Saturday, October 04, 2008

More Music-Brief and non-Comprehensive

Due to some unfortunately circumstances (death of a church member), Grendel decided to cut his presentation on the history of modern music a bit tomorrow, to leave time for discussion of the tragedy.

As a result, instead of doing six CDs worth of music history, we ended up with two (plus the CD of covers and parodies previously mentioned). This means we weren't as comprehensive as we hoped to be (and even one CD a decade was in adequate). We decided to pick two or three songs from each 5th year of the span, songs that we felt were representative of or important that year. We took a little license by a year or two when we thought a song needed to be pulled in. Here is the final playlist for our History of Modern Music (super Reader's Digest version):

Rag Mop-The Ames Brothers
Rolling Stone-Muddy Watters

Rock Around the Clock-Bill Haley
Maybellene-Chuck Berry

Cathy's Clown-The Everly Brothers
The Twist-Chubby Checker

Wooly Bully-Sam the Sham and the Pharoes
I Can't Help Myself-The Four Tops

Evil Ways-Santana
I'll Be There-Jackson Five

Get Down Tonight-K.C. and the Sunshine Band
We Will Rock You-Queen

What I Like About You-The Romantics
Rappers Delight-Sugar Hill Gang

Material Girl-Madonna
Fight For Your Right (to party)-Beastie Boys
Ride The Lightening-Metalica

Ice Ice Baby-Vanilla Ice

Jeremy-Pearl Jam
Hey Lover-LL Cool Jay

Smooth-Santana w/Rob Thomas
Lose Yourself-Eminem
It Wasn't Me-Shaggy

Holiday-Green Day
Snow-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Welcome Home-Coheed & Cambria

Paper Planes-M.I.A.
Good to be a Geek-Deaf Pedestrians

Overall, the project was a lot of fun. Now I have the Herculean task of putting all the CDs away that we ripped from this week (plus a bunch others that have been stacking up).

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