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What Music Did You Listen To As A Kid?  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

Inspired by the "10 best childhood movies" thread (in other words I stole the idea) I thought we could share some examples of music we listened to as kids. (Up to the age of 12-13, thereabouts.)

I can narrow it down to 3 actually, which I listened to over a long period of time.

* Michael Jackson. Very catchy songs, and some of them still sound good today. It was primarily "Bad" and "Dangerous" I listened to, but also got a tape of Thriller which I listened to a bit. What can I say, the guy may be a fruitcake, but he knew how to make music...

* A-ha. The band had more or less just broken up I believe when I started listening to them, but I still liked their music. Borrowed the CD of my mom one day, and she hardly saw it again after that. I still think it sounds good whenever I listen to some of their songs today.

* Enya. Soooo relaxing. I'm kinda happy to say I listened to such wonderful music at an early age... hehe. My dad had 3 of her albums, but I think I listened more to them than he did in the end. I still listen to Enya, although her latest work hasn't been able to live up to the previous albums. Whenever I hear something from "Watermark", "The Celts", or "Shepherd Moons" it takes me right back. *sigh*  

Who's next?

Thom@s

[Edited 2006-10-04 07:02:42]


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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

I'll assume by "kid" you mean age 7-17.

Beatles
ELP
Yes
KISS
Rush
Boston

Fortunately, I got a clue, and ditched KISS. All the rest are still in my catalogue, although not so much Boston.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 1):
I'll assume by "kid" you mean age 7-17.

Eh.. not sure I'd stretch it to 17... Personally I was thinking more of up til 12 or so...

By 17 my taste in music had moved a long way past Mr. Jackson...  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineTraindriver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

As a teenager I was into what is now called classic rock and folk music.
Stuff I listened to was:
Dylan
Joan Baez
Eric Andersen
John Sebastian
The Velvet Underground
Mamas & Papas
Phil Ochs
Zappa
Beatles
Stones
Who
Kinks
Procol Harum
10 Years After
Airplane
Dead etc. etc. etc.
Moody Blues


User currently offlineTraindriver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Thom@s, I guess I was typing my selection when you narrowed down
the parameters. Up until I was 12, I was listening to what ever my
sister who is 6 years older than me was playing. I guess it was a lot of
doo-wop, The Platters, Danny and the Juniors. That kind of stuff.


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Sure, I have three main ones:

Classical: I became familiar with classical music at a very early age, and it remains probably my favorite overall genre of music to date. As a baby, I had frequent colic and would cry [i]all the time[/b] as a result. For some strange reason, whenever my mother would put on "Pachabel's Canon", I would shut up. Even stranger, nothing else would have the same effect, not even other classical pieces. To this day I find that a bit wierd.

Enya: My mother had a lot of Enya tapes, and she would listen to them frequently. Sort of by default, I started liking it and listening to it as well. As a matter of fact, I'm listening to it right now! It's just fantastic music, and really ingeniously put together. Great stress-reliever!

The Beatles: This started in kind of an odd way. Back in the mid-90's, Phillips was running a series of commercials with the slogan "Getting better all the time". The background music was a cover of "Getting Better" by the Beatles. I really liked it, and upon hearing this my dad told me the name of the group that did it. This was back in the day when you couldn't buy songs a la carte on the internet (or steal them) so I bought the entire Sgt. Peppers album on cassette. I heard some other songs on the tape, and my interest just grew from there.

And thanks to A.net, I now think of ANCFlyer whenever I see the album cover.

EDIT: BTW, these three were up until about the age of 12. Not soon after, my taste in music widened exponentially.

[Edited 2006-10-04 07:11:57]


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 5):
Great stress-reliever!

Amen.  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Quoting Traindriver (Reply 3):
As a teenager I was into what is now called classic rock and folk music.
Stuff I listened to was:
Dylan
Joan Baez
Eric Andersen
John Sebastian
The Velvet Underground
Mamas & Papas
Phil Ochs
Zappa
Beatles
Stones
Who
Kinks
Procol Harum
10 Years After
Airplane
Dead etc. etc. etc.
Moody Blues

All of that still rings true. You must be God er sumpin'.


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Quoting Traindriver (Reply 3):
As a teenager I was into what is now called classic rock and folk music.

I listened to a lot of my mom's music, stuff from the 60s, most of it similar to what Traindriver listed. When I became aware of 'pop music', I picked up on things like Pat Benetar, ELO, REO Speedwagon, Styx, BTO, Neil Diamond (don't laugh!), Barbara Streistand (I am gay afterall), and more that at my advanced age I probably can't remember anymore. Its still the bulk of what I listen to, though lately I've been trying to experiment with more of the current dance and pop.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

All I remember is the summer of '73. Our family roadtripped to northern Saskatewan to visit family. With my dad's Aunt Ellen. Just like that Vacation movie...except Aunt Ellen didn't die. But she shit herself twice. Thank God for vinyl seats. Anyway. Same Top 40 over and over again. Mile after mile after mile. They come back to haunt me. How many can I remember off the top of my head?

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Playground In My Mind
Danny's Song
Love Train
Raindrows Keep Falling on My Head
Rocky Mountain High
Good Morning, Heartache
Behind Closed Doors
Half-Breed
The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia
You're So Vain
Dueling Banjos
Paper Roses
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Hurts So Good
The Morning After
Midnight Train to Georgia
Love Song

Aaarrgghhh!!!  banghead 

Mark


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Same as I listen to today, although I'm not all that far removed from being a kid/teenager.

Garth Brooks
Tim McGraw
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash
John Denver
Dolly Parton
Jimmy Buffet
etc...


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

DISCO - You name the group, I listend/danced to it.

T.S.O.P. *The Sound Of Philly* / Three Degrees - O´Jays - Tavares etc.

Dusty Springfield - The White Lady of Soul

Micke//  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 11):
DISCO - You name the group, I listend/danced to it.

T.S.O.P. *The Sound Of Philly* / Three Degrees - O´Jays - Tavares etc.

Same age bracket I see  Smile I still listen to it when I'm down and need to brighten up:

E,W&F, Odyssey, Deniece Williams, The Whispers, Dan Hartman, Gladys Knight & the Pips to name a few.

And we love to go to birthday parties of friends who turn something between 40-50, we can still dance all night long to this beat.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Any Hindi/English Slow Musical song.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

I remember going to see Beethoven and his 9th Symphony when I was a wee nipper.

Signed,
Skidmarks



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11689 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Until I was about 10 about the only thing I listened to was classical music, from the chart toppers like Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven etc... One of my favourites was, and still is 'Carnival of the Animals'. I also liked opera music a lot, as my grandparents would play it often when I was at their house. My CD rack was full of titles from classic FM and other composers and I'll still listen to it when I really want to chill somewhere quietly.

After a bit of a slip up between the age of 10 and 13 when I even found myself listening to the spice girls once  Embarrassment I moved more towards rock, and then onwards to symphonic rock which I've not got bored of yet, and whats more I don't think I ever will! Its the perfect blend of classical, opera and hard rock all in the same song. Don't knock it till you've tried it Wink

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Dan, classical and the Spice Girls? Good lord.

The nearest I've even come to classical is what I downloaded a few days ago:

String Quartet - Dance, Dance tribute to Fall Out Boy and Under The Bridge tribue to the RHCP.

They first one is the better though, just great!



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 15):
After a bit of a slip up between the age of 10 and 13 when I even found myself listening to the spice girls once

Ouch, that's rough.

Fun (and embarrassing) fact: I have a Spice Girls album (I think it is the first) which some clueless aunt gave me for my birthday once. Safe to say I haven't really seen it since that day...
I also have a Pet Shop boys album someone got me years ago.

Just think of the crap I could be listening to today if I had not rejected these two albums..  crazy 

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11689 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 17):
Just think of the crap I could be listening to today if I had not rejected these two albums..

Exactly! I was given the Album for Christmas one year (only I had actually asked for it) I was kind of at the age where I wanted to fit in with everyone else at school. You can tell that after a few years I just gave up and went back to listening to what I liked best.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 16):
Dan, classical and the Spice Girls? Good lord.

Diversity at its finest Wink

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2519 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 18):
Diversity at its finest

If you're talking about the range of girls in the band then yes! From ginger minger to scary black woman. Their music was drivel though and it all sounded the same!



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11689 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2515 times:

You need to have music in inverted commers  Wink

It was indeed awful... and why did they all try to do solos as well  hissyfit 



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2514 times:

I think the city of Oslo should take far more pride in the fact that "That's where the Spice Girls announced they were breaking up."

And I thought nothing good could come from them visiting the country...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineFlyOverStater From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2505 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):
Inspired by the "10 best childhood movies" thread (in other words I stole the idea) I thought we could share some examples of music we listened to as kids. (Up to the age of 12-13, thereabouts.)

As Traindriver stated, I also listened to the music my older brothers/sisters played.

Deep Purple
Bavid Bowie
The BeeGees (not the disco era stuff)
Alice Cooper
Chicago Transit Authority


User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2492 times:

Beatles
Jay and the Americans
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Badfinger
Eagles


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2486 times:

Quoting FlyOverStater (Reply 22):
Alice Cooper

Nice one. I kinda wish I listened to him when I was a kid.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
25 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Mostly the music that my father listened to. Often listened to Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music I remember I do like a lot of their songs. I wonder if it is b
26 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Let's stick together by Bryan Ferry is another good song
27 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Same with me. My dad loved classic country and when I was small I listened to a lot of it. Also: Neil Diamond Don Williams Gordon Lightfoot Nana Mous
28 IFEMaster : Dire Straits, especially the Love Over Gold album. David Bowie, anything in his Deram catalogue. and...er...MC Hammer. Yeah, you can't touch me.
29 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Haha add those to my list as well. I loved the Dire Straits - Walk of Life song
30 Thom@s : Not a big fan of them as a kid, but liked that song I remember. Thom@s
31 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Well same here. It was mostly because of that song. And the music video to the song is even better
32 Post contains images IFEMaster : Please, have some respect for one of the greatest and most underrated guitarists ever, and not call them "The" Dire Straits. It's just 'Dire Straits'
33 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Ah sorry about that I love the songs "Sailing to Philadelphia" and "What it is" by Mark Knopfler
34 Post contains images IFEMaster : All is forgiven Both brilliant songs, and in fact the Sailing To Philadelphia CD is quite good. It's weakened somewhat by "Do America" and "Wunderlus
35 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I don't have that album yet
36 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Not that many of you would know what I'm talking about, as most of the music I listened to was in Spanish... A couple exceptions, New Kids on the Bloc
37 Malmoaviation : Still 16, but I have a big heart for; AC/DC, especially their album "Razors Edge" and "For those about to rock". and Deep Purple, all of their albums.
38 CFCUQ : I forgot: The Troggs Eric Burden and the Animals Lovin' Spoonful Guess Who Stampeders Manfred Mann
39 CFCUQ : Oh! And just for CastleIsland: Any group that featured Klaus Voorman on bass.
40 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I know he designed this album cover. Mark
41 NeilYYZ : Classic country is pretty much all that I can listen to. The new country is not nearly as good as the old guys. And all that dance/club/hip hop music
42 Sunshine79 : When I was younger, I used to be a fan of boybands. I used to listen to Wham!, Bros, New Kids On The Block, Take That, and Boyzone. Needless to say, I
43 Post contains images Thom@s : Don't forget "Why aye man" You grew up in Britain, of course you listened to them. I was quite young when Take That started, and I never liked them b
44 Lehpron : I didn't, not until middle school. Before I was a tv-toy-junkie. It was all about shows like Inspector Gadget, Dinosaurs, McGuyver, She-Ra, Fluppy Do
45 SmithAir747 : Jazz was, and still is, the soundtrack of my life! I remember listening to the jazz on National Public Radio in Fort Wayne, IN, and on the frequent lo
46 Flyoverstater : What is even better is Alice DJ's six nights a week on my local radio station! He has very good taste in music.
47 Traindriver : Been thinking about this thread, and I guess the best music I ever heard as a kid was probably Buddy Holly.
48 Post contains links FutureSDPDcop : I grew up listening to freestyle (gotta represent WILD 107 which is now www.wild949.com). Lisa Lisa Debbie Deb Stevie B Stuff like that.
49 BNE : In the early 80s I got sick of what my parents were listening to so changed the channel to a country music station. A fair bit of Willie Nelson, Kenny
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