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I’m taking the idea from Frank:

First Record Bought: I’m sure it was something Rush.
First Concert: I think it was Stryper (and man, am I embarassed about that)
Favourite Music Movie: Spinal Tap or Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
Favourite Music Book: Jaco
Favourite Songwriter: Richard Bona
Favourite Record Label: Real World
Favourite Magazine: I usually avoid the rags.
Favourite Bassist: Wow, there’s a long list. If I have to say one and only one, I’ve got to go with Victor.
Favourite Album Cover: Schroeder’s Greatest Hits — so retro.
(In a new category)Least Favourite Album Cover: Boys For Pele — Tori Amos
Favourite Teen Idol: Umm… Hillary Duff. Sure.
Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Jimmy Buffett. I used to like his stuff until I realized it was all the same. Every last note of it.
Artist You Will Always Believe In: Prince. Miles of talent, always worth paying attention to.

Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: Kenny G. and Courtney Love.
Singer Who Makes You Swoon: Norah Jones. And the Indigo Girls (Emily if solo, but together, their harmonies usually stop me cold).
Favourite Sound: Well played, correctly intonated fretless bass.
Album You Will Always Defend: Moving Pictures — Rush. Yeah, it’s their most commercial, but it’s still got some great work on it.
Album You Own That No One Else Does: Let The Kid Play — Isaiah Williams.
Classic Album You Own but Don’t Like: The Very Best — 10cc.
Artist You’re Supposed to Like but Don’t: Wilco. Maybe I just haven’t given them enough of a chance, but I don’t quite get all excited like others seem to do.
Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: Volare by Gipsy Kings. The first 30,000 times, it was okay….
Band That Should Break Up: Um, the Stones?
Band That Should Re-form: Just for my 80’s nostalgia, Van Halen
Guilty Pleasure: Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way
Favourite Music DVD: Spinal Tap or Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
Concert You Wish You’d Seen: Any with Jaco Pastorius.
Dream Collaboration: Richard Bona and Victor Wooten.

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  • Duane

    First Record Bought: Green River by CCR
    First Concert: Yes
    Favourite Music Movie: Spinal Tap
    Favourite Music Book: The Lives of John Lennon
    Favourite Songwriter: Jimmy Page
    Favourite Record Label: don’t care
    Favourite Magazine: Guitar Player
    Favourite Bassist: Jeff Berlin
    Favourite Album Cover: don’t care
    Least Favourite Album Cover: don’t care
    Favourite Teen Idol: Micky Dolenz
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Queen
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: Peter Gabriel
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: John Mayer
    Singer Who Makes You Swoon: I’m a guy. I don’t swoon. Or else Harriet Wheeler from The Sundays
    Favourite Sound: Gary Numan’s wall o’ synthesizers
    Album You Will Always Defend: Relayer by Yes
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: Magma Live
    Classic Album You Own but Don’t Like: I’m blanking on this one
    Artist You’re Supposed to Like but Don’t: Bob Dylan
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: D’yer Maker by Led Zeppelin
    Band That Should Break Up: Aerosmith
    Bands That Should Re-form: Captain Beyond, Humble Pie
    Guilty Pleasures: Marty Robbins, ABBA
    Favourite Music DVD: Led Zeppelin thingy
    Concert You Wish You’d Seen: David Bowie
    Dream Collaboration: Steve Vai, Jeff Berlin, Bill Bruford

  • Vern Halen

    First Record Bought: Gwand Funk Live Album, maybe In A Gadda Da Vida
    First Concert: Kenny Rodgers & the First Edition (a loooong story!)
    Favourite Music Movie: Blues Brothers
    Favourite Music Book: Hammer of the Gods
    Favourite Magazine: Creem (1970’s)
    Favourite Bassist: John Entwhistle
    Favourite Album Cover: Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
    Least Favourite Album Cover: ACDC Back in Black
    Favourite Sound: bagpipe(?)
    Album You Will Always Defend: REM’s Document
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: Walk the West self/titled
    Classic Album You Own but Don’t Like: Sgt. Pepper
    Artist You’re Supposed to Like but Don’t: Van Halen
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: all Aero ballads
    Band That Should Break Up: how about cancelling American Idol?
    Band That Should Re-form: Modern Lovers (original)
    Guilty Pleasures: Petula Clark
    Concert You Wish You’d Seen: Iggy & the Stooges the night they recorded Metallic KO
    Dream Collaboration: Tom Petty, Marty Stuart & Dan Baird produced by Rick Rubin & Brendan O’Brien

  • Shark

    First Record Bought: Are You Experienced?
    First Concert: Jimi Hendrix
    Favourite Music Movie: The Kids Are Alright
    Favourite Music Book: San Antonio Rose: Life & Music of Bob Wills
    Favorite Songwriter: Cole Porter
    Favorite Magazine: …magazines are for morons
    Favourite Bassist: Jaco Pastorius
    Favourite Album Cover: Axis Bold as Love
    Favourite Teen Idol: Robert Wyatt
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Karen Carpenter (by dying)
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: …what the hell does that mean?
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: John Mayer (That’s TWO votes!)
    Singer Who Makes You Swoon: Cecilia Bartoli
    Favorite Sound: Robert Wyatt playing his high hat
    Album You Will Always Defend: Beggar’s Banquet
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: “Of Queues and Cures” by National Health
    Artist You’re Supposed to Like but Don’t: Bob Dylan (That’s TWO votes!)
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: Yellow Submarine – Beatles
    Band That Should Break Up: REM (or better yet, God could strike these pretentious, untalented dicks with lightning)
    Bands That Should Re-form: Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North
    Guilty Pleasures: Dusty Springfield, Carpenters, Beach Boys, Early Madonna
    Favourite Music DVD: Cinderella – Cecila Bartoli w/Houston Opera
    Concert You Wish You’d Seen: Early Pink Floyd (Umma-Gumma tour, ie. pre-commercial crap phase)
    Dream Collaboration: Jim Morrison and Madonna

  • Eric Olsen

    First Record Bought: “Crimson and Clover” single by Tommy James and the Shondells
    First Concert: I think Deep Purple
    Favourite Music Movie: A Hard Day’s Night
    Favourite Music Book: Mystery Train
    Favourite Songwriter: Lennon/McCartney
    Favourite Record Label: the old Columbia
    Favourite Magazine: old Rolling Stone
    Favourite Bassist: Bootsy
    Favourite Album Cover: Siren
    (In a new category)Least Favourite Album Cover: any CD
    Favourite Teen Idol: Elvis
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Beatles breaking up seemed like the end of the world, which it was
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: Neil Young
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: Axl Rose in whine mode, James Hetfield
    Singer Who Makes You Swoon: Norah right now
    Favourite Sound: my children sleeping
    Album You Will Always Defend: first Tindersticks album
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: Skyhooks – Living In the ’70s
    Classic Album You Own but Don’t Like:
    Artist You’re Supposed to Like but Don’t: Oasis
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: “Drive All Night” Springsteen
    Band That Should Break Up: Little Feat
    Band That Should Re-form: If we can bring back the dead, Beatles; if not, original Roxy Music with Eno
    Guilty Pleasure: Monkees, but I don’t feel particularly guilty
    Favourite Music DVD: Animal House
    Concert You Wish You’d Seen: any of the great early rock ‘n’ roll package tours, the Beatles in Liverpool
    Dream Collaboration: Neil Young and Paul McCartney

  • JR

    Okay, notwithstanding the embarassing cheesiness of the music, the band and their ideology; Stryper’s second album rocks!

  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    First Record Bought: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    First Concert: Blue Oyster Cult (Spectres tour)
    Fave Music Movie: High Fidelity
    Music Book: The Real Frank Zappa Book
    Songwriter: Bruce Springsteen
    Record Label: either CIMP or ECM, on any given day
    Magazine: Creem (isn’t it supposed to come back soon?)
    Bassist: Steve Swallow
    Album cover: Overnite Sensation
    Teen Idol: ?
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Captain Beefheart
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: Pat Metheny
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: Celine Dion
    Singer Who Makes You Swoon: Dar Williams
    Fave Sound: a twangy, reverb-laden Stratocaster
    Album You Will Always Defend: Trout Mask Replica
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: ?
    Classic Album You Own But Don’t Like: Bat Out Of Hell (wait…is that actually ‘classic’)
    Artist You’re Supposed To Like but Don’t: Coldplay
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: this never happens to me (really!)
    Band That Should Break Up: Tupac
    Band That Should Re-form: The Beatles
    Guilty Pleasure: Hall & Oates
    Fave Music DVD: Koyaanisquatsi
    Concert You Wish You’d Seen: Springsteen & the E. Street Band at the Augusta Civic Center on the Darkness tour
    Dream Collaboration: these never work out

  • http://perfidy.org Johno

    First Record Bought: Led Zeppelin IV
    First Concert: Aerosmith w/ The Black Crowes
    Favourite Music Movie: Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
    Favourite Music Book: Charles Mingus, “Beneath The Underdog”
    Favourite Songwriter: Tom Waits
    Favourite Record Label: Pre-1972, Motown. 1972-1987, (T) Asylum/Elektra, Island. 1987-1996, Rykodisc. 1996-present, Fat Possum.
    Favourite Magazine: MOJO
    Favourite Bassist: so many… so very many… Bootsy Collins
    Favourite Album Cover: Frank Zappa, Weasels Ripped My Flesh
    Least Favourite Album Cover: Guns ‘n’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction, original robot rape scene cover.
    Favourite Teen Idol: Christina Aguilera
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Prince
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: Tom Waits
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: Celine Dion
    Singer Who Makes You Swoon: George Jones
    Favourite Sound: Fender Stratocaster and a stack of Marshalls, knobs on eleven, flapping your pants and shaking your testes.
    Album You Will Always Defend: Skid Row, Skid Row
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: Reid Paley, Revival
    Classic Album You Own but Don’t Like: Metallica, The Black Album
    Artist You’re Supposed to Like but Don’t: Sleater-Kinney
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: Prince, “Delirious”
    Band That Should Break Up: U2
    Band That Should Re-form: Billy and the Boingers
    Guilty Pleasure: I have no guilt about any of my pleasures
    Favourite Music DVD: This Is Spinal Tap
    Concert You Wish You’d Seen: Frank Zappa with special guest John Lennon (really happened, ‘s true!)
    Dream Collaboration: Flaming Lips and Neil Diamond

  • Eric Olsen

    you’re right Mark, they don’t – the ones that DO work are the ones you wouldn’t have thought of

  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    neil young and paul mccartney?

    man, that would be ‘effin strange.

    besides, neil’d walk out mid-recording session.

  • JR

    First Record Bought: Band On the Run
    First Concert: Rainbow (with Ronnie James Dio)
    Favourite Music Movie: Almost Famous
    Favourite Music Book: The Real Frank Zappa Book
    Favourite Songwriter: Paul McCartney
    Favourite Record Label: Blue Note
    Favourite Magazine: Nature
    Favourite Bassist: Geddy Lee
    Favourite Album Cover: Spectres (honorable mention: Come Away With Me)
    Least Favourite Album Cover: Grand Guignol (no, don’t look it up!)
    Favourite Teen Idol: Shakira
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: David Lee Roth
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: Ritchie Blackmore
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: Michael Stipe
    Singer Who Makes You Swoon: Norah Jones (before whe went country)
    Favourite Sound: distorted guitar
    Album You Will Always Defend: Ram
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: Cheshire Cat, Tails Out
    Classic Album You Own but Don’t Like: Transformer
    Artist You’re Supposed to Like but Don’t: The Talking Heads
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: “Radio Ga Ga”
    Band That Should Break Up: what Shark said
    Band That Should Re-form: The Police
    Guilty Pleasure: Stryper
    Favourite Music DVD: Rammstein, Lichtspielhaus
    Concert You Wish You’d Seen: Led Zeppelin
    Dream Collaboration: Miles Davis/Jimi Hendrix

  • Shark

    JR, I saw Led Zepplin three times, once around 1 am at the Texas Pop Festival.

    On acid.

    neener, neener.

  • Eric Olsen

    ooh, I really love Ram too

  • http://www.kalyr.com/weblog Tim Hall

    First Record Bought: Pink Floyd, The Wall
    First Concert: Hawkwind, supported by Vardis
    Favourite Music Movie: This is Spinal Tap
    Favourite Music Book: The Real Frank Zappa Book
    Favourite Songwriter: Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
    Favourite Record Label: Harvest
    Favourite Magazine: Modern Railways (Hey, you didn’t say it had to be music magazine!)
    Favourite Bassist: Geddy Lee
    Favourite Album Cover: Some Enchanted Evening, Blue Öyster Cult
    (In a new category)Least Favourite Album Cover: Lovehunter, Whitesnake.
    Favourite Teen Idol: I’ll take the fifth amendment on this one.
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Phil Collins, by selling out.
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: Marillion
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: Elvis Costello. Don’t know why, but his voice just grates badly with me.
    Singer Who Makes You Swoon: Anja Orthodox (Closterkeller), Rannveig Sif Sigurdardottir (The Icelandic soprano guesting on two albums by Luca Turilli), Jon Anderson.
    Favourite Sound: Mellotron or Hammond organ
    Album You Will Always Defend: Drama by Yes
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: Just about everything really obscure I can name, I can think of someone else who’s got it – even albums by Polish goth-metal bands or Hungarian prog-rock acts! I do have some LPs of train noises; do they count?
    Classic Album You Own but Don’t Like: Layla by Derek and the Dominoes
    Artist You’re Supposed to Like but Don’t: The Smiths
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: Goin’ Through the Motions, Blue Öyster Cult
    Band That Should Break Up: Oasis
    Band That Should Re-form: Genesis with Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett
    Guilty Pleasure: Rhapsody
    Favourite Music DVD: Don’t have a DVD player
    Concert You Wish You’d Seen: Rainbow with Ronnie Dio
    Dream Collaboration: Ronnie Dio and Yngwie Malmsteen

  • boomcrashbaby

    First Record Bought: Led Zepplin II
    First Concert: That my parents took me to? Elvis. That I went to with friends and got fucked up? I think it was Rush, or maybe Dio. Billy Squier? Van Halen?
    Favourite Music Movie: Tommy
    Favourite Songwriter: George Michael
    Favourite Album Cover: Holy Diver
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Traci Lords
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: Traci, you’ve turned boomcrashcrazy into boomcrashbaby. I miss you, hon.
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: Counting Crows, Dave Matthews
    Singer Who Makes You Swoon: Blue Murder, George Michael, White Lion
    Favourite Sound: Enya
    Album You Will Always Defend: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. II
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: 1,000 Fires by Traci Lords
    Song You Can’t Stand by an Artist You Like: Father’s Field, poetry set to music where Traci recounts her rape. It’s really creepy.
    Band That Should Break Up: Counting Crows and anybody else with that style
    Guilty Pleasure: shhhh. I love 80’s glam/rock. Poison, Winger, Cinderella, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Steelheart, Firehouse, Trixter, etc.
    Favourite Music DVD: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. II
    Dream Collaboration: Enya and Charlotte Church

  • Red

    First Record Bought: Women & Children First (actually I got it for free)
    First Concert: Van Halen
    Favorite Music Movie: Crossroads
    Favorite Songwriter: Joel Hanson
    Favorite Album Cover: Them (PfR)
    Artist Who Broke Your Heart: Stevie Ray (by dying)
    Artist You Will Always Believe In: Billy Joel
    Singer Who Makes Your Skin Crawl: Dio
    Favorite Sound: Any sound Eddie Van Halen makes with his guitar
    Album You Will Always Defend: Passion & Warfare
    Album You Own That No One Else Does: DC talk (DC talk), please don’t ask
    Song You Can’t Stand By Aritist You Like: Shoot to Thrill
    Artist You’re Supposed To Like But Don’t: Joe Satriani
    Band That Should Break Up: Any that formed after 1995
    Guilty Pleasure: Weird Al
    Favorite Music DVD: Vai live at Astoria
    Dream Collaboration: Van Halen and Roth (oh wait…)

  • Red

    Bassist: Stu Hamm
    Least Favorite Album Cover: Devastatin’ Dave, Turntable Slave
    Bands that Should Re-form: Led Zep, with Bonham’s kid. Shame I never got to see them.

  • HW Saxton Jr.

    1st Record Bought(LP):
    Rolling Stones – “Get Your Ya Ya’s Out”
    1st Record Bought(45):
    Brook Benton: “Rainy Night In Georgia”
    1st Concert – Chuck Berry / Bo Diddley
    Fave Movie – “The Girl Can’t Help It”
    Book: “Unsung Heroes Of Rock N Roll”
    Songwriter – Doc Pomus,Willie Dixon
    Label – Chess/Checker,Stax,Fat Possum
    Magazine – “Wavelength”
    Bassist – Charles Mingus
    LP Cover- The Memphis Jug Band (R.Crumb)
    Artist That You Will Always Believe In:
    McKinley Mitchell
    Singer That Makes My Skin Crawl: Madonna
    Singer That Makes Me Swoon- Aretha/Sade
    Favorite Sound – Loud Drums/Tenor Sax
    Album That You Will Always Defend –
    Miriam Makeba – “Pata Pata”
    Album You Own But Nobody Else Does:
    Albert Collins – “The Cool Sounds Of…”
    Song You Can’t Stand By Artist You Like:
    Frank Sinatra – “The World We Knew”
    Artist You’re Supposed To Like But Dont-
    The Beatles
    Bands That Should Break Up – Too Many
    Guilty Pleasure – Barry White
    Fave Music DVD – “Deep Blues”
    Concert I Wish I’d Seen – The JB’s doing
    it to death,jamming with Fela & Africa
    70 at The Shrine in Nigeria. True story!
    Dream Collaboration – See Above Entry

  • http://griphfunk justin griffin

    First record bought: Nirvana “Nevermind”
    First concert: Metallica
    Favorite Music Movie: “Almost Famous”
    Favorite Music Book: “Cash: The Autobiography”
    Favorite Songwriter: Bob Marley
    Favorite Record Label: Anti
    Favorite Magazine: Relix
    Favorite Bassist: John Paul Jones (“Lemon Song,” man)
    Favorite Album Cover: “Wish You Were Here” Pink Floyd
    Least Favorite Album Cover: “Goodbye” Cream
    Favorite Teen Idol: C’mon
    Artist who broke your heart: Metallica. The Napster thing really killed their fan friendly image for me.
    Artist you will always believe in: Led Zeppelin, it never gets old
    Singer who makes your skin crawl: Jennifer Lopez and Cher
    Singer who makes you swoon: Norah Jones
    Favorite Sound: Bluesy guitar
    Album you will always defend: “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” Derek and the Dominos Best album ever!
    Album you own that no one else does: “West Coast Boogaloo” Greyboy Allstars
    Classic Album you own but don’t like: “Piper At the Gates of Dawn” Pink Floyd
    Artist you’re supposed to like but don’t: Velvet Underground
    Song you can’t stand by an artist you like: “Change the World” Eric Clapton
    Band that should break up: Rolling Stones. Their emabarrassing themselves
    Band that should reform: Pink Floyd. The classic line up is all still alive. Just kiss and make up already!!!
    Guilty Pleasure: Moby
    Concert you wish you’d seen: Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd
    Dream collaboration: Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis