Describe your musical journey of genre, influences and places throughout life.

Discussion in 'SMB' started by tunstall birdman, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. T_Bone

    T_Bone Striker

    I remember my parents playing The Ivy League, Wayne Fontana, The Beatles and hearing God Only Knows when I was about six.
    How I loved that song. So, I,listened to the Beach Boys as a kid. I had an ear for a tune and Eleanor Rigby left a mark on me.
    The first single I bought was I will Survive by The Arrival. The first album I bought was either Who's Next or Deja Vu by CSN and Y.Aladdin Sane followed.
    At Grammar school everyone loved Rory Gallagher, ELP, Yes, not me. I loved The Who, but also 10 cc and Motown. I had the pish took out of me cos I,liked soul music. I discovered The Four Tops.
    I was listening to Black Sabbath or TYA one night and the Detroit Spinners the next night.
    Then I heard Hall and Oates. Aural Perfection. I was hooked on them, blue eyed soul. Bring on Boz Scaggs and early Robert Palmer. I got into Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers and The Average White Band.
    Teddy Prendergrass followed.
    Tears For Fears. Wow. What a band. Roland Orzabal, an underrated genius. Still love them.
    I am now old and cannot be bothered to seek out new music. Love America, Hall and Oates, Fleet Foxes.
    My kids keep making me listen to their stuff and I love Empire Of The Sun.
    That!s my music story, don't take away the music !!!!
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  2. Skandhaless

    Skandhaless Striker

    Oh aye @Cheesy Feet has just reminded me , how could I forget Slade. "Get down get with it " again a bridge from rock and roll via Little Richard
  3. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    Grew up in a house that either played The Beatles (Dad) or Motown "hits" (Mam) for the most part.

    Used to just listen to whatever records my Dad owned as I approached my teens, so that would be the likes of Deep Purple, The Beatles, Neil Young, AC/DC, Michael Mcdonald, Fleetwood Mac and Black Sabbath (off the top of my head).

    I'd say Definitely Maybe was the album that was my way in, so to speak, and was the year when I started buying music properly. Me and our boy would play that and the Stone Roses debut to death. From then I'd search for any bands that would be referenced in interviews by either band (not that The Roses did many). From there I was into the typical greats like The Stones, The Jam, The Who etc along with a number of bands in the Brit Pop era (that's when I started going to shit loads of gigs).

    Had a holiday away with a couple of mates and a group of lads who were a good few years older in Ibiza when I was late teens and got into House Music (it had passed to some degree but they'd introduce me to loads of tunes of yesteryear). Would love going clubbing, especially down Boro. That's when I started getting into gear in a big way.

    Did a stint of travelling a few years after that and was seeing a lass a good few years older than me, who got me into Bowie properly. I had the greatest hits, but nothing else. We would spend many a night just sitting on the beach, fire lit, drinks and joints and listening to a different album on repeat until the sun came up.

    Now I enjoy listening to most genres (rap and grime can fuck off mind) and getting to as many gigs as possible. The new music thread on here is a superb way of keeping up to date anarl.

    Radiohead and Kate Bush remain the two artists I listen to the most today.
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  4. mad cyril

    mad cyril Midfield

    First got right into music late 80's through whole factory / Manchester scene. Everybody from the great ( happy Mondays ) to the bad and all if it in between.

    Because of this stated to listening to 808 state / guy called Gerard which got me right into dance music.

    After the Manchester thing died down I was into the Charlatans and what was left if British guitar music until oasis came along. Loved oasis as they were first band I was into who I had been into from day one.

    Once oasis started to turn a bit shite ( be here now ) I hit massively into house music and spent every Saturday without fail in shindig. Bought the decks, spend every penny on 12 inches and convinced myself I was the next Danny Rampling ( incorrectly of course ! ).

    By early 200's didn't pay as much attention to new music but started to really delve backwards into the bands / artists from way beyond my time. Springsteen, bowie,velvet underground, Patti smith, iggy, Kraftwerk, Neil Young, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly, Rockabilly, you name it I devoured it all.

    Now, after the usual mix of wife, kids and Career I'm once again fully 100% into new music and I've never been happier. Some of the stuff coming out now is on par with all stuff I've mentioned and once again music is my main hobby. Footballs on the back burner.
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  5. :lol: Changed it now. It must have been subconscious for 'nack'em' on which I did on the dance floor.;)
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  6. EchoMan

    EchoMan Winger

    Born 1954

    Late 50's - don't remember much except Tommy Steele's Little White Bull

    early 60's - the Beatles of course and The Who

    Mid 60's - Motown

    Late 60's / Early 70's- Love Affair, CCR, Psychedelic bands, Moody Blues, Free, TRex, Slade, Led Zepp, Hendrix, Bowie
    Mainly singer songwriters like James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Neil Young

    The Uni days - Eclectic mix depending on who I was "seeing"

    Late 70's - D-I-S-C-O and Northern Soul

    80's - the barren years. Looking back I listened to a lot of crap

    90's / 00's- whatever the kids were into. Couldn't get time for my own music but I still like theirs - The Smiths, Oasis, Radiohead,

    Last 10 years - Whatever I "like". A right old mix. Anything so long as it's good original stuff.

    Never been into country music or jazz. Like a bit of classical but not much.
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  7. Music has shaped our lives more than some think.;)
  8. Skandhaless

    Skandhaless Striker

    I remember a couple of the lads who were into rock and roll , latter day Ted types actually used to call me " ni**er lover " , the early 70's was a wonderful place and they seemed not to have noticed what colour little Richard , Chuck berry and fats domino were
  9. Mackem00

    Mackem00 Striker

    Started at Britpop and have basically stayed there.
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  10. Skandhaless

    Skandhaless Striker

    Think my last musical shift was Dre.
  11. EchoMan

    EchoMan Winger

    Just read this after I posted mine. We have similar tastes. Forgot the ones highlighted above - and Bob Seger
  12. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    :lol: Good work Moo.
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  13. I love empire of the sun too. I think you might be me.

    My first top of the pops number 1 was Goodbye Blackberry Way. Thursday nights were totp nights for the next eight years.
  14. Short and sweet, I like it.:cool::lol:

    Better than being into cheese and staying there like the masses do.;)
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  15. Mackem00

    Mackem00 Striker

    I like what I like mate. It suits me well.
  16. T_Bone

    T_Bone Striker

    Ha ! I remember going to a SAFC match on the train when I was eleven on my own. I think it was against Spurs.
    On the way back everyone was singing Goodbye Blackberry Way. 68 or 69.
  17. Forgot to mention these. What a band. Very enlightening to listen to back in the day when on acid and blow.;)
  18. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    Exactly. No nonsense.
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  20. I liked the album cover of warrior on the edge of time.

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