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PARENTS! What music are your kids listening to?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Right now, as has been the case for a while, my son and daughter are watching AC/DC: "Live at Donnington". (Heck it was $10.00 at Target!) They also watch "The Police; LIVE!" which has very cool performances-footage. They also beat the heck out of my Joe Satriani: "Live in San Fransisco", and "The Kids are Alright".

    All of this is done under the stictest of parental supervision.

    Do your kids like the tunes you do? Or do you suffer?
  2. I must say, I have no kids, so my mother and grandpa must suffer the wrath of slipknot, metallica, and the like! They even have to suffer some techno/trance type stuff every now and then.
  3. trog


    Nov 8, 2003
    I'm a kid. I like just about anything apart from boyband/pop and nu-metal, although if I had to pick a favourite genre I'd go for Rush/Yes type stuff. Wouldn't really say I was very much influenced by my parents' tastes.

    Most kids my age seem to be obssessed with either dance 'music' or... *shudder* ... Slipknot.
  4. Right now? Take Five. If you don't know who played it, I suggest you do some research! ;)

    My parents have no problems with me listening to any thing "explicit". Which, actually helped my musical tastes. I say have of the reason why all of these rap songs saying about things that you wouldn't even find in a japanese porno are doing so well, is because all the kids were shielded from bad things. It's simply being explicit for the sake of getting back at parents.
  5. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    My 16 year old daughter's favorites are The Beatles, Hendrix,
    Nirvana (ehh..she didnt get that from me), and a few newer bands I've never heard of.
  6. chris4001asat


    Dec 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    Warehouse Manager : Reverend Guitars
    I picked up Green Days "American Idiot" yesterday. When I got home, my 18 month old was still boogieing in her car seat when I opened the back door to take her out.
  7. Ethon


    Jan 25, 2003
    Akron, Ohio
    As an 18 year-old kid, I find my musical tastes to pretty much be completly different then anyone else I know that is my age.

    Let me run down some of my most listened to:
    Led Zeppelin (Not uncommon at all)
    Floyd (same)
    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Soul Coughing
    The Streets
    Third Eye Blind
    Velvet Unground/Lou Reed
    Warren Zevon

    So yeah, I listen to probably some of the most mixed music of anyone I know...

  8. If she likes nirvana, I suggest her to look at Sonic Youth and The Pixies.
  9. My parents and I both listen to:

    Elton John
    Led Zeppelin
    ZZ Top
    Lord Only

    Stuff I listen to that they dont:
    Killswitch Engage
    Limp Bizkit
    Rage Against The Machine
    Bad Religion (although my dad did start getting into them)
    Dropkick Murphys
    The Vandals
    Dream Theater
    Nailed In
    Nuclear Rabbit
    Green Day
    Papa Roach
  10. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Me and my dad rock out to Sabbath all day long :bassist:
  11. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    My 10 year old has great taste. He and I went to see Bowie and Primus this year. Probably take him to Sting's Broken Music show in April. His listening runs from the Clash, Bowie, RHCP, Primus, Linkin Park, Mozart, Wooten Brothers, K-OS, Dave Matthews and more. Sure I have steered him towards a few things but if he didn't like it he wouldn't listen to it. One of the best moments was a "Bring your CD to school day". He took Bowie Space Oddity and Live Across America by V Wooten. Other kids brought Barney and so on. They had no idea whay to make of Bowie. He wears all mu old concert T shirts from the 80's to school as well. He has just discovered Napster and has a ball with that.
  12. BlasphemyArise


    Jul 15, 2004
    my kids like some of the stuff that i listen to. they are more into their mothers tunes (unfortunetly), rap, r&b and hip-hop. Ya i know, they need to be taught a lesson :scowl:
  13. My Dad digs Don Ho and Jerry Vale.
  14. I listen to alot of Flecktones, YMSB, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, etc. My dad likes DMB, but my parents hate the rest. My mom went and got a beer at a flecktones concert and ended up waiting in the car. Yeesh!
  15. FUNKonthewall

    FUNKonthewall Nailing The Groove

    Sep 29, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Endorsing: Fodera Guitars, Aguilar Amps, Dunlop/MXR Accessories
    My dad and I share all of our jazz, classical, and oldies (Beatles, Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, etc...). I've got my own CD's apart from that, as well. We like alot of the same stuff.
  16. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Those are 80% of my favorite bands, so you and me are alike. There, now youve found 1 :p In fact every one of those bands except the last 2 and third eye blind are among my fav bands,.
  17. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    My kids, 10 and 13, have a wide variety of taste.

    Here are some of their favorites:

    Pantera- my daughter took it really hard when Dime passed :(
    Tom Petty
    Britney Spears (UGH!!! :eek: What can I say, she is only 10!)
    Black Sabbath
    Duran Duran
    No Doubt
    Lita Ford
    The Go Go's

    Thats not counting alot of the one wonders from all different decades of rock. Ofcourse I monitor what songs they can listen to but I won't cut them off from any genre.
  18. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Well, even though my 16 year old has some taste (see above), unfortunatley, my 9 yr old daughter and 5 yr old son love the same top 40 pop/r and b crap drivel their mother likes.
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    When my daughter was in Kindergarten, David Bowie's "Low" was the featured CD on "her day" in the class. "The Speed of Life" is her song.

    My dad yanked our Plastic Ono Band record off the turntable and smashed it when he heard Lennon say the "eff" word. (this was in the 70's)

    My mom bought us Alice Cooper's "Killer" and "the Stones' "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out"!
  20. Head Creep

    Head Creep

    Nov 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I've turned out to be a metalhead/rocker, just like my mom. She's always asking me if I can give her a copy of whatever I'm listening to, whether it's Public Enemy, Metallica or Led Zeppelin. She dragged me to my first concert, which was Rob Halford and Queensryche opening for Iron Maiden; now I'm just as excited as she is when we're on our way to Ozzfest or Dio. At times it's surreal (headbanging to Master of Puppets with mom standing right next to you), but it's great.