Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CSFF Blog Tour vs Tuesday Tunes

Come on, admit it, you all missed this!

This month the CSFF Blog Tour is looking at Knife by R J Anderson, and, as it's Tuesday, it's time to revive a time-honoured tour tradition - the Top Ten Songs, picked at random by a couple of suitably rebellious faery folk.

Now as it turns out, there are less knife-related songs than you might expect. Even after throwing in my favourite tracks by The Young Knives and Cutting Crew, I was struggling to find more than, well, two decent ones, really. So it seems I will have to rebel instead by presenting the Top Ten Rebel Songs....

10. Ozzy Osbourne: Rock 'n' Roll Rebel
Obviously Mr Osbourne needs no introduction. This is the token not-actually-that-good song that sneaks in because Top Nines sound a bit naff.
9. Bonnie Tyler:
Rebel Without A Clue
It's a Bonnie Tyler song. That's really all you need to know....
8. The Corrs: Rebel Heart
You know, I don't think we've had any Celtic instrumentals in a top ten before. I guess we have now. Tin whistle and all. I must still have some Guiness in my system from St Patrick's Day.
7. Asian Dub Foundation: Rebel Warrior
Now we're back in familiar territory, with a bit of electronica of the shouty anti-colonialist rap variety. OK, so maybe not that familiar....
6.Public Enemy: Rebel Without A Pause
More shouty rappers... I can't tell you what I like about these guys, but I like something. Yeeeeaahhh Boyyyyy! OK, white guys shouldn't do that, even in text.
5. Wyclef Jean featuring Prodigy:
Rebel Music
Rappers are a rebellious bunch aren't they?
4. Dropkick Murphys: You're A Rebel
Carrying on the Irish vibe here... Celtic punk rock all the way from, er, Quincy, Massachusetts.
3. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel: Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
According to Professor Wikipedia, there are more than 120 cover versions of this song. You know I love an obscure cover version, but, well, that wouldn't fit the theme would it? Plus, I love the original.
2. Billy Idol: Rebel Yell
The English new wave rocker who based his look on Spike from out of Buffy.
1. David Bowie: Rebel Rebel
We have to finish with a classic, and there is no better rebel song than this.

I don't believe Spotify works in the US, but for those in more civilised places who have access to Spotify, you can play the Rebel Top Ten there.

Now while you're listening to that little lot, it's time to continue the tour:
Sally Apokedak
Brandon Barr
Amy Browning
Melissa Carswell
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Timothy Hicks
Jason Isbell
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
KM Wilsher


KM Wilsher said...

Wow, what a blast. Bold. Fresh. And I loooove rock! Thanks for the ride :)

R.J. Anderson said...

Heh. I do actually have a soundtrack for the book, compiled for me by an author friend... I posted about it on my journal here. Some of it's pretty predictable (Enya and Clannad), but it also introduced me to artists like Eisley ("Treetops") and Imogen Heap ("Have You Got It In You"), which was fun.

Thanks for taking the time to play!

UKSteve said...

Glad you enjoyed it! And yes, of course, I have a soundtrack to my novel too - putting things like that together is a great way to procrastinate when I should be writing!