Partially sparked by a conversation with Gurn, I took a wander down memory lane last night and dug up some of my favourite songs from my early teens. I'm almost surprised that I'm not really that embarrassed by any of them either (OK so theres possibly a couple of bands I'm still not owning up to...) But I thought it might be nice to share some of my favourites here, after all your past makes you who you are so here are the songs that helped me be, well, me.
WARNING: the items below contains a mixture of jangly guitar solos, dodgy lyrics, and some thumping drums. These all were my favourites circa 1993 when I was 14...so plenty of teen angst lies herein.
Freak of Nature - Rescue Me.
I love these drums. I still do.
Extreme - More than words
OK, Its very teen girly and a bit sappy but I was 14 and desperately in love with the guitarist to boot. I still know ALL the words...but maybe I shouldn't admit that bit?
Nirvana - Lithium
Anyone with an opinion on alternative music has one on Nirvana, but I loved them.
Terrorvision - Oblivion
I understand if you don't get all the way through this one...
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
I found the receipt for this CD recently, inside the sleeve. The shop I got it from doesn't exist any more. I felt old. This song still makes me want to jump around like a loon though.
Alice in Chains - Angry Chair (not their video)
This video looks like someones media studies project but it was the best version of the song I could find that wasn't live. Pure unadulterated teen angst.
Wildhearts - Greetings from Shitsville
I've always had this odd pop-punk streak...
Therapy - Screamager
More teen angst, but I do still love this song!
Type O Negative - Black No.1
The goth front moves in...I've loved Type O from the moment I heard them, I've always enjoyed that fact they just take the piss. Although I'd suggest not trying their previous incarnation, Carnivore, that was just a bit much or my young ears!
So there we go. Now any musical psychotherapists out there will have a great understanding of the person I am ;)