elastic bands – this week: R


Not as much fun as the C’s in A to Z of Japanese Music..
but here’s a game to illustrate either:
How wildly eclectic your taste is… or,
How perfectly streamlined it is.

I will post a letter of the alphabet
all BANDS or ARTISTS must begin with that letter.
Artists letter is determined by the letter at the beginning of their SURNAME (if they use it) – ignore the use of ‘The’ in a bands name.
up to 13 songs are allowed – fewer if you wish.
All can be the same artist if that represents you perfectly or all the same genre. Just make them great tunes.

make a youtube playlist (if you wish) and link to it – just link to it – don’t overload the thread.

Cut and paste the band names and tracks (in a joyous list style) in the comments.
Then we can chat about the choices – add some waffle if you wish (about how narrow or varied those choices are) … but above all, have fun.


106 thoughts on “elastic bands – this week: R

  1. Somehow I wasn’t expecting R….

    Here’s my provisional list – just a dozen. Will be back with the youtube playlist later

    Rolling Stones – Play with Fire
    Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
    Ram Jam Band – Black Betty
    Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
    REM Everybody Hurts
    Kate Rusby -The Recruited Collier
    Smokey Robinson – Tracks Of My Tears
    Rodrigo y Gabriela – Juan Loco
    Ramones -I Want To Be Sedated
    Linda Ronstadt – You’re No Good
    Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
    A R Rhahman – Maa Tuije Salaam

      • Reason there are 2 Lou Reed songs (I know it’s allowed, but,) initially thought of Sweet Jane as being the Velvet Underground and remembered too late that there was also a fantastic Lou Reed version. then when I saw Carole Bristol had also suggested Walk on the Wild side, I thought, well, actually, I would have preferred Sweet Jane, but I don’t know if things can be deleted from the list, and I’d only got 12 songs anyway……ok, I’ll shut up now.

      • Hi amylee….not sure where this is going to appear…..confess it was a slightly rushed list because I wanted to get in early in case you also chose Play With Fire…!!!!! Thanks for the donds!!

    • Have also added, having belatedly remembered, Christ Rea’s Stainsby Girls. this makes it 14 so had better stop now….

  2. I was wondering what letter we would get this week. I am more than content with R because it gives me the chance, once again, to plus the criminally-underrated Terry Reid, plus a chance to play some of my favourite artists.

    The Ramones – Baby I Love You
    The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
    Todd Rundgren – Real Man
    Otis Rush – Three Times A Fool
    Roxy Music – The Bogus Man
    REM – Radio Free Europe
    Terry Reid – Seed Of Memory
    Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
    Rain Tree Crow – Every Colour You Are
    Radiohead – Lotus Flower
    John Renbourn – Scarborough Fair
    Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
    Bonnie Raitt – Something To Talk About

  3. Here you R

    Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine
    Hebrew Rogers – Can’t Buy Soul
    Raekwon – Ice Cream
    Rita & the Tiaras – Gone With The Wind (Is My Love)
    The Radiants – Hold On
    Alice Russell – Munkaroo
    Wanda Robinson – A Possibility (Back Home)
    Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness
    Buddy Rich ft Cathy Rich – The Beat Goes On (live)
    David Ruffin – Make My Water Boil (Loving You Has Been Wonderful)
    RJD2 – Exotic Talk
    Roots Manuva – Snake Bite
    Keith Rowe – Groovy Situation

  4. Rs

    Jonathan Richman – UFO Man
    Ramones – The K.K.K took my baby away
    Lou Reed- Coney Island baby
    R.E.M.- Wendell Gee
    Race Marbles- Like a dribbling fram
    Raincoats- Fairytale in the supermarket
    Randy and the Rainbows- Denis
    Ranma 1/2- Baka song
    Raspberry Field – Can you ?
    Red Crayola – Hurricane fighter plane
    The Reynettes – Kowloon Hong Kong
    The Ronettes – Is this what I get for loving you ?
    The Randells – Martian Hop.

    Playlist here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zb_2lfJXsI&list=PLjhQua39mNpo0YxFGjRbdb-Mx8u5I2G_N

    Some seriously loved ones this week, how can anyone resist a title like “Like a dribbling Fram” ? I certainly can’t.

  5. Right, here goes. Another week where I was expecting to have to whittle it right down but actually had to scrabble around to fill up 13. How odd. Here’s what I settled on anyway:

    Red Army Chorus: Song of the Volga Boatmen (Эй, ухнем!)
    A.R. Rahman: Khwaja Mere Khwaja
    R.E.M.: You Are The Everything
    Mohammed Rafi: Aaj Mausam Bada Beiman Hai
    Roxy Music: Oh Yeah
    Radiohead: Let Down
    Nathaniel Rateliff: A Lamb On A Stone
    Josh Ritter: Kathleen
    Jimmy Radcliffe: Long After Tonight Is All Over
    Diana Ross & The Supremes: Stop! In The Name Of Love
    Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
    Rihanna: S.O.S.
    Robyn: Be Mine!

    bish’s elastic R bands

  6. From cassettes, except the Lou Rhodes which I was playing when I saw the theme. (Sort of limits the period to pre-1991)

    Lou Rhodes & The Cinematic Orchestra- One Good Thing (Cinematic Orchestra New York Quartet remix)
    Roni Size / Reprazent – Brown Paper Bag
    The Railway Children – Brighter
    Rainy Day – “Holocaust”
    Richie Rich – Salsa House
    Ride – Taste
    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Hollow Eyes
    Otis Redding – A Change Is Gonna Come
    Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine ’89
    Rain Parade – This Can’t Be Today
    Rank and File – Rank and File
    R.E.M. – Gardening At Night
    The Rolling Stones – Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

  7. Rainbow Stargazer
    Rennaissance Ashes are Burning
    Rolling Stones Little Red Rooster
    Jonathan Richman Ice Cream Man
    Paul Rodgers (free) Muddy Water Blues
    Jimmy Reid Bright lights big city

    Rip Rig & Panic were on the Young ones once long ago ( struggling now )

      • Rare Bird late 60’s Sympathy & Ramases prog life child – forgot the Ramones ( rats)
        in the blues Otis Rush ( so many roads ) Jimmy Rodgers ( walking by myself)

    • Rush married purple & yes to make a heavy prog that spawned a whole wave of bands – one being possibly German, Rhapsody who specialise in sword & scorcery concept albums, all trolls, ogres and a very florid synth solo here and there -totally over the top and probably huge on the continent
      Back to pub-rock and not one Rockpile song title comes t mind – did they really have Billy Bremner on guitar
      Another pub rock outfit, I can only remember the singer/lead guitarist being american with Buddy Holly specs – bet they were a grand night out at the Hope & Anchor – called the Roolgalator
      ( probably cbleached their hair, put nails through the noses and called themselves something innuendoish and angry )

      Rabin was in Rabbitt

  8. Tommy Roe – Dizzy
    Ramones – I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
    Raconteurs – Old Enough
    Bonnie Raitt – Love Me Like a Man
    Linda Ronstadt – Long Long Time
    Roxy Music – Avalon
    REM – Flowers of Guatemala
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fortune Faded
    Rose Royce – Wishing on a Star
    Roots – The Seed 2.0
    Rufus – Tell Me Something Good
    RATM – Testify
    Rolling Srtones – Gimme Shelter

      • nah, i really do like other stuff besides the Stones. If they make your list, i’ll but you a beer if it’s a different one than i’m expecting. (Bet i can pick your Roxy tune too, if they make your list). When we get to the difficult letters, my lists may well be all U2, QOTSA, XTC, or the Verve.

        And as i forgot all about Radiohead, I’ll take Karma Police. Also forgot about Damien Rice, I’ll take Cannonball or Volcano.

  9. Ramones – California Sun
    Rolling Stones – Route 66
    Otis Redding – A Change Is Gonna Come
    Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
    Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
    Richie Rich – Salsa House
    Lou Reed – Sweet Jane (RnR Animal version)
    Jonathan Richman – Roadrunner
    Ronettes – Be My Baby
    Diana Ross – Love Hangover
    Roxy Music – Pyjamarama
    Smokey Robinson – Shop Around
    Lou Reed – How Do You Think It Feels ? (special memorial bonus track)

    • See we chose the same Little Richard and Lou Reed numbers (Sweet Jane r’n’r Animal) but how did I forget the Ronettes?

  10. razorcuts – mary day
    ruefrex – wild colonial boy
    raymonde – jennifer wants
    red lorry yellow lorry – talk about the weather
    radiohead – lucky
    the raconteurs – together
    rem – i believe
    ride – unfamiliar
    rose of avalanche – too many castles in the sky
    rival schools – undercovers on
    royal trux – the banana question
    the ruts – babylon’s burning
    ratm – bullet in the head

    R list

  11. Hmmm. Only got 10 “Rs” in the collection. Could do some catching up though with some outstanding suggestions so far……………………….

    Rockin’ Berries – ‘He’s in Town’.
    Marty Robins – ‘El Paso’.
    Ronettes – ‘Be My Baby’.
    A.R. Rahman – ‘O. Saya’.
    Rage Against the Machine – ‘Take the Power Back’.
    Chris Rea – ‘On the Beach’.
    Royksopp – ‘Only This Moment’.
    Rammstein – ‘Mei Herz Brennt’.
    Tom Robinson – ‘Atmospherics : Listen to the Radio’.
    Linda Ronstdat – ‘Blue Bayou’.

    I’ll try and do a playlist over the next day or two.

  12. Right, I’m having to revert to cheating this week, but only in a relatively relaxed way. Take the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – I’m going with R as it’s a band name (and I forgot to include this in the P list). The vid is really worth waiting for if you can sit out the Banjoman’s introductory advert for his festival – could no longer find the original form on youtube. I’ve also given you a baker’s dozen this week, including one song twice (gasp!), because I found a much later, acoustic version while I was hunting down clips and love it so much I just had to include it.

    debbym’s R U Ready for this?-list

    the Rattles – The Witch
    les Rita Mitsouko – Marcia Baila
    Rainbirds – Blueprint
    Renaissance – Ocean Gipsy
    Bonnie Raitt – Love Me Like A Man
    Kate Rusby – Bring Me A Boat
    Iiro Rantala – Tears For Esbjorn
    radio.string.quartet.vienna & Ulf Wakenius – Dodge The Dodo
    the Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes
    the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Clap Your Hands
    Django Reinhardt – Swinging With Django
    Catherine Russell – Just Because You Can
    Catherine Ringer & Fred Chichin – Marcia Baila

  13. I haven’t looked at anyone else’s yet, so there may be duplication, but here are my Rapturous Rs

    1. Red Sun Revival 2. Rollins Band 3. Rose of Avalanche 4. Roxy Music 5. Robots in Disguise 6. Anthony Reynolds 7. Rolling Stones 8.Rammstein 9. Ride 10. Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry
    11. Rain Tree Crow 12. Lou Reed 13. more Anthony Reynolds because I like him that much.

    • Hi Beth. I just listened to your Rollins Band pick. The lyrics are raw, manipulative, and creepy, reminiscent of Tom Cruise’s character in Magnolia. I know someone with the same affliction, a wide berth is definitely in order. Your Rolling Stone’s choice is lovely. I felt it had a natural softness similar to She’s A Rainbow, which I love. Cheers !

      • I think Henry Rollins is actually a pretty reasonable guy, but I do love his sneering amusement in the song. Glad you liked the tracks, thanks for listening.

  14. Here we go:

    Jimmy Ruffin – Hold On To My Love
    REM – Man On The Moon
    The Regulars – Fools Game
    Smokey Robinson – And I Don’t Love You
    Max Romeo Sipple Out Deh (War ina Babylon)
    Rolling Stones – Lets Spend The Night Together
    Roxy Music – Mother Of Pearl
    Lou Reed – Oh Jim
    Jonathan Richman – Everyday Clothes
    Jimmy Reed – Bright Lights Big City
    Rezillos – I Can’t Stand My baby
    Ramones – My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)
    Eddi Reader – Patience Of Angels


    Mentioned in despatches: Radiators From Space – Television Screen, Otis Redding – most of Otis Blue,

    I wish I could think of more to say about these choices. They’re just the result of a quick trawl through vinyl, CDs and memory. A mix of obvious “greatest hits” and a couple of oddbods.
    The author does not endorse the lyric of Oh Jim but he does endorse the lyric of Bonzo.
    Johnny didn’t though.

    • Great tune. Has a sinister edge to it which reminds me of Roots Manuva’s Evil Rabbit. I love the interplay between the sharp snappy (ha!) bari and the sonorous bass, then you get those metal guitars blasting through it. I love this finding new music, especially those that I’ve missed along the way. Cheers lr.

  15. Loving some of the other suggestions and despite there being an overlap with several of my “R” artists I have chosen completely different songs: R Playlist

    First up Rush and the first song I heard of theirs: Spirit of Radio.
    The Raconteurs – Intimate Secretary
    Roxette – The Look (chose this when I guru’d RRSA La’s, brilliant)
    I don’t like the Stones, sorry amylee but I do love Otis’ version of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. Pure brilliance.
    The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There a For You, well because that’s what Friends do 😉
    Rainbow – Kill The King (line-up Blackmore, Dio and another awesome drummer Cozy Powell.)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California (one of the best videos, ever)
    Lou Reed – Perfect Day
    REO Speedwagon – Tough Guys
    Darius Rucker (he of Hootie and the Blowfish) going all country with Radio

  16. remember seeing Red Snapper on Jools Holland and them being the first modern band i quite liked .. but forgot to actually get any of their music .. nice to be reminded of them

  17. I (SHANE) edited this one down a bit just to save space – I can’t click through to listen at the moment so hope the youtube links line up with the bands listed bellow… I’ll add some instructions for creating them into a playlist – it’s quicker than linking each video when you get the hang of it. (took me 4 years to find out I could just click ADD TO to start a new one – saves me loads of stress)….

    Roxy Music Same Old Scene
    REM Can’t Get There From Here
    Rubella BalletEvery Second Counts
    RutsDope For Guns
    Red Lorry Yellow LorryWalking On Your Hands
    Red Flag 77Lipstick
    Rong ‘UnsSocial Control
    Red Alert City Invasion
    Runnin’ RiotJohnny Reggae
    Riot SquadCivil Destruction
    Rudimentary PeniWhen You Are A Martian Church

    I did these instructions for suzi in week one – hope they help.

    On youtube (if you have an account – there’s one sign in for loads of things now) –

    go to your first track and underneath where it say: (…) views and the thumbs up thumbs down symbol – there’s the words ADD TO

    click on Add To – a little extra box comes up with a section that says: enter playlist name
    type in ‘elastic R bands” or something and make sure it’s public.
    then click on the ‘Create playlist‘ box.

    go to you next video – click ADD TO – and click it in the ‘elastic R bands’ playlist..
    continue through the videos until they are all done.

    when you are finished click on your youtube user name in the top right hand corner and your playlists should scroll across the top.

    click on ‘elastic R bands’ press ‘play all’ and cut the youtube link from the top – put this in a link using the guardian comment box – cut it from there and paste it in the ‘spill comment box.

    it flows quite easily when you get going.

    • The usual level of technical skill involved. I had a ponder about how to do it as the odd track sticks out like a sore thumb. I thought about sticking Roxy right in the middle, but in the end I decided to ease the listener in. My first two choices for Red Lorry Yellow Lorry had already been used – what are the chances?
      Anyway , the tracks are

      Roxy Music – Same Old Scene
      REM – Can’t Get There From Here
      Rubella Ballet – Every Second Counts
      Ruts – Dope For Guns
      Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Walking On Your Hands
      Red Flag 77 – Lipstick
      Rong ‘Uns – Social Control
      Red Alert – City Invasion
      Runnin’ Riot – Johnny Reggae
      Restarts – Bolloxology
      Riot/Clone – Chumbawanka
      Riot Squad – Civil Destruction
      Rudimentary Peni – When You Are A Martian Church

      • nice to see you around for this game. The Restarts did occur to me, but i couldn’t think of a song. But i did get a Test tube babies in for P.

      • Ooh haven’t listened to Rubella Ballet for a while, will go and do so, donds to Roxy and Lorries, must try to remember them for RR topics

  18. Hi all.

    Rainbow – Long Live Rock & Roll
    Just to be different, ’cause Stargazer & Kill The King have already been nabbed.

    Reef – Consideration
    A regular DsD RR asafaerae; surely you all have it via the ‘Box by now!

    Richmond Fontaine – Western Skyline
    I suggest LIAB checks this one out post-haste.

    Matthew Ryan – Happy Hour
    Always the first MR song that comes to mind.

    Bonnie Raitt – I Can’t Make You Love Me
    Honourable mention for her version of Angel From Montgomery too.

    Redhead Kingpin & The FBI – Do The Right Thing
    There! That got your attention, didn’t it? 😉

    Josh Ritter – Girl In The War
    First song I ever heard by him, and never topped. HATE it when that happens!

    Rebel Meets Rebel – Cowboys Do More Dope
    David Allen Coe fronting Pantera. No that’s not an “Imagine if…”, it really is them!

    Red House Painters – Drop
    Could have been any number of songs, but this is the last one I listened to.

    Rush – Here Again
    Ooh, controversial choice from their pre-Neil Peart debut Zep-wannabes album.

    The Redskins – (Burn It Up!) Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)
    Reminds me of my schooldays, John Peel, Penny Lane Records, etc., etc., etc.

    Dave Lee Roth – Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody
    Humalla beebulla zeebulla boobulla, humalla beebulla zeebulla bop!

    Thanks, Diamond Dave, ’nuff said!

  19. Lovely list. I gave the Making Bones CD away to a modern dancer I went out with a long time ago. She used Image of You in her graduation work. I didn’t go to see it as I was still smarting from being dumped.

    • Very interesting. I like what they say about sound and memory. Certain sounds and certain songs always have an image, or even scent and feeling for me that people wouldn’t normally associate with them.

      Hope you make an appearance during my guru week and make a few suggestions. It’s probably a good week for lots of musical styles, but I know a couple of your regularly nominated artists have very on topic songs.

      Cheerio for now.

  20. so I haven’t had time to look at this yet – a quick cut and paste of bands I love created this playlist:

    Ragga Trip The Ragga Twins
    The Hunt The Real Tuesday Weld
    Never Say Never Romeo Void
    I Don’t Care The Roots
    Supersonic Waves ft Kool Keith Regular fries
    Banana Skank Roots Manuva
    Naked Ruby Ruby Throat
    Wrapped In Piano Strings Radical Face
    Heaven’s On Fire The Radio Dept.
    Bus Stop Bitties RJD2
    Babylon’s Burning The Ruts
    Happy – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
    (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew The Rock Steady Crew

    single tracks or fewer tracks in a bands output got added to my R lists while compiling it this morning – Roots Manuva and The Real Tuesday Weld could fill the 13 easily themselves:

    Let The Spirit (Hot Chip Remix) Roots Manuva
    Toot Toot Beep Beep Rec Rangers
    Turn It Up Robots In Disguise
    Beastmaster Relaxed Muscle
    Bang Zoom (Let’s Go-Go) The Real Roxanne
    It’s Like That Run-D.M.C.
    Nude Photo Rythim Is Rythim
    Rats Live On No Evil Star Ringo Deathstarr
    Eleventh Street Ravens & Chimes
    Time to Kill Another One (Hungry Beats Remix) Rotterdam Terror Corps & the Hitmen

    saneshanes elastic bands: R

    • Rec Rangers is a bit niiiice innit!

      I Don’t Care a big fave (I added Datskat to mine) and blimey! Bang Zoom is a blast from the past. Really ace list.

      • I have a brill 80’s electro comp that entertains me and gets the boys breakdancing (in a freestyle way) – they began breakdancing before ever watching any – so bouncing off sofas is the way of the world for them.

        Me and the ex used to bop around the flat to Toot Toot Beep Beep – bloody ace days/nights/weekends/weeks….. until we collapsed!

      • Hi Shane. I remember you saying something about you and your boys doing ‘Hey you Rocksteady Crew’. Made me smile coz ‘Hey you’ was one of the first things my lad spoke – or rather ‘ey oo’ because he got bounced up and down to it a lot as a babe.

    • Great Saturday afternoon listen that – raucous, raunchy, ruff & ready. One of my fave playlists from you shane (no dis-respect to any others, but this was bangin’!). Some nice trips back in time (Romeo Void – blimey! where do you find these?!) and somehow I missed Relaxed Muscle along the way. Loved that one. Nude Photo ace but the tunes I enjoyed the most were from The Real Tuesday Weld. Really really really good. They’ve turned Abba’s song into something like an scene from a Milan Kundera novel; a beautiful woman slinking through the shadows of the winding back streets of Old Town Prague, just before she meets with her lover and they return to a ramshackle hotel room, strip off and have mad passionate sex …. I’m going to have another listen to that now.

      • been trying to get never say never listed in RR for ever – no luck yet.

        At the time Relaxed Muscle didn’t let it be know Jarvis was involved – easy to spot when you know – but it was a bit of a tease at the time – love it- a rock out/electronic fun by-product of the Pulp fame era.

        The Real Tuesday Weld are a pet favourite – they do brilliant shows (in London) to old surrealist movies and masked – valentines balls. Trouble is, you’d have to go to London and no band (except Withered hand) is worth getting me that stressed – they did play at a literary festival up here in Norfolk. But the price the festival was charging made me think it was for people who by books with real gold in the printing of the type.
        The have soundtracked two Glen Duncan books – that’s why they were there.

        Sadly the world and their gap year children now mix swing in their songs – something TRTW have done since swing was fashionable in the 1930’s .. but hey ho I still love it.

  21. My R-room is rather threadbare, too. Even scanning others’ choices, I don’t get much beyond (early) Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson, Lou Reed (although I much prefer him with Cale et al) and John Renbourn.
    And I can’t think of one of their songs I’d consider essential for Desert Island survival.
    Picky (rather than eclectic), that’s me!

      • Yeah but, tbh shane, I’d like to be more enthusiastic about more music. I very quickly identify the aspects of anything new that turn me off (bad drumming, synths, cliches, synth cliches, boring repetition, crap lyrics, affected singing, etc etc). I’m full of admiration for those of you that can rise above such things….. And then remember who/what you’ve heard.
        To an extent, I suffer from the one-in-one-out Homer memory problem: too many Dead memories for new ones to take root! (Plus, of course, the sure and certain knowledge that their music is threaded through my soul.)

      • I like artists who are skilled, as much as I like artists with enthusiasm – but in both it’s just passion and overall feel of the works that grabs me, not the technique.

        I once explained the technical side like this:

        The centre ‘eye’ of one flower is at a perfect 2/3rds level bisecting on the horizontal and the vertical – and the vase is 1″ off centre, so as not to ‘jar’. The paint is 1cm deep at it’s minimum building to 2.4cms in the thickest parts. These series of paintings were made possible by the innovations in manufactured pigments in the 19th Century.

        Now that is one of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers series – but if it wasn’t for his ‘mishaps’ with the tradition of painting – then they wouldn’t exist – the pigments didn’t exist before his time – so they just couldn’t be painted… the still life is a cliche… the whole series is repetitive; BUT….

        But, well, coming back to aural not visual, I never bother with the technical side of anything enough to be critical – so it doesn’t bother me – things on a personal taste level, like vocoders, get on my nerves.. but it’s just taste, mine isn’t very refined and that makes me happy.
        Back to visual; I do scream blue murder when someone uses a camera as if they were born blind – I think that’s the closest my blood gets to being boiled.

        I would say; I feel for you……

        (but it would mean the words: Chaka, Chaka, Chaka Chaka Khan will seep into your brain for the rest of the evening – heehee)

      • “I like artists who are skilled, as much as I like artists with enthusiasm – but in both it’s just passion and overall feel of the works that grabs me, not the technique.”
        Again, yeah but….
        My identification of musical turn-offs isn’t a particularly conscious process. But, once-heard, they’re not easily set aside (Chaka Khan….). And then they have to convince me they’re deliberate, not just lazy.

      • I like lazy artists too – and accidents – it does mean some artists I like will never achieve anything again – because they didn’t know why they did it first time – (or are too lazy to bother trying) heehee

    • I completely forgot Otis Redding until too late….it would have been Dock of the Bay anyway! Bit of a rushed list, am regretting a couple of them. Maybe our ‘8 records for a desert island’ could be another project at some future time? I think I would have to have one Lou Reed, not sure which. There’s something about his music (with or without John Cale) which just gets to me.

  22. Not that there’s any reason for anyone to give a crap, but here are the phone tallies for R:

    Radiohead (30)
    Renegade Soundwave (16)
    Damien Rice (6)
    Nathaniel Rateliff (5)
    Phillip Roebuck (5)
    Jonathan Richman (4)
    Tom Robinson (4)
    Rage Against The Machine (3)
    Ral Partha Vogelbacher (3)
    Ramones (3)
    Raveonettes (3)
    Raymen (3)
    Redskins (3)
    Ruts (3)
    Ruts DC (3)

    • Renegade Soundwave – how did I miss them?

      I’m enjoying your phone lists – I guess these are actually chosen tracks – Unlike my computer, that has albums on it that I don’t get around to deleting, and, any old guff that I’ve sometimes never got around to listening to.

      • Yep – don’t think there are any full albums on the phone (or “cloud”, as it’s set up now). May bung a few in at some point, as there is an allowance of 25k matched tunes. Pruning project 1st though.

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