Name five musical acts that you like, that surprises people:
Bauhaus - "You can't like Bauhaus. You're a Split Enz fan, for God's sake." Huh. I do like Bauhaus, as a matter of fact. Even if everyone thinks I'm making it up to make myself sound cool. So what if I like Split Enz too? Speaking of which...
Split Enz - because no one expects a sixteen year old girl living in London in the year 2007 to like Split Enz. Wrong time, wrong side of the world...
Jimmy Cliff - I like reggae too!
Klaus Nomi - Because not many people realise that he was actually a genius. They think he was a novelty act. Not true. :(
Alice Cooper - An odd one out for me, musically. But I do love him.
Name five musical acts that you don't like, that surprises people:
Pink Floyd - Anything post-Barrett leaves me cold.
Duran Duran - Because apparently, judging by all the other bands I like, I should worship them. Well...no.
The Decemberists - I'm sorry, I just don't. :(
And those are the only ones I can think of off-hand. Might come back and edit later.
Name five musical acts that you are indifferent to, that surprises people:
Just one. The Beatles. There are probably others, but...
Name five musical acts that you really like, that no one else seems to have heard of:
Patrick Wolf - Yeah, okay, on the internet it's a different matter completely, but how many people have I met in real life who have the faintest idea of who he is? Not many.
Original Mirrors - Excellent Liverpudlian new wave band that made one brilliant album, one not-so-brilliant album, and then faded into obscurity.
Klaus Nomi - sigh.
Swingers - possibly because over here at least, you can no longer buy the albums for love nor money.
The Associates - sad but true. Billy MacKenzie is dead /and/ forgotten, apparently. ;_;
Name five musical acts that you used to like, but don't anymore:
*NSYNC, Busted, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte, Sum 41. What can I say? I grew up!
Name five musical acts that you used to not like, but now like:
David Bowie - I know, unbelievable! But when I was in my crap music phase I failed to see the light. I imitated his warbling on Life on Mars?. Now, of course, I adore the man, and am making up for lost time.
Talking Heads - For a long time I thought they were a bit too sterile. I couldn't get into them. I'm not sure what it was that changed my mind...possibly Psycho Killer
ABC - Once I thought they were "too 80s". Now I know there's no such thing.
Japan - I don't love them, but I like them much more than I used to. David Sylvian's voice has grown on me.
Soft Cell - I discovered that they weren't one hit wonders after all, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Name five albums that you you used to not like, but now like:
The Lexicon Of Love - it wasn't love at first listen, but now I'm utterly obsessed.
Dazzle Ships - Even now it's not my favourite OMD album, but it has a strange kind of charm...
Country Life - yes, it's growing on me.
Can't think of anything else right now.
Name five CDs you could listen to over and over and never get tired of:
Strawberries - currently my favourite album by The Damned, and even if I change my mind about that, "Strawberries" will always have a very special place in my heart.
Dizrythmia - so ridiculously comforting.
Kimono My House - perfect pop, a masterpiece.
Roxy Music - my favourite Roxy Music album, I still play it to death.
Sulk - every track is flawless, and it's the most inspiring album I own. If I ever finish writing my book, it will be mostly thanks to the Associates, as strange as that sounds.