There are many threads on TB that ask what your favorite bands are, and they all are asking the same thing: What bands are your favorites at this moment in time. I think there is another interesting question to ask, what bands/artists have been your #1 at various points in your life? I don't care if QotSA is your second favorite band right now, I care that Motley Crue was your favorite when you were 12 years old. Here are some of mine. Def Leppard: I just started middle school when Hysteria came out. For the next few months I was obsessed with the band. Drew the logo on anything I could. Then, I heard Guns N Roses and decided that Def Leppard was lame. Started looking into heavier bands and eventually found my way into proper metal. Suicidal Tendencies: I don't remember why ST grabbed me more than the other thrash bands, but they did. I cut custom grip tape for my skateboard in the ST logo, and had enough shirts to wear every day to school. Ween: I had heard a couple songs and didn't care for them at all. My friend insisted that I had to listen to Pure Guava 2 or 3 times in a row, so I gave it a shot. About half way through the second time through, it all made sense. The Flaming Lips: Saw them open for Tool in the early '90s, got all their albums and then kind of forgot about them after they took a long break between albums. A friend played The Soft Bulletin for me a year after it came out, and it blew me away. I really like the earlier albums, but I couldn't believe this was the same band. Slim Cessna's Auto Club: I was trolling the Alternative Tentacles website looking for new music, clicked on SCAC and I thought, "Why is AT putting out country music?" I figured it was worth further investigation, and I was right.