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I am going to cheat
Posted by phduffy on May 26, 2004
And pick the easy ones.

The Beattles
The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
Umm... the Smiths?
The Cure
The Clash
The Sex Pistols


I'm not positive...
Posted by kristian on May 26, 2004
weren't Depeche Mode British? Everyone loves Depeche Mode.

hmm
Posted by vivian on May 26, 2004
maybe you can look into the austin powers soundtrack? see if any of that music was actually from the 60s/70s ?

also: time warner collections ["60's Gold] ... and the others [ie: Ultimate 70's] ... they might give you some song ideas..

i don't know what else to suggest.. hope this helps even a little.

Okay
Posted by Nerhael on May 26, 2004
For those aforementioned bands, are there songs that you feel I could be run out of town for not having as they're such staples of the "put band name here" repertoire?

song titles
Posted by Polfuss on May 26, 2004
For The Sex Pistols:

Holidays In The Sun, and God Save The Queen

Songs
Posted by phduffy on May 26, 2004
Song titles. I imagine you can get some of these (Beatles), but I'll go anyways. And I am going to get some (most) of the names wrong.

Beattles - Paperback Writer; Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Rolling Stones - Angie; Wild Horses; Paint it, Black
Led Zeppelin: Black Dog, Rock n Roll, Stairway to Heaven
The Smiths - I'm hurting on this one... Meat is Murder?
The Cure - You know better than me, but: Love Song, Friday I'm in Love, Love love love love love love love.
The Clash - Rock the Kashbar (sp)
Depeche Mode- Beats me
THE WHO (Who I think are better than anyone that's been mentioned yet) - Boris the Spider, Teenage Wasteland, Magic Bus, Pinball Wizard

my 3 cents
Posted by bryan on May 26, 2004
duffy, i dont want to knock your list, but im assuming its some sort of DJ'ing event...


Beatles - Paperback Writer; Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

both songs are good, its hard to pick bad beatles songs, but if it is a dancing event, saw her standing there, and most of the songs from hard days night would be better choices.. if you want to be a little edgier id go with helter skelter, might be hard to dance to though

Rolling Stones - Angie; Wild Horses; Paint it Black
never really got the stones... although these are good picks

Led Zeppelin: Black Dog, Rock n Roll, Stairway to Heaven

stairway at a dance... a big no no... i wouldnt know from experience but my parents would.. as for other zeppelin songs, dancin days, communication breakdown... tangerine?

The Smiths - I'm hurting on this one... Meat is Murder?
cant help you here... charming man maybe?

The Cure - You know better than me, but: Love Song, Friday I'm in Love, Love love love love love love love.

close to me would be a good one... boys dont cry also

The Clash - Rock the Kashbar (sp)

casbah. but i would stay away from that one personally, just cause there are so many better clash songs to choose from.
train in vain, white riot, i fought the law, revolution rock, death or glory... hell just put london calling on and walk away man...

Depeche Mode- Enjoy the Silence, personal jesus, halo... cant think of any others right now...

THE WHO (Who I think are better than anyone that's been mentioned yet) - Boris the Spider, Teenage Wasteland, Magic Bus, Pinball Wizard

these are good, but i would pick my generation, can't explain, and wont get fooled again...

some other choices:

early elvis costello:
welcome to the working week, allison, blame it on cain, Pump it up, anything from my aim is true

The Jam:
my personal favourite is art school, town called malice would be great..

the kinks:
you really got me, all day and all of the night

Bowie
Space oddity, suffragette city, ziggy stardust, changes... too many more to mention..

the yardbirds

smokestack lightning, i remember hearing it once and liking it, not sure if its a great song for a dance however...

the Specials:
nightclub, concrete jungle

Madness

not sure if they are british, but
one step beyond

Queen

bohemian rhapsody, stone cold crazy ( id be careful with this song, if you put this on people might start breaking shit)
another one bites the dust, crazy little thing called love...


My 'Audience'
Posted by Nerhael on May 26, 2004
The people at this thing are likely to be in the range of 30-55. It's a guy's 50th birthday, but I think his wife might be fairly younger. Can't remember though.

Bryan
Posted by phduffy on May 26, 2004
You should absolutely correct me on here.
No offense taken.

To be honest, I don't really listen to music, so I don't know what's up.
Thanks for the help.

Good call on My Generation.

w00!
Posted by cosmicfish on May 27, 2004
yay! Bowie!!!!!!!

Hearty Package
Posted by bryan on May 27, 2004
ill extend that yay to bowie's hearty package in Labyrinth. He looked like some sort of keilbasa smuggler, trying to make his way out of Poland.

for a 50th birthday party, some of the stuff on that list might be a bit to edgy or obscure. the clash, the jam, madness, maybe even the specials... my suggestion would be to bust out some motown stuff instead of that portion of the list... nothing gets my mom's crew dancing like motown...


duffy
Posted by bryan on May 27, 2004
in case you cant tell by the post, music is all i do. not 60's and up british stuff, but music in general.

your list gave me a good starting point though, cause i was having trouble thinking of songs/bands whatever.




tock
Posted by phduffy on May 27, 2004
in case you cant tell by the post, , music is all i do


Yeah, that's sort of the impression I was getting.
That's cool.

You should post some recommendations here.
Maybe top 5 bands we've never heard of or something.

here are some...
Posted by sarah on May 27, 2004
i apologize now if i put doubles of anything, i made a list at work today and here it is, LONG but hopefully helpful

you really got me - kinks
how do you do it - gerry and the pacemakers
nobody i know - peter and gordon
i'm telling you now - freddie and the dreamers
i'm gonna love you too - hullaballoos
she's not there - zombies
little children - billy j kramer and the dakotas
hello little girl - fourmost
funny how love can be - ivy league
don't let the sun catch you crying - gerry & the pacemakers
hippy hippy shake - swinging blue jeans
it's alright - adam faith
bad to me - billy j kramer & the dakotas
tip of my tongue - tommy quickly
yesterday's gone - chad and jeremy
for your love - yardbirds
have i the right? - honeycombs
needles and pins - searchers
a world without love - peter and gordon
he's in town - rockin' berries
all day and all of the night - kinks
do wah diddy diddy - manfred mann
to know you is to love you - peter and gordon
i'll keep you satisfied - billy j kramer and the dakotas
i like it - gerry and the pacemakers
a summer song - chad and jeremy
good golly miss molly - swinging blue jeans
bad time - roulettes
don't throw your love away - searchers
catch the wind - donovan
poor man's son - rockin' berries
heart full of soul - yardbirds
you're my world - cilla black
i don't want to see you again - peter and gordon
that's why i'm crying - ivy league
i'm alive - hollies
you were made for me - freddie and the dreamers
tell her no - zombies
i'll be there - gerry and the pacemakers
i love you - zombies
love potion no. 9 - searchers
it's gonna be alright - gerry and the pacemakers
from a window - billy j kramers and the dakotas
willow weep for me - chad and jeremy
tossin' and turnin' - ivy league
sha la la - manfred mann
tired of waiting for you - kinks
in the hall of the mountain king - sounds incorporated
i'll never find another you - seekers
i'll keep on holding on - action
bus stop - hollies
she's coming home - zombies
wild thing - troggs
i'm a man - yardbirs
true love ways - peter and gordon
making time - creation
do the freddie - freddie and the dreamers
i go to pieces - peter and gordon
colours - donovan
i remember wheni loved her - zombies
shapes of things - yardbirds
a well respected man - kinks
stop, stop, stop - hollies
trains and boats and planes - billy j kramer and the dakotas
whenever you're ready - zombies
keep on running - davis spencer group
universal soldier - donovan
you turn me on (turn on song) - ian whitcomb
ferry cross the mersey - gerry and the pacemakers
gimmie some lovin' - davis spencer group
pay you back with interest - hollies
pretty flamingo - manfred mann
all night stand - thoughts
lady godiva - peter and gordon
just out of reach - zombies
painter man - creation
georgy girl - seekers
take a heart - sorrows
with a girl like you - troggs
woman - peter and gordon
all day and all of the night - kinks
here comes my baby - tremeloes
bus stop - hollies
time of the season - zombies
heart full of soul - yardbirds
hush - deep purple
pictures of matchstick men - status quo
itchycoo park - small faces
hurdy gurdy man - donovan
you've got your troubles - fortunes
matthew & son - cat stevens
the house of the rising sun - animals
wishin' and hopin' - dusty springfield
seven stars - uriah heep
thirty days in the hole - humble pie
parisienne walkways - greg lake
lucky man - ermerson, lake and palmer
roudabout - GTR
carpet of the sun - renaissance
experience - gentle giant
the forrest - rick wakemen

umm i hope this helps?

my top five
Posted by sarah on May 27, 2004
i don't know what bands you have heard of and what you haven't, so my favourite six cds at this moment are:

modest mouse - good news for people who loves bad news
tv on the radio - desperate youth, blood thirsty babes
matt mays - matt mays
a markinside - static/crash (a local toronto band http://markinside.com/ if you want to hear some of their stuff)
the streets - a grand don't come for free
black keys - thickfreakness


nice picks
Posted by bryan on May 27, 2004
3 of those would make my top ten list, havent heard the other three
new modest mouse is so good... black keys and tv on the radio, also good.

so im going to put my current top 6:

1. Joel Plaskett Emergency - truthfully truthfully
2. unicorns - who will cut our hair when we're gone
3. controller.controller - history E.P (there live show is amazing)
4. The Shins - chutes too narrow
5. warsawpack - stocks and bombs
6. beta band - heros to zeros

have you heard the deadly snakes, they are right up the black keys alley, i cant seem to find any discs though...

YES!
Posted by sarah on May 27, 2004
deadly snakes are good and if you like them you should check out the lead singers solo stuff, also so so good: Andre Ether

the plaskett disc i agree on, and warsawpack. i can not get into the controller.controller album but i see why peope love it.

bryan likes good music!

Well
Posted by phduffy on May 27, 2004
I think Modest Mouse is the only one of those bands I've heard of.

I might have to ...ugh... 'sample' some of those other bands. Perhaps by going to HMV and listening to them.

Miguel
Posted by Miguel on May 28, 2004
I like this top 5 bands thing.

Sarah, have you heard the Streets first Album, "original pirate material"? it's even better in my view.

5. P.G Six: The Well of Memory
4. Pete Rock: Soul Survivor 2
3. Kanye West: College Dropout
2. Hank: How to prosper in the coming bad years (I think thats the name)
1. CHROMEO: Shes in Control


yes i have
Posted by sarah on May 28, 2004
the first streets album is awesome too! i can't tell which one i like better yet, i'm on a kick for the second one cause it's new.

and chromeo? what is that? i have not heard of this. strange.