My entire life I've been hearing about "desert island discs" and the like. Always desert islands. Well, I say enough! I think life might not be too bad on a desert island, what with the sun and the dolphins and monkeys and such. Now, flying to Mars is a whole different story...dull, dull, dull! It's a long trip in a slow tin can. In space, no one can hear you Clash! We'll DEFINITELY need music for a mission to Mars. Let's bring these:


Svn Fngrs - Black Francis

Pixie man in top form on this EP.



Boy - U2                                                      Killing Joke - Killing Joke

Never gets old.                                                                                         Killing joke...nothing else to say.


Equal Rights - Peter Tosh                           Los Angeles - X 

This one is Strong!                                                                                     She had to leave.


Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division             Fire Of Love - The Gun Club

Timeless classic.                                                                                       Every track is essential.


Double Nickels on the Dime - Minutemen  Jazz in Silhouette - Sun Ra

We'll be jammin' econo.                                                                        Space is the place, right?


The Correct Use Of Soap - Magazine        Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - Nick Cave

I want to work with machines and look handsome.                             One of his best (and that's saying a lot).


London Calling - The Clash                       The Specials - The Specials

Personally I could take just Clash albums,                                         Amazing band find their perfect time and

but if I must choose one...                                                                   place, and produce a perfect album.



Bostich - Yello                           

It's just a rush...

Reason - Kinetic Ideals                            Orange Ohms Glow - Atlas Sound

Unknown Canadian pleasures.                                                           Dreamy...and got me hooked on Atlas Sound.


Spiral Scratch - Buzzcocks                      Blinded By Science - Thomas Dolby  

We'll fight boredom with "Boredom."                                                  Five tracks of guilty pleasure...and Science!   


1981-1982 - New Order                              Village Fire - James

An absolute high water mark for NO.                                                      Energetic and exciting.



Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players                 

Funky - Exhibit "A" 

Love and Happiness - Al Green                 Public Image - Public Image Ltd.    

Preach it, Rev!                                                                                                 Goosebump inducing.                                                                      


Homosapien - Pete Shelley                       Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups

Me and you sir...                                                                                         All ages show...apparently


Over My Head - King's X                          Amsterdam - Peter Bjorn and John

I hear music.                                                                                         PB& good.


How I Wrote "Elastic Man"  - The Fall     The King of Joy - Bill Drummond

The B-side "City Hobgoblins" is pretty great too.                                 Take me along...


A Method - TV on the Radio                 I Found That Essence Rare - Gang of Four

Could listen to this on a loop for hours.                                               Blows me away every tine.


Sensoria - Cabaret Voltaire                        Ricky's Hand - Fad Gadget

All CV's strengths in one amazing song.                                           The power drill may come in handy too.