2011/10/19

The Top 75 Songs of 1985

The Top 150 Songs of 1985 + Done: With Errors on the Page
Part 1: Penny, The Girl with Herpes
Part 2: Hercules and His Motorcycle
Part 3: People Not Taking Any Shit Whatsoever
Part 4: Different Exposures to Reality
Part 5: The Comforting Warmth of Disillusionment
Part 6: An Incomplete Process that Proceeded Anyway




NC-17 SOUNDTRAXXX is being edited, revised, and published. The literature content is gradually being removed for publication or  being transferred to the upcoming site: MHQ HEADQUARTERS. The music countdowns, however, shall remain here.

In the meantime... our first actual book publication, a dystopian epic: The Mansion 


According to the plant and animal life on Earth, which eventually unfriends the human race amidst bold accusations coming from an oddly-shaped row of trees: the concepts of government, religion, and economics were fabricated by the same sources that devised such absurdity as Black Friday sales, fashionable bowling attire, expiration dates for vaginal lube, and marketing strategies to entice specifically targeted mayonnaise consumers … and these sources obviously did not originate on the Planet Earth. From Prohibition to the dystopian future plagued with revolution, animosity towards society, and farming hippos with growth hormones, characters such as Squirrel Abraham and Jimmers Waffles (raccoon) not only challenge the status quo, but also question the entire history that created it.

Compiling 30 Sections and 68 different themes and storylines, which explore topics ranging from concepts of customer service to victimless crimes to a town in West Virginia that repeatedly becomes a ghost town; and featuring guest appearances from the likes of seahorses, dragonflies, praying mantis, chickens, and raccoon, The Mansion chronicles the plight of the human race, where Primitive Man evolved into the species known as Homo Bowler, and set out to destroy the world in a quest for decorative plates, generic shoes, and non-dairy powdered creamer.









Press play to listen to these bad mugs.



75. Meat Puppets
"Maiden's Milk"  3:20
Up on the Sun
Phoenix, AZ



74. The Pogues
"The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn"  2:59
Rum, Sodomy, & The Lash
London, England



73. Rites of Spring
"Theme"  2:20
S/T
Washington, DC


72. The Fall
"Gut of the Quantifier"  5:16
This Nation's Saving Grace
Manchester, England



71. Sade
"Jezebel"  5:31
Promise
London, England



70. Ry Cooder
"Cancion Mixteca"  4:18
Paris, Texas Soundtrack
Los Angeles, CA


69. Elisa Waut
"Russia"  3:22
S/T EP
Brugge, Belgium



68. The Style Council
"Down in the Seine"  2:46
Our Favorite Shop
England


67. The Three O'Clock
"Half the Way There"  3:32
Arrive Without Travelling
Los Angeles, CA


66. Double
"The Captain of Her Heart"  4:30
Blue
Zurich, Switzerland


65. Felt
"Primitive Painters"  5:58
Ignite the Seven Cannons
Birmingham, England



64. The Black Sun Ensemble
"A Chunk of Mandolin Love"  4:20
S/T
Tuscon, AZ



63. Love and Rockets
"Saudade"  5:01
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
London, England


62. Cocteau Twins
"Pink Orange Red"  4:40
Tiny Dynamine
Grangemouth, Scotland



61. My Bloody Valentine
"The Last Supper"  4:31
This is Your Bloody Valentine
Dublin, Ireland


60. Slayer
"Hell Awaits"  6:16
Hell Awaits
Los Angeles, CA



59. Celtic Frost
"Necromantical Screams"  6:09
To Mega Therion
Zurich, Switzerland


58. Minutemen
"Political Nightmare"  3:56
3 Way Tie (For Last)
San Pedro, CA



57. Black Flag
"White Hot"  5:06
In My Head
Hermosa Beach, CA




56. Dead Kennedys
"MTV- Get Off the Air"  3:37
Frankenchrist
San Francisco, CA

In 2011, there are still some people who consider Lady Gaga weird, Avril Lavigne punk, Journey metal, homosexuality strange, still get offended by certain words, etc. etc. etc.

55. Circle Jerks
"Killing For Jesus"  4:44
Wonderful
Los Angeles, CA

Back in approximately 33 A.D., only a couple dozen people really knew of a person named Jesus from Nazareth and the events that unfolded with his existence. Somehow, word of this spread.

54. Aya RL
"Ulice Miasta"  4:31
Czerwona
Warsaw, Poland


53. S.O.D.: Stormtroopers of Death
"Milano Mosh"  1:33
Speak English or Die
New York, NY



52. Jandek
"Put It Away"  4:31
Foreign Keys
Houston, TX



51. The Residents
"Cry For the Fire"  5:54
The Big Bubble
Shreveport, LA





NC-17 Soundtraxxx SONGS OF 1985:  150-126  125-101  100-76  75-51  50-26  25-#1





Top Image by The Serendipity Project
Bottom Left Image By: The Online Photographer
Bottom Right: The Art Institute of Chicago
Bottom Center: Robert Chavez

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