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.
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?
|3. Cody Bones||yes||review|
|11. The Great Grape Ape||yes||review|
|30. Max Bob||yes||review|
|34. Russ L||yes||review|
|36. Mike T-D||yes||yes|
From an original concept stolen from the lovely YokoSpungeon....
Can we get this finished soon? Please?