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Turn ons....

   Discussion: Turn ons....
trunger is counting... · 11 years, 3 months ago

blondes, strawberry blondes, brunettes, redheads....well, i'm not taling about THOSE kind of turn ons.

rather, I was listening to the radio today and "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World came on and I was thinking to myself "hey, that was the song that really got me into them"

so, in that spirit, what songs by artists got you first interested in them. you know, the one song that made you think that that particular artist or band is your favorite. Here are a couple of mine:

King of Spain - Moxy Fruvous

Underground - Ben Folds Five

Speak - Nickel Creek

Geoff Back · 11 years, 3 months ago
King of Spain/MBLABOA - Früvous
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet
Only in Dreams - Weezer
Bus to Beelzebub - Soul Coughing
Baker Street - Foo Fighters
Particle Man - TMBG

I'm so boring.
Nik Chaikin · 11 years, 3 months ago
Moxy Fruvous - King of Spain
Metallica - Master of Puppets
R.E.M.- Losing My religion
100% dainty! · 11 years, 3 months ago
Moxy Fruvous: Gulf War Song
Stuart Davis: Dead Skunk
Susan Werner: So Heavy (first song on her first album, baby!)
We're About 9: Money for Floods
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 11 years, 3 months ago
It's funny for most of my favs one song didn't sell me. I first heard Fruvous do an interview on the radio where they did a number of songs.

Most of my other favorites became so when I saw them live. The one exception I can think of is Christine Lavin. I heard her do Shopping Cart of Love on the radio and the next day I bought tickets to see her perform live.
nate... · 11 years, 3 months ago

Fruvous - Green Eggs and Ham
WA9 - Writing Again at Vance's FRFF workshop those many years ago.
Alice in Chains - Would?
Tom Waits - In the Colosseum
OK Go - A Million Ways

Man... if I went through my cd rack, I could probably tell you the song that "hooked" me for every artist in there.
A girl named Becca Back · 11 years, 3 months ago
You stole my exact answer for WA9. Jerkface. :)

I'd also add:
Indigo Girls - Galileo
Barenaked Ladies - If I Had $1,000,000
Simon & Garfunkel - America
Paul Simon - Under African Skies

I'm sure there'd be more, but I've got papers to grade and lessons to plan and only an hour left before my next class. Sigh.
nate... Back · 11 years, 3 months ago
> You stole my exact answer for WA9. Jerkface. :)

Weird! What are the odds?

oh, wait...

;D
Songbill · 11 years, 3 months ago
Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.

seriously-- that's what got me into them. at the time (91-92) all I was listening to was the B-52's and I was intrigued by this song that Kate Pierson was on.

derek harrison · 11 years, 3 months ago
fruvous - jenny washington and the ballad of cedric fruvous
bright eyes - at the bottom of everything
blind guardian - bright eyes acoustic version (oddly enough)
andrew bird - skin is, my
spirit of the west - bone of contention and scaffolding
sufjan stevens - john wayne gacy jr. live on morning becomes eclectic
nickel creek - ode to a butterfly
goovie is married! Back · 11 years, 3 months ago
mmm...skin.
EcowarriorII · 11 years, 3 months ago
River Valley -Fruvous
Blind spots- Mulvey
Single Girl- The clumsey lovers
Dead leaves on the dirty ground -White stripes
General Taylor- GBS

These are just the ones that I can think of now. They may not even be right but there the songs I first think of when I think of the group
Phoenix · 11 years, 3 months ago
I think I could do this for all artists in my record collection. So here are just some:

MF - mblaboa
Dar Williams - wdyhits
Richard Shindell - May
Lori McKenna - Fireflies
Girlyman - Amaze me
John Gorka - Wisdom
Carrie Newcomer - The Yes Of Yes
100% dainty! Back · 11 years, 3 months ago
what does wdyhits stand for?
goovie is married! Back · 11 years, 3 months ago
"what do you hear in these sounds."
Brian Dinsky · 11 years, 3 months ago

Phish - Stash, Cavern, You Enjoy Myself, The Divided Sky

Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (first half of the album, specifically), Fifty Fifty, oh god the list goes on and on

moe. - Bullet, Crab Eyes, Kyle's Song

Weird Al - ERRTHANG!!!!!

Moxy Fruvous - I bought Bargainville on a whim as per suggestion from undernet #tmbg, and I HATED IT.  I gave it a chance, however, over the course of a week.  Needless to say, I grew right into it.

Yeah, that's pretty much it.  I'm a ridiculously snobby music, uhh, snob.

Will work for anime · 11 years, 3 months ago
King of Spain - ...guess who...
Galileo - Indigo Girls
Everybody Hurts - REM
Drinking in LA - Bran Van 3000
Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis
Fit But You Know It - The Streets
La Vie Bohem - RENT (saw it on the Tony Awards and fell in love)
Jerrilyh · 11 years, 1 month ago
Moxy Fruvous - King of Spain (I think I heard it on the radio one day going up to school.)
The Sounds - Running out of Turbo
Kabah - Fue Lo Que Sera
Echobelly - Go Away
Moka Only - Ferry Tales
Liz Phair - Everything to Me
Josh Rouse - It's The Nighttime (I saw the clip of him from the Austin City Limits festival on the Paste DVD)
Mamalissa! · 11 years, 1 month ago
Fruvous - no one song. Seeing them at FRFF in '97, and watching their live show with amazement, while they ran around stage and switched instruments.
Cake - Sheep Go to Heaven, Goats Go to Hell
WA9 - Writing Again
Girlyman - Amaze Me
Phish - Bouncing Round the Room, Esther
Beatles - O-bla-di, O-bla-da
Alanis Morisette - So Pure
siobhan's a londoner · 11 years, 1 month ago
Blur - Miss America
The Go! Team - The Power is On
Sigur Ros - Styrlfur
while on Icelandic artists
Bjork - Human Behaviour
while on Bjork
The Sugarcubes - Hit
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Love Burns
Radiohead - BananaCo (for some unknown reason -not thier best song)
Super Furry Animals - International Language of Screaming
Ash - Angel Interceptor
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Frank Turner - Cassanova's Lament (as sung by my brother in the kitchen initially)

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