An "art school" playlist
Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:57 PM
My Bloody Valentine
The Velvet Underground
Gang of Four
Yo La Tengo
My plan is limit each group to only two or three songs and keep building this thing until it's a couple hundred songs strong. Who else should I add? And if you're trying to understand what I'm going for here, imagine that 19-year-old humanities major who's carrying around a copy of On the Road as conspicuously as he possibly can, the kid whose mind will be totally blown when someone shows him Blue Velvet.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:52 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:13 AM
Sun Ra's "Nuclear War" and some Monk and Reich.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:22 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:53 PM
Ah. Wasn't catching on to the vibe you were after.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:27 PM
Death in June
Dillinger Escape Plan
Today is the Day
...and I used to carry around Pynchon, Joyce or ee cummings like badges of honor. Now I make sure whatever movie or book I have with me is stored away out of sight. I no longer have that desire to explain myself or listen to another person's thoughts. Until reflecting on this thread, I didn't realize... that's a bit sad. When did I lose that optimistic fire?
Maybe this weekend I should stroll through a college campus with Finnegan's Wake tucked under my arm.
Edited by Pair, 08 March 2012 - 06:01 PM.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:52 PM
David Crosby - Music is love
The Beta Band - Dry the rain
Neil Young - Tonight's the night
Dirty Three - Authentic celestial music
Cocteau Twins - Loreli
The Cure - A forest
The XX - Night time
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchindananda
Keith Jarrett - something from one of the live, moan-y solo albums
Obviously, these songs would fit together horribly on one playlist, but my 19 self would neither care nor notice. By the time he got to the bit where Neil Young comes in on David Crosby's 'Music is love' he would think he was in heaven.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:32 PM
And I'll second the Nick Cave and Dead Can Dance suggestions.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:14 PM
Pair, I saw Sunn O))) live a couple years ago and have to admit that I didn't make it through the whole show. It wasn't the volume that did me in; I just couldn't get past the absurdity of it all.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:10 PM
You might want to skip Earth.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:27 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:07 PM
It seems like Happy Mondays, Aztec Camera, and the Album Leaf would be fitting and nice additions.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:28 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:41 PM
But it wouldn't be the worst thing if your nephew spends few years listening to music that we old people actively dislike.