The one song/album that 1st got you in to Rock/Metal

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  1. works0fheart

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    Metallica were my favorite band after throughout elementary, middle, and some of high school. Eventually I got on the internet and found bands like Shadows Fall, In Flames and CoB and realized there was a whole world I had been missing out on.
     
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    My mom and dad brought this album home from one of their Polish trips. My mind was totally blown. I was around 6-7 at that time.
     
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    Van Halen's "Ain't talkin' 'bout love" roiled my early teenage brain something crazy. Ever since then, I cannot get enough of fun-sounding heavy rock/metal/anything!
     
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    It's either Iowa by Slipknot or one of those Elvis complete collection packs they used to sell on shopping tv all the damn time when I was in elementary school. :lol:

    Edit: Actually now when I think about it. The first album I ever bought was Red Hot Chili Peppers' By The Way. I remember seeing a commercial of it on tv and thought it sounded rad so I got the album. Still my favorite RHCP album. Used to play along it with an acoustic all the time back in high school.
     
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    i think my bro got me into Metallica first, probably master of puppets but shortly thereafter he had Korn's first album and the middle schooler in me was hooked when I heard Blind. Iowa by Slipknot was also in heavy rotation at that time too.
     
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    Tool - stinkfist

    Still one of the heaviest song ever heard. Dark eerie and emotional.

    Discovered drop d and thought it was ingenious!
     
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    I first got into guitar listening to Dire Straits... especially the Alchemy live album; I couldn't get enough of those solos. Then I heard Hysteria by Def Leppard. Laughable now, but those big G/E powerchords in the chorus of "Women" made me think about a whole other thing the guitar could do. From there it was the rest of the Def Leppard catalogue (the Rock Rock Til You Drop riff was the most amazing thing I'd ever heard), and anything I could get my hands on, basically.

    That's too many words: the song/album that got me into rock/metal was Def Leppard's Women, from the Hysteria album :)
     
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    I had young parents in the early 80’s, so I grew up surrounded by rock music. But my earliest memory where I remember a specific song is from 1st grade when I had a cassette of songs that had Blue Oyster Cult’s Godzilla on it. I was very excited because I loved the movies, and would listen to the song over and over again.
     
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    It's hard to say what was first. I had an older brother who listened to a lot of punk rock around the time so I had some influence, and my parents liked a lot of classic rock but never really listened to music.

    I'll try and do them in order:

    1. Queen: Greatest Hits II (on cassette)
    2. Age Aerosmith - Get a Grip
    3. Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks
    4. Misfits - Collection II
    5. NOFX - Punk in Drublic
    6. Nirvana - In Utero
    7. Metallica - ...And Justice for All
    8. Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
    9. Rancid - ...And Out Come the Wolves

    That's a lot of music to absorb in 5 years. If I liked a band I usually bought everything they released, I remember in 5th grade getting a decent CD player for Christmas, a Magnavox from a JC Penny catalog, I think it was $249.99 at the time, and it had fake tweeters lol. I tried to find the same model I used to own but it seems almost impossible, I used to play clean guitar through the AUX input, and it sounded surprisingly good. I'm sure now though it wouldn't sound nearly as good as I remember.
     
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    Crazy Town - The Gift of Game, followed by Slipknot's self-titled.
     
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    Metallica One, I was 11yrs old. I still have the 7” vinyl. Then the Black album came out and I was hooked.
     
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    My dad always listened to rock and had a huge vinyl collection.. Tons of Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, etc..

    The first album that really got me into metal was Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark. I love that whole album, every track on it could be a single and it all sounds so amazing!

    For the harder side of stuff, it was Marilyn Manson's Smells Like Children that got me to want to play guitar and make music.
     
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    "Bastard" by Motley Crue was my gateway to real metal. Mick's guitar tone from that album is still a favorite of mine - that grind is awesome. I found Metallica shortly after and that was all she wrote.

     
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    Everyone seems to love Seventh Son and rank it highly, but I think that album stinks. It was where the increasingly apparent issue of chorus laziness REALLY becomes apparent, and very in your face. It was bad enough when the chorus would appear too many times, and even worse when the vocals for the chorus was little more than a reciting of the title of the track. I don't get it; the more "prog" Maiden got, the lazier -- and by extension, worse -- the choruses got. I get that choruses are meant to be repeated, catchy, etc, but compared to some of my favorite Maiden tunes, the choruses here are just moronic level.

    My issue, then, is that it is even worse when Bruce would refer to "metal ghettos" and the like, which is very condescending, and stare down his nose at us who didn't like the album (and the prog elements) like we are just a bunch of brainless apes. He talks about this in his book, which he'd also addressed in his interviews of the time period. What's worse, is that he doesn't seem to be self aware enough to realize that the only monkey minded bullshit in all this is Mr. Rockstar, looking down his nose at the unwashed masses, while he phones in the laziest choruses possible.

    All of that, by the way, is a very verbose way of saying that I disagree with a lot of the folks who love Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son of a Seventh Son of a Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, then shit all over No Prayer and Fear. To be clear, I do enjoy Somewhere in Time, as it is a nice bridge between the prior three albums (Number, Piece, Powerslave) and the following album. It doesn't overdo it like the following album, and also builds nicely for the most part on what the prior albums had.

    As for No Prayer and Fear, they get rid of all of the creative cul de sac they had worked themselves into, and went back to basics. Also, I think that Janick was a nice shot in the arm for a band that was using gimmicks (synths, effects, 'prog' arrangements) to cover up a band that was overworked and coasting. If you mentally strip away a lot of that, it sounds like a band on auto pilot. With No Prayer, the band seems excited a bit again about doing their brand of music. Unfortunately, I feel like whatever they might have rebuilt for some fans with those two albums was erased off the chalk board when Bruce bounced to take up a solo career as well as flying, in exchange for Blaze. The weird thing is that Blaze's solo stuff is really good, but the stuff on X and XI are very much trying to shove a square peg into the round hole. It probably didn't help any that Steve was in a sour mood for X and wrote music accordingly, but still.

    To me, I think those two records with Janick before Bruce left were the last truly great records from Maiden.
     
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    Funny as this may sound: Tube Snake Boogie by ZZTop.
    I must've been 7 or 8 years old when my dad bought his first CD-stereo for our car, and he was blasting that song as he picked me up from school. My parents have pretty awesome taste in music tbh, they were always listening to Queen and stuff like that at home, but that particular ZZTop song is what got me into it as well.
    Fast forward a few years, and all my friends also started to get into music in general. Through some peer pressure I kinda fell out of the rock-world and listened to rap and hiphop for a while, before nu-metal became the biggest thing ever. Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park served as a gateway for my friends to get into what I'd been into before, and then we got into heavier music together.
     
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    The kids that listened to satanic, brutal, gore,...metal music in the 90's became parents so there's that. Kids these days are embaressed that their dad is rockin' his tomb of the mutilated cd in the car when he's picking up his kids from school!
     
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    Yeah, my 5 year old son listens to a lot of different music in my car. Right now we are listening to BTBAM. He isn't old enough to be embarrassed of me yet lol.
     
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    Korn - Freak on a Leash and the whole Follow the Leader album. My older sister brought the album home when I was 10 and it really got me into heavier music.
     
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    I remember my friend's mom would wait for him when school was out listening to thrash and death metal, rocking out like a motherfucker. She didn't seem like a rocker chick, but damn was she sexy. Not in an obvious way, but I sure had the hots for her.
     
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    Rock - U2 - The Joshua Tree

    Metal - Metallica - Black Album

    Playing guitar - Surfing With The Alien

    I met them in like... 2004 or 2005. Morgan was super aloof. They had a different guitar player. Blonde. Forget her name. Aside from Morgan being aloof, she and Mercedes put me on the guest list for the show.
     

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