Music that Changed Your Life

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  1. Apollo1

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    Greetings,

    I've been posting a lot in some of the music threads on here as of late, and I was kind of inspired to pose this question after watching "Reign Over Me" the other night. What albums changed your life?

    Blessings
     
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    Frank Zappa's Apostrophe is one of 'em...

    More Songs About Buildings & Food -- Talking Heads
    Fear of Music -- Talking Heads

    Music for Airports -- Brian Eno
     
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    J S Bach: Passacaglia in C Minor
    O Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
     
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    Van Halen's self titled debut album. I thought something was wrong with my boom box when I started playing it! Listen to the 2nd song and you will understand...
     
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    That twinge in your intestines
    "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral" (until I found out what a vicious anti-Semite Wagner was. It's still a powerful work of art, but his hatred kinda spoils it for me.)

    Who's Next - I remember listening to Won't Get Fooled Again at age 14 and thinking, "THIS is how I want to life my life." I've managed to do that pretty well, come to think of it, but that album provided me with encouragement I might not have gotten anywhere else.
     
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    Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes, Cubist Works and Furniture Music by Erik Satie

    Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band by Terry Riley
     
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    Ha ha!!! I was gonna say "Music For Films" by Brian Eno. :wink:

    Shit, I have soooo many albums that have changed my life...

    "Soul Box Vol. I" by Grover Washington jr.

    Me and Face were just talkin' about "The Nightfly" by Donald Fagen and

    "Elegant Gypsy" by Al Dimeola

    "Thrust" by Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters

    "Heavy Weather" by the Weather Report


    "The Shape Of Jazz To Come" by the Ornette Coleman Quartet

    "Dummy" by Portishead

    "Entroducing" by DJ Shadow


    "I Want You" by Marvin Gaye

    "Sketches of Spain" by Miles Davis

    "The Voyager Recordings" by NASA

    "Gypsy Kings" The Gypsy Kings

    Hells Yeah, the 3 Gymnopedies was in the background as the restaurant closed in "My Dinner with Andre", I saw the movie when I was 13 and was never the same...

    Oh SNAP! That record was just too fuckin' much... blistering!!!!
     
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    You know, Hick, a month ago a friend of mine and I (we're both artists) had a good conversation about art and the individual. It was interesting. I raised the question if a person's beliefs should really have any bearings on their art. Robert Frost was a big anti-semite as well, but that's really done nothing to detract from his legacy. How do you feel about the question?

    Some of the albums that changed my life are as follows:

    1. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (In my opinion, this is one of the most important rock or punk rock albums, especially for minority kids. From start to finish, it's brilliant and shows you the tensions that brought about At the Drive-In becoming two different bands)

    2. Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (One of the most compelling Hip-Hop albums ever. You had great production, imaginative storytelling, grand metaphors, etc.)

    3. Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Blackstar (When I heard this record in 1998, it knocked me on my ass. At the time, Mos Def was one of the most poetic emcees, and he did things on that album I had never heard a rapper do before. Here's a sample:

    So much on my mind that I can't recline
    Blastin holes in the night til she bled sunshine
    Breathe in, inhale vapors from bright stars that shine
    Breathe out, weed smoke retrace the skyline
    Heard the bass ride out like an ancient mating call
    I can't take it y'all, I can feel the city breathin
    Chest heavin, against the flesh of the evening
    Sigh before we die like the last train leaving

    4. Radiohead - Kid A (This was the first Radiohead album I bought, and the whole thing floored me. It definitely is an album that's easy to get lost in)

    5. Esthero - Breath from Another (I bought this one in April of 1999. Back then, I used to buy albums off instinct alone, and I had a feeling about this one. Esthero's voice is like the sound of falling in love. Throw in Doc's trip-hoppish production, and you've got an incredible album from an incredible talent that far too few people know about)

    Blessings
     
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    Morrissey in general has changed my life. And he continues to do so. I've never been so moved by a musician, ever. I've been listening to his music for about 20 years now, and have absolutely no intention of stopping. He's sexy, has a beautiful voice, and an incredibly way with words. Every song I hear feels oddly like he's singing to me, or about me... like he's interpreting my soul. (puke, gag, whatever... it's true. :tongue: ) Here's one of my favorites:

    YouTube - Morrissey - Dear God Please Help Me (music video)
     
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    I recall lyrics of songs, and later the complete albums that defined my mood at different periods of my life.

    "You're hungry, but I'm starving. He cuts you down from the tree. He keeps you in a box by the bed, alive, but just barely..."

    "They tell me, that life is just an empty scene. Older than the oldest broken heart, and newer than the newest broken dreams"

    "When I look into your eyes, I can see a love restrained..."

    "There is a town in north Ontario, with dream and comfort memory to spare, And in my mind I still need a place to go, All my changes were there.
     
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    Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera. Dont really have an album but that song made me think. Why should I listen to what everyone says I should be doing? The only person who knows what will make me truly happy is me. And from that moment on, I chose to listen to my heart and follow MY dreams no one elses.
     
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    Farewell Andromeda - John Denver
    Sweet Surrender - John Denver

    "Cracklin Rosie" - Neil Diamond

    Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet - Robert Allen (piano)
     
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    the cure - lullaby
    Cocteau Twins - pearl dew drops
    Bauhaus - in the flat field
    Sinead O conor - troy
    Iggy Pop - the passenger

    i think all these artists and songs have touched me
    enough to remember them,
    most are about love or life and how to enjoy,
    or what to enjoy whilst it is there.
     
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    The Road-Runner theme song -
     
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    Punk rock saved my soul. Thank you Bad Religion, Social Distortion, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Refused, Catch 22, Gogol Bordello, etc.

    Also, special mention to The Weakerthans, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Matthew Good, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Doors, Rage, CCR, The Guess Who and The Tragically Hip.
     
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    Totally forgot...

    Cibo Matto -- Stereo Type A
    The Dead Milkmen -- Bucky Fellini
     
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    Led Zeppelin turned me on to the Blues in general....although some people think they totally ripped of the Blues.....

    Pink Floyd ... Meddle in particular...love the whole album

    Annie Lenox

    Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble.....I'll never forget the concert I was supposed to go to and missed...the night he died at Alpine Valley...:frown1:
     
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    Pachelbel - Canon in D.
     
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