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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:20 AM
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Discuss the music that you got as a teenager that was the bomb....
Edited on Sun May-01-05 12:23 AM by aquaman
I bought the Pixies "Surfer Rosa" in 1988, I was 16, made me want to be in a band, which I did do. The band, well, most of you don't know this but I am a surviving member of the Bay City Rollers.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:23 AM
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1. The 1st 'Boston', the 1st 'Cars'.... over and over again
I still like them. In Grad school it was 'Concrete Blonde'.
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:27 AM
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3. The party album at my HS was "The Steve Miller Bands Greatest Hits"
any party being held they would play that crap over and over again. I was scarred for life by it.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:32 AM
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6. My hubby (to be) liked them back then....
he's all better now. ;-)
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:37 AM
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7. It took a lot of musical therapy to get over it
Large doses of real rock & roll, classic jazz and classic blues brought me back from the edge. ;-)
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:47 AM
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14. I am now a 'music of the world' junkie... I crave
the fringe instruments and sounds.
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:04 AM
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23. Been there and done that too
Now I have to make a recommendation to you. Years ago I was at the Smithsonian and in one of the gift shops. They had a bin full of CDs mostly world music and I started to look for it. I found this one album called "Divine Rites" by a German musical group called Vox. The songs on the album are all from Syria from the 3rd or 4th century AD. They are all all religious hymns written for women. The vocalist is a Lebanese opera singer named Fadia El-Hage. With her vocals and the musical arrangements this is one of the most beautiful and ethereal albums I have ever heard. She has the voice of an angel and sings all the songs in their original tongues which would be Aramaic. This is a fantastic album to relax to or to just simply drift away and meditate. Since I have gotten the album I have burned at least a dozen copies since anyone who hears it has to have it. I have never regretted ever buying it. It was a risk because I had never heard of her or the group but one that paid off big time.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:15 AM
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27. I'm all over that suggestion!
:-)
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:17 AM
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28. You wont be sorry
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:18 AM
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29. I love Vox, small world......
I have every cd that Vox has put out. The singer is rather pretty.
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:24 AM
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30. She is very pretty
But with a voice like that I would marry her no matter what she looked like. She has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:26 AM
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2. When I got my first Soft Machine album, Volume Two
After the first two tracks I thought that Robert Wyatt was the coolest person on the face of the planet. I was around 17 at the time.
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:29 AM
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4. On a more positive note the first album I ever bought
that got me started into rock & roll was the Clash's "Londons Calling."
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:30 AM
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5. Brilliant release.....
Me love it too....
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:39 AM
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8. 1988 - Suffer - Bad Religion
I was 16 and their music was very much a part of my social and political awakening.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:44 AM
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12. Had it then and still do......
I think that I will put it on.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:40 AM
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9. Sorry, when I was a teenager
we had 8 track tapes ... they were so cool!
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:48 AM
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15. Those were sooo Jr High for me....
yeah.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:53 AM
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17. I think I still have
an 8 track tape player in my shop somewhere
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:14 AM
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25. Hubby and I still have one (blush)
It's been in storage for MANY years.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:34 AM
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31. My daughter is in college
but got a vinyl disc player (i.e., "record player") from Goodwill and loves to listen to records. Sgt. Peppers is one of her favorites

Unfortunately my collection os records - including all my Beatles (w/ Beatles IV, AND Revolver) got lost in one of our moves. :cry:
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:41 AM
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10. Hawkwind,
Went to Longhair Music one day when I was 16 and they were playing this new album they had just got in, "Space Ritual Live"...

warped me for life, although I'm sure David Bowie and Roxy Music helped!
I think the definite turning point was when I bought "Horses" by Patti Smith...Later on I bought "Marquee Moon" by Television and then out of curiosity The Ramones "Leave Home"...it was pretty much a slow bomb, but a bomb nonetheless... :)

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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:44 AM
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11. Jackson Browne
Jamaica Say You Will... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Melts my heart to this day...WHAT A GUY.
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Benno Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:45 AM
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13. The Cure 1989 Disintegration
Edited on Sun May-01-05 12:45 AM by Benno
That was the first band that I related to well and loved the music, still do today. Also when I was teenager Nirvana had released Smells Like Teen Spirit and I of course was huge fan of theirs along with millions of others... was always into the local and underground Indy stuff, but The Cure was it for me. Pixies are awesome too.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:54 AM
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18. Great cd...
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:52 AM
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16. i first heard prince paul's 'prince among thieves' when i was 13
it blew my mind...it is a hip hop opera and it WORKS, and works beautifully

even non hip hop fans can appreciate it

The concept album has been something of a rare beast in hip-hop. There have been plenty of rap albums with a cinematic feel, but very few actually tie things together with a coherent narrative throughout. Leave it to Prince Paul, long one of hip-hop's most imaginative producers, to assemble the first successful rap opera in A Prince Among Thieves. Not only does it maintain a coherent storyline via skits that actually aren't filler, it manages to stay musically compelling and focused throughout. And that's no mean feat, considering the array of guest stars and the huge range of styles Prince Paul employs for their characters' supporting tracks. Perhaps the most daring aspect of the record is that it frames the story as fiction, with no pretense of the realism (or illusion thereof) that hardcore prides itself on.

...Prince Paul sounds like he can do anything, and do it well. A Prince Among Thieves touches on every sound he's ever tried on record, and it's conceptually airtight; in both senses, it's his magnum opus, and the crown jewel of a brilliant career.


http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:8ll67ub...
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Bok_Tukalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:55 AM
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19. Romeo Void
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:55 AM
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20. I was kinda 'sheltered' and knew NOTHING about music as a kid...
(Bear in mind, our local stations played both kinds of music: 'country' AND 'western')

So I bought albums based just on the COVERS.

Some of the best:

Violent Femmes 1

Nina Hagen in Ecstasy

Circle Jerks: Wonderful

Cabaret Voltaire: James Brown Part 1
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:56 AM
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21. Led Zeppelin
and it's a passion that has stuck with me for 25 years!
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 12:57 AM
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22. They Might Be Giants
(the early years of TMBG)
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:08 AM
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24. Oh yea,,,,,
Fugazi "13 songs." That album floored me, still does.
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Huckebein the Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:15 AM
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26. Boyz II Men, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:36 AM
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32. Led Zeppelin IV
Edited on Sun May-01-05 01:37 AM by leftofthedial
1972

dayum

I feel old alot lately
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:39 AM
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33. success is survival
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:41 AM
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34. The Bay City Rollers were probably in their thirties by 1988.
Matter fact I think they called themselves The Rollers since the late 70s. From what I hear the Elevator album is supposed to be surprisingly good, and one fan said that their demise after that album was like what it would be like if The Beatles had been abandoned by their record company after they recorded Rubber Soul.

But I wouldn't tell people that you were a member, because one of the guys got in trouble, and you wouldn't want people wondering if you were that guy.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:44 AM
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35. Well, I was a young man, played as an infant until we broke up....
I was quite young when I was with this band.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:47 AM
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37. I actually like some of their stuff.
Well, both songs that I've heard. "Money Honey" and of course "Saturday Night".
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 01:45 AM
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36. /This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This/ by Pop Will Eat Itself
It is a masterpiece of sampling...and somewhat obscure, even in it's day.
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