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for me it has (so far) been mainly the following:
One of the first tapes I got bought for me buy my parents was Hendrix and then later on I found some of my mums 12" of Neil Young and got into him from that.
i just don't listen to them much anymore so forgot
it was the Beach Boys, the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. In my teens it was the Kinks, Love and Bob Dylan. Only recently discovered that my dad has a stack of Yazoo records. I've "borrowed" his Charley Patton lp.
Joan Baez, The Beatles. That is all they like, I don't so much like the above music, but I've had it lodged into my brain due to countless listens. Same thing with my brother passively forcing me into liking Oasis. It's just the familiarity, which bred contempt at the time, but not now.
sally maclenanne -the pogues
road to nowhere - talking heads
hanging around - the stranglers
the ace of spades - motorhead
that mind set on you one by george harrison
gordon is a moron - jilted john
the one about a mouse called gerald by pink floyd
The first time i ever listened to radiohead was when i borrowed my dad's copies of ok computer, kid a and amnesiac.
with my friend in the back of the car, as my dad drove us to the indoor playbarn thing
Perhaps my father's been living a double life.
Road to Nowhere, Animal Nitrate, Jilted John, the stranglers. This all sounds mighty suspicious.
Are you really 24?
from my dad, every time I listen to them it reminds me of being about 8
Pink Fairies and the Beach Boys
they remain my all time favourite band too, so they must've been doing something right
He started off with Bjork, Radiohead, Portishead et al and has introduced me to so much ace stuff over the years that I never would have listened to if it wasn't for him; the first two Roxy Music albums, mid-50's Sinatra, Steely Dan, Dead Can Dance... all sorts.
Now we have pretty much the same taste and share our discoveries together... he's pretty cool, really.
As for my mum, she's never been really into music although she normally likes most of what I play.
also an unimaginable love for Ennio Morricone <3
Plus loads of Britpop like Blur, Travis, Oasis, Charlatans when I was a kid which started me off on a lot of the stuff I listen to now...
Some of the earliest memories I have are my mum listening to Parsley, Sage... while she cleaned up and made the house smell all nice etc.
And then when I was about 16 I discovered her Northern Soul collection discovered that she'd been a WELL cool kid, even in the 70s.
hoovered and cleaned up and things as well. I seem to remember Walking On Broken Glass by Annie Lennox being on the radio.
And out of the stuff I like...
The Beatles, The Jam, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Damned, Psychedelic Furs, and I can definitely trace my love of electronic/dance music back to my Mum's love of clubbing in the early 90s and the sound of acid house and, I suppose feel-good house, that was always filling the house.
Dead Kennedys, dub, possibly Syd Barrett.
Both my parents liked Gong when they were together, that makes me LOL enormously as someone else got me into them when I was an impressionable and somewhat strange teenager, and it took me ages to admit to them I liked them.
Simply Red (Surely every parent currently in their 40s owned 'Stars' and 'A New Flame)
my mum: Radiohead, Blur, Nirvana, The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Blondie, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Kinks, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, The Stone Roses
my dad: Johnny Cash, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, The Smiths, The Jam, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan
My Dad had their singles collection on casette. It soundtracked pretty much every holiday we went on.
and some old Simon and Garfunkel tapes
Wishbone Ash, Neil Young, The Housemartins = GOOD
Chris Rea, James Taylor, Steely Dan = BAD (I mean generally there is the odd good Steely Dan track)
Uncle Dave had better music tbh. Nirvana and The Groundhogs. We used to fight our cousins while The Groundhogs played in the background.
I love The Dan :(
And Donald Fagan's solo stuff aint bad either.. Total Dad tuneage
Mother: ABBA, Meat Loaf. Not particulary high up on my list of favourite bands
Tears for Fears, Crash Test Dummies, Anita Baker.
and the Beatles.
Fleetwood Mac ,Young,Hendrix,Cohen,Clapton,Beatles,Jethro tull, Yes, nice,
13th Floor Elevators
My mum got me in Madagascan rap (weird for a middle aged Scottish woman)
My dad used to make me listen to this CD by someone called 'Malcolm the Music' he would sing about acid rain and how we were destroying the world.
Moral of the story;
I have NEVER littered.
And I have been to Madagascar with prior knowledge of it's hip-hop scene, in the words of Michael Owen c.1997 'Thanks Mum'
Echo and the Bunnymen
the rolling stones
^I have fond memories, and still listen to.
Wet Wet Wet
^which i have decided to try and delete from my memory, except Michael Jackson i guess.
all pretty much killer (the U2 stuff I'm less keen on, but Rattle & Hum + The Joshua Tree I've still got a soft spot for), though it took me a while to realise it. I owe my mum big time for taking all of her Steely + Mac records