Saturday, February 28, 2009

Exile Island - Part I (Your Favorite 12 Bands)

As a kid, one of my favorite movies was Swiss Family Robinson produced by Disney. For those who have seen it, you'll recall that they were able to salvage many parts of the ship (volumes beyond reason) to convert into their island paradise. I'm going to start a limited but continuing blog series (title attributed to my favorite reality show "Survivor") about what you would salvage in regards to culture.

Part I is about musical artists or groups. Let's assume you can bring the entire musical libraries of only 12 artists or bands. Who would they be? Remember, this is not one or two songs, this is their entire musical libraries that you will have to listen to over and over again for the rest of your life (sorry Charles Widmore, you're not going to find the island). Solo artists who also fronted other bands can be combined as one (Morrissey/The Smith's, Sting/The Police, etc).

Here is my list:

12. Elvis Presley

11. The Offspring

10. Pearl Jam

9. The Cure

8. Pink Floyd

7. Johnny Cash

6. Weezer

5. The Beach Boys

4. Grateful Dead

3. Morrissey/The Smith's

2. Bob Marley

1. Led Zeppelin

7 comments:

Nicole Shelby said...

Excellent! I've been curious to know how the bands would all stack up for you. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole list.

Nicole Shelby said...

Ever since Swiss Family Robinson, I've thought it would be awesome to live in a fantastic tree-house on a private tropical island. Of course the bed would have to be much bigger.

I am glad that you started with entire band collections before you got to individual songs. Some bands you just can't narrow down to one or two.

Matt Shelby said...

I must say that Swiss Family Robinson is also a guilty pleasure of mine...

Here is my list of artists/bands that i would salvage, in no particular order:

1. Bob Marley
2. Nirvana
3. Metallica
4. Led Zeppelin
5. ACDC
6. Garth Brooks
7. Aerosmith
8. Bob Dylan
9. Frank Sinatra
10. The Eagles

Scott H. said...

No Bad Religion?? That's sad, but this is a great idea and maybe when I get some time, I'll make up a list...

sonnymaloy said...

1. Bob Marley
2. Metallica
3. AC/DC
4. Bad Religion
5. Iron Maiden
6. Johnny Cash
7. Nirvana
8. Rolling Stones
9. Grateful Dead
10. Led Zeppelin
11. Bob Dylan
12. Pearl Jam

T.J. Shelby said...

Scott, Bad Religion is in my Top 10 here and now...but island living would be different.

I think if I were living on an island I would want to have hope that some higher power were watching over me...and sending a rescue party. I wouldn't need Bad Religion's constant barrage of atheistic mockery while I surviving on coconuts and grubs in torrential downpours.

However, after the Religion...er...Republican party politics over the last few years, I see why they are currently in the top of my listening rotation.

Nicole Shelby said...

1. Led Zeppelin
2. Beethoven
3. Benny Goodman
4. Bob Marley
5. Louis Armstrong
6. Jack Johnson
7. Weezer
8. Norah Jones
9. The Beach Boys
10. Martina McBride