I've got a few minutes spare at work so I thought I'd write a bit about the bands that shaped my youth (I'm feeling all nostalgic for my school days today).
I can remember the first time I actively watched Top of the Pops. I was about 9 years old. LoadsaMoney
was on and I seem to remember them having a clip of The Race
on there too. It struck a chord with me (as did any song with lots of samples in it at the time) and I ended up being a hardcore Yello
fan with most of their back catalogue in my collection before I was 11. I particularly recommend Solid Pleasure
From there, my taste developed a little like this...
Age 10: Happy Mondays
(the Warp Records techno act, not the boy band!).
Age 11: Pop Will Eat Itself
. I listened back to one of their albums this week. At their peak they were amazing at creating hip-hop/rock hybrid tracks peppered with an almost endless supply of samples. The Pop Will Eat Itself Cure For Sanity
is excellent. Listen to the previews on this site!