And The List Goes On

I was the baby of the house, born in 81 so I had exposure to the surrounding decades of that time. I think most 80's babies are typically more open to various sounds because of that. My dad listened to only country. My mom listened to classical and classic rock, but would later become open to other genres. My two older brothers' tastes changed with pop culture but usually stayed in the lines of rap, country, and rock. As a child, I followed the radio because it was all I had until I got my first dvd/tape player around 11 or 12. Before that I would be in my brother's room listening to their stuff. I was a Mariah Carey fan, and also loved the 80's hour on a local station. I would turn my radio to am at night and listen to hits from the 40's to 60's. I was fascinated by music and wanted to hear everything that I could find. I actually like country but nothing post-1998. I use to like some of the rap my brothers listened to, but nothing post-2000. When Metallica's Black album came out, we all discovered it because it was on the radio. One we (aside from my dad) decided we all liked it mom started buying the tapes for my brothers. Then I discovered their older stuff wich I am a fan of til this day. This opened new doors for all of us and led to harder stuff.

When grunge cane around, I was in love! All the typical bands a still in my library: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, STP, etc. And this opened new avenues as well.

When I was a kid at home on weekends, PBS would feature celtic concerts and Riverdance shows occassionally. These sounds were so interesting to me and I still love them!

Many years ago I started Bellydance classes. This ultimately led to performing, and even teaching classes myself. In this experience I have become fond of Egyptian, Arabic, Lebanese, and Turkish Music both Modern and Traditional. Drum work is among my favorite things to listen to, and I love World music.

So today, all of these things have added to my vast collection of music. I still love the old greats. I'm not a huge fan of modern pop at the moment. But some of the new sounds I truely enjoy include Pagan Death Metal and Symph-Metal. I love Celtic music and Irish Folk Music, Pagan Contemporary, Thrash and Speed Metal, Alternative Rock, Meditation music and sounds, and lots of other stuff.

My Cd collection Ranges from Bobby Goldboro and Gordon Lightfoot to Slayer and Mushroomhead. There's some Inkubus Sukkubus and Depeche Mode in there. Metallica and Megadeth, along with Turkish Pop and Lebanese Traditional. And the list goes on!
FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong
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1 Response Sep 15, 2012

Im probably 5 years older than you but I also have an eclectic musical story...(as do most people now days)...
when i was growing up I had an older sister by 3 years and by the time she was getting into music that was the early 80's so a lot of 80's music was in the background to those formative years...the first bands I got into were when I was in yr 7... I have a brother that is one year older and he has a cool friend that had a few older brothers that had a truely MASSIVE cd collection and that was the first year anyone has heard of a compact disk so it was significant for that era.....so anyway he was influential as were other members in that same group...
and for me initially it was Queen & Metallica they were the big 2 for me back then, quickly after that , Led Zepplin & Jimi Hendrix were also big for me in that same year....
but of course there was much more...later stuff like the chilli peppers, nirvana, G'n'R etc spider bait, violent femmes, The smiths, Ramones,
My dad was into older stuff but some stuff I could relate to like, Bob Dylan, Credence, the Beatles etc...and a lot of older stuff....
These days when im in the car I listen to only classical music....
but if im home alone and need to do chores I will play death metal....(cookie monster vocals... and thunderous Double Kick....LOL)
Some bands of note that I like:
Rush, The Misfits (another big one for me), The Dead Kennedys, Megadeath, iron maiden, sneaky sound system (lately), Bad religion, etc...
But like you there is some diversity... I like classical as I said... even stuff like Joan Baez, Lionel Ritchie, Lady Gaga, Pink, Buddy Holly, No FX, Motley Crue, Slayer, Death, Dire Straits, Neil Diamond, chuck berry, Dion, the pogues, Sierra Maestra...
ETC....

Thanks for reading and commenting. You named maybe 2 I don't like and 2 I don't know. Lol. Music has been my savior in some cases, and I can never get enough!