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The 5 CDs you can't live without

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by crocau, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Okay, you have to bring only 5 CDs on a desert island, heaven, hell, whatever, and you'll spend the eternity listening to these... What CDs would you bring ? :confused:

    Here are mine :

    -Blood Sugar Sex Magick, RHCP
    -Abbey Road, The Beatles
    -Legend, Bob Marley and the Wailers
    -Kid A, Radiohead
    -Don't smoke in bed, Holly Cole
  2. bste9


    Jun 15, 2000
    St. Louis
    my two cents:
    beastie boys- pauls boutique
    rage against the machine- self title
    jurassic 5- quality control
    john coltrane-blue train

    pretty diverse isnt it?
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Soul Junk - 1956
    Medeski Martin and Wood - Combustication or perhaps a live bootleg
    King Crimson - Heavy ConstrucKction
    Tom Waits - Mule Variations (or some other Waits album...it varies week to week)
    Waterdeep - To Chase Away the Birds.. (or maybe Live at the New Earth)

    All of that might change tomorrow except for the first one.

    brad cook
  4. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    Funny question... I'm going for it!

    * Sting - Ten Summoners Tales
    * Weather Report - Live and Unreleased
    * Paul Simon - Graceland
    * Santana - Supernatural
    * Steve Coleman and five elements - Curves of life

    It was hard... I even checked my collection... but these five albums give a good impression of my taste. Although I really love some other albums, these five give a nice balance of certain 'etiquettes' of instruments. Good guitarwork, saxophone, live improvising stuff or very tight funky, vocals and african beats and one of the best pop-albums I know.

    Can't live without them!
  5. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    You said 500 Cd's we couldn't live without, right? Well I still have to I'm down to 527 on my island so I think I'm doing pretty good!

    #1 "Bright Size Life" Pat Metheny/ Jaco on Bass
    #2 "Moondance" Van Morrison/ Just great Tunes!
    #3 "Someday My Prince Will Come" /Miles Davis, Includes "Old Folks" one of Miles best tunes, But just about anything from Miles in the late 50's early 60's would do, "Kind of Blue" is a great one too as is "Round Midnight" and "Milestones" I just love the playing on the ballads, on Prince, Miles trumpet line for the melody of Old Folks is just sick. Paul Chambers on bass isn't bad either!
    #4 "Pat Metheny Group" The first group album with great writing, and the best tone for a bass I've ever heard on a CD! Mark Egan handles the low end
    #5 "Aja" Steely Dan, Great writing, Chuck Rainy on bass being just plain sick on "Joise" and "Peg, Another tough choice, could have gone with "Live in America" Tom Varney or "Katy Lied" in this case I just chose the classic
    The other three I 'd sneak on the island instead of food! "Heavy Weather" Weather Report, "T.O.P. Live Soul Vaccination", and "Ballads"
    John Coltrane more for Elvin Jones then anything else. One person I regret not seeing live.
  6. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    'London Calling' by the Clash.

    After that, I'd divide my other 350 CDs up and try to fit them into the remaining 4 CD cases.
  7. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    1. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

    2. John Barleycorn Must Die - Traffic

    3. Lights Out - UFO

    4. Night at the Opera - Queen

    5. America on Parade - Bob Sharples
  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Oooooh...you're making me reconsider mine now.

    brad cook
  9. JohnnyA


    Aug 21, 2004
    1. Sgt. Pepper's - The Beatles
    2. BloodSugarSexMagik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    3. In Utero - Nirvana
    4. OK Computer - Radiohead
    5. London Calling - The Clash

    It's not very diverse, but these albums just do it for me, and that's the most important thing, right?

  10. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    Well, seeing as most of your average deserted islands have no electricity, and odds are you won't wash up on shore with a lifetime supply of batteries, I'd say it really doesn't matter what the five choices are, 'cause they're gonna be like coasters , you dig? In fact, I'd prefer to have five copies of ABBA's Greatest Hits, because I'd hate to have my five favorite albums of all time with me with no way to listen to them. Not being able to hear ABBA would make survival more appealing.
  11. On this very special island, there is an hydroelectric generator and a Bose stereo with a speaker on every tree.

    ABBA, Celine Dion, and a few others went to the next island, which is caracterised by a population of starving deaf cannibals :D and happens to be the scene of a new Reality Show. :eyebrow:

    While the world is watching this (except for you, no TV) you are listening to which 5 CDs ?
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I could hear that getting 'old' after a few hundred listens.
    Try Ascension.
  13. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland

    I'd rather die than listening to five ABBA albums. Clear? :D
  14. (in no perticular order)

    Sailing the seas of Cheese - Primus
    Color and the shape - FooFighters
    Bass bolero - Bass Talk
    Sgt. Peppers... - Beatles
    Blood Suger Sex Magic - R.H.C.P

    (one variable cd: The Dresden Dolls)
  15. funky_bass_guy

    funky_bass_guy Guest

    Jul 30, 2004
    1. London Calling - The Clash
    2. Blood Sugar Sex Magic - RHCP
    3. Rage Against The Machine - RATM

    Those are my top three, the rest it gets complicated.
  16. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    1. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
    2. Metallica - Live In Mexico City
    3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
    4. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
    5. Thrice - The Illusion of Safety

    EDIT: Replaced #4 with Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
  17. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Pharoah Sanders - 'Karma'

    Sonny Sharrock - 'Ask the Ages'

    Dusty Springfield - 'Dusty in Memphis'

    Marvin Gaye - 'What's Goin On'

    Miles Davis - 'Agharta'
  18. Hmmm... good thread.

    Off the top o' me heed:

    Neil Larsen - Through Any Window
    Spyro Gyra - The First Ten Years
    Steely Dan - A Decade Of SD
    Toto - Past To Present - '77 to '90
    Sade - Diamond Life
  19. :cool:
  20. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train
    Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life
    Mudvayne - The End of All Things To Come
    Any random Gong CD
    Audio from the Diana Krall - Live In Paris DVD.