I wanted to start with Abahachi’s futile jazz nomination – because that is the essence of this game – waiting in vain for your own pet project to get A listed .. and we all feel WE are persecuted against – the Hip Hop brigade, the Progsters, the Indie Kids, The J-Pop, the punk, the goth .. the etc etc etc
But I couldn’t find a link to add in my playlists So Aba will have sulk as usual !
playlist link here
1 Fugazi-Waiting room
I am a patient boy
2 Betty Davis-Your Mama Wants Ya Back
beautiful interplay of groovetastic style.
3 The Wedding Present – This Boy Can Wait
this band is more important to me than almost any other – but I totally understand that is personal – and all music should be personal – no-one has the right to exclaim “you can’t like music if you do not appreciate so and so” – The Wedding Present – they are fab (but so is a 70’s lollipop)
4 Peech Boys- Dont Make Me Wait (Dub Mix)
I was 12 in 1982, and old style electro (this is an example) killed my dad’s perception of music – he just couldn’t fathom how electronic instruments could be classed as music – it thrilled me .. it was the future. It can live in a record collection with 4 men and their Bass guitars drums set-up. There should not be an ‘us and them’.
5 Killing Joke – The Wait
Wait ….. there should be an ‘us and them’ … thats why i hate society and most people i meet and their rubbish taste – perfect.
Sorry about that – was lulling myself into a false sense of acceptance.
Let’s chill again…
6 Hocus Pocus – J’attends
… for my man.
7 The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man
anyone who brought the record formed a band – hopefully not a band slavishly copying their sound – wouldn’t life be boring if everyone sounded just like, I don’t know – Oasis, for instance?
8 Sandie Shaw – Girl Don’t Come
the joy of parping brass – (this woman was in The Smiths – they were year zero – weren’t they?)
9 Yona – Kellon alla
is that the time?
10 The Doors – Waiting for the sun
Kinda stop start – quiet (a bit)LOUDer quiet .. if only they’d beefed it up a bit they could have been as good as the Pixies.
11 Eurythmics – This City Never Sleeps
from the original album my Dad accepted as ‘music’ created on machines – I moved on to rap.. that’d teach him.
12 Ted Barnes – Waiting for all she knows
mind blowingly beautiful.
a personal playlist obviously, with tongue in cheek comments, and trying to be fair too – you’re not interested in my thoughts anyway, are you? – it’s the glory you want.
A collection of any 13 tracks could make a brilliant Waiting selection from those suggested..
I’m going to finish with my choice – because I’m always waiting for the beat to kick in:
13 Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Waiting for the Beat to Kick
clearly not enjoying waiting around.
There’s some bonus tracks in the youtube playlist – I was trying to fit them in – but felt my 13 list was a good fit – i would carry on all night otherwise.
Thanks everyone for the great individual tunes – it was a pleasure to listen and read.