All the music I listened to was a result of watching MTV (when they actually aired music) and listening to 98.5 KOME religiously. I recall staying up way past my bedtime at the age of 12 so that I could listen to Love Line with Dr. Drew and Ricky Rachtman. Oh those were the days. Mash reruns at midnight on the local FOX syndicate to boot!
Edit: Pearl Jam - Vs is the only album purchased not based on my love of an MTV music video.
I bought this on cassette one summer when I was like 9 years old. It was right after I watched 'Rattle & Hum' for the first time. I have since purchased it three more times in different audio formats.
This album remains one of my few perfect albums. I remember I "acquired" my copy when I was about 8 or 9, when I liberated it from my mom's boyfriend's car. When he found out I had taken it, the very next day he went and bought a copy just for me so I could listen to it anytime.
At my school, anybody who was anybody bought this album. I have been known to bust out 'Ice Ice Baby' at karaoke from time to time. (see my facebook for further evidence)
I remember when I was in grade one, an older girl at my daycare (I think she was in grade three) told me a story about how the whole class had randomly busted out in Ice, Ice Baby during their math lesson. I was so jealous. And totally thought she was super cool and badass.
1.) First Ever I was around 9-10, Big Shiny chunes 2. I would totally still listen to this, it;s got some great tracks on it.
Prodigy - "Breathe (Edit)" Blur - "Song 2" Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life" Smash Mouth - "Walkin' on the Sun" Sugar Ray - "Fly" (featuring Supercat) Bran Van 3000 - "Drinking in L.A." Marilyn Manson - "The Beautiful People" Holly McNarland - "Numb" Bush - "Swallowed" Matchbox 20 - "Push" Collective Soul - "Precious Declaration (Remix)" The Tea Party - "Temptation (Edit) (Tom Lord-Alge Mix)" The Chemical Brothers - "Block Rockin' Beats (Radio Edit)" Wide Mouth Mason - "My Old Self" Radiohead - "Paranoid Android" The Age of Electric - "Remote Control" Stone Temple Pilots - "Lady Picture Show"
2.)Fush Yu Mang - Smashmouth
"Walking on the Sun" is still a great fucking jam.
3.) Chumbawamba - Tubthumper
4.)Then I got into Eminem, like I'm sure every other white boy around my age.
Eminem- Slim Shady LP
I still have a soft spot for earlier Eminem records.
5.)Nirvana - Nevermind This is probably the most important record to me personally. It's when I started listening to music more than just causally. I was around 13 when I bought this. Strangely enough it was actually this record that got me into Neil Young in round about kind of way.
Post by Horned Gramma on Apr 5, 2012 8:16:22 GMT -8
It's crazy that so many people had Tubthumper but were never compelled to find any other Chumba records.
I owned Tubthumper for like six months before I realized that the song 'Tubthumping' was a thing and that people were already over it. By that time, I was fucking obsessed with that record and I was all over it when they released their follow-up.