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only1billybonds 8:02 Wed Aug 1
The music of your youth.
What did you 'cut your teeth' to when it comes to music? I was talking to my birds daughtet (24 and no) and i was saying where she grew up with Bieber, Marrs,Beyomce etc i was getting my thrills lustening to Led Zep,the Who, Bowie (ziggy era) and many others. I know every generation has its idols but i really do think my lot (50 plus) really did get the very best.

Feel free to disagree kids.

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Joe C 8:05 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
In fact that list doesn’t even scratch the surface, as I’m forgetting Bowie, Queen, Elvis (nan and grandad) etc. Could be here all day

Joe C 8:04 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
*Springsteen

Joe C 8:03 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Born in ‘78 and was brought up on Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, The Clash, Bruce Spingsteen, Aerosmith, R.E.M, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon, Bob Dillion, Neil Young, Paul Young etc

Basically the stuff I still listen to know predominantly, plus the grunge stuff from my teenage years - still go and see Pearl Jam play whenever they tour etc

Swiss. 7:34 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Sade

violator 7:16 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
It was punk and new wave first for me, Pistols, Stranglers, X Ray Spex then Blondie and PiL...then as we moved to the 80's it was into two tone, adam and the ants...then I heard the synthesiser, and from that point onwards that's all I was interested in, plus a sprinkiling of Talk Talk, TFF, Big Country etc etc

only1billybonds 7:16 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
I think there are a couple of major differences in the game these days. Firstly, the 'stars' themselves just dont seem to have that star quality in the way Bowie,Bolan,Hendrix etc had it. Maybe its because nothing shocks anymore,all the good drink/drugs/sex scandals were told a couple of generations ago.

Then theres the whole 'mystery' aspect. There isnt any in this social media/techno world we live in. The main reason i loved the music press so much wasthat it was the only real place you got any acsess to your favourite bands whether it was photo's or interviews or just gossip and rumour. All very different today.

Claret Badger 6:51 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Russ Abbott was a member of the Black Abbotts

Far Cough 6:07 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Russ Ballard was a member of the Roulettes

Far Cough 6:01 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
First 45" single I bought was Adam Faith and the Roulettes - The First Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoJYViD-i9w

Gazza_AZ 5:34 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Like many over 50 - I know we had the best era...

First Single bought - Pilot January
First Album bought - Gary Glitter (liked the drums)

First Concert - Siouxsie and the Banshees

Local Bands followed : Siouxsie , Adam and the Ants , Art Squad,

I ran the college radio station and got a press pass that got me into any concert that I wanted to go to... Didnt get to use it as much as I wanted - but I still averaged 2 concerts a week. Some were local bands and some where bands that we had brought to college (Hatfield Polytechnic used to do "Rock goes to College" - until they tried inviting the Police , the Jam, and the Specials to the same gig).
We had the Eurythmics the week they first reached number one in the charts with "Sweet Dreams". That got us some better bookings

Getting into concerts in town were sweet.
Memorable concerts
LiveAid (Mercury steals show)
U2
Violent Femmes
The Clash
Tom Tom Club (closest I have come to seeing Talking Heads)
New Order
Sisters of Mercy
Motorhead (not my cup of tea - but awesome show)


Interviewed the Smiths, Eurythmics, Yazoo, New Model Army (a very intense interview), Flock of Seagulls (meh), Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode et al...

I still love 80s music, and have a very varied taste in music. I have 5 go to stations on Pandora

1) REM - Losing my Religion
2) Art of Noise
3) Sting
4) Talking Heads
5) David Bowie

these stations seem to have most of my favorite bands covered.

Rediscovered some lesser known bands from the time
Red Guitars
Haircut 100
Cocteau Twins
Modern English

Anyone else got some older lesser known bands...

cornish 5:14 Thu Aug 2
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Rolling stones,wizard,Bachman Turner overdrive,ten years after,black Sabbath,Beatles,Motown,Moody blues etc etc etc.

Hermit Road 5:03 Thu Aug 2
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Musical Youth were the music of my youth.

torino hammer 4:47 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Early seventies T.rex, Slade and Jackson 5
then Free, Stones. Van Morrison and Otis and Blues
then The Clash, Sex pistols The Jam, Elvis Costello, Graham Parker and Reggae

Ever since some singer songwriters. Americana alt country and Jazz with lots unmentioned greats throughout these eras too... but …

Modern digital pop such as So and so featuring so and so unfortunately doesn't resonate....

Claret Badger 4:46 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
NEW MUSIC IS THE BEST

Pi Alpha Nu 4:09 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Slade, Sweet, T Rex and others like that.
That then got me into AC/DC, Motorhead, Lizzy, Saxon, Quo, Sabbath UFO, Maiden and many other bands. Still listen to it now.
Wouldn't like to be a kid now the music that's around now is fucking shit.

Bostick Pockets 3:25 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Cockney Rejects, Sham 69, The Ruts, Killing Joke, The Jam, Purple Hearts, Specials, Prince Buster, Judge Dread, Fatback Band, James Brown etc

orwells tragedy 2:50 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
only1billybonds 8:02 Wed Aug 1

FACT

eusebiovic 2:48 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
To anybody familiar with Stoke Newington what was the name of that gig venue and after hours bar just past the train station on Stamford Hill?

It's not an old pub or music hall...just an old shop which is narrow and extends quite far inside.

It's called the Mascara Bar these days but it had many different names before and I can't remember what they were.

Anyone?

Far Cough 1:52 Thu Aug 2
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Hahaha, Susan was a babe though

terry-h 1:42 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
Far Cough 8:09
You seem to have omitted Susan 'I wanna be Far Cough's girl' Maughan.

Loafer 1:37 Thu Aug 2
Re: The music of your youth.
NS - I wouldn't know who is in the Hot Rods now to be honest. In the early days I got to know a few of them from following them around and a little bit later on when Dave Higgs ran a rehearsal studio on the Rock. Southend had a great scene in the 70's and everyone knew everyone and the bands swapped members constantly.

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