Do you remember the moment you became a fan of your now favorite group?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AKA-Chuck G, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Now Jelly Rolls in the Street

    A simple sudden moment was seeing The Boredoms live in the mid 90s, Brixton. I already had the Wow 2 CD, but never connected with it. Seeking them live really was a WOW moment that I will never forget. I didn't even really know what it was that I was witnessing– because it was incomprehensible to me. Thrilling, dangerous and beyond my current understanding of how things could be done.
  2. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    Remembering would not be hard, but defining the exact moment might be... For some of my favourite groups it was the first time I ever heard their music, which is simple enough to date; for others it was more of a gradual thing, from liking to loving, from a casual listener to a fan, and it's these who are considerably more difficult to pin down.
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  3. Haristar

    Haristar Living in the Material World

    Southampton, UK
    Obviously I had heard of him before, but the moment I became an actual fan of David Bowie was when The Next Day was announced. Obviously there was a lot of media attention for it at the time, and I thought hmm, maybe I should check out his whole discography.

    Four years and a half later and I'm still equally obsessed with him. :)
  4. I certainly remember the first time I heard Laura Nyro sing "The Bells". I had her first album for a few years and eventually decided I needed more. So the 1997 anthology it was, Amazon suggested I should add Gonna Take A Miracle to my order as well. That was the album I ended up playing first. After 2 songs I was a fan and within 2 months I had her entire output.
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  5. Subvet

    Subvet Great music has great lyrics, or none at all.

    Southern Maine
    May 2, 2015 when I saw Richard Thompson, for the first time, in concert.
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  6. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    King Crimson
    Loved In The Court Of The Crimson King when it was released.
    Then, never gave the band any love after that.
    This past fall, I was listening to Court and thought I should revisit them.
    I listened to Red but it didn't excite me that much.
    Then got Live In Toronto CD this past Christmas.
    Boy...did the light go off in my head then.
    It all clicked.
    Have explored all studio albums, officially released live albums.
    Going to see them this is bordering on obsession now.
  7. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

    Groups usually leave me cold very quickly and following the later careers of ex-members is hit and miss. So I'm going for a pseudonym group, which was impossible for the talented member to leave:).
    I first heard Smog's 'A river ain't too much to love' after reading about Bill Callahan in some magazine and taking the rare plunge of buying a physical copy. 'Running the loping' was the bait and 'Rock bottom riser' the snare
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  8. malco49

    malco49 Forum Resident

    Lou Reed-in car when a song came on radio.refused to leave car until DJ said who song was by. Song was lisa says.great fan since.

    Richard Thompson-the moment I heard the song The Calvary Cross.someone had given us a mixed tape( to play in the van while we were on tour).i had never heard him before and great fan since.
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  9. During a job interview it came to light that the manager who was interviewing me loved music as much as I did. I honestly think it played a part in my getting the job a week later. Within a few short weeks we developed a really great relationship, which ended up becoming a lifelong friendship. Anyway, it was the summer of 1976 and he invited my wife and I over to his place for dinner and a music session. I walked into his room and saw H/K Citation amps, a Tascam R2R, a Linn TT and some gorgeous Tannoy speakers. We sat down, poured a drink and he started up the Tascam. Holy crap! What a sound! Who is that I asked? Bugger kept me waiting for an answer until it was almost done. Finally after about 3 snifters of Grand Marnier had found their way down my throat, he said: The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination. I've been a fan ever since.
  10. George P

    George P Love Will Lead Us


    Sviatoslav Richter
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  11. JL6161

    JL6161 Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    Easy peasy:

  12. JL6161

    JL6161 Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    Oh, the other biggie was when I turned on the TV one night when I was 13 and saw this:

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  13. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

    Cypress, Texas
    1964. I was six years old and saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
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  14. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    I had the Byrds singles but when I heard the first two albums it was all over!
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  15. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Forum Resident

    I don't have one:help:.
  16. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    This, Old Grey Whistle Test, late Feb 1975:

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  17. Stanshallogist

    Stanshallogist Active Member

    I remember like it was yesterday, 1.... 2.... 3.... FOUR (taxman intro) and I have been a Beatles fan ever since!
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  18. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

    Northeast USA
  19. DeadLoss

    DeadLoss Well-Known Member

    Summer 1971. Sounds music magazine had an article on The Detroit Scene. It featured MC5, Stooges, and Alice Cooper. I'd never heard of them before, but I was fascinated. The MC5, and Stooges (especially Iggy's photographic shenanigans), sounded really exciting, but it was Alice Cooper who mesmerized me. Then in November, of that year, I finally heard AC on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Wow. I was hooked.
  20. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    The Beatles - Feb 9th, 1964...
    Ed Sullivan Show, Sunday night on CBS
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  21. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    When I saw Negativland perform at DC Space, in the late-80's....
    I knew I'd follow these guys to the gates of hell!
  22. Johnny Rocker

    Johnny Rocker Well-Known Member

    Why yes, yes I do.......Btw the Hollies rock, I saw a few vids of em' and they played hit songs that I thought that it was somebody else. far out.[​IMG]
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  23. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    The first time I heard the mono 45 'hit' version of "You're Gonna Miss Me" by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators
    on a promo copy of Lenny Kaye's original Nuggets album at my college radio station in late 1972.

  24. davesmoked

    davesmoked Forum Resident

    This started obsession
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    BLUESJAZZMAN I Love Blues, Jazz, Rock, My Son & Honest People

    Essex , England.
    Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
    Jeff Beck
    Janis Joplin
    Allman Brothers
    Miles Davis
    Charlie Parker

    All my favorites and all have one other thing in common.. ....It was love at first listen. Not gradual build up or repeat listens to try and "get it". They all became favorites from the off!!
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