A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
What is that song or album that imprinted into your grey matter, burned new pathways and made you the righteous rocker you are today?
Age or stage along with said tune(s) and if you care to share why...
Based on the old ink blot test that used perceptions of ink blots to determine personality traits (and disorders!)..
Here are a couple of mine
When I was a kid, I spent a lot of days hanging in my room listening to the radio (WABC 77 in NY - the last of the great top 40 stations). There was something about hearing this song on the radio that stayed with me. It's the one song that, when I hear it, brings me right back to that room.
Then there's this song, which I heard for the first time in my high school library. The librarian must have thought the LP was about science or something when she ordered it. When we saw it, my friends and I jammed into a little booth in the library with a record player and put on this strange looking record that we read about but never heard. Then it just blew our minds:
"Pump It Up" was the first video I ever saw...on MTV at a friend's house. She lived 'in town' and had cable... we were out in the sticks and didn't. Must have been 12 or 13. I thought it was cool as hell, and bought the album shortly thereafter. I was already listening to all the Brit Invasion stuff, but this was a step in a different direction.
Killer. I don't know how anyone could have resisted that one.
For me, it was definitely the riffy Revolver-era Beatles stuff: "Day Tripper," "Paperback Writer", "Rain".
I heard it peripherally and liked it on the radio as a little kid (age 5-6 or so) but inherited a couple singles from a relative at age 10 and it was all downhill from there. The first record I bought with my own money was the Beatles' 'Blue' compilation.