I wanted to share this playlist with you for no other reason than it is SO DAMN GOOD! I play Lindi Ortega to move me, The Staves to soothe me, Radiohead to enthral me, Bruce Springsteen to inspire me. But when I just want to feel good about the world there is nothing better than a bit of rock’n’roll NOISE!
I called the playlist Noiseannoys after a Buzzcocks song – which isn’t noisy enough to be on the playlist. And I daresay the songs would annoy a lot of people – including the rest of my household if I play them too loud!
You’ll know some of these tracks, but maybe not all of them. So give ‘em a whirl and feel free to suggest other candidates. Not out-and-out metal. Love that too, but all of this lot has a punk edge, one way or another.
So here goes, in no particular order:
Monster Hospital – Metric
Desire, Snakehead – Dilly Dally
Old Lake – The Blind Shake
The Dream, Gelatinous Cube – Thee Oh Sees
2 Kindsa Love, Love All of Me – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Feed the Mantaray – Slaves
Planet of Sound, Monkey Gone to Heaven – The Pixies
Where Boys Fear to Tread, Zero, Cherub Rock, Quiet – Smashing Pumpkins
Smells like Teen Spirit, Lithium – Nirvana
Black Math, Little Bird – The White Stripes
Waiting Room – Fugazi
Human Troll – MonoTony
The Nights of Wine and Roses, The House that Heaven Built – Japandroids
Mr Pinkus – Alice Donut
Free Speech for the Dumb – Metallica
(When you Wake) You’re Still in a Dream, Feed Me with your Kiss – My Bloody Valentine
12XU, Mr Suit – Wire
Moving Away from the Pulsebeat – Buzzcocks
Cannonball – The Breeders
And here’s the awesome “Monster Hospital” It’s from 2005, but I only discovered it this year. Video’s a bit grim but can’t stop playing this song on the iPod…