Music memories

When I were a young thing, I had the standard music tastes of a country town girl: INXS, Midnight Oil, Prince (and yes, that was before he was formerly known as), Eurythmics and maybe one or two others. All right, I admit, I had a Dire Straits album. On cassette. Love Over Gold. Also, I knew the words to a lot of Phil Collins, but that’s not my fault. There was only one radio station and I had to listen to that so I knew my day’s horoscope. I couldn’t go to school without hearing my day’s horoscope.

I also very much liked Lloyd Cole and the Commotions. Rattlesnakes. Very, very much. So much that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to buy it on CD now (that Frankie Goes to Hollywood I recently bought on CD I do feel a bit…well, you know, like it wasn’t the best money I ever spent). And look. But I put the notification email into a spiffy ‘for later attention’ folder and forgot all about it and now all the tix have probably gone. I’ll let you know.

Gee I loved that album. Just thinking about it makes me go ‘you know being fifteen really wasn’t that bad’. Except that of course being fifteen was otherwise I wouldn’t have such vivid memories of being under my bed while I listened to it with my headphones on.

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  1. Ohmigod! this sounds too much like my music taste back then. I cringe now about it. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions didn’t really do it for me, but I will admit to once liking Bruce Springsteen.

  2. On a four hour car journey recently we decided to forego the customary children’s story tapes and treat the children to vintage INXS. Up loud.

    They were respectively impressed (Son #1), shocked (Son #2) and horrified (the babe) that their ageing parents knew all the words to that “awesome music”.

  3. Fifteen, twice in one week … ? YES, IT WAS THAT BAD!

    Nineteen was my music-obsessed age. Blur, Pulp, Sonic Youth, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins. A boy asked me out once because of my impressive front-row moshing. (And his best friend had just dumped me, so he figured what the hell.)

    Okay, now I’m nostalgic about nineteen. Hope you get your tix!

  4. I won an 80s compilation on the weekend (at an 80s party but coward that I am, I didn’t dress up).
    Blondie, ‘Oh mickey’ (who sings that?), The Cure…I drive along singing very loudly but I hope no one ever catches me.

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