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Friday, 4 May 2012

The big 3-0

The rumours you've heard are true. Today, I turn another corner of my life and enter the world of being thirty. I now have inexplicably thick nasal hair, a complete inability to cope with a hangover and a steadily decreasing grasp on modern technologies. However this milestone can mean only one thing for today's Metal Harmony; the 30 Songs Wot Made Me Who I Am Today list.

I originally intended to put this in order but that's just fucking impossible. Instead, this is just thirty tunes that have impacted me, or remind me of an important bit of my life, or are just awesome. Simple as this.

1. Leatherface - How Lonely
2. Lagwagon - Violins
3. Iron Maiden - The Trooper
4. Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
5. Rise Against - Prayer for a Refugee
6. Westside Connection - The Gangsta, The Killa and the Dope Dealer
7. Ten Foot Pole - A.D.D.
8. Cradle of Filth - Dusk and Her Embrace
9. Manic Street Preachers - You Love Us
10. Prodigy - No Good
11. Slayer - Raining Blood
12. The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
13. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
14. N-Trance - Set You Free
15. Type O Negative - Wolf Moon
16. Limp Bizkit - My Generation
17. Neil Young - Heart of Gold
18. HIM - Buried Alive by Love
19. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
20. NOFX - Philthy Phil Philanthropist
21. Nirvana - Territorial Pissings
22. Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E
23. Extreme Noise Terror - Damage 381
24. Machine Head - Take My Scars
25. Point Break - Freaky Time
26. Awesome 3 ft. Julie McDermott - Don't Go
27. Steely Dan - Reelin' in the Years
28. Pear Jam - Once
29. Black Sabbath - Iron Man
30. Metallica - Battery

So there you have it.

I'm off to change my incontinence pants and have a mug of Horlicks.