To expand a bit on my tweets from earlier today, Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran is indeed a solid book for the Duran fans. And not just Duran fans, but all music fans, as it shares an insight into the life of one of the most influential bands of today. However, I did hope for more details in terms of the creative process of the band and how they found their magic formula of those first two albums. Perhaps I was still under the influence of the detailed look into the life od Depeche Mode I read about in Steve Malins’ Depeche Mode Bio.
It was great to read about stuff I did not know about, like the fact Andy Taylor was involved in making the Commando movie soundtrack, or the Don Johnson record. The book also reminds you to enjoy and care about the important things in life, so I recommend you read it.
Oh and by the way, you can hear that famous false note from A View to a Kill on YouTube.
This is the second part of the list of my favorite songs. You can check out the almost forgotten first part if you like.
- Mojave 3: Give What You Take
- Soundgarden: Tighter & Tighter
Most probably my favorite Soundgarden track, although there are so many to chose from. I have a soft spot for songs that build up to a big climax.
- U2: Acrobat
- Hood: Untitled #2
Many of you may not be familiar with Hood, a lo-fi band from Leeds, UK. Their music is not everyone’s cup of tea, but give them time if you decide to check them out.
- Ride: Paralyzed
- Godspeed, You Black Emperor!: Moya
The song and the band that (along with Mogwai) got me into the wonderful world of experimental, instrumental rock (post rock). An amazing track.
- A Perfect Circle: The Hollow
One of those songs I can have on repeat all day long.
- Sigur Ros: Untitled #6
I’m lost for words when it comes to describe this one. It’s just stunning.
- Screaming Trees: More or Less
- Tool: Aenima
The hardest of tasks, picking just one favorite Tool song.
- Interpol: Leif Erikson
- The Arcade Fire: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
- Queens of The Stone Age: Go With The Flow
- Nirvana: Lounge Act
This one has been a fav of mine since childhood.
- A-Ha: Hunting High and Low
I just wish he got the pronounciation of tearing right.
- British Sea Power: Blackout
- The Smiths: How Soon is Now
- Radiohead: Pyramid Song
Again, I had a really tought time picking my fave, but settled with Pyramid Song. Goosebumps.
- Urban & 4: Odlučio sam da te volim
- Pearl Jam: Black