Win Nick’s Voucher

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As the days get shorter, one is reminded of the title track of U2’s second album ‘October’, … called, of course, ‘October’.

Which got me thinking: what is your favourite song which is also the name of the album on which it appears?

Tell me below and you will have the chance to win a €25 (count ’em) Golden Discs voucher to warm these late Autumn nights.

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my pet Rottweiler.

(please include videos where possible)

Lines MUST close 6am Saturday.

Nick says: Good luck!

Golden Discs

65 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher

  1. Custo

    Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space – Spiritualized

    As soon as I hear it I’m back in 1997, but it still sounds amazing today.

  2. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

    “As she tries her luck with the traffic police
    Out of boredom more than spite
    She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
    She’s obvious despite herself”

    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Rattlesnakes

      1. Brother Barnabas


        you obviously aren’t familiar with the underground track ‘these are the people I’ve never met’ by paul o’dwyer

        the lyrics are pretty much just a long, long, long list of people he’s never met. it goes on for over 20 minutes

        only one know performance of it, which happened to be in my kitchen some time around june 1992

  3. LeopoldGloom

    So many choices. Sgt. Peppers, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Wilco’s Summer Teeth, Kid A, Ladies & Gentleman…. Purple Rain, In an Aeroplane over the sea. However, there is only one correct answer.

    Neil Young’s After The Goldrush. A phenomenal, beautiful and heartbreaking song by a brilliant songwriter at the very top of his game on an album dripping with brilliant songs. Patti Smith’s version is jaw dropping as is Young’s live version.

    I am correct about this one. There is no argument. Thom Yorke even thinks so!

  4. Paulus

    For historical and loyalty reasons, I’d nominate Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee”.
    Admittedly the titular song has been done to death over the years,  but Kristofferson has retained a certain integrity – both musically and politically through a very long career; though I see himself and Sister Sinead have had a falling-out!

    1. Otis Blue

      Exodus – Bob Marley & the Wailers

      A Walk Across the Rooftops – The Blue Nile

      Rival Dealer – Burial

      The Greatest – Cat Power

      Walking with Thee – Clinic

      Microcastle – Deerhunter

      Ocean Rain – Echo and the Bunnymen

      New Alhambra – Elvis Depressedly

      Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes

      Lust for Life – Iggy POP

      Moving up Country – James Yorkston

      Queen of Denmark – John Grant

  5. fez

    The boy with the arab strap by belle and sebastian, great song, great album, and a great reference to another great band

  6. Liam

    Television “Marquee Moon” – one of the greatest guitar songs ever, containing one of the greatest guitar solos ever.

    Also bonus points to Television for naming their second album “Adventure” but not including the “title track” on the album (which didn’t appear until the record was re-released years later, and is actually a pretty great song)

  7. Liam

    Television “Marquee Moon” – one of the greatest guitar songs ever, containing one of the greatest guitar solos ever.

    Also bonus points to Television for naming their second album “Adventure” but not including the “title track” on the album (which didn’t appear until the record was re-released years later, and is actually a pretty great song). There’s a whole sub-genre of title tracks that didn’t appear on the album of the same name – Led Zep’s “Houses of the Holy” is another one.

  8. Slightly Bemused

    For me it has to be Super Trouper by ABBA. For a period of my life when things were not well I would come home, put on the album with this as the first song, put on the headphones, and leave the world behind for 45 minutes. For many years, my dad would only let ABBA or Vicky Leandros records be played on his stereo. And as a self confessed ABBA fan, this suited me down to the ground.

    But back to the song: it was the tale of still working through problems even when they seemed overpowering, that really helped me through that time. I still occasionally play it for the same reasons.

    All that being said, some great tunes listed above! Except Neil Young. I can never get my head around why people like his nasal twanging. And, having met him, I realised he is a real douche in person.

    1. LeopoldGloom

      Because he does what he wants, when he wants, and as he wants. ABBA write incredible pop songs, but young has done Rock, Folk, Electronic, Pop, Grunge before grunge.

      They are both 2 of the most influential artists of all time though, and there is a plce for both but to dismiss young so easily is a shame.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        Oh trust me, it took a lifetime and meeting him to dismiss him. Nothing easy about it.

        But your point that there is room in the world for both is one I actually firmly agree. I do not like Young, but I recognise that others do, and despite my lack of wonder, I do support people in their choices. If only the people I liked were allowed be musicians we would never have new music. And some of that new music I like :-)

  9. V

    The coolest dude (even cooler than Lenny Kravitz) of the 90’s

    Eagle Eye Cherry (Nenah’s half brother)

    Now I know everyone will think
    ah yeah that’s that lad
    …..Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
    Come tomorrow – tomorrow I’ll be gone

    But on that Album, Desireless
    is the track with his dad
    Don Cherry; Desireless

    Over six minutes to get your loving on lads
    So enjoy this weekend with this

    btw ladies
    He’s age appropriate

    1. Brother Barnabas

      not just the 90s, V. his new(ish) album (‘streets of you’) is superb. small piece of unrelated trivia: he’s best mates with henrik larrson.

      1. V

        Is he single?

        And ta for reminding me – I’ve been a bit empty handed since the Douglas SC fire, my own record shop hangout is still shutters down, so I was hould’ing off doing a “big shop”

  10. ouch

    Prince – Sign o The Times or Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On.. both amazing tracks off two of the all time greatest albums

  11. DOC

    Relax – Frankie goes to Hollywood
    Energy 52 – Cafe Del Mar
    Guns n Roses – November Rain
    Three drives – Greece 200
    Ultravox – Vienna
    Simple Minds – Belfast Child
    The Pogues – Rainy night in Soho
    The Dubliners – Donegal Danny/Skibereen/Rocky road to Dublin
    Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia
    Simon and Garfunkel – America
    Shane McGowan – Fairy Tale of New York
    The Eagles – Hotel California
    Pearl Jam = Yelloeow ledbetter
    R.E.W. – Green

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Yep, I bought her that CD too.

      Yep, she still has that too.

      And yep, she reminded me that my favourite song is really, really cheesy!

      I am not sure if I love her or want to throttle her (in a kindly way mind. Life would be so much less fun without her!)

  12. scottser

    The queen is dead
    LA woman
    If you want blood
    Bad reputation
    Legalise it
    Let’s get it on
    So many, so many..

  13. bisted

    …you kids may not have heard of the great Frank Zappa…dozens of examples from his huge catalogue but for me it has to be the eponymous Joe’s Garage…

  14. Will

    Straight in at number 1, Ghosteen by Nick Cave or more preferably, scrub forward to 41:22 on the link to see the glorious visuals from the Global Listening Event.

    I know I’m eons after the deadline but this is something really special isn’t it?

    Some really brilliant suggestions above and a great question. Very much like choosing your favourite children. Ok, I don’t have children – but if I did – Massive Attack, Protection, there’s another now. Byeeeeee


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