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What are our Desert Island Discs? I'll start...

1. Mr Blue Sky - ELO

2. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

3. Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver

4. I Am The Resurrection - Stone Roses

5. Drift Away - Dobie Gray

6. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

7. Eight Days A Week - The Beatles

8. Your Song - Elton John

Book Choice: Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald

Luxury Item: I'm torn between the internet and a microwave! 

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1 - Eifersucht (Rammstein)

2 - Johnny Got A Gun (Tom Paxton)

3 - Whilst My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles)

4 - Man In Black (Johnny Cash)

5 - Of Love, Lust and Human Nature (Kiuas)

6 - This War Is Ours (Escape The Fate)

7 - Little boxes (Malvina Reynolds)

8 - F*ck All The Perfect People (Chip Taylor)

Book Choice - Hamilton The Revolution (Lin Manuel Miranda) - (Its a walk through from the musical Hamilton with explanations, extras and makings of)

Luxury Item - Phone with Internet access. 

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Why do they ask for 8 and not 10? I'd struggle to choose a top 20, never mind a top 8. Also, I started to think of actually being on a desert island and only having 8 pieces of music to listen to and I thought whatever I choose I'll be sick of it after a while anyway.

The book would have to be Johnny Meynals book about The Shaymen and my luxery item would have to be a yacht. 

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2 minutes ago, Erik Everhard said:

Why do they ask for 8 and not 10? I'd struggle to choose a top 20, never mind a top 8.

Its hard. Ask me again tomorrow and I could easily give a completely different 8 tracks. A week later it would be completely different again.

I have actually been listening to a fair bit of Rap recently (Amazing artist called KAAN), and Punk (The Distillers, Bad Religion and a lesser known local band called Strange Bones), yet non of them make the cut tonight. 

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1, Straight To Hell - The Clash

2, Waterfall - Stone Roses 

3, U Sure Do - Strike 

4, Wonderful Land - Shadows

5, Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks 

6, Sailing By - Shipping Forecast Tune

7, Nessun Dorma - Pavarotti 

8, There She Goes - The La's. 

My book would be a copy of escort magazine for when I get bored! 

Luxury item would be a guitar. 

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14 minutes ago, Flea said:

Its hard. Ask me again tomorrow and I could easily give a completely different 8 tracks. A week later it would be completely different again.

I have actually been listening to a fair bit of Rap recently (Amazing artist called KAAN), and Punk (The Distillers, Bad Religion and a lesser known local band called Strange Bones), yet non of them make the cut tonight. 

I like a bit of hip hop myself. I've never been massively into it but I bought a few albums and twelves over the years.

I prefer the more jazzy and funk/soul sampled style of hip hop that's also less gangster lyrics and style.

 

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1  The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley,2 She Was Just Seventeen ,John Lennon,Elton John,Live,  3 I Got A Feelin, Black Eyed Peas,4 Power Zone, Time Frequncey, 5 Your Song, Lady Ga Ga Live,6 Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond Live, 7 Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now Starship, 8 I Love You Climax Blues Band ,Our Song Ahh

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1) Smoke gets in your eyes - Platters (also my cremation  song ha ha )

2) Whimaway - Tokens

3) Don´t close your eyes - Keith Whitley

4) Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison

5) Wonder of you - Elvis

6)When I fall in love - Nat King Cole

7) We can build a bridge - The Judds

8) Boo Boo Stick beat - Chet Atkins

Book - Autobiography Brian Clough

Luxury items - Walking stick, Boots & Dog, Don´t need anything else.

Music I could easily list 100.

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1 hour ago, Steve Lanzarote said:

Book - Autobiography Brian Clough

Just reading this. Surprised I've not read it before. Very readable but before reading it I thought the old big head thing was tongue in cheek - not a bit of it! 

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9 hours ago, Icke's Lizard said:

Luxury item would be a guitar. 

I considered a guitar but I worried that I wouldn't be able to replace the broken strings. You can't even buy guitar strings in Halifax now that Guitar Zone has closed - never mind a desert island. Like my luxury item - the internet - would be reliable on a small island! 

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9 minutes ago, Che Bentos said:

I considered a guitar but I worried that I wouldn't be able to replace the broken strings. You can't even buy guitar strings in Halifax now that Guitar Zone has closed - never mind a desert island. Like my luxury item - the internet - would be reliable on a small island! 

 

10 minutes ago, Che Bentos said:

I considered a guitar but I worried that I wouldn't be able to replace the broken strings. You can't even buy guitar strings in Halifax now that Guitar Zone has closed - never mind a desert island. Like my luxury item - the internet - would be reliable on a small island! 

Should have gone for boots.:D

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6 minutes ago, Che Bentos said:

I considered a guitar but I worried that I wouldn't be able to replace the broken strings. You can't even buy guitar strings in Halifax now that Guitar Zone has closed - never mind a desert island. Like my luxury item - the internet - would be reliable on a small island! 

Yeah it's a real shame that this town doesn't have a music shop anymore. I used to buy my strings from guitarzone but now I face a trek over to Dawson's in Huddersfield or Leeds. Im useless at changing them too and I've got a 12-string electric laying dormant. (Revelation solid body 12-string) it's a brilliant budget guitar of its type based on a jazz master.  

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Always wished I had learnt the guitar my neighbour Tomaž Domicelj  (Slovenian) artist has about 20 and he has wine bottle necks cut down to go on his finger to run up & down the neck to make a different sound. 

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10 minutes ago, Steve Lanzarote said:

Always wished I had learnt the guitar my neighbour Tomaž Domicelj  (Slovenian) artist has about 20 and he has wine bottle necks cut down to go on his finger to run up & down the neck to make a different sound. 

It's the best hobby in the world after a stressful day. You can't always hit the gym or run the streets if knackered, but guitar is chilled out and nice to play. 

Getting suspended from school and channeling my energy into learning guitar is the best thing I ever did. (Thank you to my head of year!) Even more so now that I'm into writing my own and recording them.  

You're never too old to learn unless your hands are riddled with arthritis. 

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25 minutes ago, Icke's Lizard said:

Yeah it's a real shame that this town doesn't have a music shop anymore. I used to buy my strings from guitarzone but now I face a trek over to Dawson's in Huddersfield or Leeds. Im useless at changing them too and I've got a 12-string electric laying dormant. (Revelation solid body 12-string) it's a brilliant budget guitar of its type based on a jazz master.  

Biggest ballache is changing strings. Forget that, it's guitar leads that tangle or don't work. For ten long years I used to lug all my gear to a barn on the hills above Todmorden for band practice. We couldn't leave our stuff there over the week as the horses would get at it. The wind eventually blew the roof off the barn and the band finished. It was a blessing. 

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Got a guitar but never learnt to play it which I now regret but my next project is a concert of my favourite singers and bands live put into a concert which will keep me happy on my journeys to the Shay.

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6 minutes ago, Che Bentos said:

Biggest ballache is changing strings. Forget that, it's guitar leads that tangle or don't work. For ten long years I used to lug all my gear to a barn on the hills above Todmorden for band practice. We couldn't leave our stuff there over the week as the horses would get at it. The wind eventually blew the roof off the barn and the band finished. It was a blessing. 

My 12 string and my telecaster have them old style machine heads and it's an art making sure the string doesn't pop out when winding on. For that reason themy guitars are gathering dust and I'm solely using my Epiphone Nick Valensi and a cheap acoustic. 

I can't imagine the cold practising in a barn on the tops!! You must be mad. 

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2 hours ago, Icke's Lizard said:

My 12 string and my telecaster have them old style machine heads and it's an art making sure the string doesn't pop out when winding on. For that reason themy guitars are gathering dust and I'm solely using my Epiphone Nick Valensi and a cheap acoustic. 

I can't imagine the cold practising in a barn on the tops!! You must be mad. 

Ah yes, I forgot about the cold too! Ok for the drummer but not good for us guitarists! 

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1 white man in Hammersmith Palais -The Clash

2 Message to you Rudy- The Specials

3 Search and Destroy- The Stooges

4 Isobel Goudie - Alex Harvey Band

5 Personality Crisis- New York Dolls

6 New Dawn Fades - Joy Division

7 Fire and Water - Free

8 Neat neat neat - The Damned

Book: The ladybird book of zoo animals 

Luxury: pork pies!

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1 Eton Rifles - The Jam. 

2 In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins.

3 English Rose - The Jam.

4 Look Away - Big Country.

5 Whisky In The Jar - Thin Lizzy.

6 All Cried Out - Alison Moyet.

7 The Trees  - Rush. 

8 Golden Brown - The Stranglers.

Above in no particular order.

Book:  Anything by Lee Child.

Luxury: Auto refillable can of Stella.

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1 Little White Bull - Tommy Steele 

2 I Started a Joke - Bee Gees

3 Father and Son - Cat Steven's

4 Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

5 The Shaymen of Halifax - Tommy Degnan

6 Nothing Rhymed - Gilbert O'Sullivan 

7 Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler 

8 Girl - The Beatles 

Book - From Sandhall to the Shay.  Tony Thwaites.

Luxury item - My FC Halifax Town Season Ticket.

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