First I'd have to start with the first CD I ever had.
To be honest, it wasn't my first cd... but it was the first time I actually bought a cd because it seemed cool instead of to be
cool... You have to place yourself in the skin of a 14 year old. Also imagine a bunch of friends who all loved the latest techno songs and the vast amount of peer pressure at that age to fit in...
Anyway: I rebelled, kicked off the peer pressure stigma and bought this:
This box contains 2 albums: The red and the blue one.. The red one:
1. Blind Artist: Korn
2. The Kids Aren't AlrightArtist: The Offspring
3. Four Artist: Lit
4. Lit Up Artist: Buckcherry
5. Bawitdaba Artist: Kid Rock
6. Show Me What You Got Artist: Limp Bizkit
7. Bulls On Parade Artist: Rage Against the Machine
8. Creeping Death Artist: Metallica
9. Roadhouse Blues Artist: Creed
10. ***** Artist: Sevendust
11. Stop Being Greedy Artist: DMX
12. Keep Away Artist: Godsmack
13. A Secret Place Artist: Megadeth
14. Everything Zen Artist: Bush
15. I Alone Artist: Live
17. Fire Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers The blue one
1. Tripping Billies Artist: Dave Matthews Band
2. Rock This Town Artist: Brian Setzer
3. Down So Long Artist: Jewel
4. Ends Artist: Everlast
5. Santa Monica (Watch The World Die) Artist: Everclear
6. If It Makes You Happy Artist: Sheryl Crow
7. Alison Artist: Elvis Costello
8. So Pure Artist: Alanis Morrissette
9. Black Capricorn Day Artist: Jamiroquai
10. Cold Beverage Artist: G. Love and Special Sauce
11. Block Rockin' Beats Artist: The Chemical Brothers
12. Adrenaline Artist: The Roots
13. Airport Song Artist: Guster
14. Superman's Dead Artist: Our Lady Peace
15. Ecstasy Artist: Rusted Root
16. Resting Place Artist: Bruce Hornsby
:Man, I still love both of these albums... I know the songs by heart and I can always tell you which song is gonna be next and all...
I have to thank my nephew for introducing me to The offspring, who were the reason why I bought this album. It doesn't need guessing that I came to love the blue album a few years later and mainly loved the red at first..
Next in line would be:
No comment though ! it just represents the big punk period I went trough.. And Bad Religion always had great lyrics..
Then came Metal: Children Of Bodom-Something Wild
and afterwords the more symphonic metal, with more singing and less heavy guitars... Savatage-Dead Winter Dead
If you haven't heard about savatage, then you should check on LG's great thread about them...
In between these albums you'd find Blind Guardian, rhapsody, Iron Maiden, iced earth, a lot of death and doom metal and ozzy.
And then came Apocalyptica, my stairway to classic music.
Because of Apocalyptica I think I made a jump forwards in the music I listen to. What used to be dark and heavy metal became symphonic metal and what used to be death metal became classic music such as schubert and Bach...
And the dire straits, my stairway to the classics of this world. Dire Straits-Money For Nothing
Without them I wouldn't be listening to the other great rockers of this world such as bruce springsteen, belle and sebastian, creedence cr, Clapton and many others... And the countless other artists I'm getting to know on here..
I'd love to list other bands and albums but the ones I mentionned actually made me look upon music in an other way, thus welding me into who I am now. Ofcourse there have been albums aside from these who hit me like a brick wall, but they didn't introcuce me to a new musicculture, instead they were just great albums in their genre, a genre I was already browsing. That's why "The wall" isn't on here and no led zeppelin albums...