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I Wtk What Song Or Album Has Stuck With You To Adulthood

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    With The Lights Out (disk 1, 2 & 3)- Nirvana (box-set)

      The one album (or in this case set of albums) that has ALWAYS stuck with me is the "With The Lights Out" box-set. I got it when I was about 16, when I was really getting into Nirvana's music. The whole thing blew me away. Never had I heard such beauty from music. A lot of the...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Deacon Blues

    I shared this story in another group (I Love Steely Dan group) but it is worth re-telling.  I was still in Elementary school when I first remember hearing it.  I was laying down across the backseat of my parents car( a banana yellow 1977 Lincoln Continental land...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Feb 22, 2010

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    Portishead - Entire First Album.

    i used to listen to this over and over and over. it completely changed my ability to perceive music. 
    boombooms boombooms 26-30 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    The Eagles 'Life In The Fast Lane'

    I have several Eagles albums and forgive me, I do get mixed up on which songs came from which albums. Though I believe "Life In the Fast Lane" originally came from "Hotel California". Its fast and love the lyrics. Its got that rockin' bassy groove, which I love. I also like the...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 3 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush Live Circa 1978

      When I first bought this album everything else in my LP collection instantly became obsolete. I've never hear such wicked raw riffs before or since for that matter.
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    Teen To Adult.....

    The album is 1977 by Ash and the song is from the same album "Goldfinger". Not sure if this band ever made it across the pond (I'm in UK)...it's a shame if they didn't. This particular song instantly takes me back to the 90's....when life was a much simpler notion!
    MissDazed MissDazed 26-30, F Oct 10, 2011

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    Phil Ochs

    There are so many songs and albums that stay with me but none have shaped my world view to the extent that Phil Ochs did. Forever the liberal, he was the peacemaker, imbued with the sentimentality that embraced the very spirit of the 1960's.
    titanis titanis 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

      I remember many a car trip that I had as a child where I would hear this song but I could never seem to pick up on the name and even though I didn't know much of Shakespeare's story, I thought the song was a perfect ending to a tragedy. It was a song of hope for me, that...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    The Beatles And Simon & Garfunkel

    And Chicago, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Joel, and random big band music (which later morphed into my undying love of Ska). My parents ALWAYS had music playing - in the car, the house, at parties, everywhere. My father had a fantastic voice and was always singing - he would...
    spiralshell spiralshell 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    My 5

    Electric Ladyland ~ Jimi Hendrix Experience Aretha Gospel ~ Aretha Franklin Hard Again ~ Muddy Waters Tres Hombre ~ ZZ Top Get Your Ya Yas Out ~ The Rolling Stones Not set in stone.
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Jul 9, 2011

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    The Beetles Yellow Brick Road Album

    My step brother would play this album, and yes I say album as in Vinyl, every day! When I was little, I hated it, but as I grew older I learned to actually listen and appreciate the music, the lyrics, the stories being told. Now, I can still sing most of the songs by heart. I...
    countrygirl4life countrygirl4life 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    Kansas

    Never has a band so beautifully combined a big, bold, arena rock sound with such personal, intimate, searching lyrics. If you only know Kansas for "Dust In The Wind", which was their highest-charting hit, go get another album like Song for America or Leftoverture. They are my...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    Fly Robin, Fly By The Silver Convention

    When I first heard this song, I loved it instantaneously. Firstly, I love the rhythm (its walking pace) And secondly, its lyrics are so simple. You see, I am an Asian Chinese, and most times, I had to listen to a song many times over before I could get the lyrics...
    jeanma jeanma 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2010

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    My Music - My Life- My Best Albums

    There are 3 lp's I have owned since a young man, and still listen to 1. Micheal Jackson- thriller 2. Jean Michel jarre- oxygene 3. Pink floyd - dark side of the moon Oh - the memories these of these albums - so many thoughts,so many good times, so many sad thoughts Mark xx
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Jan 10, 2013

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    Dark Side Of The Moon

    I just watched a documentary with the band members discussing the making of this amazing LP.  It was on the Billboard Hot 100 Album Chart (back when #10 with a bullet MEANT something) for 744 weeks....that is 14 YEARS!!!!  Watching the documentary and hearing some of those...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Feb 27, 2013

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    Daryl Hall And John Oates

    Some might disagree but I find the "Blue-Eyed Soul" of Hall and Oates some of the tightest, best produced rock/R&B never on Motown. Daryl Hall's vocals are breath-taking in their range and John Oates is a solid partner and back-up.  Best song?  Hard to pick but "She's Gone...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Apr 19, 2013

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    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9, 2010

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    Alice In Chains - Facelift

    When I was young (around 6 or 7) I used to go over to my uncles apt. and listening to his Alice In Chains album. I used to just love it (still do) and would frequently go down there and damn near beg him to play it until he eventually broke down and bought it for me on cassette...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8, 2011

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    musicisnowmyworld musicisnowmyworld 56-60 2 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    Who's Next.....The Who

    This album has been on my all-time Top 10 since it came out in the mid-70s. Every single tune is a hit.  It makes a great front-to-back listen.  By CD-era standards its a short album but it is pure gold.....hell, pure platinum!
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Mar 1, 2013

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    New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too...

    Well I'm only 16 but I use to listen to this album since I was really, really little. I loved every song on the album!
    BritLuvsYu BritLuvsYu 13-15, F Jul 14, 2011

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    Hotel California By The Eagles

    I grew up in the 90's and one song that has stuck with me through life is Hotel California. I fell in love with this song as a child and still love it today. It's one song that I can say still gives me that unique bittersweet feeling, the kind you remember from your childhood...
    LuckyLibraLady LuckyLibraLady 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    Guns And Roses Will Always Be My Greatest Influence...

    I learned to play guitar when I was in the 6th grade.Back then I just wanted to learn, to play songs and didn't have a clue what artists and bands I were playing. I just had the string desire to learn guitar that time. I was first exposed to albums from Metallica and Megadeth...
    RalphBelmond RalphBelmond 31-35, M Sep 30, 2011

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    Lots.....but.....

    Skunk Anansie - Paranoid & Sunburnt. Guns n Roses - Use Your Illusion 1 & 2. Jeff Waynes musical version of War Of The Worlds.  Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock n Roll, Too Young To Die.  Black Sabbath - Paranoid. The Macc Lads - Beer n Sex n Chips n Gravy.  The...
    PausingDrifter PausingDrifter 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2010

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    Impossible To Pick Just One, But ....

    I am a child of the 60's, 70's - a time when music was magical and for me will always be the best. I have many many favorites from that era but one major standout is "In A Gadda Da Vida" ( title was supposed to be "In the Garden of Eden" ) by Iron Butterfly. I have always been a...
    bluesfan7 bluesfan7 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2011

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    It's Too Late

    Carole King "Tapestry" album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSep7QJXKlE
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Nevermind - Nirvana

    I think that over all the years of my mind growing, Enjoying different foods, different movies,i think whats stuck with me the most is my love of nirvana.When i was younger i would sit on the floor and watch my dad load cd after cd into his expensive HI-FI and i would sit and...
    Smallpeter1 Smallpeter1 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    When I Was Little...

    In my mother's womb probably when a baby normally starts to hear sound. My mother used to sit a music box on her stomach and it used to play you are my sunshine. So now, when I play guitar, that's the first song I play. (: I remember alot about my childhood that normal people...
    Kynearin Kynearin 22-25, F Feb 12, 2012

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    Nevermind , Bleach, Incesticide, And In Utero -- Nirvana

    I grew up with the Seattle sound  *grunge* and Nirvana was my fave. They are still my favorite until this day.
    EccentricOne EccentricOne 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2010

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    Stairway To Heaven

    I first heard it when I was like 4? I've loved it ever since. The medieval mystery of it. It's so unique, and I would try and figure out what he was talking about. When I was in elementray school, I saw on TV about the backwards messages and said "I knew that song was special...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    The Ramones

    I got the Ramones first album at the age of eight and it completely changed my musical tastes. It was the first time I heard music that was as hyper and jumpy as I was. To this day at 41 I still love listening to that album over and over.
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M Feb 23, 2011

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    Thriller - Michael Jackson.

    The late Michael Jackson truly was one of the greatest singers of all time and this album was a hit for him. I remember hearing it at a friends house at halloween and dancing to the title track - I had some good times back then.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Sep 7, 2013

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    Marshall Mathers Lp

    Eminem's second studio album. I remember when it dropped. I still love that album and Em.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18, 2013

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    Black No 1

        This is the first album from Type O Negative that I heard and became acquainted with. It was love at first sound with me and they quickly became one of my favorite bands and stuck with me through all these years. They have such a great variety to thier music...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11 31-35, F Apr 26, 2010

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    Please Play At My Funeral

    Ever since I was 12 (30 now), Creep by Radiohead has been my favorite song.  I want this song to be played at my funeral.  I have felt rejected my whole life.  Since childhood, my 'beauty' has been such a big deal.  Naturally, when I look at myself in the...
    lifeorregret lifeorregret 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    U2 - Unforgettable Fire Amongst Others By U2 But This Is Best

    I've seen u2 perform three large concerts in Melbourne, Australia, and being a regular concert goer, have to tell you that their concerts are by far the best i have ever been to.  They know how to emotionally impact on a crowd.  The last concert i went to of theirs...
    GemmaRavenBird GemmaRavenBird 41-45, F Apr 26, 2010

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    Back In Black

    i know the screen name is bongus (bon+angus, geddit?), but i never heard of ac/dc until back in black. not my fault, i was just a kid. listened to whatever was on the radio. liked music in general, but nothing ever stood out as "mine". all of a sudden, "you shook me all night...
    bongus bongus 41-45, M 4 Responses May 22, 2010

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    Songs From My Hs And College Years I Remember Well...

    Doors. Their entire first album. Boz Scaggs "We're Alone Now." Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit." Grace Slick was the greatest woman hard rock singer of all time. Allman Brothers "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" "Hot 'Lanta." Duane Allman was the greatest blues-rock guitarist ever...
    consa consa 61-65, M May 23, 2010

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    I'll Name Three...no...five

    1. Supertramp's Breakfast in America2. Styx: The Grand Illusion (although Cornerstone could take this spot as well)3. Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die4. CSNY: Deja Vu5. The Cars: Greatest HitsDo you realize how hard it was for me not to include a Grateful Dead album.
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Jul 9, 2011

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    A Lot Has Stuck

    but everything jackson browne has ever done and bob dylan as well. i can't think back to where they weren't there. if there is someone living that loves me, when i die, these troubadours will sing me to the next life.
    letmeusethisname letmeusethisname 41-45, M Oct 30, 2010

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    No Easy Answer

    Since I usually don't drop music (though I do occasionally), I listen to most of the same music that I did when I was a wee lad. I guess I have to go according to period I guess. I still listen to all of these regularly...as well as everything else. Thats the beauty of having 2...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M May 19, 2010

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    Simple Stuff

    As far as songs go, Simple Man from Lynard Skynard really has stuck with me as I've matured into manhood and begun finding out some very interesting things about myself. With albums, the first one that jumps to mind would definately be We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things from...
    DIYman DIYman 22-25, M Jul 14, 2012

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    Ghostbusters Theme Song

    I was a big fan of Ghostbusters when I was a kid
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 17 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    Dsotm

    It would have to be Pink Floyd's Dark Sid Of The Moon. I was 16 when I first heard it. I actually found a cassette of it on the side of the road when I was going home from school on the last day. I listened to it on Mono cassette player but it was the most wonderfull sound I...
    Hypnotia Hypnotia 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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    Don't Judge Me...

    But it's Wham! Make it Big....I love it just as much now as I did then!
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Led Zeppelin - Babe,

    I'm Gonna Leave You.I was raised with the music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac etc... My father listened to their music and as a result I got frequent exposure to it. It was the first music I ever showed any interest in and it sparked my deep love for...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Linkin Park

    Linkin Park is the one and only band that I always come back to since I was a kid.
    Masson Masson 18-21, M Jun 19, 2012

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    Grease

    The soundtrack to GREASE. I saw that movie when it first came out in 1978. I made my sisters crazy by playing the album over and over again.
    mmorgan012 mmorgan012 46-50, M 1 Response May 25, 2011

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