Favourite bands past and present

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seeds started the topic in Monday, 14 Mar 2022 at 9:58pm

Indo got me thinking the other day about this after mentioning he was into rap and hip hop as a young fella.
- what was the first song you liked?

- what bands were you into up to the age of 18.

- did your parents hate it? What did they listen to?

- when you started going out did your musical tastes change?

- what do you listen to now? Changed tastes? Still a diehard? Do you revisit your teen years?

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seeds Monday, 14 Mar 2022 at 10:24pm

Myself
First song I remember loving was My Sharona by The Knack
Teen years I was mad into American rap
Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Run Dmc, 2livecrew LLCoolj then NWA IceT when gangster rap came about.
Parents hated it. Mum didn’t listen to music and dad was into classical.
Same time my brother was into metal. Maiden Judas Metallica Megadeth
Left home then into The Oils and Screaming Jets briefly. Gunners Motley and then all things “grunge” and 60’s 70’s rock.
Saw Buzz and the Blues Band mid nineties and was hooked on blues.
Mojo Webb is still awesome
Now still listen to everything. Love revisiting my teen years. Also early Metallica and Megadeth
Thanks to whoever put up Soggy and Boing Boing. Loving anything new.
Ps list is far from exhaustive too many to bring to mind.

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seeds Monday, 14 Mar 2022 at 10:33pm

Maybe should add this
Best gig ever?
Helmet at Livid Festival at Davies Park Brisbane.
2 Bevis and Buttheads and a big top tent flapping it’s beautiful butterfly wings over heavy riffs. Was all time

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wax24 Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:16am

First music that made an impact was my Mom's stuff (she'd blast it while doing household chores while i "took a nap"). That'd be Elton John, Linda Rondstadt, Jim Croce.. things like that.
Music i found for myself as a teen.. Rush, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, AC/DC, things like that.
As an adult my tastes run the gamut. I like it all when it'd done well.
But my very fave (and will remain so) is Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Early stuff is preferred but i like it all.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:30am

Nice waxxy two dozen
Rush now that’s a band that I never got in to. Saw a doco on them you probably now it. Bit of an underground popular band hey. What’s your best gig ever?

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zenagain Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 9:56am

When I was a little fella I was right into ABBA and I guess after that would probably be Kiss and through my early teens Duran Duran then the usual grunge, techno, chill phases always interspersed with pop and rock. Mum loved pop and disco as do I to this day and I thank my dad for sowing the seeds of a deep love of classical which, reinforced by my wife I carry through to the present.

Best gig? Maybe Midnight Oil at the Sydney Entertainment Centre which was the first concert I could go to unsupervised with my mates. Or, either Nirvana at Fishoes on the Goldy or the first Big Day Out on the Goldy.

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:30am

Kiss was the first band i loved when i was 5 or 6 and first album i got was Dynasty i listened to it quite a bit mostly the A side with "I was made for lovin you baby", but really it was all the visuals that i liked, the makeup, costumes, their names, how it was written, i remember getting the show bags complete with fake blood capsule and mum would do our faces up i was always Gene my sister Ace. (Mum and sister was right into Abba and Village people)

I personally can't listen to Kiss anymore.

Then next music i remember enjoying was some of the stuff that was played at the Roller Skating rink we would hit every Saturday morning, I remember lots of new wave type stuff like Seeds said The Knack, Devo, The Cure(boys dont cry), Adam & the ants, B52s, The Cars and lots of one hit wonders and i guess they played top 40 stuff from the time, didn't have the albums but loved a lot of the songs.

Then it was all rap/hip hop, my older mates somehow got there hands on all this obscure stuff that i don't even know what a lot of it is now just mixed tapes and soundtracks from Break dance & Beat street movies, and my mate had this boom box and we would walk around carrying it blasting out tunes with punk gloves on etc thinking we were like the dudes in America or hang in these big drains under the railways line with music blaring (friend had rechargeable batteries but still wouldn't last long), sometimes we would go up to this neighbourhood that was all Greek/Italian/Lebanese who were also right into it all and have real lame break competitions thinking we were

I remember Grandmaster flash's The message and Herbie Hancocks-Rockit were my favs (i still like them songs)

Funny thing is for some reason Beach Crew clothing became our go too, with addias white shoes, i think we liked the Beach crew stuff because of the writing and also being hoodies, and even though we lived inland at the time there was a surf shop "Bondi's surf and sail" but they also had skateboards which we got into, the music then got heavier Run DMC, Beaste Boys, a little Ice Cube, Public Enemy etc

Mates were getting into a bit of hardcore/punk though, through Skate videos and mags like Thrasher (Way before peoples started wearing the T-shirts as some cool thing)I liked a few odd songs but still preferred Rap at that stage.

Then we moved to the coast and i also started surfing it was stuff from Surf vids like Hunters & collectors, Hoodoo Gurus, The Radiators, Painters & Dockers, Celibate Rifles, but stuff like Rifles we would have to order via record shop and, sometimes takes weeks to get in

The Oils were my favourite after Kiss the band i really got into, although for the Oils it was more about the music..

Then i remember a mate introducing me to Goo by Sonic youth and it blew me away, and then off course Nirvana hit, i remember around this time we would tape late night rage and go through the tape the next morning, found a lot of cool bands that way.

That summer I came back over to Vic for summer Holidays and listened to RRR & 3PBS non stop and taped anything and everything i could to take back to Tassie.

My parents had pretty shittys taste in music other than The Beatles & i do remember Pink Floyd brick in the wall album and off course they hated my music and when they got religious it was pretty much tapes from friends as wouldn't buy me anything.

When i was about 16 to 18 my mates parents had big parties and we had our young crew there and they played all the classics like Jimi, Bob Marley, Clapton, The Doors, Led Zep, Creedence, Stones etc, so we all kind of got into that stuff as well.

My fav bands are still a lot of that 90s more Indie stuff, Sonic Youth, Dino Jr, Super Chunk, Pavement, Sebadoh, Archers of Loaf, then Kyuss, Q.O.S.A (early albums) At the Drive in

Also a lot of Aussie 90s stuff early Magic Dirt, Tumbleweed, Sandpit The Meanies, Cosmic psychos, Celibate Riffles etc.

Im basically stuck in the 90s musically with odd trips to the 60,70,80s and the odd post 90s stuff, even now music i enjoy that i discover is more stuff i didnt get or know about in the 90s

Other type's of music i can only handle in small amounts when the mode suits.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:27am

Nice. I heard that Nirvana gig went off.
You’re a better man than me Zen with your love of classical. Just can’t do it. Jazz also.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:44am

Hey indo real similar tastes to me. I loved Beat Street movie as a teen. Funny you mention Goo also. Was what got me into Sonic Youth and have been giving them a revisit just this last week over a few beers and YouTube.

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:34am
seeds wrote:

Maybe should add this
Best gig ever?
Helmet at Livid Festival at Davies Park Brisbane.
2 Bevis and Buttheads and a big top tent flapping it’s beautiful butterfly wings over heavy riffs. Was all time

I was at that one awesome day, i saw Helmet but wasn't really into them only knew the odd song, highlights for me where Superchunk & Tumbeweeds set that went crazy.

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:39am

BTW. Have you seen this "Helmet live at Livid Festival Brisbane, 1994"
https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/programs/live-at-the-wireless-on-double-j...

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:43am

Best day alright. Tumbleweed always went off. Was a good small size festival when still at Davies Park.

No I haven’t seen that. Sound quality pretty good. Love to see footage though

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chook Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:54am

seeds....that rush doco is really good. the one about Getty Lee, right?
another great music doco is "oil city confidential" about dr feel good.

I left home at 15 so I could see bands in inner city Sydney. pretty much went out seven nights a week and saw all the punks and post bands of the time... midnight oil playing to a handful of people, the birthday party, gun club, the clash, Lou reed, the cramps, go betweens, scientists, lime spiders, the church, PIL, the slug fkers, the reels, souixsie and the banshees, the fall, the saints, the laughing clowns, the damned, radio Birdman, the troggs, link wray, the hard ons, the Rooty hill marching band and hundreds more.

this isn't going to be a popular call on SW, but all those gigs pale in comparison to the early days of house music when I moved to new york.

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zenagain Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 10:55am

Cool write up above Indo.

You dig your tunes for sure.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 11:01am

@ chook House music? Bit of a change. What was it you liked? Music? The scene? Pingas? All of the above?
I’ll give that Oil City Confidential a go if I can find it

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 11:12am
indo-dreaming wrote:
seeds wrote:

Maybe should add this
Best gig ever?
Helmet at Livid Festival at Davies Park Brisbane.
2 Bevis and Buttheads and a big top tent flapping it’s beautiful butterfly wings over heavy riffs. Was all time

I was at that one awesome day, i saw Helmet but wasn't really into them only knew the odd song, highlights for me where Superchunk & Tumbeweeds set that went crazy.

Shit it actually slipped my mind but Beastie Boys headlined that day. Being a big fan only a few years earlier I was surprised that I just couldn’t get into it.
Did you hang around to see them? Thoughts?

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 11:49am
seeds wrote:
indo-dreaming wrote:
seeds wrote:

Maybe should add this
Best gig ever?
Helmet at Livid Festival at Davies Park Brisbane.
2 Bevis and Buttheads and a big top tent flapping it’s beautiful butterfly wings over heavy riffs. Was all time

I was at that one awesome day, i saw Helmet but wasn't really into them only knew the odd song, highlights for me where Superchunk & Tumbeweeds set that went crazy.

Shit it actually slipped my mind but Beastie Boys headlined that day. Being a big fan only a few years earlier I was surprised that I just couldn’t get into it.
Did you hang around to see them? Thoughts?

I did see them but i was kind of in a different mind space by then and found rap/hip hop even the Beasties kinda cringey at the time and my previous love of the music embarrassing, and i don't think they played much from the album i got into as kid (Licenced to Ill) so would have only known a few songs.

I can still picture them up there and a short snippet of the sound, but i was also pretty drunk by then, crashed in our Kombi parked out side that we were living in for a few months while traveling.

Was the prefect venue and perfect sized crowd though when at Davies park and was only my second festival, so still exciting.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 11:56am

Yeah mate I was in a psychedelic wonder land and after the brain explosion of Helmet it was meh! Same a few years later seeing Public Enemy at Livid at the Ekka grounds. Still love revisiting those groups but I don’t think hip hop translates well to the big stage

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simsurf Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 11:58am
indo-dreaming wrote:
seeds wrote:

Maybe should add this
Best gig ever?
Helmet at Livid Festival at Davies Park Brisbane.
2 Bevis and Buttheads and a big top tent flapping it’s beautiful butterfly wings over heavy riffs. Was all time

I was at that one awesome day, i saw Helmet but wasn't really into them only knew the odd song, highlights for me where Superchunk & Tumbeweeds set that went crazy.

I was there, won tickets, don't remember much though unfortunately.

Add You am I to the list of epic aussie 90's bands. Glorious time. Could still go out any night of the week and find live music in every pub.

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Constance B Gibson Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:10pm

Oi Chook, you out there? Give us the inside skinny on that early NY house scene (How early? Mid decade? Earlier?) I for one am interested.

Save us from the 90s 'lamestream'! Zzzzzzzzzzzz

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chook Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:18pm
seeds wrote:

@ chook House music? Bit of a change. What was it you liked? Music? The scene? Pingas? All of the above?
I’ll give that Oil City Confidential a go if I can find it

there was plenty of e. but unlike England and Australia at the time, there wasn't one drug or style of music that dominated. every party and club had a group of dealers on the corner selling cocaine, lsd, e, ketamine, mushrooms, weed and angel dust/pcp.

lots of small clubs, pitch back except for maybe one blue light, rammed full, with enormous purpose built sound systems and a crowd that ranged from middle aged people who'd been dancing since the days of disco to tough-assed 15yo street kids. and very eclectic music -- things like talking heads "once in a life time" got a play most nights.
there was a sense that you were at the best place to be on earth at that very moment and every one else in the room shared that feeling.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:24pm

From what I read NY was always a bit darker (not literally)through the decades. Sounds up my ally back then.
You mention Talking Heads so wasn’t really a musical genre? More like a debauched underground funfest? House parties. Give us some sticky icky stories!!

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zenagain Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:25pm

Ha ha! I love you man. No I do, I really love you man.

That would have been awesome Chook.

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stunet Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:38pm

Then:

Kiss
Midnight Oil
Ramones

Showing some interest, I was fortunate to have two cousins, one from each side of the family, who'd dived into their respective subcultures and were prepared to have a sidekick follow along. So, early forays into the Sydney pub scene on one hand - Feedtime, Rifles, Hummingbirds etc etc - and from '89 - year 12 - also delving into the early rave scene as that cousin had fallen in with the English promoters who split seasons between there and here.

Walked into two subcultures I had no idea existed.

Also, from the age of 14 I was a part-time dogsbody in a pie shop, the older employees willing to give me lifts, ply drugs, and fake ID if I needed it to get into the Evil Star, Trade Union Club, et al, for The Johnnys, Lubricated Goat, Box The Jesuit, Thug, and other bands on Phantom and Black Eye Records. Gave me some currency and knowledge to navigate that world. Very thankful for that.

Found my own groove with Waterfront Records and what I guess is the 80's US hardcore sound, but over time took many diversions to various genres and times and places, the BPMs generally slowing, lyrics more significant, and the drugs less so.

Now:

Radio National.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:50pm

Haha true that good old auntie
Actually care to expand on American Hardcore. What bands? After getting into Rollins and his merry men backtracked to Blag Flag and found Bad Brains. Ever see that doco ‘A Band Called Death’

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icandig Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:55pm

Growing up in the pub rock era....truly blessed. Such great times. So few memories - all a blur now. Here's some that stand out. Mark Seymour stopping a gig because people dared to mosh at his show. Doc Neeson jumping boots first into a brawling crowd with mic - not missing a beat. Stoned floating 3 foot above the ground as we approached TISM sporting giant condoms on their head. Chrissie Amphlett so off her guts sang maybe 2 songs before cancelling the gig. Motorhead riot at the PIT in Palmy. (must admit I wasn't inside, but the excitement of someone plonking a stubby at Lemmy and the subsequent happenings excited the locals for a while). Best gig(s) ever? Midnight Oil @ the Lyric in Geelong. Grinspoon at the 13th Boardriders anniversary. Angels (again) @ BHP. INXS at the Palais in Geelong in their early days -3 or more encores ran out of material and had to play Smoke on the Water.....so much more....could bore you senseless with my old feller stories.

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stunet Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 12:59pm
seeds wrote:

Actually care to expand on American Hardcore. What bands? After getting into Rollins and his merry men backtracked to Blag Flag and found Bad Brains. Ever see that doco ‘A Band Called Death’

Black Flag - with Keith not Hank, Circle Jerks, Minutemen, Bad Brains, Husker Du, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Dead Kennedys, Big Black, Descendents, Agnostic Front, Gang Green, etc etc etc.

Yep, seen that doco.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 1:02pm

@stu sweet

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 1:07pm

icandig that funny about Seymour. Never seen them but in interviews he comes across as that. The fun police that takes himself way too seriously and exaggerates his importance in OZ music. Boring. My opinion only

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chook Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 1:14pm
stunet wrote:

Then:

Kiss
Midnight Oil
Ramones

Showing some interest, I was fortunate to have two cousins, one from each side of the family, who'd dived into their respective subcultures and were prepared to have a sidekick follow along. So, early forays into the Sydney pub scene on one hand - Feedtime, Rifles, Hummingbirds etc etc - and from '89 - year 12 - also delving into the early rave scene as that cousin had fallen in with the English promoters who split seasons between there and here.

Walked into two subcultures I had no idea existed.

Also, from the age of 14 I was a part-time dogsbody in a pie shop, the older employees willing to give me lifts, ply drugs, and fake ID if I needed it to get into the Evil Star, Trade Union Club, et al, for The Johnnys, Lubricated Goat, Box The Jesuit, Thug, and other bands on Phantom and Black Eye Records. Gave me some currency and knowledge to navigate that world. Very thankful for that.

Found my own groove with Waterfront Records and what I guess is the 80's US hardcore sound, but over time took many diversions to various genres and times and places, the BPMs generally slowing, lyrics more significant, and the drugs less so.

Now:

Radio National.

stu, we must have been at some gigs together -- saw lots of The Johnnys, Lubricated Goat, Box The Jesuit, Thug gigs as well as waterfront records stuff -- were you at the exploding white mice waterfront in-store gig? or the waterfront boat cruise?

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mattlock Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 1:26pm

Say what you will about Seymour Seeds but his memior is one of the best music books I have read.
Totally self depreciating and hilariously funny.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 1:27pm

Well that’s good to know. Must read. Good to get a different read on things hey.

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stunet Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 1:28pm
chook wrote:

stu, we must have been at some gigs together -- saw lots of The Johnnys, Lubricated Goat, Box The Jesuit, Thug gigs as well as waterfront records stuff -- were you at the exploding white mice waterfront in-store gig? or the waterfront boat cruise?

Yeah, we may well have, Chook. I saw the Exploding White Mice many times but not at Waterfront Records. The shop near Central Station, just off George Street? If so, that was tiny.

Went to one of their cruises with The Hellmenn and Hard Ons, who I both loved, and from memory The Splatterheads and maybe Mr Floppy.

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GreenJam Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 4:07pm

good stuff all. Got me thinking...

first album - I prefer to say TISM 'Great Trucking Songs...' but it was actually that Transvision Vamp 'Pop Art' album. Soon after came the TISM album, but I actually had to buy it twice. First time, I got it home and tried to sneekily listen (the only record player was in the lounge room) but mum was curious what I'd bought on my trip to town that day, and as I knew it, she was disgusted with many song titles. Incredible, she marched me back into town the next day to return it, and give the guys at Kents a mouthful about selling such filth to a young fella (grade 8). Got the money back, but just ended up buying it again a few months later and kept it well hidden...

I was heavily influenced by my older brother and his mates - Ramones, REM, Hard-Ons, Go-Betweens, RatCat, Cosmic Psychos, Husker Du, Bad Religion, NOFX... but pretty quickly came across Pixies and Sonic Youth and got their albums and then heavily into the Aussie punk/garage bands. 4-ZZZ and Rage were great, and we also regularly did the old tape the late night Rage hours and trawl through it the next morning to see what you'd find, sometimes some gems. I've said it on here before, but Pixies and Sonic Youth and later NOFX have been my long favourites, and those albums I bought way back as a young teen are still with me and getting regular rotation some 30+ years later...

Seeds - you mention Buzz and the Blues Band. They were a staple for me and my mates through grades 11 and 12 and a bit beyond. They were the Friday night house band at the Treasury, which was an easy get in for us underagers. Plus we went to school with Mojo, he was a few years older in my brothers year, so that helped. But geez we'd get smashed, $5 jugs, sneaking out for a scoob, good times...

And I remember that Livid you mention. I too was in a psychedelic wonderland. I remember Hoss, Meanies and Dreamkillers all being really good, all in a row on the same stage under a little tent area I recall, that was a pretty intense session while peaking. i really dug Skunkhour, Blowhard and Dirty Three at that time too. Then got caught up in the massive throng of the crowd for the Beasties finale, which I recall enjoying very much.

and Chook and Stu - those early underage days you talk of, wish I was there...

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Dx3 Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 4:48pm

Cool topic, love my tunes.

- what was the first song you liked? Reckon it was something from the Gunners, Use Your Illusion II album especially. Get in the Ring, You could be mine. Maybe some old school Metallica too. I was only 7-8 when I got into this stuff, older bro influenced.

- what bands were you into up to the age of 18? It was all punk, rock & metal for me. Blink (early stuff), Pennywise, Unwritten Law, Slipknot, Machine Head, RATM Deftones, Tool, Incubus, Grinspoon early stuff and Silverchair early stuff were the main ones that spring to mind.

- did your parents hate it? What did they listen to? They hated the metal, but some of the punk/rock they tolerated. They loved all things 50's-80's pop & rock, which I still love to this day also.

- when you started going out did your musical tastes change? Big time change in what I listened to, moved into all things dance music, house/techno, whatever was playing at the clubs.

- what do you listen to now? Changed tastes? Still a diehard? Do you revisit your teen years?
After those young years partying, I've well and truly returned to my roots and it's now back to mainly punk/rock/metal. Rarely listen to dance music. Don't get into much new stuff, except for The War on Drugs. They would be top 2-3 bands for me of all time, just the perfect style of music for my moods these days.

- Best gig ever? Very tough call. Slipknot at Festival Hall in 2000, their first tour. Seen nothing like it before or after, so much pure adrenaline and brutality in a gig. Incubus toured at a time I was obsessed and played an incredible set list of first 3 albums. Daft Punk at the music bowl right up there too.

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 4:52pm

@GJ You’re a well lit unit to quote my sons. Yes Treasury days awesome.
Dreamkillers at a ZZZZ market day early nineties we’re going off. Two funny things. Mate J was with us and said that’s my stepdad getting up on stage and crowd surfing not long after out of nowhere a empty tallie comes out of nowhere and scones me. I start to black out but saved by mates. Skin heads were an issue back then you’d remember

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 5:00pm
Dx3 wrote:

Cool topic, love my tunes.

- what was the first song you liked? Reckon it was something from the Gunners, Use Your Illusion II album especially. Get in the Ring, You could be mine. Maybe some old school Metallica too. I was only 7-8 when I got into this stuff, older bro influenced.

- what bands were you into up to the age of 18? It was all punk, rock & metal for me. Blink (early stuff), Pennywise, Unwritten Law, Slipknot, Machine Head, RATM Deftones, Tool, Incubus, Grinspoon early stuff and Silverchair early stuff were the main ones that spring to mind.

- did your parents hate it? What did they listen to? They hated the metal, but some of the punk/rock they tolerated. They loved all things 50's-80's pop & rock, which I still love to this day also.

- when you started going out did your musical tastes change? Big time change in what I listened to, moved into all things dance music, house/techno, whatever was playing at the clubs.

- what do you listen to now? Changed tastes? Still a diehard? Do you revisit your teen years?
After those young years partying, I've well and truly returned to my roots and it's now back to mainly punk/rock/metal. Rarely listen to dance music. Don't get into much new stuff, except for The War on Drugs. They would be top 2-3 bands for me of all time, just the perfect style of music for my moods these days.

- Best gig ever? Very tough call. Slipknot at Festival Hall in 2000, their first tour. Seen nothing like it before or after, so much pure adrenaline and brutality in a gig. Incubus toured at a time I was obsessed and played an incredible set list of first 3 albums. Daft Punk at the music bowl right up there too.

Well done mate. Still holding true to your roots. Slipknot not my thing but I reckon they’d put your ribs in a backwards motion. That’s the best feeling isn’t it

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blackers Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 6:00pm

Great thread seeds, good work.
First album purchased with my own money was Parallel Lines by Blondie.
First pub gig was (groan) Uncanny X-men. But the first gig that opened my eyes and ears was the Crushed Buzzards at a uni lunchtime gig, Melbourne 80's cow punk at its finest, Lydia from an incarnation of Essendon Airport on vocals.
Current tastes have evolved and include plenty of folk, americana, alt country, etc as well as the more standard 3 chord wall of sound stuff from the Ramones through Mudhoney, Husker Du to the Cosmic Psychos, Eddy Current, etc. Add in some psych rock groovers (eg Wooden Shjips, Dandy Warhols) and some 60's influenced indi guitar bands and we are nearly done. Variety is the spice.
Keep on rocking team.

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old-dog Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 6:10pm

In 1969 I was 12 and the old man took me into town to buy a " Hi Fi stereo system", up till then music was only mono and hearing stereo sound was quite amazing. He asked me to choose a record to buy so as to test out the various models on offer, I chose my favorite radio song at the time, Honky Tonk woman by the stones on a 45 vinyl record. It sounded awesome and he still had that system when he died a few years ago.
At 18 it was all about road trips west listening to America, steely Dan, Neil Young
Led Zep, Deep purple, Moody blues, Frank Zappa, etc.
Later it was grunge and then even later it was bands like Refused, FNM, Mid youth crisis, suicidal tendencies etc. and then bordering on death metal.
Now I have gone full circle and love the acoustic guitars of Bread, America, Neil Young etc. Great topic, sure beats conspiracy nut jobs flogging off.

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Robwilliams Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 6:47pm

crew are all over it
Commercial radio in between listening to Australian cricket live when I found it.
Icehouse, johnny Farnham, Barnes, stones, beatles, credence top 40 countdown etc. Crew used to wear drain pipes swimming. I never understood why.

hard rock, metal, grunge, Australian pub rock, blues,
electronica d&b house was quite young and underground, totally new scene. Rage was a huge eye opener and a staple. music videos
Amazing how many bands. scenes mentioned stack up, so many styles and tastes. Good music stands the test of time whatever it is.

Remember seeing crew lining up to see shows before being legal age,
Before I new what bands where. People looked intimidating big cars, hair, mullets and flanoe's Beer and violence. Ripples were everywhere. Shows where everywhere. Australia was less impressionable , less tamed.
I missed the best part of the Australian Pub rock scene. Pokies destroyed the back room quickly.

Can't believe the power of Spotify and sharing platforms now . I don't have it. Blows my mind. Miss the Fanzines and a pint looking at the reviews and gigs. Tapes, Cds records word of mouth. . Crew who play music have introduced me to heaps of stuff I would never know about. Good bands/ artists toured pretty hard they built their following by playing well and creating albums that stood out. They have their own sound. Everything and anything performed well. The list is endless and global. If I go to see something live. I want to see crew who want to play or perform their art.

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Robwilliams Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 6:59pm

One thing I don't miss is seeing your favourite tape get chewed in the car tape player. Lost some gems.

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zenagain Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 8:03pm

I bought a piece of crap car off a chick I was really trying to bed once. Paid more than i should have and still got nowhere with her. The radio didn't work and the one sole tape stuck in it wouldn't eject and it was on a continuous loop if I wanted tunes.

The tape was 'Best of the Petshop Boys' and it was pretty embarrassing having my crew in the car.

Funny thing is though, after a while, we all used to sing along to it.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 8:05pm
zenagain wrote:

I bought a piece of crap car off a chick I was really trying to bed once. Paid more than i should have and still got nowhere with her. The radio didn't work and the one sole tape stuck in it wouldn't eject and it was on a continuous loop if I wanted tunes.

The tape was 'Best of the Petshop Boys' and it was pretty embarrassing having my crew in the car.

Funny thing is though, after a while, we all used to sing along to it.

and, how'd you go?

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seeds Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 8:37pm
Robwilliams wrote:

One thing I don't miss is seeing your favourite tape get chewed in the car tape player. Lost some gems.

I thought of this after your comment. I was wrong thinking it was a tape but none the less pretty funny

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zenagain Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022 at 8:52pm

Goof- I didn't.

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seeds Friday, 18 Mar 2022 at 7:41am

Speaking of Oz 90’s bands. Custard are touring. These guys were always fun


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Robwilliams Friday, 18 Mar 2022 at 9:04am

Seeds- scratched cds where a heart ache too. Taught me the art of pulling over after a few close calls driving. Nothing compared to texting at the wheel but close.

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seeds Friday, 18 Mar 2022 at 9:15am

Yep they weren’t as indestructible as first thought when they came out. Pretty much what’s going on in that comedy above. I for one love this Bluetooth and Wifi these days. I’ve probably got 400 CDs in boxes. Don’t know why I’m hanging on to them
Glad you navigated those dangerous times

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Robwilliams Friday, 18 Mar 2022 at 9:53am

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sledgedog Friday, 18 Mar 2022 at 9:52am

Great thread so far. I was into heavy metal in my early teens( 1980’s) Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin as well as Kiss. Over the years have also enjoyed Midnight Oil , Powderfinger, Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, Hawkwind and too many other bands to mention.Have also been a big Rush fan since high school . I admit they are not everyone’s cup of tea & they are relitively unknown in Australia but they were massive in the rest of the world. Albums like 2112 & Moving Pictures are worth a listen.
My first ever concert was Iron Maiden’s Number or the Beast tour in 1982 at Thebby Theatre- fuck it was loud!! Best concert I ever went to was Pink Floyd - Momentary Lapse of Reason. Tour in 1987/88? at Thebarton Oval.Unbelievable light show & sound quality was insane.
As I’ve got older my kids have introduced me to a lot of their music which I enjoy. Bands /muso’s like Flume, Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Alex Leahy,Skeggs,Hockey Dad ,The Chats( my favs) Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays,
Ruby Field, Dune Rats, Spacey Jane & King Gizzard & the Lizard
Cheers

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Robwilliams Friday, 18 Mar 2022 at 9:52am

ha ha I was living on the edge. And pop was massive it's self.