― PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:02 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:05 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Ogmor Roundtrouser (Ogmor Roundtrouser), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:18 (7 years ago) Permalink
NINMinistry KMFDMDepeche ModeNew Orderthe CureThey Might be GiantsU2Gang of Four
― -rainbow bum- (-rainbow bum-), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:33 (7 years ago) Permalink
― My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:35 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Ranking Rupert (Ranking Rupert), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:37 (7 years ago) Permalink
Matthew Sweet! The Lemonheads!Weezer -- DGC Rarities / No Alternative -- Frank Black, Pixies, Breeders, Flaming Lips, Smiths, New Order, Beastie Boys, Blur, Helmet
― Kate Silver (Kate Silver), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:42 (7 years ago) Permalink
Not much at *all* -- this was a dry gulch year for me in all respects. 1981-1985 was my pop radio time of fascination, very end of 1987 was when I got a first proper stereo system all for myself (even if a Fisher all-in-one ;-) ) followed by a CD player. I think all I bought this year was Sgt. Pepper's and Red Wave, and the only radio hits I remember from the year with clarity were "Addicted to Love," "Rock Me Amadeus" and of course the Pet Shop Boys. Klymaxx's horribly gloopy "I Miss You" literally made me stop listening to Top 40, I remember that much.
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:45 (7 years ago) Permalink
― BanjoMania (Brilhante), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:46 (7 years ago) Permalink
Black FlagOzzyFearMotley CrueFlipperLed ZeppelinCircle JerksIron MaidenMinor Threat
― darin (darin), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:50 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:03 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Daniel Peterson (polkaholic), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:08 (7 years ago) Permalink
Let's see, I turned 15 in Nov 95, so...
Oasis - Definitely Maybe, What's The Story (oh dear)Blur - Great Escape (oh dear)Supergrass - I Should CocoBlack Grape - It's Great When You're StraightTeenage Fanclub - Grand PrixRadiohead - The BendsREM - Monster, Automatic, New AdventuresManic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
15 was a key year now I think of it. I think the Bends and REM definitely brought me into indie-rock pastures and away from Britpop. And then during summer '96 Dancing In The Street aired, which meant I heard the Velvet Underground for the first time. This, and getting Odelay for my 16th birthday, really opened things up.
― Stew (stew s), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:14 (7 years ago) Permalink
circle jerksdead kennedysbad religioncrassrudimentary penissdyouth brigade7 secondssubhumans (uk)xbuzzcockshusker duspecialsselector8 eyed spyyazbauhausvelvet undergroundwhodinifat boyskurtis blowrun dmcjoy divisionnew orderbronski beatbow wow wowecho & the bunnymenstranglersthe jam
and other stuff. and whatever was on the radio. i turned 16 in october of 84, so some of this stuff i might have been listening to after my 16th birthday. i do remember that i listened to husker du all night ON my 16th birthday, drunk and alone in my dorm room at the bad boy's school that my parents had shipped me away to.
― scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:24 (7 years ago) Permalink
Concrete by 999 (I was inexplicably obsessed...pardon the pun...with this record)Generation X by Generation X....older by a few years, but I bought it at the same time as the 999 recordGive the People What they Want by the KinksJoe's Garage Act I by Frank ZappaThe Number of the Beast by Iron MaidenFire of Unknown Origin by Blue Oyster CultOh No! It's Devo by DevoWild in the Streets by the Circle JerksStukas Over Disneyland by the DickiesTroops of Tomorrow by The ExploitedLet Them Eat Jellybeans by various artists (Alternative Tentacles)Ghost in the Machine by the PoliceRio by Duran Duran
― Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:25 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:25 (7 years ago) Permalink
also, richard hell, the velvet underground, and random punk rock and elephant six-ish indie pop
― matlews, Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:26 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Stew (stew s), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:28 (7 years ago) Permalink
Dark Side of the Moon Pink FloydLive at Fillmore East Brothers and Sisters Eat A Peach Idelwild South Allman Brothers BandHot Rocks Rolling StonesMott All The Young Dudes Mott the HoopleHouses of the Holy Led ZeppelinMarshall Tucker BandAerosmithAlladin Sane David Bowie esp "Panic in Detroit"Live Dates Wishbone AshAmerican Beauty Grateful DeadQuadrophenia The Who
lots of Sly, Spinners and O Jays on AM radio
I remember being slightly obsessed w/the New York Dolls debut but the cover scared me away from buying it!
― m coleman (lovebug starski), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 21:56 (7 years ago) Permalink
My Rush infatuation was just around the corner.
(It's my latent Catholic urge to confess.)
― Ranking Rupert (Ranking Rupert), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 22:14 (7 years ago) Permalink
I meant you (Daniel) did.
― Ranking Rupert (Ranking Rupert), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 22:15 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Telegram Sam, Tuesday, 5 July 2005 22:27 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 23:13 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Ian Riese-Moraine has been xeroxed into a conduit! (Eastern Mantra), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 23:24 (7 years ago) Permalink
I was very into music but was teased for basically having advanced tatses for my age (due to cool parents and sisters)
― Windy Miller, Tuesday, 5 July 2005 23:25 (7 years ago) Permalink
...more or less...
― donut e- (donut), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 23:37 (7 years ago) Permalink
For me, the Smashing Pumpkins had pretty much taken over my life, and I listened to Dark Side of the Moon almost every night before I went to bed. Also, I loved CCR, and didn't know music got much better than Live's Throwing Copper, Dookie, Weezer, and KISS: MTV Unplugged.
― PB, Tuesday, 5 July 2005 23:50 (7 years ago) Permalink
How much of everyone's tastes then was heavily influenced by what was available in the "Alternative" section of those music clubs?
― daria g (daria g), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 00:49 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Ian Riese-Moraine has been xeroxed into a conduit! (Eastern Mantra), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 01:02 (7 years ago) Permalink
oh, man...i could just go on and on. this was right smack at the peak of OCD record/tape buying.
― john'n'chicago, Wednesday, 6 July 2005 01:23 (7 years ago) Permalink
― edd s hurt (ddduncan), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 01:53 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Sami (Sami), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 02:06 (7 years ago) Permalink
― shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 02:09 (7 years ago) Permalink
JapanBauhausthe CureCocteau Twinsthe Waterboys for some reasonthe ChurchEcho & the Bunnymenthe Alarm (arrrrgh! wtf I was obsessed with them)
OK that was embarrasing.
― Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 02:33 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Michael Costello (MichaelCostello1), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 02:37 (7 years ago) Permalink
Later in the same year I was listening to:The Sex PistolsThe RamonesThe ClashBlondieDevo and the next year 1980, well *that* was golden. 16 in 1980, going to ALL the punk/new wave shows....I'll have to wait for the "what were you listening to when you were 16" thread to tell you about that, old coot that I am.
― Orbit (Orbit), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 02:47 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Brian Turner (btwfmu), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 02:52 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Mike Dixn (Mike Dixon), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 03:13 (7 years ago) Permalink
― lyra (lyra), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 03:20 (7 years ago) Permalink
...but it took me a while to own up to the stuff that I didn't WANT to remember...
Hothouse Flowers - Home [was on a weird Celtic kick, their Gaelic song prompted me to try to teach myself Gaelic with aid of a library book, failed miserably as you can imagine]Simple Minds - greatest hits [same Celtic kick. patchy, I know]Pink Floyd - Momentary Lapse Of Reason (ugh. a guy I had a crush on copied it for me. I listened to it all the time while smitten. I still can't listen to it to this day without cringing)The Cream of Eric Clapton (same guy got me into this. but I actually still enjoy Cream, and fuck it, I can predict the tracklisting for this in my sleep!)U2 - Achtung BabyRatcat - I didn't like Blind Love much, but I was still wearing out the Tingles EPTwin Peaks soundtrack (wore this one OUT. Was even given the 'Secret Diary of Laura Palmer' book for my 15th birthday.)
― VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 03:21 (7 years ago) Permalink
― VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 03:23 (7 years ago) Permalink
alice cooper - killer & schools outled zeppelin - III & IVpeter frampton - wind of changeatomic rooster - death walks behind youhumble pie - smokinthe guess who - so long,bannatynethe who - who's nextfleetwood mac - bare treesrory gallagher - rory gallagherdeep purple - machine headcapt. beefheart - clear spot
...i am sure most kids in nanaimo,bc were listening to this stuff save for the beefheart. CKLG-FM used to be a lot more eclectic back then and "lo yo-yo stuff" [which i loved] was on pretty steady rotation back then.
― william (william), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 03:27 (7 years ago) Permalink
Pretty much mainstream, you might say.
― jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 04:14 (7 years ago) Permalink
TECHNO TECHNO TECHNO TECHNO!
And Europop and rap too.
And (*gasp*) The Cranberries and Bangles.
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 04:19 (7 years ago) Permalink
Oh, and it was the year of "Music for the Jilted Generation", that was massive! It made the number one spot on the Finnish charts, the first time (I think) a techno record made such a feat back here, and I remember thinking, "OK, this the beginning of a new era! No more boring rock'n'roll!".
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 04:30 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Leeeeeee (Leee), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 04:32 (7 years ago) Permalink
mighty lemon dropsecho and the bunnymencurenew orderchameleonsthe theforgotten rebelsclashp/i/lultravoxbook of lovebauhauslove and rocketsdepeche modeviolent femmesjesus and mary chainfront 242the cultCFNY (toronto radio station)
― metfigga (metfigga), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 04:41 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 04:50 (7 years ago) Permalink
fuck knows what else. 1977
― mullygrubbr (bulbs), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 04:59 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Wednesday, 6 July 2005 05:32 (7 years ago) Permalink
yeah, i'm cool w all that. it's the kneejerk/class status thing i was talking about. got really sucked into that for a while. honestly, i think it's in my nature to divide up the world that way, but i'm trying to me a bit more open-minded these days.
― Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Fall, the Slits, the Clash, Wire, the Banshees and the Buzzcocks were biggies, as was anything on Rough Trade. Two-Tone. Burgeoning taste in reggae, which was quite tough to find in suburban America, but Linton Kwesi Johnson was a big fave. At 15 or 16, I remember my mother asking what I wanted for Christmas, and I gave her a list of records - from which she bought Wire's "Pink Flag," the Fall's "Early Fall" and the Pop Group's "How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?" albums. I still smile thinking about it, and the pain of waiting to play these on the stereo, which couldn't be done until my grandparents had left! Thanks, mom. Beyond that, nothing too embarrassing, remarkably, though I quite liked a lot of things that are forgotten / dismissed today - the Yachts' "Box 202," Chelsea's "Urban Kids," Henry Badowski's "Baby Sign Here With Me" and many others . . . as well as stuff like the debut Lene Lovich album, which is still pretty fine, but probably too silly to be revived in any way nowadays.
Ages 13 through 16 or so were lonely and odd . . . you can't imagine how much crap you'd get just walking down the street being into "punk rock" at this time, and I didn't even look or dress in punk-style! (I still love that the dismissive remark I'd always get from jocks riding by in a care was always "Devo sucks!" - apparently the sole weirdo-music frame of reference amongst Neanderthals.) In fact, pre-internet suburbia at that time offered few ways to learn much about punk at all - there weren't really any books about it when I got into music, and imported copies of the NME or whatever cost as much as a 7", so guess what I'd buy! Consequently, the idea I had of punk - shared by one other guy, and later two "much older" guys (one year older) - was largely self-invented, and involved things like making attaching resistors and funny looking but tiny electrical parts from Radio Shack to odd parts of our clothes, doing any drug we could find at any time and quite a lot of what today would be considered much more dada or situationist than recognizably punk. By the time I was a senior in high school, "new wave" had become just mainstream enough so that it appealed to the officially "cool" kids, and quite suddenly I was very popular and even looked up to by those who avoided me like the plague just two years earlier.
The early days of punk were great - so many concepts that are common today just didn't exist then - the idea of anything "retro," for instance. Records that weren't big sellers stayed in print for about 18 months and then you never saw them again. A lot of crucial stuff, like the Velvet Underground, was unknown to young music fans with good taste, because their best records had been out of print forever. Being into punk was a heavy choice; more or less one's musical choice was either REO Speedwagon, Styx, Kansas and Foreigner and the dregs of disco or stuff that was *genuinely* upsetting to people. I remember, around 1982, that there were suddenly records that offered kind of a middle path - you didn't have to make that crucial decision to avoid Eddie Money in favor of things that would get you beat up . . . you could listen to Soft Cell or the English Beat or something like that instead.
― crustaceanrebel, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
later two "much older" guys (one year older)
That should read ". . . later two "much older" girls (both one year older) . . . "
― crustaceanrebel, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Reggae was extremely tough to find a long time ago, a crime considering how some American kids followed the British press! I used to like to read articles about reggae.
New wave and r & b.
― โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Bulgarian Tourist Chamber (Mount Cleaners), Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
Don't remember xpost "retro" til maybe late-ish 70s, a fashion thing, re bomber jackets etc--xgau defined it as "nostalgia with a will to power." When was it first applied to music? Anyway, although that was when I finally bought The Velvet Underground & Nico and The Who Sings My Generation--a punk deed, in my mind--after recently buying Nuggets, and in the wake of Patti Smith x Lenny Kaye distilling 60s into their own minimalist art-punk; ditto New York Dolls, folding "Pills," "Stranded In The Jungle" and "Don't You Start Me Talkin'" with their glam-punk originals. I bought new copies of those VU and Who LPs, but yeah, lots of other stuff now taken for granted was hard as hell to find until CDs took off. Sorry bout the boomer bait, but can't resist one more (it wasn't all Anglophilia)
― dow, Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:55 (1 year ago) Permalink