What did your parents listen to?

blotto98

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Sep 9, 2005
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My Dad left when I was 5 (I guess he didn't love me, buut I'm sure it was my fault)

So my moms would play:

1) All by Myself by Eric Carman
2) That damn Tapestry album they talked about
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3) Kenny Rogers & the First Edition- Just stopped in to see what condition my condition is in. (which later seemed cool when The Big Lebowski came out)
 

Rumrunner

bring back the walkover
Feb 20, 2006
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#2
my mom: Abba, Julio Iglesias
my dad: tijuana brass

that's what I remember that stuck out (they are from Bolivia)
 

SickSean

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Jun 22, 2007
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my father would play American Pie on a cassette and would flip it out and rewind it so he could listen to it again while driving must of heard that song 362 times
 

GoatAss

"Girls Like a Man With a Sharp Hairdo"
Oct 3, 2005
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My Dad loved Black Sabbath. He also as a change of pace loved listening to Elvis.

My Mom loved the Beatles.
 

burky79

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Feb 18, 2005
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Dad :
K95 (country station in Zanesville, Ohio)
He would entire hours of it, just for the songs, then listen to it on long trips...
I still remember those damned tapes, with the red and white blank sticker label on the front, all of which had "K95" written on them.

And Elvis

Mom : Anne Curry, Whiteney Houston, Charoits of Fire soundtrack, Huey Lewis, etc...
 

krisko

Mrs. Fuckin Funny
Jul 29, 2005
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my dad likes Divo, Jane's Addiction, CCR, sly and the familiy stone...he's pretty weird

my mom likes jackson browne, the eagles, bob seger, joe cocker, jim croce
 

mik3

fornicating madly
Mar 29, 2004
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Dad: He's 60 and grew up in Brooklyn so it's pretty much doowop/Sinatra

Mom: lots of 70s and 80s rock

I've more been influenced by my dad than mom.
 

Hoffman

Guess who's back? Hoffman's back
Sep 28, 2006
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#10
My dad raised me on the best;

The Doors
CCR
Beatles
The Who
The list literally goes on and on.
 

WhiskeyWhispers

I Want To Kill You All
Mar 11, 2007
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Mom: Joan Baez , Jackson Browne, all those folksy types. She also loved that Lionel Ritchie album with "Dancing On The Ceiling".

Dad: Doo Wop, all that 50s and early 60s stuff.

Neither of them are really into music at all though, not like I was. The coolest moment I remember about my dad when it comes to music is when I would listen to The Misfits and The Ramones and he actually liked them. My mother hated my music, she was scared of me when I started listening to Slayer, she was convinced I was worshipping Satan.
 

DeltaPin

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Feb 17, 2005
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#12
Traditional Irish Music, Old School Country
 

peopleselbow

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Jan 25, 2006
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A lot of classical, Queen, Hendrix, The Band, Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Motown.

I remember when I bought my first Sabbath LP, my Dad thought he lost me as a son. He was convinced I would fall victim to Satan and heroin. I never did drugs and I still occasionally go to church. He was wrong.
 

nolajersey

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Jun 2, 2006
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My Dad: The Door, The Who, Santana, Hendrix, Eagles, Three Dog Night, etc

My Mom: Beatles, Some rock and a lot of country.
 

Slow Bollards

Bollards...sounds a bit rude, doesn't it?
Apr 28, 2005
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Both: Beatles, G. Dead, Who, Traffic, Floyd.

When my dad would work nights my mom would get drunk and play records for me. She explained what the Kinks' "Lola" was about years before Jimmy Norton taught me how funny transexuals can be. I also remember that the "John Barleycorn" song from Traffic was like a horror movie to me when I was five. I can't wait to teach my kids about music.
 

MelissaY1

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Nov 28, 2005
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I grew up listening to the original C-B-S in NY, so my parents had great taste in music as do I now and I've been a Beatle fan since I was 4 thanks to my parents. My father likes more classic rock related stuff whereas my mom likes more doo-wop, the girl groups from the 50s and 60s, etc
 

Razor Roman

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Aug 27, 2002
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My mom listened to mostly oldies, late 60's pop, disco, etc.

My dad liked pretty much all 50's and 60's music, plus crazy country stuff like Roger Miller and whatnot... he also likes to listen to recordings of trains. Yes trains. Different locomotive/track combinations each have distinct sounds.
 
Oct 4, 2004
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#18
Dad: The Eagles and Broadway musicals

Mom: Sinatra.

In recent years, Mom's discovered into U2, Pink Floyd, and INXS. Dad wouldn't know about current music these days unless Limbaugh and O'Reilley were complaining about it.
 

foyb

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Mar 18, 2007
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My mom and dad both listened to country. My dad was a huge turtles fan (when I was going through his things, I found every album they released)
 

seeinred

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Apr 29, 2007
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Dad - lot of Stones and Beatles and various other classic rock

Mom - Pat Benatar, AC/DC, Eagles, Seger, and most recently Kid Rock
 

sbrainb

Go suck a bag of dicks.
Jul 27, 2007
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#21
My Dad left when I was 5 (I guess he didn't love me, buut I'm sure it was my fault)

So my moms would play:

1) All by Myself by Eric Carman
2) That damn Tapestry album they talked about
and
3) Kenny Rogers & the First Edition- Just stopped in to see what condition my condition is in. (which later seemed cool when The Big Lebowski came out)
My dad left too when I was 7. Although I do remember how fun it was when I was little he would put these old Creedence Clearwater records on and I would dance around in the living room. I used to constantly ask him to put on "Down on the Corner".
My mom was always into the Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin.
 

Stig

Wackbag's New Favorite Heel
Jul 26, 2005
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My parents never really played their own records. What I remember of their collection was shit like The Harper's Bizarre - whose hit was a totally sterile version of Simon and Garfunkle's "Feelin' Groovy." (Of course, their trumpet player, young Teddy Templeman, produced all the classic Van Halen albums...)
If they put on the radio, it was elevator music. As far as I know, they thought that Pat Boone and Perry Como were pretty swell when they were in school.
If I hadn't grown up watching The Monkees, I probably wouldn't have wanted to get an eletric guitar and start a band when I got older. They never encouraged me musically at all. I picked up music on my own and through my older sister.
 

Pigdango

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Jun 22, 2004
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My Dad listened to Country and Polka - yes, Polka music
My mom listened primarily to Barry Manillow and other lite fm type garbage. In later years she turned her cougar attentions to Michael Bolton.

My Dad thought Kiss was devil music when my brother got some Kiss trading cards and wanted a Kiss doll when he was 7. When MTV came out he uttered the funniest line of his too-short life, referring to Brian Setzer: "How can you guys watch this shit? This faggot has NO chest hair!"