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Old 06-20-2007, 02:11 AM   #31
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completely musically influenced by my 4 year older brother, I listened to
- U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky, Boy, War and everything after UABRS eversince

-Big Country - Wonderland EP, Steeltown and The Seer. The great great Stuart Adamson built the soundtrack to my life

-Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time

-Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA

-Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Most albums are of 1983/1984 so that means that from the tender age of 6 years I have been raised by great music, bands I still listen to daily.

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Old 06-20-2007, 02:50 AM   #32
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Well my dad listens to The Velvet Underground first and foremost... he also listens to a lot of motown, Television, punk (The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, etc.), Hendrix, and The Beatles. When my mom was remarried to this guy named David, he listened to Dixie Dregs and Jehthro Tull. So as a really little kid (like first, second grade) I was all about some Jethro Tull. I do think that shaped some of my musical tastes because my mom says Tool reminds her of Jethro Tull

When I was in third grade my mom forced me to listen to Pop and it was definitely the best thing she ever did for me (well, besides giving birth to me I guess) so i really did grow up listening to U2. I got their albums throughout my childhood. I went through a pop music phase around fourth grade and got into backstreet boys, nysnc, britney spears, etc. but after ATYCLB came out in 6th grade that kind of renewed my interest in rock music and I stopped listening to pop and got into a lot of the music I love today, like Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Interpol, Coldplay, and Linkin Park (this was in like 7th-8th grade). I also went through a Beatles phase and a Nirvana phase.

in high school I expanded my musical horizons and started getting into just tons of music, including some rap (which i didnt really listen to before outside of eminem). and here I am ... that's my musical journey

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I grew up in Russia but I've always been a nearly-total anglophile musically thanks to my parents, I haven't really branched out on my own until I was 14-15 years old, so until then I grew up with the music my parents listened to: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, Deep Purple (which my Mum danced to at uni apparently), Pink Floyd, ABBA, Creedence Clearwater Revival among others. Other music played at our house was pretty varied: some Russian pop/rock, traditional/folk Russian music, classical, jazz, quality pop music (not Europop crap) from countries like France, Germany, Italy. So I guess my love for variety in music also comes from those days.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:41 AM   #34
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Cheap Trick and Blondie. Bit of Bowie and a bit of U2.
But mainly Cheap Trick and Blondie.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:57 AM   #35
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Great thread!

Mum & Dad were into:

Sonny & Cher
Moody Blues
Bee Gees
Dr Hook
The Eagles
The Animals

Awsome collection of stuff! There is more but i can't remember......listening to that music really stirs up great memories of BBQ's,parties and just being a kid.

Oh yeah!...........Daddy Cool,Neil Diamond!
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:54 AM   #36
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I was really surprised by how much I liked Christina Aguilera's "Stripped" CD. There's loads of good songs on there.
The sad thing is, I could probably still break into any song by those singers/bands on command.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:58 AM   #37
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My father always listened to country

My mother listened to Elvis, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Simon and Garfunkel. When I went to a Simon and Garfunkel concert with her on their last tour, and to Graceland with her last year, it was almost as if everything had come full circle.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:33 AM   #38
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I think it's interesting in this thread guessing the round-about ages of the posters based on what their parents listened to.

I feel old, and my parents must be ancient compared to others' in this thread!
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My Dad was (and still is) big into the classic rock genre, along with R&B and the like. I grew up with his records, so I was exposed to the likes of the Stones, Blondie, Motown (all those Supremes and Little Stevie Wonder albums ), Seger, Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, etc. at an early age. My mom's never been as huge into music as my dad and I, but I blame my love of cheesy pop on her.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:44 AM   #40
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Everything from the 70's and then you know who from the 80's.
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Almost everything No Spoken Words said. Goddamn stalker, WTF, man?

My mother listened to the South Pacific soundtrack. I remember my sister like Andy Gibb and West Side Story. My father had CCR and the Beatles going a lot. I realized as a teenager I didn't know any nursery rhymes or fairy tales, really, but I knew Sgt Pepper's beginning to end and will always hear Mr. Kite with the ears of a 5 year old (it's a very visual song for a kid.)

First album I ever owned was either Thriller or Styx's "Kilroy Was Here" (Mr. Roboto ). I also remember a lot of Neil Diamond and Elvis. Motown and 50s rock like Bill Halley. Good stuff.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:37 AM   #42
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My parents are folk/country/rock/hippies...

-Classical music (wide variety)
-The Eagles
-Doc Watson
-Ian And Sylvia
-Tom Rush
-Rolling Stones
-Bruce Springsteen
-Pink Floyd
-Dire Straights

-Bruce Cockburn
-Emmylou Harris
-Joni Mitchell
-Lorena McKennit
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:49 AM   #43
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In my formative years, I was exposed to a lot of:

Oldies (with a lot of British Invasion...including Beatles, Stones, Kinks, etc...)

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Old 06-20-2007, 12:10 PM   #44
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My parents both played and my brother and i both play so there was alot of classical music.

My parents listened to
Both- Bob Marley (they went all over the world to hear him) Dennis Brown, Tons of Classical, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Sinatra, Ray Charles, Motown, Both were also HUGE U2 fans, I have a bootleg of a concert in Rochester my parents were at.

Ma- Joan Jett, Blondie, Aretha, Van Halen (she liked to clean house to loud rock) Aerosmith

Father- CCR, Deep Purple, Clapton, Depeche Mode
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:17 PM   #45
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Originally posted by corianderstem
I think it's interesting in this thread guessing the round-about ages of the posters based on what their parents listened to.
I could be a parent of some of them.

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