FLICKING MY SWITCH

May 15, 2008

I’m in that “Desperate for inspiration” zone at the minute and searching for music to help me steer the album along. I’m glad to say that most of the stuff that is flicking my switch is new. In particular these three songs are on the top of the list.

The Presets – This Boy’s in Love
Ladytron – Runaway
Cut Copy – Out There On the Ice

Also looking forward to the full albums from The Presets, Ladytron & not forgetting Melnyk. His new single “Revolutions” was posted onto myspace today.

This is my take on music that inspires. At certain points during my life my spirits have been lifted and my mood changed for the better by music, I’m not a gloomy sort of person and I would like to think I have a relatively stable mood however when I come across certain tracks and get a definite feeling of elation when hearing them I get a buzz/high or whatever it is, it lifts my spirits and makes me feel much better. I’m not sure that music has the same effect on everyone but for me once I experienced such changes in mood it becomes like a drug and I constantly search for music like this.

These are some of the memorable tracks that have lifted my spirits, I have tried to put them in some kind of chronological order.

The Beach Boys – God only knows
Roxy Music – Dance Away
Abba – On and On and On
The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
Joy Division – Atmosphere
Depeche Mode – New Life
Kraftwerk – Computer Love
Altered Images – I Could be Happy
Soft Cell -Besitter
Altered Images – See Those Eyes
OMD – Souvenir
Soft Cell -Torch
Thomas Dolby – One of our submarines
Thompson Twins – Doctor Doctor
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Eurythmics – Here comes the Rain Again
Kajagoogoo – Hang on Now
Blancmange – Don’t Tell Me
Pet Shop Boys – Loves come quickly
Pet Shop Boys – I Want to wake up
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The Power Of Love
Grace Jones – I’ve Seen that Face Before
Propaganda – The Chase
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
ABC – Be Near Me
Hard Corps – Je Suis Passee
Brother Beyond – Be my Twin
Duran Duran – Come Undone
Radiohead – High & Dry (ok this should be Radiohead)
Keane – Sunshine
I AM X – Simple Girl
Coldplay – Square One
The Knife – We share our Mothers Health

OK I have realised I have started something now, because I find these songs so difficult to ignore I have ended up listening to them whilst compiling this list. So for now this is it. It’s most definitely going to grow! As you will see, not much DM, Yazoo or Erasure. I guess it’s because they are so engrained in me that their songs span more than one concentrate time period, I’m sure I will add them. But for now as it’s late this is my list… more to follow.