Saturday, 24 February 2007

iPod war - Some Meat Pete

In case you missed it, Pete finally contributed his bit to the war in the comments of the previous post. Just to draw attention to it, I thought I would copy his songs (and comments) as a new post. I have some things to say which I will add to the comments of this post in due course.


Alright, at long last, here's my attack (sorry for not having it as a new post):

1. The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreaming

First up, it's not looking good. To be honest, I didn't even know this was on the iPod, but I must have liked it somewhere along the line.

2. Oasis - Alive

A B-side from Jiggy, don't even really know the track. I'm beginning to feel like Napoleon invading Russia...

3. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Biomusicology

Might need an aspirin after this one.

4. Jebediah - Star Machine

Forgettable song from their patchy sophomore effort. Kev Mitchell is certainly producing far more worthy material these days.

5. Something for Kate - The Killing Moon

A decent cover of the classic Bunnymen tune, but nothing extraordinary.

6. Belle & Sebastian - Night Walk

From their disastrous "Storytelling" soundtrack. Not anywhere near as bad as the film, though.

7. The Go-Betweens - Spring Rain

Finally, something with a bit of iPod-war firepower! Opening cut from the great "Liberty Belle..." album.

8. Manic Street Preachers - ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart

Probably the most ridiculously titled song of all time, coupled with incorrect usage of an apostrophe. Not a bad cut, though, from a top album.

9. Split Enz - Bon Voyage

David Stratton writing in the Australia described it as "utterly shithouse."

10. The Go-Betweens - Finding You

The live version from their 2005 dvd/cd release, "That Striped Sunlight Sound." Nice track, but here's further evidence for the major flaw in the iPod shuffle, namely that particular artists seem to crop up early time and time again. Oh well, could be worse, could have been Travis or Nik Kershaw.

So there you go. I wholeheartedly surrender, and leave you wondering whether it was worth the wait. Clearly not. Looking forward to the next war, hopefully I'll fair a bit better! Thanks guys.