Archive for the ‘Music That Made My Life’ Category

9. Weezer – Say It Ain’t So

At dawn, strapped into my Discman as I walk, bleary-eyed to work, the blue CD starts spinning. This is all very good.
And then the easy, rainy-day guitar (or is it sun-drenched?) and Rivers Cuomo’s gentle falsetto are easy on my early-morning mind.

“Oh yeah.
Alright.
Feels Good.
Inside”

It’s intimate, soft, and delightfully off-beat. It’s a bit like Undone (The Sweater Song), but there’s something darker building here.

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8. Regurgitator – Track 1

Regurgitator are just about my all-time favourite band ever and I think they’re the band I’ve seen the most times live. There are a lot of Regurgitator songs that could (and possibly still might) make this list, but Track 1, from the New EP holds many, many memories for me.

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7. Singles – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

And then came grunge! On the strength of the album Ten I got a copy of the soundtrack to the film Singles (I hadn’t seen the film yet, but I was already a big Pearl Jam fan). Singles helped to open my eyes and ears to other bands and music and stuff I could scarcely have dreamt of.
From that opening bass-line in Alice In Chains’ Would? to the last fading scream of hallucinogenic feedback in The Smashing Pumpkins’ Drown, the music on that album was captivating, has always been.

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*Thanks to raishimi33 for providing the inspiration to write this post.

The following is a brief history of the music that moved and affected me during the early part of my life – from my earliest memories up until my “musical awakening”, as it were, at about the age of 15 or 16. All of this music has been hugely influential and helped shape the path I’ve taken in life. It influenced me in a number of decisions I made during my adolescent years (not all of them good) and, of course, it has granted me the privilege of an endless source of stimulus, entertainment, and inspiration.
Each of these songs is synonymous with or evokes vivid memories of particular periods or events in my life.

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