Rock and Roll, Part 2

OK, I supposed it’s time I put up my CD choices.

Now that I’ve seen all the other suggestions, it should be relatively easy to pick off 20 of the best ones and claim them as mine own. Mwah. Hah. Hah. So, that’s why I’m going to try to pick 20 that aren’t on anyone else’s list, yet are still favorites of mine and still fit the category.

What was really cool is that I was thinking about this very subject as I left work this evening. I got into the car, and what came wafting through my car radio speakers? Blue Oyster Cult, of course.

These are my picks for a rock’n’roll party CD:

1. “E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)” – Blue Oyster Cult
2. “Bitch” – Rolling Stones
3. “Paperback Writer” – Beatles
4. “Good Golly Miss Molly” – Little Richard
5. “Maybelline” – Chuck Berry
6. “The House is Rockin'” – Stevie Ray Vaughan
7. “Mystery Train” – Elvis Presley
8. “All Day and All of the Night” – Kinks
9. “Crossroads” – Cream
10. “Smoke On the Water” – Deep Purple
11. “Heartbreaker” – Led Zeppelin
12. “Fire” – Jimi Hendrix
13. “Rockaway Beach” – Ramones
14. “My Generation” – The Who
15. “London’s Burning” – The Clash
16. “Jungle Love” – Steve Miller Band
17. “Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting” – Elton John
18. “Babylon” – New York Dolls
19. “Radio Free Europe” – R.E.M.
20. “Dream Police” – Cheap Trick

Gah! Even with everyone’s picks to read, that was hard. And I still probably duplicated one somewhere.

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8 Responses to Rock and Roll, Part 2

  1. Ric The Schmuck says:

    This has been fun, hasn’t it?
    We ought to do this every month or so, and try and come up with different lists, each time, no dupes….

  2. Scott says:

    I’d use Veteran of a Thousand Psychic Wars by BOC, myself. The Heavy Metal movie had a strong impact on me . . . 🙂

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    He just used E.T.I. cuz it’s such a bitch to play on the guitar [ducking]

  4. Solonor says:

    All praise
    He’s found the awful truth

  5. Ric The Schmuck says:

    It’s be perfect if he then said “Xylitol!”

  6. domino says:

    Dude, I love this game. As expected Solly’s list rocks. And hey, there’s actaully one song that was released within the last twenty years.


  7. picklejuice says:

    Drat – and I only just finished my list, grrr…

    I don’t think we duplicated a single song, which surprises me. Ah, screw it – I’ll put mine here anyway. These aren’t necessarily my favorites of these guys, just some pretty rocking ones. Except “Friend of the Devil” but that’s still a pretty groovin’ song.

    You need to update your music exposure, man – your picks are all old guy music. There’s a whole slew of good stuff that came out after 1979, which is apparently when you shut off your radio… ;^)

    (This cd was supposed to appeal to younger people as well, right? Hey, I’m a young person, ya know! Well, kinda.)

    I’m The Man – Anthrax
    Breakdown or Dead Horse – Guns and Roses
    Roadhouse Blues – Doors
    Friend of the Devil – Grateful Dead
    Gallow’s Pole – Led Zeppelin
    Circles or Unmarked Helicopters – Soul Coughing
    Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Bullet The Blue Sky – U2
    Fire Woman – The Cult
    Staw Hat and Old Dirty Hank – Barenaked Ladies
    Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
    Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
    All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
    Run On For A Long Time – Blind Boys of Alabama (alternately, Moby if you’re desperate)
    Me & Julio – Simon & Garfunkel
    Burning For You – Blue Oyster Cult
    Factory Girl – Rolling Stones
    Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
    Driving South – Stone Roses
    Rock and Roll High School – Ramones

    There! Them’s mine, way too late to matter, but you didn’t take anyone’s suggestions anyway, so I’m posting this as a big, wet raspberry being blown your way.

  8. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I think he (er, we) shut off the radio in 1985, but whats a couple of years between friends?

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