What has been your musical path?

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  1. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

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    What I mean by that is how you found yourself liking the music you like today and how much your taste had changed and whether you would classify yourself.

    Maybe you taste hasn't changed at all mind, and you have always been a punk/rocker etc. Talking probably more in terms of movements and trends here (Beat, New Romantic, Skinhead, Punk, Metal, Grunge, Alternative, Rap, Disco).

    For me I would say ..... and this is listing mainly the bands within a movement that kind of guided me.

    The Beatles
    The Kinks

    Many other 60's bands too here and there of course, such as the Move, the Dave Clark Five, Small Faces etc.

    And then into early seventies it became .....

    Deep Purple.
    Pink Floyd.

    They changed my thinking.

    And then it was Roxy Music and the glam rock era and the likes of Bowie and Slade and Gary Glitter and Sweet and Mott the Hoople.

    Then it was more progressive rock and such as .....

    King Crimson and Yes.

    Then Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream came along and changed my thinking again.

    Then following the electronic theme it was Jean Michel Jarre.


    Queen.

    Then punk came along and blew absolutely everything out of the water for me. Suddenly it was the Pistols and the Clash and Stranglers and Buzzcocks and Blondie and the Ramones. The Damned, the Ruts, 999.

    New wave too with Joy Division and XTC etc.

    Then I became further emersed in electronic music and the Human League and Depeche Mode and New Order and Gary Numan and Devo and still of course, Kraftwerk.

    Nirvana came along and changed my path for a little while, but no other movement had really done it for me since. Was never really into the Smiths or Happy Mondays, or then the Stone Roses.

    Did dabble with hip hop for a while, but then found an awful lot of albums repetitive after a while.

    Bands I really like these days tend to be alternative. Muse, Elbow, Eels, Granddaddy, but I still love the Beatles and Kinks and Bowie and Mott the Hoople and Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode.

    So, you always been a heavy metaller or punk, or are you open to all sorts of music and genres?

    Could never, ever get into soul or Motown or disco, but do like some jazz and classical.
     
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    Mod, Punk, Ska and Reggae. The revolution of those genres actually a couple of years too early for me, but was always what resonated with me and felt right. I've liked the odd thing here and there and even a bit of Swing, American country or perhaps some Irish ballads but generally I revert to type if I want to listen to something.
     
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    Maori nose flute interpretations of prog rock classics for me, man and boy. Why would anyone want to listen to anything else? :)
     
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    The Stones, The Who, The Move, Quo. My musical journey stopped there. It's Rock for me, and my musical taste is stuck firmly in the '70s/'80s. Quo, ZZ Top, Thin Lizzie, Rainbow etc. Never really liked much of the stuff from '90s onwards.
     
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    Like Otis grew up listening to the Beatles,Stones,Who,Kinks,Troggs,Small Faces. And these bands I still like today. But loved 70's heavy metal and ACDC,Sabbath,Zeppelin, Saxon,Motorhead has to be my favourite music.
     
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  6. Otis

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    I do think for a lot of people you were either a punk or into heavy metal and there was little crossover.

    I knew two lads who were big on heavy metal and liked Saxon and AC/DC and Iron Maiden etc., but then one day converted to punk and threw all their metal albums away, as well as their leather jackets too.

    Spiked up their hair and moved over completely.

    I did like Deep Purple and the early Black Sabbath, but I have to say I do thoroughly dislike pretty much all heavy rock/heavy metal.

    I did love Motorhead's Ace of Spades though, but then that is very punky and more punk than heavy rock I would say.

    Not sure how they are defined, but I did like Queen's of the Stone Age too and I do like Foo Fighters, but I think for the most part have very much fallen into the alternative range for me.

    Iron Maiden and Judas Priest and the likes just leave me cold. I hate the warbling metal voice too as manifest by a number of singers.

    I think Led Zep were a different breed.
     
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    Classic rock like Wings and ELO, then I moved on to the Brit Pop bands like Def Leppard and UB40
     
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    What would you say was your favourite Beatles album FP?
     
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    Tough one.......

    I'd have to say, the BEST of the Beatles
     
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    Guess it's always been a spot of bombast and melodrama.

    First single bought. This Old House, SHakin Stevens.

    Then went through the cock rock stuff of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, early 90s Alice Cooper... Magnum.

    As I got their chart spell, that led me to explore their back catalogue which is far far far better, nice and bombastic and symphonic. So then went British and dark with the likes of Black Sabbath, also the likes of Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, Praying Mantis, Rainbow.

    Then got a loving for Skyclad - folk thrash! Also liked some folk in a general sense.

    Recently it's been proper melodrama. So it's been Royal Hunt, Kamelot, Arena... rediscovered the Sisters of Mercy lately, and that's actually rather good.

    Guess I should check out music from the 21st century some day although whisper it, I rather like the new Rick Astley album. Also been rather liking oboe and flute renaissance concertos on my drive into work too, am I getting old...?
     
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  11. Otis

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    Forgot about Alice Cooper. School's Out really made me sit up and take notice and I love his Billion Dollar Babies album.
     
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    As Otis thread has shown music is subjective and we all have likes and dislikes. I think our mood can have a bearing on what we listen to as well. Sometimes you can't beat some ACDC or Metallica blasting out,while other days you may like to chill out with Enya ! Joking.
    Whatever you like sod what others say and enjoy.
     
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  13. Otis

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    As a side note, which albums really took you breath away upon first listen? Something that really resonated with you and seemed incredibly fresh and new and different.

    Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

    Deep Purple in Rock

    Surf's Up - The Beach Boys

    A Night at the Opera - Queen

    Absolution - Muse

    The Sophtware Slump - Grandaddy



    Closer - Joy Division

    Violator - Depeche Mode
     
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    Skyclad's Prince of the Poverty Line.

    Not for everyone, mind ;)
     
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    Rainbow - Down To Earth & Bent Out Of Shape
     
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    I don't think my musics tastes have changed over the years, just grown. What I mean is, I still like all the stuff that I started with, Stones, Beatles, Small faces, Faces, Kinks, Move, Free etc but others were added to those I already liked as they came along. Sabbath made a huge impact on me, but also liked Beefheart, Roxy, etc.

    Bowie of course, Queen etc. But also liked lots of other stuff too. OMD, KLF, ABC.. Nirvana did it for me too, and liked Green Day, Blink 182, Foo's. Did like the Specials and Selector too, but strangely didn't like Reggae

    Radiohead of course, Muse, Elbow (only some songs), Snow Patrol, Killers, Like Eminem too, but not keen on most of the other rappers.

    Like Adele, and, I actually like a lot of Take That songs.... Hell, I even love the proms with all it's pomp and circumstance. Can listen to most stuff, but not Reggae or Country.

    Biggest impact? Black Sabbath. The Beatles and Stones came into my life slowly as I was growing up. Sabbath hit me like a hammer. What a change.
     
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    Never heard of Skyclad. Can you describe them for me?
     
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    Folk thrash.



    But before everyone started doing it!

     
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    So many bands we have a mutual like of there.
    Radiohead, Muse, Eminem, Elbow, Bowie, Beatles, Stones, Nirvana, OMD, ABC, Foo Fighters, Kinks, Small Faces, Move.

    I don't think I have heard a Black Sabbath record since about 1973, so no idea what they have sounded like since.
     
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    Actually, takes me back. I remember Vintage Whoine coming out, only place I could get it on release day was a shop called ST Records in Dudley, so I took the day off to drive there and get it.

    The internet's taken some of the joy out of hunting down obscure-ish bands!
     
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    Thanks for that.

    Not for me unfortunately. Don't hate it or anything, but it just sort of washes over me.

    First couple of bars came in and I thought it was going to be Jethro Tull. :)
     
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    They flipped between folk and thrash almost constantly. Sometimes Metallica-esque, sometimes NWOBHM, sometimes folk fiddle.

    The singer has a way with a pun and a biting political comment, however.
     
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    Oh, and Quo Live At The NEC. a really first class 'live' album - if you like Quo.
     
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    My Music taste has gone:
    Thompson twins
    Level 42
    Tears for fears
    U2/simple minds
    New Order/The cure
    Mondays/Roses/RHCP
    I had an epiphany when I went to Reading in 1990 to see the Inspiral carpets. Saw Neds then Nirvana followed by Dinosaur Jr and Wedding Present and it changed my music taste forever.
    Teenage Fanclub,The Wonder Stuff,The Fall, The Pixies,Blur, Hole
    Pavement/PJ Harvey/Oasis
    Jamie T
    And now its the Sleaford Mods, a bit of Glen Cambell, Dexys and most of the Stuff listed above (not much Level 42/ Thompson Twins though)
     
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    OK, I'll confess - the first record I was given was The Planets by Holst. That was when I was ten by a teacher (at Templars, I'm not posh!). I still love Classical music.

    First pop record I'll admit to buying was Squeeze, Up The Junction, on pink vinyl. Went through rock (Deep Purple/Rainbow), punk (Clash, in particular), ska (obviously), Joy Division/New Order/Buzzcocks/Magazine early Manchester basically, various bits of Indy. Love old mowtown stuff. I know nothing in the current charts!

    I always come back to Classical though, and hippy stuff like Gong/Grateful Dead. And Irish stuff, much of which I grew up with.

    Plus, of course, both kinds of music: Country and Western. :)

     
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    My favourite type of music is Symphonic Metal. It's not everyone's cup of tea, in fact you could say it's an acquired taste. My favourite bands of the moment are Nightwish and Delain (both of whom are very good live bands). Iron Maiden played a big part in my early years, so they've always been one of my favourites too.
     
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    That's true. A mate of mine bought 2 ZZ Top albums from a little record shop in Luxembourg. They were pretty much unknown at the time, and he was thrilled to get these albums. He didn't stop going on about it the whole trip back.

    Not the same when you can just press the "buy" button...
     
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    Too true. I remember coming home from Seeing Nirvana at Reading and annoying the shit out of the little rock record shop in Nuneaton for weeks by going in every week asking if they'd got Nevermind in stock or to pre order before release. They were all big hair rockers into Guns n roses and hadn't heard of Nirvana and I'd go in in my suit in my lunchbreak. They hated me being in there!
     
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    Well got to be Elton and Goodbye yellow brick Rd all the way Otis. B-)
    Find I'm in tune to most of your preferences but I'd add I love a bit of Nostalgic 60's too such as the Walker brothers, Four Tops and Temptations from the Motown era, Simon and Garfunkle, Genesis were massive for me as well, Fleetwood Mac and Talk Talk to add to the electronic era.
    Edit...... not saying Fleetwood Mac were from the electronic era.
     
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    Funnily enough I didn't like Genesis at all, but did like Peter Gabriel.

    Yeah, Simon and Garfunkel are a good choice and I did like the Walker Brothers too, as well as Talk Talk.
     
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    Not much evidence of female talent in peoples choices apart from Blkndie I think.
    So I will add Alanis Morriset and Edy Brickel to the list.
    Oh and how could I forget the Police, I know they are marmite for some but I bloody loved em.
     
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    I like a bit of Sandy Denny!
     
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    When my son lived with me he wanted me to listen to some of his favourite bands. So to keep him happy I put on Ash,Doves,Stereophonics, Muse,and Keane.
    And enjoyed bits of all of them especially Doves who I'd never heard of. Are they still going ?
     
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    Yeah Doves are excellent but not currently together, think the drummer and guitarist have formed a unit called Black River.
     
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