Friday, November 7, 2008

Top Ten Lists

One of my favorite things to listen to is when my talk radio shows go off topic and discuss music... why isn't this a popular topic on more shows? Anyway, I recently saw a blog post about Mtv streaming old videos online. SO - as I'm a child of the 80's (and 90's), here is a list of videos from my favorite "college bands" (remember that term?).

The Cure Primary
Is that really Robert Smith?

New Order True Faith
Speechless from the first time I saw it.

Joy Division Atmosphere
Anton Corbijn invented Jawas. True story.
Tribute to Ian Curtis, RIP (and somebody please return the grave stone!).

The Smiths This Charming Man
"Punctured bicycle, on a hillside desolate..."
"I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear.
This man said 'It's gruesome that someone so handsome should care' "

Morrissey Suedehead
This song may have been the first time a laser wore grooves in a CD, I played it SOO much when it came out.

Everyday Is Like Sunday
See above!

First of the Gang to Die
This is a late entry and the only 'live' video. There are many better, older M videos, but this song is incredible, from his Manchester concert DVD.

Material Issue Valerie Loves Me
Great college band. Remember a foggy concert in Ames, making an ass of myself.

Jesus and Mary Chain Head On
Distortion kings.

Finally, for #10, take your pick... do a search on the following.
Peter Murphy
Love and Rockets
The Beautiful South
The Housemartins
The Pixies
The Ocean Blue

Our lines are open... are you diggin' this type of music, or are you more of a fan of the good ol' hair band? If so, try Yngwie my personal favorite for "fastest guitar player alive". Oops, Mtv still not into Yngwie! It's what goes through my head in a race... EVERY race!


  1. you made an ass of yourself at a foggy concert in ames? good on ya, rory! :)

    are you getting winter over there yet?

  2. The head was foggy due to the suds consumed! Hence the ass-making.

    Nothing but beautiful cross weather here. Sunny and chilly, with a little mud on the trail.