online proofreading serviceHere is a hurriedly made list of what pops into my head when thinking of the music in ones life…
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A – Anarchy in the UK: Loved it then – still get a buzz out of listening to it now.
B – Beatles: what else can you say?
C – The Cure: Boys dont cry
D – Daddy Cool: Eagle Rock still does it for me!
E – Elvis Costello: Declan and many of his Stiff Label mates are still on my playlist!
F – Neil Finn: A master songwriter
G – Go Betweens: Vale Grant McLennan
H – Hunters and Collectors: go the Hunners!
I – Imagine: Imagine a list like this without John Lennon
J – Jackson Code: A great Australian band little recognised
K – The Kinks – my next favourite UK band after the Beatles (they had to beat of Paul Kelly for this spot)
L – Lennon: Imagine a list like this without John Lennon
M – McCartney: see John Lennon entry
N – Natalie Merchant: 10,000 Maniacs had that certain something…her voice?
O – Only Ones: Another girl another planet!
P – Paul Kelly – see I got him in there somehow!
Q – Queen – goes without saying.
R – Redgum – my early years, from around 18 years old were littered with Redgum albums – still have!
S – Supertramp – I was obsessed by Supertramp for a few years….
T – The Troggs: I remember my brother buying their album – Love is all Around is my favourite.
U – Universal soldier: Donovan sang it and it was written by Buffy Sainte-Marie who said, ” …I wrote “Universal Soldier” in the basement of The Purple Onion coffee house in Toronto in the early sixties. It’s about individual responsibility for war and how the old feudal thinking kills us all. Donovan had a hit with it in 1965.– it still has resonance…
V – Van Morrison – still love the man!
W – The Who: Just after the Kinks and the Beatles….
X – XTC: Still listening to them!
Y – You: So many great songs start with the word “you”. In fact I should dedicate a whole section to you!
Z – Split Enz: The very best of the best with that twist of Finn