1. How did you get into no.29?
Devendra Banhart: Saw him perform A Sight to Behold on Jools Holland late one night awhile back...have been a fan ever since.
2. What's the first song you ever heard by no.22?
Liars: Probably Grown Men Don't Fall In The River, Just Like That. They definitely had the ESG thing going on on that record.
3. Whats your favourite lyric by no.33?
Melt-Banana: "I'm standing alone in a drug store
with some toy coins in my hand... "
4. How did you get into no.49?
Past Lives: When Blood Brothers broke up, I was always more interested in what Jordan Blilie and Morgan Henderson were going to do. When they started up a new group with Mark on drums and Devon Welch, I was intrigued.
5. How many albums by no.13 do you own?
Faith No More: Four
6. What is your favorite song by no.50?
TV on the Radio: Staring At The Sun
7. Is there a song by no.39 that makes you sad?
The Jam: Not particlularly...alot of Paul's social commentary evokes anger more than sadness.
8. What is your favorite song by no.15?
Lightning Bolt: 2 Morro Morro Land...especially since the performance on Peel. Beautifully structured chaos.
9. What is your favorite song by no.5?
The Fall: Fiery Jack..."I said eat this grenade"
10. Is there a song by no.6 that makes you happy?
Frank Zappa: Oh, so many to choose from...I'll go with Latex Solar Beef from the Fillmore East 1971 show. Every time the chorus kicks in with Flo & Eddie..."Talkin' bout ya hemorrhoids, baby!", you can't help but laugh.
11. What is the worst song by no.40?
Refused: Anything before Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent.
12. What is your favorite song by no.10?
Swell Maps: Vertical Slum...the ultimate combination of minimalism and raw energy. Nikki Sudden, you will not be forgotten.
13. What is a good memory you have involving no.30?
Flight of the Conchords: When I saw them in Philly back in April...good times.
14. What is your favorite song by no.38?
15. Is there a song by no.19 that makes you happy?
Muse: Feeling Good...stellar rendition of a song that has been covered by everyone on Earth.
16. Is there a song by no.25 that makes you sad?
Adam and The Ants: These questions are pretty fucking repetitive.
17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
The Stooges: I Wanna Be Your Dog...back when I was about 8 years old.
18. What's your favorite lyric by no.11?
Sonic Youth: "We're gonna find the meaning
of feeling good and we're gonna stay there as long as we think we should."
19. Who is a favorite member of no.1?
The Mars Volta: Cedric Bixler-Zavala...I'm a vocalist, so of course.
20. Is there a song by no.14 that makes you happy?
Battles: Bad Trails...it's all in the serene ambiance that is the build-up of this track. Beautiful.
21. What is a good memory involving no.27?
Love: Talking to my father-in-law about Forever Changes.
22. What is your favorite song by no.16?
The Stranglers: Princess Of The Streets
23. What is the first song you ever heard by no.47?
The Jesus and Mary Chain: I don't remember. I'm assuming it was probably something from Psychocandy
24. What is your favorite album by no.18?
Death From Above 1979: That's easy...they only released one proper LP...You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
25. What is your favorite song by no.21?
At the Drive-In: Non-Zero Possibility
26. What is the first song you ever heard by no.26?
Pink Floyd: Definitely can't remember...
27. What is your favorite album by no.3?
David Bowie: Low
28. What is you favorite song by no.2?
The Blood Brothers: Crimes
29. What was the first song you ever heard by no.32?
Fantômas: It was definitely between April 4th - April 16th. That's a joke of course...I've no fucking clue.
30. What is you favorite song by no.8?
Gang of Four: I Found That Essence Rare
31. How many times have you seen no.17 live?
The Pretty Things: Unfortunately never. They still do shows occasionally...but it's not the classic line-up.
32. Is there a song by no.44 that makes you happy?
Portugal. The Man: Sugar Cinnamon
33. How did you get into no.12?
Make Up: When I moved to the DC area a few years back...I really got into NOU and saw that Ian did some "gospel yeh-yeh" shtick afterwards with mostly the same line-up. Sort of a mouthpiece for a faux revolutionary group with heavy 60's soul and garage rock influences. I was finally advised to check them out by a couple of friends at Sound Garden in Baltimore, and I haven't turned back.
34. What is the worst song by no.45?
Spacemen 3: Worst? Nah.
35. What was the first song you ever heard by no.34?
M.I.A.: Galang....with that bright as Clay Aiken's hawaiian shirt collection video.
36. What was the first song you ever heard by no.48?
The Bronx: Heart Attack American
37. How many times have you seen no.42 live?
38. What is you favorite song by no.36?
The Pop Group: Thief of Fire
39. What was the first song you ever heard by no.28?
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Hot Head...believe I actually SAW this on an old clip from SNL. Became highly intrigued and after obsessing over his extensive catalog for sometime now (although it doesn't show), I'm still trying to grasp just exactly what Don is talking about.
40. What is you favorite album by no.7?
Deerhoof: The Runners Four
41. Is there a song by no.31 that makes you happy?
The (International) Noise Conspiracy: Anything from Survival Sickness...who cares if they borrowed ideas from Svenonius and co.(who, in turn borrowed ideas), their first two albums were downright kick ass rock 'n roll records in their own right.
42. What is your favorite album by no.41?
Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home
43. What is your favorite song by no.24?
Public Image Ltd.: Annalisa
44. What is a good memory you have involving no.46?
Bloc Party: The joy of hearing Silent Alarm for the first time in a record shop in northern Japan.
45. What is your favorite song by no.35?
Oneida: All Arounder
46. Is there a song by no.9 that makes you happy?
The Nation of Ulysses: Look Out! Soul is Back
47. What is your favorite album by no.4?
Can: Tago Mago...not to mention one of my favorite albums of all time.
48. Who is your favorite member of no.37?
Joy Division: Ian Curtis and Peter Hook (tie, I guess)
49. What is the first song you ever heard by no.43?
Magazine: A Song from Under the Floorboards
50. What is your favorite song by no.20?
Wire: I Am The Fly