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Old 04-22-2008, 10:47 PM
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In 7th grade I was into stuff everyone listened to, like Creed. I bought a Sepultura album one day because I saw someone with their shirt and thought it was cool. I heard the album and loved it, Chaos AD. Then I got Number of the Beast on a whim and loved it even more...
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:30 AM
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its trure.
ALL THE GREAT ROCK bands (hard rock/metal/punk etc!)
are from the 70's and 80's
(90% of all bands from 1990 to present pretty much suck!)


.....YOU KNOW ITS SAD BUT TRUE!
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:35 AM
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In high school My first concert was Led Zep which got me hooked on the "heavier" stuff. I was also into RUSH and Black Sabbath and Ted Nugent as well as Styx and Journey.

One day during summer vacation after Freshman year of college a friend of mine pulled out this album with a very evil looking cover. Yes, it was an Iron Maiden album. I did not know who it was and did not give it much attention and then..............

I heard the song Killers by Iron Maiden and my life has never been the same since!
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:35 AM
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I had a couple of weird introductions to metal that I sometimes forget... here goes:

Back in 7th grade this Brazilian guy I randomly talked to on ICQ (remember that shit?) told me to download the song "Fear of the Dark" by Iron Maiden (this was in the days of Napster), and I loved it, but I didn't quite get into metal yet because my next musical step (after growing out of nu-metal and other assorted garbage) was punk, with a dash of Led Zep and Bob Marley, all thanks to some people I started hanging out with at that point (8th grade).

Another random introduction to "real" metal I had was as follows: Throughout junior high and into early high school I was really into the Final Fantasy games, and at some point around 8th grade I found a fan-made video which synchronized cutscenes from Final Fantasy IX with "Dark Saga" by Iced Earth. Again, I didn't really get into them until some time later, but seeing that video and hearing that stereotypical chugging, "real" metal sound was important.

Another event was being given a burned copy of We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'N' Roll by Black Sabbath. At the time (9th grade I think) I was big into Tool and A Perfect Circle (as well as AFI), but hearing that stuff and seeing the Ozzy Behind the Music (I think that's what it was...) got me more in the direction of classic metal. I think part of what made my transition so slow was that I had some friends (the ones who got me into punk and stuff) who really hated metal (probably without much reason beyond the whole 1337 punk mindset), so I sort of hesitated to jump full-on into the genre.

Lastly there was Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The "V-Rock" radio station really did it for me--I had heard Maiden and Priest (at least "Breaking the Law") before, but hearing those songs over and over again really got me going with the whole classic metal thing. I remember "Raining Blood" was still tough for me, I didn't like it when I first played the game.

Anyway, after that it was mostly the internet which provided me with new metal to hear. And the rest is history... that was longer than I expected, I wonder if anyone will read it.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:51 AM
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Combination of things really. My Dad was a Queen fan and a Led Zep fan. Hadn't really heard LZ, but, as is in fact law in England, we had Queen cassettes in the car. So it started there.

Heard lots of stuff on the radio as well from all different eras and styles and the stuff that always peaked my interest the most was things like Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith. Then I heard "Smoke On The Water" on a TV advert and asked my Dad what it was. Following that I resolved to get Deep Purple's "30: The Very Best of". Loved that, so moved on to the other stuff I'd heard on the radio. Got Aerosmith's "A Little South of Sanity", Jon Bon Jovi's "Destination Anywhere" and Guns N' Roses' "Appetite For Destruction".

Then I was at my uncle's house and he played me Dio's "Lock Up The Wolves", some Ozzy, and lent me a compilation album of classic rock which presented me with a few more bands to check out. Totally blown away by Dio, so resolved to one day get that album (it was real hard to find at the time). And also decided heavy was the way forward. Metallica then released "S&M" and as soon as I listened to a couple of tracks of that on a set of trial headphones in a HMV store I was sold.

Started buying issues of Classic Rock Magazine and the first one I bought had a CD with "I Wanna Be Somebody" by W.A.S.P. on it (they were just releasing "The Best of The Best"). That sealed the deal with heavy metal.

Someone at college lent me Maiden's "Best of The Beast" and Motorhead's "Ace of Spades". Didn't really like Motorhead at the time (still don't like that album much), but was sold on Maiden.

Then a local record store in my town (closed down now) had this on-going "4 for 20" sale on all the old classic rock, pop and metal albums, so I could pick up stuff by Ozzy, Sabbath, Maiden, Aerosmith, Priest, Purple, Cooper etc. cheap. That's where most of my money went while I was at college.

It's just grown exponentially from there.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:55 AM
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its trure.
ALL THE GREAT ROCK bands (hard rock/metal/punk etc!)
are from the 70's and 80's
(90% of all bands from 1990 to present pretty much suck!)


.....YOU KNOW ITS SAD BUT TRUE!
Completely disagree. 90% of the bands that were popular in the 90's to present pretty much suck. But there were and are a ton of excellent bands from those eras - it's just that the most well known ones, like Nirvana, suck.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:40 AM
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Completely disagree. 90% of the bands that were popular in the 90's to present pretty much suck. But there were and are a ton of excellent bands from those eras - it's just that the most well known ones, like Nirvana, suck.
Very true. I realize that by and large, the "scene" for music "back in the day" was better, but I really think that the diversity and quality of metal today is probably the strongest it's ever been. Many of the "classic" artists still can muster quality releases and there's TONS of more current bands worth listening to. The majority of my purchases always consist more of stuff currently coming out than or recently released (last year or two) than anything else.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:41 AM
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Lastly there was Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The "V-Rock" radio station really did it for me--I had heard Maiden and Priest (at least "Breaking the Law") before, but hearing those songs over and over again really got me going with the whole classic metal thing. I remember "Raining Blood" was still tough for me, I didn't like it when I first played the game
Yay, someone who shares my fairly unique link in musical past!
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:35 PM
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I got into music via Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 which featured The Number of the Beast. I bought the album (and within a few months, Maiden's discography) and sold everything else I had.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:00 PM
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its trure.
ALL THE GREAT ROCK bands (hard rock/metal/punk etc!)
are from the 70's and 80's
(90% of all bands from 1990 to present pretty much suck!)


.....YOU KNOW ITS SAD BUT TRUE!
Yeah, but you've gotta think in the context of those years.

In the 70's, there were just as many crappy radio rock bands as there are today, it's just that everyone has forgotten about them by now. So its an assumption that the only bands in the 70's were the ones you still hear.

In the 80's you had Maiden and the thrash movement, but you also had a bunch of pussies dressing up like girls with guitars on MTV, just as we do today.

So the grass always looks greener on the other side. Years from now, people will still be into bands from our decade, remeniscing of when they saw their favorite band before they got big, and kids will wish that they could live in the "iPod era"
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