- Throbbing Gristle – Hamburger Lady (D.O.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle. 1978)
Just > Fucking > Hideous. I thought I’d start with a sour note. And what a tart little piece this is. A dirge performed about a letter from Dr. Al Ackerman of Portland, Oregon about a badly burned female. That pitched vocal sound that runs throughout the track brings bile to my throat and the nasal commentary from (now Ms?) Genesis P. Orridge ensures that you will be sitting very uncomfortably.
- David Bowie – Warszawa (Low. 1977)
Quite simply one of the most beautiful tunes in history, I doubt it can be beat. Bowie and Eno lost themselves in Berlin and emerged with an album of musical experimentation the likes of which the world had barely seen (and especially from a major artist). Swooping, majestic and crying itself down on the brightly lit city. I can only hope I die as content as this track makes me feel. Damn drippy hippy.
- Iron Maiden – Déjà Vu (Somewhere In Time. 1986)
A sadly ignored classic Maiden track as it appears on a sadly ignored classic Maiden album that a lot of people forget. Oooh, I’m going to regret this, but I’ll go out on a limb and say this is my (*deep breathe*) favourite Maiden song.
- Magazine – Shot By Both Sides. (Real Life. 1978)
A killer lead running through the track, a superb vintage (you can’t beat ’77 to ’84 fuckers) and a sentiment that I can fully identify with. “Shot By Both Sides”
- Fugazi – Facet Squared (In On The Killtaker. 1993)
Something a bit different for me, I kind of ‘rediscovered’ Fugazi recently. A lot of my friends when I was a teenager absolutely loved them. I didn’t really see what the big deal was…until now. I got this record for about £3 in a record shop (R.I.P almost all outlets) and it immediately struck me as how Wire would have turned out if they didn’t wimp out after ‘Pink Flag’. Love it.
- King Crimson – The Court of the Crimson King (In the Court of the Crimson King. 1969)
Nineteen Sixty Nine. It could have been written yesterday. Ok, if we’re stooping to ‘music’ journalist’s low standards, Prog is the enemy of Punk. Fuck it. My interest in Prog has come from Lydon in his later PiL experimentation. What does that tell you? Anyways, on to the track. I can’t describe this piece without saying woolly. Woolly and Epic.
- The Ruts – S.U.S (The Crack. 1979)
“Ver facking Rats you cahnt!” Listen to the riff on the chorus. LISTEN TO IT.
- Vangelis – Rachel’s Song (Blade runner Original Soundtrack. 1982)
Ah, Bladerunner. A film that gets better every viewing and a soundtrack that gets better every listen. Is there a better match of music and film? (No, really. I want to know. Suggestions please) Bladerunner (and K. Dick in general) is not only a massive influence on Hateful Abandon but also Swine and the rest of Salute. Sort it.
- Kraftwerk – The Model (The Man Machine. 1978)
Ok, there are better tracks in the world, I just love this one at the moment. It scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. So cold, uncaring, inhuman….and catchy.
- Erik Satie – 4ieme Gnossienne :Lent.
Thanks for this one Kaptain.
- The Fall – Reformation (Reformation Post TLC. 2007)
Like Lemmy and Lydon, Mark E Smith is the fucking boss. He lives hard, he’s been there, he knows music, he likes a drink and a smoke, he doesn’t care what you think and neither do I.
- Ted Nugent – Stormtroopin’ (Ted Nugent. 1975)
A cheeky rocker from a cheeky rocker. Ok, this track owes a little to Sabbath, but who doesn’t? I wonder how many under-age virginities went bye-bye to this soundtrack in the ’70s…
- Napalm Death – Unchallenged Hate (From Enslavement To Obliteration. 1988)
That guitar sound is like a HUMAN VOICE. Yag yag yag yag!
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