The folks. They used to play A Momentary Lapse of Reason all around the house, and it went from there really. When I was 17-18 was when I really started getting into them further.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? The Bronx.
3. What's your favorite lyric by 33? Mud Letter Pie
Oh wow, is he still in my top 50? Haven't listened to him in a while haha, OK... um,
"I don't wanna listen 'cause I'm listening to soul" - from, funnily enough, Listening to Soul. Like I said, it's been a while, and his lyrics are a bit abstract anyway. Not the kind of music you'd really listen to for the lyrics?
4. What is your favorite album by 49? Sleep Parade
With any luck, I'll soon have a second option for this question - and it's shaping up to be an even better album judging by the new songs they've been playing live - but at the moment, there's only one to pick from, and that's Things Can Always Change. A damn fine debut.
5. How many albums by 13 do you own? Akercocke
Four (out of five) - The Goat of Mendes, Choronzon, Words That Go Unspoken... and Antichrist. Wonder what that band are up to actually, been a while since I heard anything from them.
6. What is your favorite song by 50? The Blood Brothers
Oh, I do hate the favourite song questions. Peacock Skeleton With Crooked Feathers, if I have to...
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? The Prodigy
No, there is not.
8. What is your favorite song by 15? Cog
Sharing Space I think. Or The River Song.
9. What is your favorite song by 5? The Chemical Brothers
Hey Boy, Hey Girl or perhaps Leave Home.
10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? Birds of Tokyo
Probably a few... seen them live six times now and they've always been great gigs. So like, any time I hear a song of theirs it's always got happy memories. I'll say probably Off Kilter 'cause it's one of my faves and it's got a really good energetic vibe to it.
11. What is your favorite album by 40? Powderfinger
Errr... good question. I'd say Odyssey Number Five, good mix of their different sounds.
12. What is your favorite song by 10? Mammal
Nagasaki in Flames. I always seem to get favourite song with this band, but that's OK, because it's one of the few bands where I'm reasonably sure what my fave song is :)
13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? Silversun Pickups
Seeing them live TWICE in the space of four days this year. The first gig in particular, being the full length show we weren't supposed to get :)
14. What is your favorite song by 38? Massive Attack
Group Four, and most other tracks off Mezzanine.
15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? Mastodon
It's not really what you'd call happy music is it? Perhaps Oblivion though, that being the opening song when I saw them live this year and all.
16. How many times have you seen 25 live? Death
None :( I'm working on that time machine though...
17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? Josh Pyke
Always seem to get this question for him! Kids Don't Sell Their Hopes So Fast
18. What is your favorite album by 11? Dead Letter Circus
Again, only the one to choose from, and what an album it is! This is the Warning, for those that don't know :)
19. Who is a favorite member of 1? Pearl Jam
Eddie? It has to be doesn't it... although I am a guitar player, so Mike McCready has to be up there.
20. Have you ever seen 14 live? Sunny Day Real Estate
Once, and it was one of the happiest gigs I've ever been to. Just the positive energy around the crowd, realising we were FINALLY seeing the original lineup of SDRE play in Australia. Who ever thought that would ever happen ey? No, really. It was an amazing performance.
21. What is a good memory involving 27? Daft Punk
Well, I didn't get to see them live :( oh, I know! When we were at one of the notoriously loose "Likes of You" parties, it was about 8ish in the morning, we were all farked after a huge night with Audion and Dubfunk, doing the typical wind-down sesh on the Brown Alley rooftop, and the cheeky DJ put on a bit of Da Funk. Clearly, there was energy for one last boogie :)
22. What is your favorite song by 16? Violent Femmes
Color Me Once. Or Add It Up.
23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? Ground Components
Sticks and Stones. Good tune, I believe it's a cover though?
24. What is your favorite album by 18? Fantômas
Gotta be The Director's Cut. There isn't really a contest there... although I do admit not having listened to the others much...
25. What is your favorite song by 21? Jericco
Sun. AMAZING piece of music, the sooner these guys get proper recognition, the better.
26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? Vampire Weekend
Errrr... good question really. Think it might've been One (Blake's Got a New Face.
27. What is your favorite album by 3? Karnivool
Sound Awake. Weird, I got these guys last time for this question, they weren't number 3 though.
28. What is you favorite song by 2? ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Hmmm... *strokes chin thoughtfully*... Monsoon. I know it's a bit of an obscure choice, but it's a damn fine song.
29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? Iron Maiden
Well I guess it would've been Run to the Hills. How can you not love that song though, seriously...
30. What is you favorite song by 8? The Mars Volta
NOT THIS! I change my mind all the time with these guys. L'Via L'Viaquez at the moment.
31. How many times have you seen 17 live? The Amenta
Errr... I believe five times. Yeah, that sounds right. Tote, Hi Fi twice, Corner, Arthouse...
32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? Mumford & Sons
Nah, bit too bittersweet to be happy. Although, nah I guess Winter Winds is kind of close to a happy song.
33. What is you favorite album by 12? Cynic
34. What is the worst song by 45? Behemoth
Oh, really? All the song I have of theirs I quite like. Although I prefer the death metal era to the black, so I'll just say something off Grom, which I haven't really listened to much anyway.
35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? Morbid Angel
Chapel of Ghouls probably.
36. What is you favorite album by 48? Portishead
Dummy. That was easy.
37. How many times have you seen 42 live? The Black Keys
Once, Pyramid Rock 2008/9, they had the New Year's Eve midnight slot, I was in the front row. Did enjoy very much :D
38. What is you favorite song by 36? Oooh, we has a tie at 35! So, I'll just say that out of those two bands, MGMT are my 36...
And favourite song, now that would probably be... I don't want to say Kids, but I honestly think it is.
39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? Psycroptic
The Colour of Sleep, which as you can see lends itself to my username :D
40. What is you favorite album by 7? Dream Theater
Another band I like to change my mind about, but... ahhh... Images and Words.
41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? The Berzerker
No, there is not.
42. What is your favorite album by 41? Sydonia
Again! Only one release to pick from, so Given to Destroyers it is. But again, live tracks indicate album number 2 might be something ace.
43. What is your favorite song by 24? Opeth
The Drapery Falls I'd say.
44. What is a good memory you have involving 46? Tool
Big Day Out 2007, need I say more? That really was an awesome day.
45. What is your favorite song by 35? Spiritualized
Hmm... I Think I'm In Love I reckon.
46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? Muse
Most of them do I reckon. Uprising perhaps, good memories of BDO 2010 when that song (of course) opened - and it probably will at their gig later in the year too :)
47. What is your favorite album by 4? Porcupine Tree
Oooh, interesting, I've been really thinking about this lately. Stupid Dream as a whole, but The Sky Moves Sideways, because, well, it has The Sky Moves Sideways on it, which is still PT's best song :)
48. Who is a favorite member of 37? Alarum
Palf I guess, because apart from being an incredible bass player and being capable of handling vocals while he's shredding away, he's also been nice enough to talk to me whenever I see him at a gig, Alarum or otherwise.
49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43? Wolf & Cub
50. How many albums do you own by 20? Battles
Just the one, or two if you count the EP C / B EP compilation thing as an album.