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Christopher Lee Reads Stuff

Currently containing Dracula, Frankenstien and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

ETA: now also containing The Lunchpack of Notre Dame and Peter and the Wolf.

Currently NOT containing his Heavy Metal Christmas album, although I could be tempted by a Christopher Lee Sings Stuff playlist at some point too...

(X-posted personal journal and [community profile] spotification)

The Chain

Jul. 29th, 2010 10:37 pm
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Dudes!

I am in the process of making Radcliffe & Maconie's feature "The Chain" into a Spotify playlist and would like some advice. Roughly 2% of The Chain is made up of songs by The Beatles, whose work is not on Spotify. In this case, and with other similar cases, do you think I should use cover versions if available or simply skip along to the next chain link?

By the way, it starts with this. Naturally.
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Spotify is adding some functionality to the way it works:
Spotify has announced big changes to its website which will allow users to share music with one another in what it claims is one of the biggest shake ups to the music streaming service since it launched in late 2008.

In a move towards social networking, it's aiming to let users swap and share music tracks as well as allowing them to check out what their friends are listening to.
I'll be interested to see how this works with the mobile app which I use LOADS.
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YAY! I got a free trial of spotify premium, so I am busy synching playlists to my mobile phone.
WOE! The Sexy Data Tango still isn't on there.

Also: [personal profile] moviegrrl? Why is the Galaxy Song by Monty Python not on your space playlist?

Spotify...

Jul. 31st, 2009 02:10 pm
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May have removed Jason Donovan's Greatest Hits...

But they do have Humphrey Littleton!!!! Listening to Bad Penny Blues right now.

*bounces*

Ahem, I suspect this won't mean much if you're not a Jazz or I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue fan.

http://open.spotify.com/track/4xiSbWwmZs7SezOl0n0gc3 - Bad Penny Blues
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Warning! This mix may make you want to spork your ears out....

If a good cover version adds to your enjoyment of a song, or gives it a twist you never thought of before, then a bad one tends to be an act of self-indulgence on the part of the recording artist.

Exhibit A - Songs From the Last Century - George Michael an exercise in aural mutilation and wankitude if ever there was one. George does karaoke and inflicts it on the rest of it. The world as one turns away in disgust.

Of course, a bad cover version is a much a question of taste as a good one. I've refrained from putting Madge's version of American Pie on here, as I find it rather charming, to be honest. Other people call it a travesty. PotAYto, PoTAHto.... Similarly I've chosen Joss Stone's terrible cover of God Only Knows, rather than Bowie's, although there's not much in them. But I hate Stone, and Bowie is a god, so there you go.

I've not bothered putting on any panpipe cover versions, or those idiots Only Men Aloud, because there's not even amusement to be had in putting yourself through that.

So here is the track listing for the horror! that is worst cover versions... word to the wise, if you only listen to one track listen to Cosby's version of Sgt Pepper, although I may have to go into hiding afterwards...
Worst Covers EVAH

1. The Man with the Child in His Eyes – Hue and Cry
2. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Bill Cosby
3. Wild is the Wind – George Michael
4. Sweet Child o Mine – Sheryl Crow
5. Under the Bridge –All Saints
6. Comfortably Numb - ??? Chill out Version
7. You Sexy Thing - Cud
8. Hallelujah – Bon Jovi
9. I Am the Walrus – Bono, Secret Machines
10. Downtown Train – Rod Stewart
11. Hey Bulldog – Alice Cooper, Steve Vai
12. Light My Fire – Will Young
13. God Only Knows – Joss Stone
14. The Tide is High – Billie Piper
15. Common People – William Shatner
16. Poison – Groove Coverage
17. I Love Rock n Roll – Britney Spears
18. Faith – Limp Bizkit
19. I’m on Fire – The Motorettes
20. Debaser –Rogue Wave
21. Wuthering Heights – Pat Benatar
22. We Didn’t Start the Fire – The Forms
23. Against All Odds – Postal Service
24. Rock DJ – The Wurzels
25. All Mine – Tom Jones
26. Anarchy in the UK – Frazier Chorus
27. Alone Again Or – Sarah Brightman
28. Antmusic – Robbie Williams
29. Bennie and the Jets – Paul Young
30. Boys Keep Swinging – Susanna Hoffs
31. Don’t Fear the Reaper – Beautiful South
32. Harvest for the Word – The Christians
33. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Damien Dempsey
34. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Joe Brown
35. Life on Mars – Barbra Streisand
36. Making Plans for Nigel – Robbie Williams
37. One Nation Under a Groove – Chaka Demus and Pliers
38. Pretty Vacant – Lady Sovereign
39. Shock the Monkey – Coal Chamber
40. Temptation – Cradle of Filth
41. We Are the Champions – Buddha Lounge Ensemble
42. You Shook Me All Night Long – Celine Dion & Anastacia
43. Lithium – The Polyphonic Spree
44. 911 is a Joke – Duran Duran
45. White Lines – Duran Duran
46. River Deep Mountain High – Zero Nine
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This one is quite a personal one, as the title might suggest. As I put it together I realised these are all tracks that I really like to sing, dance around to and generally wig out in a totally undignified fashion.
Still if you can't indulge in guilty pleasures on your birthday, when can you?

Guilty Pleasures

1. We Made You – Eminem
2. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
3. Oh Sherrie –Steve Perry
4. Cuddly Toy - Roachford
5. Regulate – Warren G
6. Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls
7. Crazy for You – Madonna
8. Here I Go Again (87) – Whitesnake
9. Since You Been Gone – Rainbow
10. More Than A Feeling – Boston
11. Cherry Pie – Warrant
12. She’s So Fine – Thunder
13. Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
14. Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
15. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
16. All for Love – Bryan Adams, Sting, Rod Stewart
17. Get into You – Dannii Minogue
18. I’m Your Man – Lisa Moorish
19. Don’t Let Go – En Vogue
20. Diary of Horace Wimp – ELO
21. Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung
22. Ordinary World – Duran Duran
23. Hourglass – Squeeze
24. Bitch Is a Bitch – NWA
25. Nasty – Janet Jackson
26. Labour of Love – Hue and Cry
27. Magic Dance – David Bowie
28. Temptation – Heaven 17
29. (Keep Feeling) Fascination – The Human League
30. In the Meantime – Spacehog
31. So What – Pink
32. Happy Together – The Turtles
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So I am listening to (and adding to) Chuck Darwin's Best Cover Versions playlist, and I am finding some frustrations.

Firstly, there is only ONE Me First & The Gimme Gimmes track on Spotify. There is no Nick Cave version of Disco 2000. There is no Leonard Nimoy (and his version of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now is sublime). I have found HIM's Don't Fear the Reaper and Wicked Game, and Dubstar's St Swithin's Day, so I'm not completely annoyed, but still...

What has been your most frustrating fruitless search on Spotify?
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Collaborative playlist from me this week is Space.
77 tracks, over five hours long - perhaps I should start editing these damn things down. Or doing proper playlists at the least!

Anyhoo, enjoy, I can guarantee there will be some eclectic stuff you've not heard before...
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Hi all.

I, too, come sharing recent playlists

Best Cover Versions - compilation done in collab with a fellow tweeter, of the very best cover versions that people could think of. Versions that add to a song rather than detract. Enjoy and do please add your own fave tracks.

Best Movie Tracks - pretty much does what it says on the tin. I've tried to find some not so obvious tracks for this, "Who Killed Bambi" from The Great Rock and Roll Swindle being my favourite!

I promise they won't all best ofs... although there may be a companion Worst Cover Versions...
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I am a fairly new Spotify user, but am already addicted. I have two collaborative playlists so far - angry, and girl power.

Angry is music you can RAGE to, and therfore skews heavily towards the rawk.
Girl Power is much broader ranging, and the criteria for inclusion are that the singer (and preferably the songwriter) should be female, and that the music should be in some way female-empowering.

I am also one of the mods of this fine community, created by the amazing [personal profile] innerbrat. Hi! If you have any problems at any point, or ideas for themes, feel free to let me know. And, obviously, feel free to post your own collaborative Spotify playlists :D

Please note the comm rules, which are very simple and visible to all on the profile page, and, most importantly, have fun :D