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Post by Kenny on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 1:37 am

Think most people have heard of Desert Island Discs were famous people pick the 8 songs they take onto a desert island with them ( always wondered how they would play them ) , anyway what would the 8 songs you would take with you be ?


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Post by Cari on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 8:39 am

Shall we do this like Desert Island Discs? What that show usually does is:

8 original gramophone records - one of which must be chosen above all others. They can be singles or complete albums.

1 book- you're automatically given a philosophical/religious book of your choice plus the Complete Works of Shakespeare.

1 luxury item - must be an inanimate object, of no use on the island and provide no means of communication to elsewhere.

Here's my answers:

8 records:
U2 - The Joshua Tree (album)
Duran Duran - Save A Prayer
Percy Sledge - Dark End of the Street
U2 - A Sort of Homecoming.
Embrace - Gravity
A recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Lark Ascending
Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
Otis Redding - Mr Pitiful

The one I'd choose above all of them would be The Joshua Tree album.

Book: The Joe Orton Diaries edited by John Lahr and my own prayer book I've had for years as my religious/philosophical choice.

Luxury item - a piano. Could learn to play it then - always wanted to do that Smile


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Post by Kenny on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 12:03 pm

Cari thats a good idea , im still struggling to whittle down my 8 songs but will post mine shortly .

Anyone else know what they would choose?
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Post by Cari on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 12:52 pm

Oh I struggled myself Kenny....and it'd probably change if I did it again tomorrow!

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Post by TipToes88 on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 1:49 pm

Well a boat is of no use on the island....pretty handy in the water though

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Post by Luke on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 2:22 pm

At the moment my choices would be,

Scars - Papa Roach,
I don't want to be - Gavin Degraw,
Beg - Evans blue,
Numb/Encore - Jay Z & Linkin Park,
Everwhere - Michelle Branch,
Closer to the edge - 30 Seconds to mars,
Lucky Man - The Verve,
Leave this town - Levllers.

Book - The Hobbit Tolkien

Luxary Item - Guitar
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Post by Cari on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 2:28 pm

Cheers Tiger - do you know which of those tunes you'd put above all the others?

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Post by davidl1061 on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 2:44 pm

The 8 tracks would be :-

Stevie Wonder-Dont you worry bout a thing
Oasis-I hope, I think, I know
Verve-Sonnet
China Black- Searching
R Kelly-I believe I can fly
Creed-My Sacrifice
RHCP-By the Way
Michael Jackson-Black or White

With my choice above all others being Stevie Wonder

Book- Dan Brown-Angels and Demons

Luxury Item- Cari Im with you, would love to be able to play the piano, would probably need a lesson book aswell though!


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Post by Adam D on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 3:18 pm

8 songs (in Order)

1. Clutching at Straws - Marillion
2. Wish you were Here - Pink Floyd
3. The Works - Queen
4. They might be Giants - They Might be giants
5. Greatest Hits - Van Morrison
6. Greatest Hits - Tom Jones
7. Mad Season - MatchboxTwenty
8. 13th Star - Fish

Book - Rogue Trader - Nick Leeson

Luxury Item - Pinball Machine (most probably either the Adams Family or the Star Trek Next Generation one circa 1994)

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Post by Kenny on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 3:46 pm

Right then here we go .

Songs in order

The Stone Roses Legacy Edition - The Stone Roses
Hysteria - Def Leppard
The Very Best of Rainbow - Rainbow
Kasabian - Kasabian
Urban Hymns - The Verve
Cocky - Kid Rock
My Way the best of Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
Carry on up the Charts - The Beautiful South

Book - Dalglish - Kenny Dalglish ( if i couldn't watch my beloved Liverpool Fc anymore then at least reading it would bring back so many good memories)

Luxury Item - Guitar .......always wanted one , i just want to play the riff in Parisienne Walkways
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Post by President Trump on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 4:10 pm

Songs in no order

The best of – Iron Maidan
The best of – Johnny Cash
Beneath the Remains - Sepultura
The best of – Christy Moore
Once Upon a Cross - Deicide
Victory Songs - Ensiferium
Blood on the Black robe - Cruachan
Reign in Blood - Slayer

Book – Short Story book I wrote for my son so I would remember him

Luxury Item – Hard hat, it is multi-purpose on a desert Island eg Bowl, Cup, digger, smasher of coconuts and a hat to stop the said coconuts smashing your skull

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Post by Cari on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 5:47 pm

Ah no...you item is suppose to be completely useless. Smile

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Post by Luke on Fri 30 Sep 2011, 1:47 am

Cari wrote:Cheers Tiger - do you know which of those tunes you'd put above all the others?

Sorry, didn't know i had to put them in order, as never listened to desert island discs. Anyway

1 - Numb/Encore,
2 - Closer to the Edge,
3 - Scars,
4 - I don't want to be,
5 - Lucky man,
6 - Beg,
7 - Everywhere,
8 - Leave this town.
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Post by Luke on Fri 30 Sep 2011, 1:57 am

If we doing albums then my 8 would be

1 - Levelling the land - Levellers,
2 - Dizzy up the girl - Goo Goo Dolls
3 - Appetiate for destruction - Guns n Roses,
4 - Infinaty on high -Fall out boy,
5 - The final riot - Paramore,
6 - Look sharp - Roxette,
7 - Under my skin - Avril Lavigne,
8 - Hysteria - Def Leppard
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Post by Cari on Fri 30 Sep 2011, 9:00 am

Tiger - see original post: you pick 8 tracks, but then they usually ask the guest to choose one they'd favour over the lot. Smile

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Post by dyrewolfe on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 1:52 pm

Okey dokey.

I'd pick 8 albums:

Def Leppard - Hysteria (nice to see others have picked this!)
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Ugly Kid Joe - As Ugly As They Wanna Be (Best Of)
Lostprophets - Start Something
Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
Duran Duran - Greatest
Shinedown - Sound of Madness
Alter Bridge - Blackbird

From those I'd pick Rust In Peace as my favourite.

My book would be the Lord of the Rings trilogy (its a biggie!)

My luxury item would be a guitar, so I could play all the stuff I've learned to date (including Shinedown's What A Shame). Wink
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Post by legendkillar on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 10:03 pm

Hmmmmm

1. Joshua Tree - U2
2. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
3. Surfer Rosa - The Pixies
4. Quadrophrenia - The Who
5. Mothership - Led Zepplin
6. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morrissette
7. Nevermind - Nirvana
8. Hot Fuss - The Killers

Book - The Beach - Alex Garland

Luxury item - Toilet paper

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Post by B91212 on Fri 07 Oct 2011, 3:01 am

Okay, here goes.

1. Urban Hymns - Verve
2. Big Calm - Morcheeba
3. Nevermind - Nirvana
4. Simple Things - Zero 7
5. The Doors - The Doors
6. Back In Black - AC/DC
7. Play - Moby
8. Cold Water Music - Aim

Book - Emperor Series by Conn Iggledon (Am I allowed to pick a 4 part series?). If not then probably any of the original James Bond books by Ian Flemming, maybe Moonraker (note they are nothing like the films).

Religious Item - Not particually religious but interested in an observer type way so would go for the Old Testament, from a story point of view it's very interesting.

Luxury Item - probably my glasses otherwise the books are going to be pretty hard work. If by some fluke my eyesight becomes 20/20 then a wind up hand watch showing the time & date (I hate not knowing what time it is).

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Post by The Boss on Tue 06 Nov 2012, 7:27 pm

Resurrecting an old thread as I'm off work sick.
1- Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
2- The 59 Sound - The Gaslight Anthem
3- Live at Vicar Street - Christy Moore
4- What's the Story, Morning Glory - Oasis
5- Greatest Hits - Bob Marley
6- Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
7- Highway 51 Revisited - Bob Dylan
8- Greatest Hits - Fleetwood Mac

Book - Lord of the Rings trilogy

Luxury Item- Trying to teach myself guitar at the minute but would need a size 5 O'Neills ball to keep me sane. Couldn't love without a bit of GAA.

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Post by CFCNick on Tue 06 Nov 2012, 7:55 pm

Was gonna do songs then saw quite a few have done albums so I will too.

1. The Black Keys - Live From The Crystal Ballroom (Studio Versions)
2. Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits
3. Brad Paisley - This Is Country Music
4. Miranda Lambert - Four The Record
5. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - The Lion, The Beast, The Beat
6. The Black Keys - Brothers
7. Eric Church - Chief
8. Simply Red - Greatest Hits

Book - The Hunger Games trilogy

Luxury Item - My guitar. Although it would get out of tune after a week or so so I'd sneak a tuner and cable (and could probably fit the Orange Micro Crush in too) in the case.

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Post by Hero on Tue 06 Nov 2012, 8:55 pm

1. Bjork - Debut
2. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
3. REM - Automatic for the People
4. Portishead - Dummy
5. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
6. Prodigy - Fat of the Land
7. Moon Safari - Air
8. Daft Punk - Discovery

Top choice from that: Portishead - Dummy

Book: Watership Down

Luxury Item: Rather large empty writing book.

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Post by The Womble on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 7:16 pm

My 8 albums would be:

Be Here Now - Oasis
What's The Story - Oasis
Graceland - Paul Simon
Automatic For The People - REM
Kick - INXS
Best of - Frank Sinatra
Anthology - The Beatles
Different Class - Pulp

Book - Fever Pitch

Luxury item - A piano. Or a football
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Post by jimbryant on Mon 19 Nov 2012, 1:12 pm

Albums:

1. Sheer Heart Attack - Queen
2. Road to Rouen - Supergrass
3. Up - REM
4. Brave - Marillion
5. In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
6. The Bends - Radiohead
7. Up - Peter Gabriel
8. Leisurenoise - Gay Dad

Book - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Luxury Item - A water-powered portable DVD player with all series of the West Wing as it's about the only way I'll ever be able to fit in watching it all...

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Post by Sugar Boy Sweetie on Sat 01 Dec 2012, 3:40 pm

Nice thread. I'd go with:

Albums:

1. Exile On Main Street (The Rolling Stones)
2. The Queen is Dead (The Smiths)
3. Up the Bracket (The Libertines)
4. Rubber Soul (The Beatles)
5. Unplugged in New York (Nirvana)
6. In Rainbows (Radiohead)
7. High Violet (The National)
8. The Rise & Fall if Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)

Book:
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolf)

Luxury Item:
I'd say iPad but I assume there'd be no connection on a desert island?! In which case it'd be my Franck Muller watch, just so I had something beautiful and useful to look at (plus it cost an effing fortune so I wouldn't leave it behind on principal!).
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Post by Pal Joey on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 8:15 am

1. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
2. The Essential Frank Sinatra
3. The Yes Album - Yes
4. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
5. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
6. Blue - Joni Mitchell
7. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
8. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 - Midnight Oil

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