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mburekengemburekenge Frets: 549
I'm not sure whether it's mid life crisis time or not - most likely yes, but I've recently been listening to stuff that i used blast all day long as a nipper.

Recently it's been 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' which I had on constant rotation as a teenager, driving my family nuts.

But now I have 'Flying in a Blue Dream' on. Man. I used to cane this album! it's really bringing me back to my youth.

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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 865
    My cousins and I started off listening to soft rock when we were about 14: Bon Jovi, Poison, Skid Row etc. They still love listening to that kind of stuff (now early 40's) and can't understand why I would rather gauge my eyes out with a spoon rather than listen to it nowadays. I just can't. I don't wear the same clothes, watch the same TV etc. etc. as when I was 14, so I don't listen to that music either (except for occasional reminiscing). It was a gateway into other guitar music for me. Has my musical taste developed and theirs stagnated, or am I a snob?

    The change comes when I was 18 or so, when I was listening to Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. I still really enjoy listening to such bands. Maybe it's a kid v adult thing. Interesting stuff - thanks for the thought provocation.

    But you're right, it's a beautiful thing listening to music you loved when you were younger (that you haven't heard for ages) and reminiscing about how it made you feel, the energy it gave you and what was going on in your life at that time. Music is good like that.

    Probably my deepest post on fretboard. Usually I just say "get the Lazy J" or "Analogman".      
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  • Keith Harris and Orville, all fucking day. Boom! 

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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1424
    I don't think China Crisis stands the test of time.

    I'd listen to most stuff I liked from about the age of 16 though - JAMC, Velvet Underground, Talking Heads. In fact I still do.
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  • JAYJOJAYJO Frets: 809
    As a nipper im talkiing nippermost nipperest before i was old enough to be allowed to even open the sterogram, the tunes i heard were Yellow submarine and Obla  de obla da and  a huge dollop of Lilly The Pink the pink the pink.

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  • NeillNeill Frets: 373
    For me it would be the theme tune to Listen with Mother.
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  • PerdixPerdix Frets: 33
    Rhinestone cowboy was a permanent fixture in my grandparents record player. Still listen to it now. Was also intrigued by the mechanism that would drop just one record at a time onto the turntable.
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 4929
    Perdix said:
    Rhinestone cowboy was a permanent fixture in my grandparents record player. Still listen to it now. Was also intrigued by the mechanism that would drop just one record at a time onto the turntable.
    The BSR autochanger in our Pye radiogram was a source of wonder to me. You didn't need to get up and put on another single, the machine did it for you! Surely the Apollo astronauts used things like this all of the time.

    When I hear stuff that we had on record these days my mind still think the music incomplete without the soft plop of the autochanger releasing another single onto the deck followed by the noise of the stylus on the run-in grooves. There needs to be a teeny phone app that interacts with your phone's music player to start each track like that.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 32647
    Since the internet and easy downloading, I've revisited most of the music I liked when I was young. Some turns out to be great, some just has good associations and some I just can't listen to now. There's also a fair amount that I was aware of at the time but hated, that I now like!
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 4605
    I find that the rock music I first got into - around 1979, 1980 when I was 15 or 16 - has really stayed with me.  I still know the lyrics and every note of the music and I don't think I'll ever stop liking it.

    (I also still like the top 40 chart music from the two or three years prior to that.  Teens are definitely the most impressionable years!) 

    If I listen to stuff I liked later in the '80s, or the '90s it doesn't have the same significance and I have objectivity.  Some I still like, some I find completely unlistenable.

    I think hindsight gives more perspective, it's also now easier to listen to particular bands and realise they had peaks and troughs.  Whereas before if I liked a band I liked everything they did.
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 4929
    What has changed dramatically since I started playing guitar is what I hear when I listen to music of my pre-playing days. I used to hear just the block of sound, now I hear so many more parts of it.
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  • ReverendReverend Frets: 1665
    I still love the bands I listened to when I was 9.

    I was lucky enough to start with Maiden 
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  • mixolydmixolyd Frets: 336
    “Two Little Boys” just isn’t the same anymore.
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 16911
    I can't listen to most of the stuff I grew up with .. in fact I don't really like rock music any more.
    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • richardhomerrichardhomer Frets: 18837
    edited February 9
    There was something in the news recently about dementia, saying that music you learned between the age of 10 and 30 is laid down in the mind in a way that later things aren’t. In my 54th year, I reckon that’s right. I recently listened to some things I’ve probably not heard in 30 years and was amazed how easily I remembered them.

    I’m sure these are sometimes simply associations with a particularly carefree point in life - but it was interesting how ‘instant’ the connection with the music was.
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 10850
    My fave bands in the late 70s were ELO and Queen. I don't listen to either now really, although both have many great tracks.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 32647
    There was something in the news recently about dementia, saying that music you learned between the age of 10 and 30 is laid down in the mind in a way that later things aren’t. I my 54th year, I reckon that’s right. I recently listened to some things I’ve probably not heard in 30 years and was amazed how easily I remembered them.
    Exactly. Last week I heard a song on the radio that I probably hadn’t listened to since the late 80s - a friend at school had the album it was on - and I knew pretty much the whole song from hearing the first bar.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • BloodEagleBloodEagle Frets: 4076
    edited February 9
    I still listen to and love old thrash metal, I don’t think anything can come close to the music you listened to as a teenager, possibly just because it’s so dear to you and shapes your entire musical outlook
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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1424
    JAYJO said:
    As a nipper im talkiing nippermost nipperest before i was old enough to be allowed to even open the sterogram, the tunes i heard were Yellow submarine and Obla  de obla da and  a huge dollop of Lilly The Pink the pink the pink.

    Ah. Spot on, me too. I hate to say it, but one good thing Jimmy Saville did was host the Old Record Club or whatever it was called - Lily The Pink, Moldy Old Dough, Makin' Love (now then, now then), etc. I was disproportionately affected by Something as a child, it made me cry quite a bit. So did Puff The Magic Dragon though.
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  • BucketBucket Frets: 7606
    edited February 9
    As a wee nipper I used to listen to all my dad's CDs, mainly his compilations of 70s and 80s pop, so I found some weird and wonderful music. The first time I found a band that I felt was "mine" taste-wise was when I discovered Echo Park by Feeder at the age of around seven.

    One of my favourite songs from before that time, though, has to be this. A masterpiece.



    My dad, despite not being a metalhead in the slightest, also introduced me to Guns N' Roses and Metallica and therefore could be blamed for my eventual discovery of Slayer, Pantera, Children of Bodom and so on, and the formation of my teenage music taste.
    - "I'm going to write a very stiff letter. A VERY stiff letter. On cardboard."
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 283
    still love everything I grew up listening to, and my tastes haven't changed, just broadened somewhat once I realised metal wasn't the only type of good music and it was cool to enjoy other stuff too (although metal is still the best, to me). So WASP, Stryper, Crue, Poison, Skid Row, Mr Big etc are still amongst my favourites :)
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  • RobDaviesRobDavies Frets: 1784
    I still listen regularly to everything that I heard/bought when I was a kid.

    Very little music released in the last twenty odd years, does anything for me at all. 
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7167
    As an adolescent I think my main exposure to music was my sister's record collection. Can't say I revisit Puppy Love by Donny Osmond very regularly, although I think I know all the words. 

    The NWOBHM stuff I got into at 15 or so I have regularly revisited although I realise without nostalgia it wouldn't necessarily stand up. 
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 1530
    RobDavies said:
    I still listen regularly to everything that I heard/bought when I was a kid.

    Very little music released in the last twenty odd years, does anything for me at all. 
    I listen to a lot that I listened to when I was 14-21 which spans 1989 to 1996 and included manchester, grunge and the pre-bripop stuff that was actually good.

    I had a listen this week to some stuff I hadn't heard for a while, wonderstuff, being the one that stands out I forgot how much I loved them, a great drinker, welcome to the cheap seats, red berry joy town etc.

    Some stuff you revisit doesn't stand up but its always fun doing it.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 4605
    The NWOBHM stuff I got into at 15 or so I have regularly revisited although I realise without nostalgia it wouldn't necessarily stand up. 
    It's funny though, I can listen to Angel Witch or something and I still think it sounds great, I don't have to make allowances, put my "NWOBHM head" on or anything like that.  At least not consciously.

    But if a band came out now sounding exactly like that I'd probably think they were ridiculous.

    It's a bit like watching old movies from the 1930s and '40s.  It doesn't matter at all that they're tame by modern standards or that the special effects are creaky, they're still great.  But you couldn't make them now in the same way.
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  • furtherfurther Frets: 57
    Is two way family favorites still on the wireless ?
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7167
    Philly_Q said:
    The NWOBHM stuff I got into at 15 or so I have regularly revisited although I realise without nostalgia it wouldn't necessarily stand up. 
    It's funny though, I can listen to Angel Witch or something and I still think it sounds great, I don't have to make allowances, put my "NWOBHM head" on or anything like that.  At least not consciously.

    But if a band came out now sounding exactly like that I'd probably think they were ridiculous.

    It's a bit like watching old movies from the 1930s and '40s.  It doesn't matter at all that they're tame by modern standards or that the special effects are creaky, they're still great.  But you couldn't make them now in the same way.


    I can enjoy it but I wouldn't be grabbing people and say listen to this White Spirit track isn't it amazing. Although I suppose I could play someone a Diamond Head track and say that's who Metallica were trying to be. 

    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • I still listen to a lot of rock/metal stuff from when I was a teenager.

    I tend to prefer more modern pop and electronic music though.
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  • Bucket said:
    The first time I found a band that I felt was "mine" taste-wise was when I discovered Echo Park by Feeder at the age of around seven.
    Echo Park is one of my favourite albums, I still listen to it today.
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 4221
    ICBM said:
    There was something in the news recently about dementia, saying that music you learned between the age of 10 and 30 is laid down in the mind in a way that later things aren’t. I my 54th year, I reckon that’s right. I recently listened to some things I’ve probably not heard in 30 years and was amazed how easily I remembered them.
    Exactly. Last week I heard a song on the radio that I probably hadn’t listened to since the late 80s - a friend at school had the album it was on - and I knew pretty much the whole song from hearing the first bar.
    Right now, as I type.......
    Spotify is awesome!

    Matty Groves, Fairport Convention..
    WOW, I know every word.
    It must be 20 years at least since I played this.
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 373
    I'm sure a lot of folk on here have played the Desert Island Discs game and of course your eight chosen discs change over time, but I have one tune that has always featured on my list and it's the theme from "Thunderbirds".  And if Kirsty forced me to choose just one disc to keep that would be it.   
     
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