What Song Got You Listening to Your Favourite Bands?

Discussion in 'Music' started by PVF, Apr 13, 2012.

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  1. PVF

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    Pretty much what to title says, what song made you start listening to your favourite bands?

    Here's Mine.

    Metallica- Wherever I May Roam: Heard it off a jukebox and had a see who the band was cause i thought it was great. Now i've been hooked on them ever since.

    Black Sabbath- Paranoid: First heard the song off Guitar Hero 3. Was very fun to play and got interested in what other songs they have.

    I'll post some more later.

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    Cool idea for a thread. Here's what i came up with.

    Unwritten Law - Celebration Song. From NFSU2, loved it, got their album, loved it, got all of their albums, loved em.

    Mudvayne - Not Falling. Through a mate.

    Rammstein - Feuer Frei. Also from mates.

    Also, a lot of my bands i first got into when rock/metal were big in the WWF.

    Disturbed - Glass Shatters. From when it was Stone Cold's song, got Stupify and Voices after that.

    Our Lady Peace - Whatever. Again, from the WWF, then grabbed Not Enough and that sold them on me. Also found out that those 2 songs are their heaviest and 2nd heaviest respectively, but still loved them.

    Alter Bridge - Broken Wings. Just a random download from Videopimp.com.

    Cold - Happens All The Time. Same as above.

    Stone Sour - 30/30-150. Same as above.

    They're probably my top bands, not many really interesting stories. Might look back through some other bands later.
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    Cool idea for discussion :)

    Metallica - Ride The Lightning
    - Loved the riffs in the song and then the solo came along and I was sold on Metallica.

    Machine Head - A Farewell to Arms
    - I heard Beautiful Mourning first and I really liked that, but this song made me want to research the bands songs.

    Dream Theater - Under A Glass Moon
    - Amazing instrument work in this song made me instantly take notice.

    System of a Down - Toxicity
    - Very heavy song, i'm kind of bored by it now, but that's what made me notice them.

    Gojira - Toxic Garbage Island
    - I saw a guitar tab in Guitar World for this song and looked up this song on youtube and the drumming as well as the slowdowns in the song hooked me.

    In Flames - Trigger
    - Very catchy song that once again made me have to look up other songs.

    Lamb of God - Laid to Rest
    - Still one of my favorite metal songs ever...

    Others:
    Mastodon - Blood and Thunder
    Megadeth - Hangar 18
    Meshuggah - Future Breed Machine
    Tool - Aenema
    God Forbid - Lonely Dead
    Trivium - Like Light to the Flies
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    The Rolling Stones - Rough Justice. First song on their 2005 album A Bigger Bang that I picked up at Target on a whim for $6 because I liked the cover shot. Never looked back.

    Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere. Not long after the album Magic came out, I did a summer's work of labouring on worksites and the radio station of choice played this every single day. Thank you, Triple M Brisbane :thumbsu:

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Breakdown. The only song I liked on first listen when a mate lent me his copy of their debut album. Needless to say it grew on me.

    Cold Chisel - Bow River. Radio.

    Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over. Radio.

    ZZ Top - Entire Eliminator album really. JBHiFi had a massive sale one day and I picked it up for $8. The first 4 songs really sealed the deal.

    The Who - Eminence Front. Was on the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas haha.

    The Police - Every Breath You Take. MAX TV.

    Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop. Radio.

    Faces - Miss Judy's Farm. Gave them a try through the Ron Wood/Rolling Stones connection. The riff converted me instantly.
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    I heard "Rock and Roll all nite" on one of those little transistor radios in 1976. I was 8 years old, and the song was forever embedded in my memory. First album was "Kiss Alive" which to this day, is my favorite album of all time.

    I heard "A whiter shade of pale" on a Jukebox, and although I don't listen to Procol Harem, the song is till one of my favorites.

    I remember hearing the keyboards to Van Halen's "Jump" in 1984, and thinking "what is this crap". 1984 is still one of my favorite albums.

    I swapped a CD with a friend of mine, Pantera "Cowboys from Hell" with Dream Theater's "Images and words". I heard the opening riff of "Pull me Under" and was hooked. Just an awesome song from and incredible band.

    I was watching some YouTube videos of people's "top 10 guitar solos" and I saw Buckethead's solo in "Nottingham Lace". Easily the best guitarist since Hendrix. I have all his albums and his talent is endless.
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    pink floyd - another brick in the wall pt 1. was watching the wall with my girlfriend at the time while stoned. also picked up rachmaninoff while watching 'shine' much the same way.
    she also introduced me to zappa... she was a musician. it was the 'them or us' album, i can remember thinking that was some kind of ******ed game show music.

    a bunch of stuff while listening to metal radio shows, a couple off the top of my head (some national radio, some community radio) -
    my dying bride - a kiss to remember
    acid bath - paegan love song
    spiritual beggars - left brain ambassadors

    used to do tape/cd trading of stuff, mostly with people from overseas. through that 'is suicide a solution?' no doubt got me into coil because it's so damn miserable.
    borrowing tapes got me into both slayer (skeletons of society) and pantera (something from far beyond driven)

    i've probably listed a couple there that are just ones with a backstory rather than being favorite bands. these days it's a lot of rather boring youtube expeditions.
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    For me it's mostly side a track 1 of whatever album I first bought/didn't buy. I like to blind buy a lot. Sometimes based in good things I've heard and sometimes because I think the album cover is awesome.
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    Pearl Jam - Jeremy (although it was quite a few years after Ten's release)

    R.E.M. - The One I Love

    Alice in Chains - Them Bones (first heard on the GTA: San Andreas sountrack. Don't worry DrVanNostrand, it's a perfectly reasonable way to find new bands :))

    Bad Religion - 21st Century Digital Boy (although I have no idea where I would have heard it. It must have been on radio but I can't imagine Aussie commercial radio giving BR any airtime.)

    Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine

    Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
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    Not a song so much as an event, but John Lennon's death helped me discover the Beatles. Every cloud has a silver lining.
    Remember listening to Starting Over off Double Fantasy and working backwards from there.
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    Pearl Jam - knew about the band, but their Triple J broadcast from Melbourne was the turning point.

    Springsteen - piano solo version of Incident on 57th Street, Barcelona 2002. Nuff said.

    Beatles - listening to Revolver for the first time.
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    I love the version of Spirit in the Night right before this. Solo on piano, forgetting the chords for the third verse :thumbsu:

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    The opening riff to Can't you hear me knocking by the Rolling Stones changed my life
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    Pretty much the complete song. Keith's opening riffage, epic Mick Taylor solo and Bobby Keys sax rounds it off. Just when you think the 3 minute opening part is a great song, you get the extra 4 minutes of epic jamming. The centrepeice of Sticky Fingers.

    But if anything on Sticky Fingers changed my life, it would be the outro guitar solo on Sway. Absolute perfection. Luckily for me, Sticky Fingers was almost the last Stones album I added to my collection when I got into them. And man did it hit me between the eyes.
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    A few I remember

    'Your Move' - Yes....... Heard it on the radio while on hold in Queensland

    'Question' - The Moody Blues ......... saw in the music mags that it was number one in the UK so bought it without having heard it

    'One Long Day' - Cold Chisel...... heard it on 3RRR and was impressed

    'Whole Lotta Love' - Led Zeppelin..... funnily enough my music teacher asked me to buy it for her son - I told her I didn't like it as I didn't think it was very musical :)
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    Just a quick one while I'm still buzzing.

    Lightsaber **** sucking blues by Mclusky, first heard it on one of rathergood's kitten videos, seems like a lifetime ago.
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    Motorhead - The Chase Is Better Than The Catch. Heard it on Rage when James Hetfield was guest programmer.

    Black Sabbath - War Pigs. Mate's house.

    White Stripes - Effect and Cause. Listened to a pirate copy of the album and bought it an hour later.

    Judas Priest - Freewheel Burning. I bought the album on a whim and the opening song just drew me in.

    Rolling Stones - Start Me Up. Countdown I think.

    Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven. The most played song in radio history, which is where I heard it.

    Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast. Countdown.
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    You Could Be Mine- Guns 'N Roses
    Enter Sandman, Wherever I May Roam- Metallica

    are a couple of the major ones. :thumbsu:
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    Rush- The Spirit of Radio. First heard the song back in 1980 on 77WABC New York City!
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    rammstein back in 94 or 95 when rage first aired 'wollt ihr das bett in flammen sehen?'. although they incorrectly titled the song 'rammstein' (which is also the name of another song) on the video and when i got the album i skipped straight to the song 'rammstein' and it was completely different. i thought "wtf?"

    nirvana, a mate was getting into them just around the time kurt died, he came over with one of their cd's and played 'aneurysm' got me hooked. :thumbsu:

    pantera, was at a mates house and he played 'walk' on his cassette player. :thumbsu:

    korn, at a party someone played 'shoots and ladders' and i was immediately interested because of the bagpipes (being scottish :p) and i was blown away when i heard the opening riff. he he he.

    these are all going back 15+ years and i could throw in fear factory, deftones, marilyn manson, foo fighters and the likes in because of school friends. bit off topic i guess cause i don't listen to any of those bands any more except for rammstein.

    these days i find most my shit on last.fm and i can't really remember what song got me into a particular band these days, so i'm not sure how ones 15+ years back stick with me.
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    I can't say this is ever happened to me.

    Most of the time I'll read a review or have a mate recommend an album and then I'll go and get an LP. The key tunes will then come shortly after that.
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    Propane Nightmares by Pendulum kickstarted my love for them.

    First got wind of them through Wikipedia and the WWE Cyber Sunday 2008 Wiki page as it was that PPV theme.

    Also didn't realise that the first song I had heard from Pendulum was actually one that I would then adopt as an Earworm through WWOS called Slam.
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    My very amatuer band recorded an EP at these studios in East Freo a few weeks ago, and we walked into them one night to pick up the cd. There were these lads sitting on the couch with laptops open listening to some beats and having a beer. They said gday....it was Pendulum. Spun out.
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    Must've been absolutely starstruck?