First tune you ever heard from your favorite artist(s)?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Alvaro Martín Gómez A., Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Hi everybody.

    I did a search before posting this and couldn't find anything. Just had a conversation on this subject with some friends and thought it would be cool to know what fellow TalkBassers have to say about it. The idea is to talk about artists with a considerable catalog, so please no one-hit wonders. Here are the ones I can recall right now for me, including some bands of which I'm not a huge fan but heard and like most of their hits:

    - Rush: "The Analog Kid"
    - Kiss: "I Was Made For Loving You"
    - AC/DC: "Hells Bells"
    - Iron Maiden: "Wrathchild"
    - Frank Zappa: "Tush Tush Tush (A Token Of My Extreme)"
    - (Peter Gabriel's) Genesis: "Watcher Of The Skies"
    - Beatles: "A Hard Day's Night"
    - Led Zeppelin: "I'm Gonna Crawl"
    - The Police: "Every Breath You Take"
    - Deep Purple: "Burn" (although I heard the famous "Smoke On The Water" intro on TV, but didn't know who played that)
    - Van Halen: "Runnin' With The Devil"
    - Black Sabbath: "Never Say Die"
    - Aerosmith: "No Surprize"
    - Eagles: "Heartache Tonight"
    - Bee Gees: "Stayin' Alive"
    - Cheap Trick: "Dream Police"
    - Ted Nugent: "Wango Tango"
    - Judas Priest: "Rapid Fire"
    - Stevie Ray Vaughan: "Say What!"
    - Boston: "More Than A Feeling"
    - Chic: "Le Freak" (maybe not that big catalog, but not one-hit wonders either. Same for Boston)
    - Queen: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
    - Rod Stewart: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
    - Toto: "Child's Anthem"
    - Jethro Tull: "By Kind Permission Of"
    - Emerson, Lake & Palmer: "Knife-Edge"
    - Pink Floyd: "Another Brick In The Wall Part II" (Also heard "Time" and "Money" intros on TV before but didn't know anything about the performers)
  2. Well, what is a "considerable catalogue"?, Make it a number at least! Say how many albums they've released for example. The only band that I know has a "considerable catalouge" like that I like is Metallica, I first heard One.
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Fire by Jimi Hendrix, I think I was 5 or 6.
  4. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Well, I don't know... like at least six well known albums, maybe? (Again, Chic and Boston may not fit that) I wasn't thinking of an specific number. Just artists whose production wasn't limited just to one or two albums. I was thinking of The Knack ("My Sharona") when creating my list, but I discarded it because nothing relevant was heard from them after that, as far as I know.
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "Midnight Cruiser" - Steely Dan 197something. Hey, I was kid.
    "When You Gonna Learn?" - Jamiroquai 1993
    "Mighty Mighty" - E, W, & F 1975
  6. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    These were my introductions to some favorite artists:

    - The Beatles: "Please Please Me" (on Radio Luxembourg)
    - Howlin' Wolf: "Evil"
    - Thelonious Monk: "Round About Midnight"
    - Marvin Gaye: "I'll Be Doggone"
    - Bob Dylan: "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
    - Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band: "Ah Feel Like Acid"
    - Kaleidoscope: "Egyptian Nights"
    - Tim Buckley: "Hallucinations"
    - Jimi Hendrix: "Hey Joe"
    - John Fahey: "The Yellow Princess"
    - The Incredible String Band: "First Girl I Loved"
    - The Holy Modal Rounders: "Dame Fortune"
    - Steely Dan: "Pearl Of The Quarter"
    - The Band: "Tears Of Rage"
    - Kate Bush: "Wuthering Heights"
    - Tom Waits: "Old '55"
    - Scritti Politti: "Oh Patti"
    - Kirsty MacColl: "Free World"
    - Lewis Taylor: "Bittersweet"
    - Danny Gatton: "Harlem Nocturne"
  7. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Toxicity- System of a down
    Scar Tissue- RHCP
    Pinball Wizard- The Who
    The Trooper- Iron Maiden

    Those all got me into the bands and thats all i can think of right now
  8. tool - eulogy,third eye, opiate (those are the first 3 songs i heard of theirs and sort of worked together to get me into them)

    queen - we will rock you is the first song i ever remember hearing by them but didnt know it was them till maybe 5 years ago

    marilyn manson - the dope show(but i first heard "long hard road out of hell" in the spawn movie)

    rammstein - klavier

    nin - closer(but i heard "Dead souls" in the crow first but didnt know it was them till a few months ago)

    metallica - little boy, your going to hell (from the south park movie)

    rhcp - otherside (but i first heard "higher ground" in the power rangers movie but didnt know it was them)

    a perfect circle - judith

    system of a down - aerials

    not all of them have a large catalog but they are very recognizable bands
  9. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Only on really stands out in my mind:

    Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

    My dad was a jazz trumpeteer back in the days of Glenn Miller, & such... (he used to say he played for Glenn Miller, but I'm pretty sure its a fish story) ANYWAY, he gave up music to get a corporate job, & rejected music. Well, as a gift to my dad, my brother brought him an original copy of Led Zeppelin II, in hopes of reviving his interest in music. Dad listened to it once, & called it junk... BUT, when I was in 5th grade, I found it & gave it a spin. The rest is history.
  10. "Ready 1"- Grinspoon

    small but good intro. love playing it as a little warm up.
  11. Jaco---Donna Lee

    Pantera---Five Minutes Alone
  12. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Rush - Tom Sawyer (I think)
    Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart (although, as I started delving deeper into the Yes catalog, I instantly recognized the Minimoog line from "The Revealing Science of God" from the Tales From Topographic Oceans album, so I'm sure I had heard part of that when I was a little kid or something.)
    Genesis - Abacab or No Reply At All, I can't remember which.
    Kraftwerk - Autobahn (this was indeed something I had heard first as a little kid (without knowing what it was) but didn't hear it again until I was in my late teens.)
    Marillion - Freaks
    The Police - Roxanne
  13. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Stanley Clarke - Modern Man (not one of his best, but it got me started)

    Earth Wind & Fire - Mighty Mighty

    Brothers Johnson - Get The Funk Outta Ma Face

    Four Play - Amorosa

    Victor Wooten - You Can't Hold No Groove

    Ohio Players - either "Fire" or "Pain" Can't remember which was first

    Parliament Funkadelic - Tear The Roof Off The Mutha Sucka

    Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover

    The Time - Get It Up or 777-9311

    Commodores - Machine Gun

    Jeff Lorber Fusion - Tune 88


  14. The Smashing Pumpkins -It was probably "Bullet With Butterfly Wings". It was right around the time I started to watch TV and MTV (back when it still had decent music programs on)

    Sonic Youth Teenage Riot

    Neutral Milk Hotel Heard "Holland 1945" after I got in a friends car. "You've never heard of this band? Listen to this..."

    My Bloody Valentine Heard "Sometimes" in Lost In Translation. Didn't look to see who it was, then I saw a video for "only shallow" on vh1 classic and immedietly got "Loveless"
  15. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    These are the ones I can remember:

    Yes - I've Seen All Good People
    Dream Theater - The Glass Prison
    Tool - either Sober or Schism
    Victor Wooten - Me and My Bass Guitar
  16. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    My mind flashed to two right away.

    Van Halen......... Runnin' With the Devil- the rockinest rockitty rawk ever. Just blew me away.

    The Police........Roxanne- The coolest, most unique sound of that era.
  17. vlado


    Mar 14, 2006
    Buje, Croatia
    The first Nick Drake's tune I ever herd was "Things behind the sun". I read an article in a music magazine about him and along with it was a croatian translation of the lyrics. I had a feeling I might like his music, but, since I live in a small town and those were still days before internet, I couldn't find any of his records to listen to. Finaly when I first visited my brother after he went to live in Berlin, I went to a big CD shop and picked up a lot of records to listen to which I couldn't get my hands on back home. Along with some Zappa, David Byrne, Tim Buckley and others came Drake's Pink moon. I found the only title I new anything about, since I read the lyrics, and when it started to play I felt like the heaven's gates are openinig, 'cause I just found the music, the sound, the lyrics, everything I was ever looking for in the music through that one song. There's so much great music in the world, I like so many different artists that have been important to me all my life, but that one guy and that one particular song will always remain my favorite.
  18. juankidiaz


    Oct 14, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Just some of them off the top of my head:

    Pink Floyd: "Another Brick In The Wall Part II"
    AC/DC: "Big Gun"
    Megadeth: "Angry Again"
    Dream Theater: "The Dance of Eternity"
    Liquid Tension Experiment: "Acid Rain"
    Green Day: "Basket Case"
    Foo Fighters: "My Hero"
    The Killers: "Somebody Told Me"
    The Misfits: "Die die my darling"
    Nirvana: "Come as you are"
    U2: "With Or Without You"

    Many more left out :oops:
  19. chaseman


    Feb 28, 2011
    Weymouth, UK
    Dani California - RHCP
  20. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    Dude, I can't remember what I had for dinner last night, you expect me to remember the first song I heard from my favorite band like 35 years ago.