• 11-24-2012
    squashyo
    OT: Bored. What did your parents Make you listen to?
    I am going through a trial. My kid's music sucks! Sucks, sucks, SUCKS!!! Seriously, they have 4 stations on the radio that just play the same 10 songs over and over and there doesn't appear to be anything special about the passion or creativity...where did I do wrong here? I had a brief encounter with Disco in my youth but saved it early with Hendrix, Zeppelin, Floyd....u get it I presume.

    My parents took me to Woodstock when I was 2...we left when it started raining. Me, I recall lots of Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor...Bach and that. Wife's parents were hooked on Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka...agh. Let's hear it...what did your parents make you listen to?
  • 11-24-2012
    Dion
    Lot's of awful 80's music. My mom was really into Jazzercise, and still does it at the age of 66. LOT'S of Stevie Wonder, which isn't that bad.

    My Dad liked Lionel Richie.

    Found my way the first time I heard Public Enemy on the UCSC radio station. Shortly after, discovered Black Flag, NWA, etc.
  • 11-24-2012
    twindaddy
    I hear ya on the radio crap. My 13 year old girls are stuck on all that junk too. I'm almost welcoming losing my hearing as I age.
    I was like you - lucky enough to have diversity in the music of my youth. From Leon Russel to AC/DC. My dad was an audiophile too, so it always sounded awesome. Some of the more memorable "Sunday morning wake-ups"
    - Bob Seger
    - Leon Russel
    - Janis Joplin
    - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    - Tchaikovsky
    - Zepplin
    - Dave Brubeck

    I remember my friends freaking out that my dad would crank Highway to Hell. For a few weeks I had the coolest dad in the neighborhood :)
  • 11-24-2012
    mtbzarg
    Ah, my mom loved Earth, Wind, and Fire. Me, well not so much ;)

    My sons are into similar music I am, but my daughters follow after their mom - they love country music. Once again - me, not so much :D
  • 11-24-2012
    TheMachinist
    My parents are both musicians and had a band. I was constantly listening to Beatles, Eagles, Doobie Brothers. There was also Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, etc. I would say I got a pretty decent exposure to some good music at a young age. Then my dad bought Van Halen's 1984 and ZZ Top's Eliminator when I was nine years old. I have been stuck on the heavy rock since then.

    My mom used to complain that all the music on the radio had the same 4/4 beat. She would listen to Dixie Dreggs, as well as classical. She played piano and violin. Now I am heavily into progressive stuff like Planet X and Liquid Tension Experiment and I blame it on her. Unfortunately, it made me somewhat of a music snob. Or maybe that's not such a bad thing.
  • 11-24-2012
    grrrah
    Beatles (dad). and l loved it!
  • 11-24-2012
    Buzz Cut
    From my Parents Beethoven, Bach, Stravinsky, etc early on. followed by Folk Music , Peter Paul and Mary, Chad Mitchell Trio, Joan Baez etc. But then in the family restaurant the jukebox played Hendrix, Procol Harem, Led Zepplin, Beach Boys, Elvis, War, Mungo Jerry, The Dead, Traffic and so on....good times

    Me I liked Punk Rock from early on Ramones, Black Flag, PIL Anthrax later it was Butthole Surfers, Janes Addiction, Beasty Boys, Angry Samoans. Green Day, Can't stand top 40
  • 11-24-2012
    Brewtality
    My parents would say they listened to "both types of music, country and western."
    Older stuff. Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Crystal Gayle, John Denver, etc.

    I tormented them with rap. NWA, Ice T, Too Short, Two Live Crew, Public Enemy.
    My musical tastes turned around in high school. The UCD frat party scene was alive with seriously good bands that were starting to breakout. Green Day, Korn, Oleander were all regulars around Davis in the early nineties.


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  • 11-24-2012
    slide mon
    "Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon"

    ... and Jesus Christ Superstar (which if I recall correctly featured Ian Gillan of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, so not that bad.)

    And this. Don't remember what it sounded like, just remember the cover....



    FWIW, my daughter is into Sublime and MIA and the Doobie Brothers. :thumbsup: Hoping it stays that way but she recently mentioned a "boy band" which immediately got vetoed.

    -slide
  • 11-24-2012
    Berkeley Mike
    KSFO-Don Sherwood, Al "Jazzbo" Collins.

    Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Kay Starr, Tony Bennet, Jack Jones, Ed Ames, Harry Belafonte, Everly Brothers, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Lena Horne, Patti Page.
  • 11-24-2012
    DrWheels
    My parents were older and not into rock n roll so I grew up listening to the crooners, folkies like Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio (don't laugh, "MTA" is still an awesome song), bad country, and musicals. Knowing all the lyrics to Camelot didn't make me a lot of friends in middle school, and a sense of humor shaped by Tom Lehrer and Victor Borge only made it worse. They tolerated my interest in punk and rap in high school but I think my bringing home Bauhaus and Big Black must have made them worry I'd gone deaf.
    Despite being raised on Rancid and first-wave ska, WheelsJr likes dub step and synth-heavy disco, and he's got all his fave artists bookmarked on Pandora so we don't listen to the radio much. I've actually grown to like some but most annoy the piss out of me. As long as he doesn't get into Justin Bieber or One Direction I think I can handle it.
  • 11-24-2012
    mtnbiker4life
    The Motown Sound is what spun on our record player and got chewed up in the 8-track player when we traveled. I rebelled in the late 80's, turned to punk rock in the 90's, then industrial in the 2000's and now I am finding my way back to my roots......some smooooth motown jams.

    So I listen to gospel to skinny puppy to new country to motown.......I hope my kid doesn't turn out a screwed up as I am...musically speaking :D:D:D:D:D I think it's too late because he's a WCT trained (in-training) pianist who wants to start a garage band. I'm shooting for a backyard band because I do not want his friends in eye shot of my tools and bikes :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 11-24-2012
    sjmdic1973
    prarie home companion. life on lake wobegon.
  • 11-24-2012
    squashyo
    This is cracking me up! (Slide, your kid is quite possibly the coolest kid ever...i still remember seeing her trying to boost some air as we prepped to ride earlier this year...good times...and Herb Albert is way ok in my book)

    oh yeah, Willie Nelson had a home at the Davidson's. If anyone is looking for some excellent parent tunes try Cat Stevens on Pandora. Monty Python and Steve Martin were also highly regarded...keep em coming!
  • 11-25-2012
    AaGro
    My dad was the rolling stones and my mom was the beatles. I still remember the Griswold style road trips. First stop was the music store where we would get exactly 2 new cassette tapes. Some examples (you guess which parent picked what)
    Linda Rondstadt vs. The Motels
    The Eagles vs. ZZ Top
    Steve Miller Band vs. KC and the Sunshine Band

    Other than that my dad was strictly vinyl through all the trends - from Eric Clapton to Billy Joel all the way up to the Black Keys. He's finally gone digital but I think that's for the portability of it all. My mom added the classical music and opera plus donated an inordinate amount of love for Elton John to my musical schizophrenia.

    First music album (we had a bunch of storybook albums): the point By Nillson
    First album I bought myself: Quiot Riot, my brothers: Rick James
    Most embarrassing purchase: Vanilla Ice or New Edition, but I was young and I think it was my brother who bought Vanilla Ice.
    I toyed with rap for a while particularly in the late 80's early 90's but my favorite genres involve heavy bass guitar or steel drums.
    Most recent purchases: Bassnectar, and Autonomics
  • 11-25-2012
    primordial
    from zero to hero
    To this day, I am consistently having to explain 60's and 70's music to my parents, and my wife's parents? Where TF were they?

    There were a few Beatles albums lying about the house while I grew up, sure, but I think my dad, as a doctor, famously said that he had "no time for music". My mom had easy listening on the radio...Debbie Boone, Engleburt Humperdinck, and whatnot.

    But why is it that *I* need to explain all the pop-music references from that generation to my parents and my wife's parents? ........that, for example, yes "Dusty" can be a girl's name! Dusty Springfield. You guys don't remember Dusty Springfield?! --somewhat obscure reference now, sure, but THEY should know more about who that is, not ME...you get my point.

    For my part, I've always been hip to it. I had to discover AC/DC and KISS myself. I noticed that the 60s and 70s were awesome, but that the 80s was the penultimate decade for rock/pop music (90s being largely a nosedive, and the 00s being a time now where you really need to pick your bands carefully). For all intents and purposes, it appears that the 80s (and the entire history of pop/rock music) peaked on the legendary and unforgettable Memorial Day weekend in 1983, out near San Bernadino, CA, at Steve Wozniak's *US Festival*, which featured:

    New Wave Saturday: INXS, Oingo Boingo, Flock Of Seagulls, Stray Cats!, Men At Work, The Clash!, etc.
    Heavy Metal Sunday: Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Van Halen, etc.
    Modern Rock Monday: Los Lobos, U2!, Pretenders!, Stevie Nicks, David Bowie!, etc.

    Heavy Metal Sunday dominated the event (of course!) while *setting the USA's single-day concert attendance record* at 375,000 people! It is generally agreed that Judas Priest put on the most brilliant performance of the US Festival.

    Lesser known fact: My brother's leg fell asleep in the afternoon heat during The Flock Of Seagulls, and when we were getting up to go grab a hamburger, he (a big boy; leg still asleep, mind you) fell completely on top of a leathered biker dude and his topless sunbathing girlfriend next to us -- *completely* decimating the guy's cheap beer cooler and more-or-less getting his grubby hands momentarily intertwined with the girlfriend.
  • 11-25-2012
    PixieChik
    My folks were WW2 era, so I got to listen to Big Band music. Good old Glenn Miller-good stuff!

    Fortunately my older brothers and sister liked music too, so I also heard the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, and the Steve Miller Band.
  • 11-25-2012
    Bigfoot
    [QUOTE=slide mon;9903528]"Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon"

    ... and Jesus Christ Superstar (which if I recall correctly featured Ian Gillan of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, so not that bad.)

    And this. Don't remember what it sounded like, just remember the cover....

    /QUOTE]

    Yeah, my folk had that album too. I remember long gazes at that cover and feeling strange, strange stirrings. :???:
  • 11-25-2012
    beanbag
    My parents listen to classical and I listen to Classical so there is no problem.
  • 11-25-2012
    slide mon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    This is cracking me up! (Slide, your kid is quite possibly the coolest kid ever...i still remember seeing her trying to boost some air as we prepped to ride earlier this year...good times...and Herb Albert is way ok in my book)

    More good times ahead! Going to be down your way end of the year, let's ride if you're around (and you should come back up here again for a ride that will test that mojo HD :thumbsup: )

    -slide
  • 11-25-2012
    GuruAtma
    My mom took me to see Neil Diamond and lots of Broadway musicals.

    My 4 year-old son's favorite song is Crazy Train, followed by Seven Nation Army and Nellie the Elephant by the Toy Dolls.
  • 11-25-2012
    Marty_Cunningham
    I grew up with Peter Paul and Mary, Vicki Carr, Tijuana Brass, Niel Young and Cat Stevens.
    One day I found all my old cassette tapes in my 14 year old son's room, along with an old walkman. Who, Zep, Beatles. And REM, Cars, Devo. He had thought he would be in trouble for listening to them so he was keeping it hidden. Could have been worse I guess. At least I never had to deal with Rap in my house, no offense.
  • 11-25-2012
    Entrenador
    Snoring, mostly.


    My parents were 'tweeners: Too young - or "refined" ;) to be Elvis fans, but had kids by the time the acid droppin' hippies were dancing during Nam. They landed somewhere at the junction of Beatnik and Folkster (they were in some overlapping circles with Joan Baez supposedly).

    I listened mostly by choice to The Beatles, Peter, Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, some Bellafonte, Judy Collins, John Denver - mostly my mom's stuff. My dad liked the Beatles too, but I remember him bringing home the Eagles "Hotel California" album, and my older brother (who was too young to be as big a Zeppelin fan as he was) and I both rocked out to Life in the Fast Lane; My dad scored some serious cool points that day.
  • 11-25-2012
    pimpbot
    Heh... my mom had a full stash of Firesign Theater. :thumbsup: ... and Cat Stevens, S&G, Judy Collins, that kinda stuff.

    My dad was into Zappa, ELO, Jefferson Airplane, Hendrix, and a bunch of acid rock kinda stuff I never heard of.

    My parents are so cool.

    My 2.5 year older sister was into David Cassidy. :rolleyes: My other sister who is 9 years older was into disco, funk, EW&F, stuff like that, and Jackson 5.
  • 11-26-2012
    AaGro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by primordial View Post
    ...Lesser known fact: My brother's leg fell asleep in the afternoon heat during The Flock Of Seagulls, and when we were getting up to go grab a hamburger, he (a big boy; leg still asleep, mind you) fell completely on top of a leathered biker dude and his topless sunbathing girlfriend next to us -- *completely* decimating the guy's cheap beer cooler and more-or-less getting his grubby hands momentarily intertwined with the girlfriend.

    Waiting for the resolution...I'm thinking blood and chaos.
  • 11-26-2012
    morganfletcher
    My parents didn't make me listen to anything. All kids define themselves at different stages, and one of the ways they do that is via music. My 13-year-old is very social, and in touch with what her peers think in an extremely fine way. She is just coming out of the other side of a phase where she listened to awful teeny-bopper, Disney-inspired music. But she always had a streak of personal taste intertwined, and she tends toward a genre that isn't the most popular among her peers. Now I catch her listening to good stuff, varied stuff, stuff that isn't so popular. My 15-year-old has always listened to "boy music." That was his definition of what he liked when he was 5 or 6. He has picked up some good stuff from me I think, but he's definitely his own man. I catch what he's listening to when the headphones come off, or when I watch one of the mtn bike movies he's made.

    Meanwhile my wife and I have a sizeable music collection, and my kids sometimes hear it, whether they like it or not. Hopefully it's varied enough that they get something from it.

    Don't make your kids listen to anything. Encourage them to listen to music, any kind of music, even if it drives you batshit crazy. Same with any other form of art. It helps them develop into who they are and will be. It shouldn't be what you like, necessarily. It definitely won't be, as they start to pull away and define themselves. But hey, when they get older they will probably turn you onto some music that's new to you, and totally rocks.

    Another Dad
  • 11-26-2012
    primordial
    Aagro-- Regarding my bro's US Festival mis-step & the resolution... blood and chaos? It should have been, but I was 13 and skinny and fast as hell, I was long gone before all of the pieces of the exploded cooler and ice had returned to earth. My big brother...he could talk his way out of anything-- and I do mean ANYTHING. He took full advantage of everyone's paralysis / sheer astonishment: he emitted some B.S., and then scrammed before any blood spilled or FURTHER chaos descended.
  • 11-27-2012
    ssdoc
    My dad was always listening to jazz in the 60s and 70s- usually radio- KBCA in LA- great music though I really did not appreciate it at the time but grew to love it. I can still remember listening to his Brazilian 8 track tapes on road trips in the Pontiac Bonneville- Sergio Mendes , Cal Tjader, etc- classic stuff.
  • 11-28-2012
    brparts
    the ink spots, the McQuire sisters, spade cooly, corla pandet, tommy dorsey, benny goodman
  • 11-28-2012
    Finch Platte
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    I am going through a trial. My kid's music sucks! Sucks, sucks, SUCKS!!! Seriously, they have 4 stations on the radio that just play the same 10 songs over and over and there doesn't appear to be anything special about the passion or creativity...where did I do wrong here? I had a brief encounter with Disco in my youth but saved it early with Hendrix, Zeppelin, Floyd....u get it I presume.

    My parents took me to Woodstock when I was 2...we left when it started raining. Me, I recall lots of Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor...Bach and that. Wife's parents were hooked on Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka...agh. Let's hear it...what did your parents make you listen to?

    And I look upon you with scorn. You, listening to Classic Rock radio that plays the same 10 Hendrix, Zeppelin & Floyd songs over & over & over. :madmax:

    Who made you the Music God who determines what music is worth listening to?

    Here is your penance.

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  • 11-28-2012
    squashyo
    The 'make' is not literal here though I do have a rule that when the same Maroon 5 song has been played three times on a road trip in the first 10 minutes, we parents get to listen to one of our songs. I also, spend most of my time on 103.3, 90.5, 90.1, 89.7 which is college radio...I am sure to not hear the same song twice in a week.
  • 11-28-2012
    squashyo
    [QUOTE=Finch Platte;9913647]

    Who made you the Music God who determines what music is worth listening to?

    QUOTE]

    Would you please do me a HUGE favor and spend a full day listening to nothing but 101.3, 99.7, 106.5, 97.3 (in the Bay Area) and get back to me on how your day went.

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  • 11-28-2012
    Finch Platte
    [QUOTE=squashyo;9913852]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post

    Who made you the Music God who determines what music is worth listening to?

    QUOTE]

    Would you please do me a HUGE favor and spend a full day listening to nothing but 101.3, 99.7, 106.5, 97.3 (in the Bay Area) and get back to me on how your day went.

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    Lol. I refuse to listen to the radio! You can't make me! :cryin:
  • 11-28-2012
    mellowyellowCJ7
    My mom was an opera singer, so I could sing along with Die Fledermaus as a kid, but I didnít learn about the wheels on the bus going round and round until I was in my 30ís. :) My favorite as a kid was Sorcererís Apprentice. Dad and I would listen to that over and over while I did homework and he did paperwork at home.
    But my much older siblings would play Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, lynyrd skynyrd, Boston etc. in the car.
    My kids love the beach boys, country music, Taylor Swift. They are all over the map. :)
  • 11-29-2012
    Hel Mot
    Jim Neighbors, yeah I said it - Gomer Freakin' Pyle! And at christmas, Johnny Mathis.
  • 11-29-2012
    NuckingFuts
    My dad was a workoholic so I dont remember him ever listening to music.
    My mom listen/danced to Billy Jean & Tom Jones on the turn table while vacuuming the house.
    My mom also bought me single 45 LPs like Village Peoples 'Macho Man'.
    My older bro listen to Abba Gold & Jay Gyles Band.
    My older sister listen to Thompson Twins & Material Girl.
    So basically I was screwed!! Until.....

    MTV!!!!:band:
    I remember seeing the video '74 JailBreak for the first time. I wanted to be Bon Scott all that next summer. I was ruined from rock/metal....well I still am.
  • 11-29-2012
    1niceride
    Had to listen to my parents getting it on...used to wake up crying because I thought they were fighting..

    As far as music, my parents were 40 when I was born in 60'. I had to up with big band stuff..still have all their records.
  • 11-29-2012
    Bikemaya
    Classic rock. I loved it, still do. One of my favorites has always been Queen. When Vanilla Ice released Ice, Ice, Baby, I nearly cried. No one knew the song I was singing, and I didn't know the horrible (c)rap they were singing. I had a conflicted childhood :p
  • 11-29-2012
    Carl Hungus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morganfletcher View Post
    My parents didn't make me listen to anything. All kids define themselves at different stages, and one of the ways they do that is via music. My 13-year-old is very social, and in touch with what her peers think in an extremely fine way. She is just coming out of the other side of a phase where she listened to awful teeny-bopper, Disney-inspired music. But she always had a streak of personal taste intertwined, and she tends toward a genre that isn't the most popular among her peers. Now I catch her listening to good stuff, varied stuff, stuff that isn't so popular. My 15-year-old has always listened to "boy music." That was his definition of what he liked when he was 5 or 6. He has picked up some good stuff from me I think, but he's definitely his own man. I catch what he's listening to when the headphones come off, or when I watch one of the mtn bike movies he's made.

    Meanwhile my wife and I have a sizeable music collection, and my kids sometimes hear it, whether they like it or not. Hopefully it's varied enough that they get something from it.

    Don't make your kids listen to anything. Encourage them to listen to music, any kind of music, even if it drives you batshit crazy. Same with any other form of art. It helps them develop into who they are and will be. It shouldn't be what you like, necessarily. It definitely won't be, as they start to pull away and define themselves. But hey, when they get older they will probably turn you onto some music that's new to you, and totally rocks.

    Another Dad

    Wow. This is one of the best things I've ever read on mtbr.
  • 11-29-2012
    Carl Hungus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    The 'make' is not literal here though I do have a rule that when the same Maroon 5 song has been played three times on a road trip in the first 10 minutes, we parents get to listen to one of our songs. I also, spend most of my time on 103.3, 90.5, 90.1, 89.7 which is college radio...I am sure to not hear the same song twice in a week.

    KSCU
    KSJS
    KZSU
    KFJC

    Do I get nerd points?
  • 11-29-2012
    Carl Hungus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    Classic rock. I loved it, still do. One of my favorites has always been Queen. When Vanilla Ice released Ice, Ice, Baby, I nearly cried. No one knew the song I was singing, and I didn't know the horrible (c)rap they were singing. I had a conflicted childhood :p

    Under Pressure is the jam.
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  • 11-29-2012
    Carl Hungus
    A couple things I've learned from this thread...

    A) You guys are old.
    B) Squashyo knows how to start an OT thread.
    C) We need the "What did you make your parents listen to"? thread.
  • 11-30-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    I was raised on: Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beach(ed) Boys (blah!!!), Leo Kottke, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, Fleetwood Mac, Jean-Michel Jarre, various Windham Hill label artists (such as Michael Hedges), Jim Croce, Queen, Sammy Haggar, Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band, Ray Charles, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cobham, and of course Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • 11-30-2012
    SS Hack
    [QUOTE=Bigfoot;9904910]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slide mon View Post
    "Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon"

    ... and Jesus Christ Superstar (which if I recall correctly featured Ian Gillan of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, so not that bad.)

    And this. Don't remember what it sounded like, just remember the cover....

    /QUOTE]

    Yeah, my folk had that album too. I remember long gazes at that cover and feeling strange, strange stirrings. :???:

    King of the thrift store record shelves.
  • 11-30-2012
    Bikemaya
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    Under Pressure is the jam.
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    Oh, trust me. I know. One of my favorites :)

    One of my other favorites is the theme they did for Highlander, Princes of the Universe. Don't judge!! :p THAT is my kind of power ballad! Most of my favorites are from their late stuff, because that was the stuff that came out when I was growing up and listening ;)

    My parents didn't have the heart to tell me when Freddy died, because I was too young. I found out a couple years later when I expressed how much I wanted to see a Queen concert :(

    Besides Queen, the cassettes I remember playing the most were Elton John and Moody Blues. I think I also would pop in Earth, Wind, and Fire every once in a while too. I honestly picked out music according to what the album art looked like, because I could never keep track of who was who! I made a point to remember my favorites, which were Queen (Live Killers), Elton John (Yellow Brick Road), and Moody Blues (ETA: I had to look up the album, cause I only remember the cover art. It was 'Voices in the Sky: Best of Moody Blues'). My dad got a big CSN collection at one point too, and I liked those quite a bit as well. Otherwise, I kept the radio on the same classic rock station all the time. I loved everything that they played :)

    My mom's music collection was holiday music and musicals. I stayed out of her stuff :p

    For some reason, my dad now listens to a lot of easy listening and smooth jazz. I am a bit ashamed :(

    I don't really listen to much Moody Blues or Elton John anymore. I like a much harder rock sound... except when I don't, of course :) I just mix all the classic rock up, and listen to Queen only slightly more than the others :)


    Oh, and I am not old! I was just raised with good taste :)
  • 11-30-2012
    X-FXR
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slide mon View Post
    "Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon"

    ... and Jesus Christ Superstar (which if I recall correctly featured Ian Gillan of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, so not that bad.)

    And this. Don't remember what it sounded like, just remember the cover....



    FWIW, my daughter is into Sublime and MIA and the Doobie Brothers. :thumbsup: Hoping it stays that way but she recently mentioned a "boy band" which immediately got vetoed.

    -slide

    Funny I've got that LP amongst other classic rock albums. Funny thing I'm the one that got my parents into listening music... I remember getting 1984 and they said what is the his headbanger stuff!
  • 11-30-2012
    X-FXR
    If the classics fail, this is my next move.....actually it rocks too.

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  • 11-30-2012
    jrm
    Yeah im bored
    beatles, steely dan, jeff beck, herb albert & TJ brass, stevie wonder, aretha franklin, boz skeggs, glenn campbell, honk, broadway shows, classical and opera.
  • 11-30-2012
    Axe
    Bach. My mom would play Brandenburg concertos and the Well-Tempered Clavier like daily. Lots of flamenco guitar as well - and they made me learn to play that as well. I did not really mind.
  • 11-30-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    For some reason, my dad now listens to a lot of easy listening and smooth jazz. I am a bit ashamed :(

    My dad grew out of the smooth jazz phase about twelve years ago, but all he listens to now is blues, and he criticizes everyone who does NOT listen to the blues. :rolleyes: