Friday, May 30, 2008

A question of age


Isn't it amusing how one's tastes change - or not. To wit:

Today, I love them. But 20 or more years ago, I wouldn't countenance them for a second:

Foreigner
Huey Lewis & The News
The Dooleys
Styx
Phil Fearon & Galaxy
Jethro Tull
Gary Numan
Rush
The Boomtown Rats
Hot Chocolate
Supertramp
Steeleye Span
Air Supply
Chicago
Fairport Convention and all affiliates

Didn't care for them then, still don't like them now:

Wham!
George Michael
Radiohead
Pet Shop Boys
Van Morrison
Pink Floyd (on the whole)
The Doors

Liked them then. What was I thinking?:

Shannon
Haysi Fantayzee (except John Wayne Is Big Leggy)
Belle Stars
Donna Summer
Rip, Rig and Panic
Billy Idol
Fine Young Cannibals
Dead Or Alive
Madonna
The Christians
The Communards

Liked them and didn't care who knew it:

Journey
The Bangles
Five Star
Deacon Blue
ELO
Fleetwood Mac
The Beautiful South
Neil Diamond
Peter, Paul & Mary

Fallen in and out of love with:

Duran Duran
Mari Wilson
Blondie
Fairport Convention
ABBA
Siouxsie & The Banshees
David Bowie
Smiths
Eurythmics
Hazel O'Connor
Queen
The Sweet
The Beatles
Human League
REM
Prince

Never gone off them, not even for a moment:

Japan
Roxy Music
Badfinger
The Cult
Crosby, Stills & Nash (and affiliates)
The B-52's
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
Rolling Stones
UB40
Mike Oldfield
The Modern Lovers
Donovan
The Mamas and The Papas
OMD

Singles only:

Erasure
Bee Gees
Def Leppard
ABC
Cure
Marillion
Quo
China Crisis

That'll do.

11 comments:

Roman Empress said...

I'm with you on maturing into Foreigner. They're bloody great and they have a sense of humour. Have you seen the vid with yer man wearing a bra? I've always been a massive fan of the Pet Shop Boys though.

Clair said...

I have a copy of Everybody's Laughing at home which I bought for you, unless you have it already, in which case I'll keep it, Skinny.

Five-Centres said...

I have it on a download, but I don't own the single. It's my birthday next week, you can pop it up to me then. Thanks.

Bright Ambassador said...

To me, a man of simple pleasures, life doesn't get much better if I see these words printed on a record label from 1975-1984:
'Music: Lee/Lifeson Words: Peart'

Clair said...

'ere, that's Rush, innit? (You're an education, BA).

Beth said...

Yes. Van Morrison - WHY????

Bright Ambassador said...

That's right, Clair. Fancy letting the drummer write the words, are they mad?

I get the Van Morrison thing. Truly awful, mind you he does generate a lot of excellent 'music's most miserable man' stories.

Planet Mondo said...

I'm about 50/50 on that list FC - I may have to draw up one of my own.

Five-Centres said...

I think Van Morrison is way overrated, Beth. Apparently he means more to people if they're from Northern Ireland, which I'm not.

Roman Empress said...

I disagree about Van Morrison, Tupelo Honey is a fine album, as is Avalon Sunset but I realise I may be alone here. TH is from 1971 F-C.

Heavenly Demise said...

Well, what a long list and only one name of worth...Gary Numan, all hail the Numan!

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