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2013-09-10 03:22:52 PM
Mom's music? Anne Murray, Cher, Seals & Crofts: no, no, no, no.

My father tended to listen to oldies stations back in the 1970s, so his music was largely mid-50s rock & roll (soundtrack for his hellraising years). That and a bunch of Hank Williams, Sr. 45s & compilation albums; when I was a kid & asked why he liked Hank, he told me it was his "feeling blue" music. Now it's part of my "feeling blue" music.

Me? All over the place, but mostly 80s post-punk (soundtrack for my hellraising years).
 
2013-09-10 04:19:11 PM

alcoda: Having deaf parents, I must be the exception that proves the rule. I'll give anything a chance, but modern country and polka.


The Barry Boyce Band is one of the only local acts I can stand, and they play polka.

/Look forward to Oktoberfest each year because of ol' Barry.
 
2013-09-10 05:33:39 PM
Dad was a jazz hound from his early teens, frequenting after hours joints to hear the likes of Louis Jordan, Charlie Parker, Count Basie. I took him to see 'The Last of the Blue Devils' , which I recommend to any jazz lover. It is a documentary of the Kansas City jazz scene of the '30s , cool beyond anything we have had in the subsequent 80 years, and he just kept saying, "I saw him" over and over. Thanks Pop, for pointing me in the proper direction.
 
2013-09-10 06:00:04 PM

tbriggs: Dad was a jazz hound from his early teens, frequenting after hours joints to hear the likes of Louis Jordan, Charlie Parker, Count Basie. I took him to see 'The Last of the Blue Devils' , which I recommend to any jazz lover. It is a documentary of the Kansas City jazz scene of the '30s , cool beyond anything we have had in the subsequent 80 years, and he just kept saying, "I saw him" over and over. Thanks Pop, for pointing me in the proper direction.


Hipster
 
2013-09-10 06:28:39 PM

endmile: No, I don't have the same tastes as my dad. He was an organ player, and he was a big Led Zeppelin fan before I was born. He also grew up in the age of disco, so he really likes to dance (poorly). Since I've been alive his tastes have changed to popular radio crap. For the longest time, I couldn't really figure out what made him like the particular groups he does. In the last ten years or so, I finally determined that he likes music that is made by a group that has a blond-haired chick in it that he wants to fark. In the 80's, he liked Madonna, who he wanted to fark. Remember that one-hit wonder Roxette? Yeah, he liked them cause he wanted to fark the chick in it. Later, it was Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Then on to Black Eyed Peas and Fergie. If the band doesn't have a blond chick in it that he wants to fark, then he doesn't like their music.

When I go to his house, I bring my ipod so I don't have to listen to that crap.


Your dad is going to love Samantha Fish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9QxChq4pdk
 
2013-09-10 06:55:56 PM

PainfulItching: One word. Radio.


Two words. No thanks.
 
2013-09-10 07:08:37 PM

LewDux: tbriggs: Dad was a jazz hound from his early teens, frequenting after hours joints to hear the likes of Louis Jordan, Charlie Parker, Count Basie. I took him to see 'The Last of the Blue Devils' , which I recommend to any jazz lover. It is a documentary of the Kansas City jazz scene of the '30s , cool beyond anything we have had in the subsequent 80 years, and he just kept saying, "I saw him" over and over. Thanks Pop, for pointing me in the proper direction.

Hipster


Age 57, I think not.  This was the early '80s . There was a larval-hipster in the seat in front of us who was proudly identifying the musicians, never having heard them live.

--only 2 professional musicians  among my siblings
 
2013-09-10 08:22:41 PM
I certainly am not a fan of 1950's b-bop music.

Although both my kids have Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin on their iPods.
 
2013-09-10 09:57:07 PM
Sgygus: Deep down we are all imprinted with the music we hear from age 10 to age 17.

Verbaltoxin:Eh, I don't know about that.

I don't eitherexactly. As a music lover, my horizons have expanded.  But I do think most persons with a casual interest in music seem to be largely stuck with the music of their teenage years.
 
2013-09-10 10:46:35 PM
I grew up listening to "16 Tons" and "Little Boxes" so, yeah, my parents had *weird* taste in music. When my mom wasn't listening to old-school hyper-twang country (as an Italian Bostonian!), she was listening to "O Solo Mio" and "Oh My Papa".

I can still handle some of the stuff, but not country music of whatever era or form. Just cannot tolerate it.

My kid grew up listening to 80's New Wave and Weird Al, which is what we liked, and it was hysterical when we moved on to stuff like NIN and Nirvana when she was in her N'Sync and Backstreet Boys phase and she used to come stomping out of her room and yell at us to "Turn that NOISE down!"

But she eventually turned to the good 80's and 90's stuff, and went back to explore the 70's metal music, too. We all survived and have our own tastes now, so it's all good.
 
2013-09-10 11:03:22 PM
Yes BS! I mean I dislike the old time country and western music my parents listened less than I dislike C&W since then, but only in the fashion death by firing squad is probably better than death by lynching.
 
2013-09-11 04:17:31 AM

perigee: Instead of accepting that children are programmed to enjoy certain old music because somebody gave them a cookie while they were listening to "Freddy and the Dreamers," perhaps it is as simple as they were exposed to music they found enjoyable before they were programmed by society to Not enjoy "that old stuff."


Maybe it has nothing to do with that. My dad even admits that music got better after he grew up. More complex, better songwriting, better playing. Once you taste a fine wine, you don't want the three dollar stuff.
 
2013-09-11 04:23:27 AM

cameroncrazy1984: My dad used to randomly sing the chorus to Tesla's "Signs" when I was little. He would never tell us what it was. Took us years before we figured it out.


Cool song, but Tesla didn't write it, it was originally done by the Five Man Electrical Band.
 
2013-09-11 04:50:23 AM

Abacus9: cameroncrazy1984: My dad used to randomly sing the chorus to Tesla's "Signs" when I was little. He would never tell us what it was. Took us years before we figured it out.

Cool song, but Tesla didn't write it, it was originally done by the Five Man Electrical Band.


Five Man Acoustical Band. It was Tesla's live album.

Kids these days...
 
2013-09-11 06:07:41 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Abacus9: cameroncrazy1984: My dad used to randomly sing the chorus to Tesla's "Signs" when I was little. He would never tell us what it was. Took us years before we figured it out.

Cool song, but Tesla didn't write it, it was originally done by the Five Man Electrical Band.

Five Man Acoustical Band Jam. It was Tesla's live album.

Kids these days...


If you're gonna troll, at least get the album name correct.
 
2013-09-11 06:11:39 AM

Abacus9: AverageAmericanGuy: Abacus9: cameroncrazy1984: My dad used to randomly sing the chorus to Tesla's "Signs" when I was little. He would never tell us what it was. Took us years before we figured it out.

Cool song, but Tesla didn't write it, it was originally done by the Five Man Electrical Band.

Five Man Acoustical Band Jam. It was Tesla's live album.

Kids these days...

If you're gonna troll, at least get the album name correct.


No, I'm pretty sure it's Five Man Acoustical Band. It's a play on the actual band named Five Man Electric Band.
 
2013-09-11 06:18:51 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Abacus9: AverageAmericanGuy: Abacus9: cameroncrazy1984: My dad used to randomly sing the chorus to Tesla's "Signs" when I was little. He would never tell us what it was. Took us years before we figured it out.

Cool song, but Tesla didn't write it, it was originally done by the Five Man Electrical Band.

Five Man Acoustical Band Jam. It was Tesla's live album.

Kids these days...

If you're gonna troll, at least get the album name correct.

No, I'm pretty sure it's Five Man Acoustical Band. It's a play on the actual band named Five Man Electric Band.


I'll be back in a bit to see if you two got this worked out yet.  Let me know if you need any help.
 
2013-09-11 06:56:26 AM

Soup_In_A_Basket: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 207x207]
Thanks, Dad!

/no, really......Thanks!!


I remember being a little kid, 3 or 4, and just staring at that cover.  Didn't really know why at the time... I just really liked it!
 
2013-09-11 08:51:57 AM
My mom had the better music tastes - she has pretty much every Beatles and Zeppelin album released in the US.  I'll forgive her for Elvis though.

My dad, who grew up the same time as my mom - no clue.  He had to ask me who was playing on the TV one day.  It was Zeppelin playing "Stairway to Heaven".
 
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