Friday OT #2 - Defining Acts

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  1. jcyclonee

    jcyclonee Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely agree that this would be a great topic and I am probably going to be totally embarrassed about my first 5 albums.
     
  2. jcyclonee

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    Oh, and Simon and Garfunkel.
     
  3. ImJustKCClone

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    I had 45's first. :)
    And coolness flies out the window when one of the first albums you bought was "The Monkees". :oops:
     
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    It's astounding that I not only listened, but thought Fred Durst's lyrics were worth repeating.

    He was so awful.
     
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  5. mdk2isu

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    Seems perfectly fitting for you though.
     
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  6. Farnsworth

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    Same here! Primarily because mine includes Spice Girls, but that was a gift from my still in the closet aunt.
     
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  7. weR138

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    I think you mean Rock 98.

    I grew up in the same void but had started to listen to a lot of punk rock/hardcore about age 12. A friend of mine had an older brother who was really dialed in to the local punk scene, especially MPLS bands on Amphetamine Reptile Records who would come to SC.
     
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    Two different eras in my life:

    13, 14, 15 = Audioslave, Shinedown, Metallica, Nirvana, Soundgarden, STP, Linkin Park. Anything to rebel against mom and dad. Still listen to it, but not as much.

    College Years = I got really into Cross Canadian Ragweed and have fallen down the rabbit hole of Country Music (Non-Radio). Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Reckless Kelly, Mickey and the Motorcars. That has moved way more towards the Americana/Alt-Country Spectrum. Right now my top two are Jason Isbell and Cody Jinks.
     
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    It's definitely got an early 2000s flavor to it.

    Radiohead
    Interpol
    The Mountain Goats
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
     
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    Yeah, you're right. I've been in KC too long and got my stations mixed up.

    I should have included a heavy punk influence as well. In my later high school years a friend of mine got me listening to a lot of older punk (Ramones, Misfits, Joan Jett) and I was ticked that it took me so long to discover that sound. I found myself gravitating towards the driving beats and raw sound and lyrics. My small town (1500 of us) never got in on the local stuff sadly, but I was turned onto Green Day and Offspring well before either got any radio play.

    A buddy of mine used to work at the record store on Welch and would always bring some new music back to the apartment before it ever got radio play.
     
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    The Village People doesn't count if it was an 8 track, right?:)
     
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    Weezer, Blink 182, Streetlight Manifesto, Tool.
     
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    The The. I was in college when the album Infected came out and it had a huge influence on my life.

     
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    Not to terribly derail, but my 2 year old at present demands to hear "Seven Nights in Eire" by Reckless Kelly on repeat. Can't wait until he shows up at daycare declaring he's "liquored up and gearin up for 7 nights in Ireland."
     
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    I grew up listening to KIOA and WOW during the day and WLS and KAAY (remember Beaker Street?) at night. Lot of nights listening to Clyde Clifford on Beaker Street under the covers on my dinky transistor radio, hoping Mom didn't hear.......

    So I grew up with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Stones, BTO, etc. I played the trumpet in high school and jazz band was my very favorite thing - so then I found Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd (I got to sit in with those guys at the Tri-State Jazz Festival in Sioux City as a senior, what a blast THAT was) and so on.

    I pretty much enjoy all types of music except the old honky-tonk style of country music. Mostly I listen to jazz musicians like Gregg Karukas, Peter White, Dave Bos, etc but I still like classic rock the best.
     
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    One of my first, if not the very first, was their second album, More Of the Monkees. I was able to convince my Mother to buy it for me, which almost didn't happen. She saw long hair on the cover and decided not to get it. Fortunately my Grandmother told her it was okay.
     
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  17. Entropy

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    I've had several different awakenings, similar to other posters. Here are a few I remember.

    1. Getting a tape of Led Zeppelin 2 from a buddy about 6th grade. Up until that point, I had only listened to pop radio. This shredded open my ears and left me wanting more. Still a Led Zep fan to this day.

    2. Getting access to MTV2 when it still played videos in the early/mid 90s. This opened up the world of Blur, Radiohead, Soundgarden, RATM, AIC, etc. This was really the intro into modern music and still a basis for what I listen to today.

    3. College. I worked in a lab with a girl who was obsessed with indie music. Built to Spill, Neutral Milk Hotel, Shins, Dismemberment Plan, etc. all came out of this.
     
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  18. drlove

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    Living in Eastern Iowa, there was a great alternative station out of Muscatine called KFMH. They played everything in the 1980's. From The Stones, Who, Doors to The Smiths, Depeche Mode, R.E.M. you could get everything.
    My older brother was a great influence as well. He turned me onto Dire Straits and older Bruce Springsteen (Born to Run and The Wild The Innocent and the EStreet shuffle) from an early age.
    But the truly defining act of my teenage years was R.E.M. during the Reckoning, Fables, and Life's Rich Pageant era.
     
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  19. oldman

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    Hey! The Monkees had several great hits IMO.
     
  20. oldman

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    Growing up, my buddies had lots of older siblings (all Catholics) that I was influenced by. And when your allowance was $0.50 a week, you really picked carefully.
     

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