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the button Have your tastes changed over the years? (65* d) RE: Have your tastes changed over the years? 25 Apr 08

I was a member of my local library's "record library" from about 13-14. I could borrow 3 albums at once for nowt (box sets counted as 1), so that was where I first heard The Watersons, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Delta blues, Bach, Mahler, Schoenberg, .... (the list goes on), all of whom I still love to this day.

A couple of years later, I heard Cpt Beefheart -- and "Safe as milk" is still one of my favourite albums of all time. And The Velvet Underground.

A couple of years later still I heard bands coming out of the US like Sonic Youth, Big Black, The Butthole Surfers and Band of Susans, which absolutely blew me away, and that was the musical direction I took. I still like Sonic Youth and Band of Susans.

The Watersons are still there, and it's what I'll put on if I want to listen to some music. In recent years, I've got into the whole "source singer" thing, with increased availability of the music from Musical Traditions, and stuff like the Walter Pardon CD on Topic.

Traditional music's always been there in the background for me, even if most of what I listening to wasn't traditional music. A thread that keeps my life together, and that I seem to return to at turning points in my life.

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