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Do you think your music taste 'improves' as you get older, or merely 'changes'?
I will stand by to the death.
You'll always love the songs you've ever loved!
My teen years were the peak of my musical taste. Korn, Sash, Dr Dre...
general shame then?
i seemed to live in some weird musical vortex of awfulness up until i discovered this place.
I listened to Sash on the way home from work. Encore Une Fois is off da hooook!
...until the day I die!
thrash and death metal. It still ALL kicks the arse of any metal I've heard in the past 15 years!
Despite the fact I now listen to techno, ambient, acoustic, folk, rock blah I'll still spin the odd Carcass vinyl!
I am certainly not!
but I'm not at all embarassed. Green Day! Kaiser Chiefs! Wheatus! Amazing.
have only been around for like 2 years or something...
that's no excuse.
and i didn't need an excuse...
i wasn't really having a go, just japing. listen to what you like!
to a lot of stuff I listened to when I was younger. Its because THE BLUETONES ARE FUCKING BRILLIANT.
when I was younger.
I still liten to most of the bands I liked in early teens. The few years before that I liked awful music-Limp Bizkit, etc.
they're from Hounslow. A BAND. From HOUNSLOW. A rare specimin indeed. Are they still going? I'm sure they did a tour a year or two ago...no?
They did a farewell tour last September and now Mark Morriss does solo gigs sometimes. Good band. Good people. Good times.
my music taste has always been impeccable
I used to like AWFUL music, naming no names, but then I started to meet interesting people who played me great things, and I've developed my own taste from there.
some of it makes me laugh but I still listen to a lot as well. I have quite varied taste in music and really don't care if its embarassing or not.
still listen to some of it, all part and parcel of how I'm into what I am today. I'm not sure if it improves or changes, I think it just widens unless you get ground down by a boring life and 'grow up' and listen to the same shite everyone else in your predicament listens to. Same for those who were never really into music but just had what they felt was necessary to fit in with others
some weird choices ie: HaLo, Kennedy Soundtrack when i was 13/14 but at that time i was still into Mew, Hundred Reasons. coulda been worse.
were awesome until their third EP. After that it wasn't so much tits but tits into fuckin orbit. It still took me until their second album to realise this though. Ach well.
and so I listened to some really bad shit when I was much younger. I was pretty much saved by The Housemartins and The Smiths (although that statement could be mocked by many), however before then I did have a thing for Debbie Gibson. However, 40% was music related, 60% was down to the blonde poodle perm.
First records I bought were by Fine Young Cannibals, and Black. Which aren't actually *that* bad looking back. First 7" single by "Hey Matthew" by Karel Fialka. I am such an obscurist.
are fucking great, sod the haters.
Stop (stop) for a minute.
so that's a "no" then.
But only because Feeder are so bad.
I'm STILL not ashamed about The Vines.
CrAiG NiChOlLz <3
Not ashamed at all. Oh no.
I shudder at some of the bands I used to like, but some I still don't mind.
which was a beastie boys album on cassette. After that my tastes some what went down hill with stuff like cradle of filth. Im not really that embarressed by it though because that got me into other metal that I still listen to.
My tastes have expanded considerably ...a lot thanks to DiSers...as I head towards Social Security.
Like, who'd be ashamed of liking ABC? "Shoot that poison arrow, through my hearrrr-art/Shoot that poison arrow" Yeah, baby!
all pretty standard stuff...i'd say my taste had matured, in that it has broadened and diversified and i no longer need yelling about how awful life is to convince me a song is good
PWEI/Neds Atomic Dustbin/Carter USM/The Wonderstuff/Mega City 4
Lagwagon/NoFX/No Use For A Name/Strung Out/Bad Religion
That was the sound of my early teens and actually, not really embarrassed at all!
I went to see Taking Back Sunday...twice!
We are utter cunts.
But wouldn't say I am embarrassed.
I really like stuff like Our Lady Peace, 3 Doors Down, Eve 6, Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday.
Should I be embarrassed?
All my friends wanked off to them, I just thought they were wank.
Didn't like the Used cause they didn't like Eve 6, I was such a little cunt.
you had it SO much easier than i did.
nu metal :P
It was the bread and butter of my musical youth. I still love (Hed)p.e. Seriously.
Yeah, cos they're here and have been edjamakated...but the kids I know in the real world have unbearable awful taste in music. Seriously fucking awful taste in music. They should be embarrassed, now. I saw a kid wearing a Nickelback t-shirt today. Nuff said.
they have the internet and DiS and torrents and myspace and whatever. it's SO much easier to find good music, especially if you live in some shithole out of the way where no good bands ever play.
early teens i was listening to Phil Collins and phil collins era genesis and meatloaf and whatever was on MTV i would record onto a tape
Fanatical about Iron Maiden from the age of 8-12, whilst being simultaneously introduced to AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Cream, The Beatles, Rush, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols etc by my dad. Subscribed to Kerrang! age 12 and got into all the grunge stuff (nirvana, pearl jam, soundgarden) and absolutely worshipped The Wildhearts. Age 14/15, got into brit-pop/indie (Oasis, blur, pulp) and from then opened my mind to all things new and interesting whilst continuing to research the classics...
hmmm. but from there i also graduated onto the 'grunge' classics like soundgarden/alice in chains/pearl jam.
so no, not really.
like [spunge] and farse. I learned though. All i needed was that copy of Raw Power and things changed.
My early teens were fine. I was a Hendrix obsessive...mid teens are a little worse cos I got into The Beatles, but I soon saw the light and traded them in for The Beach Boys when I was about 16, a move I've never regretted
you've got it the wrong way round again ;)
that is why jasminepearson is still waiting for her mixtape.
why oh why oh why did i buy that? on double cassette too!
texas - white on blonde, a bit less shameful
Stoosh - Skunk Anansie, on the other hand, i could never be ashamed of. i still listen to and love it
I remember seeing Skunk Anansie headline the Mayday Festival on Clapham common back in 1995, I must have been 15. It was just after 'Selling Jesus' had come out and the single was getting lots of Evening Session play.
From what I recall it was a really, really, really good gig.
i'm jelous, they split up before i did much gig-going :-(
been way more successful than they were.
I guess they were too late in that Britpop was riding high when they emerged and they were on the wane by the time the whole 'Britrock' thing was flavour of the month.
I read a great article about how they got utterly fucked over by their US record label, dumbfuck American record executives simply had no idea how to handle the concept of a rock band that had black people and white people in it.
but hardly surprising, a black bald screaming lesbian is never gonna go down that well in america.
supporting Killing Joke, 02/02/95
I'd be lying if I said what I thought of them as I can't really remember as drink had been taken. I remember them being interesting though
and lets face it, some decidedly ropey and not actually that big at all acts have headlined oen of the stages at Glastonbury.
the pyramid! with about 40,000 people watching!
I used to really like Symposium, 'A', Idlewild (still think they were great in their prime though), Fungus, all that shit. Think quite a few people were into that scene though.
Nu-metal - there was definitely a point when I thought 'Significant Other' by Limp Bizkit was kickass. Then all the rest - Sevendust, Coal Chamber, Slipknot, Taproot, etc. I still think Korn, Glassjaw and Incubus are alright if that's your thing but I honestly don't know what I was doing.
Not embarrassed, more confused; since I was happily listening to Sonic Youth, Pavement and Yo La Tengo whilst listening to this shit. I think when you're younger is's more difficult to discern. Also, it's harder when you don't have Pitchfork telling you what to listen to.
I long for the return of new nu metal.
Christ.....I sense the 10's is gona be one looong decade (if this happens)!
you discover more.
But it doesn't really 'improve', per se. I still love the stuff I loved then, and listen to it fairly regularly.
It's like culturing a more refined palette....
You just appreciate more stuff.
I grew up on Elvis and KISS, and still listen to them (only occassionally) while listening to MBV, Amusement Parks on Fire, Japandroids, biffy clyro,Husker Du.....
I'll say age diversifies musical taste- not dull it down!
I think I liked Cypress Hill, Linkin Park, Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Eminem, Dr Dre, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth & Pavement and that was all I listened to really.... so I guess it was sort of half and half. I thought these were the only good bands in existence as I've never been one for Top Of The Pops and thought all unknown bands where unknown because they were shit.
I tried but didn't really get on with it however. Pop punk had the potential to be, but I look back on some of it with fondness. As a fresh-faced, uncynical, perky 15 year old, it spoke to me a lot more than moody nu-metal or any number of dull indie bands that plodded around the same time.
thought i'd be listening to way more challenging stuff by now. i'm just so lazy, keep going back to Wilco
BUT some of those bands are embarrassing looking back. There's definitely a difference there. Like NOFX are in their 40s making that lazy, dumb music but as a 14yrold it was pretty fast and exciting.
I got to watching them on youtube and they really look like they can't be arsed. They probably looked the same in 2002 tbf but I didn't notice.
My taste has always been impeccable. Way better than the lot of you.
It was fucking attrocious (INXS, Huey Lewis and the News, Def Leppard, Poison, Dire Straits, and a host of other mediocre soft and pop rock acts).
Late 80's, no internet to tell you about all the good stuff, only ToTP and the Network Chart Show, and a dad who had fallen to the dark powers of MOR didn't help any.
14 years old and nicking Kerrang out of Menzies fixed that though.
But certainly my scope for new music is much wider.
In my teens I wouldn't go searching for music, so the there wasn't much variety, pretty much listened to mates brothers stuff, The Roses, Rolling Stones, Beatles etc. It was pretty much indie mixed with a lot of older stuff for a good few years.
Plus didn't have the internet then, so finding new/different stuff wasn't as easy.
Danzig, Fugazi, The Velvet Underground, Bad Brains, still fucking awesome. I don't like The White Stripes as much as I used to, but I don't really find them embarrassing.
during a pre-internet age.
I went from Nirvana/Pearl Jam/Faith No More/Smashing Pumpkins to PWEI/Ned's Atomic Dustbin/Mega City Four in my early teens. I'm still happy to listen to any of them though Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins are both bands that should have quit whilst they were still ahead.
I hate myself.
which was Iron Maiden, Metallica, GNR, Dio, Deep Purple, Megadeth, Anthrax etc.
Then in December 1991, aged 13, I realised a few things - I had enough paper-round money to buy music magazines, I could get a bus to Chester library without my Ma accompanying me and they would lend you cassettes (and a year later when me Dad got a CD player) for 20p a go. And they never asked you whether you planned on taping them on to a blank cassette! I felt so naughty thinking 'this is so obvious!'
I got the end of year best album lists from Select, Q, NME and Melody Maker and over the next couple of months got out of the library what blew my mind:
Primal Scream, Nirvana, U2, Teenage Fanclub, Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Public Enemy, 808 State, Morrissey, Prince, The Fall, Neil Young, Massive Attack, The Orb, Mercury Rev, Blur etc.
Then I went back and started getting the classics but that set me off on the adventure I'm still on. I'll never hit the high of that year ever again but I'll keep searching.
I wasn't really into music until I was say 15 and even then it was only Interpol, Zeppelin and Editors or something. Might be a generational thing.
But no, I'm not ashamed of my younger music years. It wasn't half bad actually. For some (morbid) reason by brother bought me Tool's Lateralus for my 11th birthday or something. Parent's were just, "what is that!?". Funny. Otherwise just Limp Bizkit's Significant Other and Korn Issues - top stuff.
She's classical, he's jazz. So I inherited an early prejudice towards finicky technical craftsmanship as the be-all and end-all of musical excellence. This led me to the conviction in my early teens that you really didn't need to listen to anything other than Steely Dan. Occasionally I'd make side trips into poppier stuff like The Doobie Brothers, and had a fondness for (oh jesus) "jazz/rock fusion" and all that Al DiMeola/Weather Report/Chick Corea shite. But at the end of the day, it was all about The Dan.
All I can say these days is: thank fucking christ for punk.
or your parents tbf.
So I was listening to Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Iggy Pop, King Crimson, Can...not sure why I would feel embarrassed about any of that. I had an odd idea at the time that I didn't like punk. But just cuz I thought The Sex Pistols and The Clash kinda sucked. But I got over it.
so yes, a little bit. It had its purpose but I can't watch Spineshank videos and keep a straight face these days.
velvets, stooges, MC5, coltrane, flamin groovies, howlin wolf - same as now but with additional entries.
I can confirm that The Offspring's Smash is still bloody awesome despite it's age and their later output.
So overall...no I'm not ashamed.