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2013-09-09 11:33:54 PM
Deep down we are all imprinted with the music we hear from age 10 to age 17.
 
2013-09-09 11:39:05 PM
this is total bullshiat. i grew up in the 60s. i wasn't a huge fan of my parents music, but it was certainly tolerable, and in some cases quite good. the reason my children (and grand children) like music from my favorite era is that ever since music that was yelled (not sung) by angry people became what was played on mtv and the radio, popular music has been in the toilet. then add the horrible vocal masturbation by the likes of mariah carey, and all her clones, what's left?
 
2013-09-09 11:41:44 PM
I grew up listening to Delta blues and bebop jazz.  And while those aren't my usual taste in music today (metal), I still love 'em.  Gave me a basis for musical appreciation, it did.

/thanks Dad
 
2013-09-09 11:43:14 PM

Mztlplx: I grew up listening to Delta blues and bebop jazz.  And while those aren't my usual taste in music today (metal), I still love 'em.  Gave me a basis for musical appreciation, it did.

/thanks Dad


And my daughter (now 16) picked up a taste for the Ramones and Stevie Ray Vaughan from me.

/the circle of life......
 
2013-09-09 11:43:53 PM
Secretly? No. When we were young, my brothers and I used to get a kick out of playing our dad's old big band and mambo 78s, and Mom's 45s from the 1950s (including Rock Around The Clock).
 
2013-09-09 11:45:34 PM
My poor kids.. they get an ecclectic mix of 70-80s music via their mother and really, really heavy shiat via me.

Though my kids tell me they hate my music I have to admit pride when I catch my 2yo daughter "dancing" to Slayer or Gojira or whatever i'm listening to.
 
2013-09-10 12:00:52 AM
My step-father was into things like Nelson Eddie and Jeanette McDonald

/wasn't real fond of it
//but I can name Indian Love Call in two notes
 
2013-09-10 12:25:18 AM
My folks like country music.  I like country music.  My kids like country music.

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2013-09-10 12:25:38 AM
my dad liked "Big Girls Dont Cry" and "Brand New Key".

my mom liked the Beatles and Creedence. My mom had excellent taste in music!
 
2013-09-10 12:26:20 AM
Philip Glass, beeyotches.

/that is all
 
2013-09-10 12:26:30 AM
I secretly love gospel? Somehow I doubt it.
 
2013-09-10 12:26:36 AM
What does the fox say?
 
2013-09-10 12:26:42 AM
I was raised in a moderately strict Lutheran household and music wasn't my parents thing. The only time I'd hear music was a mixture of Glenn Campbell and church hymns. I'm glad I found Slayer and Metallica in 1985.
 
2013-09-10 12:27:05 AM
I hope my kid doesn't end up liking Oi. I try not to listen around him.
 
2013-09-10 12:28:27 AM

Kuta: What does the fox say?


'Totally ripping off LMFAO -o-o-o'
 
2013-09-10 12:28:28 AM

Kuta: What does the fox say?


EOO EWOO CHK CHK CHK
 
2013-09-10 12:28:46 AM
I love my horrible taste in music. Lisa Lisa, the Cover Girls, T'Pau, Cathy Denis.
 
2013-09-10 12:29:04 AM
The only music that was allowed in our house was Elvis and country like Freddie Fender and Jeanie Pruett. I don't prefer it, but I tolerate it just the same as most music. The only stuff I can't stand is Polka.
 
2013-09-10 12:29:13 AM

KinetiKiteniK: I was raised in a moderately strict Lutheran household and music wasn't my parents thing. The only time I'd hear music was a mixture of Glenn Campbell and church hymns. I'm glad I found Slayer and Metallica in 1985.


Glenn Campbell was an amazing guitarist and vocalist, and was more rock n roll cocaine fueled asshole than metallica or slayer.
 
2013-09-10 12:31:13 AM
I grew up in the 90s and listen to Zeppelin, Beach Boys, old blues and jazz, plus some random newer stuff. My old man thinks my taste in music is horribly out of date compared to his love for the Cranberries, Tori Amos, etc.
 
2013-09-10 12:31:24 AM
Parents' Record Collection Deemed Hilarious

Music and pop-culture experts agree that the Schnell record collection is one of the most hilarious in the country today.

"At turns atrocious, tasteless, tepid, and self-parodying, the Schnell discography is a perfect encapsulation of the listening tastes of the American bourgeoisie in the mid- to late 20th century, as well as a knee-slappingly hilarious compendium of misguided trends in popular music," said Lydia Dreifort, director of the Alan Lomax Center For American Ethnomusicology in Oxford, MS. "Can you believe they actually own Neil Diamond's Jonathan Livingston Seagull?"

"I greatly look forward to having the chance to examine it firsthand," Dreifort said of the collection, which not only features Hooked On Classics, but Hooked On Swing and Hooked On Broadway. "The exquisite squareness of the music is truly something to behold."
 
2013-09-10 12:32:02 AM

Cewley: then add the horrible vocal masturbation by the likes of mariah carey, and all her clones, what's left?


I'm sorry, are you claiming that running scales between :teeth clench: every. god. damned note. isn't a talent?  Son, you are whiter than mayo on Wonder Bread.

/I tot... tota.. mmmmm nynanan, mmmmynana.. totalyyyy huh heuyuyuyuyuyuyu agree.
//I said I uuuuuha agREEuh with you-a. I. I saw uh I uh, I totally agree with you-wuwuwuwuwuwuw.
 
2013-09-10 12:32:30 AM
I hardly think so. My Mom use to listen to Neil Diamond, which isn't that bad I guess, but she also use to listen to John Michael Talbot. My parents are much older than I am, my Dad being 40 when I was born, so the music he likes is very different. His taste is quite odd too, the theme from the movie Flashdance being one of his favorites, yeah, I know, WTF right?
 
2013-09-10 12:32:51 AM
Freddy Fender? Boots Randolf? Polkas? Nah. I like my horrible music much better.
 
2013-09-10 12:33:29 AM

Solty Dog: The only music that was allowed in our house was Elvis and country like Freddie Fender and Jeanie Pruett. I don't prefer it, but I tolerate it just the same as most music. The only stuff I can't stand is Polka.


oompa oompa oompa oompa

It's not that different than

oontz oontz oontz oontz
 
2013-09-10 12:34:17 AM
My dad used to listen to this song about cats and the moon all the time.  I would ask him what it was, but I have been pretty busy lately and haven't seen him for a while.


snuff3r: My poor kids.. they get an ecclectic mix of 70-80s music via their mother and really, really heavy shiat via me.

Though my kids tell me they hate my music I have to admit pride when I catch my 2yo daughter "dancing" to Slayer or Gojira or whatever i'm listening to.


How does one dance to Gojira?  Are you sure that your music doesn't actually send the child into seizures?
 
2013-09-10 12:34:34 AM
They won an LP at a curling bonspiel and it was a Christian album. I agree about some of his music but I liked the heavier stuff.
 
2013-09-10 12:34:37 AM
My dad likes Hendrix, The Who, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Joe Satriani, Melissa Ethridge, old school Eric Clapton (but will talk at length about how he hates Clapton's 90s-on run, especially that collaboration with Babyface and the slow version of Layla), and Tool.

I have no issues with my dad's taste in music.

/He also listens to a lot of blues stuff, but I don't know as much about who he loves in that genre outside of Bonnie Raitt
 
2013-09-10 12:35:40 AM

Smeggy Smurf: oompa oompa oompa oompa

It's not that different than

oontz oontz oontz oontz


Our local station has the Polka Hour. It plays after Sesame Street. If I'm not careful, my son gets a dose now and again.

Dubstep is alright, though.
 
2013-09-10 12:35:42 AM

Kuta: What does the fox say?


And what the fark is the meaning of Stonehenge?
 
2013-09-10 12:36:13 AM

RogermcAllen: snuff3r: My poor kids.. they get an ecclectic mix of 70-80s music via their mother and really, really heavy shiat via me.Though my kids tell me they hate my music I have to admit pride when I catch my 2yo daughter "dancing" to Slayer or Gojira or whatever i'm listening to


My daughter wants me to do the Slayer christmas lights thing. Although I think I'd go with Rammstein,.
 
2013-09-10 12:36:25 AM

Solty Dog: The only music that was allowed in our house was Elvis and country like Freddie Fender and Jeanie Pruett. I don't prefer it, but I tolerate it just the same as most music. The only stuff I can't stand is Polka.


Granny ran a diner with a decent selection of twangy deep country hits and rocking New Orleans cuts, but grand dad's bass boat had exactly three 8 tracks: Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.  Thank God he thought playing the music scared away the fish; leaving an 8-track in the player just means it loops forever.
 
2013-09-10 12:36:55 AM
It's basically like David Chappelle said, the electric guitar is the instrument that speaks to the soul of the white person.
 
2013-09-10 12:38:21 AM
I have to admit, if a Billy Joel song comes on the radio, I am compelled to listen. That was my mom's doing. At some point she figured out that all us boys shut up when she played her Billy Joel cassette on road trips.
 
2013-09-10 12:38:46 AM
my father introduced me to sabbath, floyd, led zep, the band, etc.  can't complain
 
2013-09-10 12:39:38 AM
Simon and Garfunkle. Led Zeppelin. The Doors. Jethro Tull. Pink Floyd. Ray Charles.
 
2013-09-10 12:40:41 AM

MrEricSir: It's basically like David Chappelle said, the electric guitar is the instrument that speaks to the soul of the white person.


He's not wrong. These speak to whatever group of feelings people more spiritual might refer to as a "soul" in me:
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2013-09-10 12:41:11 AM
My dad was all Weavers and Joan Baez and Dylan and the Eagles...until he heard Culture Club when I was in high school and then he was all about the Karma Chameleon.

Daaaaaaaaaad!  You are so embarrassing!

"Groovy," he said.  Oh, my god.  I love him now--my teenage years, it was a little bumpy.
 
2013-09-10 12:42:29 AM
I do love Bruce Speingsteen, though I'm more of a Nebraska fan than Born in the USA.
 
2013-09-10 12:42:30 AM
I got my son interested in Tom Waits.
All downhill from here...
 
2013-09-10 12:42:50 AM

Cewley: this is total bullshiat. i grew up in the 60s. i wasn't a huge fan of my parents music, but it was certainly tolerable, and in some cases quite good. the reason my children (and grand children) like music from my favorite era is that ever since music that was yelled (not sung) by angry people became what was played on mtv and the radio, popular music has been in the toilet. then add the horrible vocal masturbation by the likes of mariah carey, and all her clones, what's left?


You sound old. Why are you still alive?

I'm not sure I fully agree with TFA. I was raised on a steady diet of 50's and early 60's music, plus a fark ton of Billy Joel. To this day, I can appreciate it- in fact, one of the things I like doing when driving across the country, late at night, is to flip on the AM dial and tune in to some distant, crackly station playing that music. Tuning in those stations reminds me of the trips we made when I was a kid, and it was all we could get, while I stayed up as late as I possibly could to keep pops company while he drove through the night.

However....

Now he listens to country, and fark that. No way. No how. I'd rather drink subby's piss than listen to country.
 
2013-09-10 12:43:10 AM
Me: 50s-80s country, approx 70s-current hard rock/metal, and blues for the most part

Brother: Rockabilly, metal, punk, blues, and like 50s Hank Sr era country thats closer to blues than modern country

Dad: old country and like rock from prior to the hair band era(up to mid 80s)

Mom : pop/soft rock, especialy the 60s for some reason and like modern 90s and newer pop with a fiddle "country"

I guess dads resembles a slightly older version of mine moms doesnt resemble mine and is like the opposite of mine.
 
2013-09-10 12:44:34 AM
No arguments here. My dad introduced me to Cream, Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Beatles etc (I would return the favor later starting with Van Halen and ending with Soundgarden just before he died). My mom wasn't quite as hip but she did have a couple of early Jethro Tull and 70's era Elton John albums that I liked.

My first stepdad used to listen to a lot of Big Band and Swing music which didn't catch on with immediately but somewhere around my mid 20's I started to appreciate it.
 
2013-09-10 12:44:45 AM
I dunno about that.  My parents listened to a lot of Muzak in the car.  This is back in the late 70's and early 80's, when radio stations really did literally play Muzak - you know, all your favorite hits, without those troublesome lyrics.
 
2013-09-10 12:45:03 AM
I grew up with my folks blaring Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and Janis Joplin. I never thought their taste in music was horrible. Unless you mean horribly awesome.
 
2013-09-10 12:45:05 AM
Dad : Classic 60's to 70's rock - CHECK

Mom : Sinatra - CHECK

Grandpa (RIP) : Big Band/Swing - CHECK

Holds here.

/freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebird!
 
2013-09-10 12:45:11 AM
My mom has excellent taste in music. She got me into classic rock, into metal, into blues and swing. My dad's tastes? More questionable. Mostly he's into pop that I can barely stand but the zydeco's not bad.

/now my classmates? Terrible taste in music
//most hellish experience of my life was an Nsync concert
 
2013-09-10 12:45:44 AM
What's with all the Freddie Fender hate? His stuff is better than most of the AM Gold singers.
 
2013-09-10 12:46:47 AM
Um... no.

Dad picked the music, and his preference was for polkas and waltzes.  With accordions and concertinas. Which he also played.

I have a good sense of rhythm and pitch.  I disappointed my my dad greatly when I never picked up an instrument. What I never told him was that every time he hit a wrong note or lost the rhythm while he was practicing I just about cringed.

On the other hand, I do like music from what should have been my parents' era.  They were born in the 1920s, and I like Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, the Andrew Sisters, etc.  However, that music was not what got played in our house.
 
2013-09-10 12:47:31 AM

Cewley: this is total bullshiat. i grew up in the 60s. i wasn't a huge fan of my parents music, but it was certainly tolerable, and in some cases quite good. the reason my children (and grand children) like music from my favorite era is that ever since music that was yelled (not sung) by angry people became what was played on mtv and the radio, popular music has been in the toilet. then add the horrible vocal masturbation by the likes of mariah carey, and all her clones, what's left?


All kinds of good stuff that isn't pop music is what's left.  Seriously, anything you're into is all there, vibrant as ever, and excellent.  You just need to put some effort into finding it.  Luckily, we've got a host of places that anyone can share their stuff.  Spend some time looking through youtube (there are entire albums on there from all kinds of artists), pandora, grooveshark, spotify, etc.
 
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