Embarrassing record collection.

#1
So there I am cruising down the A3 en-route for Farnham and home. Its dark o-clock, the roads empty, and I am giving a new "colleague" a lift back to the shot. Miles Davis is oozing out of the speakers and generating just the right mellow ambience for a midnight drive, when my passenger decides to open up the glove box, and check out my CD collection.

"Basement Jaxx, uh huh

U2, hmm

Jimmy Hendrix? nice!"

and so on, and so on,

when eventually,



















"NEIL DIAMOND" The greatest hits!, WTF? 8O


He has now taken to humming "Sweet Caroline" every time I enter the room, (bas*ard) and people are starting to ask questions.

In my defence, I would point out that I was raised on a diet of "easy listening" my parents subjected me to thousands of hours of The Carpenters, John Denver, Glen Campbell et al and to my deep personal shame, it must have embedded itself in my psyche/soul.

So come on, own up, who has the entire "Boney M" back catalogue, and/or the "ABBA" boxed set etc? Fess up and let us all take the pi*s. :wink:
 
#2
I'll put my hand up and include in my mix of music from rock, punk and blues that i am the proud owner of Niel Diamond, Live in america.

To have that sat in my cd collection next to Led zepplin makes me bow my head in shame
 
#3
I got "Sensual Pleasures" free with a pot of Haagen Daz ice cream, grade A bird slush but it does have Peggy Lee's Fever on it so it stays, at the back.
 
#4
I never recovered when my first boss (male, mid-50's, married with kids and bald with a grey moustache and glasses) gave me a lift to work one day and was revealed to have a selection of CD's restricted to anything by Westlife or Boyzone.

You just never can tell...
 
#5
Kosovo '99, the only way to make a crap tour crapper is the purchase of dodgy cd's form the various locals making a living on the black side, at 75p a pop I tried to buy every thing.

Moving house a few months back, in the middle ofsorting the cd collection out, found Billy Piper and Britney Spears

I am truely sorry and repent all evil!!!
 
#6
pegasus797 said:
Kosovo '99, the only way to make a crap tour crapper is the purchase of dodgy cd's form the various locals making a living on the black side, at 75p a pop I tried to buy every thing.

Moving house a few months back, in the middle ofsorting the cd collection out, found Billy Piper and Britney Spears

I am truely sorry and repent all evil!!!
BILLY PIPER!!!??? 8O That really is shocking, suddenly, I dont feel quite so bad! :wink:
 
#7
Nothing wrong with Neil Diamond :wink: . A varied taste is required. Diamond to Dance, Swing to Stranglers, Clash to Classical, etc, etc


BUT NO RAP :x :evil: :x :evil: :x :evil: :x :evil:


Cnuts talking in poor english over other peoples talent. WHY?
 
#9
Neil Diamond still gets the occasional play chez Murielson. Also brought up on easy listening stuff and still feel compelled to give them a spin once in a while.

Amidst the Led Zep, Uriah Heep, Floyd (personal fav) etc there are some Bosnia/Kosovo buys that are blamed on daughter. They include Britney, Boyzone etc
 
#10
fatblerk said:
Has anyone still got Joe Dulce on 7 inch?
I've got sir spike doing "the ying tong song", the b side is "i'm walking backwards for christmas"

Cant have it though.
 
#11
I've noticed the trend, can anyone explain why neil diamond is such a squaddie favourite?
 
#13
Goodies - Make a Daft Noise for Christmas

The Smurf Song :oops:

Scary
 
#14
In my defence hte following WAS the first single I ever brought, and I was young a stupid.

Technohead's "I want to be a hippy"... I realy should burn it.
 
#15
I have a huge collection of embarrsing stuff thats built over time, I've still got my old New Kids on the Block Tapes, Transvision Vamp on Vinyl, a triple pack with tunes like The Ghostbusters song etc, hahaha and erm Fleetwood Mac and I think I'm going to shut up now cos it really is getting embarrasing :?
 
#17
I looked through my squaddie buys from the 80's and came across Sam Fox singing the most incredible bollox and Sigue Sigue Sputnik! I hold my head in shame!
 
#18
Worst records? Tony Blair and TCH??

I've got the soundtrack from Fame! and I STILL listen to it in the car...and I love it!
 
#19
Zofo said:
I looked through my squaddie buys from the 80's and came across Sam Fox singing the most incredible bollox and Sigue Sigue Sputnik! I hold my head in shame!
Sigue Sigue Sputnik hahaha, now that really is sad lololol

Oh and I have Captain Hook!! whatever possesed me to purchase that I will never ever know
 
#20
I have a completely eclectic mix of music, from opera and ‘heavy’ classical (Mahler & Berlioz) through light & popular orchestral & choral through soundtracks through easy listening through ‘serious’ chart music to ‘candy-floss pop’ such as Steps & Britney.

I can’t abide ‘gangsta rap’, really heavy metal or C&W, but everything else is fair game.

In the spirit of Sleeps’ thread though (and to really embarrass myself) I have to confess that the first single I ever owned was Rene & Renata’s “Save Your Love!” :oops: (I remember pleading with my parents to buy me that & was chuffed to get it as a Christmas pressie the same year that my sister received Bing Crosby crooning “White Christmas”). The first single I ever bought myself (with Record Vouchers given to me for my 8th or 9th birthday - I think) was Joe Boxer’s “BoxerBeat” :oops: I distinctly recall bopping round the living-room to THAT one… :oops: :oops:

NB After being raised on Neil Diamond (!), Roy Orbison & The Carpenters, whenever I hear certain songs I’m transported back in time & feel like I’m in regression therapy! 8O
 

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