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Started by breakfast on Feb 14, 2018 7:42:47 PM
How would you go about choosing your Desert Island Discs?

It would be tricky wouldn't it.

darkhorse - 05 Nov 2021 16:44:46 (#61 of 90)

The first one I actually bought myself I think was Bicycle Race/Fat-Bottomed Girls double-A side by Queen.

It was Bicycle Race that I really wanted. I didn't really understand Freddie's proclaimed interest in girls with fat bottoms, although for completely different reasons when I was eight than now.

Antimatter - 05 Nov 2021 17:03:48 (#62 of 90)

My first ever records was 'Fuzzy Wuzzy was a Bear', it was red, and purchased from Woolworths. The B side was 'The Woody Woodpeckers Song'. I would not welcome either on a desert Island. My first 'Pop' record was 'My Green Tambourine' By the Lemon Pipers. I think it was a bit much for my parents who labeled it a waste of money but I liked it and played it constantly.

Lawlsie - 05 Nov 2021 17:08:09 (#63 of 90)

My Green Tambourine is a fantastic record. I still play it lots. Always makes me think of summer.

Catspyjamas17 - 05 Nov 2021 17:19:50 (#64 of 90)

We All Stand Together. Though to be fair, if it was a desert island with amphibian life it would also give me something to do of an evening.

Lawlsie - 05 Nov 2021 17:23:49 (#65 of 90)

I made my list some time ago. It wouldn't work on the programme as I only picked discs from my childhood. Nothing after the age of 13. So all 60s stuff.

I guess this indicates I had a pretty happy childhood. Which I realise more and more is quite the best blessing anyone could ever have.

popstar7 - 05 Nov 2021 17:29:55 (#66 of 90)

Funeral Pyre by The Jam. But blew all my cool points by getting Stars on 45 at the same time.

Although Stars on 45 was far more 'the future' than The Jam were, thinking about it...

The Stars on 45 recordings were made before the birth of digital recording technology, which meant that each song was recorded separately and the different parts were subsequently manually pieced together with a pre-recorded drum loop, using analog master tapes, in order to create the segued medleys.

Lawlsie - 05 Nov 2021 17:33:33 (#67 of 90)

The first Stars on 45 I quite liked. Early 1981 if my memory is right. I loved The Jam's That's Entertainment which came out around same time.

redginger - 10 Nov 2021 22:17:39 (#68 of 90)

I loved the 80's music, and most of my choices would be from that decade, with the exeption of The Black Eyed Peas.

surferboogiewhatever - 17 Nov 2021 21:44:41 (#69 of 90)

I haven't listened to this for years, so two questions before I decide:

If it's a rock or pop song, does it have to have been a single, or can you have any album track?

If it's a classical work, can you have all of it or only one movement/aria or whatever?

Shadrack22 - 17 Nov 2021 21:51:11 (#70 of 90)

It can be a single or an album track.

I think you can have all of a classical work - e.g. castaways have chosen a symphony, not just a particular movement from it:

Hejog243 - 17 Nov 2021 22:29:22 (#71 of 90)

Virginia Plain, Sultans Of Swing, Move It, Bohemian Like You, Jessica, Peter Gunn, Take Five, Can't You Hear Me Knocking

Lawlsie - 17 Nov 2021 23:00:09 (#72 of 90)

And which one would you save?

melpomene - 17 Nov 2021 23:04:18 (#73 of 90)

It would change over time, hard to say.

Today's would be Cure - close to me, Berlioz-symphonie fantastique, Mendelssohn - Fingal's cave overture, Dylan - just like a woman, Joni Mitchell- River, will Smith and jazzy Jeff - summertime, jurassic 5 - concrete schoolyard and Rodrigo's guitar concerto.

Tomorrow might be different.

popstar7 - 17 Nov 2021 23:41:31 (#74 of 90)

When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You - Marvin Gaye

Marquee Moon - Television

212 - Azealia Banks

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Inner Life/Jocelyn Brown

Abbey Road medley - The Beatles

God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols

Night Life - Willie Nelson

Te Agradezco Pero No - Alejandro Sanz y Shakira

popstar7 - 17 Nov 2021 23:52:39 (#75 of 90)

That's 50/50 songs that have some personal meaning and songs I just would always want to be able to hear. I suppose if you were doing real life DID you'd veer toward the former.

InternationalVicar - 18 Nov 2021 06:35:28 (#76 of 90)

I think animate luxuries are verboten to prevent spouses/partners being chosen.

There is the precedent of Michael Palin in taxidermy.

Hejog243 - 18 Nov 2021 08:42:32 (#77 of 90)


Good question.

Lawlsie - 18 Nov 2021 08:54:59 (#78 of 90)

#74 I love the Abbey Road medley Popstar. It's my favourite Beatles album. Far better in my view than Pepper

raymie - 18 Nov 2021 09:06:56 (#79 of 90)

Has anybody ever swapped the bible for another text? Think I would prefer the I Ching

airynothing - 18 Nov 2021 09:50:40 (#80 of 90)

Yes, occasionally. I remember someone asking for the Bhagavad Gita instead.

And a few people have just rejected the religious text entirely - I remember Matt Lucas was one.

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