Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Music of My Youth

Nick's post on revisiting his CD collection coupled with some recent time spent back at home has got me thinking about the music of my youth.  I spent way too much money on CD's back in the day, but at the time it made perfect sense.  With allowance in hand I would head over to the local Sam Goody and pick up whatever album or compilation my friends were hyped up on.  Back when a Friday night hanging out and rocking out in your room was time well spent these were my idols.  What could be better than playing The Warped Tour, skateboarding and having no discernible rules?  I even picked up bass guitar and joined some terrible bands with awesome names.  Those were the days and these were the tunes...well, at least some of them.



 
 
 
 
 
 



 

"With the music execution and the talk of revolution it bleeds in me and goes..."

-L.A.S

19 comments:

  1. How old are you? I think of the exact same stand out music from my youth...

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  2. wow! 75% of those Bands are/were on Epitaph...looks like you didn't venture off the deep end to much. DropKick Murphy's?

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  3. MM- Haha, the Punk-O-Rama's were my jam!

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  4. Yesterday I spent my day listening to the Shape of The Punk to Come, Descendents and Dag Nasty. pretty interesting I am not the only one doing it time to time :)

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  5. Our CD collections look frighteningly similar...That Suicide Machines album was an 8th grade favorite

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  6. Suicide Machines-Detroit what.

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  7. Antonio- I always knew you had impeccable taste.

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  8. The Shape of Punk To Come is one of the best records...EVER

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  9. much better taste in music than I did - plus I don't even think i have those cd's anymore? Thank god because I'd be run out of town so fast...

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  10. Ahh..."Hello Rockview." If only my cousin hadn't lost my copy of that CD. Those days are long gone though.

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  11. I'm glad my similar tastes in music only lasted through my middle school years.. I can't really listen to this stuff anymore. The lyrics seem immature after all the years that I've lived enough life and went through my own experiences of personal loss, heartbreak, growing up etc.. I just can't relate to half the shit I used to listen to in my youth. Except for the catchy catchy singles, the rest is alien to me. Having said that, I'm not sure I've moved on to anything better.. but it's all about what connects to you in the here and now I guess.. the only constant is change.

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  12. 22? For some reason I thought you were older than I was.

    I used to be into punk as well, back from middle school to early high-school.

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  13. Man, talk about memories! To that list I'd also add mxpx and pennywise. Dookie was one of my favorite albums when I was a kid; longview was the first song I learned on the bass. I got into the whole scene because my dad used to be a drummer in a couple rock bands and got into some early punk stuff, but he always kept up with the latest and greatest.

    Oh, and dropkick murphy's "shipping off to boston" FTW, that song makes me wanna go crazy.

    I can still listen to some of this stuff, but the rest of it was definitely reserved for the energy and naivete of my youth.

    Great post man, we can't forget where we came from.

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  14. That Refused record is amazing. Good choice.

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  15. Sometimes I miss those days, my tastes have also changed and the only time I go back is when I remember one of the catchier tunes.

    But ya, I'm 24 so not too far off there.

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  16. I saw Milloencollin in '98. They came out and sat a record player on a stool and let some horrible country, twangy repulsiveness play for almost an hour. Kids were so pissed over 2/3 of the crowd had thinned by the time they came out and played to a group of no more than 30. What assholes. Good show. I'm a Peter Berg fan anyway, but when I heard TSOPTC blast in the theater during Friday Night Lights, I knew he was gonna stay a favorite.

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  17. Wow, I think I either owned, or listened to (repeatedly), every one of those albums when I was a younger. Great taste!

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