Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?

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Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:33:46 PM »
Am I alone in pinpointed this as the moment when we have the awakening moment to music as our own.

For me this is 1992-1996. 

I became aware of U2 with Mysterious Ways at the Little League concession stand one day going up to get a ring pop.  I reckon I had heard Pride in the car years before but it's when I started connecting them as the same band.  By 1996 I was a disciple. HMTMKMKM was the first new U2 music I was there for the inception of as an avid listener. 

What rocked for me was middle school-Junior high was full of some Alt-Rock Classics

- Throwing Copper
- Siamese Dream
- Vs
- Vitalogy
-Superunknown
- Core
- In Utero
- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

So many other flash in the pan bands - Sponge, Toadies, Spacehog.  The radio dial was sooooo good in 1994

Nothing really "tastes"  as good as that youthful coincidence of tunes and age to me
 


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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 05:45:01 PM »
I am lucky enough to have two siblings who are a lot older than me (7 and 14 years older),
and they both loved music...so I was always hearing interesting things...before I even knew what I liked personally. Plus, my folks always played gospel.

I guess Elvis was my first real intro to music...my brother played him a lot. But, once "real" rock hit town...I was hooked.

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 06:05:57 PM »
when i was younger maybe 9-12 <90-92>i remember listening to oldies radio and loved songs like Kokomo, Crocodile Rock, Old Time Rock and Roll, a couple Pink Floyd singles. when i was in 8th grade i discovered the Smashing Pumpkins and alternative music in general. 

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 06:17:45 PM »
About 12 years old for me  - I remember hearing Jan Levoslav Bella – String Quartet No. 2 in C minor.

A real awakening hearing it on my first ever phonograph in 1880 at my 13th birthday party was just mind blowing.


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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 06:28:15 PM »
um, an tha, did you say 1880?

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 06:31:28 PM »
Mine was from 17-20. I had horrible taste in music from 11-15 (think of the worst pop/rock bands on the radio around '99/'00 and that's what I liked  ::)). Fun fact that I've mentioned many times before, but I used to HATE U2 with a passion when I was 12/13. When I was 17 and heard TJT (specifically BTBS) that all changed. Listening to U2 catapulted me into all sorts of other great artists and I stopped listening to crappy pop rock.

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 06:32:28 PM »
um, an tha, did you say 1880?

Ok, ok it was 1860.... ;) ;)

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 06:33:51 PM »
um, an tha, did you say 1880?

Ok, ok it was 1860.... ;) ;)
OH! Well, in that case, you look pretty darn good for your age!

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 08:09:31 PM »
For me when i was 13 i was still listening to the crap on on the pop stations and it was when i was 14 that i actually started my music identity.  started early on with Dylan, Velvet Ungerground, Beastie Boys, U2, Oasis and the Doors and am still getting into bands and artists and discovering older music.  Love the Rat Pack artists and lounge acts and 40's era standards, rockabilly, jazz, etc.  went through a classic rock phase and its not really my music now and have never gotten into hard rock or metal.  was a punk through most of my 20's.  discovered Leonard Cohen way too late- my 30's.  still finding artists i like but it's becoming rare that new artists stand out for me.

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 08:49:02 PM »
I never had an "age of discovery" like what y'all are describing. Music was everywhere in my family's home and in the neighbourhood where I grew up. Between the Latin, country and jazz that my parents had and all the Motown and Brit Invasion stuff my older sibs and neighbor kids had/listened to on the radio, I lived in several musical worlds pretty much from birth.

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 03:46:06 AM »
The first songs I remember hearing on the radio were Video Killed the Radio Star and Cliff Richard’s We Don’t Talk Anymore, which made it 1979 when I was only 6.  I got into listening to the charts in the early 1980s when I used to tape Tommy Vance’s Top 40 Radio 1 show on my tape recorder on Sundays.  The early 1980s are to this day one of my most favourite periods in music.  The first single I bought was Sheena Easton’s For Your Eyes Only in 1981, and my first album was Abba’s Greatest Hits Vol II around the same time.

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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 06:52:15 AM »
The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, Prince, Depeche Mode. These groups accompany me with U2 all my life.
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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 06:54:57 AM »
The first songs I remember hearing on the radio were Video Killed the Radio Star and Cliff Richard’s We Don’t Talk Anymore, which made it 1979 when I was only 6.  I got into listening to the charts in the early 1980s when I used to tape Tommy Vance’s Top 40 Radio 1 show on my tape recorder on Sundays.  The early 1980s are to this day one of my most favourite periods in music.  The first single I bought was Sheena Easton’s For Your Eyes Only in 1981, and my first album was Abba’s Greatest Hits Vol II around the same time.

Sheena Easton? That's not bad.  I think my earliest singles were Supertramp's Breakfast in America, Ramalamadingdong by Rocky Sharpe and the Replays and Annie's Song (the James Galway version).

At 11 my musical journey took in Wham! and later on Bros (eek!) but I do remember Billy Idol, The Cult, The Mission and New Order floated my boat before U2 did.  And strangely, I didn't get into The Smiths back then, who were almost as big as U2 at the time.
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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 10:39:08 AM »
For me 1983 -86. Obviously slap bang in the middle of U2s purple patch br they were neither the first band I noticed nor my first “favorite”.

Others included Dire Straits - love over gold era - Queen of course - Waterboys - Thin Lizzy. Went through a period where I enjoyed good trad-rock acts too


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Re: Your Musical "Age of Discovery" 11-15 years old?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 01:15:56 PM »
The first songs I remember hearing on the radio were Video Killed the Radio Star and Cliff Richard’s We Don’t Talk Anymore, which made it 1979 when I was only 6.  I got into listening to the charts in the early 1980s when I used to tape Tommy Vance’s Top 40 Radio 1 show on my tape recorder on Sundays.  The early 1980s are to this day one of my most favourite periods in music.  The first single I bought was Sheena Easton’s For Your Eyes Only in 1981, and my first album was Abba’s Greatest Hits Vol II around the same time.

Sheena Easton? That's not bad.  I think my earliest singles were Supertramp's Breakfast in America, Ramalamadingdong by Rocky Sharpe and the Replays and Annie's Song (the James Galway version).

At 11 my musical journey took in Wham! and later on Bros (eek!) but I do remember Billy Idol, The Cult, The Mission and New Order floated my boat before U2 did.  And strangely, I didn't get into The Smiths back then, who were almost as big as U2 at the time.

I think Wham! were an excellent pop group!  Bros... we'll leave that one.  As for The Smiths - their stuff seems to get better and better with age.  They split up over 30 years ago and whilst I liked their stuff in the 80s it means even more to me now than it did at the time.  Was listening to "Half A Person" earlier - one brilliant song amongst many the recorded.