When I was 17...

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Postby Jake » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:36 pm

Sting never threw his kid out the window. If Eric Clapton is God, how come the Son of God can't fly?

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Postby miss carol » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:24 pm

17 huh? Here goes...

Duran Duran
Clash
Depeche Mode
Black Flag
New Order
Stray Cats
Dead Kennedys

I can't remember much else

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Postby Herb Tarlek » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:50 pm

I too lived a sheltered suburban life so they're all pretty typical classic rock:

Van Halen (preferably w/ Dave, but embarassed to admit 5150 & OU812 were favourites at the time too)
*The Beatles - White Album
*The Doors - The Doors
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Living Colour - Vivid
Cream - Fresh Cream
*Stray Cats - Built For Speed
*KISS - Dressed To Kill & Alive 1

(* - favourites long before age 17, but were still important to me at the time)

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Postby Kristy » Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:06 pm

When I was 17, I listened to:
Bob Dylan
Joni Mitchell
Barclay James Harvest (ha! there's a name only the Brits will know)
Pink Floyd (I actually liked them)
and Elton John!
So you can see how old I am. Punk hadn't even hit yet.
Well, it was just hitting.

Even with all that about Clapton (and that's a shocking thing to say about him throwing his kid out the window, Jake -- I mean, is that anywhere near what happened? I thought he fell) being true, Layla is still a beautiful, classic rock song.

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Postby jaimoe0 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:45 pm

Let's see... at 17...
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
Van Halen - Probably Diver Down... whichever one came out that year, actually.
REM - I spent the summer before my senior year trying to convince my metalhead friends that "Reckoning" was a great album.
U2 - "Unforgettable Fire" I think came out around that time.
Jam - Pretty much listened to the Jam non-stop throughout high school. Also got the first Style Council ep my senior year.

I was too stoned to remember anything else.

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Postby jaimoe0 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:47 pm

And I think "Layla and other Assorted Love Songs" is a true classic of the rock era... Top 25 material, for sure, but the song "Layla" has been so over-played, and that fucking live, acoustic version from his Unplugged disc is the definition of dull and uninspired.

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Postby Kristy » Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:59 pm

Oh I agree -- that live acoustic version is completely
lame. The original is the one that matters. I think the
verses are great! But I've nattered about this before.

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Postby OldTasty » Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:16 pm

jaimoe0 wrote:REM - I spent the summer before my senior year trying to convince my metalhead friends that "Reckoning" was a great album.

My meathead friends couldn't get past the idea that there weren't any guitar solos. But then again, they swore up and down that Rush's 2112 was the pinnacle of rock art...

At 17?

REM - Fables of the Reconstruction (the soundtrack to a highschool trip to Europe)
Game Theory - Real Nighttime
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Rattlesnakes
Joy Division - Closer
Zeitgeist - Translate Slowly
Chicago - Chicago II (parts of which I still enjoy -- call me a loser if you must)

Pretty serious, eh? Thankfully, I discovered a sense of humor in college...

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Postby sab » Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:17 am

OldTasty wrote: But then again, they swore up and down that Rush's 2112 was the pinnacle of rock art...


Are you implying it's not?

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Postby zeke » Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:50 am

Hmmm...at 17 deep in the hinterland of the midwest...

The Police - Synchronicity &before

Pink Floyd - the final cut &berfore

Dead Milkmen - Big Lizard in My Backyard

The obligitory Zeppelin/Hendrix/Beatles/Stones/Who classic rock.

Tons of art/prog rock - Yes/Rush/Jethro Tull


...with some T Rex...



At least that's what's left of my vinyl...


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