April 28, 2005

Music





Your Taste in Music:


Progressive Rock: Highest Influence
80's Rock: High Influence
Classic Rock: Medium Influence
80's Pop: Low Influence
Punk: Low Influence



I love music, almost any kind. I started working as a janitor when I was 12. It was really my brother's job and he subcontracted to me. I officially took over at 13 or 14, whatever the legal age was. I used this money to buy my first stereo: a Pioneer component system. I bought the components one at a time, because I bought high quality stuff and I took a lot of money. At one time this stereo powered 4 speakers with 12 inch woofers. I could rattle the windows on the parent's house. I am sure the neighbors cursed me on summer days.

My first album was a Doobie Brothers album. I then bought some Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Charlie Daniels Band, Skynard, and Blue Oyster Cult. Pretty solid in the Rock genre. Then I discovered my parents Herb Albert and swing albums. Then I found their old 45's with Elvis, and Bill Haley and the Comets. I thought I had discovered something awesome and new.

Then I found one of my brother's Yes albums. Here was what I was looking for - hard rock with classical music undertones. It was like nothing I had ever heard before. The spiraling melodies each member of the band contributing equally to the crescendo of sound. Then I began listening to ELP and other progressive rock.

Today I listen mostly to what my wife calls "oldies". In my car you will find these CDs:

Yes Yessongs
Jimmy Buffet Live in Hawaii
The Rat Pack Live in Chicago
Frank Sinatra Best of Reprise
CSN the new greatest hits album -- I cannot remember the title
Jimmy Hendrix Are you Experienced
John Couger (Mellencamp) Nothing Matters and What if it Did
Tennessee Ernie Ford Civil War Music


As you can see, I still have eclectic taste in music. Notice there is no rap, and little that was recorded after 1985. There is a good reason for this -- I am convinced there has not been anything recorded in the last 20 years worth listening to. If you do not agree you are a dumbass. Give some of these artists a listen to and I am sure you will agree with me (Ok, not the Civil War stuff).

3 comments:

Alli said...

My mom and dad went to a John Cougar Mellencamp concert on their honeymoon.


I can't think of anything else to add. :)

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