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

Old 06-11-07, 12:40 PM
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What was the 1 song that got you into your favorite artist?

"Richard III" - Supergrass
"Don't Buy the Realistic" - Spoon
"Demons Sing Love Songs" - Unwound
"Babys Are For Petting" - Vue
"Human Behavior" - Bjork
"I'm a Loser" - Beck
"Creep" - Radiohead
"Star Shaped" - Blur
"Madonna of the Wasps" - Robyn Hitchcock
"Everyone Gets Crushed" - Superchunk
"I Don't Mind" - the Decemberists
"Oh!" - Sleater Kinney
"In Your Car" - Kennicke
"Caribou" - the Pixies
"Mother" - Funkadelic
"Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" - Frank Zappa
"Johnny Hit and Run Pauline" - X
"I Love Livin in the City" - Fear
"Too Drunk to Fuck" - Dead Kennedys

What are some of your's?
Old 06-11-07, 12:56 PM
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"Sober" - Tool
"Evenflow" - Pearl Jam
"Rodent" - Skinny Puppy
"Dark Ride" - Coil
"Powertrip" - Monster Magnet
"Moya" - Godspeed You Black Emperor
"Wish" - Nine Inch Nails
"Tommy the Cat" - Primus
and also "Too Drunk to Fuck" - Dead Kennedys
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"Favorite Artist" implies one.
Old 06-11-07, 01:34 PM
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hmmm. good question... it's usually the radio single.

Dubstar - 'Not So Manic Now'
Boo Radley - 'It's Lulu'
Lightning Seeds - 'Marvellous'
Orbital - 'Chime'
Super Furry Animals - 'God! Show Me Magic'
Pet Shop Boys - 'West End Girls'
Manic Street Preachers - 'A Design For Life'
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1. Arcade Fire - Antichrist Television Blues or Intervention, don't really remember.
2. The New Pornographers - Use It
3. Radiohead - Everything in It's right place
4. Muse - Map of the Problematique
5. Kanye West - Through the Wire
6.Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel the Illinoise!
7. Neutral Milk Hotel - King of Carrot Flowers Part 1
8. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
9.The Decemberists - 16 Military Wives
10. The Beatles - Come Together
Old 06-11-07, 03:42 PM
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Phish - Fee
Okkervil River - Westfall
White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
My Morning Jacket - Lowdown
Drive By Truckers - Let There Be Rock
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole
Wilco - Misunderstood
Black Crowes - Jealous Again
Old 97's - Timebomb
Josh Ritter - Girl in the War
Old 06-11-07, 03:50 PM
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1.The Smashing Pumpkins - Soma
2.Tool - Schism
3.Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
4.Enya - Anywhere Is
5.The White Stripes - Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
6.Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
7.The Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next
8.Radiohead - Subterrainian Homesick Alien
9.Sigur Ros - Untitled # 1
10.Weezer - No One Else
Old 06-11-07, 04:20 PM
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Lewis Taylor - Whoever

Unfortunately I had no idea of the title/artist at the time, so I didn't get into his stuff until about 5 years later when Lewis II came out and blew my fragile little mind...
Old 06-11-07, 04:38 PM
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Led Zeppelin-Over the Hills and Far Away(knew them and had heard them but when this came out everything changed)
Neil Young-Heart of Gold
Z Z Top-La Grange
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"Ziggy Stardust" - David Bowie
"All Is Full Of Love" - Bjork
"Where The Wild Roses Grow" - Kylie Minogue
"O, Superman" - Laurie Anderson
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Track 4 on ( ) for Sigur Ros. Heard it during Vanilla Sky and it got me hooked from there. Strangely enough, Track 3's become more of my favorite on that album now.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
"Favorite Artist" implies one.
Very true... but why did you post that and not contribute?

Wow... this is going back some years....

Gonna have to say : Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Old 06-11-07, 05:49 PM
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Wonderwall - Ryan Adams
Caught by the Fuzz - Supergrass
Supersonic - Oasis
NYC - Interpol
Radiohead - You
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"La Isla Bonita"- Madonna
Old 06-11-07, 06:30 PM
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"Train in Vain" - The Clash

"Epic" - Faith No More (Although now I can name about 30 FNM songs I like better. I still like Epic).

"I Wanna Be Sedated" - Ramones

"Jeremy" - Pearl Jam

"Tom Sawyer" - Rush

"Schism" - Tool

"Under Pressure" - Queen

The rest of my favorite bands (Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Primus, Queensryche, Helloween, etc.) I don't think there was one song. I think I was introduced to an entire album from someone else and then expanded from there.
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"Breakfast After 10" - Blue October
"I Was Wrong" - Social Distortion
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"A Wall I Must Climb" - Michael McDermott
"Duvet" - Boa
"The Show Must go On" - Queen (I'd heard the We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions single many times before but always figured it was a one off/not that consequential a band, boy was I wrong)
"Prayer for the Dying" - Seal
"Snow on the Sahara" - Anggun
"Sober" - Tool
"Come and Get It" - Badfinger (not my favorite song of theirs by far, but intrigued me enough to keep on listening, although I'd say the cover art to _Magic Christian Music_ iinterested me more)
"Way Down in the Hole" - Tom Waits
"Bloodletting" - Concrete Blonde
"Killing an Arab" - The Cure
"Taxi" - Harry Chapin
"Joyride" - Roxette

I have way too many 'favorite artists' to continue listening but these are all some of my most listened to.

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Metallica's "One" is what sealed the deal for me.
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"O, Dana" - Big Star
Old 06-11-07, 07:48 PM
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I'll mention any artist I have several albums of and/or a continuing interest in their material. I usually don't hear songs by artists, rather entire albums. I buy a LOT of music blind, so songs don't "sell" to me the way they used to.

a-ha - "Take on Me"
Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)"
Beck - "Whiskeyclone Hotel City 1997"
Björk - "Army of Me"
Bloc Party - "Banquet"
Blur - "Charmless Man"
Brand New - "Okay, I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't"
Ladytron - "Discotraxx"
LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge"
Manu Chao - "Clandestino"
Radiohead - "Creep"
St. Germain - "Rose Rouge"

To name a few.
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"Hit" > The Sugarcube then Bjork. Actually, the "Hit" video made me fall in love with Bjork and I got into The Sugarcubes then Bjork went solo.

"The Trooper" > Iron Maiden
"Subdivisions" then "Tom Sawyer" > RUSH
At first "Dirty Deeds" then later "Back in Black" sealed the deal > AC/DC
"Detroit Rock City" > KISS
"Mob Rules" > Black Sabbath > Ronnie James Dio
"Breaking the Law" > Judas Priest
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KISS - "Firehouse"
Iron Maiden - "Number of the Beast"
Dio - "Stand up and Shout"
AC/DC - "Back in Black"
Black Sabbath - "Mob Rules"
Ted Nugent - "Cat Scratch Fever"
Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"
UFO - "Lights Out"
Ratt - "You Think You're Tough"
Saxon - "Redline"
Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"
Def Leppard - "Let It Go"
Judas Priest - "You've Got Another Thing Comin"

That's off the top of my head...

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Old 06-11-07, 10:39 PM
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Billy Joel - "Scenes from an Italian restaurant"
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Without going into a whole list, Sea Legs by The Shins really got me hooked on them, and one of the singles from R.E.M.'s Green was what did it there (I was only 12 when I heard it...but I knew I liked it.)
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Tori Amos - "Silent All These Years"
Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Kiss Them For Me"
Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up In Blue"
Sonic Youth - "Dirty Boots"
Regina Spektor - "Us"
Juliana Hatfield - "Everybody Loves Me (But You)"

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