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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With a little help from our friends…

With a little help from our friendsHello!

Today I’m writing on behalf of the whole lot of us, I guess.

In our last general meeting, i.e. by email :P, we decided to introduce a new form of posting in this blog: invited authors!

We shall contact friends that have a musical vein, have something to say, or just know how to write on a computer, and ask them to contribute something of their own to the cacophonic mash that is our blog.

Brace yourselves, new styles are coming!

So, as Joe Cocker did here with a (not so little) help from his friends Brian May and Phil Collins, we’ll also have a blast collaborating with our friends!

If you are  an avid reader of our blog and you meet the profile I described above, consider yourself invited 😀