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    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009 edited
    Having a shit day ("Why I'd love a 2 hour meeting about nothing" fuckers) and on lunch all but dove for the ipod to call up some music to clear my skull. Top of my playlist

    The Hours: Ali in the Jungle (Different, and better, video here)

    Fantastic Plastic Machine: Theme of Luxury

    Warren Zevon: Lawyers Guns and Money

    Gets the blood moving again. Feeling less stabby. What music saves your sanity? What do you turn to when the urge to call in an airstrike is overwhelming, or you just need to feel HUMAN again?
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009
    clutch:electric worry
    uh more will come
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009 edited
    Most of the music I listen to makes me feel MORE like firebombing. However, if I need to "cool off" it's usually NIN's Ghosts, Eno's Music for Airports, or something else suitably mellow. Beck's middle albums usually soothe fairly well, also. And maybe Bright Eyes' I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.

    Of course, if I'm liking the stabby feeling, I'll usually go with Acid Bath, Slayer, At the Gates, or Strapping Young Lad.

    edited to add: Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees" on loop.
    • CommentAuthorKenO
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009
    Lately this tune has been very helpful for keeping my brain in a "big picture" perspective:

    "Lukewarm" by Jonah Matranga

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    Rolling Stones -Citadel
    Stooges - Search and Destroy
    Nick Cave-Deanna
    Pogues - Streams of Whiskey
    Einsturzende Neubauten - was lst lst
    Bob Dylan - Bringing it All back Home - like the whole fucking Record twice

    I nurture the stabbity. It feels good.
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    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009
    Slayer - Raining Blood
    Chris Cornell - You Know My Name
    Boom Boom Satellites - Shut Up and Explode
    AC/DC - Hell's Bells
    Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
    Marilyn Manson - Highway to Hell
    Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London

    Finally, nothing feels better than playing every Iggy & the Stooges song at eyeball-rupturing volume. Rough Power in particular. For relaxing, there's Goldfrapp and Portishead.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009

    For some reason, this one gets me screaming in the car, and sharpens me right up. Here, it might be the 90210 footage that does it...
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009
    That Front 242 video caused the 1990's equivalent of an acid flashback.

    I nearly forgot about Danzig. Really, I'd be fine with just Iggy and Danzig playing nonstop. Nothing wakes me up like Search and Destroy with a Five Finger Crawl chaser.
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    Okay... To embrace the stabbity probably 3 Inches of Blood... nothing better than shrieking nerds. For complete stabbity pleasure probably City or Strapping Young Lad by Strapping Young Lad

    To turn stabbity into happity something like The Hellacopters or Turbonegro, maybe Gluecifer

    For mellowing out that stabbity mood Accelerated Evolution by The Devin Townsend Band... Yes I am a fanboy and pimp for the Dev.

    Sometimes Emperor is good too. They tend to cover a wide range of emotion for me.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009 edited
    lets see. Theese songs get me buzzing as opposed to totally headbanging crazy.

    This one has been getting me pumping for the last 3 months. Ah the good ol' E chord song as done by old Mould himself. I love it when it kicks in on the 1st chorus.

    and then there's Gogol Bordello - Sally

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    Jesus Built My Hot Rod - Ministry
    Go With The Flow - Queens of the Stone Age
    Ugly - The Stranglers
    Mid Life Crisis - Faith No More
    Duality - Slipknot
    London Calling - The Clash
    Ty Cobb - Soundgarden
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009
    Bastards of Young - The Replacements
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009
    Once Around the Block - Badly Drawn Boy never fails to cheer me up.

    But, if I want to blow off a little steam (don't tell anyone, guilty pleasure) there's nothing that beats the cheesy early aughts breakdown hardcore of Evergreen Terrace's Burned Alive by Time record. Good God I hate that I love it.

    Also seconded on Bastards of Young.
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    This is the song that got me into punk rock. It still does it for me.

    A couple others that have been known to get me up and shouting.

    Mischief Brew - Roll Me Through the Gates of Hell

    The World/Inferno Friendship Society - Addicted to Bad Ideas

    Bomb the Music Industry! - Even Winning Feels Bad

    And Off With Their Heads - Die Today, which manages to cheer me up despite the horribly depressing lyrics.

    None More Black - Oh, There's Legwork

    A few other anthems that stir the soul: Dear Landlord - Three to the Beach, The Copyrights - Shit's Fucked, Cock Sparrer - Watch Your Back, Against Me! - TSR, Screeching Weasel - I Wanna Be A Homosexual, Gaslight Anthem - Say I Won't Recognise, The Hold Steady - Most People are DJs, The Vindictives - Assembly Line, Two Gallants – Las Cruces Jail, Crimpshrine - Fucked Up Kid, American Steel - Smile On Me, Jason Webley - There's Not A Step We Can Take That Does Not Bring Us Closer, Good Luck – Stars Were Exploding, Bent Outta Shape – Stray Dog Town, The Distillers - I Am A Revenant, Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road, The Bananas – New Animals, Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains – The Politics of "Oh shit, I just cut my hand open on a broken beer bottle", Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Little Dawn. I could go on.

    As you might be able to tell, most of my favourite songs fall under this category. Including the one that spawned my username.
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009 edited
    You had me at "Lawyers, Guns and Money." You have to leave the rest of us something else good, man! That's the best one.

    I always mentally begin my day with the theme to "The Sopranos" - whatever it is called. I always imagine this is my soundtrack while driving in the morning.

    In no other order, songs that I am unrepentantly fist-pumping about - total anthem songs, car-driving shower-singing etc: (Noticeably skewed towards recent stuff)

    The Prodigy, "Smack My Bitch Up"
    Pink Floyd, "Run Like Hell"
    Ministry, "Stigmata" (How'd you guess?)
    Prick, "No Fair Fights"
    Moby, "Bodyrocking"
    Low-Fi Allstars, "Battleflag"
    Flobots, "Handlebars"
    TaTU, "Not Gonna Get Us"
    Tom Waits, the train song
    Faithless, "Mass Destruction"
    Queen - lots of stuff by Queen, really.
    Gnarles Barkley, "Just A Thought"
    "Run Lola Run" - the soundtrack, but esp. "Running III"
    Indigo Girls, "Kid Fears"
    The Libertines, "What a Waster", "Can't Stand Me Now," "The Likely Lads", "Campaign of Hate"
    The Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated", various
    Violent Femmes - "Add It Up"
    KLF, "Justified and Ancient (with Miss Tammy Wynette)"
    Big Black, "Fish Fry"
    Meat Beat Manifesto, "Acid Again"
    Dengue Fever, "One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula" or "Sober Driver," depending on the occasion.

    Special number one hate pumping song for anger-filled occasions:
    Silverfish, "Fuckin' Strange Way to Get Attention"
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    Wake Up by Mad Season is the sond that stops me stabbing people
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    Slayer. Of course it makes me more stabby, but hey...

    If I need to smile a bit, it's going to be more like Talking Heads or They Might Be Giants...

    Then I might calm down.
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    @ Val A Lindsay II

    It's a Lion!

    I love that video.
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009 edited