After my last thread (Popular / Hit songs with bad mixing) - some emotions ran high. Therefore, I thought I would go with a positive question. Which song rocked your world? That is, which song, when you heard it changed the way you listened to music or sound in general?
I’ll go first. Mid 80’s, me as a pre teenager got a present from my favourite uncle of a cheap Walkman clone that had an FM Radio built in. We didn’t actually have a stereo in the house, just mono tape recorders. So, every night I would pretend to sleep and listen to an hour or so of Capital Radio London which had some amazing DJ’s at night. This one DJ called Richard Allinson would present the night time program and would play “Number one this week in 19…” and then would proceed to play the number one hit from that year.
One of the first nights I decided to listen to the radio happened to be the week that Bohemian Rhapsody was number one. I’d never heard this song, or even heard of it. And there I was, listening to stereo sound for the first time in my life, when the “mama mia” section comes on… Good heavens. I think it melted parts of my brain. I think I was actually frightened while I was listening to it, because it woke up parts of my brain I didn’t know I had! I can remember the next day just asking my dad - why are there different sounds in each ear, and was the radio broken on my walkman… I must have sounded hilarious. That was the day that music actually started to move me, and I think the day I became obsessed with it!