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  sugarnspice005

A blog got me thinking. Yeah yeah, I know..I need to stop thinking. But, it got me to thinking how my taste in music changed over the years growing up.

As a little kid, and going into grade school...I liked country western, it was what my parents listened to. Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins( I loved his songs), Hank Sr., Johnny Cash, Statler Brothers, Barbara Mandrell, and Tennessee Ernie Ford. I remember watching Hee Haw with my Dad. Then, I was probably around 11 or 12 yrs old, flipping through the channels on the tv (Dad was yelling at me to stop before it wore the knob out ) and I came across a show with Witchie Poo from H.R. Puff~n~Stuff, only, it wasn't Puff~n~Stuff..it was some other show with 5 guys who had a funny accent. Turned out it was some show called the Bay City Rollers Show....my first exposure to rock music. They had a few catchy tunes, Saturday Night, Rock N Roll Love Letter. I later discovered they originated from Scotland, came up with the name for their band by pinning a tack on Bay City Michigan. Anyway...so, I was listening to their albums. Mom was relieved.....but that only lasted one summer. The following summer...relatives on my Dad's side of the family had a get together, a final "party" at our grandparents cabin up north because Grandma was putting it up for sale.

I remember cousins who were a few years older than me being up there, they had brought a turntable with them and a bunch of 45's and albums. That summer, I discovered Alice Cooper, ELO, Deep Purple, BTO, Seager, Nugent, The Doors, Hendrix, Joplin, Beatles, Stones, KISS, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Bowie/Ziggy Stardust, and Led Zepplin. OMG!!! I got hooked...big time!!! I tossed away the Bay City Rollers and wanted Zepplin, Cooper, KISS....all of that good stuff. I remember the first song by The Doors I heard that summer, Riders On The Storm...I loved the eerie feel of the song...listening to Morrison's voice. That man could sing. And the funny thing about that...is majority of his recordings...he was stoned and drunk. Makes one wonder how he would have sounded sober. And Nugent...OMG!! First time I saw him on tv....I thought he was awesome!!!!!!! Looked like a wildman....or should I say "madman". And then, KISS...OMG!!!!!!! Comic book come to life with some kick ass music.....I was hopelessly hooked then.

Then, came the 80's...big hair bands...Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Poison, Ratt, Bon Jovi (more pop metal..but I liked them)Ozzy's solo career kicked off...LOVED Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman!!!!!! Def Leppard, Cinderalla, W.A.S.P., Telsa, Great White, Skid Row, and Guns N Roses.....loved them all. And, somewhere in there...came a new genre...speed metal/thrash....and here came Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. And for those who love hard rock/heavy metal.....number one rule....the louder...the better! Those bands are not meant to be listened to quietly. And OMG!!! Can't believe I almost forgot an old fave...AC/DC!!! Loved Back In Black...that album rocked!


I still love my head banging music...today's groups that l like are KoRn, Slipknot, Skillet, Avenge Sevenfold, Coheed & Cambria...etc...Yet, I find that there are some newer country musicians that I will listen to when the mood hits...Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Little Big Town. And, some who knew me in high school would be surprised to hear me say it...some rap. Also, to wrap this up....all who know me, know that I've always been a Michael Jackson fan. I grew up hearing the Jackson 5, and then he went solo...and In the midst of my heavy metal albums in the 80's, I had Thriller....wish I still had that original album...but, it turned up missing and I never did find it.

Ok...I'm done rambling now.

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StraddleMyNose

Jul 14 @ 9:20PM  
I have noticed over the years that as my friends from high school gotten older and stayed in the area, then seemed to go less with rock and pop music and go into more of country music. I also saw this growing up with older generations following this same trend. I thought to myself at the time that I couldn't see myself doing this. I was right, I'm pretty much a rock and pop, along with some hard rock kind of guy.
RJ53

Jul 14 @ 10:00PM  
I think the first record I owned was a stack of records my older cousin was tired of and gave to me. They were Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. My parents were into the big band music, I was not. From that I got into the Stones, Hendrix and Joplin. Still love their music. From that I started listening to metal. Now I listen to everything from AC/DC to Amon Amarth and Ozzie.
samclaunts

Jul 14 @ 10:07PM  
I love just about all music depending on my mood at the time
PinkToeNails

Jul 14 @ 10:20PM  
Good blog Dawn!! ..

You have great taste in music! I love Avenged Sevenfold, Korn and Slipknot (I seen the last 2 in concert) and alot of the others you mentioned! But I had no idea that the Bay City Rollers were from Scotland! I did love them though!!!

I love to listen to 70's music... if I only had one choice of music to listen to it would probably be 70's. If anyone here is on regular MD also, LJRITE posts some great older songs... lots of new stuff too!!! She only posts a little bit here, I'm not sure why... hey LJ!!!! POST!! There is a radio station in Knoxville that's run out of one of the high schools.. it's called Falcon Radio ... never have looked it up online but they play alot of obscure stuff and music you haven't heard in forever!!! It's always a surprise to tune into that station.
I had a collection of 70's music on my MP3 player... it was a 12 cd set.... when I got my new computer and tried to load my music onto it, I lost every bit of my music... I was and still so bummed about it!!! It would take me months to download all the individually on my computer being on dial up.... Oh well... maybe I'll bite the bullet and by the whole set one of these days, it did have some great music!!
somnium

Jul 14 @ 11:42PM  
I enjoy most music with the exception of that 'wascally wap' music as Elmer Fudd might say!

Most music from the 50s up to the 80s- new age- country, not so much- a few! I like to record what I want on a CD and play it in my Jeep!

Interesting blog!

somnium

Jul 15 @ 12:13AM  
Here... try this out:

Polynesian Poi E

Yes, I even like to listen to Island music too!- it's uplifting on a down day!!


Wordsofwit

Jul 15 @ 1:08AM  
Okay, I tracked the chronicle, what is the question, or is there one?
sugarnspice005

Jul 15 @ 10:13AM  
Okay, I tracked the chronicle, what is the question, or is there one?

Ya know...there doesn't always need to be a question to a blog.

I was just blogging about what was on my mind....."rambling" as I stated at the end of the blog.
1bunny629

Jul 15 @ 2:17PM  
Robert Plant had dinner at the hotel/restaurant where I work Sunday night.I loved Led Zepplin as a kid and still do, but it isn't what I listen to on a regular basis. I just like to hear it every now and again to get that good ol stoned feelin I used to feel when I was that age...He has changed his musi venue. I met some people I know after work for a beer that night and he had a concert at the Orpheum; they were all disappointed. He was playing some original blues and rockabilly and only played one song from his Zepplin years. They said everyone stood on their feet when he played the Zepplin tune, but many left because they were falling asleep to the other tunes he played.
Hey...ya know what?! People change. People grow. People that stay the same and never learn or try new things are stagnant. I say good for him and if everyone thought he was going to be the same then they probably haven't experienced change or growth in their life.
Wordsofwit

Jul 15 @ 4:32PM  
They were Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. My parents were into the big band music, I was not. From that I got into the Stones, Hendrix and Joplin. Still love their music.

That would be me though my mother was open to keeping up with the times on music and would by me a 45 a week. I think they were fifty cents. A few years ago I made significant upgrades to my CD collection. It is dominated by classic rock. The newest artists are Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2 and Talking Heads; on CD each. There was considerable effort put into expanding the blues collection with people like Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Paul Butterfield, Gary Moore, Albert Collins, Albert King, etc. I would estimate that over 90 percent of my CDs have the artist or a band member dead.

KitKat25

Jul 15 @ 11:44PM  
I love your taste in music Sugar!
Wordsofwit

Jul 16 @ 12:53AM  
I met some people I know after work for a beer that night and he had a concert at the Orpheum; they were all disappointed. He was playing some original blues and rockabilly and only played one song from his Zepplin years. They said everyone stood on their feet when he played the Zepplin tune, but many left because they were falling asleep to the other tunes he played.
Hey...ya know what?! People change. People grow.

I could not disagree more with your concept. Robert Plant has done that before, I've seen it. He more or less says that there is nothing worse than tired musicians who are bored. He goes on and on about it.

The thing is, the guy is a millionaire many times over because of his fans. Those people in the audience probably shelled out a C note each to come to hear him play what they wanted to hear, not play a bunch of stuff that nobody was interested in. Some new stuff, sure. But every song except for one! I find that sort of behavior by an artist to be an insult to his audience, selfish, cavalier, and downright rude. I have worked with him a few times and friendly and well mannered are not attributes I ever saw in him.

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