Reversing the Numbness

Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

My pal Teoh posed a good topic suggestion: Songs NOT to play at a wedding. This one should be fun.

As always, please post links.


*dalyn said...

endless choices, but here are a few...

Happy Anniversary - Little River Band
i LOVE the bass in this track... good stuff! but listen to the lyrics...! we actually DID play this one at our wedding as its a standing joke between my husband and myself.

50 ways to leave your lover - Paul Simon
this one is curtousy of my husband zol... he said he knew all the words to this song by the time he was 7 years old, as did all the kids in his class. nobody knew what they were singing about but they sang it all the time! cute!

You Ought To Know - Alanis Morissette
you dont have to listen to this one... i just barely can! always hated this song but can you imagine hearing it at a wedding?

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Excellent theme this week! ;)

Depeche Mode: | Leave In Silence - ...good divorce tune, perhaps. Also a strong contender for the worst music video ever.

Joy Division: | Love Will Tear Us Apart - one for the cold bedroom, I guess.

The Pretenders: | Thin Line Between Love And Hate - hopefully this wedding won't lead to spousal abuse...

Franz Ferdinand: | Cheating On You - nothing like true confessions at a wedding reception!

*dalyn said...

Depeche Mode: Leave In Silence video is AMAZINGLY horrible!!! WTF? *d

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Oops - here's the correct link for that song by The Pretenders: Thin Line Between Love And Hate

SleekPelt said...

How about a little Martha Wainwright. Best not to kick this around the wee ones.

Then some Bob Dylan. It's probably good to send this message before making it to the wedding stage. I think I like this studio version better than the thousand other versions I've heard.

Now some Rick Springfield. This one is particularly bad if the best man is Jesse.

Finally, a little Def Leppard. Might not work well for a wedding, but it sure was a hit back in the slow-dancing days.

SleekPelt said...

day: I really like Alanis Morrisette. This probably isn't my favorite of her songs, but I do like it. Definitely wouldn't choose it for a wedding, though! As for LRB, it may be cliche, but I was always more of a "Take It Easy on Me" fan. That's a pretty good live version. Too funny about the 7-year-olds.

*dalyn said...

ah ha!! Jesse (Iinarticulate Fumblings) was one of my 'bridesmaids'! so very appropriate for my wedding. i think we even played this one but i was so drunk i cant remember.

LRB 'take it easy on me' i like it.. not as much as happy anniversary, but still good. and martha wainwright... can you imagine how evil that song must have been back when it was released?? *d

Mungerphut said...


Anti-Nowhere League said...

Easy Anti-Nowhere League and Woman.
Video isn't much but it puts the point across.

Devil Mood said...

Hi there! I'm back.
This topic immediately rang some bells, for some reason.

He hit me
And it felt like a kiss.

*dalyn said...

Devil Mood... jesus... nice one.

SleekPelt said...

teoh: Wow, that Depeche Mode video is just terrible. I don't think I'd play that at a wedding or anywhere else for that matter. Lovin' the Pretenders -- meanwhile, "I'll Stand By You" is a wedding-song staple.

SleekPelt said...

munger: Ha!

whitten: Man, I love that Anti-Nowhere League song. I have to admit this is the first time I've listened to them, but I can't wait to hear more. I'd be surprised if Rob Zero and Zee don't already have an opinion on this band.

devil mood: Nice to see you again! I haven't been coming around here much myself. There's always room for Love at an anti-wedding.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Oh, I kind of forgot about Ms. Love. Superbly apt track.

Zee said...

Great topic and some great suggestions! Wish I had more time, but here are two quick ones off the top pf my head:

This might not go over well. Sends a bad message and you can't really dance to it.

Also, don't play this under any circumstances.

Hope everyone on RtN had a great Thanksgiving

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Oh my God! You *have* to listen to this:

Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians | My Wife And My Dead Wife

M@ said...

Atomic Dog by George Clinton?

Clash said...


Damn you....I clicked it!


Yikes! That was a tad disturbing.


I cracked up at your Rick Springfield suggestion. Nice.

Unfortunately, your Def Leppard one brought back some bad memories from last week. My youngest daughter, who loves some teeny-bop singer named Taylor Swift, showed me a YT video where she performed (ie...butchered) a beloved tune with the iconic British lads. While I can appreciate the good intentions in bridging generations and all, that little girl does not have a rock voice. You have been warned before you click.

Disclaimer: I later checked out some of Taylor’s country songs with my daughter and the girl can sing well on her terms.


May I suggest a little Blue October even though it would be directed at the groom’s mother.

Hate Me

Rob Zero said...

Dead Boys Last verse would shut down the room.

Uncle Lou

They play this at every wedding, and you got to wonder if anyone listened to the lyrics.

Read Me said...

The Smiths -- I Know It's Over

SleekPelt said...

zee: My god that Mighty Boosch business just drives me crazy.

teoh: Awesome song. Every time I think of Robyn Hitchcock, I think of Zee and the time we were hanging in Philly and chose not to go see him play with the Flaming Lips. Chose NOT to! At a club! That really drives me crazy.

m@: Ha! Man, this might be my favorite this week. Excellent selection.

SleekPelt said...

clash: Wow. Yeah, this girl's voice is just too thin to pull this off. It's like a pensive karaoke performance. And Def Leppard was playing live on CMT? Huh? Who do they think they are, Bon Jovi? Where's Lita Ford when we need her?

SleekPelt said...

rob: Wow -- I can't believe I've never heard this Dead Boys song. It would definitely clear the room. And the Lou Reed song wouldn't bring people back in.

read me: It must have been hard for you to figure out which Smiths song to pick. This is a good one.

Zee said...

Gotta say, its strange to have a poster named "Anti-Nowhere League." That name conjures up a lot of memories for me. I won two FF championships with a team named the Anti-Nowhere League, (no Sleek, obviously not in the MFFL, damn you all!). I named my team that after a line in Henry Rollins' spoken word version of his book "Get in The Van," consistently drove me and Rob Zero to maniacle laughter. While discussing a show that Black Flag played with Anti-Nowhere League, he said, in a completly ineffectual and dry tone, "Anti Nowhere League sucked." The sentence just hung out there by itself forever. And the way he was careful to clearly and slowly enunciate the "s" in sucked was so odd. It was funny. Very funny. incidentally, I am not a huge fan of the band, just the name.

OK, thats it.