Guilty Secrets, first record you bought? - CD's this Xmas?

Songs you like that are considered to be naff or lacking in originality?

Ive been listening to 3 tonight and i must admit i do play them a bit more than i would like to admit.
1) Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty, i just love everything about that song, it takes me way back
2) Mr Bluesky - ELO , Takes me back to 2 summers of skateboarding as a 12 year old, pure nostalgic value and a fantastic tune and production.
3) Rock your Baby - George Macrae, a summer of going to my dads dry cleaning shop in Battersea when i was 8, i discovered Jeanette the 20 yr old student who used to book the cleaning in, first crush, and this song always played on the radio.

First record i ever bought was Black Betty

CD's this christmas (only got 2) was The Beatles - Love and 'One From the Heart' Tom Waits with Crystal Gayle.

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haha... all top selections Lee.

My 3 guiltys this week? Umm

Has to be:

1) Chain Reaction - John Farnham
2) I'm Still Standing - Elton
3) Mr Sandman - Chordettes

Music purchased this Xmas:

Bryan Ferry - Live In Paris DVD
Edit to add: Nice track listing too, very pleasant listening. Featureless DVD, but the 10 buck price made up for that.

Rock your baby is now in my head.

My Weekly Guiltys:

1) Candy - Mandy Moore
2) Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) - Offspring

Music purchased this Xmas:

1) A Death-Grip on Yesterday by Atreyu
2) Taking Back Sunday DVD

My guilty of the week would have to be "Pick Up the Pieces" by the Average White Band (with some very sharp rhythm guitar playing).

The ony CD I had for Christmas was the deluxe edition of "Jehovakill" by Julian Cope, which I thought was ironically appropriate.

Ah Julian Cope, Teardrop explodes, you just brought it all back to me, the days of Echo and the Bunnymen, Orange Juice, The Cramps, The Psychedelic furs, 2 yrs at the college of Printmaking in Elephant and Castle, smoking things we shouldn't have been smoking. The good old days. 8)

First record I 'aquired' was the single of 'Kiss' by the Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones. Then Appetite for Destruction by G'n'R.
First record I forked out for was Genesis, The Way We Walk (The shorts), still don't know why?!

My mate just dropped off about 500 cds for me to trawl through (he deals on Fleeb and Amazon. They're mostly Steps, Boyzone etc but some gems and I don't feel (very) guilty cos I didn't chose them myself...

But if anyone does want any B*Witched etc PM me :lol:

lee_UK wrote:
Ah Julian Cope, Teardrop explodes, you just brought it all back to me, the days of Echo and the Bunnymen, Orange Juice, The Cramps, The Psychedelic furs, 2 yrs at the college of Printmaking in Elephant and Castle, smoking things we shouldn't have been smoking. The good old days. 8)

I'm a big fan of the Cope. (Although could do without the spectacle of him cutting himself on stage with his mic stand during "Reynard The Fox"). However, I was never too keen on the Teardrop Explodes. Once he became a solo artist I pricked up my ears and took notice.

He's a guitar nut too, which is something I appreciate. He always has a selection of interesting guitars when he plays live. last time I saw him at the Oxford Zodiac, he commented on how rock'n'roll it was to take off his guitar and pass it to the roadie and have the roadie pass him another identical guitar for the next song (both white Gibson SG juniors, BTW).

I actually got to meet him on another occasion at the Oxford Apollo when the MC5 were playing - he was quite stoned at the time, but I think that's probably the norm for him.

1st record (my decision, somebody else's money):
"Larry the Lamb goes to Toytown" - 1969

1st record (my money, somebody else's decision):
"Warrior on the Edge of Time" - Hawkwind

1st record (my decision, my money):
"Dark Side of the Moon"

Naff Record that I like, and I don't care who knows it? "Absolute" by Scritti Politti. I like "Wood Beez", too - so there.

Have yet to go to Amazon and spend some money on CDs lately. Probably get a lot of those "Best Indie Guitar Compilation Ever Featuring The Same Acts Each Year Vol VII" things.

I have The Green stuff too, Scritti politti were a firm favorite of mine, were they one of the first bands to use the fairlight synth? I didn't know Green had become 'Naff' , better hide my Scritti colection to the depths of the big brown box in the garage.
How about Prefab Sprout? are they on the Naff list too? oh my god ive lost touch with youth music!!
Somebody help me, guide me to the light.

By the way, did anyone recognise any of the artists featured on Stacey's Christmas list?

I did...

and I recognised all of yours, my dad has them :D

We aren't all Grandpas Lee (you watch 1b, he will say he knew em)

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