music listography: list music from your high school years

Listed in autobiographical order.

  • The Who (I learned how to play bass playing along to “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia”)
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Rush (Geddy effing Lee)
  • Pink Floyd (learned how to play guitar to “Wish You Were Here” and “The Wall”)
  • Led Zeppelin (“Since I’ve Been Loving You” and “The Lemon Song” – enough said)
  • Metallica (“And Justice for All” rocked my world, “Master of Puppets” continued my development on the bass guitar)
  • Guns’n’Roses (ubiquitous and ever present, it was hard NOT to hear and be influenced by their music – Duff McKagan had an incredible bass tone)
  • Weather Report (“Birdland” and the live CD)
  • Jaco Pastorius (1st solo album…incredible!)
  • Queensryche (“Operation:  Mindcrime” and “Empire” combined my love of progressive music and classic metal in a way that validated my musical tastes)
  • Black Sabbath
  • Yes (“Roundabout” and “Heart of the Sunrise”)
  • Nirvana
  • Pearl Jam
  • Soundgarden
  • Temple of the Dog (“Hunger Strike” was an incredible song that I still love hearing)
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