Songs I grew up with

Hello guys and girls!

This time of the year always makes me a bit nostalgic, and being back from a month in the East after having finished my masters degree after 5 years of a lot of work did help me enter that state of mind. That said, it’s no wonder that I went digging on my old CDs and started listening to some songs that I listened throughout my childhood/youth. That’s what I’m going to share with you today 🙂

When I was a kid (long before I turned into metal, we’ll get there later), I mostly listened to the stuff that my parents liked or the CDs peopled offered me as gifts (no internet in those times…). Either way, I don’t really know what led me to the greatest band ever: Queen, but I sure am glad I became almost obsessed with their music! One song that I always loved was Machines (Back to Humans) from their Works album. Probably not that well known, most people dislike it because of the electronic effects they used, but the energy, the riffing and the strange vocals always grabbed my atention. Here ’tis:

Another band that I listened to a lot in those times was The Police, this time by my mother’s hand. I really liked songs like Synchronicity II, Roxanne, Invisible Sun, within others. Here’s my favourite back then, Message in a Bottle:

In my 7th grade (I was 12 then), I started to think that I should listen to what other kids were listening, so I borrowed an Eminem album from a cousin and started to listen to songs like The Real Slim Shady, but that didn’t last long. A friend of mine, (thanks David!), lent me one of the best metal albums of all time: The Black Album by Metallica, and I got so hooked up, that for almost 6 years I only listened to metal. This is the song that showed me my darker side… So much for what the other kids liked 😛

How I got into progressive stuff is a completely different story, so I’ll leave that to another post 😛

Happy New Year!

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Hailie’s songs

Hailie Jade Mathers Scott Eminem daughter

Hailie Mathers

Hailie Jade Mathers. Do you know who she is? Well, she used to be quite known when I was a teenager and lived in the Portuguese Detroit (the epithet is my idea, at least as far as I know. I thought it would be applicable as we have the center of the declining automotive industry in the country, and a relatively poor city for the country standards, like Detroit). Even if you don’t know her, you probably know her father, one of the first artists to feature this blog.

If you know some Eminem’s songs, you’ve probably heard the name Hailie somewhere in the lyrics, as it pops up quite often. Some of my Eminem favourite songs are those more melodic raps that he wrote to his daughter, like MockingbirdWhen I’m gone, and my all time favourite – Hailie’s song. That’s the song I bring you today. Even if you’re not a great fan of rap, give it a try and listen to this song – my father can’t stand rap and he used to listen to this one with me and he quite liked it! Hope you like it too 😉

Trying to keep up with Paulo and Miguel

Hi.

It’s been a while since my last post but I hope you still remember my great music taste.

I’d like to post this music made by Marshall Mathers a.k.a. Eminem. As a coherent person I am, I’d like to say that this music belongs to my childhood. Yes, again!

I don’t have a story for this one as my friends have done with their posts. Sorry guys but I’m not sure even if Eminem has a story for this…

I recognize that this music can be sometimes aggressive and inappropriate, I must apologize to our followers, but I hope you understand I’m not a “glee” guy. Sorry.

Nuno & Pedro I know that this was a great hit in your childhood too.