Fannings Fab 50 in photographs, Part 1

Fanning’s Fab 50 2012

I have a passion for photography and also music. Just in case you aren’t aware I give every blog post a related musical title.
Each year since 1980 Dave Fanning, Irish rock journalist, has had an annual alternative music poll called Fanning’s Fab Fifty on his radio show. This is decided by a poll of the general public and, since the advent of internet voting, surfers select their own favourite three pieces of music online.

So I’ve decided to attempt to post 50 photographs of mine, each one to relate somehow to each song of Fanning’s Fab Fifty from 2012. Some will be easy, some more vague. To give you a clue I’ve added the band/artist name with each photograph. The ‘answers’ are below the photographs.

50. Blur

49. Grizzly Bear
While You Were Waiting

48. White Stripes

47. Massive Attack

46. Arcade Fire

45. Bob Dylan

44. Lana Del Ray

43. Bruce Springsteen
westport river2

42. U2
The Fly

41. The Pogues

40. Radiohead

Dave Fanning is an Irish rock journalist, DJ, retired film critic and veteran broadcaster. He currently hosts The 11th Hour on RTÉ Two and two radio shows: Drivetime with Dave on RTÉ Radio 1 and The Dave Fanning Show on RTÉ 2fm. He discovered U2 (kind of).

50 Blur – Under The Westway
49 Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others
48 White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
47 Massive Attack – Unfinished Symphony
46 Arcade Fire – Wake Up
45 Bob Dylan – Visions Of Johanna
44 Lana Del Ray – Video Games
43 Bruce Springsteen – The River
42 U2 – The Fly
41 Pogues – A Rainy Night In Soho
40 Radiohead – Street Spirit Fade Out

2 Comments

  1. James Vallely
    February 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm — Reply

    V clever Pa, isn’t it interesting that text (ie: the titles) can have such an infulence on how you can pview or interpet an image?

  2. Cormac Smyth
    February 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    I got 5, disappointed, some fierce modern stuff there tho! Gimme a shout when you’re doing the rest of ’em.

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