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The Desert Island Question

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by greypilgrim77, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. Hey folks. . .here is the question that is a great icebreaker with a new musician (or on a first date) for that matter. . .

    If you were trapped on a desert island with a CD player and only 10 cd's, what would they be. . .

    Let's, just for the sake of argument, that you could not have any "Greatest Hits" albums. . .we are looking at an album as a unit. . .

    Live Albums are included, and this is NOT columbia house. . ."The Wall" does not count as two slots.

    Thomas J.
  2. Well, these aren't ranked, just numbered so as to keep some order here...

    1. The Pilfers - S/T
    2. The Pilfers - Chawalaleng
    3. Ani DiFranco - Living In Clip
    4. Dispatch - Silent Steeples
    5. Dispatch - Bang Bang
    6. G. Love and Special Sauce - Philadelphonic
    7. Dave Matthews Band - Live at Red Rocks
    8. Minor Threat - Complete Discography
    9. H20 - F.T.T.W.
    10. John Coltrane - Giant Steps

    I had to rul eout a lot, because they were greatest hits type dealys...such as Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend...and Experience Hendrix...I let Minor Threat stay in because it isn't a greatest hit collection, it's ALL of their stuff on one cd.

  3. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    MC5 "Kick Out The Jams"
    Stones "Exile On Main Street"
    Joe Satriani "Live in San Fran"
    The Who ""Who's Next"
    Yes "The Yes Album"
    Sonic's Rendezvous "Sweet Nothings"
    Guided By Voices "Alien Lanes"
    A solo piano version of "Rhapsody in Blue"
    King Crimson "Lark's Tongue in Aspic"
    Beatles "White Album"
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    I guess I'd just have 10 custom mixed CDs filled with stuff by a bunch of artists.

    of course, I'd be a little cheat, and take a Nomad Jukebox and some passive speaker...you can wire those things to 120 gigs of memory. THAT, my friends, is a LOT of music.
  5. hayngman


    Aug 20, 2002
    Wise County, TX
    Black Sabbath-Paranoid
    Lynyrd Skynyrd-Pronounced Leh-nerd Skeh-nerd
    Pantera-Far Beyond Driven
    Metallica-Master of Puppets
    Fear Factory-Concrete
    Slayer-Raining Blood
    Mudvayne-LD50 ...or The End of All Things to Come (if it's out by then)
    A J. S. Bach compilation (any orchestra/conductor)
  6. Sailing the seas of cheese-primus
    Dirt- Alice in chains
    Evil empire - RATM
    Live form Mars - Ben harper
    Disraeli gears -Cream
    Blood sex sugar - RHCP
    School Days -Stanley clarke
    A change of seasons - Dream Theater
    anything with jerry jemmott on it (i cant pick)

    and Jaco just to remind me what i cant do
  7. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    dude, this goes in recordings!

    (unless you are asking "which bassist would you take to a desert island?")

    btw: i take Melissa Auf DerMaur (sp?)
  8. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Hmm.. Only 10 cd's..
    Primus - Tales From The Punchbowl
    The Doors - Strange Days
    311 - Grassroots
    Tom Waits - Alice
    Air - Moon Safari
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Tool - Lateralus
    Ozomatli - Embrace The Chaos
    Jagúar - Jagúar (Icelandic funk band)
    Blues Traveler - Four
  9. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    in no particular order...

    1. Maggots: The Album / Plasmatics
    2. Alive! / KISS
    3. Escape From New York soundtrack / John Carpenter
    4. Destroy All Astro-Men!!! / Man Or Astroman
    5. Speak English Or Die / S. O. D.
    6. Join The Army / Suicidal Tendencies
    7. Just Another Band From L.A. / Mothers Of Invention
    8. Switched-On Bach / Walter Carlos
    9. Fly By Night / Rush
    10. Animals / Pink Floyd

  10. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    yes it does.
  11. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    - "Road Tested" by Bonnie Raitt.
    - Talking Books "Raft building for Dummies", part 1-5
    - Talking Books "Navigation for Dummies", part 1-4

  12. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    1 Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
    2. Brad Mahldau: Art of the Trio, (any)
    3. Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Step
    4. Blues Brothers 2000
    5: Allman Brothers: Fillmore East
    6. Ahmad Jamal: Digital Works
    7. Pat Metheny: Secret Story
    8. Metallica: The Black Album
    9. Stan Getz and Gerry Muligan: Bossa Nova
    10. Annie Lennox: Diva
  13. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    LOL @ your signature :D
  14. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'd take 10 random cds from the music store from artists I've never heard of.
    I've listened to al lmy music a zillion times, and don't need to be stuck with them for a zillion times more.
    even if what I pick up sucks, it beats knowing every song so well its hard to enjoy.
  15. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Sweet. :D
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Given that rule - the "Complete Ring Cycle" - Wagner, has to be one choice - that's over 14 hours of music!! ;)
  17. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Well, is it 10 CDs or is it 10 albums? An MP3 capable CD player would let you have 100+ hours of music on 10 CDs... :)

    But as I said, I'm not gonna sit listening to music, I'm getting off that island! :D
  18. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    In no particular order:

    The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
    Sting - Brand New Day
    The Police - Synchronicity
    Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain
    Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
    Herbie Hancock - Thrust
    Steely Dan - Aja
    Jamiroquai - Return Of The Space Cowboy
    Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

    EDIT: And if possible I'd bring Sarah Michelle Gellar too :D
  19. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    You can keep your albums, I'll take an iPod with my entire CD library... OK seriously let's see...

    Achtung Baby - U2
    If You're Feeling Sinister - Belle & Sebastian
    OK Computer - Radiohead
    Out Come The Wolves - Rancid
    Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
    Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLachlan
    Agaetis byrjun - Sigur Ros
    Exodus - Bob Marley
    Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
    The Question - The Slackers
  20. Okay...

    • Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    • Nick Cave - Murder Ballads
    • The Beatles - Abbey Road
    • Bubbi - Fingraför
    • Jeff Buckley - Grace
    • Led Zeppelin - IV
    • The Who - Tommy
    • HAM - Skert Flog
    • Muse - Showbiz
    • Týr - How Far to Asgaard

    ...yeah, those I guess.

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