I just found this in my files from when I was recovering from serious illness in late 2016. My tastes haven’t changed much since then. NB I don’t currently plan to go away soon – too much living to do still.
Songs for Bruce’s funeral and/or wake
Links in song-titles are to YouTube videos, just so you know what the songs are. At the actual event, use the original vinyl or CD, not the Youtube versions.
and other ramblings?
|Pigs on the wing (part 1)||Pink Floyd||Animals||Classic intro
Pigs on the wing parts 1 and 2 must begin and end the proceedings.
|Advertisement (another intentional irrelevant suicide)||Roy Harper||Whatever happened to Jugula?||Sound effects!|
|Decades||Joy Division||Closer||This song has always taken me places.|
|Drugs for everybody||Roy Harper||The dream society||Generosity|
|Hope||Roy Harper||Whatever happened to Jugula?||Because there has to be some.|
|The final cut||Pink Floyd||The final cut||One of the ultimate expressions of my paranoia
Don’t use both The final cut and Not now John – both would be too gloomy.
|Miss Europa Disco Dancer||Manic Street Preachers||Know your enemy||An alternative to the Dambusters’ March.
Use the Youtube version ONLY IF you show the video.
|Not now John||Pink Floyd||The final cut||The other ultimate expression of my paranoia
(If using Not now John, it MUST be the album version, i.e. with swearing.)
|Boogeyman||Motörhead||Rock and roll||Gotta have some Motörhead, and this has a brilliant intro by Lemmy|
|The lord’s prayer||Roy Harper||Lifemask||20 minutes of Roy’s finest, from a time when he nearly died|
|Ease||PiL||Album||It just rocks!|
|You can have it all||Kaiser Chiefs||Employment||Because I won’t need anything anymore|
|The masses against the classes||Manic Street Preachers||Forever delayed||Class struggle!|
|Change||Lightning Seeds||Jollification||Happy, skip-along pop|
|Faster||Manic Street Preachers||The holy bible||An antidote to happy, skip-along pop. Possibly the finest Manics song.
Do NOT use the Chemical Brothers’ remix from Forever Delayed.
|It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)||REM||Document||Something more populist and upbeat|
|Echoes||Pink Floyd||Meddle||Because it’s just brilliant.
If possible, use the version from Live in Pompeii.
|Pigs on the wing (part 2)||Pink Floyd||Animals||Classic outro – we’ll look after each other|