a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Got a very broad and eclectic taste in music.
Maybe the sign of a mis-spent youth skiving school.
Got into Marc Bolan when I was a young kid but when punk came along it was the clichéd life changer.
I was in my last year of primary school and it shaped my thought process and whole world perspective.
When I was a teenager music was an ever present.
Always known a lot of original Skins and been involved in and around the scooter scene.
And I've always liked a party and was lucky enough to go to The Hacienda back in the day so that's sort of where my appreciation for all things
Madchester and a bit of interest in Rave and Trance music.
I started co-promoting Northern Soul nights in the late 90's using DJ's I'd met through the scooter scene.
I'm listening to a playlist whilst I'm typing this; everything from The 13th Floor Elevators, The Doors, early Stones, Bolan, The Pistols and The
Clash, Crass, Teenage Fanclub, Carter USM, NMA, Oasis, Darude, Kraftwerk, OMD, blah blah blah and a bit of Ska and Northern thrown in!
I still listen to music on a daily basis but I've got to say music seems pretty bland at the moment.
The only half-decent one's tend to be retro bands trying to recreate or capture something from the past. There seems to be few bands / artists pushing
boundaries and challenging the norm.
Sort of sums society up as a whole....dumbed down music for dumbed down people!