Cowpunk's choices made me wonder -- as an official "old" person what are your 10 favourite songs/tracks. Not albums, but single pieces. I sometimes wonder if age really has any bearing on what we like.
Hey, everybody! I've been absent awhile (for various reasons), but having checked in with this site first, I couldn't help but notice this topic. I think age has SO much to do with what we like. Off the top of my head at this very moment (which could change on any given day), my top ten in no particular order:
1. "She's Leaving Home" The Beatles
2. "Sweet Angel" Jimi Hendrix
3. "Air on the G String" Bach
4. "Loving the Alien" David Bowie
5. "Let's Stay Together" Al Green
6. "Mistral Wind" Heart
7. "American Girl" Tom Petty
8. "Little Green Bag" George Baker Selection
9. "La Vie En Rose" Grace Jones version (though Edith Piaf is great, too)
10. "Love Lies Bleeding" Elton John
I'm 45 years old - right at the end of the baby boom, bi-sexual, and completely out-the-box, so obviously, I've left out Debbie Harry, most all of Motown, and (believe it or not) some rather extraordinary club mixes from the 80s. And Billy Idol, and Alison Moyet, and Art of Noise, and George "Rock Your Baby" McCrae, and...
OK - here is what is on 'hot rotation' on my iPod right now :-)
The 7th Song: Enchanting Guitar Melodies - Steve Vai
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka - Steve Lukather and Larry Carlton
Fillmore East: June 1971 - Frank Zappa and the Mothers
An Evening with John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess - John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess
Before the Storm - Firewind
The Tri-Tone Fascination - Shawn Lane (Requiem en pace brother)
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
Something - The Beatles
We Gotta Get out of this Place - The Animals
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
Everlasting Love- Robert Knight
Me & Bobby Magee - Janis Joplin
I Put a Spell on You -Screamin' Jay Hawkins
There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
10 all-time best? That's difficult, but these would be contenders:
Rammstein: Rammstein, Feuer Frei, Reise Reise.
Eminem: Cleaning out my closet.
The Who: Tommy/Quadrophenia most of both.
Kraftwerk: Autobahn/ Trans Europa Express
Pete's Fleetwood Mac: Albatross. A near-perfect piece.
Sid's Pink Floyd: Interstellar Overdrive
Black Sabbath: Paranoid
Zappa: Peaches en regalia
The Jam: Most of "Setting Sons" LP
Sex Pistols: Anarchy/Pretty Vacant
Ian Dury: Reasons to be Cheerful
Doctor Feelgood: Back in the Night/ Down at the Doctors/Milk and Alcohol
Lots of Swing and Be-bop.
All of the Marriage of Figaro
Pachelbel: Canon. Like "Albatross", near perfect.
Dvorak: From the new world
Beethoven. 5th symfony, Violin concerto.
This is what I've been listening to recently. Come back in a month and there'll be changes. A few of these are on my page.
Does age have an influence? Yes, tastes get broader and it gets easier to sort the corn from the chaff.
Wow, I have so many that it's difficult to narrow them down. :) Well, here goes:
Pink Floyd-"Dark Side of the Moon" cd
Led Zeppelin-"Physical Graffiti" 2 disc set
Queen-"Who wants to live forever"
Moody Blues-"Live at Red Rocks" cd
Simon & Garfunkle-"Sounds of Silence"
Jethro Tull-"Aqualung" cd
Tears for Fears- "Mad World"
Annie Lennox-"Diva" cd
Tina Turner-"What's love got to do with it"
Billy Joel-"The Stranger" cd
I could go on . . . but I won't! This dates me as it is :-)