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music survey

A music survery I promised I would do for delicarose

1. Your favorite song with the name of a city in the title or text.
Jeez, there' so many...
"I Don't Sleep I Drink Coffee Instead" - Brenda Kahn There's a Motel 6 outside Louisville, Kentucky. People are large and clearing house lucky and across the border, a couple of old Hooisers, looking kinda lifeless and worn, well-travelled. They said, "Can you find Union Station?" I said "I can find the place where Abe Lincoln was born."

Runner up: "Bang the Drum" - Railroad Jerk (as best I can from memory, anyway) Windshield wipers, whether you like it or not. I gotta to get away but I don't wanna lose my spot. I might be dumb, I'm so dumb. I wish I hadn't loved ya, now I wanna get some. I'm goin' back to Philadelphia, that's where I fell for ya. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Do you know where I'm comin' from? Bang the drum!

2. A song you've listened to repeatedly when you were depressed at some point in your life.
I don't get dperessed, but I listen to lots of songs repeatedly. Lately it's been "Under My Hood" by Gluecifer... I've probably listened to that song hundreds of times in the past year, maybe a thousand. I typically listen to the blues when I'm down (god that's so cliche!), but no particular song.

3. Ever bought an entire album just for one song and winded up disliking everything but that song?
Smash Mouth's Fush Yu Mang album with "Walking On the Sun" on it comes to mind.

4. A song whose lyrics you thought you knew in the past, but about which you later learned you were incorrect.
I'm having trouble concentrating on the question due to the horrible grammar and syntax of the statement. Let's restart: "Song lyrics you thought you knew, but you later learned were incorrect."
That's better. It was years before I knew the correct lyrics to a lot of Steve Miller Band songs, "Jet Airliner" and "The Joker" in particular. I usually play tis game in reverse, I'll hear someone else misquote the lyric and then I can never get it out of my head whenever I hear the song in the future. CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" has forever become "Bathroom on the Right" (I even catch myself singing-along this way when listening to it!). Hendrix's "Purple Haze" now has the line "Excuse me while I kiss this guy". I think my favoite though, a friend in middle school thought Foreigner's "Urgent" was "Virgin", so whenever I hear that song, I always sing the choruses "Virgin!".

5. Your least favorite song on one of your favorite albums of all time.
"After Dinner" by Slint on Spiderland
"Girls" by the Beastie Boys on Licensed To Ill

6. A song you like by someone you find physically unattractive or otherwise repellent.
ummm, just about any Stooges, Ramones, or Sex Pistols song.

7. Your favorite song that has expletives in it that's not by Liz Phair.
Foul: I don't even like Liz Phair.
I once made a mix tape called "Fuck Songs" for some friends where every song contained the word fuck. It'd be too hard to list a favorite. Some that come instantly to mind:
"Cunt Tease" - Pussy Galore ("i got you where i wantchya, down on your kness cos i'm nothin' but a cu-unt tease... fuck you!")
"Tractor" - Monster Magnet ("my buddy joe gave me a laughing pill, it tasted like shit and it give me the chills")
"Headburn" - Halo of Flies ("you blame me... i'm just as fucked up as you")
"In N Out Of Grace" - Mudhoney ("save me lord, fuck the race.... til i'm in and out of grrrrrrace")
of course the grandaddy of them all: NWA's "Straight Outta Compton"
"Comin' straight outta Compton, a crazy motherfucker named Ice Cube..."

8. A song that sounds as if it's by someone British but isn't.
95% of Green Day's catalogue

9. A song you like (possibly from your past) that took you forever to finally locate a copy of.
"Marigold and Patchwork" - by Appleseed Cast. I heard this song on the radio twice and it took me about 4 years to track down a copy of it.
"Jam On It" - by Newcleus. I loved this song as a kid. Finally found it on a Rhino comp.

10. A song that reminds you of spring but doesn't mention spring at all.
uhhhh... I'm not a chick nor gay ;-)

11. A song that sounds to you like being happy feels.
"Rockaway Beach" - The Ramones
"Little Deuce Coupe" - The Beach Boys

12. Your favorite song from a non-soundtrack compilation album.
Whew. Um, can only have appeared on a compilation album? Probably Crime Kaisers' "Over Done" from the Fistfull of Rock and Roll comp series... ooo, or maybe "Saddletramp" by Dickless offa Sub Pup's The Grunge Years comp.

13. A song from your past that would be considered politically incorrect now (and possibly was then).
My past? I don't know about my past, but from the past, I'll take Ram Jam's "Black Betty".

14. A song sung by an overweight person.
That I like or dislike? Or any song by an overweight person? Sheesh. We'll assume favorite.
"Protect Yourself" - by the Fat Boys ;-)

15. A song you actually like by an artist you otherwise hate.
I don't hate artists, I just hate bad songs. Songs I like by people whose music I don't usually like:
"Diane" - Husker Du
"For You" - Justin Timerlake
"Born In Chicago" - The Pixies
"Nirvana" - The Blake Babies
"Leather" - Tori Amos
"Bullet and Butterfly Wings" - Smashing Pumpkins

16. A song by a band that features three or more female members.
This is the wrong person to ask this question of... I love girl groups... um....
"What A Way To Die" - The Pleasure Seekers
"Handsome and Gretel" - Babes in Toyland
"No You Don't" - Bratmobile
"What A Man" - En Vogue (although not really a "band")

17. One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to.
"Revolution" - The Beatles (First rock song I ever heard)
"In The Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
"Clap For The Wolfman" - The Guess Who

18. A song you've been mocked by friends for liking.
virtually anything offa Motley Crue's Shout At The Devil album
my continuing guilty pleasure of liking Offspring albums...

19. A really good cover version you think no one else has heard.
"Cover version" is kinda redundant isn't it? Mmmmm... Lollipop's cover "7 + 7 Is" by Love... Spacemen 3's cover of "When Tomorrow Hits" by Mudhoney and in a turn of fair play, Mudhoney's cover of Spacemen 3's "Revolution".... sheesh... um, there's lots of good ones... Jesus Lizard's cover of Chrome's "Tv As Eyes"... D.J. Leibowitz's instrumental arrangment of the Dead Kennedy's "Holiday In Cambodia" is stunning.....

20. A song that has helped cheer you up (or empowered you somehow) after a break-up or otherwise difficult situation.
who makes up these questions? ummm.... anything really loud and really fast played at very high volumes....


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