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The Norks
16-08-2005, 23:00:06
Apart from your wedding its going to be the only time you get to force other people to listen to your favourite tracks and goddam like it. They might even cry (the ones who don't obviously didn't like you anyway). SO pick some really heart rending stuff, or some bizarre crap you think would reflect your inner soul or something. People will remember you by this music!

YOu can only have three tunes though. Going in, interval, and coming out. Them's the rules.

I'm still mulling mine over but I think Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World is a definite.

Gary
16-08-2005, 23:14:36
Everyone can sing along to "Ain't it grand, to be blooming well dead".

Then "Fire Starter" as the pine box drops down to the furnace.

Not sure about a third. Probably just have a period of silence for deep thought rather than a third tune.

Sir Penguin
17-08-2005, 01:12:07
None, I was dead.

SP

Funko
17-08-2005, 09:14:29
Going Nowhere - Therapy

Nills Lagerbaak
17-08-2005, 09:25:09
My mate's Dad wanted Whiter Shade of Pale by procol harem. I couldn't imagine anything worse....talk about rubbing it in!


Maybe Infinite Dreams by Iron Maiden. Good song that

Fergus & The Brazen Car
17-08-2005, 10:14:39
Intro: 'Let's Misbehave'

Midway: 'Waiting For An Alibi'

Free At Last: 'Heatwave' *


(for the cremation, naturally)

Debaser
17-08-2005, 10:16:29
Do you mean Heatwave by Martha and the Vandallas?

Nills Lagerbaak
17-08-2005, 10:24:37
Formy sister's funeral: "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead"



*only kidding sis!

Fergus & The Brazen Car
17-08-2005, 10:29:54
Originally posted by Debaser
Do you mean Heatwave by Martha and the Vandallas?

I do indeed. Sorry, the 'Free At Last' bit was meant to mean the end of the service.

I've always felt that Martha and the Vandellas produced some of the most joyous music ever, and I still happily groove to 'Jimmy Mack' and 'Quicksand' and 'Nowhere To Run'.

I used to own the U.K. Motown 'Heatwave' album which had the gals on the cover with their backs to the viewer, evening glove clad arms in the air, bouffants as high as the stars, givin' it but good.

Debaser
17-08-2005, 10:38:50
Heatwave's probably my favourite Motown album. It's almost flawless, and only let down by the inclusion of one of my most hated songs "If I Had A Hammer".

Come And Get These Memories is an amazing album too.

Gramercy Riffs
17-08-2005, 10:42:14
Nice N Sleazy by The Stranglers

Fergus & The Brazen Car
17-08-2005, 10:43:11
Originally posted by Debaser
Heatwave's probably my favourite Motown album. It's almost flawless, and only let down by the inclusion of one of my most hated songs "If I Had A Hammer".

Come And Get These Memories is an amazing album too.


'If I Had A Hammer'- best left to government persecuted folkies.

As girl groups go, Motown produced some magic that I don't think has been bettered (and rarely equalled).

It's shaming to think that Bananarama were more successful with their Motown cover than the original artists.

And don't get me started on the Spew Girls- talentless slappers with giant egos and satanic publicists who tainted a wonderful building by 'performing' their video in it.

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-08-2005, 20:06:16
"Yacketty Sax"- the music that used to be played in the closing chase sequence in episodes of "The Benny Hill Show".

Beta1
17-08-2005, 21:35:09
How about "we'll all go together when we go"

The Norks
18-08-2005, 01:32:37
Renegade master!

INXS Never tear us apart

Provost Harrison
18-08-2005, 16:44:16
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
"Yacketty Sax"- the music that used to be played in the closing chase sequence in episodes of "The Benny Hill Show".

:lol: I am just imagining that scene at a funeral. It's worth picking just for the imagery...

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 16:47:57
well i always said either 'no limits' by 2unlimited or, in the ideal circumstances, as my flaming coffin is catapulted from the white cliffs of dover, the life-affirming, first-clenching power of 'i believe i can fly' by r kelly

Funko
18-08-2005, 16:49:36
I am really looking forward to that, would you hurry up and die?

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:49:54
Hmm, pretty spectacular. I always fancied being projected into the sun from a cannon.

Funko
18-08-2005, 16:49:59
(I'm going to pack the coffin full of fireworks as a practical joke)

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:51:32
A better joke would be to replace the coffin with a big flag that says "Bang!"

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 16:51:48
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Hmm, pretty spectacular. I always fancied being projected into the sun from a cannon.

even at the speed of light it would take you 6 minutes to get there, i think that's milking it a bit

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:56:51
Hmm, "one more red nightmare" by the mighty King Crimson goes on for 13 minutes, so no, I might actually take my time.

Funko
18-08-2005, 16:58:34
8 minutes...

novacane
18-08-2005, 17:03:58
Originally posted by Funko
I am really looking forward to that, would you hurry up and die?

:lol:

In all seriousness, I'm quite torn between K_G's value as a friend to me here on earth and the entertainment his send-off would provide. But, as long as I outlive him................

Funko
18-08-2005, 17:05:08
Is he going to go for a trebuchet type catapult do you think?

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 17:14:05
Tebuchets may be obsolete by then :D, so I suggest a magnetic rail gun. Something like Big Bertha.....

protein
18-08-2005, 17:18:04
I think KG would prefer some sort of futuristic giant Japanese style bi-ped robot to chuck him over the edge. Now that would be awesome. A few fireworks, some classical music, laser show...

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 17:19:19
Someone like.....Gun Jack?



That would truly be THE MOST AMAZING THING.....

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 17:24:50
Can see it now.....

1.....2.....3.....4...... "I believe I can fliiiiieeeeeeeeeee"

Diss
18-08-2005, 21:57:58
Fade to Black- Metallica

Diss
18-08-2005, 21:59:55
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
"Yacketty Sax"- the music that used to be played in the closing chase sequence in episodes of "The Benny Hill Show".

good choice. Is that the actual name? I'm going to download that song. I love it.

Christoph
18-08-2005, 22:02:32
^^ what he said

Diss
18-08-2005, 22:08:06
oh I forgot. In addition to Fade to Black, I'd play The End by the Doors.

Beta1
18-08-2005, 23:37:54
How about whiney Houstons I will always love you.

All of it

Played in full

That would teach you fuckers to outlive me.

protein
18-08-2005, 23:51:34
I can think of plenty of comedy tracks but absolutely no seriously considered tracks. You'd have to take into account that you don't want the song ruined by having people think of death when they hear it and you have to think of all the ages and tastes at the funeral.

I'd probably go for some subdued classical or something now. Hopefully I'll have released fifteen albums by then and there will be an obvious choice amongst them.

Diss
18-08-2005, 23:55:15
on third thought, I'd like to have my entire music collection played at my funeral. It will be an expensive funeral lasting several months. But what do I care. I'm not paying for it.

I need to specify this in my will.

Greg W
19-08-2005, 01:41:30
AC/DC - Highway to Hell.

protein
19-08-2005, 09:17:58
Do you have to pay PRS for music played at funerals?

Nills Lagerbaak
19-08-2005, 09:30:02
I've never heard of such a thing. I remember the long list of places that you're not allowed to show some movies without a license, Oil rigs was amogst them but funerals were not.
Although why anyone would want to watch the latest blockbuster at a funeral....

Diss
20-08-2005, 09:43:06
:lol: I can just imagine the recording industry suing because of a song played at a funeral. They wouldn't be that insensitive. Actually they probably would be. :)

The Norks
20-08-2005, 12:42:08
That awful Diana version of Candle in the Wind was a funeral in itself. I used to love that song when it was about Marilyn, I cant bear to listen to it now.

Greg W
20-08-2005, 13:05:37
Oo ooh ooh. If it's a cremation - INXS - Burn For You. :D

devilmunchkin
21-08-2005, 07:46:28
this is really sad cause i've had this laid out for some time...

Tool - Aenima CD
NIN - you name it, you better be playing it at my funeral
Marilyn Manson - same here
David Lanz - Christafori's Dream
Braveheart SOundtrack..the track where his wife gets killed.
Chopin - Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D Flat Major
Edward Scissorhands SOundtrack


I think the whole thing would be over before we ran out of music to play. Ppl would be going "fuck. fling those ashes around already and lets get it over with. I need a beer"

Chris
21-08-2005, 12:30:35
Circus music.

devilmunchkin
22-08-2005, 03:47:56
like mr bungle?

Provost Harrison
22-08-2005, 23:35:27
For Fergus and the Brazen Car we could have 'The Queen Is Dead' by The Smiths :D

Fergus & The Brazen Car
23-08-2005, 09:59:24
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
For Fergus and the Brazen Car we could have 'The Queen Is Dead' by The Smiths :D

Oh very jolly, a gay joke !

I haven't heard any of those before...


What will you have, dearie, 'Like A Virgin' ?


:hmm:

King_Ghidra
23-08-2005, 10:10:02
:lol:

Provost Harrison
23-08-2005, 11:41:29
Not really relevant to a funeral though, is it? :p

Fergus & The Brazen Car
23-08-2005, 14:04:37
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Not really relevant to a funeral though, is it? :p


Depends whose funeral it is really...


You could always opt for a cryogenic solution and be re-frigid-erated.

Provost Harrison
23-08-2005, 23:07:36
Har har har

devilmunchkin
24-08-2005, 20:49:57
really odd thought i had just now..alot of the songs i listed i would also play at my wedding...

King_Ghidra
25-08-2005, 12:27:05
you could combine the two

protein
25-08-2005, 13:48:35
How Sonic Undermind.

DevilsH@lo
06-09-2005, 01:02:34
The Smiths - Heaven knows im miserable now.

The Jam - Going Underground.

Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper.

Scabrous Birdseed
06-09-2005, 07:57:54
My GF always wanted "The Dark End Of The Street" by James Carr played at her funeral. Then she found out it was about infidelity. Oops!

paiktis22
09-09-2005, 00:03:56
_For Fergus and the Brazen Car we could have 'The Queen Is Dead' by The Smiths

_Oh very jolly, a gay joke !

I haven't heard any of those before...


What will you have, dearie, 'Like A Virgin' ?




_Not really relevant to a funeral though, is it?



That stichomythia was hilarious :lol:

BigGameHunter
11-09-2005, 22:17:18
Mr. Blue by Yaz

Wash Away by Joe Purdy

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

Provost Harrison
13-09-2005, 20:27:41
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
My GF always wanted "The Dark End Of The Street" by James Carr played at her funeral. Then she found out it was about infidelity. Oops!

James Carr?

http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/images/content/homepage/Jimmy%20Carr%20web.jpg