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Which album(s) shaped your musical tastes?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Which album(s) shaped your musical tastes? Reply with quote

When I was 16 my father brought back from New York, "Deja Vu" by Crosby Stills Nash and Young. One listen to this magnificent album steered me to seek out music by the 4 individuals and their previous bands, Buffalo Springfield, Byrds as well as other West Coast artists including the Eagles, Jackson Browne, Little Feat and Joni Mitchell. So which album opened your ears to a new direction?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt about it for me: The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964. The film of the same name is my favourite film of all time just because it so brilliantly captured the spirit of the time.

"If I Fell" (from that album) is my favourite song of all time, too - how two young guys (Lennon & McCartney) could have written such a beautiful song containing such depth and honesty and yet remain so simple in structure is beyond me.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the brilliant 1970 album Deja Vu could shape musical tastes. In a rock book I have, the critic says that, if asked by a youngster what was music like in the late 60s / early 70s, he would play Deja Vu. It sums up the era perfectly.
Almost Cut My Hair when I first heard it.

Colin's beaten me to it but I would say Hard Days Night shaped my tastes. The first entirely self written Beatles album, it contains some fabulous songs: I Should Have Known Better, And I Love Her, Things We Said Today, in fact every song. It certainly put the British on the musical map, dominated until then by the Americans.
Looking ahead to 1967 it has to be Sergeant Pepper which showed me that there was more to music than just pop.
And of course the seminal Forever Changes by Love, also from 1967.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
The first entirely self written Beatles album, it contains some fabulous songs: I Should Have Known Better, And I Love Her, Things We Said Today, in fact every song. It certainly put the British on the musical map, dominated until then by the Americans.


It was on hearing the album for the first time that Roger McGuinn, of The Byrds, decided to pick up a guitar and join a band. He has said the "A Hard Day's Night" changed everything for everyone - and he's right!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really interesting thread, but I honestly don't know which album did!

I'd probably say Please Please Me/With The Beatles because as well as their own music there were some fab tracks which were covers of American songs which I went on to be more interested in.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it was probably The Moody Blues "On a Threshold of a Dream" first then a few years later Yes's "Fragile".

But like a few others Crosby Stills and Nash also opened my ears. Suite Judy Blue Eyes just blew me away.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought "On A Threshold Of A Dream" recently and have been listening to it a lot.
"Are You Sitting Comfortably" is brilliant!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole of 'On The Threshold Of A Dream' is brilliant!

As is 'In Search Of The Lost Chord' and 'To Our Childrens' Childrens' Children'
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - all three are absolutely first class and probably well ahead of their time
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes agreed Ruddles. the REALLY annoying thing about The Moodies is that they produced 7 great albums in 5 years and and only about another 7 in the 30 odd years since yet they still spend half the year touring.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think for me it was one of the Janis Ian albums, either Stars or Between the Lines, which shaped my taste for female vocalists. And probably Leonard Cohen for male vocalist. (I used to suffer occasionally from depression as a teenager, and he made me feel better - that's how depressed I was! Laughing )
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you Moodies fans think of Strange Times and December, the last albums?
I think they are really good albums.
Also, have any of you heard the "Journey Into Amazing Caves" soundtrack they did, which weaves some of their tunes into other music?
I only really knew their famous songs before I went with my friend to see them a couple of times at The Albert Hall.
The first time they had a full orchestra, which I thought made the concert a lot better than the second time we went.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gaz to be honest I haven't heard much off either of those albums but I do agree with you that a lot of the more recent Moodies stuff is at least equal to or possibly surpasses their superb output in the 70s even though that might at first seem rather far fetched

I saw the Moodies twice in the 70s once at Preston Guildhall and once at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire and on both occasions they put on a superb show but without a full orchestra - I think that only happened in London but I could be wrong

I really keep meaning to get to see their 21st Century gigs but somehow keep missing them - I'll make it a belated New Year resolution to see them in 2011 so if they're touring I'd be grateful if someone could stick a post on here Smile
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