Desert Island MP3s #12

Part of the wildly popular DIMP3s series


#12

Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face

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Desert Island MP3s #11

Part of the wildly popular DIMP3s series


#11

The Alan Parsons Project – I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You

The idea of a sound engineer and a producer working on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon album and immediately afterward thinking to themselves “yeah, we could do that!” really, really tickles me. Especially considering…well, they were right. They could do that.

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Desert Island MP3s #7

Part of the wildly popular DIMP3s series


#7

Kristine – Radio

There’s been an underground 80’s revival happening for the last few years. I’ve touched on it before in my Kavinski DIMP3, but while Kavinski is a thoroughly modern artist with 80’s instrumentation, this is more of a straight up revival. The beats, synth-heavy melodies and breathy vocal style could all have been lifted straight from a cutting-edge 1984 artist.

More importantly than that is that Kristine is a damn good singer with some awesome songs. I had an extremely hard time picking the one song to go in the lead link but eventually picked the bouncy “Radio”. I can’t say it’s her best song -too much competition- but I love how infectiously bouncy and energetic it is.

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Desert Island MP3s #6

Part of the wildly popular DIMP3s series


#6

Genesis – Mama

Confession time: my preference in Genesis albums is strongly the later Phil Collins ones. I really don’t care for the earlier, weirder stuff like Selling England By The Pound, although I will admit to liking odd tracks from that era.

There’s people out here who’d strongly disagree with my preference for late Genesis, although I’ve never met one in person; I’m yet to run across a classic rock radio DJ in the wild.

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Desert Island MP3s #5

Part of the wildly popular DIMP3s series


#5

A-Ha – Take On Me

Take on me (take on me), take meeeee on (take on me), I’ll beeee gooone, in a day or twoooo…

(synth solo)

Some of the selections for this list haven’t necessarily been songs I’d want to be forced to listen to for the rest of eternity. No such problem with A-Ha. I love A-Ha so, so much.

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