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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

cut you in, I just cut you out.....

>>>>> ST's ALPHABETICON - Q <<<<<

Previously in the Alphabeticon: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, singles, N, O, P

Well, this week's trawl through the bit of my record collection that is stored on one set of shelves shouldn't take us too long.... although it would detain us for a tiny bit longer if I could remember where I'd put all of my Queensryche CDs. Good band!

365. Queen – Greatest Hits

I'm not a massive Queen fan, but as a general rule, I prefer their earlier stuff to their later stuff - hence the presence of their first hits compilation, but not the second. Mind you, if you are only going to buy one album by Queen, then it really should be this one, I think: Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Killer Queen, Don't Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Flash..... and so on. They're not my favourite band by any means, but they're nice every once in a while. In fact, I'm going to listen to this now, I think.

366. Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R
367. Queens of the Stone Age – Songs For the Deaf
368. Queens of the Stone Age – Lullabies to Paralyse

Hm. "Songs for the Deaf" is an album I bought on a whim and absolutely adore. It's a brilliant album, with Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan sharing vocals and with the tuneful hard rock being furiously driven along by Dave Grohl's drumming. I saw them touring this at Rock City, and it's still comfortably one of the very best gigs I have ever been to. Sensational. I then went back to "Rated R" and was less impressed. There are good songs on there, though ("The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" and "Feelgood Hit of the Summer" for starters), and you can see where they're going. I bought "Lullabies to Paralyse", the follow up to 'Songs for the Deaf' when it first came out.... and although it's not a terrible album by any means, it was a big disappointment and I've hardly listened to it. I haven't bothered with the last album ("Era Vulgaris"). Shame. When they're good, they're very, very good. Mind you, I'd see them live again at the drop of hat.

Lost in iTunes: Quiet Riot, Quincy Jones (the Italian Job soundtrack, no less)

It'll be a bit busier next time: ...R.

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Shuffleathon 2007 Update

Well, I've started so I'll finish.

CDs are now in the post to JamieS and Wombat to try and makeup for the Shuffleathon CDs that never showed up (although I understand that one of those has just been resent, so hopefully should arrive this time).

Anyone else feeling hard done by? Uncle Swiss is here to try and help... (God, I started this, so it's probably the least I can do). I'll do some reviews if you really want....

ShufflerPosted
Received
1. Tinayes
review
2. Sarahyes
???????
3. Cody Bones
yes
review
4. Mark
yes
review
5. Michaelyes
review
6. Hen
yes
JamieS review
7. Cat
yes
review
8. bedshaped
yes
review
9. Pynchonyes
review
10. J
yesreview
11. The Great Grape Ape
yes
review
12. Ian
yes
review
13. Martin
hello?
hello?
14. Monogodo
yes
yes
15. Threelightyes
review
16. Paul
yes
review
17. Charlieyes
review
18. LB
yesreview
19. Katyola
yes
review
20. Lisa
yesreview
21. Graham
hello?
hello?
22. Del
yes
review
23. Spins
yes
????????
24. Ben
yes
review
25. Dragon
yes
yes
26. Adem
yes
review
27. Mike
yes
review
28. JoeInVegas
yes
yes
29. Wombat
yes
CD from ST in the post!
30. Max Bob
yes
review
31. Stevious
yes
review
32. Asta
yes
review
33. Alan
yes
review
34. Russ L
yes
review
35. E.
yes
?????????
36. Mike T-D
yes
review
37. JamieS
yes
CD from ST in the post!
38. Briskate
yes
review
38. Me
yes
review

From an original idea by lovely YokoSpungeon....

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5 Comments:

  • At 10:43 pm, Blogger Sarah said…

    Promise I haven't received a cd - I've checked. Everywhere.

    (All those question marks bring out a guilt complex)

     
  • At 12:18 am, Anonymous Little Sara said…

    big fan of QOTSA too..
    if you like them you might like this band i recently discovered from the UK.
    check out Mexicolas - www.myspace.com/mexicolas

    hope you enjoy! :)

    Little Sara

     
  • At 6:16 pm, Blogger Craig Cliff said…

    I went off QOTSA after "Lullabies..." too, but still maintain that their self-titled album (missing from your collection) is one of the best albums of the last 20 years.

     
  • At 7:14 pm, Blogger Cat said…

    My former colleague, A, is a massive Queensryche fan. He was always popping by my office with CDs of obscure metal bands for me to listen to, thinking he'd convert me. He never did. I am very much missing our Monday lunches, followed by a wee trip to the record shop to buy new releases. You've reminded me I must email him to set one up asap.

     
  • At 5:40 pm, Anonymous E. said…

    Nothing received on this end either, darling, although Mexican mail is ridiculously slow. If my poor beleaguered CD maker sent it less than 8 weeks ago, I'm not sure it's worth writing it off yet.

     

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