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Old 06-27-2004, 04:28 PM   #16
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Originally posted by DiGi
My first musical memory is Michael Jackson - Thriller. I thought that album was so great when I was a youngster.
This is screaming to be photoshopped using that picture you posted in IO a while back.

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Old 06-27-2004, 04:31 PM   #17
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Anyway, I wasn't really into music until I was 12 or 13. Then it was the Beatles, 60's protest music, and British Invasion stuff. The first modern band that I listened to (apart from They Might Be Giants who I liked because they were funny) was Toad the Wet Sprocket, but I only ever knew their Dulcinea album.

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Old 06-27-2004, 05:06 PM   #18
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Like meegannie I didn't get into music until later, but growing up the standards of play (on the turntable and ghetto blaster... remember when ghetto blasters were cool?) were a lot of motown classics, the beach boys, and 80s pop... like Michael Jackson. Basically I was introduced to music by long and frequent road trips, when my family exhausted "The Golden Oldies" compilations.
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Old 06-27-2004, 05:06 PM   #19
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Cyndi Lauper was my hero as a young girl- for my eight birthday I got a pink portable boom box and a casette tape of 'Shes so unusual' (cyndi's first release). I didn't get into Madonna until True Blue. Some other vinyl that I remember buying when I was probably between 8-10;

The Bangles
Kylie Minogue
Fleetwood Mac- Tango in the night
The Dirty Dancing Soundtrack- OMG!!!!! I havn't thought about this in years!!!!
Madonna- true blue
John Farnham- whispering Jack; who didnt own a copy of this back in 86??
and I had a few compilation albums, that featured great songs like- The Final countdown, Respectable, Ship of fools, Nude School...

I also liked,
George Michael- remember Father Figure?
Martha Davies- Dont tell me the time
Berlin- Take my breath away
Guru Josh- remember Aussies, that song 1990s, time for the guru, or whatever it was called

and by way of my parents I liked,
Crowded House
The Beatles
Lou Reed
John Lennon
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Old 06-27-2004, 05:59 PM   #20
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Queen, Led Zeppelin for my mom

Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, etc. for my father


I still like all of them
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Old 06-27-2004, 06:06 PM   #21
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around 5, 6, when I'm like in kinder and 1st grade

- Michael Jackson
- Madonna
- New Kids On the Block

I didn't get into music again until I was like 12, 13.. (around '97)

- Marilyn Manson (I still have the antichrist superstar CD)
- KISS (still fan, but not that much)
- Metallica (because of S&M)
- U2 (of course)
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Old 06-27-2004, 07:12 PM   #22
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childhood- The Monkees (serious crush on Davey), The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, The Jackson 5( I confess to having the hots for Michael way back then)
teenage years-
Pink Floyd
Jackson Browne...
numerous others,
I still like them all
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Originally posted by meegannie

This is screaming to be photoshopped using that picture you posted in IO a while back.
wait till you see the picture I am going to post in the picture thread...

I can't believe I am going to admit to this but I talked my mom into making me a glitter glove when I was in 1st grade. I thought MJ was the man. dead serious. How embarrassing.

Time to elaborate on more music.

Radio - as a kid with no money I just listened to what was on the radio all the time. My channels of choice was WAVA 105 and Q107 in the DC area.
The Violent Femmes - A neighbor with an older brother gave me a tape a very long time ago. I was rather young.
Van Halen - I loved 5150 like no other
RUN DMC - Raisin Hell - I still have the tape.
Huey Lewis and the News - I thought they were awesome after back to the future came out.
The Beastie Boys
Bon Jovi
Guns and Roses

My mom bought me The Joshua Tree for Xmas the year it came out. I still have the tape. It was my first introduction to U2. I did not really get into them till a bit later though.

I was really into stuff like Metallica / Guns and Roses in 6th and 7th and 8th grade. Although at the same time I also listened to stuff like BBD, Bobby Brown, Salt-N-Pepa, etc.
Ok thats all for now.
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Old 06-27-2004, 09:50 PM   #24
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In sixth, seventh grade, I was going through a country phase. I really remember liking Leann Rimes at one point. . Then I went through my whole teenybopper bit. Was a big BSB, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera person. .

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Old 06-27-2004, 10:08 PM   #25
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I wasn't really into music at all until I was about 11 or 12. It was the late '70s and as far as popular music goes I pretty much liked whatever was on the radio at the time - yes, this includes disco - as well as stuff my older brothers liked - The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Linda Rondstadt. I still like some of that stuff - well, not disco, but I would still raid my siblings' classic rock collections any day.

This reminds me - one of my big brothers stopped by today and he was looking through my vinyl stash. I think he was very proud and impressed that I bought my own copy of The White Album on vinyl.
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I can't believe I am going to admit to this but I talked my mom into making me a glitter glove when I was in 1st grade. I thought MJ was the man. dead serious. How embarrassing.
The amount of obnoxious '80's style paraphanalia I owned is likely equally embarassing...I had that debbie gibson perfume even...eek...

I also remember my first "real" tape being Michael Jackson's thriller. My best friend from childhood and I had a "radio station" based out of my front porch (with listeners being our parents and the neighborhood dogs) and thriller was played about once every half hour. Inbetween our singing & dancing, of course.
Later on, I really remember liking George Michael. I wanted the album "Faith" for christmas SO much one year, but since it had "I want your sex" on it, my parents got me Tiffany instead. I'm still bitter.
I also liked Janet Jackson, Madonna, Debbie Gibson, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles...that Flashdance song...I went through a Beatles phase, which might redeem me a bit...
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I wasn't really much into music until I was 14 or so. That's when I discovered Queen, who were my first favourite band,
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:39 AM   #28
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I'm just including music that I chose to listen to, not what my older siblings liked. I'd be here all day if I did that.

My very first favorite record (yep, I'm old) was Tom Lehrer's That Was The Year That Was . It's a live recording of satirical current events songs (well, they were current in 1965, and sadly, in some cases, are still fairly current), and they were just great! Of course, much to my mom's chagrin, my favorite songs were "The Vatican Rag" about the "selling the product" (the Catholic church) after Vatican II, and "Smut" about, well, porn. I would dance around singing the songs at the top of my lungs (You have to remember I was maybe four.), but honestly who can resist lyrics such as "stories of torture, used by debauchers; Lurid, licentious, and vile; make me smile?" (from, obviously, "Smut"). I still love this album and just recently got it on cd.

The first album I ever bought myself was Elton John's Greatest Hits (the first one), and I drove my grandmother absolutely crazy playing that thing over and over (we were visiting her). I was totally into Elton John for a couple of years. And to be perfectly honest, his early work isn't bad, but I don't listen to it anymore.

Peter Frampton -- Frampton Comes Alive -- ooohh, yeah baby, had to have that one! He lives near here now (in a very wealthy part of Cincinnati, OH). I don't think I've listened to him in at least 15 years.

The Village People -- I must say I bought a few of their albums and enjoyed them for fun, but never really loved them. They were always fun, but were never "it" for me. Pretty much the same now. Their music is fun and makes me laugh, but I hardly ever listen to it.

Bruce Springsteen -- I was 11 when Born To Run came out. What a great album. Still love it, even though I rarely listen to it now.

Bob Marley -- I think I was 12 when Exodus came out and I loved that album. Again, I still love it (and most of Bob's stuff) but rarely listen to it now.

The Clash -- I was 15 when London Calling came out, and I still remember buying it (it had a parental advisory sticker on it!! Yay! That certainly sealed the deal for me!). I like that album still.

That's pretty much it for what I would consider childhood years. Of course I have the really embarrassing purchases, but those were usually one time things and didn't last much longer than a few weeks, so I won't count them as "young loves."
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when i'm remembering my childhood immediately dire straits come into my mind! my brother used to listen to them everyday, (and still he does!) songs like tunnel of love, romeo and juliet, brothers in arms, walk of life, sultans of swing etc etc were just in my blood! and i still love them now, it's just music that can't disappear, never! dire straits are really everlasting! but also pink floyd, that was another of my brother's favorite bands....and, what comment shall i do over them, pink floyd, their history speaks alone!

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