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HRBAKER
01-14-2011, 02:32 PM
OK, we've all done this before surely but here is the question. Say you are stranded on a desert island (think Tom Hanks in Castaway) but on this one you had a TV, a CD player and an never-ending supply of electricity. You can pick 5 CDs and 5 movies, that's it. What would they be? Double LPs count as 1, however The Godfather trilogy counts as three movies. You get the idea hopefully.

Robextend
01-14-2011, 02:39 PM
CDS:
Beach Boys - Endless Summer (Greatest Hits Vol 1)
Foo Fighters - Self Titled
Live - Throwing Copper
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
REM - Monster

MOVIES
Goodfellas
Scarface
Old School
Point Break
Road House

Vol
01-14-2011, 02:53 PM
CD's
Bob Dylan "Desire"
Lightnin Hopkins "Greatest Hits"
Nirvana "Nevermind"
Weezer "Blue Album"
Elliott Smith "Basement on a Hill"

Movies
Cool Hand Luke
Tombstone
Shawshank Redemption
Heat
Big Lebowski

Would be hard not to have Deadwood or the Sopranos!

Robextend
01-14-2011, 02:56 PM
Wow Isaac, if I could have a top 7, the Blue Album and Nevermind might be in it...great picks!

Writehooks
01-14-2011, 02:56 PM
CDs:
Alice Cooper: "Billion Dollar Babies"
Beatles: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
Rolling Stones: "Sympathy for the Devil"
Simon & Garfunkel: "Greatest Hits"
Frank Sinatra: "A Man Alone"

Movies:
"The Outlaw Josey Wales"
"Heartbreak Ridge"
"Requiem For A Heavyweight"
"Slap Shot"
"Mutiny On the Bounty" (Gable/Laughton version)

Vol
01-14-2011, 03:01 PM
Wow Isaac, if I could have a top 7, the Blue Album and Nevermind might be in it...great picks!

And "Wildflowers" would be in my top 10. What a great album!

Beatles Guy
01-14-2011, 03:14 PM
Movies

Pulp Fiction
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Private Ryan
American Beauty
Fight Club

Honorable Mention would be "The Empire Strikes Back".

Albums

Abbey Road - The Beatles
Dark Side of the Moon - Floyd
Moving Pictures - Rush
Dirt - Alice In Chains
Aenima - Tool

Honorable mention to "Master of Puppets" by Metallica.

Robextend
01-14-2011, 03:19 PM
Jason - Pulp Fiction and Fight Club are definitely in my top 10-15

Dirt or Facelift would also be right up there for me, both amazing albums.

barrysloate
01-14-2011, 03:43 PM
Okay- I'll try

Beatles- Sgt. Pepper
Beatles- Rubber Soul
Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
Doors- The Doors
Rolling Stones- Aftermath

On the Waterfront
Pulp Fiction
Performance
A Night at the Opera
Monterey Pop

Big Six
01-14-2011, 03:45 PM
CDs
Led zeppelin...BBC sessions
Pearl Jam...live at benaroya hall
Blue yard garden...no good Sunday's or On the galaxy (both great)
Beastie boys...paul's boutique
The Samples...the samples
Kula shaker...Strange folk
David gray...draw the line

Movies
True romance
Princess bride
Casino royale
Ken burns Baseball
Major league
Reservoir dogs

Books/authors
Steve berry
Tibor Fischer...the thought gang
Anything by nick hornby
Clive cussler
Tom Robbins
Anne rice vampire chronicles
Biographies of politicians and baseball personalities

HRBAKER
01-14-2011, 03:52 PM
The Who - Who's Next (oops!)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Neil Young - Live Rust
Rush - Moving Pictures
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

the Flicks

2001: A Space Odyssey
The Godfather, Part II
North By Northwest
Lawrence of Arabia
The Outlaw Josey Wales

novakjr
01-14-2011, 04:13 PM
CD's-
Aerosmith-Big Ones
Robert Johnson-the complete recordings
Megadeth-Cryptic Writings
Faith No More-Who cares a lot?(greatest hits)
Alice in Chains-Dirt

DVD's-
Army of Darkness
Baseketball
For love of the game
Better off Dead
Halloween(1978)

"Zach and Miri make a porno", "Major League" and "the Naked Gun" just barely missed the cut.

baseballart
01-14-2011, 04:15 PM
The Who - Who's Nest


Jeff's typo on "Who's Next" led me to recall when I first listened to the album. For years, I heard in Baba O'Reilly "teenage whistling..." instead of "teenage wasteland". Oh my.

Ease
01-14-2011, 04:26 PM
1. Nas - Illmatic
2. 2pac - Makaveli (etc)
3. Metallica - Black Album
4. Doors - Greatest Hits
5. Dr. Dre - The Chronic

1. Firefox
2. Heartbreak Ridge
3. Unforgiven
4. Snatch
5. Once Upon A Time In The West

Great Topic.

barrysloate
01-14-2011, 04:26 PM
I used to think that when Grace Slick sang "logic and proportion" on White Rabbit, she was saying "logic and good fortune." I think it's easy to screw up lyrics.

HRBAKER
01-14-2011, 04:57 PM
I used to think that when Grace Slick sang "logic and proportion" on White Rabbit, she was saying "logic and good fortune." I think it's easy to screw up lyrics.


CCR's "There's a bathroom on the right" comes to mind. ;)

Leon
01-14-2011, 05:08 PM
I used to think that when Grace Slick sang "logic and proportion" on White Rabbit, she was saying "logic and good fortune." I think it's easy to screw up lyrics.

IN 1979-80 I saw Jefferson Airplane and Introducing Grace Slick. The show was in the Greek Theater in Hollywood, in the side of a mountain. That might be the best concert I ever saw...or maybe it was because their songs had nothing on where my head was at that night :) ....

barrysloate
01-14-2011, 05:53 PM
I saw the Airplane at the Fillmore East in the late 60's.

Jason Carota
01-14-2011, 09:10 PM
CD's:

1. Jimi Hendrix - Blues
2. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
3. Calle 54 Soundtrack
4. As I Lay Dying - This is Who We Are (Live)
5. The Roots - The Roots Come Alive

DVD's

1. The Longest Day
2. Boondock Saints
3. Gladiator
4. Se7en
5. Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl

HRBAKER
01-14-2011, 10:39 PM
"White Rabbit," one of the front runners for the best 2 minutes in music history

bobbvc
01-14-2011, 10:48 PM
CD's ( no particular order)

DEAD KENNEDYS- Plastic Surgery Disasters (CD version includes In God We Trust, Inc. 12". I'm counting it as one CD)

MERZBOW- Hybrid Noisebloom

KID 606- Don't Sweat the Technics

MINISTRY- The Land of Rape and Honey

TIT WRENCH UNITED- Full Employment


MOVIES- (no particular order)

SPARTACUS

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

IDIOCRACY

RUSHMORE

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Karl Mattson
01-14-2011, 11:57 PM
Most of my picks are made with repeated watchability/listenability in mind, and with an emphasis on entertainment value over artistic merit:

Contact
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Armageddon
The Natural
Secondhand Lions


Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
Beatles - Abbey Road
Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf Live
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
Ron Wood - I've Got My Own Album To Do

Kawika
01-15-2011, 05:03 AM
Movies (that I could watch over and over):
Footlight Parade
Casablanca
The Best Years of our Lives
The Last Picture Show
A River Runs Through It

CDs (that I never get tired of):
Bix Beiderbecke - Bix & Tram
Django Reinhardt - Anthology
Love - Forever Changes
Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks - Original Recordings
Gabby Pahinui - Best of the Gabby Band

Tried to embed a YouTube video into this post but can't get it to work. Never had a problem before. Anybody else having trouble with that?

barrysloate
01-15-2011, 06:48 AM
Jason- Mingus Ah Um is a terrific album. Trivia question: the song Goodbye Pork Pie Hat is a tribute to what musician?

David- I remember walking around high school carrying a copy of Love's Forever Changes and thinking I was really cool for doing so. One of the really great albums that is long forgotten.

Jason Carota
01-15-2011, 09:51 AM
Jason- Mingus Ah Um is a terrific album. Trivia question: the song Goodbye Pork Pie Hat is a tribute to what musician?

Lester Young.

Mingus is one of my top 5 favorite bassists (I play, as well.) I highly recommend his biography, "Charles Mingus: Myself When I Am Real."

barrysloate
01-15-2011, 09:57 AM
That would be correct.:)

The only bio of Mingus I read was Beneath the Underdog, which I know is grossly inaccurate (although entertaining). My wife and I own a home in eastern Long Island, and our neighbor a few doors down is Sue Graham Mingus. But we never saw her, she is kind of reclusive. Now we rent the house so we are hardly ever there.

pgellis
01-15-2011, 10:40 AM
CDs:

Mark Knopfler: Shangri-La
David Gray: White Ladder
Pink Floyd: Echoes, Best of Pink Floyd
Traveling Wilburys: Volume 1
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

Movies:

Jaws (probably not best movie for an island)
Caddy Shack
Goodfellas
Private Parts
Big

carrigansghost
01-15-2011, 11:00 AM
CD's

Jim Carroll-Catholic Boy
Guns and Roses-Appetite For Destruction
Johnny Cash-Essential Cash
AC/DC-Back in Black
Jethro Tull-Original Masters

Movies

Animal House
Caddy Shack
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Field of Dreams
Baseball-Ken Burns

Griffins
01-15-2011, 11:26 AM
CD's
Stills Young Band- Long May You Run
Neil Young- Harvest
Bob Marley & The Wailers- Rastaman Vibration
Dick Dale's Greatest Hits
The Smiths- Louder than Bombs

I'd try and trade the 5 dvds for 5 more cd's - you can play music over and over much easier than watch the same movie. I'd take:
The Beach Boys - Holland
Dave Brubeck- Take Five
Dire Straights - On Every Street
REM- Out of time
Led Zepplin- Physical Graffiti

But if not-
Gandhi
Baraka
The Natural
Nate and Hayes
The African Queen

Kawika
01-15-2011, 02:06 PM
David- I remember walking around high school carrying a copy of Love's Forever Changes and thinking I was really cool for doing so. One of the really great albums that is long forgotten.

I understand it was Lyle Alzado's favorite album, too. ;)

http://photos.imageevent.com/kawika_o_ka_pakipika/sportscardsetc/mischidden/miscellanybaseball/Love_-_forever_changes.jpg

barrysloate
01-15-2011, 02:14 PM
If Lyle saw me carrying that album he would have punched me out. He was one scary dude.:eek:

Now that I think of it, he graduated in 1967 so by the time Forever Changes came out he was already gone...and not missed!

rhettyeakley
01-15-2011, 05:53 PM
Movies:
-Braveheart
-Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back (a toss up between the two but leaning towards Empire)
-Gladiator
-Half Baked
-Tommy Boy or Almost Heroes (two of my favorite Chris Farley movies)

Albums:
-Metallica (Black album)
-STP (Core)
-Pearl Jam (Ten)
-The Pixies (Best of the Pixies)
-Toadies (Rubberneck)
honorable mention is Nirvana Unplugged in NY & GNR (greatest hits)

I am such a product of my times--there is little doubt as to when I grew up!
-Rhett

slidekellyslide
01-15-2011, 07:33 PM
Movies
National Lampoon's Vacation
The Right Stuff
Sixteen Candles
The Natural
Castaway (For inspiration)


CD's
Sugar - File Under Easy Listening
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
The Who -Who's Next
The Lightning Seeds -Sense (Probably wouldn't make the cut if there wasn't a beach I could relax on)
Morrissey -Vauxhall and I

Robextend
01-15-2011, 07:37 PM
Sugar - File Under Easy Listening is an incredible album. Copper Blue is almost just as good IMO.

slidekellyslide
01-15-2011, 07:43 PM
Sugar - File Under Easy Listening is an incredible album. Copper Blue is almost just as good IMO.

Bob Mould may be the most underrated musician of all time.

thekingofclout
01-17-2011, 09:42 AM
That Said... my top five

Abbey Road
Sgt Peppers
Thick as a Brick
Who's Next
After the Gold Rush

And a bonus for best live album/CD would be "Four Way Street" by CSN&Y.

Now for the movies...

North by Northwest
The Godfather
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Forrest Gump
A Bronx Tale

And a bonus for the best sports movie would be "Field of Dreams"

Davalillo
01-17-2011, 10:04 AM
Records

Superfly-Curtis Mayfield
What's Goin' On-Marvin Gaye
Aja-Steely Dan
Can't Buy a Thrill-Steely Dan
Brother Josephus and the Love Revolution Revival Orchestra-First CD

Movies

Animal House
Caddyshack
LA Confidential
Godfather
Debbie Does Dallas

You gotta laugh on the island and you gotta have at least one movie with beautiful women.....not that I'm recommending DDD :)

barrysloate
01-17-2011, 10:13 AM
I like Jimmy's choices... North by Northwest is certainly one of the all-time greats.


Jim C.- Superfly and Debbie Does Dallas?? We need to talk.:)

judsonhamlin
01-17-2011, 12:36 PM
Movies:

Star Wars
Animal House
Big Sleep
Lawrence of Arabia
Duck Soup or Horse Feathers

Leaving out Blade Runner, Once Upon a Time in the West, Metropolitan, Richard III (McKellan) and The Thin Man


Albums:
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
Revolver - The Beatles
Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
New World Symphony - Dvorak
Tenor Madness or Sax Colossus - Sonny Rollins

Leaving out The Kinks, Clash, Parliament, Nick Lowe, Dire Straits (Making Movies) and Don Dixon

familytoad
01-19-2011, 01:45 AM
Guys these change so frequently, but if I was en route today...here they are

CD's


Peter Frampton -Comes Alive
David Gray-White Ladder
Jethro Tull- Stormwatch
Counting Crows- Recovering the Satellites
Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here
Hard not to take some Steely Dan on the trip though...

Movies


North by Northwest
Midnight Run
The Great Escape
Papillon
True Grit (w/Jeff Bridges... too new for DVD!)

Anthony S.
01-19-2011, 05:41 PM
CDs:

1) The Clash "London Calling"
2) Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense"
3) Dire Straits "Making Movies" or "Alchemy"
4) Debbie Gibson Johnny Cash singing anything he wants
5) A burned CD (hey, it's my island) with some combination of: The Smiths, REM, Iggy Pop, Tom Petty, The Who, Neutral Milk Hotel, Antonin Dvorak, etc.


Movies:

1) "Raising Arizona"
2) "The Godfather"
3) "The Great Escape"
4) "Animal House" and "Slap Shot" and "Blazing Saddles" and "Flirting with Disaster" and "Nobody's Fool" (1994 version) (It's an extended play DVD)
5) "The Philadelphia Story" and "Bringing Up Baby" and "Double Indemnity" and "Red River" and "Rear Window" and "Vertigo" and "North by Northwest" (ditto)

judsonhamlin
01-19-2011, 09:33 PM
Well played, Anthony - always good to see another Neutral Milk Hotel fan.

Good movie list, too - although I left out Kelly's Heroes, Battle of Algiers and Slap Shot

sbfinley
01-19-2011, 10:00 PM
Albums

White Album
OK Computer
Transatlanticism
ZOSO
Ágætis byrjun

Movies

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Great Escape
Christmas Vacation
Fear and Loathing
Rhinestone (Yes, seriously. It's so bad it's good.)

alanu
01-20-2011, 11:50 AM
Movies
Caddyshack
The Great Escape
The Professionals (the western with Lee Marvin)
The Godfather Part 2
Lord of the Rings-Return of the King

CD's
Neil Young Harvest
The Essential Bruce Springsteen
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
AC/DC Back in Black
The Cars

Exhibitman
01-24-2011, 08:07 PM
Albums:
--Beatles 'blue' album
--Led Zeppelin II
--Dazed and Confused soundtrack
--The Complete Ella In Berlin--Ella Fitzgerald
--The Singular Aventures of the Style Council

Movies:
--Blazing Saddles
--Office Space
--The Mummy
--Snatch
--Monty Python and the Holy Grail

HRBAKER
07-28-2011, 11:49 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-pollack/the-desert-island-list-if_b_897550.html?ncid=wsc-huffpost-cards-headline

Cardboard Junkie
07-28-2011, 12:39 PM
Zappa Freak Out
Beatles Pepper
MC5
Stooges
Hendrix Experienced


Journey to The Center of The Earth
Day The Earth Stood Still
Predator
Alien
Sucker Punch

Chaucer
Shakespeare
H.S. Thompson (Las Vegas)
House of Leaves
Poe

barrysloate
07-28-2011, 12:48 PM
"Freak Out" by the Mothers of Invention is like no other album ever made. I love it. I still have the copy I bought when I was in high school.

benderbroeth
08-01-2011, 06:40 PM
cd's
joan baez box set (her greatest hits cd)
tracy chapmen/ tracy chapmen cd
jackson browne / running on empty
greatest hits of simon and grfunkel


dvd's
ken burns baseball
breaking bad first 3 seasons lol
the prestige
my star wars box set..lol or just return of the jedi
lord of the rings if i can only have one here i would go for the two towers

i would have to have some books

Drood br dan simmons
my theodore roosevelt trilogy by Edmund morris
the last 3 books of robert jordans wheel of time series

thescooper
09-10-2011, 12:41 AM
shawshank redemption,
brubaker,
cool hand luke,
pappilon,
debbie does dallas

Nirvana unplugged,
Bowie diamond dogs,
Billy Idol, greatest hits.
sex pistols, never mind the bollocks,
Rolling stones the london years

dabigyankeeman
12-19-2011, 07:47 AM
5 cd's:
Music For Monserrat -McCartney, Elton John, Clapton, Knopfler, others
Frank Sinatra - Concert For The Americas (its definetely on dvd, i assume its on cd)
Pavorotti & Friends For War Child - Liza, Clapton, Crow, Elton John, others
Hey Mr Producer, The Musical World of Cameron MacKintosh - Broadway, asst stars
Tina Turner - Live In Amsterdam

5 movies:
Terminator-2
The Matrix
The Naked Gun
The Dark Knight
The Empire Strikes Back

Man, its hard to only pick 5 of each!!!!!! Left out tons of favorites.

Scott T
12-19-2011, 12:29 PM
Movies
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Goodfellas
Animal House
Caddyshack

CD's
Bob Seger - Live Bullet
Monty Python - Monty Python Sings
AC/DC - If You Want Blood...
Foo Fighters - The Colour and Shape
REO Speedwagon - A Decade of Hits

Jantz
12-23-2011, 11:52 PM
CDs

1. Joe Satriani Time Machine
2. Queensryche Operation Mindcrime
3. Metallica Symphony & Metallica
4. Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Oz
5. Metallica Black Album


Movies

1. Good Will Hunting
2. Apocalypse Now
3. A Christmas Story
4. Jeremiah Johnson
5. Field of Dreams

Jantz

39special
12-26-2011, 01:54 PM
C.D.'s
Stickey Fingers - Rolling Stones
White Album -Beatles
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
Physicl Graffiti - Led Zepplin

Movies
American Graffiti
Hollywood Knights
The Outlaw Joesy Wales
Fast times at Ridgemont High
The Last Waltz

Wymers Auction
02-12-2012, 11:22 AM
Rocky I
Rocky II
Facing the Giants
Rudy
4192

Eagles greatest hits I
Eagles greatest hits II
Bob Seger's greatest hits
As much Lynard Skynard as I can fit on a disk
Maybe some Elton John also

jerrys
02-13-2012, 02:17 PM
Rear Window
Midnight Cowboy
Rocky
12 Angry Men
The Graduate


Any songs by:

Roy Orbison
Bee Gees
Neil Diamond
Willie Nelson
Patsy Cline

Vintagedegu
02-14-2012, 08:06 PM
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