Music You Started With And Music You have Expanded To?

Pioneer Vato

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So what music did you start with and what type of music did you expand to and listen to more than you ever thought you would? Growing up I remember my aunt coming over with her 45's collection of '50's Rock and roll legends such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chubby Checker, Bill Haley, et.al.
Since my early years and in my teens I continued to like that early rock and roll stuff (still do)and then went on to the British Invasion offerrings, especially the Beatles and Stones. I own very little Jazz but have grown to appreciate and enjoy it more than I ever thought I would and hope to explore its offerrings more. I even like some Country but in small amounts. I believe my taste in music, good music, has expanded much more so since my high school days and early college years.

So what's your story?
 

pvillemasher

Active Member
I started with classic rock until I was about 30. Then I branched out a bit and started listening to smooth Jazz.
​Now I listen to probably 50% "classic" Jazz (Miles, Ben Webster, Sonny Rollins et al), a lot of newer rock (Ryan Adams, Ben Harper), alt country (I guess that's what you call Ryan Bingham, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett) and other stuff. Still some classic rock.
I never thought I'd listen to Norah Jones-type stuff but I like it, or gasp Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, Harry Connick but every once in a while it works for me.
 

RH 67

Active Member
Pioneer Vato;n22008 said:
So what music did you start with and what type of music did you expand to and listen to more than you ever thought you would? Growing up I remember my aunt coming over with her 45's collection of '50's Rock and roll legends such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chubby Checker, Bill Haley, et.al.
Since my early years and in my teens I continued to like that early rock and roll stuff (still do)and then went on to the British Invasion offerrings, especially the Beatles and Stones. I own very little Jazz but have grown to appreciate and enjoy it more than I ever thought I would and hope to explore its offerrings more. I even like some Country but in small amounts. I believe my taste in music, good music, has expanded much more so since my high school days and early college years.

So what's your story?

My story pretty much mirrors yours to a tee. While i venture off into other directions, my foundation is still 50`s, 60`s and 70`s rock. Even though i`m 60 something i still enjoy heavy hard charging rock even some of the newer bands, i`m also a big fan of the blues and some good to me Motown.
 

Golden Gate ER

Senior Member
Being a lover of all generas of music it's hard to pinpoint when i develop my own taste of music. I can say I started with classic & hard rock. Simultaneously I would listen to R&B, jazz, soul, funk prety much anything from the 50ies to 1980. The development of glam rock really turnd me off to the rock genera durring the 80ies. Then came the early 1990ies. Hip-Hop, R&B Grunge, industrial, goth & doom metal is all I listen to. In fact I still listen to "The Sins of Thy Beloved" As time went on i reverted back to listing to more mainstream music along with just about anything from 1950ies to the current date. In 2000s was the start of Doom, black & Symphonic, atmospheric generas of metal. As for the now I still listen to just about all music and have found myself exploring pre-wartime music. I can say with out a doubt that my favorite generas of music is Doom, black, symphonic & atmospheric generas of metal (mix of opera, classical & a movie score like sound combined with metal) Normally when asked What music do you like? I response with "Dean Martin to Death Metal and just about anything inbetween"
 

2 channel guy

Junior Member
I'll listen to almost anything as long as it is well recorded except rap and country. Country makes me want to shoot myself and rap makes me want to shoot everybody else. LOL
 

Dave

Junior Member
Blues and Rock, Now hardly any Rock and mostly Blues and Jazz. Just none of that fusion stuff. Gives me a headache.
 
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