Alternative Band

Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
edited October 2010 in Your Ultimate Setlist
The result of an attempt to create the most comprehensive alternative list I possibly could while limiting myself to ~85 songs. Here goes nothing!

70's (4 songs)
Talking Heads - "Uh Oh, Love Comes to Town" (Post-Punk, 1977)
Devo - "Mongoloid" (Post-Punk, 1977)
Gang of Four - "Damaged Goods" (Post-Punk, 1979)
Joy Division - "Disorder" (1979, Post-Punk)


80's (21 songs)
The Feelies - "Moscow Nights" (Post-Punk, 1980)
Orange Juice - "Falling and Laughing" (Post-Punk, 1980)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Spellbound" (Post-Punk, 1981)
Bauhaus - "Kick in the Eye" (Post-Punk, 1981)
Violent Femmes - "Blister in the Sun" (College Rock, 1982)
The Chameleons - "Second Skin" (Post-Punk, 1983)
Hüsker Dü - "Something I Learned Today" (College Rock, 1984)
Echo & Bunnymen - "The Killing Moon" (Post-Punk, 1984)
Minutemen - "Maybe Partying Will Help" (College Rock, 1984)
Meat Puppets - "Up on the Sun" (College Rock, 1985)
The Cure - "Push" (Alternative, 1985)
Replacements - "Bastards of Young" (College Rock, 1985)
Green River - "Swallow My Pride" (Grunge, 1985)
The Smiths - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (Indie Rock, 1986)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - "Happy When It Rains" (Alternative, 1987)
R.E.M. - "Finest Worksong" (College Rock, 1987)
Primal Scream - "Treasure Trip" (Indie Rock, 1987)
Dinosaur Jr. - "Freak Scene" (Alternative, 1988)
My Bloody Valentine - "You Made Me Realise" (Shoegaze, 1988)
Mudhoney - "This Gift" (Grunge, 1989)
The Stone Roses - "Waterfall" (Britpop, 1989)


90's (31 songs)
Nirvana - "Sliver" (Grunge, 1990)
The Charlatans - "The Only One I Know" (Britpop, 1990)
Sonic Youth - "Dirty Boots" (Alternative, 1990)
Cocteau Twins - "Cherry-Coloured Funk" (Shoegaze, 1990)
Slowdive - "Primal" (Shoegaze, 1991)
Blur - "She's So High" (Britpop, 1991)
Sebadoh - "The Freed Pig" (Indie Rock, 1991)
Pixies - "Alec Eiffel" (Alternative, 1991)
Ride - "Leave Them All Behind" (Shoegaze, 1992)
Pavement - "Summer Babe (Winter Version)" (Indie Rock, 1992)
Yo La Tengo - "Upside-Down" (Indie Rock, 1992)
The Verve - "Slide Away" (Shoegaze, 1993)
The Breeders - "Cannonball" (Alternative, 1993)
Liz Phair - "6'1"" (Indie Rock, 1993)
Suede - "The Drowners" (Britpop, 1993)
Smashing Pumpkins - "Geek U.S.A." (Alternative, 1993)
Pearl Jam - "Not For You" (Grunge, 1994)
Lush - "Hypocrite" (Shoegaze, 1994)
Mad Season - "I Don't Know Anything" (Grunge, 1995)
Pulp - "Common People" (Britpop, 1995)
The Flaming Lips - "This Here Giraffe" (Alternative, 1995)
Weezer - "Pink Triangle" (Alternative, 1996)
Screaming Trees - "All I Know" (Grunge, 1996)
Elliott Smith - "Alameda" (Indie Rock, 1997)
Spiritualized - "Electricity" (Alternative, 1997)
Oasis - "D'you Know What I Mean?" (Britpop, 1997)
Hum - "Isle of the Cheetah" (Alternative, 1998)
Neutral Milk Hotel - "King of Carrot Flowers Pts. 1-3" (Indie Rock, 1998)
Beck - "Mixed Bizness" (Alternative, 1999)
Built to Spill - "Carry the Zero" (Indie Rock, 1999)


00's (27 songs)
Radiohead - "Optimistic" (Alternative, 2000)
Modest Mouse - "The Dark Center of the Universe" (Indie Rock, 2000)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "White Palms" (Alternative, 2001)
Camera Obscura - "Happy New Year" (Indie Rock, 2001)
The Strokes - "Last Nite" (Garage Rock, 2001)
Muse - "New Born" (Alternative, 2001)
Interpol - "Obstacle 1" (Post-Punk Revival, 2002)
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - "Another Morning Stoner" (Indie Rock, 2002)
Calexico - "Quattro (World Drifts In)" (Alternative, 2003)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Y Control" (Garage Rock, 2003)
Broken Social Scene - "Cause = Time" (Indie Rock, 2003)
TV on the Radio - "Bomb Yourself" (Alternative, 2004)
The Killers - "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" (Post-Punk Revival, 2004)
Franz Ferdinand - "This Fire" (Post-Punk Revival, 2004)
The Decemberists - "16 Military Wives" (Indie Rock, 2005)
Bloc Party - "Like Eating Glass" (Post-Punk Revival, 2005)
Editors - "Munich" (Post-Punk Revival, 2005)
Amusement Parks on Fire - "A Star Is Born" (Shoegaze, 2006)
Silversun Pickups - "Dream at Tempo 119" (Indie Rock, 2006)
Kings of Leon - "On Call" (Garage Rock, 2007)
The National - "Mistaken For Strangers" (Post-Punk Revival, 2007)
Wilco - "Impossible Germany" (Alternative, 2007)
WHY? - "The Hollows" (Indie Rock, 2008)
Black Mountain - "Tyrants" (Alternative, 2008)
Fruit Bats - "The Ruminant Band" (Indie Rock, 2009)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Come Saturday" (Indie Rock, 2009)
A Place to Bury Strangers - "Exploding Head" (Shoegaze, 2009)
Camera Obscura - "Honey in the Sun" (Indie Rock, 2009)

The following songs have graduated to the actual Rock Band platform:
The White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army" (Garage Rock, 2003)
The Shins - "So Says I" (Indie Rock, 2003)
The Smithereens - "Only a Memory" (College Rock, 1988)

GENRE BREAKDOWN
Alternative: 20
Britpop: 6
College Rock: 6
Garage Rock: 3
Grunge: 6
Indie Rock: 17
Post-Punk: 10
Post-Punk Revival: 6
Shoegaze: 8

TOTAL SONGS: 83



DLC

Week One: Post-Rock Mega 12-Pack
Tortoise - "TNT" (Post-Rock, 1998)
Sigur Rós - "Untitled 8 (Popplagið)" (Post-Rock, 2002)
Talk Talk - "Desire" (Post-Rock, 1988)
Bark Psychosis - "A Street Scene" (Post-Rock, 1994)
Explosions in the Sky - "First Breath After Coma" (Post-Rock, 2003)
God Is An Astronaut - "Suicide by Star" (Post-Rock, 2006)
Slint - "Breadcrumb Trail" (Post-Rock, 1991)
Mogwai - "Yes! I Am a Long Way From Home" (Post-Rock, 1997)
Pelican - "Final Breath" (Post-Rock, 2009)
Russian Circles - "Xavii" (Post-Rock, 2008)
Disco Inferno - "In Sharky Water" (Post-Rock, 1994)
Do Make Say Think - "Auberge le Mouton Noir" (Post-Rock, 2003)


This list isn't final. I left some great and influential bands off of the list, both intentionally and unintentionally. Post if you feel I've made a bad song choice, if I left out your favorite band, if you have a question about why I put x song under y genre, and so on. Obviously personal preference factored in a bit in making this list, so I'd like some feedback from people who aren't me.

By the way, I don't expect anyone to enjoy every song on this list. In fact, I'd be downright surprised if you did. I was just trying to put together the best representation I could of the many different kinds of alternative music; hopefully I succeeded in that.

Comments

  • overcookedbaconovercookedbacon Road Warrior
    edited October 2009
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited October 2009
    Great choices for Husker Du and Yo La Tengo, and I liked a lot of the other bands on there.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    i like everything!
    overcookedbacon;3136394 said:
    Joy! Division?
    this? :confused:
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    alright_computer;3136352 said:

    neutral milk hotel - "king of carrot flowers pts. 1-3" (indie rock, 1998)
    i c wut u did there!
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    benson111;3136387 said:
    I thought we already had Alternative Band...:confused:
    I couldn't find one that had been active recently, and none that had the name "Alternative Band", so I just went with that name.
    overcookedbacon;3136394 said:
    Joy! Division?
    AHAHFLKJDJLKAJSD

    Added:
    Joy Division - "Disorder" (1979, Post-Punk)
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    I like it some great choices just needs some more Goth to be even better :p
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    Fizzeler;3136453 said:
    I like it some great choices just needs some more Goth to be even better :p
    I have the Cure, Bauhaus, Joy Division, and Siouxsie & the Banshees. They're obvious choices for bands, and there aren't that many songs, but they're still there. :p
  • benson111benson111 Eater of Fine Cupcakes
    edited October 2009
    Alright_Computer;3136431 said:
    I couldn't find one that had been active recently, and none that had the name "Alternative Band", so I just went with that name.



    AHAHFLKJDJLKAJSD

    Added:
    Joy Division - "Disorder" (1979, Post-Punk)
    Its all good, I was joking around that Rock band is more like Alt Band...Sorry for the confusion. :)
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    Alright_Computer;3136475 said:
    I have the Cure, Bauhaus, Joy Division, and Siouxsie & the Banshees. They're obvious choices for bands, and there aren't that many songs, but they're still there. :p
    yeah the cure song is really goth, the hanging garden is sooooo dark sounding


    also i am going to revamp mine

    http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127219

    /shamelessspam
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited October 2009
    neckermanncj;3136500 said:
    yeah the cure song is really goth, the hanging garden is sooooo dark sounding


    also i am going to revamp mine

    http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127219

    /shamelessspam
    The drums on that Cure track are pretty interesting. Such a heavy texture. I really liked it.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    Onslaught_fei;3136503 said:
    The drums on that Cure track are pretty interesting. Such a heavy texture. I really liked it.
    yeah its a great song, that whole album "Pornography" is great, that dark theme is throughout the entire album. definitely check it out if you are digging that! :)

    EDIT: i.e.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkelr1HunO0&feature=related
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    benson111;3136479 said:
    Its all good, I was joking around that Rock band is more like Alt Band...Sorry for the confusion. :)
    Aha, I see what you mean. I guess a good amount of the songs in Rock Band already are alternative, but like every genre, there's always more songs that deserve to be in. Plus, I was copying Fei's and Fizzeler's ideas. :p
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    Alright_Computer;3136516 said:
    Aha, I see what you mean. I guess a good amount of the songs in Rock Band already are alternative, but like every genre, there's always more songs that deserve to be in. Plus, I was copying Fizzeler who copied Fei who copied the RB3 setlist idea. :p
    fixed :D

    Not sure if you want to include them, but A Perfect Circle? and the list has no Post-Rock

    Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)" (Post-Punk, 1978)

    yeah something from their debut album :)
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    Fizzeler;3136535 said:
    fixed :D

    Not sure if you want to include them, but A Perfect Circle? and the list has no Post-Rock
    I'm not sure if A Perfect Circle would fit on the list too well. I don't think they're "alternative" in the way that most of the bands on my list are.

    And it pained me to do it, but I purposely left post-rock off the main list because I wanted to shorten the list up a bit. Expect a pack sometime soon. ;)
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    What an awesome setlist.

    I would have liked to see a track from The Sisters of Mercy and Mew though.

    Oh, and of course The Pillows for some foreign alternative, maybe as DLC?
    Fizzeler;3136535 said:
    Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)" (Post-Punk, 1978)
    "Spellbound" (1981). That is all.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    jayou521;3136606 said:
    What an awesome setlist.

    I would have liked to see a track from The Sisters of Mercy and Mew though.

    Oh, and of course The Pillows for some foreign alternative, maybe as DLC?


    "Spellbound" (1981). That is all.
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely take them into consideration. I was planning on including the Sisters of Mercy in a post-punk or goth pack. I might do a song from Mew's new album, but I guess I'd have to listen to it first. Also, I did have a foreign DLC pack planned, but I haven't figured anything about it yet. I'll put that into consideration as well.

    Oh, and I really have no clue how I forgot about "Spellbound" when I was putting this together. That song's probably my favorite Siouxsie song, too. I think I'll go change it now.
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    I like a lot of the tunes from the 70s through to 90s. I'm not too familiar with much from the 00s, so I'll have to check it out.

    I'm not overly familiar with Post-Rock, but could that have also fallen within the confines of this setlist?
  • harveyglobetrotharveyglobetrot Road Warrior
    edited October 2009
    Well played, A_C. I would have made some different song choices, but your list is remarkably close to the Alt/Indie setlist I have running through my head. Great job.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    i dont like spamming your thread A_C but i updated my RB setlist which is Indie/Alt themed. there is like over 200 songs but idrc...


    http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2067682#post2067682
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    I don't see any Soft Boys....Nice work though.buttneck *snickers*
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    timmay9;3138016 said:
    I don't see any Soft Boys....Nice work though.buttneck *snickers*
    I figured I had more than enough post-punk on the setlist already, so I didn't choose to include them, but I'll see if I can maybe possibly find a spot for them.
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    Alright_Computer;3138533 said:
    I figured I had more than enough post-punk on the setlist already, so I didn't choose to include them, but I'll see if I can maybe possibly find a spot for them.
    Lists can never have enough post-punk! :p Okay, maybe they can.

    Also, awesome choice for the Minutemen. The entire album is filled with songs that would be crazy fun on all instruments. This isn't just a superfan talking.
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited October 2009
    Excellent setlist and great song selections, it's cool to see some songs from my setlist and DLC. :)
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    timmay9;3138563 said:
    Lists can never have enough post-punk! :p Okay, maybe they can.

    Also, awesome choice for the Minutemen. The entire album is filled with songs that would be crazy fun on all instruments. This isn't just a superfan talking.
    :p

    And yeah, that's probably my top choice from that album in terms of playability. That album is full of great parts, though, particularly on bass and drums.
    LegendofRock3021;3138578 said:
    Excellent setlist and great song selections, it's cool to see some songs from my setlist and DLC. :)
    Thanks for the feedback. :)
  • I_Use_ShamwowsI_Use_Shamwows Rising Star
    edited October 2009
    I love how you put Neutral Milk Hotel there, I'll get the obvious out of the way...

    I LOVE YOU JESUS CHRIIIIISSSSTTTTTTT.
  • Epi_LepiEpi_Lepi Rising Star
    edited October 2009
    Very cool setlist, I agree with most of your song choices except Hanging Garden. I really like the song to be honest but if I was putting a setlist together its not the Cure song I would pick. Have to go with Push for that. Your 00's choices are a bit different from what mine would be as well, but that's not a bad thing since there's so much good alt and indie bands that emerged this decade.
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited October 2009
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    Epi_Lepi;3138836 said:
    Very cool setlist, I agree with most of your song choices except Hanging Garden. I really like the song to be honest but if I was putting a setlist together its not the Cure song I would pick. Have to go with Push for that. Your 00's choices are a bit different from what mine would be as well, but that's not a bad thing since there's so much good alt and indie bands that emerged this decade.
    I was thinking about including something from Head on the Door, but I wanted to go with one of their darker, earlier songs, mostly so I could have more goth on the list. I'll consider switching it, though, since I do think "Push" or maybe "In Between Days" or "Just Like Heaven" would be a better fit for the game, not to mention they're more well-known.
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited October 2009
    What is old U2 classified?
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2009
    Onslaught_fei;3138919 said:
    What is old U2 classified?
    I'd call Boy through War post-punk and the two albums after that are pop-rock with an alternative leaning. I didn't really consider them for the list because I didn't think they'd be a very good fit, but I guess I could reconsider and put a song from one of their earlier albums if there's enough support. I'm leaning toward Gloria, Red Light, or Sunday Bloody Sunday if I did put them on.
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