the one I received very soon.

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  2. This seems like an absurd amount of work, no?

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  3. Just googled this post title as the concept of a Leonard Cohen afterlife is a wonderful one indeed. I see it's Mr Cobain. Good for him. It's probably about time I actually listened to Nevermind and In Utero. I vetoed them when they were released, being a precious and artehr juvenile twentysomething who was narked that one of their pet bands had been hijacked by the whole of the western world. I shall have to investigate.They should be fairly cheap second hand these days so ... Bleach was ace, I know that much.

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  4. "Well, it's not exactly Joy Division, is it? (John Barnes rap excepted)."

    I'm not entirely sure that John Barnes rapping is Joy Division either!

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