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14 Apr 2007, 16:59 by VamiRip-off from my friend's journal ;)
So here are the albums which I find most important for me, in shaping my listening habits.
1. Best of Van Halen, Volume 1
This album was the very first one in my rock collection. I bought it somewhere around 1998-99, directed toward it by two songs: When It's Love and Can't Stop Lovin' You. Of course, this is a compilation not a proper album, but nevermind. This was the very first rock record which was truly very important for me. I used to know every song and every note off that. Right now I find myself listening to it less, but it will always have a place in my heart. What an amazing record. The guitar solos, the riffs, the overdubs, great rhythm, amazing vocals and this little thing that make a record truly rock: charisma and machismo. It's all here. The essence.
OK, after putting the Van Halen compilation back on shelf, I found myself loving Def Leppard. In reality, the first album of the Sheffield band in my library was Vault…
23 Jan 2007, 08:00 by AdriaNnLAEver listen to a song and think it sounds familiar even though you've never heard this exact song before?
Inspiration perhaps, but not about copying. I'm not refering to covers (or standards), sampling or even re-mixing.
This is more about borrowing the elements, the parameters or feel of one song and using that to inspire a completely different work.
I notice it all the time, and am making a list of a few recent discoveries here for sake of posterity.
Alma De La Calle sounds like One.
Don't laugh if you're familiar with one or the other or even both! Take a listen to the first 30 seconds or so of the Soraya track then have a listen to the intro of "One" and tell me you don't hear it.
To continue this adventure, next sample the track The Monkey to see if you don't hear a little bit of Gold Dust Woman throughout?
Next on our list is an instrumental rock guitar track Freedom of Speech which reminds me very much of When It's Love.
29 Sep 2006, 16:41 by VamiWell, as a lil' child I was never into listening to music in fact. I only remember some random music-related facts from my earliest childhood. I recall Dr. Alban... the first song I really remember - It's My Life - was played at my 5th birthday.
When I was in primary school I remember listening to Pet Shop Boys and 4 Non Blondes, of course with little understanding of the lyrics. Fortunately there was always someone who explained at least what the title meant to me. Geez, I should be grateful that I wasn't born later, 'cause I can't imagine my parents watching MTV with me nowadays and translating stuff like "yo bitch, lay down, let's fuck" and other very flamboyant lyrics of the new r'n'b and hip hop.
Then I wasn't interested in music again and it hadn't really hit hard on me until I was about 11. In 1995 I got my first own cassettes - by Captain Jack and Fun Factory, I was also listening to the radio a lot, feeding my lil' brain with commercial pop shit. …
7 Mar 2006, 06:10 by ecgwaldanother stolen journal meme from yours truly.
notice that most of these are to be found in my top tracks. I guess that's why I chose them to represent my life....
Opening credits: Atom Heart Mother
Waking up : Sunday Morning
Average day : Venus
First date : Miss Modular
Falling in love : Wave
Love scene : When It's Love
Fight scene : Blue Monday
Breaking up : Highway Noise
Getting back together : Peaches en Regalia
Secret love : Head Over Heals
Life's okay : Moonlight on Vermont
Mental breakdown (schizophrenia) : Why Don't You Eat Carrots?
Mental breakdown (anxiety): Satisfaction
Mental breakdown (depression): Hope Leaves
Driving : Hallogallo
Learning a lesson : Straight Up and Down
Deep thought : Echoes
Flashback : Glass Museum
Partying : Burning Down the House
Happy dance : Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Regreting : Would?
Long night alone : Trans Europe Express
Death scene : The Tourist
Closing credits : The End
14 Feb 2006, 18:19 by mikeroach113
24 Dec 2005, 04:36 by SamuelHorwitz