neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

varied tastes in music

So I was talking to my brother about what music I like. I have rather varied tastes -- as I said to J., "teenager during the eighties." Early MTV had quite an influence on me -- probably not that good an influence, as I look at it now. Today I picked up some CDs of things my brother was less likely to have on his iPod. I got Rammstein's Mutter, Queen's Greatest Hits, Alanis Morrisette: The Collection (J. may well have some of her songs), and Abba's Number Ones. I also sent a note to J. that I wanted Richard Hell and Voidoid's song "Blank Generation." Yes, punk to pop and back again, with some stops at heavy metal and arena rock along the way. My mother thought it was very indicative of my broad interests when I asked for a jackknife and a jewelry box for my thirteenth birthday. Hey, I have a thing for both knives and for dangly earrings.

Hi, J. --
I found some songs I liked on AOL Music, and thought of others. For mostly more of a rock, punk, or alternative sound, "Enter Sandman" by Metallica; "London Calling", "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by the Clash; "Dazed and Confused" and "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin; "Who Wants to Live Forever", "The Show Must Go On" and a number of others by Queen; "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath; "You Don't Own Me" by the Blow Monkeys; "Ich Bin Ein Auslander" by Pop Will Eat Itself; "Du Hast" by Rammstein; "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order; "Buddy Holly" by Weezer; and "Heart of Glass" by Blondie.
For pop and diva music, Erasure's version of "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)" (was on the "Two Ring Circus" album); Culture Club's hit singles -- I like "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" and "Karma Chameleon"; much of Madonna's early stuff (before "Material Girl"); and many others I'm blanking out on now.
More music from the eighties: "Holding out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler; "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon; "If You Leave" by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark; "Whip It" by Devo; and a lot by Duran Duran, including "Hungry Like the Wolf", "The Reflex", "Rio", "Wild Boys" and "New Moon on Monday."
Going from the seventies into the eighties, I like a lot of David Bowie, including "Ziggy Stardust" and "John, I'm Only Dancing" and, into the eighties, "Under Pressure" with Queen, "Cat People (Putting out Fire with Gasoline)", "Let's Dance" and "Absolute Beginners."
I like Iggy Pop and the Stooges, though no particular songs are coming to mind -- I believe I'm thinking of the album "The Idiot." (Edited to add: Apparently there isn't an album by that name? J. gave me a CD with a bunch of songs from the "Raw Power" album.) I like a lot of the songs off Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell album. I'd like to try some of the more classic songs from Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy, to see how I like the old-school Goth music.
For albums, I'd like a copy of Against the Grain, up through "21st Century (Digital Boy)" and a copy of Nirvana's Nevermind, plus some of Nirvana's other hits. You'd made me CDs of Pretty Hate Machine, Downward Spiral, and Alice in Chains' Dirt.
Well, I think that's a good start. At least that gives you some ideas of what I'd like. Thanks, dude. :)
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