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and what did you think of it at the time?
on John Peel's show. A very happy memory indeed.
I thought "I was expecting this to be heavier". I think I was probably expecting Radiohead to be a more rock'n'roll sounding band or something...
and I thought what is this whinney rubbish
'in the aeroplane over the sea' with a load of other albums that i put on a christmas list which was mostly made of bands i hadn't heard anything by and therefore was going of on a whim, but had been recommended due to what i was listening to at the time! and when i first listened to it, i thought it was beautiful in a way nothing else i had ever heard and immediately became obsessed! AWESOME!!!
i bought EVOL by the Youth when i was at uni, didnt particuarly like it (i was listening to metal at the time...) came back to the alternative scene about 5 years later and now love them.
I heard a song on a blog somewhere (I think it was 90 Mile Water Wall) and I really liked it. Except then I forgot who it was by and what it was called for ages.
We went on holiday to Skye and as we were driving through this amazing countryside my mother stopped the car and turned to us kids in the back (4 of us) and said 'this CD is a band called Led Zeppelin who I used to go and see in the 70's (lucky bitch), music doesn't get better than this' she then sped off really quickly as the first bars of Black Dog kicked in.
My brothers and sister were instantly hooked for life. Some might say a defining moment, I personally just thinking a fucking great moment when you realise your parents music taste is pretty cool!!!!
they weren't very good speakers
smashing pumpkins in melody maker and loved their "guns n roses it's okay to like" description, and couldn't get over how wierd the looked, I had to hear them! so I got the 'I Am One' 10" from our price... wasn't *that* blown away really but Gish made up for it. I would have been hooked if I'd go the 12" with 10 min shoegaze wigout 'Starla' on though... sigh
The first time I heard Enough Is Enough by Chumbawamba was on the Evening Session, at the time hosted by Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley, just after Mark Goodier had left. I got the album for Christmas that year. The rest is history.
on my Dad's car stereo, my big sister had the tape. I'd been ignoring the tape up until then. I thought it was quite good.
One band i heard and thought the song was good, but never knew who it was by, then saw their second single on the MTV chart show and was obsessed.
The other i bought a cd on a whim as it was in a sale and i thought i could give it to my dad as a present maybe, realised he probably wouldnt want it, listened myself and kept it.
The third i heard in a club ages ago and didnt know who it was by, then about a year ago decided to find out and then got an album by them and didnt stop from there.
I thought "Meeeeeeeeeeeeeh".
Not in the post or anything.
but I seem to recall seeing a Fame poster at the record store and saying to myself, I gotta see/hear what that red-head-freak-alien sounds like. Grandma bought me ChangesOne.
on MTV2 (in fact I think this was when it was M2) yonks back.
Thing is I didn't really like it, and it wasn't until I bought 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong (on impulse, it was £5 in the sales) a couple of years later that I really got into The Fall.
I do like Hit The North now, but it's nowhere near my favourite Fall track.
went to see a band we liked, and they played a song by said artiste.
And i realised, as the last chords dried up above an awestruck crowd, that this band whom i had liked were, in fact, kind poor.
Also, this song was the greatest song I had ever heard.
Then I found my dad had two of his albums, so i taped them onto a C60 tape I had and listened to it on my way to school.
as you can see its already been done, and it wasnt funny then either :)
Tolerance is a virtue, n shit. Meh.
that I'm going to be greedy and decribe how I first heard some of the favourite bands I've had throughout my life:
Pixies: Bought an indie compilation thing that had Veloria on it. Thought it was rubbish for about a year then realised how good it was
Pavement: 10 second burst of Trigger Cut on the Chart Show Indie Chart. I used to tape the Indie Charts and watch them again and again. Took about 3 viewings before I decided i must buy that single
Sebadoh: 10 second burst of Rebound on the Chart Show Indie Chart (I see a pattern forming here). Didn't think much of it, only decided to investigate further after hearing Skull
The National: Bought Alligator without hearing a single note of their music. Put on Secret Meeting. Thought "Oh yeah, this is pretty good"
by The Blood Brothers on a Rock Sound free cd back in 2003 and they sounded amazing, if a little scary.
heard it on John Peel and thought that the first vocal melody sounded like 'Everyday' by Buddy Holly. Which is why I liked it.
magazines at the newsagents and I bought a Kerrang! issue cause it came with a free CD of songs released that year.
There is no Such Thing as a Jaggy Snake.
Yes there fucking well is.