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A Desert Island Question
« on: April 14, 2019, 04:22:27 PM »
Let's say that you're stranded on a desert island. Somehow, it has power.  :D You can pick a "best of" or "greatest hits" CD of ten bands or singers with twenty songs on each. Who would you choose?

My Choices:
.Beatles
.Rolling Stones
.Depeche Mode
.U2
.Judas Priest
.Queen
.Lynyrd Skynyrd
.ZZ Top
.Killers
.The Police

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 04:43:25 PM »
Let's say that you're stranded on a desert island. Somehow, it has power.  :D You can pick a "best of" or "greatest hits" CD of ten bands or singers with twenty songs on each. Who would you choose?

My Choices:
.Beatles
.Rolling Stones
.Depeche Mode
.U2
.Judas Priest
.Queen
.Lynyrd Skynyrd
.ZZ Top
.Killers
.The Police

@Nucky Nolan

BBC had a great show with this subject where they would ask various people from all walks of life, academia, or fame this question. I expand to say full repertoire, not just single albums.

Karl Ritcher's set of Bach and Hayden
Iron Maidens catalog
Skynyrd
Hank Williams: Sr and Jr
Furtwängler's entire stuff
the Art Bell bumper music
Willie Nelson
Art Bell shows
Pantera
D.A.C.
Judas Priest
Megadeth

I could not stick to 10.


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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 05:13:30 PM »
The Eagles
The Allman Brothers
The Byrds
Rolling Stones
Miles Davis
Dave Brubeck
Rod Stewart
Steely Dan
Otmar Liebert
Jerry Jeff Walker

---not an easy choice---

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 05:53:56 PM »
JS Bach
Beethovan
Mozart
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Dave Brubeck
John Coltrane
Dr. Hector and the Groove Injectors
Gloria Estefan "Mi Tierra" album
Basia
Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 05:59:59 PM »
Nice list Juan, I should have put some classical in, maybe Dvorak... :)

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 06:14:31 PM »
@Nucky Nolan

BBC had a great show with this subject where they would ask various people from all walks of life, academia, or fame this question. I expand to say full repertoire, not just single albums.

Karl Ritcher's set of Bach and Hayden
Iron Maidens catalog
Skynyrd
Hank Williams: Sr and Jr
Furtwängler's entire stuff
the Art Bell bumper music
Willie Nelson
Art Bell shows
Pantera
D.A.C.
Judas Priest
Megadeth

I could not stick to 10.

@albrecht: That's quite a variety! It's like you wore a blindfold in a used record store and picked albums at random.

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 06:16:02 PM »
The Eagles
The Allman Brothers
The Byrds
Rolling Stones
Miles Davis
Dave Brubeck
Rod Stewart
Steely Dan
Otmar Liebert
Jerry Jeff Walker

---not an easy choice---

(subject to change)

I have one of those ME things for you. I heard that it's really just "Eagles" without the "the", which is a good band too.

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 06:24:28 PM »
@albrecht: That's quite a variety! It's like you wore a blindfold in a used record store and picked albums at random.

@Nucky Nolan   I have variety of musical interests but, for whatever reason, don't find many new ones. I also note that there is a decent connection between metal and 'classical' in terms of chord progressions, etc. I've heard some "study" that people lose ability/interest for new genres, or even players/bands, at a certain age? Idk if true but seems to be if you consider how radio is formatted or sales. But the internet or younger generation who stream stuff might be changing this? But even those streaming sites tend to pigeon-hole you into a genre or "like" bands? There also is the problem of attention span: longer "classical" stuff, operas, and even "concept albums" rightfully take time to listen, not short clips, to really appreciate.


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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2019, 06:32:32 PM »
Kiss
Gary Moore
SRV
Ghost
Placebo
April Wine
Jimmy Webb
Anthrax
Harem Scarem
Liona Boyd (just the cover would do)

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 08:21:16 PM »
Floyd
Stones
Neil Young 
Skynyrd
AC/DC
Led Zep
Tom Petty
Bob Marley
Clapton
Johnny Cash

and Santana


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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2019, 10:09:52 PM »
Waylon :)
Mortorhead 8)
The Doors 8)
Dokken :P
AC/DC :D
Bonnie Raitte :-*
Tom Waits 8)
Dirty Looks 8)
Sinatra :)
My 110 GB Art Bell folder :) ;) 8)
All my music :) 8) ;D

When does the magical island let us order dinner, and will there be booze and workout facilities? Gonna need a few things, Nucky.. ;) Don't even get me started on the gaggle of blow-up females required.
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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 09:21:15 AM »
I have one of those ME things for you. I heard that it's really just "Eagles" without the "the", which is a good band too.

It is indeed, good catch there!

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 03:48:39 PM »
JS Bach
Beethovan
Mozart
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Dave Brubeck
John Coltrane
Dr. Hector and the Groove Injectors
Gloria Estefan "Mi Tierra" album
Basia
Antonio Carlos Jobim

Of course, somebody would pick the Groove Injectors. Could you *be* more predictable?

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 03:54:28 PM »
@Nucky Nolan   I have variety of musical interests but, for whatever reason, don't find many new ones. I also note that there is a decent connection between metal and 'classical' in terms of chord progressions, etc. I've heard some "study" that people lose ability/interest for new genres, or even players/bands, at a certain age? Idk if true but seems to be if you consider how radio is formatted or sales. But the internet or younger generation who stream stuff might be changing this? But even those streaming sites tend to pigeon-hole you into a genre or "like" bands? There also is the problem of attention span: longer "classical" stuff, operas, and even "concept albums" rightfully take time to listen, not short clips, to really appreciate.

It's likely all of the above, but I'm still into new alternative rock. The biggest change is that even many younger people dislike their generation's music, which is good news for older acts who need money to replace their hips.

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Re: A Desert Island Question
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 03:56:18 PM »
Kiss
Gary Moore
SRV
Ghost
Placebo
April Wine
Jimmy Webb
Anthrax
Harem Scarem
Liona Boyd (just the cover would do)

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I see what you mean about that cover. I'd like to take *her* to a desert island after I find a time machine, of course.