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Title: Gateway Musicians
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 02, 2013, 10:16:25 PM
I can remember not being too concerned with music as a child and it wasn't until I was 10 years old or so that I heard the band which would ignite my love for music.  Who was that musician for you, either that turned you on to music in general or to a specific genre?

Nirvana was the band that really got me turned on to music.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Blanko on December 02, 2013, 10:24:46 PM
System of a Down

I no longer listen to it or anything remotely similar, but it was the first band I really "listened" to.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 02, 2013, 10:26:00 PM
I'm the same way with Nirvana, I don't really listen to them or that type anymore.
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Post by: Pete Svarrior on December 02, 2013, 10:26:09 PM
Trans-Siberian Orchestra opened me to... well, music that is not classical. I didn't care much for modern music until I was 16 or so.
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Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 02, 2013, 10:26:57 PM
I'm not sure, but I think AC/DC.
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Post by: Adolf Hipster on December 02, 2013, 10:41:38 PM
System of a Down

I no longer listen to it or anything remotely similar, but it was the first band I really "listened" to.
I used to really like them. I still listen to them from time to time.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Foxbox on December 02, 2013, 11:08:06 PM
System of a Down

I no longer listen to it or anything remotely similar, but it was the first band I really "listened" to.
I used to really like them. I still listen to them from time to time.

I still listen to them a lot.
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Post by: Alchemist21 on December 03, 2013, 12:26:38 AM
Queen got me out of my country-music upbringing.
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Post by: Crudblud on December 03, 2013, 01:16:26 AM
For me it was Primus. I have fond memories of their music, but sadly it sounds better in my head than in my headphones these days.
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Post by: DuckDodgers on December 03, 2013, 01:20:33 AM
Death Cab for Cutie and Avett Brothers were the two bands that really pushed me to the music I listen to nowadays.
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Post by: Snupes on December 03, 2013, 02:17:28 AM
The Legend of Zelda and "Weird Al" Yankovic. :P The Zelda series was my earliest musical love. Up until I was like 15 years old, I literally did not care about music and had no music I cared for...except Zelda music. The game's soundtracks simply enchanted me, possibly because I was so engrossed in the worlds anyway. Then Weird Al, I'm guessing I have him to thank for my "I love everything", too, since listening to all his stuff religiously basically means that I grew up with every single genre equally, from rap to country to electronic music to piano ballads to what-have-you. It wasn't 'til 2010 I started actually caring about music, though, which I have Owl City to thank for (yeah yeah). I dunno, his lyrics just represented the desire to get away from reality into some abstract dream world for me and he reminded me of myself, so I identified with a lot of stuff and just liked the dreamy music. At this point I mostly listened to pop and electronic music.

Sometime in late 2011 was probably when my obsession with music started. That was spurred on by myself when I was getting sick of saying "I don't like x genre" and wondering if I could just shut down my mental barriers and get myself to like things that people tell me "you just don't like it, that's fine, you can't change that". Obviously, it worked. I can't really recall if there was a singular artist that kickstarted it...

65daysofstatic was recommended by a friend and they had the first instrumental music I've ever liked. From there I found Port Blue, which still remains my favourite. I guess my taste was just diversifying as I found myself wanting to know as many artists as possible and experience a massive range of music; I was just really hungry for music, wanting to find more and more and more. That's around the point I started asking friends to recommend things to me, then made a little thread here tentatively asking for people to recommend me stuff, thinking nobody would really care enough to do so. So I've got you guys to thank, to, for giving me tons of pages of music. :]

Anyway, yeah, it sucks that I can't really track which artists made me do what and when very well, but I can very easily say Weird Al and Owl City are the two main reasons I listen to music like I do. And now that Arcade Fire has done the once-per-eon dethroning of my favourite musical artist, I feel confident that my taste is maturing too. I'm feeling less and less satisfied with more simple and generic artists...though I'm not letting that get to my head and getting all pretentious, superior, arrogant and egotistical about my taste. :P

So yeah music and things
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 03, 2013, 02:19:45 AM
The Legend of Zelda and "Weird Al" Yankovic. :P The Zelda series was my earliest musical love. Up until I was like 15 years old, I literally did not care about music and had no music I cared for...except Zelda music. The game's soundtracks simply enchanted me, possibly because I was so engrossed in the worlds anyway. Then Weird Al, I'm guessing I have him to thank for my "I love everything", too, since listening to all his stuff religiously basically means that I grew up with every single genre equally, from rap to country to electronic music to piano ballads to what-have-you. It wasn't 'til 2010 I started actually caring about music, though, which I have Owl City to thank for (yeah yeah). I dunno, his lyrics just represented the desire to get away from reality into some abstract dream world for me and he reminded me of myself, so I identified with a lot of stuff and just liked the dreamy music. At this point I mostly listened to pop and electronic music.

Sometime in late 2011 was probably when my obsession with music started. That was spurred on by myself when I was getting sick of saying "I don't like x genre" and wondering if I could just shut down my mental barriers and get myself to like things that people tell me "you just don't like it, that's fine, you can't change that". Obviously, it worked. I can't really recall if there was a singular artist that kickstarted it...

65daysofstatic was recommended by a friend and they had the first instrumental music I've ever liked. From there I found Port Blue, which still remains my favourite. I guess my taste was just diversifying as I found myself wanting to know as many artists as possible and experience a massive range of music; I was just really hungry for music, wanting to find more and more and more. That's around the point I started asking friends to recommend things to me, then made a little thread here tentatively asking for people to recommend me stuff, thinking nobody would really care enough to do so. So I've got you guys to thank, to, for giving me tons of pages of music. :]

Anyway, yeah, it sucks that I can't really track which artists made me do what and when very well, but I can very easily say Weird Al and Owl City are the two main reasons I listen to music like I do. And now that Arcade Fire has done the once-per-eon dethroning of my favourite musical artist, I feel confident that my taste is maturing too. I'm feeling less and less satisfied with more simple and generic artists...though I'm not letting that get to my head and getting all pretentious, superior, arrogant and egotistical about my taste. :P

So yeah music and things

Do you have a gateway dadrock musician/band?
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Snupes on December 03, 2013, 02:25:54 AM
Ooh, good question...hmm...actually, yes! Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Doors. CCR someone here recommended and I listened to them with a very "okay...here comes old dadrock stuff :[" mindset...and ended up loving them. I was kinda skeptical, but when I loved the next album of theirs recommended, I started second guessing myself, then when I heard The Doors' eponymous album it really pushed me into the "huh, maybe age has nothing to do with quality after all" train of thought. It still took some beating down with more recommendations on the list, and I think "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was the one that finally put it in its grave, 'cause that album was a masterpiece. So CCR, The Doors and The Beatles triple-teamed my disdain for dadrock, I think. :D
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Vindictus on December 03, 2013, 02:35:00 AM
Queen got me out of my country-music upbringing.

Me too, I also used to listen to a lot of Billy Joel.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: beardo on December 03, 2013, 05:30:34 AM
SCOOTER

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/40/Scooter_-_No_Time_To_Chill_album_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: DuckDodgers on December 03, 2013, 05:32:39 AM
CCR is a great dadrock break in band.  I think they may have been my dadrock gateway band too.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Rama Set on December 03, 2013, 12:38:38 PM
Faith No More
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Post by: jroa on December 06, 2013, 10:05:50 AM
Faith No More
lol, but seriously. 
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: jroa on December 06, 2013, 10:08:08 AM
Metallica, Pantera, and Slayer, amongst others. 
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on December 06, 2013, 11:56:13 AM
Muse for me. Absolution was the first album I ever bought with my own money. Needless to say it blew my mind.

Because of my early love for Muse, it upsets me now when I hear their modern hip-hop-y stuff.
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Post by: EnigmaZV on December 06, 2013, 10:00:31 PM
I can't really say. I've always embraced all sorts of music, probably because my parents listened to a variety of music while I was growing up.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Rama Set on December 07, 2013, 12:25:56 AM
Faith No More
lol, but seriously. 

You've probably only listened to their first album with Mike Patton. The one with "Epic" on it. It's all good. Let me know if you want to hear any of their other stuff.

I will also add Salt'n'Pepa to this. They rocked my world in grade 5.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Roundy on December 07, 2013, 05:01:27 AM
My life changed when I first heard "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed.  It sparked an interest in classic rock that has informed my taste in music to this day. 

Guns n Roses, Metallica, and Van Halen (their early stuff, with David Lee Roth) probably deserve joint credit in getting me interested in heavy rock music.  Van Halen more than the others I guess because I heard them first, but GnR and Metallica deserve mentioning because they were the first hard rock/metal groups I ever really got into.

Without The Clash's London Calling I may never have gotten over my opinion of punk music as nothing more than repetitive and amateurish; I now consider it my favorite genre of music.  Moby's Play led to a similar epiphany regarding the merits of electronic music.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: jroa on December 07, 2013, 08:05:17 AM
Faith No More
lol, but seriously. 

You've probably only listened to their first album with Mike Patton. The one with "Epic" on it. It's all good. Let me know if you want to hear any of their other stuff.

I will also add Salt'n'Pepa to this. They rocked my world in grade 5.
No, they fucked up a Metallica concert for me.  Thanks a lot, Talent No Moar. 
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Rama Set on December 07, 2013, 01:34:01 PM
Faith No More
lol, but seriously. 

You've probably only listened to their first album with Mike Patton. The one with "Epic" on it. It's all good. Let me know if you want to hear any of their other stuff.

I will also add Salt'n'Pepa to this. They rocked my world in grade 5.
No, they fucked up a Metallica concert for me.  Thanks a lot, Talent No Moar. 

Oh geez, you are judging them on the sound levels when they were opening for another band?  That's not really a good way to see a band. I have seen some brilliant love musicians who sounded awful when opening.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: jroa on December 07, 2013, 03:20:25 PM
I believe it was the Justice tour around 89, maybe a little later.  Talent no Moar sucked so bad that I was praying for Metallica to come on stage. 
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Roundy on December 07, 2013, 06:43:35 PM
Danzig ruined a Metallica concert for me once.  >:(
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Post by: Rama Set on December 07, 2013, 06:56:59 PM
I believe it was the Justice tour around 89, maybe a little later.  Talent no Moar sucked so bad that I was praying for Metallica to come on stage. 

Thanks for repeating yourself and adding the year in. It totally changed my mind!  Anyway, I was right, you only heard Faith No more when Mike Patton was not in control. Different band subsequent to "The Real Thing". You should check it out, unless you are really attached to 1989.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 07, 2013, 07:10:48 PM
I believe it was the Justice tour around 89, maybe a little later.  Talent no Moar sucked so bad that I was praying for Metallica to come on stage. 

Thanks for repeating yourself and adding the year in. It totally changed my mind!  Anyway, I was right, you only heard Faith No more when Mike Patton was not in control. Different band subsequent to "The Real Thing". You should check it out, unless you are really attached to 1989.

You sound buttfrustrated.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 07, 2013, 08:30:48 PM
Foo Fighters.

There goes my hero...
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Rama Set on December 07, 2013, 09:00:31 PM
I believe it was the Justice tour around 89, maybe a little later.  Talent no Moar sucked so bad that I was praying for Metallica to come on stage. 

Thanks for repeating yourself and adding the year in. It totally changed my mind!  Anyway, I was right, you only heard Faith No more when Mike Patton was not in control. Different band subsequent to "The Real Thing". You should check it out, unless you are really attached to 1989.

You sound buttfrustrated.

You can tell??
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Blanko on December 08, 2013, 12:25:49 AM
Metallica ruined a Metallica concert for me.
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Post by: beardo on December 08, 2013, 12:30:25 AM
Metallica ruined Metallica for me.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Blanko on December 08, 2013, 12:33:33 AM
Metallica sucks.
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Post by: Roundy on December 08, 2013, 12:47:46 AM
Metallica sucks.

Irrelevant.
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Post by: beardo on December 08, 2013, 12:55:29 AM
Kill 'em all is the only good Metallica album.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 08, 2013, 04:30:28 AM
I do not personally care for Metallica, but I would never be so bold as to claim that that makes them a bad band.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 24, 2013, 05:57:40 AM
Without The Clash's London Calling I may never have gotten over my opinion of punk music as nothing more than repetitive and amateurish; I now consider it my favorite genre of music.

London Calling is arguably more post-punk than punk itself.  I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I think it refers to the music being somewhat more complex and varied in its influences than traditional punk.
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Post by: Roundy on December 24, 2013, 06:05:12 AM
Without The Clash's London Calling I may never have gotten over my opinion of punk music as nothing more than repetitive and amateurish; I now consider it my favorite genre of music.

London Calling is arguably more post-punk than punk itself.  I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I think it refers to the music being somewhat more complex and varied in its influences than traditional punk.

I can understand that, but if that's a thing it must be a relatively new one.  I've always heard it referred to as punk.
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Post by: Blanko on December 24, 2013, 06:08:06 AM
Without The Clash's London Calling I may never have gotten over my opinion of punk music as nothing more than repetitive and amateurish; I now consider it my favorite genre of music.

London Calling is arguably more post-punk than punk itself.  I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I think it refers to the music being somewhat more complex and varied in its influences than traditional punk.

So, who's arguing that then?
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Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 24, 2013, 06:23:17 AM
Without The Clash's London Calling I may never have gotten over my opinion of punk music as nothing more than repetitive and amateurish; I now consider it my favorite genre of music.

London Calling is arguably more post-punk than punk itself.  I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I think it refers to the music being somewhat more complex and varied in its influences than traditional punk.

So, who's arguing that then?

Michael Jackson, of course.
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Post by: Tintagel on December 24, 2013, 12:57:20 PM
Led Zeppelin.  Physical Graffiti.

Also, The Who.  Quadrophenia.
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Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 25, 2013, 09:25:39 PM
Without The Clash's London Calling I may never have gotten over my opinion of punk music as nothing more than repetitive and amateurish; I now consider it my favorite genre of music.

London Calling is arguably more post-punk than punk itself.  I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I think it refers to the music being somewhat more complex and varied in its influences than traditional punk.

I can understand that, but if that's a thing it must be a relatively new one.  I've always heard it referred to as punk.

Of course you have.  Philistine.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Ghost of V on June 04, 2014, 12:37:13 AM
The Smiths


bump
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Post by: Eddy Baby on June 04, 2014, 09:21:13 AM
Never really listened to music until I was about 11, when a friend of my mum's gave me a burn of Queen's Greatest Hits and David Bowie's Singles. Those two CDs were all I listened to for about a year. Then when I used to go and stay at my dad's place, he'd give me tapes to listen to, which I did from start to finish pretty much every night I was there. One tape had Metallica's S&M on, another had Pearl Jam's Ten on one side and Counting Crows' August and Everything After on the other. I didn't really 'get' Counting Crows at the time (not sure how, it's just pop basically), so I just listened to Metallica, culminating in me buying my first ever CD, Master of Puppets.
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Post by: Parsifal on June 04, 2014, 12:01:33 PM
I no longer listen to it or anything remotely similar, but it was the first band I really "listened" to.

Same for me, but the band was Pink Floyd. I got into it largely due to an English teacher I had who was really big on them. The first time I ever listened to The Dark Side of the Moon in 2005 changed me forever.

Pink Floyd was not only my first "proper" introduction to music, but paved the way for discovering online communities as well. I joined the Pink Floyd Online forum in late-ish 2005, which ultimately resulted in me meeting the people who introduced me to FES. So really, you have The Dark Side of the Moon to thank for this forum's existence.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Saddam Hussein on June 04, 2014, 12:15:57 PM
I no longer listen to it or anything remotely similar, but it was the first band I really "listened" to.

Same for me, but the band was Pink Floyd. I got into it largely due to an English teacher I had who was really big on them. The first time I ever listened to The Dark Side of the Moon in 2005 changed me forever.

Pink Floyd was not only my first "proper" introduction to music, but paved the way for discovering online communities as well. I joined the Pink Floyd Online forum in late-ish 2005, which ultimately resulted in me meeting the people who introduced me to FES. So really, you have The Dark Side of the Moon to thank for this forum's existence.

And then you got banned from that website for haxx0ring it.
Title: Re: Gateway Musicians
Post by: Ghost of V on June 04, 2014, 04:39:58 PM
Never really listened to music until I was about 11, when a friend of my mum's gave me a burn of Queen's Greatest Hits and David Bowie's Singles. Those two CDs were all I listened to for about a year. Then when I used to go and stay at my dad's place, he'd give me tapes to listen to, which I did from start to finish pretty much every night I was there. One tape had Metallica's S&M on, another had Pearl Jam's Ten on one side and Counting Crows' August and Everything After on the other. I didn't really 'get' Counting Crows at the time (not sure how, it's just pop basically), so I just listened to Metallica, culminating in me buying my first ever CD, Master of Puppets.

What's your favorite Bowie song? He's one of my favorite musicians.
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Post by: Eddy Baby on June 04, 2014, 05:35:07 PM
I'm not a huge fan any more, but I'd have to say either Suffragette City or John, I'm Only Dancing.

(This version, where you can actually hear the vocals):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ1654KEkrc
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Post by: Ghost of V on June 04, 2014, 05:44:12 PM
That's a great song. I like his cocaine phase a good bit, Thin White Duke.

I like this song a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoDamvrfUbQ

Queen Bitch is an awesome song too... But I doubt I'd ever be able to pick a favorite. Station to Station is probably his most engaging album, at least to me.
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Post by: fappenhosen on June 04, 2014, 10:50:35 PM
Legs And Co.
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Post by: Rama Set on June 04, 2014, 10:56:46 PM
Bootsty Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjvahTLeHxQ

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Post by: Snupes on June 05, 2014, 09:19:41 PM
I like this song a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoDamvrfUbQ

Low is an awesome album in general.