Just proves that I'm good at rooting my self in the subconscious minds of people, haha.
Just proves that I'm good at rooting my self in the subconscious minds of people, haha.
They let me on radio: http://gaberahamlincoln.blogspot.com/
I grew up listening to John Stewart and Shawn Colvin, specificaly around kindergarten. In 3rd grade I had my dad make me a mix CD from Musicmatch Jukebox, which featured Third Eye Blind, Green Day, Thin Lizzy, the Beatles, matchbox twenty, and John Stewart. I listened to that for a long time until I started watching MTV, Fuse, and VH1, where I hit my 3 year Green Day/My Chemical Romance/The Used phase (though I had Hendrix, AC/DC, and Aerosmith mixed in there). I then kind of.. got out of music until sixth grade and seventh grade (where I am now) when I started listening to my parents music (Kenny Loggins, the Beatles, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, the Cars, Dan Fogelberg, Rolling Stones, Clapton, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Little Feat, Van Morrison, Neil Young) and discovering my own here and through last.fm (doom metal, Blue Oyster Cult, Buffalo Springfield, Zappa, the Byrds, the Cure, Alice in Chains, the Doors, Big Star) and my recent reading of many musical books and borrowing of friend's parent's music along with my vinyl collection has brought along some new artists as well (Argent, Sanford & Towsend, Poco, Brewer & Shipley, Steely Dan).
i aint got no blood veins/i just got them four lanes/of hard amarillo highway
I wrote a huge article about this once. But here's a general idea:
Oldies, Pop, Radio Rock (pre-2006) -> Metal in general (2006) -> Alternative, Various (2007-)
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Film/Music Snob Extraordinaire
Phish -> The Turtles -> Dinosaur, Jr. -> The Byrds -> Ratt -> The Monkees - > Manfred Mann
"You're an angel witch, yoooou're an angel witch."
-hit single Angel Witch by the band Angel Witch, from the album Angel Witch.
I think my musical evolution is kinda strange. I listened to some crappy rap and pop when in 1-4th grades. (Europe btw) Then, at 5th grade i found Children of Bodom, and fell in love with that, instantly. One of my first metal bands was also Slipknot. Then, by time i just started to listen to some heavier stuff, and now I enjoy all kinds of metal. My favorite genres are Thrash and Death, and my fav bands are Evile, Metallica, At The Gates and Megadeth. (I was introduced to both Evile and ATG by RB, thrash pack = best pack ever)
i got into music in the 1st grade via my mom's old records, most especially those by the beatles, the carpenters, simon & garfunkel, elvis, and buddy holly... i was 100% fanatical about getting glasses like buddy holly's before school let out that year.
soon afterwards they bought me my own radio so i discovered more modern music, i quickly falling in love with bands like poison, motley crue, talking heads, blondie, and the human league. my first purchased album would come at the beginning of 2nd grade (a poison cassette) and would open the floodgates for a future of music obsession.
by the end of 4th grade i had starting seeing more of my older nephews and my half-brother (who is over 20 years older than me) from louisiana, all of whom had started feeding me mix-tapes, mostly filled with metal. i had already gotten into judas priest, iron maiden, metallica, megadeth, and black sabbath, but i was equally fascinated by the new stuff i was hearing on these mixes (slayer, helloween, celtic frost, mercyful fate, dio, etc.). i still don't have buddy holly glasses at this point.
i stuck mostly with metal for the next year or so until i received a dubbed copy of nirvana's "bleach". i fell in love and immediately starting doubling up on chores so i could send more cash to those who were making me tapes so i could get more...
yes, by the 6th grade i had heard stuff from sonic youth, husker du, mudhoney, tom waits, pixies, and loads more. i didn't like all of it yet, but when "nevermind" dropped later that year i was well on my way to taking a break from all the metal and 80's pop/rock for a while and expanding my tastes in a very big way.
punk rock came slowly for me. i had heard of it, but only had it in my head what it may sound like. i had heard the sex pistols and the clash, but wasn't quite satisfied. i also finally got my hands on the ramones' debut, but wanted something more extreme...
at my first band's first show we played with a bunch of dudes about 5 years older than us, but who we quickly befriended, and these guys were much more knowledgeable about music! during the latter half of 8th grade i was introduced to black & death metal, psych rock, indie/lo-fi, and punk rock that i really felt hit the nail on the head for me (the germs, dead kennedys, minor threat, etc.).
at this point i'd say my mind was opened up completely. it only took a little work through high school to actually get around to discovering other music like jazz, electronic music, world music, and various avant-garde/experimental styles. this was also the time i started looking back at music i wasn't into earlier in my life (hip-hop, country, classical, etc.)
i've still never had buddy holly glasses.
This one's tough. When I was a kid, it was always southern rock and country. I didn't really like it much, though, I begged my parents for "city" music. Cute boy singers were de rigeur in my young childhood, the Cassidy's, Bay City Rollers, Leif Garrett, etc etc, but I also loved Meat Loaf and Kiss (although they scared me a little), but my real love at the time was probably disco.
Then, when I was 10 years old, I heard two songs that forever changed the way I heard music. One was Don't you Want Me Baby by the Human League, and the other was Tainted Love by Soft Cell. Overnight, I stopped listening to "rock" music, and became a wee new waver. I gobbled it all up - Duran Duran, Flock of Seagulls, New Order, Depeche Mode. If it was british and used synthesizers, it was my opium. It stayed this way until my cousin and I formed our first band. His favorite band at the time was suicidal tendencies (which is kinda ****ed up, considering the fact that both of us were pre-teens), and mine was Soft Cell, but the only song that either of us knew how to play on guitar was Smoke on the Water (interesting side note - I didn't actually hear this song until well after I learned to play it). We had an old beat up acoustic guitar with only 3 strings left, and a casio keyboard that had 4 pre-programmed drum beats, and the music was quite crappy, but we loved it so much that both of us became musicians (his band recently broke up after a deal with roadrunner fell through, mine broke up a few years earlier when I decided that my lead singer was an ass).
So after that, the summer of 84, I started listening to a little bit of metal and punk. Judas Priest, ST, Maiden, Def Leppard, Sex Pistols, Crue, etc etc. It didn't last long, because that was the same year that Purple Rain came out, and in order to piss of my racist father I started listening to funk and hip hop like Kool Keith, the Time, Doug E Fresh, Run DMC, Cameo, the Dazz Band, etc, etc. Then came teenage angst. The Cure, Mission UK, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, and Bauhaus took up the tail end of my teenage years (aside from a short phase of thrash metal and punk caused by a skater boyfriend, and an even shorter phase of hippy singer songwriter women). Once I hit adulthood, I stuck with goth, industrial, and rave (with some punk rock and no-wave here and there), and stayed that way until I got tired of the same music and the same people at the clubs. That was 1997, and the Spice Girls came out. While I didn't throw away my black clothes, I started to see music differently, as a way to have fun. I got into Britney and Christina Aguilera a few years later, at first ironically but since I was producing a few bands at the time, the pop polish that those first records had made a huge impact on my production. There's a song that I did for a goth/trip hop band that has a little piece that I ripped directly off of "Stronger" by Britney, and when I told the guitarist that I stole this technique from a teen pop singer, he thought it was the funniest thing he had ever heard.
Nowadays, I pretty much listen to everything, from the my parents' country music, gangsta rap, symphonic metal, goth rock, twee pop, pop-punk, alternative, grunge, progressive rock, hard trance - you name a genre and there's probably a band I like from it.
Right now, I'm not listening to anything.
Does anyone chart anymore? le sigh.
Birth-6th Grade:Music sucks
7th Grade:Queen-->Van Halen/Kiss (I'm still a big fan Queen, Kiss not so much, but I still like some of their stuff).
8th Grade:The Who(Briefly through their hits, John was my inspiration to pick up bass, I like the band quite a lot now).--->Rush(Rush fan forever)!
Freshman:Rush,Yes, The Mars Volta, Black Sabbath, general metal bands, and I start to pick my way through progressive rock.
Sophomore(Current):Anything that comes my way in general, not saying I've had a major expansion persay, but I'm more open than before.
I wish to be a magician of words!
At first I was a classic rock only fan, and I was like that till basically only a year ago. Even then, I knew very little. I liked the Who a lot like 3 songs form band slike Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and I hated the Beatles. Thought they were to soft. I also despised all new stuff. Then, as I made friends with the rockers of my school my tastes grew, along with a few concerts (Rush and Lynyrd Skynyrd) a trip to the Rock N Roll hall of fame, and my brothers expanding musical taste. All of this made me within the last year go from music being just a side note to my life. First I got deeper into oldies, then I got into grunge. Then some metal, and a like of the Beatles followed (from my Social Studies teacher. I bought Number of The Beast and A beatles HIts CD from him). Then a friend got me into Rush even more then ever, I am now a big fan. My bro got me into the Doors, which led more 60's such as Cream, Jefferson Airplane, and Bob Dylan. Dylan led to more Folk Rock of which I now like alot and need lost more of. From Rush I found Prog interesting, and am currently working on more. Bought Fragile and the Yes album, and need some ELP and Zappa from the same friend. The friend AGAIN helped me by getting me int the Offspring, which made me borough some RHCP and Foo Fighters CD's from my bro which i now love. And im still looking for more stuff form all these genres, as I really don't have a lot. So yeah, that was alot, but once I start typing I can't stop!
DLC Wishlist: Green Day, Cream, Sublime, The Doors, Audioslave