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So hard to choose just 3.

1. Apache - The Shadows

2. Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day

3. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes

Someone needs to list a Jerry Lee Lewis & a Chuck Berry and an Everly Bros.

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Actually what really changed the world for me was seeing Little Richard backed by Sounds Incorporated live in 1962.  A life changing experience.

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We’ve already had Mr Blue Sky so I’ll go...

  1. Sweet Talkin’ Woman - ELO
  2. The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy, and 
  3. Tom Sawyer - Rush
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1 hour 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

Blimey, too close for comfort - I was going for Too Much Too Young though. First genre musical movement I got into.

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Seeing as i'm an old git...

1,Up around the bend-Creedence Clearwater Revival.

 2 . Silver Machine-Hawkwind

3 Layla-Dek and the doms.

There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
Just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you're goin'
Leave the sinkin' ship behind
Come on the risin' wind,
We're goin' up around the bend
Oh

 

 

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On 15/02/2020 at 11:09, Mykesbass said:

First genre musical movement I got into.

Likewise. I was pretty 'meh' about music till then. In fact I can pinpoint my precise "whoa, wtF is THIS??" moment... The Specials doing Gangsters on Top Of The Pops. 

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1 hour ago, obbm said:

Actually what really changed the world for me was seeing Little Richard backed by Sounds Incorporated live in 1962.  A life changing experience.

Sounds Inc were quite busy in those days. They backed Jerry Lee Lewis in Reading in ‘63.

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Ok, as I've always listened to music, I'll have to divide it in two parts.

The early years :

(We are) The Road Crew by Motörhead (I was 15 years old when the album was released, what a revelation). 

Suburban Berlin by Japan (14 years old when it went out, I liked everything in that tune, took me some time to love the album).

Eruption + You Really Got Me by Van Halen (a year earlier, that tapping part and this monster cover, wow).

The uni years :

Dirty Old Town by The Pogues (this was our drunken anthem that we used to sing very loud everywhere in response to the stupid students songs).

Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus (we played it very loud after parties, waking up all mates at the same floor).

We had Love by The Scientists (I was waking up with this single played to the max, that opening bass part was just fantastic).

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Tommy Gun - The Clash

Destination Venus - The Rezillos

Going Underground - The Jam

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2 hours ago, grandad said:

So hard to choose just 3.

1. Apache - The Shadows

2. Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day

3. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes

Someone needs to list a Jerry Lee Lewis & a Chuck Berry.

Excellent list!

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In no particular order:

  • Quiet Life - Japan
  • To cut a long story short - Spandau Ballet
  • Papa's got a brand new Pigbag - Pigbag
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2 minutes ago, Old Man Riva said:

Starman - Bowie

Virginia Plain - Roxy Music

Gudbuy T’Jane - Slade 

1972 was a very good year for Top of the Pops..!

Apologies, misread the title of the topic. If it’s ‘teens’ then Golden Years by David Bowie...

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Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols

If The Kids Are United - Sham 69

Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & Blockheads

Was difficult to only pick three, and all of these were out just before I was in my teens but they stayed with me throughout my school years til I left.

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2 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Ah yes, so did I. I’ll have to rethink my selections.

It’s an age thing!!

Also to add... an honourable mention would have to go to Bohemian Rhapsody. I remember to this day how I felt the first time I ever heard that via Radio 1. 

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Honky tonk women  - Stones

Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder

Born to run - Bruce Springsteen.

( Could almost add most Top 30 stuff from the late 60’s to late 70’s too TBH - including glam, country,  disco and punk/new wave! )

 

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The Beatles "Twist and Shout" It showed me music could be more than simply something to sing along or dance too. It was, and still is, primal in its intensity. And I wasnt even a teenager at the time, about 10 years old.  It still makes the hair on my neck stand up with excitement.

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Whiteman in Hammersmith Palais - The Clash

Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers

Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedy's

All still as important to me now as they were as a spotty 15 year old "oik"

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I was a teenager in the 1960s when Radio Caroline changed my world, along with the Beatles (and a cute little blonde girl I used to walk home from school!).  There are countless songs I could list but I'll go with "River Deep, Mountain High" by Ike & Tina Turner.  When that blasted out of my small transistor radio it stopped me in my tracks.  Aretha Franklin and "I Ain't Never Loved A Man" was another show stopper.

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Tower Of Power - Squib Cakes.

Average White Band - Got The Love.

MFSB - TSOP.

 

And this....

 

 

 

 

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3 steps to heaven - Eddie Cochrane

Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles

I'll be your baby tonight - Bob Dylan

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If it has to be strictly from teen years, in date order I'd say "I don't like Mondays", "Vienna", "She Sells Sanctuary"

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3 formative tracks released in teen years (from 89) 

Megadeth - Holy wars

Jamiroquai - when you gonna learn 

orbital - impact

 

 

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