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Songs that take you back...
« on: September 19, 2008, 08:46:16 pm »
This for me, to 1979... ( was 14) :)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XWtHEmVjVw8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/XWtHEmVjVw8&rel=1</a>  
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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 08:58:20 pm »
I have a clear memory of my sisters (12 and 19 at the time) watching this on Top of the Pops on the Black & White telly as I was being ushered up to bed. I was 7. The sun was still shining outside (7pm) and I was being sent to bed!!  :o

YouTube - The Tremeloes - Silence is Golden

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 09:09:27 pm »

For me it is  1992 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpHRHSLWBMw
 :'( Damn I'll never forget her

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 09:12:17 pm »
God this looks so old now:

Eddie and the Hot Rods

I can remember my next door neighbour, me and a couple of others endlessly thrashing this one out in his uncle's workshop.

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 09:18:50 pm »
This for me, to 1979... ( was 14) :)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XWtHEmVjVw8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/XWtHEmVjVw8&rel=1</a>  


Awesome. The love of my life (the now Mrs S) had just started at Oxford Uni. I can remember punting up and down the M40 in my Morris Marina TC to that and this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rP2h16m8X1Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/rP2h16m8X1Y&rel=1</a>

tonycollinet

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 09:29:12 pm »
The song is horrible saccharine.

But it was played constantly when I was about 12, on holiday in France. My Sister (8.) cried her eyes out when she first heard it.

I was reading some Sci Fi at the time. I can't quite remember it. Something about (semi?) sentient jewels.
EDIT: Found it - Dreaming Jewels - now I'm going to have to get it - bloody hell, the power of music.



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tonycollinet

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2008, 09:52:12 pm »
Another

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZdXfkkyI1nQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZdXfkkyI1nQ&rel=1</a>

Played constantly in 6th form common room.

nicknack

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2008, 09:55:10 pm »
Met Mrs nicknack Easter 1981. Shortly after, we went to see <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xclaB5jrguw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xclaB5jrguw&rel=1</a> lady in one of the Oxford quads (can't remember which). Not my usual sort of stuff but it was magical, and this still brings a tear to my eye.

Screens gone all blurry...

 :'(
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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2008, 10:00:35 pm »
1985 - I had just taken the (very near) future Mrs TC back to the station in Luton to return home, after visiting me in Stevenage.

I'd been looking forward to the new Dire Straits Album, and heard <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/k5JkHBC5lDs&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/k5JkHBC5lDs&rel=1</a> on the radio on the way back.

It took my breath away - and I still love it.



I could do this all night.  ;D

tonycollinet

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008, 10:14:30 pm »

I could do this all night.  ;D

So I will.  ;D

1980ish - Loughborough Uni Students Union - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3UbHXSsiUnE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/3UbHXSsiUnE&rel=1</a>. I touched her hand (OMG!  :D)

As a direct result of that song, I went out, bought, and completely failed to learn to play a saxophone.  :thumbsup:

border-rider

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2008, 10:45:15 pm »

For me it is  1992 and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fpHRHSLWBMw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/fpHRHSLWBMw&rel=1</a>
 :'( Damn I'll never forget her

Dear God you need to put a health warning on that.  Not for the faint-hearted

border-rider

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2008, 10:48:43 pm »
martha & the Muffins Echo Beach

The Motors Airport

Jonathon Richman & the Modern Lovers

All from school

Tainted Love at Uni, and then playing Two Tribes at full volume on degree results day :)

Martin Stephenson & the Dainties Boat to Bolivia and James when doing my PhD

nicknack

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2008, 10:56:24 pm »

For me it is  1992 and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fpHRHSLWBMw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/fpHRHSLWBMw&rel=1</a>
 :'( Damn I'll never forget her

Dear God you need to put a health warning on that.  Not for the faint-hearted

Bloody Hell! I clicked on that. Arghhhh! I'll have nightmares now.

Trout Mask Replica always reminds me of the prefects room at school.

Weather Report's first album brings back my first year at uni.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Manotea

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2008, 10:56:55 pm »
Another

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZdXfkkyI1nQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZdXfkkyI1nQ&rel=1</a>

Played constantly in 6th form common room.
Tache-Tastic

I'll throw in a vote for some hot summer-tastic <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/YNJbJAjM5Ho&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/YNJbJAjM5Ho&rel=1</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xTYrjtgU-44&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xTYrjtgU-44&rel=1</a> for lovelorn youth everywhere

Steel Pulse because Babylon is falling (no change there then)

Just about anything by Joni Mitchell

And feel the funk with Maze

Mrs Manotea lost my copy of Echo Beach. It gets mentioned every couple of years...

RJ

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2008, 11:05:47 pm »
God this looks so old now:

Eddie and the Hot Rods


Tee hee.  Which is why tunes that take you back are best heard and not seen.   That's one of many great tunes on the soundtrack of "That Summer".

Other tunes take me back to different times and places.

Blue Monday.  Kennedy (The Wedding Present).  Dancing (John Martyn). Thieves Like Us (New Order).

All those tunes put me in particular places (sometimes in motion, sometimes not) at particular times.  (So specifically I'm not going to share.)

But these tunes (they're not the only ones) do this in a way that other  - just as good - tunes by the same people or bands, or from the same time just don't.

And that's something I can't explain  ;)

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2008, 11:15:42 pm »
Met Mrs nicknack Easter 1981. Shortly after, we went to see this lady in one of the Oxford quads (can't remember which). Not my usual sort of stuff but it was magical, and this still brings a tear to my eye.

Screens gone all blurry...

 :'(

Yep, blurry screen here too...

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2008, 11:35:17 pm »
I don't recognise many of those songs. :)

Ricky Martin's Livin' la vida loca does take me back though ;)

tonycollinet

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2008, 11:39:41 pm »
I don't recognise many of those songs. :)

Ricky Martin's Livin' la vida loca does take me back though ;)

Whippersnapper!  ;)

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2008, 12:39:28 am »
Great song from an excellent album that's very evocative of my 6th form time... shame we never changed the world...

YouTube - tom robinson band - winter of 79

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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2008, 03:49:40 pm »

I could do this all night.  ;D

So I will.  ;D

1980ish - Loughborough Uni Students Union - Hazel O'Connor, Live - Will You. I touched her hand (OMG!  :D)

As a direct result of that song, I went out, bought, and completely failed to learn to play a saxophone.  :thumbsup:

Oooh! Breaking Glass. Ace film :thumbsup:
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Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2008, 03:57:18 pm »
Get this for a classic then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SPogGqCgeM&feature=related

Joe Jackson in 1979.

My favourite was the "Body and Soul" album 5 years later. Fantastic.

I don't recognise many of those songs. :)

 :P

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2008, 03:58:26 pm »
I should have said ANY of those songs ;)


cookiemonster

Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2008, 04:26:17 pm »
The very first album I bought at the age of 11  8)

YouTube - The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

I lost my virginity when this album was playing  :thumbsup: :D


YouTube - nirvana - smells like teen spirit






Re: Songs that take you back...
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2008, 04:38:57 pm »
Form a very dark few months back in about 1991. This was playing at a party when I was at my lowest and it still takes makes me feel a bit odd every time I hear it. Turned out all right in the end as we got back together and 17 years later we still are.

YouTube - Thin Lizzy - Still in love with you
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.