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Buddy Nielsen (Senses Fail): Six Songs To Die With

Senses Fail frontman Buddy Nielsen picks Six Songs To Die With.

Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail

We have neither the budget nor the imagination of BBC Radio, so we've borrowed from their Desert Island Discs program to bring you our own scaled down version, dubbed Six Songs To Die With. We ask a noteworthy musical guest to select the six songs they'd be stranded with on an obligatory desert island. Hypothetically, said guest will be dying on this island, so they've been advised to choose wisely. Selections appear in no particular order.

Since forming in 2002, New Jersey band Senses Fail have been serenading the music world with various blends of post-hardcore, punk, and rock. They've toured the world several times over and have sold roughly a million records. But for all of their success, vocalist Buddy Nielsen has never been afraid to take chances. He's willing to speak, write, or sing about what's on his mind, and with the recent release of the band's strikingly heavy new album, Pull the Thorns from Your Heart, we thought it would be the perfect time to ask him to choose Six Songs To Die With.





Hatebreed

"Empty Promises"


Buddy Nielsen: One of the first hardcore records I ever heard. It is the reason why we wanted to record with Steve Evetts.






Bane

"Ali v Fraiser"


Buddy Nielsen: Give more, give everything, give blood. The only band that I will go see every single time they are in town. I love them to death.






Jets To Brazil

"Sweet Avenue"


Buddy Nielsen: My personal favorite song of all time. An ex-girlfriend of mine gave me this record when she started dating someone else. He had given this record to her and circled the song. In a really weird way it became my song separate from the two of them.






Bad Religion

"Give You Nothing"


Buddy Nielsen: Still the best punk band to ever exist. When I first heard them when I was 16 it was like a light when off and I realized nothing else mattered in life other than music.






Jimmy Eat World

"Lucky Denver Mint"


Buddy Nielsen: Number one sleep jam when I was in high school. I first heard it on the EP before it was on Clarity I believe. I was spending the summer of 2000 away at various camps and it was my jam to fall asleep to.






Appleseed Cast

"Fight Song"


Buddy Nielsen: I love this band, more people need to love this band. Their music shaped my desire to explore different types of approaches to playing music, as well as listening to instrumental music. This record is one of their more catchy records, but it was a gateway into their Low Level Owl stuff which is what got me into post rock and instrumental music.



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anonymous 7/30/2015 12:29:33 PM

Wait, there's no Attila song in this list?


estep 7/30/2015 1:43:35 PM

Holy shit. 6 legitimate good tunes for once


anonymous 7/30/2015 1:57:53 PM

Meh list is meh.


iwilladapt 7/30/2015 2:13:26 PM

not a bad list. none of these would appear in my six, but you could do far worse.


anonymous 7/30/2015 2:16:09 PM

lol at how hard this dude is trying to be tr00 die already scenester


thetowerofrome 7/30/2015 2:46:12 PM

Awesome list. Probably my favorite favorite stupid song list anyone has done on here.


ineedmoresalt 7/30/2015 3:13:36 PM

it was like a light when off it was like a light when off it was like a light when off it was like a light when off it was like a light when off it was like a light when off


ineedmoresalt 7/30/2015 3:21:33 PM

anonymous posted 1 hour ago lol at how hard this dude is trying to be tr00 die already scenester You sure showed him you gaybot


anonymous 7/30/2015 3:53:17 PM

This are pretty good picks. Definitely grew up east coast.


anonymous 7/30/2015 5:56:52 PM

No Creed? WTF Buddy?!


anonymous 7/30/2015 6:57:50 PM

fvck buddy


anonymous 7/30/2015 8:21:42 PM

No Life of Agony or Against Me!?


anonymous 7/30/2015 10:13:54 PM

ineedmoresalt posted 6 hours ago it was like a light when off it was like a light when off it was like a light when off it was like a light when off it was like a light when off it was like a light when off -grammar nazi


anonymous 7/31/2015 4:25:48 AM

that AN shirt looks a little worn in/out


anonymous 7/31/2015 8:36:25 AM

Good list. This guy's new album is actually dece too


anonymous 8/2/2015 2:25:39 PM

lol @ the lyrics in that last song


anonymous 10/26/2015 10:50:46 PM

Buddy "Bernie D*ick Rider Sanders Lover & "Activist"" Nielsen. Six Songs to Swing Way Left With. Dude preaches more then he does trying to make good music.