(10 for 2014!) Quickfire Questions #59: Eleanor Rudge of The Hundredth Anniversary

By on Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 12:00 pm

Brighton’s The Hundredth Anniversary placed at #10 on our 10 for 2014 list. Guitarist Eleanor Rudge from the band was so kind to answer our TGTF Quickfire Questions. What song did she and her best friend choreograph an entire routine when she was small? What album would she be chilling in Heaven with God? Read on…

What song is your earliest musical memory?
I think probably something from the Beatles‘ ‘Live at the BBC’ tape that we used to play in the car all the time, I loved it.

What was your favourite song as a child?
‘Boom Boom’ by The Animals stands out as a particular favourite. Me and my best friend choreographed a pretty brilliant routine to it one afternoon in my front room, only our lucky Mums got to see the outcome.


What song makes you laugh?
Probably the same song, thinking about our amazing routine.

What song makes you cry?
‘When the Ship Comes In’ – Bob Dylan.

What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
‘Jesus’ – The Velvet Underground

What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
The only music that I associate directly with feeling angry is music that I hear that has been made cynically. It’s the opposite to how I feel about music.

Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
There are plenty, but one that springs to mind is ‘Lamb’ by Lower Dens, the melody is amazing.


Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Marjane Satrapi makes my heart feel soft.

If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
Building real things.

If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why? (Sorry, but double albums do not count.)
I think I’d be too surprised at the existence of a God to decide on my favourite album. But saying I managed to get over that I’d ask for ‘Graceland’ by Paul Simon. Me and God would have a great time listening to that.

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