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  • johndoh
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    Listening to the radio tonight, a song came on, heard it countless times before, know it word for word.

    But, at 46, I had this realisation that it was *the* song that made me start to really appreciate music.

    Run to the Hills, Iron Maiden.

    Weird how all of a sudden the realisation came to me.

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ipGhzrIi3s[/video]

    bamford
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    like the OP, mine was Iron Maiden, but Phantom Of The Opera
    and Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

    aa
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    as a hip hop fan….

    Roxanne Shante, Shante rox on

    Vern0n
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    KC – Give it up!

    Cool cool memories of this blaring out by the beach as a 10 yo back in ’83 ish

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    metal guru – first record I bought

    might have to stop wearing glittery stars on my cheek now I’m nearly 50 though 🙁

    Pieface
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    Please no Youtube embedded video’s without the text to say the song, some of us CBA to watch the video but are interested in your thoughts.

    For me =
    Sit Down – James

    johndoh
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    BTW – I was a Maiden fan before RTTH (didn’t want to like Dickinson when he joined) but it really did change how I thought about music.

    Bohemian Rhapsody!

    NMA – No Rest. I was 20 when this came out & I’d been following them for over 2 years already. Their one & only UK top 30 hit record

    you can watch it if you want, but you don’t have to:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbv_ant8H8w[/video]

    I was at their gig in Leeds last week. They still do this one. sometimes

    Power and the Passion by Midnight Oil from their 10,9,8 … album. It was 1982 and I was 18 and had never been interested in music till I heard this at a mate’s place. Brilliant.

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    First ‘song’ that made me realise that music could affect your mood (big brother bought the 7″)
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0orhvcxBY[/video]

    The first track I thought no home should be without:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scif2vfg1ug[/video]

    This ‘rebooted’ my musical tastes for a while:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUMh8GQnDW8[/video]

    Saw The Smiths in ’86 and then the South Bank Show not long after – the first (and possibly last) time I’ve mourned the collapse of a band:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbr57W70UdE[/video]

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    Either White Lines or something from The Cramps’ Smell of Female ep.

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    Fugazi-Waiting Room
    I was 15 when my girlfriend at the time got me the album. I wore it out, and it still sounds fantastic now I’m 40…

    [video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H9sx90BTh2A[/video]

    loddrik
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    Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized

    johndoh
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    When I was 16 ‘Liberator’ (Spear of Destiny) did have a bit of an effect too.

    davidh872
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    Amazing coincidence. I opened this thread and, as I read the opening line from jondoh, my Windows Media Player (on shuffle with c.1000+ songs) started playing ‘Run to the Hills’
    Shiver down the spine
    Go Bruce
    No particular song, but about 1982 – ‘Number of the Beast'(The Prisoner), ‘Back in Black’ and the Friday Rock Show.

    johndoh
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    That *is* spooky…

    bamford
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdphvuyaV_I[/video]

    this also, Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
    still good now!

    I seem to remember my older sister had two albums I always would Nick from her room, Queen Greatest hits and Lou Reed Transformer. Satellite of love, later it was UB40 and Ivory Madonna.

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    loddrik – Member 
    Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized

    Fantastic!

    [video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LoF_a0-7xVQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLoF_a0-7xVQ[/video]

    iBaa
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    Utah Saints – Something good. I don’t know how many times I have listened to the whole album. It seems to be the one go to playlist of choice on my iPod.

    johndoh
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    I actually wore out my first copy of Maiden’s NOTB – bought a second copy and gave the first to my unappreciative brother.

    tiggs121
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bif2q_Zo3-4[/video]
    And Alec – if you ever see this ….thanks!

    paulevans
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    Inspiral Carpets – This how it feels to be lonely

    Or

    Radiohead – Creep

    chip
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    Sweet exorcist test one.

    Still love this,

    chip
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    And this

    Epitome of hype ladies with an attitude .

    The music was so good when I was a young’un (sighs)
    http://youtu.be/jwUwgzUHPFA

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    Sultans of Ping -‘ Where’s me Jumper’, but probably due to a spate of lost kiddie school jumpers.

    So:
    Gn’R – Sweet Child ‘o Mine – GCSE year
    House of Pain – Jump Around – A levels
    And oddly, En Vogue – My lovin – (the ‘never gonna get it’ song)- uni

    CountZero
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    I was aware of songs from when I was small, Freight Train, by Nancy Whisky, was a song that I always remember hearing on the radio, but the album that totally changed my perspective of what music could sound like was one I borrowed from a classmate, because I’d never seen a cover like it, and the very first track was like nothing I’d ever heard before, and still sounds unlike anything else from 1969:


    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujIbpt-CCTY&sns=em[/video]

    King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King, and 21st Century Schizoid Man

    jambourgie
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFXJF2Y_9rM[/video]

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    Anarchy In The UK

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