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What was the 1 song that got you into your favorite artist?

Old 06-12-07, 05:12 AM
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great thread idea:

Radiohead - Idioteque
Idlewild - Actually Its Darkness
Beastie Boys - So Watcha Want
Kings Of Convenience - I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
Old 06-12-07, 08:42 AM
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Old 06-12-07, 11:26 AM
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Slayer: Angel of Death

Misfits: 20 Eyes

Iron Maiden: Aces High

Metallica: Four Horsemen

Clutch: Shogun named Marcus

Ramones: I wanna be sedated

Descendents: Clean Sheets

Nickel Creek: When you come back down

Martin Sexton: Black Sheep

Guster: Barrel of a gun
Old 06-12-07, 01:10 PM
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Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around the Block
Interpol - Leif Erikson
Suede - Animal Nitrate
Old 06-13-07, 02:46 AM
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Garbage-Cherry Lips
Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb
P.J.Harvey-The Whores Hustle and The Hustlers Whore
Poe-Angry Johnny
Black Crowes-She Talks To Angels
David Bowie-Ziggy Stardust
Stevie Ray Vaughan-Little Wing
Nine Inch Nails-Closer

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Old 06-13-07, 06:09 AM
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The first time I heard "I Wanna Be Your Lover" from Prince in 1979. I thaught his R&B/funk sound with his falsetto voice was very unique. He was a virtual unknown at the time. Then 3 short years later when he released his epic "1999" album his genious was firmly established.

I also remember the first time I heard the advanced single "When Doves Cry" around June of '84. It blew me away at the time and even the DJ who was playing it was in awe of the track. This was well before the movie our soundtrack to "Purple Rain" had been released
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around the Block
Interpol - Leif Erikson
Suede - Animal Nitrate
Those are all fantastic songs.
Old 06-13-07, 09:40 AM
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Causey Way - Geological Lust
The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
Fear - Lets Have a War
False Prophets - Baghdad Stomp
The Adverts - Back From The Dead
Dead Kennedys - (I have no idea what it was but it was Jello Biafra Talking shit to the crowd and it was set to music so it wasn't his spoken word but it wasn't a Dead Kennedys song either, anyhow I asked the guy at the record shop what it was and he said "The Dead Kennedys" I think I was about 12-13 then and I've been a fan ever since but I've never come across that particular recording again )
Slayer - Skeletons of Society
Fear Factory - Replica
The Pixies - Holiday Song
KMFDM - Juke Joint Jezebel
Skrew - Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
Old 06-13-07, 09:51 AM
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Rancid - Salvation
Prince - Little Red Corvette
Smashing Pumpkins - Today
Pixies - Where Is My Mind
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Damone - Frustrated, Unnoticed
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Tegan and Sara - I Know, I Know, I Know
Killers - Smile Like You Mean It
Old 06-13-07, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by kakihara1
Dead Kennedys - (I have no idea what it was but it was Jello Biafra Talking shit to the crowd and it was set to music so it wasn't his spoken word but it wasn't a Dead Kennedys song either, anyhow I asked the guy at the record shop what it was and he said "The Dead Kennedys" I think I was about 12-13 then and I've been a fan ever since but I've never come across that particular recording again )
"Night of the Living Rednecks", it was a B-side and is available on Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.
Old 06-13-07, 12:03 PM
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"Let me tell you about the last time I was in Oregon" lol nope that's not it, I have all of their officially released material.

I should Clarify by saying that the place sold TONS of bootleg stuff but the sound quality of the recording was excellent.
Old 06-16-07, 04:11 PM
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Bad(live)-U2
Paranoid Android-Radiohead
Ten Years Gone-Led Zeppelin
Driver 8-REM
Invisible Sun-The Police
Dark Side of the Moon-Pink Floyd(I know it's not one song,but you have to have the whole album)
Old 06-16-07, 04:49 PM
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7 Words - Deftones
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it wasn't until i heard 'p. control' that i would bend over for prince. after that, i bought 'dirty mind' and it's never been the same since seeing him in that trenchcoat with the spandex.
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call me morbid, call me pale, I've spent six years on your trail...
Half A Person by The Smiths

Workin' On The Highway by Bruce Springsteen
what's weird is that, growing up in the 80's, I never felt the influence of Springsteen (I was 15 in 1985, and wasn't a fan of music). A friend gave me a mix tape in 1990 that had a couple of Springsteen songs, and it was good enough for me to investigate his entire catalog.

Friend of P by The Rentals
Again...fairly recently, although they've been around since '95, but I didn't get the hint until 2005. Love em.

The Sweater Song by Weezer
I was in bartending school in 1995, and there was a jukebox we could listen to during breaks. I kept playing this song, mainly because some red-headed kid said he hated it. The more I played it, the more I loved it.

Lies by Billy Talent
I'm still discovering some great stuff by this band.
Old 06-17-07, 11:42 AM
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Again, it's strange how people are listing more than 1 when "favorite artist" is by definition 1.

Anyway, I bought The Bends (Radiohead) because I saw the video for "Fake Plastic Trees" on MTV. I liked the song so I picked up the album. The Bends went into solid rotation and I bought OK Computer on release day, before the crowds. The song that put Radiohead over the top from that day was "Paranoid Android". It is conceivably still one of my favorite songs, but has some competition...
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Jungleland - Bruce
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Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies
I'm Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
(untitled track) - Sigur Ros
Old 06-18-07, 03:58 PM
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U2 - I Will Follow
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
Judas Priest - Breaking the Law
Radiohead - Creep
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
The Beatles - Help!
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Space Oddity - David Bowie
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Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
Just - Radiohead
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
This is a Call - Foo Fighters
SLTS - Nirvana
Time is Running Out - Muse
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Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
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My favorite varies but these are some. Not the first song I heard by them but the song that made me love them and buy lots more of their albums.

The Fall - The N.W.R.A. (If I have to pick one this is it)
X - The World's a Mess; It's in my Kiss
Devo - Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy
AC/DC - Hell's Bells
David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life probably

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