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We Are Scientists

create rock music of the thoughtful, sometimes epic, often loud, vaguely danceable, implicitly humanist variety. At least, that's what Keith Murray, Chris Cain and Andy Burrows think what they're doing. Overall, the three Brooklynites are a band that masters that mysterious reaction that turns bedsit angst into dancefloor gold. With «Steve Wants His Money» they even have their own mini-series on MTV.

5 favorite bands you know personally

Editors / Bishop Allen / Roland Shanks / Foreign Born / The Double (we're acquaintances, really, but they're amazing)

5 favorite cities

San Francisco, CA / Berkeley, CA / New York, NY / Glasgow, Scotland / Miami, Florida

5 favorite human inventions

the hat rack / the cat leash / my laptop (although not laptops in general) / flow charts / those fake skeletons that hang in biology classrooms

5 favorite instruments

drums / bass / guitar / microKorg / piano

5 favorite months

September / October / November / April / May

5 favorite personal belongings

my Fender Telecaster / my Boss DD6 delay pedal / my father's Guild 1968 acoustic guitar (stolen from him) / a strip of photos taken of my girlfriend in a photobooth in Cleveland, Ohio / my pack of strawberry candies, which will soon be lost to history

5 favorite records
Editors - The Back Room
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
Pavement - Brighten The Corners
The Velvet Underground
Bishop Allen

Any live bootleg by him.

5 favorite things to be afraid of

failure / crushing failure / total failure / irredeemable failure / wolves

5 favorite ways to leave your lover

I could never do such a thing. If I did, though, I'd throw a water balloon at her, which sends the right message, I think.

Questions answered by: Keith Murray (lead vocals, guitar)

Jacques Renault

No. 13
Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23

Dwele

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Amerie - 1 Thing

Nocturnes

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

Spinto Band

the song to be played at your funeral
Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Dark Captain Light Captain

5 favorite cities

Oslo / Montreal / Stockholm / Paris / Brighton

Hacienda

your ultimate heartbreak song
Sam Cooke - Lost And Lookin'

Jay Jay Johanson

you drive a car late at night?
Chet Baker

Tiga

you meet your parents?

That wouldn't really have a soundtrack.

Empire Of The Sun

you drive a car late at night?
Prince - Controversy

Fingerpicked

No. 20
Lexia - Lady Rain (MGM, 1972)

Mechanical Bride

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

Rich Medina

you feel like 1982?
Fearless Four - Rockin' It

Trusme

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

When Saints Go Machine

you make love?
Nico - Chelsea Girl

Matmos

take these three CDs/records with you:
Carlo Gesualdo - Madrigali libro terzo

Terence Bernardo

a song you wish you'd written yourself

Only the songs I haven't written yet ...

Odawas

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Baby You're A Rich Man

Sandi Thom

you are love sick?
Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up

Barn Owl

you prepare a candle light dinner?
John Coltrane - Crescent

Morningwood

you relax on a beach?
Sparklehorse - It's A Wonderful Life

We Are Wolves

take these three CDs/records with you:
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

Munk

you go to a club?

Hardbop oder Descargas.

Nedry

your boozed up anthem
The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers

Michael Reinboth

you are love sick?
Maze - While I'm Alone

The Shortwave Set

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Dirty Pretty Things - Deadwood

Shawn Lee

a record you fell in love to
Eg White

Max Romeo

you cook?
Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard

Jimi Jamison

first record you remember
Johnny Mathis

Karl Culley

a record you fell in love to
Alicia Keys - Wild Horses

Cage The Elephant

5 favorite bands you know personally

Morning Teleportation / Screaming Tea Party / Foals / Autovaughn / Let ...

Leroy Burgess

your ultimate heartbreak song
Thomas Dolby - Budapest By Blimp

The Battle Of Land And Sea

best concert you ever attended
Radiohead

Mark Richardson

you go to a club?
Fake Blood - Fix Your Accent

Orishas

you wash your hair?

I listen to the sound of the water ...

Neon Heights

you sit in a plane?
Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens - Kazet

Mark E.

you meet your parents?

Smooth FM. They Love it, I love it.

Black Angels

you sit in a plane?
Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day

David Holmes

you sit in a plane?
Roy Montgomery - Temple V (LP)

Gary Lucas

record you were looking for the longest
The Buoys - Timothy

James Holden

the song to be played at your funeral
Frank Sinatra - My Way

Modeselektor

5 favorite TV shows

Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar / Germanys Next Topmodel / Promidinner ...

Afrika Bambaataa

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand

Division Of Laura Lee

you wake up?
The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On

Lotte Kestner

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Air - Talkie Walkie

Cortney Tidwell

5 favorite personal victories

children, although I only have two.

A Mountain Of One

first record you remember
Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby

The Ones

best Stevie Wonder song
Stevie Wonder - You And I

Hatcham Social

your party anthem
Nirvana - Drain You

Zambri

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Starflyer 59 - Blue Collar Love

Parlour

your party anthem
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Male Version)

Caron Wheeler

you sit in a plane?
Stevie Wonder - Contusion

Tha 4orce

your sunday morning song
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

Fujiya & Miyagi

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Robert Wyatt - Sea Song

Kris Menace

you smuggle diamonds?
The Who - Eminence Front

Bush Tetras

you are in a depressive mood?
Tindersticks

Smudo

you drive a car late at night?

Hoerbuecher.

Daniel Wang

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Ashford &Simpson - Bougie Bougie

Nicole Willis

best Stevie Wonder song
Stevie Wonder - Contusion

GusGus

you wake up?
Cal Tjader - Afro Blue

Dollskabeat

5 favorite places in the world

the studio / my kitchen / any nice beach / any ...

Gossip

you feel like 1982?
Malaria! - Your Turn To Run

Rumer

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

Anything I have written myself, usually!

Round Table Knights

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle

Luke Solomon

5 favorite remixes
Isolee - Beau Mot Plage (Freeform Reform Edit)

Quiet Village

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Like A Stuntman

you rob a bank?
David Bowie - Let's Dance

Lisbee Stainton

your party anthem
Reef - Place Your Hands

Steve Mason

first record you bought
Adam & The Ants - Stand And Deliver

Soul Clap

your ultimate heartbreak song
Funkadelic - Baby I Owe You Something Good

Luca C & Brigante

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Etnica - Tribute

Kissey Asplund

you drive a car late at night?
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat

Franz Nicolay

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Act Naturally

Heavy

you walk in the rain?
The 5th Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer

Travis

you smuggle diamonds?
Lalo Schifrin - Bullit Soundtrack

Cajun Dance Party

your ultimate heartbreak song
Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In...

Kalabrese

best Kraftwerk song

Kraftwerk hab ich nie gehört.

Martin Rev

you are love sick?
Igor Stravinsky - The Rite Of Spring

Hannah Cohen

your party anthem
ESG - A South Bronx Story

Ian Hart

best video clip you ever saw
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Defari

first record you remember
Billy Paul - Me & Mrs. Jones

Camille

you run naked through a cornfield?
La Marseillaise

Brennan Green

you want to disturb your neighbours?

I want them to be calm. This is ...

Monday Michiru

you make love?

Our breaths. I don’t like songs that ...

Dani Siciliano

first record you remember
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Ballet From Swan Lake

Olafur Arnalds

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Max Richter - Horizon Variations

Woodpigeon

you sit in the subway?
Yo La Tengo - Blue Line Swinger

Richard Hawley

you go to a club?
Bob Landers - Cherokee Dance

Gravenhurst

you make love?
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise

Syd Matters

you take a bubble bath?
Staind - It's Been A While

Circlesquare

you sit in a plane?
Spacemen 3 - Transparent Radiation

Boozoo Bajou

No. 8
John Lee Hooker - That's Where It's At

Midlake

first record you remember
Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut

Morton Valence

you are on the tour bus?
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - People Ain't No Good

The Project Club

you go to a club?
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Paradise Ballroom Mix...

Wooden Birds

best soundtrack ever
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

First Aid Kit

you wash your hair?
Devendra Banhart - Long Haired Child

Erobique

you meet your parents?
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas

Duke Special

best soundtrack ever
«Grace Of My Heart»

Baikonour

a song you would use as a ring-tone

None. It’s an insult to a song ...

Anna Kashfi

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

J: «Hallelujah», as sung by anyone at an ...

Tahiti 80

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (LP)

Radio 4

first record you remember
The Rolling Stones - Miss You

Lo Fat Orchestra

a song you would use as a ring-tone

Natürlich den aktuellen Top Hit aus den ...

Defend Moscow

the song to be played at your funeral
DJ Shadow - Blood On The Motorway

James Pants

most valuable record you own

I don't have any valuable records.

Dan Michaelson

first record you remember
Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)

The Jackets

record you were looking for the longest
The Monks – Black Monk Time

Everything Everything

you play a game of chess?
Brokencyde - FREAKXX

Chuck D

you make love?

60’s music.

Sumner Brothers

5 favorite records
Tom Waits - Bone Machine

Interpol

you meet your parents?
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized

The Earlies

a song you wish you'd written yourself
The Earlies - These Were The Earlies

Blow Monkeys

a song that reminds you of school
The Sweet - Blockbuster

Prefuse 73

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Dungen

Lucky Soul

you cook?
Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop

Whirlwind Heat

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Cake - Fashion Nugget

Kid Koala

you go to a club?
Radiohead - Creep

Kathy Zimmer

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Beach Boys - Caroline, No

Papst & Abstinenzler

you run from the cops?
Motörhead - Shoot You In The Back

Colder

No. 4
Current 93 - Angel

Moving Units

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Hanson - MMMBop

Ralphi Rosario

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Donna Summer - I Feel Love

Mark Archer

your liberation anthem
Slo Moshun - Bells Of New York

Junior Boys

your party anthem
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (Ron Hardy Edit)

Polly Scattergood

get these three pets:

a monkey / a hedgehog / a butterfly

Rainer Trüby

you wake up?
Lorez Alexandria - Morning

Magic Mike

first record you bought
The Jackson 5 - Goin' Back To Indiana

Tanya Stephens

you are love sick?
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

Rod Thomas

best concert you ever attended
Björk

Alela Diane

best Bob Dylan song
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay

Georg Levin

you make love?
Marvin Gaye

Nils Frahm

you are love sick?
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings

Cosmin TRG

you walk in the rain?
Kraftwerk - Strom

Doe Paoro

first record you bought
Whitney Houston – Whitney

Padded Cell

you smuggle diamonds?
Krishna Shah - Shalimar OST

Luke Haines

5 favorite personal victories

Agincourt / Tobruk / Saigon / Culluden / Falkland Islands

Raul Midon

5 favorite personal belongings

my little bag which contains my other personal ...

Andy Gill

a song you wish you'd written yourself
The Beatles - Yesterday

Cosmo Vitelli

start to learn these three things:

to walk instead of having a cab / to ...

VV Brown

you make love?
Sade - No Ordinary Love

Comanechi

you relax on a beach?
Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain

Bill Brewster

a record you fell in love to
Tim Buckley - Sweet Surrender

Ilya Santana

your ultimate heartbreak song
Joel Fajerman - Magic Of The Orchid

Wolfmother

you run naked through a cornfield?
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings

Osborne

you make love?
The Delegation - Oh Honey

Seelenluft

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Bucketheads - These Sounds Fall Into My Mind

Bosque Brown

first record you remember
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Burrito Deluxe

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

your sunday morning song
Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou - The Homeless Wanderer

Swahili Blonde

best Beatles song
The Beatles - Happiness Is A Warm Gun

The Diaphanoids

you take a bubble bath?

No Wave stuff... New York music around 79-80.

Treefight For Sunlight

a song you wish you'd written yourself
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows

David Morales

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Frank Black

take these three books along:

Lewis Carroll: «Through the Looking Glass». Even more ...

Kissogram

you rob a bank?

Would be careless if I told you. I ...

Howlin' Rain

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
Stanley Turrentine - Salt Song

Horse Meat Disco

invite these three persons for a weekend:

No-one! Seeing anyone knowing that they would have ...

Ilija Rudman

your guilty pleasure song
T.C. Curtis - You Should Have Known Better

Miss Platnum

you smuggle diamonds?
Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever

Ricardo Villalobos

a song that reminds your friends of you
Romanthony - The Wanderer

The Rayographs

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Delia Derbyshire

Lindstrom

you prepare for an important date?
Prince - Crazy You

Rocko Schamoni

favorite club?

Ich verachte Sportclubs. Sportclubs sind wie Kirchen, sie ...

George Duke

a record you fell in love to
Milton Nascimento - Clube Da Esquina

Cazals

best Beatles song
The Beatles - I've Got A Feeling

Electric 6

you sit in a plane?
Cat Power - The Covers Record

Xiu Xiu

take these three books along:

the bible / the koran / the gita

Ray Mang

you make breakfast?
Willie Bobo - Spanish Grease

Trans Am

you prepare for an important date?
Crowded House

The Juan MacLean

5 favorite books

Philip K. Dick: «Valis» / James Ellroy: «Because The ...

Jimmy Edgar

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Tori Amos

Prince Language

you are in a depressive mood?
Casino Vs. Japan - Go Hawaii (LP)

Lhasa

your liberation anthem
Cat Stevens - On The Road To Find Out

Architecture In Helsinki

your sunday morning song
Sebastien Tellier - Elle

Candi Staton

you prepare for an important date?
Bobby Darin - Splish Splash

Mario Basanov & Vidis

you take a bubble bath?
Amy Holland - She's On Fire

A Guy Called Gerald

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Sade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride

Million Stylez

favorite sports team?

Stockholm 08 (Basketball)

Mirror Mirror

best Beatles song
Yoko Ono - Yes, I’m A Witch

Howe Gelb

take these three tools with you:

right eyebrow / left eyebrow / slightly crinkled beard

Erik Truffaz

you cook?
Neil Young - Chrome Dreams II

Jean-Michel Jarre

record you were looking for the longest
The Spotnicks - La Marche Turque

Oneida

you relax on a beach?

No music on the beach. Just waves please.

Wall-E

you want to disturb your neighbours?

I don’t have any neighbors!

Sophie Madeleine

5 favorite animals

cat / leopard / horse / tiger / liger! 

Marc Romboy

you take a bubble bath?
Alien Sex Fiend - Dead And Buried

Bronnt Industries Kapital

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Gastr Del Sol - Camoufleur

Yacht

No. 9
Faith No More - King For Day, Fool For A Lifetime

Anni Rossi

5 favorite cities

Gothenburg / Los Angeles / New Orleans / Vancouver B.C ...

Jonathan Wilson

you take a bubble bath?
Bright Eyes - Shell Games

Howling Bells

you rob a bank?
Elvis Presley - That’s All Right, Mama

The Priscillas

a record you fell in love to
Motorpsycho - Plan #1

Social Disco Club

No. 2
Inner Life - Make It Last Forever (Larry Levan 12" Remi...

Manuel Goettsching

5 favorite personal victories

mein erstes selbstgebautes Floss / mein erstes Auto, der ...

Cosmo

5 favorite things that make you sexy

DJ-ing / Frost French skinny jeans / Jean Paul Gaultier ...

Little Jackie

you relax on a beach?
Imani Coppola - Go Fuck Yourself

Dinky

5 favorite remixes
Pier Bucci - Hay Consuelo (Samim Remix)

Joakim

you ride a bicycle?

I don’t ride bicycles.

Stephan Remmler

the song to be played at your funeral
Stephan Remmler - Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat ...

Young Knives

learn these three songs by heart:
The Doors - Soft Parade

White Hinterland

perfect anthem for Portland
The Watery Graves Of Portland - The News

Architeq

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Lightning Bolt

Audie Darling


Nashville

Slove

you go fishing?
Bobby Vinton - Blue On Blue

Invisible Conga People

you wake up?
Fishmans - Long Season

Constance Amiot

a song to seduce you

Any Jimi Hendrix song.

Andreya Triana

your party anthem
Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On

Boom Bip

you sit in a plane?
Windy & Carl - Elevation

Bing Ji Ling

a song that reminds you of school
Cole Porter - Anything Goes

John Foxx

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Elgar - Enigma Variations

Michael Mayer

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
James Blunt - You're Beautiful

We Are Scientists

5 favorite human inventions

the hat rack / the cat leash / my laptop ...

KT Tunstall

you wake up?
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion

Marcus Bonfanti

best Beatles song
The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Faust

a song that reminds you of school
Die Internationale

Yellowman

a record you fell in love to
Bob Marley - Pound Get A Blow

Dynamite Deluxe

your party anthem
Soulja Boy - Crank That

Mr Scruff

you walk in the rain?
Webby Jay - In The Rain

Alter Ego

a record you fell in love to
New Order - Crystal

Headman

best Rolling Stones song
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil

Higamos Hogamos

5 favorite TV shows

Seinfield / The Wire / Arrested Development / Dark Place / Mighty ...

The Chap

5 favorite things about London

BBC Radio 2 / Nandos (chicken restaurant chain) / the ...

Yoyoyo Acapulco

you wake up?
Beat Happening - Other Side

Dillon

you sit in the subway?
The Kills - Last Day Of Magic

CALLmeKAT

favorite band hailing from the city?

I don’t know exactly which bands are ...

Ian Pooley

you go to a club?
Phoenix - Too Young

Brian Jackson

best Miles Davis song
Miles Davis - Someday My Prince Will Come

Woolfy

a record you fell in love to
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further

Memory Band

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Tom Waits - Hang Down Your Head

James Murphy

you cook?
Terry Reid - Sweater

Yoav

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Björk - Homogenic

Sondre Lerche

you play a game of chess?
Marcos Valle

M.A.N.D.Y.

you make love?

That’s a secret.

Gemma Ray

5 favorite magazines

McSweeny’s Quarterly Concern / Vice Magazine / Mojo / Stool ...

Minotaur Shock

you sit in the subway?
Fennesz

Devendra Banhart

you wash your hair?
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance

The Late Greats

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Daniel Johnston - Casper The Friendly Ghost

Mooner

No. 2
Clara Mondshine - Memorymetropilos

DJ Vadim

you wake up?
Q-Tip - Gettin Up

José James

you relax on a beach?
João Gilberto

Shitdisco

you sit in a plane?
Daft Punk - Around The World

Daddy-O

the song to be played at your funeral
Stevie Wonder - As

El-P

you make love?
Juelz Santana - Dipset Anthem

Al Kent

a song that reminds your friends of you
Sam Dees - Lonely For You Baby

Linda Lewis

the song to be played at your funeral
Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow

The Fray

favorite street corner?

Franklin Street and East 1st Avenue. It’s ...

Emma Tricca

you go to a club?
The Eagles - Lyin' Eyes

Panico

No. 9
Moonshake - Dirty And Divine

Zohra

you prepare for an important date?
Fat Boy Slim - Right Here Right Now

Ewan Pearson

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Junior Boys - In The Morning (Alex Smoke Remix)

Toby Tobias

a song that reminds your friends of you
Cybotron - Clear

Good Shoes

you work in the garden?
Young Knives - Weekends And Bleakdays

Belle & Sebastian

you repair a synthesizer?
Cecil Leuter - Pop ELectronique

Soul Mekanik

you play ping-pong?
Les Paul & Mary Ann Ford - Bye Bye Blues

Ost & Kjex

you camp in the desert?
Animal Collective - Moo Rah Rah Rain

Tracey Thorn

first record you remember
Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting

Morpheus

you watch girls go by?
Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way

Kelli Ali

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Primal Scream - Exterminator

Sarah Jaffe

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago

My Bee's Garden

a song to seduce you
Dennis Wilson - Lady

Bettye Lavette

the song to be played at your funeral
Donny Hathaway - Giving Up Is Hard To Do

The Revenge

a song that reminds your friends of you
Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good For You

Simone White

your liberation anthem
Nina Simone - Feeling Good

David Pajo

get these three pets:

Miss Piggy / R2D2 / Herve Villechaize from Fantasy Island

DJ Kent

you drive into the country?
The KLF - Chill Out

Caribou

a song you wish you'd written yourself
John Coltrane - India; Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity

Mystery Jets

you cook?
Bob Marley - Burnin And Lootin'

David Rodigan

No. 2
Alton Ellis - Rock Steady

C. Gibbs

a song you would use as a ring-tone
Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky); TLC - No...

Manuel Tur

a song that reminds your friends of you
Moloko - The Time Is Now

Bomb The Bass

a record you fell in love to
The Buzzocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Somebody You S...

Lovefingers

you walk through a dark forest?
The Cure - Faith

The Phantom Band

a song that reminds you of school
Beastie Boys - Sure Shot

Tim Mälzer

take these three CDs/records with you:
Elvis Presley - Best Of Elvis

Mugwump

you drive a car late at night?
Klaus Schulze - Tango-Saty

The Dirtbombs

5 favorite records
Jonathan Fire Eater - Tremble Under Boom Lights

Lloyd Cole

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Prince & The Revolution - Raspberry Beret

Aaron Wright

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Band - It Makes No Difference

Broken Social Scene

take these three books along:

Herman Melville: «Moby Dick» / Robertson Davies: «Fifth Business ...

Grizzly Bear

you are love sick?
Björk - Cocoon

Jazzanova

you are on the tour bus?
Veronika Fischer - Hey, Wir Fahrn Mit Dem Zug

Sam Amidon

you destroy a hotel room?
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog - Party Intellectuals

Valery Gore

you stay in bed?
Kurt Vile - Peeping Tomboy

Casual

perfect anthem for New York
Ed OG - The Big Business

Tal Weiss

your ultimate heartbreak song
Henry Purcell - Dido's Lament

US3

the song to be played at your funeral
McCoy Tyner - Contemplation

Tindersticks

your liberation anthem
Public Image Limited

Karolina Stenstöm

where was your first flat?

It was a large room in a five-room ...

Kevin Saunderson

which song fits the city the best?
Rhythm Is Rhythm - Strings Of Life

Wordsworth

your ultimate heartbreak song
Donell Jones - Where I Wanna Be

Chelonis R. Jones

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
The Specials - Ghost Town

Bonnie «Prince» Billy

perfect anthem for Louisville
Fading Out - Sherman Minton Bridge

Ratatat

you drive a car late at night?
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Someday Never Comes

Telepopmusik

your boozed up anthem
Cypress Hill - I Wanna Get High

Dave Clarke

first record you bought
Sparks - La Dolce Vita

Leo Zero

a song that reminds you of school
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Kinky

5 favorite songs by David Bowie
David Bowie - China Girl

Birdy Nam Nam

you make breakfast?
Claudette - Queen Of The World

Jakob der Lügner

you prepare for an important date?
Method Man - The Riddler

Alexandra Hope

you ride a bicycle?
Young Marble Giants - Salad Days

Beppe Loda

you sit in the subway?

Where I live there isn’t a subway.

Erol Alkan

you make love?
Madonna - Live To Tell

Holger Czukay

you drive a car late at night?

Was die Mittelwelle an Störgeräuschen auff ...

Renegade Soundwave

the song to be played at your funeral
«Oh Danny Boy»

Max Tundra

you feel like 1982?
Paul Piacentini - Out Of My Box

Tim Sweeney

you are in a depressive mood?
The Normal - Warm Leatherette

Whitehouse

best soundtrack ever
Cannibal Holocaust

J Rawls

5 favorite personal victories

getting my degree / completing my teaching certificate / my ...

Bloc Party

you relax on a beach?
Blur - Clover Over Dover

DJ Hell

you wash the windows of a skyscraper?
Roland Appel - Secrets

Loane

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Johnny Cash - Hurt

DJ Cherrystones

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Popol Vuh - In Den Garten Pharaos

Lydia Lunch

you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
Johnny Cash - Five Feet High and Risin'

Chris Carrier

you sit in the subway?

Here is a good occasion to listen to ...

Bobbito Garcia

you fall asleep?

I can’t hear music when I’m ...

The Soulsavers

you cook?
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

Newton Faulkner

first record you bought
Green Day - Dookie

Ingrid Olava

favorite sound in the city?

The seagulls around the islands when it’s ...

Dego

you wake up?
Underground Resistance - The Final Frontier

Black Devil Disco Club

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
The Gladiators - Stick A Bush

Lopazz

you play a game of chess?

Ich spiele kein Schach!

Air

best Beatles song
The Beatles - A Day In The Life

Heidi Happy

you wake up?
Gilbert Bécaud - Nathalie

Living Things

you are stoned?
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone

The Morning Benders

record you were looking for the longest
Neil Young - Time Fades Away

Alaska In Winter

5 favorite fruits

green chile / tomato / ian / mac / Freddy Mercury

Race Horses

you are love sick?
Roy Orbison - Love Hurts

Port O'Brien

you prepare for an important date?
Annie - Heartbeat

In Flagranti

you are in a depressive mood?

I go through my old records, totally random.

The Loose Salute

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

The Emperor Machine

you prepare for an important date?
Spike Milligan - The Q5 Piano Tune

Julia Franck

invite these three persons for a weekend:

Davon ausgehend, dass meine Kinder mit auf dieser ...

Kinski

your liberation anthem
Guided By Voices - I Am A Tree

Datarock

you prepare for an important date?
Op:l Bastards - Spraybeat

Fol Chen

you fall asleep?
Emmylou Harris - Sleepless Nights

Bill Callahan

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down

White Denim

first record you bought
Digable Plantes - Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time An...

Kurt Maloo

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime

Our Broken Garden

you want to disturb your neighbours?

I don’t.

Love Inks

the song to be played at your funeral
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood

Plum

get these three pets:

a pet dolphin to ride me to the ...

Motor City Drum Ensemble

your ultimate heartbreak song
Lou Bond - To The Establishment

The Bees

you need to get work done?
Miles Davis - All Blues

Matthew Dear

take these three tools with you:

Guitar Tuner / Guitar / Guitar string cutter

Adonis

perfect anthem for Chicago
Adonis - Rocking Down The House

Alan Oldham

No. 2
«Mister X»

Apiento

you drive into the country?
Kenny Rankin - Peaceful

Alex Smoke

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Sergei Rachmaninov - Preludes For Piano

Chris Coco

you drive a car late at night?
Kraftwerk - Autobahn

Anne Clark

you drive a car late at night?
Simple Minds - Theme For Great Cities

Paul Frick

you drive into the country?
Pink Floyd - Saint Tropez

Moonboots

record you were looking for the longest
Elkin & Nelson - Angeles Y Demonios

Captain Sensible

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Soft Machine

Nicky Siano

a record you fell in love to
The Spinners - I'll Be Around

Pink Skull

your ultimate heartbreak song
R.E.M. - Camera

Sandro Perri

you jog?
Miles Davis - On The Corner

Headless Heroes

you read a magazine?
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Art Brut

a song that reminds you of school
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - I'm The Urban Space Man

Vetiver

first record you remember
Popeye: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A Fine Frenzy

5 favorite records
Ray Lamontagne - Till The Sun Turns Black

Dennis Bovell

5 favorite instruments

Harp / Berimbow / piano / bass guitar / steel pan

Kasper Bjorke

perfect anthem for Copenhagen
The Sods - Copenhagen

Studio

best concert you ever attended
Iron Maiden

Peanut Butter Wolf

the song to be played at your funeral

Don’t jinx me!

Bob Power

your boozed up anthem

At that point, anything will do fine.

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

you are love sick?

Habe keinen, jedenfalls nicht momentan.

DJ Nature

your guilty pleasure song
Kenny Rogers - Ruby

The Miserable Rich

you are love sick?
Roberta Flack - Do What You Gotta Do

Peter Kruder

you sit in the subway?
Gang Starr - DWYCK

Matthew Herbert

take these three games along:

cards / football / go kart racing

Thievery Corporation

you drive a car late at night?
Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love

Bjorn Torske

you drive a car late at night?
Carl Craig - Landcruising

Chateau Flight

first record you bought
Afric Simone - Hafanana

!!!

you are love sick?
Blur - This Is A Low

DJ Nu-Mark

a record you fell in love to
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

Annie

you are on a football field?
Turbonegro - I Got Erection

Fabrizio Mammarella

your liberation anthem
Loose Joints - Tell You

New Young Pony Club

you run naked through a cornfield?
Boards Of Canada

Skull Defekts

take these three books along:

Nan Goldin: «The Devil’s Playground» / Richard Coleman ...

Nick Chacona

you run from the cops?
Bad Brains - FVK (Fearless Vampire Killers)

Ruede Hagelstein

5 favorite magazines

Hate Magazin / Groove / Frankfurter Allgemeine / Spiegel / Blinker

Brasstronaut

you sit in a plane?
Sigur Ros - Myrkur (Von Remix Version)

Chromeo

your party anthem
Parliament - Flashlight

Chikinki

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Lerner/Loewe - If Ever I Should Leave You

Yuck

you take a bubble bath?
Babes In Toyland - Bluebell

Morgan Geist

you feel like 1982?

Half of my record collection.

Mungolian Jetset

you make love?
Imagination - Night Dubbing (LP)

Malachai

5 favorite personal victories

my daughter / my band / a full head of ...

Jesper Dahlbäck

which person from the city you like the most?

My wife!

Ame

you take a bubble bath?
Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

Marit Bergman

favorite building?

Centralbadet. Great Art Nouveau.

Dominique Leone

first record you remember
«Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me»

Simple Kid

you prepare for an important date?
Metallica - Battery

Shakespeares Sister

your party anthem
James Brown - Honky Tonk

Molly Wagger

5 favourite things about Edinburgh

Nice water / Nile Valley / Big / Arthur’s Seat ...

Ada

5 favorite records
DJ Koze - Kosi Comes Around

Metronomy

a song to seduce you
Nirvana

Vashti Bunyan

take these three tools with you:

piano (grand – could double as house) / guitar / a ...

The Good Natured

take these three books along:

A book about horoscopes, I am into that ...

Coyote

first record you bought
Darts - It's Raining

Oyvind Morken

best concert you ever attended
KRS One

AM

No. 8
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Rebelski

you make love?
Brian Eno - The Plateaux Of Mirror

Bit-tuner

take these three DVDs along:

«Lost Highway» von David Lynch /  «2001: A Space ...

Karl Bartos

best Kraftwerk song
Kraftwerk - Autobahn

Telephones

you wash the windows of a skyscraper?
Logic System - Unit

Lexx

you are in a depressive mood?
Richard Ashcroft - Check The Meaning

Cypress Hill

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Busta Rhymes - It's A Party

Pepe Bradock

a record you fell in love to
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle

Melanie C

5 favorite concerts you attended

Rolling Stones @ Brixton Academy / Red Hot Chili Peppers ...

Jesh

No. 3
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

Brothers Of End

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades

These New Puritans

you want to tell your girlfriend it's over?
George Michael - Spinning The Wheel

N.A.S.A.

you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Van Halen - Jump

Omar

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine

Unconventional Science

your ultimate heartbreak song

I just come out a long relationship that ...

Kid Loco

you fall asleep?
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning

Azari & III

you are love sick?

I don't like Alicia Key. I prefer ...

Seether

you wake up?
Smashing Pumpkins - Today

Dollboy

you fall asleep?
Einstürzende Neubauten - Nagorny Karabach

Bill Adler

your sunday morning song
Etta James - A Sunday Kind Of Love

Minus 8

a record you fell in love to
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love

Still Going

the song to be played at your funeral
War - All Day Music

Fanfarlo

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Boards Of Canada - Roygbiv

Kool & The Gang

you cook?

For instance scrambled eggs? Usually I listen to ...

Little Dragon

best Beatles song

«I Can’t Get No Satisfaction»

Gary Numan

your ultimate heartbreak song
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

Cornelius

you take a bubble bath?
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

Ben Watt

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dosed

James Yorkston

a record you fell in love to
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party And I'll ...

Peter Broderick

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
A Silver Mt. Zion - Broken Chords Can Sing A Little

Lail Arad

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Loudon Wainwright III - I Wish It Was Me

Beverley Knight

you play ping-pong?
The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl

Zwicker

you meet your parents?
The Beatles - Come Together

Psychic Ills

you wake up?
Tibetian Ritual Music - Offering To The Saviour Gompo

ESG

you are love sick?
Janet Jackson - I Get So Lonely

Mélissa Laveaux

a record you fell in love to
Mike Doughty - Skittish/Rockity Roll

Hannah Scott

your guilty pleasure song
Lady Gaga - Poker Face

Todd Terje

a song you wish you'd written yourself
Double - Woman Of The World

Ed Harcourt

you prepare a candle light dinner?
Chet Baker - I Fall In Love Too Easily

Sebastien Tellier

your boozed up anthem
Duran Duran - A View To A Kill

Trevor Jackson

you ride a bicycle?
Yello - Base For Alec

Gnod

first record you bought
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill

DJ Touché

No. 8

«Dead And Buried» (Gary A Sherman, 1981). One ...

Senor Coconut

you make love?
Henry Mancini - Western Mancini

Gilles Peterson

you are on a football field?
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

a song that reminds you of school

I did not go to school.

Ashley Beedle

you take a bubble bath?
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset

Pastor

you repair a synthesizer?
Toy - Rabbit Pushing Mower

Drugstore

a song that reminds you of school
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

Richard Norris

5 favorite remixes
Primal Scream - Uptown (Weatherall Remix)

Horace Andy


Top 10 all-time favorite songs

Stratus

perfect song to end a party with
Gil Scott-Heron - It's Your World

Tom Vek

you go to a club?
Andy C - Bodyrock

Beautiful Swimmers

you sit in a plane?
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4

Phil Mison

first record you bought
Laurel & Hardy - Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

Peter, Bjorn & John

you fall asleep?
John Cage - String Quartet In Four Parts

Wooden Shjips

you come home from the club?
Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes

The Invisible

you fall asleep?
Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made Of Sand

Jesse Lenat

you sit in the subway?
Jesse Lenat - Heal

Lone Wolf

your sunday morning song
Jan Johansson - Visa från Utanmyra

Natalie Tusia Beridze


Tbilisi
I was born and raised in Tbilisi ...

Sven Väth

a song that reminds you of school
Cat Stevens

Tony Carrasco

a song to seduce you
Love Unlimited - Move Me No Mountain

Pacifika

you come home from the club?
Owusu & Hannibal

The Golden Filter

you prepare for an important date?
M83 - Kim And Jessie

Holy Ghost!

you sit in a plane?
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees

Wally Badarou

first record you bought
James Brown - Escape-ism

Kon & Amir

you go fishing?

Kon: Never been... although I do frequent tuna ...

Droog

you want to disturb your neighbours?
Renegade Soundwave - Women Respond To Bass

No Age

you pretend to be married?
Sid Vicious - Stepping Stone

Wolf People

your ultimate heartbreak song
Heart - Sing Child Sing

Chris & Cosey

best Kraftwerk song
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

Glimpse

you come home from the club?
Rhythm & Sound

Chromatics

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Nico - The Desert Shore

Hugh Herrera

a song that reminds your friends of you
Ernest Saint Laurent - Surf Club

Soft Rocks

you stay in bed?

Lie-ins are a precious commodity around my way ...

Saint Etienne

you prepare for an important date?
Neil Young - I've Been Waiting For You

John Daly

take these three CDs/records with you:
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

A Touch Of Class

a record you fell in love to
Madonna - Madonna

Trentemoller

you ride a bicycle?
The Raveonettes - Pretty In Black

Bottin

No. 9

Palermo PMO. I don’t even wanna discuss ...

Whomadewho

you run naked through a cornfield?
Steppeulvene

Sons And Daughters

you ride a bicycle?
Queen - Bicycle Race

DJ Mehdi

you are in a depressive mood?
Nina Simone - Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Coldplay

a record you fell in love to
Sigur Rós - ()

Heidi

you are in a depressive mood?
Aretha Franklin

Bodies Of Water

your ultimate heartbreak song
Roy Orbison - It's Over

Scout Niblett

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Daniel Johnston - 1990

Theo Parrish

you camp in the desert?
The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt

Eagles Of Death Metal

you make breakfast?
The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel

Joan As Police Woman

you surf the internet?
Dr. John - Such A Night

Turzi

first record you remember
Led Zeppelin - III

The Bangles

you camp in the desert?
Calexico

Final Fantasy

you wake up?
Pole 3

Angel Deradoorian

best soundtrack ever
Alain Goraguer - La Planète Sauvage

Penguin Prison

a song to seduce you
Sade - Soldier Of Love

Leon Ware

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Isley Brothers - Got To Have You Back

Micah P. Hinson

a song you would send over the ocean
Toppie Haynes - Gettin' It Done

Future Beat Alliance

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Another Fine Day - Salvage

Sharon van Etten

a song that reminds your friends of you
Bell Biv Devoe - Poison

Jacob Golden

your ultimate heartbreak song
Red House Painters - Katy Song

Mediengruppe Telekommander

you take a bubble bath?
Prince & The Revolution - Kiss

Chrome Hoof

you are love sick?
Yazz - The Only Way Is Up

Jackpot

you go to a club?
Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Ninos de la Parque

Au Revoir Simone

you feel like 1982?
Hall & Oates - Say It Isn't So

Tridact

you camp in the desert?
Psyance - The Answer

Kaos

you are love sick?
Shocking Blue - Daemon Lover

Thieves Like Us

a record you fell in love to
The Who - The Who Sell Out

Pilooski

a record you fell in love to

I love any songs if I feel a ...

Fiona Daniel

you drive a car late at night?
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Meret Becker

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Beatles - Michelle

Alexander Robotnick

you ride a bicycle?
Weather Report - American Tango

Justine D

5 favorite restaurants

«Soba-Ya» in Manhattan / «Blue Ribbon Wine Bar» in ...

Emmy The Great

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

I don’t get depressed by depressing music ...

Ora Cogan

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Dolly Parton - Daddy Come And Get Me

Charlotte Hatherley

you sit in a plane?
The Mars Volta - Cicatriz

Chaz Jankel

5 favorite sayings

«on the other hand» / «in principal» / «really?» / «o ...

Bebel Gilberto

you sit in the subway?
Talking Heads

Mouse On Mars

get these three TV channels by satellite:

Alle abschalten.

Explosions In The Sky

you surf the internet?
Deerhunter - Helicopter

Magic Arm

you make love?
Radiohead - Everything In It's Right Place

Large Professor

5 favorite breaks
Shocking Blue - The Butterfly And I

Efterklang

best concert you ever attended
Radiohead

Robin Saville

you drive a car late at night?
Burial - Broken Home

Pearly Gates

best Stevie Wonder song
Stevie Wonder - I Wish

My Morning Jacket

you prepare for an important date?
Outkast - Spread

Sibrydion

No. 1
Super Furry Animals - Mwng

Van She

5 favorite cities

Sydney / Paris / New York / Brussels / San Francisco

Marius Circus

you walk in the rain?
Radiohead - Reckoner (Johnny Miller Remix)

Marissa Nadler

you relax on a beach?

I rarely go to the beach. I have ...

Shine 2009

you destroy a hotel room?
Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner

John Klemmer

you run naked through a cornfield?

If I want to float instead of run ...

Dennis Kane

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Bill Withers - Lovely Day

The Hidden Cameras

best Kraftwerk song
Kraftwerk - Nummern

Suzanne Vega

best video clip you ever saw
Panic! At The Disco - But It's Better If You Do

Lucky Luke

a song you wish you'd written yourself
The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes

Fan Death

your liberation anthem
Ministry - (Everyday Is) Halloween

Irvine Welsh

your ultimate heartbreak song
ABBA - S.O.S.

Jill Jones

you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
PJ Harvey - Dear Darkness

Stefan Goldmann

you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Xenakis

Johnossi

best movie that takes place in the city?

Jo: The Mods Trilogy by Stefan Jarl. It ...

Mugison

5 favorite books

«Tabula Rasa» by Sigurður Gudmundsson / «The Little ...

Lanoiraude

5 favorite remixes
Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven (Larry Levan Remix)

Pyrolator

5 favorite instruments

Lightning II (Buchla) / Manta (Synder) / Zebra (u-he) / Thunder ...

Charles Webster

best Stevie Wonder song
Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

Justus Köhncke

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

Jeglicher Drum & Bass.

Pure Reason Revolution

5 favorite places in the world

Home / London / Sydney / Cape Town / Colorado

Crystal Antlers

you come home from the club?
Wham! - Everything She Wants

Phenomenal Handclap Band

your ultimate heartbreak song
The Nazz - Hello It's Me

Tiago

you run naked through a cornfield?
!!! - Pardon My Freedom

Jimi Tenor

5 favorite personal belongings

adidas bag / flute / sax / Yamaha QY 100 sequencer ...

Mavis Staples

your liberation anthem
Mavis Staples - I Have Learned To Do Without You

Clare & The Reasons

you are love sick?
Milton Nascimento - Angelus

Apache Beat

perfect anthem for New York
Lou Reed - Street Hassle

Kathryn Williams

you sit in the subway?
Nick Drake - One Of These Things First

Editors

you run from the cops?
The Police - Message In A Bottle

Windsurf

a song that reminds you of school
Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again

Glass Candy

your boozed up anthem
Mike Jones, Slim Thug & Pall Wall - Still Tippin'

Terry Lynn

favorite building?

Island Life Plaza Shopping Centre. Very abstract building ...

Kool Keith

best concert you ever attended
Bohannon and Bros Johnson

2raumwohnung

take these three CDs/records with you:
Ravi Shankar

Barbara Carlotti

you sit by the river?
Ravi Shankar - Raga Desi

Anja Schneider

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Johnny Cash - Hurt

Riccio

your sunday morning song
Leon Ware - Why Be Alone

Gwyneth Herbert

you go to a club?
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love

Glen Johnson

a song that reminds your friends of you
The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

Ronny & Renzo

you drive a car late at night?
Rhythm Collision - Ruts DC (feat. Mad Professor) (Dub)

Max Essa

you float on an air mattress in the pool?
Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux - Tranquilizer

Funkmasters

your party anthem
Clyde Stubblefield - Party's In The Kitchen

Al McKay

you are on the tour bus?
Santana
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Issue 6

Finger Magazine A Bi-Annual Print Publication, 64 pages, 4c, 6000 copies, distributed worldwide

News

Chromatics: Kill For Love

The Chromatics are finally back. After their very promising debut they took some time to come back with an album that finally shows the full potential of what Johnny Jewel & co is capable of. Where «In The City» left off ...

Most recent Interviews

Hannah Cohen

a song to seduce you

Not telling you.

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Doe Paoro

a song to seduce you
Mario – Braid My Hair

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Valery Gore

you make love?
Bernice - Pacemaker

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Sarah Jaffe

your sunday morning song
Otis Redding - That's How Strong My Love Is

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