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Re: My Life Through Music
Jul 28, 2009, 19:15
1. Abbey Road - The Beatles. First album I knew all the words to, at the age of 9-ish. Followed by Sgt Pepper and the Simon & Garfunkel catalogue.

2. Complete Madness - Madness/Kings of The Wild Frontier era Adam & The Ants. Ah, TOTP memories.

3. Oxygene - Jean-Michel Jarre. My first steps into electronic music, aged 10 or 11. I'd never heard of Kraftwerk then of course.

4. Hunting High & Low - A-ha. Aged 13. Due for a revival...

5. Actually - Pet Shop Boys. Intelligent pop music, there's a novelty. Aged 14.

6. Substance - New Order. The life changer. Never looked back. Aged 15-16.

7. Viva Hate - Morrissey/Seventeen Seconds - The Cure/My Nation Underground - Julian Cope. In quick succession during 1988. From here I was into the Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes very soon after. And then Joy Division. Oh yes.

8. A Little Man and a House and The Whole World Window - Cardiacs - I cannot describe how much I was blown away the first time I heard this!

9. LC - Durutti Column - bought in one of those lovely Factory boxed cassettes in Woolworths in Truro, aged 16. Another life changer, the DC catalogue is my favourite of all.

10. 3 Songs EP/Seamonsters - the Wedding Present. Although a fan before, these were the real showstoppers.

11. Dubnobasswithmyheadman - Underworld. Who said dance music is crap?

Can't narrow it down after that, but let's include Elvis, Gang of Four, Louis Armstrong, Kate Bush, New Model Army, Chameleons, Velvet Underground, Stooges, Kraftwerk, PiL, The Fall, Fatima Mansions, ACR, OMD, etc, etc.
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