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On a hideous drink fueled listening binge... curious to know what songs you consider to be absolute staples of your youth. 

There are many of course, so let's say 3 per head.

In no particular order.. 

1: Jimmy Eat World - The Middle

2: The Offspring - Get A Job

3: Bad Religion - Sorrow

I'll wake to tomorrow and want to change these no doubt, but, regardless, they are songs that made my youth and ones I still love today! 

I reckon (give it a few weeks) I'll compile a Spotify song list of all of the songs in the responses and paste the link here so we can all re-live our collective youths! 

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1. Poptones - Public Image Ltd

2. Never a Trust a Man With Egg On His Face - Adam And The Ants

3. Still Life In Mobile Homes - Japan

4. So What - Crass

Sorry just noticed you said three...

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Tears of a Clown. The reason I play bass. Bob Babitt's playing on the track made me want to do so.

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Three that may be recognised (rather than dozens not many will have heard of...) ...

Desolation Row, Bob Dylan
Turn, Turn, Turn, The Byrds
Like A Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan

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Keeping them relevant to bass in an effort to narrow the list down somewhat...

From Out of Nowhere - Faith No More (we played it in my school band, a very important song in my bass life)

Unconditional - Prong (still the playalong benchmark, once I can play this I know my fingers are in good shape)

These Boots... - Megadeth (Seeing them draw out the intro to this live made it the song where the “I simply must play bass!” lightbulb went on in my head and the reason I play bass)

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From an older BC member.....

Fontella Bass. Rescue Me - still love the riff

My Girl - the Otis Redding version, IMO less of a 'singalongaMax' treatment than the Temptations' version, and possibly the most popular song my band (or "group" as referred to in those days!) performed, our vocalist got it so right.

If I Could Dream - Elvis Presley    (although strictly speaking I was no longer a teenager in '68 when this was released as part of his 'Comeback Special' TV show)

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Rush - Spirit of Radio

Queen - Spread your wings (very underrated song

ELO - Mr Blue sky

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Move It - Cliff Richard

C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran

Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

 

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Music changed dramatically in my teens, but here are 3 from those 6 six years:

Cum on feel the noize - Slade

Sultans of swing - Dire Straits

Trampled Underfoot - Led Zep

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Shy Boy - Talas

Pale Shelter - Tears for Fears

Second Rendez-vous - Jean Michel Jarre

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Hellraiser by The Sweet - first single I bought.

Seven Seas Of Rye by Queen

Cherry Bomb by The Runaways

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Songs that radically changed the world for me:

Psalm 69 - Ministry

Cenotaph - Bolt Thrower (still tugs at my heartstrings)

Internal Bleeding - Obituary

(actually the whole a-side of Slowly We Rot, I never turned it off before the end. Internal Bleeding is just the first song)

 

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That Danish Hans Christian Mozarrt did some nice stuff in my youth...

Tears of a clown is still really good song. Kraftwerk was something strange and clearly fun.

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forgot the powerhouse

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The first songs to make me really sit up and take notice:

3. On My Radio -- The Selecter

2. One Step Beyond - Madness

and the daddy:

1. Gangsters - The Specials

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1 hour ago, Leonard Smalls said:

(Trouble Funk - Drop the Bomb)

Now there's a band that doesn't get nearly enough love. What a superb outfit.

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There’s so many, and not making them all reggae I’d say,

rhythm stick - Ian Dury 

watching the detectives - Elvis Costello

could you be loved - Bob Marley 

 

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17 minutes ago, Rich said:

The first songs to make me really sit up and take notice:

3. On My Radio -- The Selecter

2. One Step Beyond - Madness

and the daddy:

1. Gangsters - The Specials

Those tunes remind me of,      mirror in the bathroom - the Beat 🙂

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Alice - Sisters of Mercy

In Between Days- The Cure

Who Killed Mr Moonlight - Bauhaus 

(although really it would be more representative to pick 3 albums)

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