When going through my iPod songs I realised there are a lot of British bands that produce some awesone songs and decided to put together my ultimate playlist for playing at gentleman’s parties, etc. There is one exception to this list of artists… I included The Killers who actually hail from Las Vegas… I think they’re style is very British in keeping with peers such as Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand, etc. Here’s what I have so far… I’m sure there are some I’m missing, so if you’d like to suggest some too…. all but one have their YouTube videos too … which was nice.
2. Ultravox – Hymn (Vienna is too slow!)
13. Feeder – Just a Day (awesome video btw)
14. Hard-Fi – Living for the weekend (now you know where this blog title came from!)
20. The Metal Gurus – Blockbuster* – can’t find a YT of it but here’s something else
And one to close out….
27. Pink Floyd – High Hopes – Although a little bit depressing for some, this song always takes my mind back to my childhood – and the reason is the bell sound; sounds exactly like the church bell that used to ring behind my grandparents cottage in Kirtlington. Looking back it makes me appreciate what a blessed childhood I had with my family. Anyway, here’s the live version too – didn’t know GIlmour used that instrument to do the solo… Although not generally a Floyd fan, I also love the live version of Comfortably Numb…. awesome guitar from 5:00 onwards. Genius!
Here’s the lyrics from “High” that particularly reverberate:
The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river
Radiohead – You Do It To Yourself
* The Metal Gurus were a side project for The Mission UK where they covered some of their favourite glam rock songs
** I’m not a big Robbie fan but this does have that good feel to it … the sort of good feel you find towards the end of a night at your favourite disco stroke club stroke wedding.
Bands that did not feature
U2 – South of the border Irish and therefore not a part of the UK 🙂
Keane – Some awesome tracks but I don’t think they’re really ones that make you want to bop around and pretend that you’re 18 again.