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what were your favorite albums when you were 15?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pcake, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    my favorite albums when i was 15 were (in no particular order) -

    hot rats - frank zappa
    ladies of the canyon - joni mitchell
    let it bleed - the stones
    aladdin sane - david bowie
    trout mask replica - captain beefheart
    electric warrior - t. rex
    after the goldrush - neil young
    hubert laws - rite of spring

    every one already had history for me. most lead me to other things. thanks, old friends...

    so, what were your favorite albums when you were 15 - not just albums you liked true favorites?

    ***btw, i've already added another album twice***
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  2. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    I will add to this thread after having time to consider...
  3. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    15? I was listening to jazz. I was kinda weird. Charlie Byrd, Stroke of Genius. Lots of Duke Ellington and Ahmad Jamal. I had not discovered Thelonius Monk or Charles Mingus yet.

    And I was probably listening to Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. And a Doors album that escapes me now. Maybe I was 12 or 13 for those. Toots and the Maytals came later. I played football in high school and broke a face mask and several chin straps. There is a reason that time is a little foggy. And I was a work in progress at best. At the time I was playing Scott Joplin rags on piano and had not discovered bass yet.
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  4. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    my 15th and 16th years were also foggy, but i didn't play football ;-)

    my fave toots and the maytals is sweet and dandy what a great song!
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  5. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    To Too many to even list, my older brother (by 5 years) insured I had a proper rock education, so I'd listen to many bands my friends at that age weren't hip to, like power trio Grand Funk for an example. I do remember having Dark Side of the Moon on 8 track. I'd come home seriously burnt from certain smoke products, put on the headphones and listen to Dark Side on continuous loop while I slept off those certain smoke products. I know every nuance of that album for life, because it's been forever embedded in my head.
    Bonn Scott era AC/DC was one of my absolute favorite bands, Malcolm and Angus taught me how to play guitar.
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    15, eh? That was a while ago, so, let's see what I can remember.........

    "Machine Head"
    "Black Sabbath"
    "In The Wake Of Poseidon"
    "Masters Of Reality"
    "Closer To Home"
    "Led Zeppelin II"
    "Abbey Road"
    "In The Court Of The Crimson King"
    "Performance: Rockin' The Fillmore"
    "Alice's Restaurant"
    "Chicago Transit Authority"
    "Chicago III"
    A couple of Blood Sweat & Tears LPs, can't recall which ones.
    "Tiny Alice"

    David Krauss from Tiny Alice was a teacher at my high school. We used to jam in a stair well behind the auditorium. He is second from the right in this photo of Tiny Alice.

    Tiny Alice.jpg

    The Final Vinyl - Tiny Alice

    These are all great LPs; a big part of why I list these is because I learned the bass lines on every song of these albums. These were my teachers when I first started playing bass.
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  7. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    ah, dark side... i used to go play pinball every day in a headshop on hollywood blvd and they'd play that again and again...

    sounds like we're close to the same age :)
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  8. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    15 for me was late 90's, I didn't play any instruments, I mostly played sport.

    I think it was a bit of a mixed bag while most people in my school were into Oasis, Nivana, Green Day, Soundgarden, Korn and I think Blink 182. I never really listened to that stuff, my friends did but not me.

    I liked
    Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
    Jamiroquai - Emergency On Planet Earth
    Marian Carey - Fantasy
    Fiona Apple - Tidal
  9. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Yeah, we're both 15! :woot:
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  10. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    Pantera cowboys from hell :)
  11. TonH


    Jan 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
    What I remember:

    Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue
    Van Halen - Van Halen
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    a lot of Rock / Metal ;):bassist:.
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  12. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    So we're talking about 1988 and I played saxophone at that time. All the albums of Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Supertramp, Toto, Mike Oldfield, Alan Parsons Project, Marillion, Scorpions, but also the Top 50 on the radio. 'Appetite for Destruction' was recently released and I fell into it right away (that's when I became less interested in saxophone :laugh:). I was already passionate about film music, too. The more sophisticated stuff came later. :)
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  13. Gordo350


    Sep 20, 2018
    1978 hmmm
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  14. Dudaronamous

    Dudaronamous Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Bothell, WA
    Had many of them on cassette tape!
    Hendrix Band of Gypsies and The Cry of Love
    Savoy Brown Looking In
    Billy Cobham Spectrum
    John McLaughlin Extrapolation
    ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud and Tres Hombres
    Allman Brothers Eat A Peach
    Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    Santana 3
    Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
    Rare Earth Live
    Grateful Dead Live in Europe
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  15. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Deep Purple Machine Head
    ELP Pictures At An Exhibition
    ELP Welcome Back My Friends
    King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King
    Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon
    Pink Floyd Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
    memory fades, will post more if they come back...
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  16. I turned 15 at the end of 1975. My favourite albums back then were (in no particular order):
    • On The Beach - Neil Young
    • Waves - Waves (a local New Zealand mainly acoustic folky band - see here)
    • Pampered Menial - Pavlov's Dog
    • It's Only Rock'n' Roll - The Rolling Stones
    • Machine Head - Deep Purple
    • The Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
    • Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
    • pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Can't Buy A Thrill - Steely Dan
    • The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - David Bowie
    • Eat A Peach - The Allman Brothers Band
    • Nilsson Schmilsson - Harry Nilsson
    • Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin
    • Deja-Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I was 1986, so I'm sure it was whatever the latest hair bands were doing. I also played low brass right up until then, so I was into horn band stuff... Blood Sweet and Tears, Tower of Power, Hall and Oats (Saturday Night Live Band horns).
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  18. squarepeg


    Dec 21, 2010
    I was 15 in 1968. My top 3 albums (that I got for Christmas that year) were Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane, Fresh Cream, and Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced?
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  19. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    The Ramones, Black Flag, Sick of it All.

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  20. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    Deep Purple Burn
    Montrose Montrose
    Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs
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