Staff Top 10
Top Ten Songs about the Troubles

By: Ryan Foley

Posted 12/08/2006 - 08:03:48 AM by terrorist:
 Seamus Heaney, used to see him at school. Cool guy. Yeah.
Posted 12/08/2006 - 08:05:22 AM by terrorist:
 Like that guy's haircut on the far left.
Posted 12/08/2006 - 08:37:54 AM by bassman08:
 "Alternative Ulster" might be one of my favorite songs ever.
Posted 12/08/2006 - 09:35:38 AM by terrorist:
 Bassman also likes hmmmm can't even remember what Bassman likes. Prolly Greenday.
Posted 12/08/2006 - 10:23:38 AM by :
 Just about at number 04 on your list I effectuate that I am fast advancing on what will end- no doubt- in reading your henscratched and pigeon-mulled U2 encomiums (Led Zeppelin reference that only Bassman and Terrorist will process in their headpress) again. Rather than heed the call of my seatossed innards, I trod on and even hummed to myself "Sunddaaay bloodyy suuundAAAY." You`re tricky like that, aren't you? Like Houdini's mongloid daughter reflected in a funhouse mirror, the coffee's not so good at work today, feh. This means that in terms of data processing and my wiredup mind junctions not only did you, Stylus, in your fulsomeness transmogrify my prexistant notions regarding the Irish Flab 4, at least for a second, but it happened in an augenblick, when I wasn`t thinking. Orbital seems woefully out of joint here, a compound fracture in your frictures, tinctures, a little pale in among your polychromasians.
Posted 12/08/2006 - 10:35:41 AM by JimFitz:
 OMG I can't believe Cranberries' Zombie wasn't included WTF
Posted 12/08/2006 - 10:43:40 AM by avecmoisoir10:
 i can never understand what the disexis says, but i wanted to tell everyone else that this list is awesome, but they should swap the orbital song with the cranberries because cheesy or not zombie ruled the skatepark where all the cute boys used to skate in about 1994 near my middle school. also if you claim you don't love the song "linger" you're just lying.
Posted 12/08/2006 - 10:51:04 AM by terrorist:
 Two hours from now, I will be drunk at the annual holiday outing with my coworkers, three french rustic courses into the afternoon, and I will still have "Linger" in my head, now, because of Avec. THANKS.
Posted 12/08/2006 - 11:24:58 AM by cumpny23:
 Sham 69 should have been Shag 69 heh
Posted 12/08/2006 - 11:30:10 AM by scooper:
 interesting idea for a list. thanks.
Posted 12/08/2006 - 03:28:15 PM by grandbanks:
 Well Terrorist, this might knock "Linger" out of your head. Used to love going to this pizza joint in Charlottesville, Virginia, and load up the jukebox. Juvenile kicks, but still fun, especially when they leave shit like "Xanadu" by Rush on there. My FAVORITE song to play was "Custard Pie" as played by Helmet and Mr. David Yow. Encomium indeed. Cheers!
Posted 12/10/2006 - 09:06:16 PM by :
 Ocassionally I get into the troubles myself, the inoculated spybox of my mind in rubble struggles to reconstruct itself as an iconoclast to the liquorice blast of Ryan Foley`s Belfast jury. Am I merely juror to Foley`s Fuhrer? This list is utter baloney. It leaves too many stones unturned - I refer you all to Boney M and their leavin`/believin`/deceivin` rhyme scheme that would put Heanet to shame in the pop hooks songbook. In a few short repeated lines, a lot of metonymy enjambed up against the fractal of lay dactyl, the Boney`s synedoche the whole damn Troubles into a soap bubble and pop it, kaput, like a grape, a pithy pity all tangled up in a witty trope.
Posted 02/21/2007 - 11:26:54 AM by jhitting:
 The Disexists and JessGraves put way too much effort into their posts. I kind of like that new Decemberists song, "Shankhill Butchers". It's amazing to me that there are still some white people over in Europe who just can't get along. Don't the Northern Irish have some Muslim immigrants to marginalize instead? After all, they don't even believe in Jesus AT ALL! Gasp!