What were your party records?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Joeinator97, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Forum Resident

    Castro Valley, CA
    Tower, Graham, Cold Blood, JB, AWB, Chaka (w & w/o Rufus), Ohio Players, Isleys, J. G. Watson, Fania label, Reggae
  2. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

    Kung Fu dancing 1975 ..
  3. Bjorn Kjetil Johansen

    Bjorn Kjetil Johansen Vortex Surfer

    Oslo, Norway
    Guided by Voices: Alien Lanes
  4. konut

    konut Prodigious Member. Thank you.

    Whatcom County, WA
    After a long night of partying, and listening to a number of albums already mentioned in this thread, someone would slip on this album of rocks songs ALL PLAYED ON KAZOO. Lets just say, in the "right frame of mind" this was disablingly funny. We laughed till we cried. Couldn't find it on youtube.
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  5. CBS 65780

    CBS 65780 "Could I do one more immediately?"

    Dublin, Ireland
    Parties are too much expense; what to wear, new clothes, new haircut, and over in a few hours.
    I spent my money - every spare cent I had in school and college - on records, which I still have.
    "But you meet new people?"
    Yes, but have they heard of King Crimson?!
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  6. theshape

    theshape Forum Resident

    Saint Joseph, MO
    During my teenage party years, it never failed that i would hear 40oz to Freedom by Sublime, Licensed to Ill by Beastie Boys, Blood Sugar Sex Magik by RHCP, Sparkle & Fade by Everclear or the RATM debut at most every party. Sometimes all within the span of a single party night! Lol.
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  7. Another Steve

    Another Steve Forum Resident

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    More baby boomer stuff from the mid '70s.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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  8. ragged company

    ragged company Forum Resident

    Cleveland, OH
    Back in Black - AC/DC - In my younger days, this record never failed to deliver.
  9. BlackCircle

    BlackCircle Forum Resident

    Pottstown, PA
    I grew up in Philly and graduated HS in 1980. There wasn't a house party in the city that didn't have this thundering out of the speakers at some time during the gig.
  10. jlf

    jlf Custom Title Unlocked

    United States
    Sly and the Family Stone - Greatest Hits
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  11. Meyer

    Meyer Heavy Metal Parking Lot Resident

    Napa, CA, USA
    Oh, man, lots of Y&T on our cassette decks in high school, especially Earthshaker, Black Tiger, and Mean Streak! Saw them last summer here and they (well, Dave) still put on an awesome show.

    I'd also add the following rock albums (in no particular order of mid 80s - early 90s high school and college party music):
    Van Halen I, Diver Down, 1984, and 5150
    The Cult - Electric and Sonic Temple
    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    U2- War
    Red Hot Chilipeppers - Mother's Milk
    Scorpions - Black Out and Love at First Sting
    Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil
    Metallica - Kill 'Em All, Master of Puppets, ...and Justice For All
    Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind

    Depending on the crowd (i.e. if girls were there), we'd skew more into pop and new wave, but this is the stuff we'd listen to when it was just a bunch of goofy guys pounding Budweiser and smoking skunk weed.
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  12. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Central PA
    It's my party and I'll play what I want to...play what I want to....play what I want to. Leslie Gore,of course :doh:
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  13. CowboyBill

    CowboyBill Forum Resident

    Stones - Exile
    Doors - L.A. Woman

    and whatever anyone felt like bringing over.
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  14. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    The 70's was all about the funk so that we could grind on the girlies - PFunk, EWF, Commodores, Ohio Players, Isley Brothers and the like.

    The 80's was more contentious and varied. I wanted to party to Talking Heads and XTC and the Cars, but I still had a lot of friends who only wanted to hear Foreigner, Loverboy, Greg Kihn, etc. and I only wanted to kill myself when they did.

    Nowadays, when I have friends over for a party, I load a hugely diverse selection of mostly older stuff onto my iPod and hit shuffle. Then I make sure that the Tequila is flowing nicely. My friends are a lot more open minded that way. Maybe it comes with age too.
  15. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Live Full House.
  16. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Always a favorite and played often at many a high school bonfire kegger
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  17. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    My favorites were often asked to be played to actually 'clear the party'
    Ministry usually worked well... :laugh:
  18. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

    I always had an odd focus at parties, never my records, still have records from the 60s unblemished. No matter how wrecked I was once I found the turntable all was well, I would like to think no record was ever damaged by me.
    Now its swipe your phone or tablet, half the fun has gone.
  19. My records never left the house either. Speaking of party records, these are what I remember:

    For dancing:
    Earth, Wind & Fire: Raise!
    James Last: Non-Stop Dancing albums from the 60's
    Commodores: Machine Gun
    The Miracles: City of Angels
    Ohio Players: Fire
    MFSB: Love is the Message
    Van McCoy: Disco Baby
    Walter Murphy Band: A Fifth of Beethoven
    Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
    Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
    Barry White: Can't Get Enough
    Bee Gees: Children of the World

    Non-dancing moments:
    Herb Alpert: Rise
    Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
    Chicago X
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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  20. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    Those were choice ones also for me (except for Thriller). I tried many times when the debut by Ramones came out but at the time there were very few appreciated it. In fact as soon as I would step away from the record player someone would change it to Fleetwood Mac for the 99th time. After that it was mix tapes all the way with enough songs to please everybody.

    Fast forward to today if I don't have a playlist ready, this one ALWAYS gets a good response even from those who never heard it before - The Best of Texas Tornados.
  21. Carraway

    Carraway Well-Known Member

    NE Ohio
    I was in music school in the mid-late 80s. An issue with music major parties was that much of what we played and studied didn't really make for good party music. However, parties still weren't judgement free, so hosts were usually very careful about what played, and a few albums became staples. This is why I heard Sting's Dream of the Blue Turtles at every single music major party for two years, often multiple times a night.
  22. nafla

    nafla Forum Resident

    Kingston, Ontario
    Crowbar - Bad Manors
  23. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

    Astoria, NY USA
    Why do you ask "were"? Some of us still have party records. And as far as being nicked, if you're careful enough with handling your records, they shouldn't be nicked or marked in ANY way!
  24. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    Class of 83 here- Lived in Navoto for Junior/Senior year....Lot of Y&T
    Remember the Skunk for sure... As for the new wave...
    Missing persons was big where I lived at the time...and most of my rocker friends liked them.
    Novato wasn't much punk territory, but I had a couple friends into it, The Dead Kennedys etc.

    Have all albums you list... and everything by all but a couple of those artists.
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  25. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
    One of my all time party songs--After The Fire--Der Kommissar--Falco

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