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So ive had a few beers, finished a huge load of work, relaxing...and i decide to put on some old records.

 

 

Its weird that visceral rush you get, remembering the minute weird key changes in the guitar, every solo note and vibrato as if it never left your body.

 

So, I figure we havent had a thread like this in a while (unless i haven't been paying attention). What did you listen to as a naive teenager/pre-teen.

 

 

 

I was a grunger/alt-rocker through and through as a preteen and early teen. My fave band by far was the Smashing Pumpkins. Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie fucking blew my mind when I was a kid. Cheesy over emotional 9th grader lyrics backed by FUCKING. HARD. JAM MUSICS YESS....Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Swervedriver (a bit of the harder side of shoegazer), Alice in Chains to a lesser extent.

 

 

Also started to get into the Smiths, Bauhaus, the Cure (some of it)....and by 18 I was heavy into Minor Threat/Fugazi, Bad Religion, etc. etc.

 

 

I know a lot of you grew up loving the Smiths (im thinking about you McGriff, especially)....but Im also curious to see what the slightly younger age grew up listening to....were you an IDM kid? a goth kid? a punk kid? heavy metal? let loose! and post some clips of your favorite songs!!

 

lets try to keep this civil (no flaming how shitty another's musical tastes were, I guarantee we all liked at least one thing another would despise)

 

I guess Ill start with some o' my fave Pumpkin songs (don't pay attention to how much of a cock Corgan was/is, pay attention to how much fun the music was when it came out!!) Lets live in the past for a little bit!!!

 

 

[youtubehd]HrXvITw6eV4[/youtubehd]

 

I still fucking LOVE the tiny solo in this one:

 

[youtubehd]N3TbbUF7DN8[/youtubehd]

 

I still loved Adore and Machina, but by then it wasn't as powerful as it once was...Ill still give those albums a play now and then...Adore had some great ballads/love songs.

 

 

my go to sad song when i was a depressed lovelorn teen:

 

[youtubehd]DYp2LGKOF_M[/youtubehd]

 

 

and my fave Minor Threat track to top it all off:

 

[youtubehd]3KeplwDwEB4[/youtubehd]

 

cmon, what was everyone jamming out to?

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Circus Contraption

Devo

Geinoh Yamashirogumi

Ladytron

Nine Inch Nails

Oingo Boingo

Tom Waits

Yello

 

I still consider all of those good/decent music & listen to at least half of them on a semi-regular basis. But then again I'm 20 so I'm just barely out of the teenage woods.

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Circus Contraption

Devo

Geinoh Yamashirogumi

Ladytron

Nine Inch Nails

Oingo Boingo

Tom Waits

Yello

 

I still consider all of those good/decent music & listen to at least half of them on a semi-regular basis. But then again I'm 20 so I'm just barely out of the teenage woods.

very interestin

g! did you get into Devo from parents, a friend, individually? i remember just knowing they were the band that did "Whip It" until I was far into the electronic scene..

I still remember my first impression of Oingo Boingo as the band playing in Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School movie.

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I think the way it went was:

 

Danny Elfman soundtracks -> Oingo Boingo -> Devo

Yello (heard that Oh Yeah song) -> interest in electronic music -> Ladytron -> Nine Inch Nails

Geinoh Yamashirogumi (watched Akira)

Circus Contraption (was looking up circus music for some reason) -> Tom Waits

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I know a lot of you grew up loving the Smiths (im thinking about you McGriff, especially)....but Im also curious to see what the slightly younger age grew up listening to....were you an IDM kid? a goth kid? a punk kid? heavy metal? let loose! and post some clips of your favorite songs!!

 

punk and idm ftw

 

i used to dig through planet mu's website discography and try to get my hands on whatever i could... fell in love with the albums 'dynamic obsolescence' by dykehouse and capitol k's "island row" ... also the track dirtwah from kid spatula's full sunken breaks made me incredibly happy for some reason, as did a lot of frog pocket songs. used to listen to lowfish & solvent all the time, even got myself a gf from a few towns over because she and i had similar taste in instrumental electro pop, lol@kids. loved the shit out of QOTSA when i was in highschool, too, and a bunch of rockabilly/garage rock stuff like the cramps, rocket from the crypt, the white stripes, the hives (and i loved the vines when i was in highschool, the strokes, however, didnt do much for me. saw the vines live, and as expected, they sucked and the singer basically ended the set as soon as he could. still had a good time). i remember going to see the rapture play at "sokol underground" in 2003 and having the most manic dancey time of my life (up to that point), and fell in love with that combo of dance/synth/rock/punk. that fascination hasn't really gone away since seeing them, say what you will about the band. once i turned 15 or so i lost most all interest in any music that seemed to "take itself too seriously," ie, soft-spoken, heartfelt indie rock or "dark electronic music" of any subgenre... since those days i have slowly been gravitating towards the funk, and my own musical output has followed the trend as well :sup:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ATCRxpXDg

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSEDJIN0wPY&feature=related

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1w4EMPn1GI

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ieFwjXUiF4

 

 

 

edit: used to listen to a ton of beastie boys and the prodigy as well. good times

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soundgarden - down on the upside

ice-t - home invasion

u96 - das boot

spice girls - spice

leftfield - leftism

the grid - evolver

frankie goes to hollywood - welcome to the pleasuredome

 

nope im not gay

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awesome posts everyone!

 

 

Luke: I was huge into Dykehouse...bought that album the same time I first heard Bjork's Homogenic....god that was a wonderful week.

 

 

The Vines, to their credit had some great songs: Homesick and Factory are the ones I really remember.

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Grade 5/6

-Dead Kennedys, Frankenchrist/Bedtime For Democracy - never got to see them live :(

-SNFU

-"Master of Puppets" came out when i was in grade 6.

-Grade 6 - M.A.R.R.S on the radio

-grade 5 - Oran "Juice" Jones,

-Duran Duran for cheese

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My fave band by far was the Smashing Pumpkins.

 

YES! They are up there for me too, first band I thought of when I read the title. I got into them in the early 2000s, via a compilation. Unlike many of my friends and peers I didn't listen to much new music or indie/underground stuff. Not until, with few exceptions, I went to college. It's interesting listening to the specific songs I played on repeat back then...triggers pure nostalgia.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNoyKk9q4kw

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhkXFpyV6c

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFFgayhYnXI

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbKQPqs-cqc

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Actually never liked that particular song much, but I was a huge Chemical Brothers fan, huge part of leading me to electronic music. Started when I heard an instrumental version of this song on a MTV comp:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkkMz2awmbI

 

Besides what I posted: old U2, REM, Hendrix, B-52s (listened to them as a little kid), The Doors, Beatles, Nirvana, Rage, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, blah blah. My dad had a bunch of other alt rock CDs as well. The only "obscure" stuff I listened to in high school was The Rutles and some old British psychedelic comps I had randomly acquired. My collection and taste expanded greatly as my senior year was wrapping up.

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-grade 5 - Oran "Juice" Jones,

 

that's right baby...everthang

 

watch that coat!

 

 

when I hit my teens public enemy was really hitting their stride. mj was huge. and I had a soft spot for weird al and queen's another one bites the dust. I listened to a ton of rap as a young teen before getting into the grateful dead. I'm still glad I got to see them as much as I did.

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I was never into cool indie music when I was growing up.

 

Up until the age of 12 or so my music taste was almost exactly the same as my dad's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTK3oefMxOY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGJSwYOyl1s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfAWReBmxEs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVdB-UKfxD4

 

Then I was a huge nu-metal fan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNh99U8i_8o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjWGRwS0zsc

(Mudvayne's first album is actually still fucking excellent, shame they got lumped in with the 'nu-metal' crowd, i mean holy shit, the above song has fucking fretless bass in it)

 

A bit of more extreme metal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btZQcrY2tkY

 

Through nu-metal I got into industrial/electronic based rock/metal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9jb2MVygjU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NbkxcNjH9w

Man, I fucking LOVED rock/metal with electronics when I was a teenager.

 

Oh and 311.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z4nGL4uUjc

But I still fucking love 311.

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I'm gonna narrow it down to my later teen years (17-19) was more unbiased than the years previous.

 

 

SR4: on Morrissey... I went through a phase where I dressed like that and did my hair that way too. around my first year in the navy.

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13 - Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, NIN, Janes Addiction, Faith No More, Danzig, Pink Floyd

14 - Misfits, type o negative, primus, frank black, velvet underground

15 - Pigface, Pixies, COC, fudge tunnel, korn, kmfdm, godflesh

16 - Aphex twin, moby, esquivel, Fear factory, coil, DEVO, daisy chainsaw,

17 - Bowie, prodigy, the orb, the smiths, spacestreakings, The make up

18 - Squarepusher, tortoise, Atari teenage riot, Jungle / Drum and Bass, weezer

19 - Fugazi, trans am, Wampscut, Neil Young, Morrissey, grabber / hardcore

 

I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot. These were the major ones.

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geeky high school teens....

 

Jean Michel Jarre

Mike Oldfield

Jan Hammer

Yello

Vangelis

Tangerine Dream

Klaus Schultz

 

then later after getting in collage and smoking weed...

 

Prodigy

808 State

The Orb

FSOL

Orbital

William Orbit

Leftfield

Pink Floyd/Hendrix/Doors and loads of other typical stoner rock

and loads of cassette 'white label' techno mixtapes

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was not really all that into any specific music when I was younger, when I heard OK Computer that my sister had I fell for the melancholy sound. then when Myspace was still popular I just listened to a whole lot of bands and eventually came across Boards of Canada. I think it was that Beck remix, prob some stuff off of TCH.. didn't know they had any sort of following then. had also come across ae when it was all funked up (quaristice era I think). didn't get into them just then, but found it interesting

 

wasn't all that long ago, but since then I've been exposed to allot more stuff. have watmm to thank for that I guess

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