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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mood programming

Best 5 fire-it-up songs:
  1. Indestructible, Disturbed
  2. Shoot to Thrill, AC/DC
  3. Jesus Built My Hot Rod, Ministry
  4. New World Order, Ministry
  5. Galvanize, Chemical Brothers
Best 5 philosophy songs
  1. Orpheus, David Sylvian
  2. Overburdened, Disturbed
  3. Everyday is Halloween, Ministry
  4. Down with the Sickness, Disturbed
  5. September, David Sylvian
Best 5 get-off-the-canvas songs
  1. In the Meantime, Spacehog 
  2. Tubthumping, Chumbawumba
  3. Glory to Glory, Fred Hammond
  4. Keep on Movin, Five
  5. A Long Way to the Top, AC/DC
Best 5 romance songs
  1. Sadeness, Enigma
  2. A Girl Doesn't Get Killed By Her Make-Believe Lover, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
  3. Lullaby, The Cure
  4. Earth (Gaia), The Orb
  5. More Human Than Human, White Zombie

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182 Comments:

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 1:34 PM  

Tubthumping

This has gotten way too little love of late.

WAAAY too little.

Anonymous Darth Toolpodicus February 22, 2015 1:38 PM  

Not bad. I'd have gone with Down with the Sickness in group one and Sex on Wheels by MLTKK in group 4.

Anonymous Darth Toolpodicus February 22, 2015 1:41 PM  

NWO has a kick ass intro, its on my 1RM playlist. Kill the King by Megadeth is up there too.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 1:41 PM  

Seeing More Human Than Human in romance makes me wonder if Vox started getting bored about one third of the way through the list, and went "this needs more morbid humor in it"

Anonymous MrGreenMan February 22, 2015 1:54 PM  

There should be a spot for "Penguin in Bondage" on that list - if not romance, perhaps philosophy.

Anonymous WinstonWebb February 22, 2015 1:55 PM  

Best 5 romance songs

She Loves My Cock, Jackyl

Anonymous Barnabas February 22, 2015 1:56 PM  

No Burning Inside?

Blogger Vox February 22, 2015 1:59 PM  

No Burning Inside?

It's up there, but So What would have made it first. The NWO songs have more depth to their production, The Land of Rape and Honey songs are a little light in comparison.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 2:01 PM  

I just started thinking back to that era. An only just now realized that... Groovejet is Sing it Back.

Damn.

Anonymous Weak February 22, 2015 2:09 PM  

Did somebody just read High Fidelity?

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 2:16 PM  

Also deserving of a place in Romance-section:

Eminem - Stan

Blogger Josh February 22, 2015 2:23 PM  

Also deserving of a place in Romance-section:

Eminem - Stan


Nice

Anonymous THirdMonkey February 22, 2015 2:23 PM  

Best PR lift motivator:

Take My Life, Jeremy Camp
Don't Tread on Me, Metallica
Monster, Skillet
Hail to the King, Avenged Sevenfold
Jungle, Guns & Roses

Anonymous Jack Amok February 22, 2015 2:30 PM  

Really, shouldn't One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer by George Thoroughgood crack the Philosophy section?

Anonymous frenchy February 22, 2015 2:35 PM  

Sometimes -- Sound of Guns (Fire it Up).

Newsboys -- Shine (Get off the canvas).

Anonymous The other skeptic February 22, 2015 2:45 PM  

How about mood reading?

Thoughts on Bill Quick's Lightning Fall?

Anonymous Salt February 22, 2015 2:55 PM  

Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
New York, New York - Sinatra

Anonymous A.B. Prosper February 22, 2015 2:59 PM  

Hmm, I like Eye of the Tiger for a get up off the mat song but I'm old school. Almost anything early Dire Straits works as a love song but I kind of like Tunnel of Love for some reason.

Anonymous Miserman February 22, 2015 3:03 PM  

I personally enjoy:

Bedlam in Belgium - AC/DC
Wasted Years - Iron Maiden
Strong - Shadow Gallery
Come Again - Damn Yankees
Surrender to Me - Boston
After The Fall - Seven Kingdoms

Blogger Vox February 22, 2015 3:07 PM  

I like Eye of the Tiger for a get up off the mat song but I'm old school.

There is literally no song I hate more. I did martial arts for six years.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 3:09 PM  

If I did martial arts exercises, this is what I'd put on.

Anonymous sawtooth February 22, 2015 3:10 PM  

If your "sick" of coffee shop hipster navel gazing well then...

...KMFDM is just what the doctor ordered.

Anonymous Trimegistus February 22, 2015 3:16 PM  

"That's Life" by Frank. Best up-off-the-mat song.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 3:21 PM  

Eminem - Stan: The most magnificently evil subversion of another artists' song, ever.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 3:27 PM  

To clarify, I'm not just talking about the story. I mean, how it made the original completely obsolete. You listen to the original, and you're going to hear Eminem's dark spin on the lyrics. So, you'll just listen to Stan.

The song just put the original six feet under.

Anonymous Boetain February 22, 2015 3:37 PM  

Fire it up: Night Train
Philosophy: One in a Million
Get off Canvas: Used to Love Her
Romance: Rocket Queen

Anonymous NateM February 22, 2015 3:46 PM  

Fire it Up Songs:
Anything AC/DC (also songs for finding a contract killer)

Chumbawumba, i've learned is also the name of a particularly horrible drinking game.

Anonymous BioShock Jock February 22, 2015 3:58 PM  

While I dig some of the choices here, list is a little too metal centric for my tastes. For best romance songs I'd lean more toward classic Motown.

Blogger dw February 22, 2015 4:05 PM  

Fire it up: Step Up by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
Philosophy: In Division by Underoath
Get off Canvas: Bones by Young Guns
Romance: Paradise City by Guns n Roses

Blogger MATT February 22, 2015 4:08 PM  

Fire: Meshuggah - Bleed
Canvas: Going the Distance from "Rocky"
Philosophy: Dr. Dre - Bitches Ain't Shit
Romance: (see philosophy)

Blogger MATT February 22, 2015 4:13 PM  

Aahh Ministry. I remember the first Vox Day artcle I ever read. "Why Women Can't Think". I thought to myself, "Well this is right up my alley!" I then clicked the link to find a mohawk'd geeky looking fellow and I knew then and there: THIS GUY LIKES TO DINGA DING DANG HIS DANGA LONG LING LONG.

"Davai" by KMFDM and "Clouds Over California" by "Devildriver" are also great to get moving.

Eyeless, eyeore, get this, and ithers by Slipknot. I should stop now.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 22, 2015 4:14 PM  

Right after I left the Marine Corps, I am reliably informed that Marines started listening to their iPods to get revved up before they started shooting. And would keep listening during the fight.

Less stupid than you'd think. The reason we use those cool hand signals isn't so much to coordinate silent attacks. Its because you're basically stone fucking deaf as soon as the battle starts.

The playlists seem to run heavily to goth music I've never heard and some odd flavors of Metal I've never heard of either.

What the hell is an Eluveitie?

And why the hell would you want it to be the last thing I ever heard, on this Earth if it was your turn to catch the Golden BB.

I recently a video of them playing their (I dunno) hit(?) song: Inis Mona. One of the band members plays a goat...So that got that going for them, I guess.

Anonymous Noah B. February 22, 2015 4:14 PM  

Fire it up: Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Company
Philosophy: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Life By The Drop
Get off the Canvas: Daft Punk, Lose Yourself to Dance
Romance: Commodores, Machine Gun

Anonymous hideous February 22, 2015 4:16 PM  

Fire-It-Up:
Tonight, Toby Mac
Rawkfist, Thousand Foot Krutch
Kountry Gentlemen, Family Force 5
F.M.S.T.A.T.I.C., Fm Static

Get-Off-The-Canvas:
Dig, Love Like Gravity
Fight Song, The Almost
Just Say Jesus, 7eventh Time Down

Bracing-For-The-Collapse:
The Sound, Switchfoot
This Is A Warning, Dizmas
Yolo, The Lonely Island

Anonymous Stingray February 22, 2015 4:29 PM  

Half joking and half serious, I would like to know your Best 5 show tunes. I'm relatively sure Do you Hear the People Sing would be # 1 or close to it.

Anonymous Fran February 22, 2015 4:33 PM  

No love for Pantera here?
I would have thought Five minutes Alone was perfect ilk material.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m7njvwB-Ks

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 4:48 PM  

There is literally no song I hate more.

Pour out your hate. When someone has a nemesis song, there are usually specific reasons. Delicious little nuggets of bile.

Anonymous alexameno. February 22, 2015 4:54 PM  

I would suggest Rob Zombies cover of I'm your boogie man for a top 5 romance song, but more human than human is solid too.

Blogger The Original Hermit February 22, 2015 5:07 PM  

The romance list is solid, but Possum Kingdom by the Toadies is one of my favorites.

Anonymous CK February 22, 2015 5:09 PM  

"Driving with the top down" from Ironman though its instrumental.

Anonymous PA February 22, 2015 5:11 PM  

Fire: Accept "Balls to the Wall"
Canvas: Muse "Invincible"
Philosophy: Johnny Cash "The Wanderer"
Romance: U2 "Whose Gonna ride your wild horses"

Chillout: Morrissey "Everyday is like Sunday"
Ego: Carly Simon "You're so vain"
Emo: Father John Misty "Now I'm learning to like the war"
FU NWO: Morrissey "World peace is none of your business"

Anonymous Jack Amok February 22, 2015 5:11 PM  

I like Eye of the Tiger for a get up off the mat song but I'm old school.

My High School mascot was the Tigers, so I heard that song way, way, way....

...
...
...
way too many times.

The sad thing is, as predictable as it was that we'd play that song for warmups before every basketball game, the offense our coach ran was even more predictable.

Anonymous CK February 22, 2015 5:12 PM  

For fire-it-up how is Metallica's Enter Sandman not on the list??!!

Anonymous willlneverpostagain February 22, 2015 5:13 PM  

Fire it up:

If I Had a Rocket Launcher - Bruce Cockburn

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 5:15 PM  

I remember when US army's little musical quirks were made public. Fire Water Burn, at least, was an actual song used during battles.

Blogger Student in Blue February 22, 2015 5:19 PM  

I'd like to propose the following for the romance list
Apathy & Celph Titled - Maybe

It's the lyrics that qualify it.

Anonymous Jack Amok February 22, 2015 5:19 PM  

Fire: Accept "Balls to the Wall"

I wouldn't call that a "get fired up" song so much as a "I need to go brutally settle some scores" song.

Perhaps we need another category, In the Mood to be Frighteningly Unpredictable.
Accept: Balls to the Wall
Jimmy Buffett, Piece of Work
Fever Ray, If I Had A Heart

Anonymous Jack Amok February 22, 2015 5:21 PM  

BTW, I assume If I Had A Heart is the official Sigma anthem.

Anonymous The Gray Man February 22, 2015 5:29 PM  

While we don't share a lot of common interest in music, AC/DC has a few good pump up songs and Shoot to Thrill is by far the greatest one. I love Back in Black and Thunderstruck, but Shoot to Thrill has something only a true musician can really grasp. I find when I bring this up to others they lean toward Thunderstruck (and only the intro part -- the song only gets better as it goes on!)

Anonymous PA February 22, 2015 5:30 PM  

For "Balls to the Wall", I normally sing it in my head right before my last weights set.

In the Mood to be Frighteningly Unpredictable: Metallica "Master of Puppets"
Mourning America: Bruce Springsteen "My Hometown"

Advice to the young man (subset of the Philosophy category) and this is in the long tradition that includes Polonius's advice to Laertes in "Hamlet" and Kipling's "If":

- Lynyrd Skynyrd "Simple Man"
- Jason Isbell (with Drive by Truckers): "Outfit"
- Cat Stevens "Father and Son"
- Rod Stewart "Forever Young"
- Leann Womack "I hope you dance"

Do check out that Isbell/Truckers song. It's quite good.

OpenID cailcorishev February 22, 2015 5:31 PM  

Eye of the Tiger

Yeah, if you're of a certain age, no song was more overplayed and driven into the ground.

Anonymous PA February 22, 2015 5:34 PM  

HERE (link) is that song "Outfit". You're welcome.

Blogger Daniel February 22, 2015 5:35 PM  

Fire it up: Radio, Radio - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Philosophy: 2112 - Rush
Off-The-Mat: Rush (no relation!) - Big Audio Dynamite
Romance: Wide Awake, Katy Perry. If your song isn't about MK-ULTRA monarch torture, it ain't romance.

And there's no way around it: Stan is about as completely screwed up as art can get and still mean something.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 22, 2015 5:36 PM  

oh, man I must be from another epoc. I hwve heard of AC/DC. But then, I grew up listening to danzas, salsa, merengues, tangos, bombas y plenas and something VD might have become aware of once he moved to Italy; tunas. No, not Charlie.

Anonymous PA February 22, 2015 5:39 PM  

If your song isn't about MK-ULTRA monarch torture, it ain't romance

LOL, I spy a reader of Hipster Racist. Well played.

In the song "Outfit", see if you can spot a big f.u. to John Lennon in the lyrics.

Anonymous kh123 February 22, 2015 5:40 PM  

Only took a few decades, but it finally hit me what Devo's Space Junk was getting at.

No backmasking required.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper February 22, 2015 5:40 PM  

Hah. No high school I attended would have been hip enough to play Eye of the Tiger for an event as the song as still fresh in everyone minds.

No arguing matters of taste though , though its cheesy I like Survivor in general and even Burning Heart by them though a bit dated rocks.

Instead of that song I might take The Gauntlet by the Dropkick Murphys as a mat song.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 22, 2015 5:46 PM  

@Cail

You've clearly forgotten about; Welcome to the Jungle.

Anonymous Miserman February 22, 2015 5:46 PM  

There is always "Teutonic Terror" by Accept.

Blogger Vox February 22, 2015 5:48 PM  

For fire-it-up how is Metallica's Enter Sandman not on the list??!!

I'm quite familiar with Metallica. Apparently you're not familiar with Ministry.

Anonymous Noah B. February 22, 2015 5:54 PM  

I lost a lot of respect for Metallica when they started whining over Napster and trying to get it shut down.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 5:56 PM  

Too bad Metallica didn't make any albums after Metallica.

"But didn't they..."

N O ! ! !

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 5:59 PM  

One exception, though. When Marianne Faithful sings in The Memory Remains, I believe it. She doesn't actually have to say anything, and yet I believe it.

Anonymous Jack Amok February 22, 2015 6:01 PM  

Be My Life's Companion by the Mills Brothers isn't exactly kick-the-sheets-on-the-floor romance, but... well... maybe it belongs in the "Philosophy" section. Especially for women:

Be my life's companion and you'll never grow old
You'll never grow old, no, you'll never grow old
Love and youth and ha-appiness are yours to have and hold
Be my life's companion and you'll never grow old

Anonymous PA February 22, 2015 6:02 PM  

If you like Ministry, then Sisters of Mercy are worth checking out. "Vision Thing" is a good album, and like Ministry's "NWO", references GHWB's soundbites.

Blogger James Dixon February 22, 2015 6:07 PM  

Hmm. I'd put Highway to Hell over Shoot to Thrill.

Now, for me, off the top of my head, which means leaving out a bunch of music.

Fire it up? For me that's while driving, so I Can't Drive 55 and Take It to the Limit.
Philosophy? Well, it's hard to wrong with Jack's suggestion. And I'd add Pat Travers version of Born Under a Bad Sign and Springsteen's Streets of Fire and Darkness On the Edge of Town.
I don't have any off the canvas songs.
Romance songs? Well you start with Unchained Melody and go down from there. Again, the Boss with She's the One. Christine Perfect's version of I Would Rather Go Blind. Melissa Etheridge's Come to My Window. That leaves out a lot of more pop oriented romance songs like Daydream Believer.

And now that I've thoroughly dated myself, I'll let the discussion continue.

OpenID cailcorishev February 22, 2015 6:08 PM  

Hah. No high school I attended would have been hip enough to play Eye of the Tiger for an event as the song as still fresh in everyone minds.

Fortunately, by the time I got to varsity, we'd switched to Money for Nothing by Dire Straits. The long buildup with the drums, then bust through the banner when the guitar riff cuts in.... Not to mention "that little faggot with the earring and the makeup" being blasted over school speakers. Good times.

Anonymous CK February 22, 2015 6:14 PM  

For philosophy I like songs from Operation:Mindcrime by Queensryche. Songs like "Suite Sister Mary" good stuff. Geoff Tate can sing.

Blogger Doom February 22, 2015 6:18 PM  

I agree with some, not so much for others. It really depends on what any given man's problems are, or at the moment. I don't give a crap about some things, some things are so general they might fit all, but at the risk of being too ambiguous. Music is a fine tool, though just as good for mere pleasure... assuming it fits your tastes. Might have to look through the list. Looks like some are unfamiliar, while others are bread and butter.

The thing is, some things don't fit all moods. Tried to listen to Orpheus, but couldn't handle it in my current mood. Could be good when I'm floating near death's door though. Hard to tell. Not a bad selection though, going by what I do know. I just can't always use music to change my mood. Sometimes it happens, sometimes I just have to feed my head what it desires, demands. Yum.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 22, 2015 6:19 PM  

As to the romance songs, not knowing a thing about them and reacting ti the titkes, was it sarcasm?

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 6:21 PM  

To me, based on Sadeness being on top (I have the physical CD, and I have very few physical CD's) I'd say it is not completely sarcasm. More like Vox TRYING to make a serious romance section, and then a little demon on his shoulder whispering "come on, put it in there, you know you want to..."

Anonymous Chev February 22, 2015 6:31 PM  

philosophy:
Who Wants To Live Forever -- Queen
Highwayman -- The Highwaymen
Come As You Are -- Crowder

Blogger bob k. mando February 22, 2015 6:33 PM  

Markku February 22, 2015 2:16 PM
Also deserving of a place in Romance-section:


would nominating "Die motherfugger, die" by Dope out me as an Omega?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiMaOmDtaYI

it would? oh.

well then, never mind. i totally meant "Fire it up" as the category.

'Not Dead Yet' by Styx is an amusing get-off-the-matt song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZBn18FaLIU

'High Speed Dirt' by Megadeth is good for when you intend to hit someone like Lucifer's Hammer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeaeqIpopvI

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 6:37 PM  

If I give a suggestion for romance that still has a bit of darkness to it but which is not in fact a morbid joke, then Tool - Schism

Blogger MidKnight February 22, 2015 6:37 PM  

My current tastes run more to metal (Nightwish, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, etc..) and more to the symphonic side, but damn, some memories there of mashing to Skinny Puppy. Ministry, etc. Workout playlists also include a lot of Sabaton.

Every Day is Halloween got me and a friend through boot camp.


I guess I never gave NWO enough of a listen, but still have Land of Rape and Honey, and the Jesus Built My Hotrod single (which is, indeed, excellent).

Generally like the list, but a bit confused by the White Zombie entry under "romantic" - at the very least "Sex on Wheelz" by the Thirll Kill Kult would be better suited, no?

Under "fire it up" I'd run more to:

-Resist and Bite (Sabaton)
-Red Sector a (Rush, Show of Hands)
-Last Ride of the Day
=Stand my Ground

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 6:38 PM  

These lines touch me in it:

The poetry that comes from the squaring off between,
And the circling is worth it.
Finding beauty in the dissonance.

Anonymous Porky February 22, 2015 6:40 PM  

Hmmm.....who's programming the mood programming......


could it be....oh I don't know......SATAN!?!?!?!

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 6:41 PM  

Comic relief arrived.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 22, 2015 6:46 PM  

Maybe the list should be explicit in that the music is in the heavy metal/rock category.

Anonymous liljoe February 22, 2015 6:46 PM  

fire it up - "sinner" Judas Priest
get off the mat - "up to my neck in you" acdc
philosophy- "burning down the house" talking heads
romance - "me so horny " 2 live crew

Blogger bob k. mando February 22, 2015 6:46 PM  

'comic relief' implies humor.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 6:47 PM  

Maybe the list should be explicit in that the music is in the heavy metal/rock category.

Not everything in it is. Orpheus, September and Sadeness are pretty much as far away from metal/rock category as you can get.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 22, 2015 6:51 PM  

Yes Porky. It is all programming. Music can do it at several levels at the same time. I, from time to time, will use such programming on my wife for my, er mutual, benefit. ;)

Anonymous kh123 February 22, 2015 6:53 PM  

With as many 80's aficionados here and talk of heart-on-sleeve vocals, figured this would be appropriate:

Ignite - Let It Burn.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 22, 2015 6:53 PM  

Tomorrow I will listen to the romance songs listed and find out.

Anonymous Porky February 22, 2015 6:55 PM  

Why don't you
Why don't you just fuck off and die
Why can't you just fuck off and die
Why can't you just leave here and die
Never stick your hand in my face again bitch
Fuck you
I don't need this shit
You stupid sadistic abusive fucking whore
How would you like to see how it feels mommy
Here it comes, get ready to die


This is in your top five under "philosophy"?

Jesus Christ.....


Blogger Giraffe February 22, 2015 6:55 PM  

Some more ass kicking songs:

Volbeat: Warriors Call
http://youtu.be/Uu4emT6btH4

Five Finger Death Punch: Bad Company (cover)
http://youtu.be/u_VsvZmIWxY

Skillet: Awake and Alive
http://youtu.be/2aJUnltwsqs

Anonymous kh123 February 22, 2015 6:57 PM  

...The former would be considered, by it's target audience, hardcore. Yet everything about it is fairly rock, with the tempo ratcheted up a notch.

Anonymous Roundtine February 22, 2015 6:59 PM  

Best Classical Remakes

Spacehog - The Hogyssey
Dark Moor - Vivaldi's Winter

Anonymous kh123 February 22, 2015 7:00 PM  

For the long stretches between work and home.

What I like is that, more than atmosphere, it's storytelling sans vocals. When music can do that...

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 7:01 PM  

Here it comes, get ready to die

Look, now you spoiled the story.

Anonymous Miserman February 22, 2015 7:02 PM  

@Giraffe

Five Finger Death Punch: Bad Company (cover)

I think I'll take the original, thank you very much.

Anonymous Porky February 22, 2015 7:03 PM  

Somebody's got some "mommy issues"?

Anonymous liljoe February 22, 2015 7:08 PM  

ultimate fire it up - "Born of Fire" Slayer

all numetal angst-y wannabes with their white makeup and hair extensions must bow to Slayer. all.

Anonymous kh123 February 22, 2015 7:13 PM  

...Either a cavalry charge, or the excitement when the bride and groom rush to meet eachother on their wedding day.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 22, 2015 7:19 PM  

Nah, disturbed is a bunch of normal men singing about reality, not satanic at all. Nothing moved me into gear more than Warrior or Atreyu.

Enigma and juliana hatfield were perfect for the early 90's Juliana continued into recent work. Enigma has Enya beat although both are talented. I was playing and the horse they rode in on and some 311, how sobering the music is over 15 years old. Anyways return to innocence keeps me on the warm side, no ice water in my veins.

Luscious Jackson and Shakespeares Sister were interesting in that time period. No Tori Amos, maybe a few songs but that is IT.

These days its a mix of older foreign mix to pick up on the languages. High and Mighty Color, Scandal, varied screamo - Japan. Korea's 2ne1, Taeyang. Germany's Tokio Hotel. Emo's gotta go, can't stand it.

However if a group goes emo, girly or anti gun, its over. 311 went in the wrong direction, I'm still a semi fan but not after their idiocy about science and guns.

Megadeth, Metallica, Judas Priest and degrees of Ozzy O was what dad was jamming to on guitar so I was required to play rhythm with the Captains lead. Taking me off of a violin for Breaking the Law, Peace Sells, Train of Consequences were liberating. At the time he was into 1999's into the 2000's disturbed but at the time, dad's taste in music and mine had to have a split, its best that way. Later on in time, as usual, I began taking his music as my own. The only problem was the beatles, I learned their stuff for dads enjoyment but just dont like it.

The only band that drove me deeper into my faith was the Marilyn Mansons of the MTV trash. Long road Hard back from Hell's video drove me further away from evil and the moronic 1990's BS. MM and NIN's capitulation to MM is has my thumbs down. MM and NIN were made for whatever enjoyment they bring to others.

Best suicide song. a tout le monde.

Anonymous kh123 February 22, 2015 7:19 PM  

...Knowing the resident Sus will find an issue even with this suggestion:

Angelite - Trista pushki (300 Rifles).

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 7:23 PM  

Who can get the most sanctimony out of Porky? Yay? Yay!

Lodger - I Love Death

Watch the video, it is very important. Don't just listen.

Blogger James Sullivan February 22, 2015 7:25 PM  

@Markku,

"... Delicious little nuggets of bile."

That's a great album title if I ever heard one.

And Thunderstruck is one of my Go-To songs.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 22, 2015 7:26 PM  

Rich Mullins is never played by the fake Christian Music stations, lost art, lost music.

Every February since 1995 I've played soul asylums, let your dim light shine.

Best romance song
Paramore Renegade
Duran Duran Come Undone

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 22, 2015 7:29 PM  

Best GS or banker song; video and vocals yeahyeahyeahs, heads will roll. The dance before the killing is awesome.

Anonymous Miserman February 22, 2015 7:32 PM  

Forgive me if this sounds too Gamm-like or Beta-like, but I've always thought Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better" (from The Spy Who Loved Me) to be a romantic, albeit very feminine, song.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 22, 2015 7:33 PM  

I forgot; add Disturbed, Run - extended version!

Anonymous PA February 22, 2015 7:38 PM  

Carly Simon is very good. Nothing beta or gamma about enjoying a good feminine ballad. When in sentimental mood I like her "Itsy Bitsy Spider."

I wanted to work Pink Floyd in there somewhere but this list exercise is very lyrics-based. Floyd's greatness lies heavily in Gilmour's guitar. Some of their songs have great lyrics but most are either drug-related, idiosyncratic, or leftie political.

Anonymous kh123 February 22, 2015 7:41 PM  

We've been warned of rivers of blood
See the trickle before the flood
Pretend nothing happened, make no fuss
One law for them, One for us...


Anonymous wEz February 22, 2015 7:42 PM  

Hate the list. Each to their own though.
The best white zombie songs I've heard are 'black sunshine' and 'electric head part II'.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 22, 2015 7:52 PM  

Best guitar's Gilby Clark's 1994 solo pawnship guitars. Cure me or Kill me is dark humor. Possibly some of Slash's solo work.

Anonymous Today's Tom Sawyer February 22, 2015 7:54 PM  

What no Godsmack or Linkin Park!?

Anonymous Miserman February 22, 2015 7:56 PM  

On the classical side, I find the Overture to Barber of Seville fires me up.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 7:56 PM  

What no Godsmack or Linkin Park!?

I can't find a reason why I should justify my ways

Anonymous Undaed Warrior February 22, 2015 7:58 PM  

All Nightmare Long by Metallica

Anonymous Today's Tom Sawyer February 22, 2015 8:00 PM  

"All Nightmare Long by Metallica"

That's another good one. The vid is cool too.

Anonymous Undead Warrior February 22, 2015 8:00 PM  

well when I`m in the battlegrounds

Anonymous kh123 February 22, 2015 8:04 PM  

"...the Overture to Barber of Seville..."

So that's where it's from, the staccato at 2:00 on. Whistled it as soon as it came on; memorable as hell that hook.

Anonymous T14 February 22, 2015 8:05 PM  

Overall Warmup: Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums - Perfect Circle

Squat/Deads day Pandora stations: Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgier, Dethklok (joke band that sill rocks)

Bench/OHP day Pandora stations: Bro-step, generally. Nero or something.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 8:12 PM  

MidKnight mentioned Nightwish. Now, see, that never worked for me. The classical singing style felt too false to me. It was theater, not real life. But the other similar bands, Within Temptation and Evanescence, they worked.

Evanescence - Hello

Don't tell me that's not genuinely sad.

Anonymous VD February 22, 2015 8:20 PM  

This is in your top five under "philosophy"?

Absolutely. You keyed on the wrong part. "Open up your hate and let it flow into me." As one very well-known columnist once observed: "You feed on the Dark Side of the Force." Most people, including him, are enervated by hate and criticism. I am energized by it.

If I had Mommy issues, it would be under Romance....

Maybe the list should be explicit in that the music is in the heavy metal/rock category.

If you ignore the fire-it-up category, only four of 15 are. And only eight of 20 even if you include it.

Generally like the list, but a bit confused by the White Zombie entry under "romantic" - at the very least "Sex on Wheelz" by the Thirll Kill Kult would be better suited, no?

No. It's not about the lyrics.

Anonymous paradox February 22, 2015 8:25 PM  

fire-it-up : "Warriors of the World" Manowar

Anonymous paradox February 22, 2015 8:30 PM  

Oh... and "Guerilla Radio" RATM

Anonymous VD February 22, 2015 8:35 PM  

If you like Ministry, then Sisters of Mercy are worth checking out.

I was into Sisters of Mercy before Ministry. I love This Corrosion. I'll have to check out the newer stuff you mentioned. I've never heard it. The cockateal at the Digital Ghetto was named Lucretia after the song.

By the way, two best mashups: Slow Danger by Electric Six and Kylie Minogue and My Perfect Insanity by Disturbed and Taylor Swift. Fan-freaking-tastic.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 8:40 PM  

Also, is that not a great cover?

It makes you uncomfortable, but it's not trying too hard to do so. But you know that if you get that look, you're in a world of trouble. You have a crazy chick on your hands.

Anonymous VD February 22, 2015 8:46 PM  

No, apparently I have heard Vision Thing after all. I like More. But by that time I'd moved onto TKK and Ministry.

Anonymous Bitchez Be Crazy February 22, 2015 9:06 PM  

> You have a crazy chick on your hands.

You gotta chick on your handz, you gotta a crazy chick on you handz.

Deal.

Anonymous Ezras February 22, 2015 9:08 PM  

Tesseract - Eden, puts me in all the moods. Link

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 22, 2015 9:11 PM  

VD. I will listen to the listed music tomorrow.

Porky. My reaction to those lyrics was: not my cup of tea but it sounds like an ant-abortion song. An emotional projection of a "proceedure's patient" onto hhe baby. Pretty accurate if so.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 9:12 PM  

Jaime, no, it's really about what it seems on the surface - murdering your abusive mother.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 9:18 PM  

It is perhaps a bit... advanced scenario for contemplating the dysfunction of evil. It is understandable to opt for something a bit less advanced.

Blogger Rantor February 22, 2015 9:24 PM  

Amusing list, I've never gotten big into metal, but we intersect at Chumbawuamba and Fred Hammond.

Right Here, Right Now and the whole Doubt Album by Jesus Jones. I was living in Berlin when this was hot and then the wall came down.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 9:25 PM  

I was living in Berlin when this was hot and then the wall came down.

So you were blowing with the wind of change?

Anonymous zen0 February 22, 2015 9:26 PM  

@ Porky
> This is in your top five under "philosophy"?

You have compromised your franchise, so you may or may not have a point here but it is suspect due to the track record of the messenger.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 22, 2015 9:48 PM  

Oh no! I forgot the Scorpions, wind of change. Adore Gwen Stefani forever.

MK; 69 Eyes, Feelin Berlin in Suomi no English.

Taylor Swift went inner freak, she'll either be won over by normal men like disturbed or have to collaborate with GaGa's version of love for Marylin Manson, for which she did songs influenced by him. Dont' care, just saying.

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 9:48 PM  

Tell you what. If in your Christian walk you are at a point where you are at all unsure if you should brutally murder your mother or not, you'd be well advised to avoid Vox's list in its entirety.

Anonymous Laz February 22, 2015 9:52 PM  

Thanks for the reminder. It's the first time I've listened to Ministry in over 20 years.

Anonymous Junky February 22, 2015 9:56 PM  

No G & R? Brutal...

Anonymous Klaus February 22, 2015 9:58 PM  

"So you were blowing with the wind of change?"

Him and about 99 luftballons...

Blogger Markku February 22, 2015 10:13 PM  

Germany reminds me... People, want to hear something really stupid, yet oddly charming?

Last warning. Really stupid.

Lena - Satellite

Anonymous Klaus February 22, 2015 10:17 PM  

Lena is sehr schon. A sweet little cutie...I bet she puts out too...

Blogger MidKnight February 22, 2015 10:46 PM  

@Markku

MidKnight mentioned Nightwish. Now, see, that never worked for me. The classical singing style felt too false to me. It was theater, not real life. But the other similar bands, Within Temptation and Evanescence, they worked.


Matter of taste - that said, I really tend to like the newer post-Tarja Nightwish more. Less overtly operatic. Evanescence was a breath of fresh air to a bunch of dreary pop music (and I'd grown out of the emo-goth though I still like the Cruxshadows, but they can do epic...). WT's "Stand My Ground" certainly gets me in the "you will do this and not fail" mood - and "The Unforgiving" works pretty well as a concept album.


As to the earlier "Bad Company" cover mention by Five Finger Death Punch, I was never fond of the original, but loved the cover. The song certainly hooked me on them.

Lucretia, Corrosion, and More - possibly the only three Sisters songs I really take time to listen to. That said, they also belong on a "get pumped" list.

Blogger MidKnight February 22, 2015 10:47 PM  

Now - to take all of these and put together a playlist.

While I'm on it - "get pumped" - Vater Unser by E. Nomine

Yes, epic dance backing up an angry german reciting "our father"

Blogger Daniel February 22, 2015 10:49 PM  

Warren Zevon - Mr. Bad Example is pretty good get up again music. Funny as hell in any case.

Blogger maniacprovost February 22, 2015 11:00 PM  

I'm always amused at Vox's taste in music.

Anonymous Jack Amok February 22, 2015 11:19 PM  

Apparently Never Gonna Give You Up isn't the only song you can be trolled with...

Anonymous Touko Laaksonen February 22, 2015 11:23 PM  

Jack,
Try this little tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JcwdhozpNs

Anonymous zen0 February 22, 2015 11:42 PM  

@ Markku:

Tell you what. If in your Christian walk you are at a point where you are at all unsure if you should brutally murder your mother or not, you'd be well advised to avoid Vox's list in its entirety.

Thankfully, my mother is long dead, so no worries here.

However, is this not TMI? I do not want to be burdened.

Anonymous pseudotsuga February 22, 2015 11:50 PM  

Webb Wilder, Human Cannonball. Wilder is a down-home roots-style rocker!

Blogger bob k. mando February 23, 2015 12:15 AM  

Markku February 22, 2015 7:23 PM
Who can get the most sanctimony out of Porky? Yay? Yay!


if you insist.

Prince of Darkness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_qc3HUyX_A

as a teetotaler, this song makes me laugh so hard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyn2P7mttic

along with this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0i62GnQoo0


who says the Toadies can't do philosophy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxTCOR62Cgo

Anonymous Amadeus February 23, 2015 12:49 AM  

I've found that Nine Inch Nails has actually mellowed out somewhat. This is a live version of a song from their latest studio album:

NIN - Find My Way

They still play things from the high-energy end of their repertoire though:

NIN - A Warm Place & Somewhat Damaged

I watched a different live concert of theirs from the past two years every night in November while I was writing a book for National Novel Writing Month. That's hardly an exhaustive study, but my impression is that Trent Reznor has left most of the 90s-era shock jock stuff behind him.

Blogger Amadeus343 February 23, 2015 2:06 AM  

The only band that drove me deeper into my faith was the Marilyn Mansons of the MTV trash. Long road Hard back from Hell's video drove me further away from evil and the moronic 1990's BS. MM and NIN's capitulation to MM is has my thumbs down. MM and NIN were made for whatever enjoyment they bring to others.

I've found that Nine Inch Nails has actually mellowed out somewhat. This is a live version of a song from their latest studio album:

NIN - Find My Way

They still play their more intense stuff:

NIN - A Warm Place & Somewhat Damaged

I half-watched a different live concert of theirs every night of November while writing for the National Novel Writing Month. While it isn't an exhaustive survey, my impression is that Trent Reznor has left most of the 90s-era shock-jock stuff behind him, and good riddance. Being drunk or high onstage, performing terribly, then breaking your instruments shouldn't impress any adults.

Whether what remains of NIN when you remove the shock-jock elements is worth listening to is a different question. I imagine people who, like Vox, feed on the Dark Side of the Force, find it energizing. Personally, I'm a little sheepish about how much I like it; on paper there isn't anything praiseworthy about it. That doesn't stop me from getting pumped when the industrial riff from 'Somewhat Damaged' starts in.

Blogger frigger611 February 23, 2015 2:15 AM  

I will tie this post to the former one.

I am happy to report that having toured with Disturbed for a number of months and working with Bob Hope back in the 80s, (on just one occasion) as a local rigger in Indianapolis where I helped the Marines repel onto the stage - that all were perfect gentlemen in regards to their interaction with the crew.

Anonymous map February 23, 2015 2:36 AM  

For a fire it up tune:

Flash of the Blade, Avenged Sevenfold

Fantastic re-make of an old Iron Maiden tune...better than the original.

Anonymous map February 23, 2015 2:50 AM  

Fire it up music:

Flash of the Blade, Avenged Sevenfold

Fantastic Iron Maiden cover.

Blogger SirThermite February 23, 2015 2:55 AM  

"I'm quite familiar with Metallica. Apparently you're not familiar with Ministry."

Metallica I know very well (and am sick to death of Enter Sandman...it's as edgy as a Band-Aid) Also Front Line Assembly and Fear Factory. But I've done been schooled about Ministry....Jesus Built My Hot Rod is definitely going on the playlist.

Anonymous Noah B. February 23, 2015 3:31 AM  

Here's a great one you don't hear played much anymore -- I Stand Alone - Jackyl

Blogger Shibes Meadow February 23, 2015 3:40 AM  

Speaking of schöne Mädel, what about Alicia von Rittberg from Fury? Holy cow! Every time she appeared on-screen I thought my eyeballs were going to melt. A perfect, er, Aryan beauty, a good actress, plus she's a no-shit von (a Gräfin) -- what's not to like?

New entry up at my Cinema Perdida blog, btw.

Anonymous Rufus February 23, 2015 4:09 AM  

Holy moly. I think I hate pretty much every song listed. Diversity (in musical taste) rocks! Back to some Kiasmos.

Blogger Rantor February 23, 2015 4:35 AM  

Yes Markku, but the only time I saw the Scorpions was at the Roger Waters Wall concert in Berlin...

Anonymous Darth Toolpodicus February 23, 2015 7:08 AM  

More get off the canvas:

Five finger death punch - Lift me up

Also, oddly enough. Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Anonymous liljoe February 23, 2015 7:22 AM  

Rob Zombie s career is a study in one fantastic work followed by slow but steady decline. after the Sexorcisto lineup was dissolved, all downhill from there, imo

Anonymous Sensei February 23, 2015 7:35 AM  

Any Red fans? They're uneven quality-wise but among their albums are some favorite tracks. "Lie to Me/Denial" kept me awake on the road many early mornings for a whole graduate semester of 4 hour nights.

Turisas too. The Varangian Way ought to appeal to a certain demographic here..

Also, if anyone else enjoys the Phrygian dominant scale, you should check out Myrath just for fun. (Under Siege, Merciless Times, etc)

Blogger J Curtis February 23, 2015 7:54 AM  

Hi Vox, I've taken up running on the treadmill this past year, going about 15 mins 6 days a week at a pretty good pace and at an uphill incline. I absolutely LOVE listening to Everyday is Halloween because it takes up nearly 7 minutes of that time and it passes quickly. I'll check out the other 2 Ministry songs that you list.
I only found out recently that the term 'More Human Than Human' is from the movie The Blade runner, so many years have passed sinse I had seen it :)

Blogger Joshua Dyal February 23, 2015 8:00 AM  

Hi Vox, I've taken up running on the treadmill this past year, going about 15 mins 6 days a week at a pretty good pace and at an uphill incline. I absolutely LOVE listening to Everyday is Halloween because it takes up nearly 7 minutes of that time and it passes quickly. I'll check out the other 2 Ministry songs that you list.

It's a decent song to listen to if you're too distracted to pay attention to the lyrics. I've since become significantly turned off by the petulant, teen-ager whining that's the whole point of the song, though.

Blogger IM2L844 February 23, 2015 8:36 AM  

I cant believe nobody has posted the song that should be the #1 in every category.

Narwhals

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey February 23, 2015 8:47 AM  

Vox, pleasantly surprised to see you're a David Sylvian fan. I saw him at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1988. I thought he had faded from memory.

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey February 23, 2015 8:53 AM  

Rammstein for gym work-outs,

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 23, 2015 9:19 AM  

At work, about to start my working day. I was listeing to some Clint Black and Geroge Straight on the way to the office. Country music does have some good romantic music: teasing, emotional, playful, sorrowful, etc. For some reason Roy Orbison came to mind: "A love so beautiful" and My woman, my woman, my wife"

Anonymous Darth Toolpodicus February 23, 2015 12:09 PM  

Rammstein is good...just don't look at the English translations, particularly for Du Hast, where knowing the English transforms it from industrial metal into Tammy Wynette.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 23, 2015 12:10 PM  

Amadeus343

Semi agreed, both men nin/mm found women and did chill into a emo vibe. Perfect Drug was a fave song back then, I'd have to play it for the first time in over 10 years.

And wans't their a "Rock my Amadeus?"

Best Emo group; steropony. Love those girls, very cute, sweet, lotsa solipsism.

Disturbed similar to Fall out Boy, both have that Chicago sound that I admire. Both set me free at times in my life when I needed to think fast with precision decision making. All the sudden, those who hate me here and abroad motivated me to be my best at my sometimes darker calling. Even though I'm light hearted and avoid being intense. The decisions visited upon me required more than I ever imagined.

For the record, mom and I are superficial, there is no relationship left, its torn to shreds. We exchange help and i love you's. its fine.

Blogger Gunnar von Cowtown February 23, 2015 1:31 PM  

Jesus Built My Hot Rod, Ministry
Yeah, but it's gotta be the 8-minute "Redline/Whiteline" version with all the samples from Wise Blood.

My pick for fire up; Hatebreed - "Proven"

The Gray Man sez "While we don't share a lot of common interest in music, AC/DC has a few good pump up songs and Shoot to Thrill is by far the greatest one. I love Back in Black and Thunderstruck, but Shoot to Thrill has something only a true musician can really grasp.
That's so weird..... Never thought about it that way. I'm also a musician and "Shoot to Thrill" is by far my favorite AC/DC song. Long before all the Iron Man films.

Markku sez: Too bad Metallica didn't make any albums after And Justice For All.
Fixed! lololoz!

PA sez: If you like Ministry, then Sisters of Mercy are worth checking out.
The entire Floodland album gets my vote for best romance songs. Extra emphasis on "Lucretia", "Flood II" and "Driven Like the Snow".

PA sez: "Generally like the list, but a bit confused by the White Zombie entry under "romantic"...
Apparently, you've never put your hand on the side of a woman's face, stared deeply into her eyes and said in your best Barry White voice said, "I am the astro-creep, a demolition style Hell American freak, yeah. I am the crawling dead a phantom in a box, shadow in your head. Say acid suicide, freedom of the blast read the fucker lies, yeah. Scratch off the broken skin, tear into my heart, make me do it again. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!"
Putty in your hands, brah.

Blogger Markku February 23, 2015 2:25 PM  

Putty in your hands, brah.

These lyrics also do the trick:

It's you that I adore
You'll always be my whore

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 23, 2015 3:04 PM  

Best 5 fire-it-up songs:

Indestructible, Disturbed rock - kind of liked this one
Shoot to Thrill, AC/DC rock - hit and miss with ac/dc
Jesus Built My Hot Rod, Ministry rock - hate it
New World Order, Ministry rock - hate it
Galvanize, Chemical Brothers pop rock (tecno? disco?) - meh

Best 5 philosophy songs

Orpheus, David Sylvian soft rock, folk, easy listening - liked
Overburdened, Disturbed rock - liked the music. the lyrics I will have to pay closer attention to try to understand what the message is
Everyday is Halloween, Ministry rock (tecno? industrial?) - did not like
Down with the Sickness, Disturbed rock - did not like it but I will have to take a closer look at the lyrics. I was told this is the music the Texans use when running into the field.
September, David Sylvian not rock - started playing, swtiched to programming and it was over. Liked.

Best 5 get-off-the-canvas songs

In the Meantime, Spacehog rock - liked
Tubthumping, Chumbawumba rock - I have heard this one before. Like. fun song
Glory to Glory, Fred Hammond gospel with a salsa influence - liked.
Keep on Movin, Five pop rock - like. happy song
A Long Way to the Top, AC/DC rock - liked

Best 5 romance songs

Sadeness, Enigma rock, using chanting - likes. I do not lisen to chanting often but I enjoy them. Nice.

A Girl ..., My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult rock - weird. ugh! could not finish it.

Lullaby, The Cure rock (tecno?) - meh. did not finish it.
Earth (Gaia), The Orb rock (tecno?) - meh. did not finish it.
More Human Than Human, White Zombie rock - did not like. did not finish it.

It seems that my definition of rock music is different than VD's, which also prompted me to look up the definition of romance, in which we also seems we differ.

Me thinks you are using the 2nd definition of romance:
(1) a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.
(2) a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.


Back to work. Very busy.

Blogger Gunnar von Cowtown February 23, 2015 3:15 PM  

Markku sez: "It's you that I adore. You'll always be my whore."
Let it be known.... Markku is smoove.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 23, 2015 4:29 PM  

Negative to astrology but the Aries has tight Game.

"Absolutely. You keyed on the wrong part. "Open up your hate and let it flow into me." As one very well-known columnist once observed: "You feed on the Dark Side of the Force." Most people, including him, are enervated by hate and criticism. I am energized by it."

This lines up nicely with your mentions of MPAI, whoever is irrelevant, turn up the heat, let them spin around all upset. Perhaps the AWCA is actually a manner of making others think before proving their MPAI statuses.

I was once criticized for stating that its entertainment to watch the local haters hatred make them sick. Oh well, its their choice to hate. Either way, no one can hold down the go-getters.

Blogger automatthew February 23, 2015 5:40 PM  

Fire it up: Die Antwoord, Happy Go Sucky Fucky.

Anonymous joe camel February 23, 2015 6:21 PM  

top 5 romance songs

1. Lana Del Rey Behind Closed Doors
2. Florence and the Machine Kiss with a Fist
3. Garbage Vow
4. Garbage Super Vixen
5. Ida Maria I Like you so much Better when You're Naked.

top 5 Philosophy songs

1. Metallica Motorbreath
2. Metallica Eye of the Beholder
3. Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes Rock n roll is where I hide.
4. Foxes Holding onto Heaven
5. Rudimental Free. (Kinda eclectic, I know)

top 5 fun songs

1. The Dune Rats Superman
2. Them Bruins Barren lands
3. The Living End Prisoner of Society
4. The Ramones Rock n Roll High School
5. Suicidal Tendencies Possessed to Skate

top 5 fire it up songs

1. Metallica Hit the Lights
2. Agent Orange Blood stains
3. 45 Grave Do you wanna Party
4. Supergrass Pumping on Your Stereo
5. Nitocris Anxieties Smith

top 5 chill out songs

1. Moloko Sing it back
2. Lana Del Rey Diet Mountain Dew
3. Emiliana Torrini Jungle Drum
4. Little Dragon Paris
5. Ladyhawke My Delirium

Promote red pill and annoy censors songs

1. Rolls Bayce Don't get me wrong (friend zone)
2. Courtney Barnett Pedestrian at Best (mind blowing honest female alert)
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs Heads will Roll (super dark, violent content)
4. Pink True Love (Nice guys finish last)
5. Arianna Grande Love Me Harder (no "sensitive" guys)
6. Florence and the Machine Leave my Body (crazy cat lady)

Anonymous joe camel February 23, 2015 6:44 PM  

I should also add bad influences in songs

1. The Germs No God (Started new atheist militancy)
2. Reagan Youth Jesus was a Communist (As if)
3. Reagan Youth I Hate Hate (Beginnings of SJW lynch mobs)
4. Minor Threat Out of Step (equates camels and bourbon with junkiedom)
5. Garbage Androgyny (Beginnings of non binary gender)
6. Art of Sleeping Crazy (great sound but pedestalizes women)
7. Justin Bieber Boyfriend (pathetic amog attempt DLV)
8. Lady Gaga Born this way (Freak show plus boredom)
9. Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball (just for being so toxic on eyes and ears)

At least the first six are decent sounding tracks. But what excuse do the last three have for being in music of all things?

Anonymous musician February 23, 2015 11:38 PM  

Vox's taste in music SUCKS!!

Anonymous zippo February 24, 2015 2:29 PM  

Oh for heaven's sakes. Do I have to tie everyone's shoes for them, too?

Best five romance songs: New York Dolls, "Bad Girl"
Best five philosophy songs: New York Dolls, "Bad Girl"
Best five "fire it up" songs: New York Dolls, "Bad Girl"
Best five "get up off the canvas" songs: New York Dolls, "Bad Girl" 4 times, then followed by New York Dolls, "Frankenstein"

And I didn't get up off the canvas, I got up off the concrete. Therein lies a difference.

I swear, with taste like you guys have, how did you even survive to adulthood? Good thing you've got me around to explain stuff.

Blogger bob k. mando February 24, 2015 7:36 PM  

Markku February 23, 2015 2:25 PM
These lyrics also do the trick:



if she's not saying it to you, it's because she expects you to 'just get it' and be saying it too her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GurkREc-q4I


some say that the best romantic Rammstein is 'Storb nich vor mir'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB8gVc4xij0

they are wrong. clearly, 'Ich tu dir weh' is the song you want
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=berzo1ocFkQ

i mean, just look. Till is showing his sensitive side. with tears, even.

Anonymous Zartan February 24, 2015 7:53 PM  

Best 5 fire-it-up songs:
Stigmata, Ministry
Takin' a Ride, The Replacements
Head On, The Jesus and Mary Chain
Enfleshed (the Word is Alive), Mortal
Hell above water, Curve

Best 5 philosophy songs
I Just Wasn't Made for these Times, The Beach Boys
Not Your Kind of People, Garbage
King of Pain, The Police
Curse, Recoil
Life is Like, The Suburbs


Best 5 get-off-the-canvas songs
Bastards of Young, The Replacements
I'm Alright, Kenny Loggins
Strength, Gear Daddies
Need You Now (How Many Times), Plumb
We Will Win (Yellow Dancer version), Michael Bradley

Best 5 romance songs
Aria di Mezzo Carattere, Noubo Uematsu, Vocals Svetla Krasteva (or for a different take on it Till We Meet Again (Aria di Mezzo Carattere), arranged by Zircon, Vocals PixieTricks)
God Only Knows, The Beach Boys (Link to cover)
Love Rescue Me, U2
Love is a Fight, Sussman Lawrence
I Want You, Elvis Costello

Blogger Markku February 24, 2015 7:55 PM  

I also can't help but notice that Evanescence's My Immortal ends with the quintessential emo line:

...me, me, me.

Anonymous joe camel February 25, 2015 3:43 AM  

I thought the quintessential emo line was "I'm not gay, I just like to kiss boys".

Anonymous EH February 25, 2015 2:06 PM  

fire-it-up song:
"King Kong", by the Kinks

philosophy song
"King Kong", by the Kinks (tie with "This Time Tomorrow", by the Kinks)

get-off-the-canvas song
"King Kong", by the Kinks

romance song
"King Kong", by the Kinks

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