Sunday, May 22, 2011

Music for the end of the world

A playlist. Why didn't I think of this before? I shoulda posted this a coupla days ago, I just didn't think of it.
Anyway, nice 2 C you all survived the Apocalypse, & maybe summa the tunes below might make a decent soundtrack to any future Apocalypses.... See how many of these you've heard:

King Crimson: Starless, 21st Century Schizoid Man, Red, Fracture, Larks Tongues in Aspic Part II, etc. (KC should be The Official Band Of The Apocalypse.)
The Doors: The End.
Nick Drake: Pink Moon.
Moody Blues: You and Me.
Glass Moon: Sundays and Mondays.
Wigwam: Bless Your Lucky Stars.
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays: As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls.
Grace Slick: Garden of Man.
Electric Light Orchestra: From the End of the World.
Group 87: One Night Away from Day.
Styx: Don't Let it End.
Beatles: A Day in the Life.
Nektar: It's All Over.
Rare Bird: Epic Forest.
Steve Tibbetts: Ur.
Justin Hayward & John Lodge: When You Wake Up.
Kate Bush: Breathing.
Gentle Giant: His Last Voyage.
Rush: Time Stand Still.
Yes: Close to the Edge.
David Sancious and Tone: Transformation (The Speed of Love).

...I'm sure there R 1,000's of other possibilities; this is just what I could come up with off the top of my head & with a quick peek at The Collection.
& what were YOU listening 2 as Zero Hour approached on Saturday?

(UPDATED at 1:45 am Monday 23 May 11 before looking at comments:)
...I thot of a few others overnite & while working:
1994: Our Time Will Come.
Rush: Manhattan Project.
Pink Floyd: Two Suns in the Sunset.
Queen: The Prophet's Song.
Pete Townshend: North Country Girl.
Al Stewart: Nostradamus.
Randy Newman: Political Science.
Genesis: Supper's Ready.
...I trust Rastro or Crabby or Drew will catch me on summa these....


R S Crabb said...

Well TAD, before the witching hour I played Three Dog Night Till The World Ends but when the Rapture didn't happen pulled out XTC Travels In Nillion. It sounded like a good idea at the time.

drewzepmeister said...

Pulled out REM's "It's the End of the World as We Know It(and I Feel Fine)'

rastronomicals said...

Great Topic.

I wasn't going thematic Saturday night, but if I had been, I would have included

Metallica - "The Four Horsemen"
Sonic Youth - "Kill Yr. Idols" (coz of the repeated line "It's the End of the World")
Barry McGuire - "Eve of Destruction"
Elvis Costello - "Waiting for the End of the World"
Pat Travers - "(Boom Boom) Out Go The Lights"
The Surfaris - "Earthquake"

and probably all of Killing Joke's Revelations