GnR - Paradise City - I know many won't agree, but...

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  1. Chud

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    ...it still takes me there 30 years later. The grass is still green, and the girls are still pretty.



    Boston's first album, More Than a Feeling in particular, is another song that hasn't lost its luster for me. Every time I hear it I transport back to the Nebraska State Fair and the Himalaya ride. In fact, that same song was playing when my wife and I were getting off the bus at Bethpage Black last Saturday.

    Some songs are just plain timeless, and have so many good memories. What are yours?
     
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    Boston - peace of mind
    Journey - stone in love
    Yes - roundabout

    All three were gifts from my dad in my middle school years. We'd listen to great tunes and work on cars together, great times!
     
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    I love listening to and playing Peace of Mind. Stone in Love I'm still annoyed didn't make the greatest hits album. Roundabout, fuggetaboutit...lol
     
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    When I hear anything off the Steely Dan album "Can't Buy A Thrill", I'm instantly transported back to 1972.

    It came out just after my 16th birthday. Driving around and listening to "Reelin' In The Years", magic memories.

    I've got a bunch of albums/songs that fall in this category. Earlier and after.

    Music is a wonderful medium, isn't it.:)
     
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    I suppose November Rain by G&R from the 90s does, and You Wear it Well by Rod Stewart, and All the Young Dudes by Mott the Hopple, and Standing in the Road by Blackfoot Sue from the 70s do for some reason. Also from the 60s, Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum, and Somebody Help me by The Spencer Davis Group.

    A few more if i may them being This Flight Tonight by Nazareth, that sound seemed to whirl the mind abit, and two others being Silver Machine and Sylvia's Mother again from the 70s.
     
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    Under the Bridge - RHCP
    Call Me - Blondie
    Lights - Journey

    I could go on. There are a bunch of songs that just give me a double dose of nostalgia. Bette Davis Eyes. Waiting on a Friend. Little Red Cornette.
     
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    I'm listening to Rod's 'Mandolin Wind' on the radio, and it takes me back to my junior year in high school. I had a GF whose parents went to their house in Cape May for the summer, leaving their daughter (and me) alone in the house for the summer. The first two Rod solo albums were the soundtrack.

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    And thinking back on the Appetite album - a bar that my band used to play a lot used to have pickup softball games on Sunday mornings at a local high school, and a Guy named Steve Thompson used to come out. He was half of the production team that mixed Appetite, so we got to hear the album before it came out. Hearing it for the first time, I knew it was going to shake the foundations. (Thompson later produced the album that my band recorded for Giant Records in '91.)

    You never knew who would show up at those games. Guys from Bon Jovi, Rainbow, Anthrax and their crews were regulars. One time Racquel Welch showed up for a couple of innings. Those were great times.

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    Songs evoke memories ... It is the memories that are the key ... The songs themselves play a secondary role ... They can even be bad songs ... I am now coining a term ... Yearworm - an annoying song that you still can't get out of your head 30 years later ...
     
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    Oh! I forgot, Weezer's "say it ain't so," or really their entire blue album. It was my first rock album. Holy cow, was that a well made and written masterpiece - I remember once again taking a trip to Walmart with my dad, finding that album for like 8 bucks, and driving around Columbus Indiana with him while we visited my grandparents.

    Alllllll the feels. I like this thread.
     
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    The whole Appetite for Destruction record... just amazing.

    Nothing about it sounds "Eighties". No other band sounded or looked like that. I had only moved to the suburbs in June of '87, and I got my first taste of MTV that summer. Compared to the likes of Poison, Whitesnake, etc, GNR's video for "Welcome to the Jungle" was absolutely *terrifying* to my 10yr old self that had quickly grown accustomed to neon clothes (and guitars).

    I bought the record with some allowance money. I quickly realized that the radio hits just scratched the surface. It was so gritty and real, and at the same time I knew that if my conservative parents heard what I was listening to, that'd be it for my record-buying privileges. So I made a cassette copy of it, then being "the good son", I returned it, telling my mom that it contained "bad words". :D:lol:

    To this day, there's not a single song on that record that sounds dated, or impacts me any less than it did in 1987.
     
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    Aerosmith's "Rocks" still makes my pants tight in the front after all these years.
     
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    Nevermind by Nirvana.
    Blood Sugar Sex Magic by RHCP.
    Ten by Pearl Jam.
    Clapton Unplugged.
     
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