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I Listen to Obscure Music

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    I Love Off The Beaten Path Music

    I'm definitely a "rock snob", and as such most of what I listen to is obscure. Even when it's music by popular artists it is always things no one else has seemed to ever heard. Like I like The Byrds but in their Gram Parsons era, I love The *** Ponys, Wesley Willis, Harry Nilssen...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    Here's one I'll bet you've never heard:

    "Charlie Green, Play That Slide Trambone" by Jim Croce From the 1975 album "Faces I've Been". The song was recorded sometime between 1961 & 1964. Lyrics: I know a fool who blows a horn He comes from way down South, oh yeah And you ain't seen some blowin' since you been...
    FlorDeLuna FlorDeLuna 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    iamawildchild iamawildchild 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Here Is An Old One

    You might recognize from the 1977 movie Rollercoaster.  
    outercalm outercalm 46-50, M Mar 8, 2011

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    Random Songs From Movies And Video Games

    there are quite a few random songs from movies and video games that i have favorited on youtube because i have trouble getting them anywhere else. unlike most people from what ive seen i actually listen to these songs while on my computer at night. i just love ambient moody music...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M Apr 30, 2011

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=29Fm-83FCvg Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro' You have no word Trip, trip to a dream dragon Hide your wings in a ghost tower Sails cackling at every plate we break Cracked by scattered needles The little minute gong Coughs and clears his throat Madam you see before...
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M Apr 12

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    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M Apr 8

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=ezrAWYU9CEc Beatbox AON
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M Apr 12

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    Well, It Feels That Way

    I don't listen to mainstream music much at all. I mostly listen to indie stuff, or alt stuff. And I didn't really think it was that obscure until I tried to explain what I listened to when I was with others.  I got that 'what the frick are you talking about' look...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Here are some songs you've never heard of by a

    band you've never heard of. Unfortunately,the songs from the 1967 Eps were all done by the same guy on YouTube, and the music doesn't start until nearly 1 minute in. MAD RIVER 1967 EP "Windchimes" 1967 EP "A Gazelle" and "Orange Fire" 2 from the 1968 album "Mad River...
    FlorDeLuna FlorDeLuna 46-50, M Jun 10

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    To People In My Area At Least

    maybe the artists i listen to aren't obscure in other places, but when i put them on, nobody i know has ever heard them.  i think it's because alot of them are either foreign (to the US), or they are in a unique style of music.  or they are just not that wide-spread...
    de6789 de6789 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Apr 18

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    I Listen to Music People Around Me Dont Really Know

    i like the teenagers mr hudson and the library the editors blonde redhead fugazi does it offend you yeah the knife patrick wolf shitdisco ocean colour scene the grates the hot lies electric confectionaires minuit concord dawn the handsome family global deejays...
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I like to listen to real music when my heart feels cold, things like Bob Marley, Kate Bush, 70s country (yes, you, Tammy Wynnette!!) especially because I listen to these on vinyl...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Music always keeps me company i can stay in my room all day just listening to music. It comforts me when I'm sad, It makes me feel better. Music is my life :-)
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't not listen to music. It calms me down. It's not often I get really worked up, but I do get anxiety just like the rest of my family does and music keeps me calm. Wen I was...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F Nov 23

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    do you listen to music much? and if so what kind and who's your favorite artist? also do you respect other genre's even if you dont care for them? i love all music btw
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 7 Responses Dec 7

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    I love listening to music! :). I enjoy listening to BOTH versions of the classic pop-rock song "Working my way back to you"-the 1960's version, done by Frankie Valli & The Four...
    jrhanold jrhanold 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I listen to music every second of my waking life, no that's not an exaggeration.
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Nov 25

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    i listen to music so much sometimes i forget its playing in my ear
    Tru3nigmax Tru3nigmax 18-21, M Nov 25

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    listening to music now.wish i could meet someone nice and 13-15 or 16-17.not really happy.need someone to talk to....................................
    halfblood12 halfblood12 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I like listening to music when up not up to anything else I just my earphones in blast the volume and think about everything
    kiearraryan kiearraryan 13-15, F Dec 6

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    Just laying here listening to music all day and night, because I have no life........ and I'm okay with that
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Most of the music on the radio sucks, as least the ones Im interested in. Don't know about the rest. Every time I turn on the radio, I usually hear rap. And where all the female...
    Curvzahead Curvzahead 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I like country and rock music. I like tool, iron maiden, Tim McGraw, kix, Emily Kinney, and stuff like that.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I would like to say I like to listen to my music when I am working out. You know certain beats go really well with certain routines. It is kind of like having well; never mine. So...
    Theonlyexception4me Theonlyexception4me 46-50 3 Responses Dec 6

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    For some reason, music calms me down. That's why I've chosen music over cutting. When I'm upset, I lock myself up in my room, close the curtains, stick in my headphones, and...
    morekisses morekisses 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Music helps me forget about my problems so I'm always listening to something, trying to block out everything, especially if I just want to be alone with my thoughts.
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    i blast music when i feel depressed or lonely.. and i listen to it all night ;0
    livinglife789 livinglife789 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Mind over matter, that is what a friend of mine has told me. And tonight I lay, deep in though. I think not of anything in particular, rather, I let my mind wander. To whatever may...
    Wolfofthewood Wolfofthewood 16-17 Dec 1

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    I 100% enjoy music I don't care what type or genre it is as long I in the mood I would rock , jam and dance to it <3 Music lover
    Katt007 Katt007 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    "Book of Mormon" is hilarious! But my favourite musical has to be "Phantom of the Opera"
    sjwhit sjwhit 13-15, M Nov 22

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    Really . I have listened to put the gun down by zz ward all day
    booklover14 booklover14 13-15, F Nov 22

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    I love the music of Neil Diamond. it has been a part of my life for 43 years since I first heard I Am I Said. Hearing him sing it live is one of the most magical experiences...
    Neil80 Neil80 51-55, M Nov 23

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    I listen to this when having a horrible day!!!
    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M Nov 24

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    Sometimes I feel sad listening songs from bands that broke up or singers that somehow just faded away.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Today ,I was listening to some songs from Abba and remembering my youth. :)
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    marble house by The Knife Start at 1 minute if you're an impatient listener. http://youtu.be/kyN5BYL8l_o
    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Song list 1. Blank space 2. Booty ft Iggy azalea 3. Halo 4.lips are moving 5.shake it off Lol top 5 songs I listen to the most
    Javier09 Javier09 13-15, M Nov 27

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    KLOVE radio station addict :0). Very comforting. I love all the songs they play. Like "Where feet may fail, Beautiful, Hope in front of me and many more. Awesome music.
    liljumpingjoan liljumpingjoan 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    LoveMusicDreams LoveMusicDreams 26-30, F Dec 5

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    My listening preferences are Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn Piano Concertos with the occasional dip into my Ray Conniff collection.
    mahsud mahsud 70+, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    right now listening to Hot Mouth - Juxtapose
    egoisticwizard egoisticwizard 22-25, M Dec 13

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    On Saturday night I listened to a Ravel piece, Saint-Saen's Cello Concerto and Falla's Three Cornered Hat. A very interesting mix with a Spanish flavour.
    mahsud mahsud 70+, M a week ago

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    hey !, if you like chill house and stuff.. just listen to my NEW song 'French Birthday'! I hope you'll like it! :) just give it a try!! :D thanks I will appreciate it!! https...
    JelteDiavolo JelteDiavolo 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Right now, I'm listening to Train's current album: "Bulletproof Picasso". Two of my favorite songs on the album are, "Wonder what you're doin for the rest of your life", and "Din...
    moviemania14 moviemania14 22-25, M 4 days ago

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