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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZiN_NqT-Us]Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You Live (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I had been playing a guitar and bumbling about on the thing - largely in the dark - for seven months. Then I heard this and knew life would never be the same again:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_swBVxpjRKo]Cream Spoonful part1 - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ix-y0J80xo]Cream Spoonful part 2 - YouTube[/ame]

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I heard Pete Seeger[?] doing "The Bells Of Rhymney" on a big 12-string in 1962 or thereabouts....
 

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I was about 10-11 years old when I first heard this and realized I wanted to play rock guitar:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjtGWWXTyQk]The Beatles Helter Skelter At Studio - YouTube[/ame]
 

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The first time I thought "I got to get me some of that" was when I first heard "Superjudge" by Monster Magnet.

Fuzzy, not the basic "we will rock you" rhythm section, dual guitar freakout in the middle (NOT a solo but yes... a solo!!!).
It has it all.

Too bad the realy freakydeeky songs disappeared from the MM repertoire after Dopes to Infinity.

(2010 limited edition of the song is a fail as well, sorry Dave and Co.)
 

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The first time I heard this riff, I knew I had to learn to play guitar.
It was life changing.
That was around 1978.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSRQCMq1gB8]Iron Man - Black Sabbath - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I was a teenage metalhead, there was nothing else I was interested in and then I heard this album... opened my ears to a whole new world.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFp7W3PoNPI]Psychocandy (Full album) - The Jesus and Mary Chain - YouTube[/ame]
 

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For me? This:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZw4k5n0Nao]PINK FLOYD - Complete "SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND" Parts I-V/VI-IX - YouTube[/ame]
 

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1977-1978 was a period of musical coming of age for me. During that time Aerosmith, J. Giels (before Centerfold), Boston (how 'bout that, three Boston acts in a a row), ELO, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Ted Nugent, Jackson Browne, Styx (when they were cool...they were, weren't they), Queen (News of the World, anyone? Sheer Heart attack?) all played at our little 4,500-seat local arena. I was 13 and had the world by the balls (still do, the world just doesn't know it, yet).

Funny thing, now that you go me thinking of it, Dave Mason played that arena, then too. I just saw an advert for the following shows (locally): Dave Mason, Aerosmith, ELO, Dylan and I think Jackson Browne, in one of the local rags.
 

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As much flak as these guys get, they're probably THE most influential band to me. My Chemical Romance was the first band I heard that REALLY got me wanting to be in music. I've been around music almost all my life (my dad was a drummer for several bands,) I was obviously no stranger to music, but after hearing a copy of their first album (Bullets) from my friend's older brother it got me interested. Their "new" album came out around 2004 (I was 8 or 9 at the time) and I immediately begged my mom to get it. So I got it. I pop it in my radio, the very first song comes on. It hit me like a ****ton of bricks. I was hooked onto this band for life from that point on. At that point I was still so upset about the death of my father that I didn't do much at all and I wasn't very happy. This album, the album before, and all their later albums have helped me so much with coping with the death of my father, other family members, and numerous conflicts. No matter what "phase" musically I'm in, the only band that I've liked that stayed constant throughout all of them was My Chemical Romance.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcwweoJDkV0]My Chemical Romance - Helena (Official Music Video) - YouTube[/ame]

It really set me onto the path that's getting me where I'm going now. It got me wanting to play guitar, which got me into a hell of a lot more music-related stuff. To singing, to playing more instruments, to bands, and now I'm currently teaching younger kids and helping them get on the same path that this band has set me on. If it weren't for them, I probably wouldn't be anywhere near where I am today. I'm very happy with my life, things are going great for me and I couldn't be happier and I owe a lot of it to this song and this band.

inb4 flaming for liking MCR.
 

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Black Sabbaths 'Paranoid' album was a life changer.

Iron Man
War Pigs
Hand of Doom...

'nuff said
 

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd3jDzp0QjM[/ame]

Rock N Roll - loose, wild and bad ass.
 

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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owq7hgzna3E"]The Ventures "Walk Don't Run" - YouTube[/ame]


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HwQxdrmwY8[/ame]
 

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What do you think was the holy $hit moment for you music wise? What song were you listening to when you said I have to get a guitar because I want to be like that or play like that?

For me it was Detroit rock city in "76" I was about 11 or 12 and was completely in love with the idea of being the next Ace Frehley, it was the first time that harmonies hit me right between the eyes. I wanted to be a Rock God!

Song 1 Kiss Alive II Detroit Rock City - APR.2,1977 "BUDOKAN HALL" - YouTube
i already wrote: this is what i see (and hear) for first about kiss...

that amazing vhs...

and it was love at first sight...

drc is the best song in this world...!!!
 

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i already wrote: this is what i see (and hear) for first about kiss...

that amazing vhs...

and it was love at first sight...

drc is the best song in this world...!!!



It is a great song moncrete, I love it.
 

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