30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994

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30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« on: June 08, 2020, 06:23:39 AM »
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Yeah, itís a cover. But itís one of best cover of any song, ever. And also, it shreds my heart to pieces every time I hear it.

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 07:00:51 AM »
Storm Warning, Bonnie Raitt
Your night just ripped and it is torn to shreds

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 07:04:06 AM »
94 another superb year - fucking hell the 90's was great.

Honourable mentions here to Portishead and the brilliant album 'Dummy'....'Roads' from that album was definitely in the frame for me for this year.

Further honourable mentions go to 'Love Spreads' from The Stone Roses 'The Second Coming'....'The Asphalt World' from Suede's 'Dog Man Star'....

But the album that to this day remains IMO one of the most stunning and one of the greatest of all time is 'The Holy Bible' by Manic Street Preachers - and from it i'll go with '4st 7lbs'

Lyrically, the song describes advanced-stage anorexia - it is about a teenage girl who wants "to be so skinny, that she rots from view"

It has been widely interpreted as a reflection of the band's guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards' own personal struggle with the disease, which was confirmed by the band's bass guitarist and co-lyricist Nicky Wire.

The song was named after 4 stones 7 pounds, or 63 pounds (29 kg), the weight below which death is said to be medically unavoidable for an anorexia sufferer.


Just so fucking haunting - look at these lyrics!

I eat too much to die
And not enough to stay alive
I'm sitting in the middle waiting

Days since I last pissed
Cheeks sunken and despaired
So gorgeous sunk to six stone
Lose my only remaining home

See my third rib appear
A week later all my flesh disappears
Stretching taut, cling-film on bone
I'm getting better

Karen says I've reached my target weight
Kate and Emma and Kristin know it's fake
Problem is diet's not a big enough word
I wanna be so skinny that I rot from view

I want to walk in the snow
And not leave a footprint
I want to walk in the snow
And not soil its purity

Stomach collapsed at five
Lift up my skirt my sex is gone
Naked and lovely and 5st. 2
May I bud and never flower

My vision's getting blurred
But I can see my ribs and I feel fine
My hands are trembling stalks
And I can feel my breasts are sinking

Mother trys to choke me with roast beef
And sits savouring her sole Ryvita
That's the way you're built my father said
But I can change, my cocoon shedding

I want to walk in the snow
And not leave a footprint
I want to walk in the snow
And not soil its purity

Kate and Kristin and Kit Kat
All things I like looking at
Too weak to fuss, too weak to die
Choice is skeletal in everybody's life

I choose my choice, I starve to frenzy
Hunger soon passes and sickness soon tires
Legs bend, stockinged I am Twiggy
And I don't mind the horror that surrounds me

Self-worth scatters, self-esteem's a bore
I long since moved to a higher plateau
This discipline's so rare so please applaud
Just look at the fat scum who pamper me so

Yeh 4st. 7, an epilogue of youth
Such beautiful dignity in self-abuse
I've finally come to understand life
Through staring blankly at my navel






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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 07:37:30 AM »
Great year for music. A few choice cuts:

Sour Times - Portishead
The Wild Ones - Suede
New Generation - Suede
Walk this World - Heather Nova
Doll Parts - Hole
Whatever - Oasis
Live Forever - Oasis

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2020, 07:42:45 AM »
94 another superb year - fucking hell the 90's was great.

Honourable mentions here to Portishead and the brilliant album 'Dummy'....'Roads' from that album was definitely in the frame for me for this year.

Further honourable mentions go to 'Love Spreads' from The Stone Roses 'The Second Coming'....'The Asphalt World' from Suede's 'Dog Man Star'....

But the album that to this day remains IMO one of the most stunning and one of the greatest of all time is 'The Holy Bible' by Manic Street Preachers - and from it i'll go with '4st 7lbs'

Lyrically, the song describes advanced-stage anorexia - it is about a teenage girl who wants "to be so skinny, that she rots from view"

It has been widely interpreted as a reflection of the band's guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards' own personal struggle with the disease, which was confirmed by the band's bass guitarist and co-lyricist Nicky Wire.

The song was named after 4 stones 7 pounds, or 63 pounds (29 kg), the weight below which death is said to be medically unavoidable for an anorexia sufferer.


Just so fucking haunting - look at these lyrics!

I eat too much to die
And not enough to stay alive
I'm sitting in the middle waiting

Days since I last pissed
Cheeks sunken and despaired
So gorgeous sunk to six stone
Lose my only remaining home

See my third rib appear
A week later all my flesh disappears
Stretching taut, cling-film on bone
I'm getting better

Karen says I've reached my target weight
Kate and Emma and Kristin know it's fake
Problem is diet's not a big enough word
I wanna be so skinny that I rot from view

I want to walk in the snow
And not leave a footprint
I want to walk in the snow
And not soil its purity

Stomach collapsed at five
Lift up my skirt my sex is gone
Naked and lovely and 5st. 2
May I bud and never flower

My vision's getting blurred
But I can see my ribs and I feel fine
My hands are trembling stalks
And I can feel my breasts are sinking

Mother trys to choke me with roast beef
And sits savouring her sole Ryvita
That's the way you're built my father said
But I can change, my cocoon shedding

I want to walk in the snow
And not leave a footprint
I want to walk in the snow
And not soil its purity

Kate and Kristin and Kit Kat
All things I like looking at
Too weak to fuss, too weak to die
Choice is skeletal in everybody's life

I choose my choice, I starve to frenzy
Hunger soon passes and sickness soon tires
Legs bend, stockinged I am Twiggy
And I don't mind the horror that surrounds me

Self-worth scatters, self-esteem's a bore
I long since moved to a higher plateau
This discipline's so rare so please applaud
Just look at the fat scum who pamper me so

Yeh 4st. 7, an epilogue of youth
Such beautiful dignity in self-abuse
I've finally come to understand life
Through staring blankly at my navel

Gotta say that when you make a case for something, Sir, you really make a case.  ;)
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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 07:55:34 AM »
94 another superb year - fucking hell the 90's was great.

Honourable mentions here to Portishead and the brilliant album 'Dummy'....'Roads' from that album was definitely in the frame for me for this year.

Further honourable mentions go to 'Love Spreads' from The Stone Roses 'The Second Coming'....'The Asphalt World' from Suede's 'Dog Man Star'....

But the album that to this day remains IMO one of the most stunning and one of the greatest of all time is 'The Holy Bible' by Manic Street Preachers - and from it i'll go with '4st 7lbs'

Lyrically, the song describes advanced-stage anorexia - it is about a teenage girl who wants "to be so skinny, that she rots from view"

It has been widely interpreted as a reflection of the band's guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards' own personal struggle with the disease, which was confirmed by the band's bass guitarist and co-lyricist Nicky Wire.

The song was named after 4 stones 7 pounds, or 63 pounds (29 kg), the weight below which death is said to be medically unavoidable for an anorexia sufferer.


Just so fucking haunting - look at these lyrics!

I eat too much to die
And not enough to stay alive
I'm sitting in the middle waiting

Days since I last pissed
Cheeks sunken and despaired
So gorgeous sunk to six stone
Lose my only remaining home

See my third rib appear
A week later all my flesh disappears
Stretching taut, cling-film on bone
I'm getting better

Karen says I've reached my target weight
Kate and Emma and Kristin know it's fake
Problem is diet's not a big enough word
I wanna be so skinny that I rot from view

I want to walk in the snow
And not leave a footprint
I want to walk in the snow
And not soil its purity

Stomach collapsed at five
Lift up my skirt my sex is gone
Naked and lovely and 5st. 2
May I bud and never flower

My vision's getting blurred
But I can see my ribs and I feel fine
My hands are trembling stalks
And I can feel my breasts are sinking

Mother trys to choke me with roast beef
And sits savouring her sole Ryvita
That's the way you're built my father said
But I can change, my cocoon shedding

I want to walk in the snow
And not leave a footprint
I want to walk in the snow
And not soil its purity

Kate and Kristin and Kit Kat
All things I like looking at
Too weak to fuss, too weak to die
Choice is skeletal in everybody's life

I choose my choice, I starve to frenzy
Hunger soon passes and sickness soon tires
Legs bend, stockinged I am Twiggy
And I don't mind the horror that surrounds me

Self-worth scatters, self-esteem's a bore
I long since moved to a higher plateau
This discipline's so rare so please applaud
Just look at the fat scum who pamper me so

Yeh 4st. 7, an epilogue of youth
Such beautiful dignity in self-abuse
I've finally come to understand life
Through staring blankly at my navel

Gotta say that when you make a case for something, Sir, you really make a case.  ;)

I used to have the same passion for a certain band....

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2020, 11:42:23 AM »
Interstate Love Song - STP
Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Havenít Found What Iím Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2020, 12:18:24 PM »
I Alone - Live
I feel my luck could change.

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2020, 12:37:01 PM »
Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Havenít Found What Iím Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2020, 03:41:47 PM »
I thought about this one for a couple of days. In the end, the final choice was between the Soundgarden song "Superunknown" and this. It may have been "Incantation" that introduced me to the goddess that is Kristy Thirsk, but it was this song that made me fall in love with her voice for life.


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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 11:02:54 PM »
Thugs by The Tragically Hip. Day For Night is a nearly perfect album.

Honorable mention to Coming Back to Life by Pink Floyd. The Division Bell isn't great but it has a few good songs.
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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 10:35:06 AM »
Crappy year overall, as many of the 90s were.

Truth Explodes - Page and Plant

ďAlbums still matter,Ē he said to the crowd of pop star and music luminaries. ďLike books and black lives"

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 12:07:27 PM »
Crappy year overall, as many of the 90s were.

Truth Explodes - Page and Plant

Go back to the 70s, hippy.

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2020, 12:35:37 PM »
Crappy year overall, as many of the 90s were.

Truth Explodes - Page and Plant

Go back to the 70s, hippy.

Fuck off

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 1994
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 12:39:38 PM »
Crappy year overall, as many of the 90s were.

Truth Explodes - Page and Plant

Go back to the 70s, hippy.

Fuck off
Really? Is this any way to act???
Your night just ripped and it is torn to shreds