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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Lord_Ingipz, May 15, 2019.
When I was 9, I LOVED "Going back to Houston" by Dean Martin - of all people!
Six Days On The Road by Dave Dudley
Almost anything by The Ventures
Too Many To Name!
This came out in 1979. I was 13. It was so good to hear it, as a contrast to all the candyass disco and weirdo freak hippy crap that was out at the time, and I wore out the 45
Obviously the song way predates this recorded version
Earliest would be Otis Redding Dock of the Bay and I guess The Drifters Under the
Boardwalk (lotta versions of that song but before the Stones). Loved to sing both those songs around maybe age 5-7.
Still love Dock of the Bay!
Next came The Band, and it was pretty much every song on the first two albums, sang them all and knew pretty much all the words, I'd guess age 10 or a little older.
Oddly at the time I didn't know Robbie played a Tele or that his guitar playing would influence me. I heard the band and the vocals, not the players.
A great great band with multiple fine singers.
By the time Jr High hard Rock classics like Walk This Way got my musical attention I had already pretty much "grown up with music", but of course a steady stream of new stuff kept getting my attention. High school hits fell off my attention, really that era didn't stick with me. In fact the late '70s early '80s pushed me out of popular music for a long time.
I think my love of the great vocal tradition starting with Otis carried through to stuff like Soundgarden/ Audioslave with Chris Cornell being what I hear as a great vocalist paired with lyrics I generally found meaningful.
One way or another though, my guitar isn't really my music of choice, or it's a replacement for not being able to sing for long without my voice falling apart.
Lots of music in the background as I was growing-up...but when it came to pubescent age obsesive listening.......
Honky Tonk - Ventures
Shakin' all over - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates.
"Gonna Find Me A Bluebird", Marvin Rainwater from 1957. When I was a kid, I dropped many dimes in the jukebox to hear that song.
First song I remember (from being a 4 or 5 year old kid) that really got me hooked was Copperhead Road by Steve Earl. I had no idea it was about bootlegging or anything, just loved the sound.
Wow..I was only 4, my older sister got her first record player, and the first 45 was, Wake up little Susie.
Never liked the song, but I loved the smell, of the record player, heating up.
Golden Years - Bowie
Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann
The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
Son of Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Anything by Ray Price
"King of the Road" - Roger Miller
"King Porter Stomp" - Glenn Miller
They were two completely different people. I wonder how they ever got married. I am guessing alcohol might have a hand in it.
...mostly true; written by Chip Taylor (real name James Wesley Voight). Don't know anything about the A&R record guy side of story, though.
Read all about it on Wiki:
Chip extended his career in the 90's, playing with Carrie Rodriguez. Lately has a video up on YouTube for a song called "F*** All the Perfect People". Kinda like it!
My mother remarried in 1971 and my step dad used to take us out to Pizza Hut for dinner every Friday night. I was 9 years old and he'd always give me a few quarters for the juke box. I don't remember how many songs a quarter bought me back then but they'd all be Hot Rod Lincoln. Back to back Hot Rod Lincoln for a good 15-20 minutes. As I recall, some people there didn't care for it as much as I did.
This had serious play for me till I was 9 years old. I loved it from my earlier childhood. Then, The Beatles came.
68, 69 was my most favorite music over all. So experimental. But I love all music.
I grew up in LA listening to Breakfast with The Beatles on Sundays, and the Beatles radio station on some AM channel during the week before it shut down.
Wayne's World came out right around the time I was in junior high, so I was obsessed with Bohemian Rhapsody. I went to the local Wherehouse Music to try and buy the album with the song on it, but all they had featuring the song was Live At Wembley '86, or the 2-disc Greatest Hits collection and I didn't have enough money for that. So I bought Live at Wembley.
I really liked Keep Yourself Alive and Seven Seas of Rhye on there, so I saved up and bought Queen's first album. I eventually got all their albums on cassette because I couldn't afford a CD player.
Through bands I played within high school I got into Cream, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin... Then eventually into SRV.
I can't say there were any real defining songs for me growing up besides Bohemian Rhapsody. I listened to what was popular at the time, too, like Nirvana, Sound Garden, The Wallflowers, No Doubt, Sugsr Ray, etc. Whatever would play between the pop and alternative stations (KIIS FM and KROQ).
I never had just one favorite song. Of all the albums I stole from my mom when I was 11, I listened to Simon and Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme the most. I'm sure I've listened to it from beginning to end more than any other album. I still love it.
Green River by CCR. We used to wag school and swim in a local swimming hole.
I was born in ‘80. My hippy Mom and redneck dad kept a good variety on rotation from soul to classic rock to country. The first 2 songs I remember really rocking out to were Money for Nothin’ and Keep Your Hands to Yourself.
My dad was a drummer for most of my childhood (and long before), so I've always been around music. This changed my world, however, when it came out in 1992. I was 10; a formative age.