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The restless crowd of punks came to slam, smarm and otherwise lose themselves in some exploding rock. They did not come to wait any longer than they have been. Just in time to save a revolt, the house lights dim while the band makes its way up on the stage. A single spotlight shines on the front microphone stand. Our hero strides up to it with a snarl on his lips, over which commands a crescendoed eyebrow of rebuke; as if daring the audience to make any untoward comment. Suddenly, he notices a pretty young girl in designer jeans and pink blouse, among the spiked hair and leather-wristbanded crowd. She pushes closer to him and asks for an autograph. His snarl warms to a puppydog smile. The eyebrow relaxes and the eyes moisten. He turns back to his mates and says, "They love us!" With this much impetus the group dives into a massive 50 song set! And now kids:

blind-fitter's Personal Top Ten

007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker

L'Aigle Noir - Barbara

Ampersand - Amanda Palmer

Angels In Pain - Princess Tinymeat

Asbestos Lead Asbestos - World Domination Enterprises

Bedward The Flying Preacher - Singers & Players w. Prince Far-I

Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

Betrayal - Jah Wobble

Beyond The Threshold - Husker Du

C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

Congo War - Lord Brynner & The Sheiks

Do The Standing Still - The Table

Dole - Vanessa Van Basten

Edward Fox - Smack

Embrace - Low

Fite Dem Back - Linton Kwesi Johnson

How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

I Saw An X-Ray Of A Girl Passing Gas - The Butthole Surfers

I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

If You're A Viper - Rosetta Howard with the Harlem Hamfats

I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts

Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza

In Shreds - The Chameleons

In Spite Of These Times - The Close Lobsters

Jesus Loves Amerika - The Shamen

Lisa Box - Dawn Of The Replicants

Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side - Magnetic Fields

Male Model - The Undertones

Mother Of Christ - Alice Donut

My Favourite Dress - The Wedding Present

Nag Nag Nag - Cabaret Voltaire

No Room For You - Demob

Passing Complexion - Big Black

Plaster Casts Of Everything - Liars

The Power Of Lard - Lard

Psyche - Killing Joke

Ratts Of The Capital - Mogwai

Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy

Rosevel - The Triffids

Rottweillers - Nerve Rack

Run Joe - Stranger Cole

Shaved Women - Crass

Silver Machine - Hawkwind

Sour Times - Portishead

Spacer - Sheila And B. Devotion

Spirit Ditch - Sparklehorse

Sycamore - Bill Callahan

Tower Of Strength - Rudimentary Peni

What A Man Doeth - Eric Morris

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara

blind-fitter sez: here's a playlist of 50 of my favourite songs. Listening to my music is a bit like sex; it may be gruelling at times, but if you persevere, the pleasure may just be worth the punishment.

Here is the youtube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8A64E3E04038B190

Now, play 'em loud somewhere and then VOTE!!

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Good picks, BF... :cool:

Lots of memories there... I am listening to the songs right now... and will be voting very soon.

1- In Spite Of These Times - The Close Lobsters

2- I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts

3- Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

4- In Shreds - The Chameleons

5- Do The Standing Still - The Table

6- C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

7- Sycamore - Bill Callahan

8- 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker

9- Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza

10-Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara

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Get well soon Blusey. We'll be looking forward to your swift recovery :content:

I can't believe three of us actually put Butthole surfers on our PTT's :D I've never heard that one, but I'm not sure I've heard any of the songs on your list BF.

It'll take me some time to listen but I'm really looking forward to listening. I found a couple new song favorites from your last PTT so I'm excited about this one as well. I may end up with a couple more :D

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Mother of Christ, this was tough!!

1. Mother of Christ - Alice Donut

2. Rottweilers - Nerve Rack

3. Psyche - Killing Joke

4. Ratts Of The Capital - Mogwai

5. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

6. In Spite of These Times - The Close Lobsters

7. Tower Of Strength - Rudimentary Peni

8. Betrayal - Jah Wobble

9. Sour Times - Portishead

10. I Saw An X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas - Butthole Surfers

Honorable Mention: Desmond Dekker, Chameleons, Triffids, Shaman, several others

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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1. I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

2. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker

3. C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

4. Psyche - Killing Joke

5. Male Model - The Undertones

6. Do The Standing Still - The Table

7. In Spite Of These Times - The Close Lobsters

8. I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts

9. Silver Machine - Hawkwind

10 What A Man Doeth - Eric Morris

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OK, here are my votes:

1. SOur Times - Portishead

2. Sycamore - Bill Callahan

3. I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

4. Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza

5. Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy

6. How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

7. Rosevel - The Triffids

8. Tower of Strength - Rudimentary Peni

9. Spacer - Seila and B. Devotion

10. Luckiest Guy on The Lower East Side - Magnetic Fields

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I didn't know any of your songs BF. I like it when that happens :D

I finally managed to narrow it down to ten but it was a bit of a task. You have some really cool tunes on that list. Sad about what happened to Ofra Haza she had a very beautiful singing voice :puppyeyes:

1.Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza

2.007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker

3.Rosevel - The Triffids

4.Embrace - Low

5.Ratts Of The Capital - Mogwai

6.In Spite of These Times - Close Lobsters

7.If You're A Viper - Rosetta Howard with the Harlem Hamfats

8.Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy

9.I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

10.How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

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1. Sour Times - Portishead

2. Ampersand - Amanda Palmer

3. Silver Machine - Hawkwind

4. Spacer - Sheila And B. Devotion

5. Rosevel - The Triffids

6. Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side - Magnetic Fields

7. Spirit Ditch - Sparklehorse

8. What A Man Doeth - Eric Morris

9. The Power Of Lard - Lard

10. Sycamore - Bill Callahan

Devotion to listening time essential. Very happy with the above results. Thanks for intros to all these new songs, BF (though I knew Ampersand.)

BTW - an interesting juxtaposition in your nomination list:

"I Saw An X-Ray Of A Girl Passing Gas"

"I Envy The Wind"

:)

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1-007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker (Skaville revisited)

2-If You're A Viper - Rosetta Howard with the Harlem Hamfats (Ever hear the version by The Jim Kweskin Jug Band?)

3-I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

4-Rosevel - The Triffids

5-Congo War - Lord Brynner & The Sheiks

6-Sycamore - Bill Callahan

7-Sour Times - Portishead

8-What A Man Doeth - Eric Morris

9-Spacer - Sheila And B. Devotion

10-Edward Fox - Smack (Hey, always liked Edward Fox, that Jackal!)

Now that was different.

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1. How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

2. Babylon Burning - Ruts

3. C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

4. If Your A Viper - Rosetta Howard & The Harlem Hamfats

5. Male Model - Undertones

6. I Envy The Wind - Lucinda

7. No Room For You - DeMob

8. Dole - Vanessa Van Basten

9. Lisa Box - Dawn Of The Replicants

10. Edward Fox - Smack

BF, Nice to hear different music. Enjoyed it, as much as I enjoy my new Leeds United T-shirt. Mighty Whites Rule.

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