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Desert Island discs

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Hello All

After reading the thread on music I thought It would be a nice idea to find out what dozen tracks you would take with you on that fictional desert island

Here's mine in no particular order:

Jimi Hendrix,

Little wing

All along the watchtower

Voodoo chile.

The Beatles,

In my life.


Crossroads (live)

The Doors,

Roadhouse blues (live)

LA Woman

The Clash,

Tommy Gunn

London Calling

Led Zeppelin,

Since I've been loving you.

Bob Dylan,


Neil Young,

Out on the weekend.

It's much more difficult than I thought.

I'd be interested in your selections.



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ok.. mines a strange mixture

Francoise Hardy:


Il N'y A Pas D' Amour Heureux


ping pong

lo boob oscillator

Nick Drake:

Things Behind the Sun

Led Zeppelin:

Since Ive been Loving You

Thank You

Fairport Convention/ Sandy Denny:


Full Moon

System of a Down:


Chop Suey




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Trouble is, I know the tracks, but can't think what they're called.

Two tracks from Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Vol.111


Under My Thumb

Brown Sugar

One from Elvis Presley

Adagio For Strings

Two of Dionne Warwick's

One of Tina Turner's

One of Elvis Costello's

One of Dina Carroll's


The Long and Winding Road

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Heres Mine :

Al Wilson:

The Snake

The Boxtops :

The Letter

Jimmy Ruffin :

Farwell is a lonely sound.


Dobie Gray :

Out on the Floor

The Javells :

Goodbye there's nothin' to say

Jackie Wilson :

The Sweetest Feeling.

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Bobby Hebb :


Wayne Gibson :

Under my thumb

Four Tops :

I cant help myself

Marvin gaye :

Heard it through the grapevine

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Difficult choice, but off the top of my head, something by each of the following artists. Ask me another day and I'm sure the answer would be different :lol:


Crowded House

Cowboy Junkies


Trashcan Sinatra's


House of Love

Martin Stephenson & the Daintees

Boo Radley's


The Pixies




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Here are my 12

Led Zepplin - Stairway To Heaven

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Iron Maiden - Phantom Of The Opera

Jimmy Hendrix - All A Long The WATCH Tower

U.F.O - Rock Bottom (live)

Cream - Crossroad(live)

Rainbow - Mistreated (live)

Motor Head - Ace Of Spades

Guns N` Roses - Sweet Child O`Mine

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

Best pack the ear plugs!! I SHOULD BE TO OLD FOR THIS STUFF NOW :lol:


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Here's mine.......


Free Bird

Led Zep;

Stairway to heaven - Live version

AC / DC;

Let there be rock

Touch too much

Deep Purple;



Streets have no name

With or without you


Sunday Girl


Comfortably Numb


Shine on you crazy diamond




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In no particular order here are my Desert Island 12:

Faithless - God is a DJ.

Placebo - Special K.

Rush - La Villa Strangiato.

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb.

Metallica - Enter Sandman.

The Verve - Sonnet.

Lisa Loeb - Rose Coloured Times.

The Who - Baba O'Reilly.

Led Zeppelin - In My Time Of Dying.

Future Sound Of London - Papua New Guinea.

The Cult - Fire Woman.

and finally as a change from all the rock music I'd have

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

It's actually taken me quite a long time to think of these tracks, some are current (and hopefully future) favourites, whilst others are tracks I have liked for ages.


Paul :)

p.s. what's happening with the competition?

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Difficult choice, but here goes,

Dusty Springfield, Summer is Over.

Oasis, D`You know What i Mean.

Kula Shaker, Timeworm.

Paul Weller, You Do Something to Me.

Black Sabbath, Black Sabath.

Beatles, Fool on the Hill.

Pink Floyd, One of These Days.

Joe Cocker, She came in Through the Bathroom Window.

Jean Michel Jarr, Live at Houston, [Part one]

Dionne Warwick, Walk on By.

Led Zepplin, Kashmir,

Bowie, China Girl.


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I saw AC/DC live some years ago in Southampton...Brilliant.

Apparently, Let there be rock is Angus's favourite track, probably why he gives it so much energy on stage.

I still think though, that one of the best and most interactive bands to see live is Quo, saw them in Portsmouth a couple of years ago and were as good as ever.


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Hi Garry,

I agree with you on both counts, Quo will all ways be one of my favorites, the first group that got me into rock and that I saw.

But the best guitarist I have seen is Angus, as you say for energy on stage.

Recaptured my youth last year! and went to Deep Purple and Motor Head , first concerts in 20 years (except for Quo who are a bit gentler on the ears) :blink:


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Garry, no never heard that one, but i do like some of the the Stranglers stuff,

I know a lot of people like Hendricks All Along the Wachtower, i have a copy by a group called Affinity, the woman singer is called Linda Hoyle, she makes a great job of it, you can go on for ever with music, i play it all the time, love it.

Does anybody like Poetry ?, i am a fan off the late Sir John Betjamen.

b.f.n. fred.

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Would that be this years farewell tour! I have seen them for the last time 3 times. If I see them this year I asume it will be the N.E.C in December, they seem to go there every year.

It seems a lot of us like rock music to go with our motorcycles and watches,

we can`t be a bad bunch. :o can we??

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Last time I saw them was December in Portsmouth - not a fairwell tour, but I know what you mean - they don't know when to give up do they! - and lets hope they go for a bit more.

Lets both try to find out the next concert dates and let each other know. I agree, nothing like Rock, Bikes, Guitar and watches - much less stressful than women!.


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I think Rossi and Parfit are mates again, the farewell tours were in the 80's and early 90's, when they having problems with drugs and their relationship. I think they intend to rock till the drop :huh: these days.

I should like to see the original line up do one off concert/tour.

Could not agree more with your last comments, the wife is having a row with the mother in law so i'm keeping my head down over the key board :angry:


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