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First: the BBC are releasing a box set of the complete OHG! YAY! They want a hundred quid RRP for it... BOOOO! An actual complete box set is good, though, because a lot of the CDs released so far only have four eps of a six ep series on.

Second: The Grauniad have "lib Dem Conference in pictures". Highlights include a very sexy Vince picture at 13/25, and Daddy Richard and [personal profile] po8crg at 19/25. Daddy Richard's accusing glare at the photographer is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

Three: Sara Bedford's amazing speech from the equal marriage debate. She says a lot of what I would have said if I had been called, except with more style and elan, and less Discworld references.

Four: The fifteen albums meme via Caron and [personal profile] pickwick.
Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you've heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what albums my "music-fan-friends" choose.
  1. Trash - Alice Cooper. I was 11 years old, watching the chart show on a saturday morning in lieu of cleaning the house like I was supposed to be doing. I was fairly au fait with lots of British Rock music (of which more later) and the chart commercial stuff like Bon Jovi (that ep of the chart show also featured Lay Your Hands on Me), but I was woefully naive in terms of classic American rock. The chart countdown got to number 2, and I saw this.

    I'd never seen or heard anything like it before. It was the start of a lifelong love affair. I adore Alice. He's witty, he's erudite, he writes sing along rock anthems about necrophilia. I saved up my pocket money for 15 weeks to buy the album, and by the time I had the money it had been reduced in price, so I could afford a couple of singles as well. I now own 17 Alice Cooper albums, but that one was my first, and it will always have a special place in my heart.

    Pop fact: [personal profile] magister was watching the same edition of the chart show at the same time, also to get out of cleaning :D

  2. The Works - Queen. My elder brother bought me a Walkman for my seventh birthday (or possibly Christmas). My slightly less elder brother got me a copy of this album to play on it. I had a fair few tapes I had taped off of other sources, but this was my first proper bought album. I played it until it wore through and the tape snapped.

  3. The Monty Python Instant Record Collection. A fine selection of songs and sketches and bits of the films all in one handy package. Constitutional Peasant is still a favourite. Oh hell, ALL of it is.

  4. Troublegum - Therapy?. When I met [personal profile] matgb he was wearing a Therapy? t-shirt. I have Troublegum on green vinyl. It was clearly a match made in Heaven.

  5. Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme - Simon and Garfunkel. My mum always loved S&G, but I really started to appreciate them in my teenage years. This album is full of sharply observed songs about alienation. And some faintly pretentious ones like The Dangling Conversation, which as a teenager you think are incredibly profound.

  6. Spaced Out: The very best of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. I still maintain that Leonard Nimoy's version of Both Sides Now is better than Joni Mitchell's original, and there are 25 tracks of total mad classics on this album. Yes, I am a sad case.

  7. Paranoid and Sunburnt - Skunk Anansie. This was another one of those OMG I've never heard anything like THAT before! albums. Little Baby Swastikkka blew me away when I first heard it. And Rise Up is one of the songs I put on Holly's playlist. And I still have a crush on Skin.

  8. Different Class - Pulp. I find myself singing I Spy to myself a lot these days ;)

  9. Ooo Crikey It's... - Lawnmower Deth. Combines two of my most favourite things - metal and extreme silliness.

  10. BadMotorFinger - Soundgarden. Mmmmmm Chris Cornell.

  11. Respect - The Very Best of Aretha Franklin. Aretha has the most amazing voice, and you've got to Respect that.

  12. Murder Ballads - Nick Cave. Terrifying, shocking and hilarious in equal measure. Who else could have a number one hit by stoving Kylie Mingogue's head in with a rock? I also love The Curse of Millhaven and O'Malley's Bar.

  13. Diva - Annie Lennox.

  14. 24 Carrott Gold - Jasper Carrott. I can't watch Golden Balls. It makes me so sad to see that a man who reduced me to tears of laughter is now a gameshow host. This album illustrates why.

  15. Brave New World - Iron Maiden. I had real difficulty choosing a Maiden album, but in the end I plumped for the one with the magnificent The Wicker Man on it. Really, though, this could have been any of about six. I mean, No Prayer For the Dying has the world's best Christmas #1 on it. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son has the song for which the video was Graham Chapman's last work. Picking a classic MAiden album is like trying to pick the one worthwhile work of Oscar Wilde...

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Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] innerbrat
£57.00 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery.

Dammit! I don't have £57, Amazon! Make it unaffordable again!

Also, you missed a tag.

Date: Sunday, September 26th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] von_geisterhand
Hm, while I share your appreciation of Mr. Furnier, I do remember revisiting my teens a few years back and being uncertain whether to laugh or cringe at the sight of the "Poison"-video.
But maybe I would feel different, had my first contact been "Trash" instead of "Hey Stoopid".

Singing along to "The curse of Milhaven" is a sort of feelgood-thing for me, in an increasingly demented way. People may consider me a bandwagon hopper but as far as emotional impact goes, "Murder Ballads" is definitely my favourite NCatBS-album. (Followed by half of "No more shall we part" amd "Boatman's Call".

Date: Monday, September 27th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Lawnmower Deth! Rock! I haven't heard any of their stuff in, ooh, fifteen years!

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