I am going through Playlist Thursday withdrawals! I missed out on last weeks as I just couldn't get myself together in time. I wasn't going to miss out on this one, especially given that I can focus on music from my teen years (helloooo 80's!). This weeks theme is "Teenage Angst" so we get to pick songs that remind us of our teen years. I don't know about you but I love reliving some of the most awkward (yet fun) years of my life.
Playlist Thursday "Rules":
Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old.
Something Current: Songs that have been released in the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Any song goes: old, current, guilty pleasure, whatever floats yer boat.
Make sure you check out Brian's blog for some more musical inspiration!
Artist: The Grapes of Wrath
Notable: This song is tied to so many high school memories. It reminds me a lot of my first serious boyfriend. I also had huge crushes on the guys in this band. Good old Canadian boys from Vancouver too!
Quotable: "So, you don't want to talk, you want to turn your back, angers just a mask, I'll be there when it cracks."
Artist: Duran Duran
Title: Planet Earth - Live
Notable: Duran Duran was my absolute favourite band in my early teens and I know they're still going strong (ish) these days. Much to my surprise they released a live album in June of this year so they get the somewhat liberal nod as being "new". They were the first band I ever saw live and I had the BIGGEST heart wrenching crush on Nick Rhodes and John Taylor. I was at the concert where they filmed the video for The Reflex. Yup, me and about 20,000 other screaming girls.
Quotable: "Look now, look all around, there's no sign of life, voices another sound, can you hear me now?
Something To Consider
Artist: Midnight Oil
Notable: This is one band I really wish I got to see back in the day. I went to a lot of concerts as a teen but these guys were one band I never managed to catch live. I was so bummed when they broke up. These guys are are regulars on pretty much all of my playlists too.
Quotable: "No amount of make believe can help this heart of mine"
What do you think? Angst-y enough for you?