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Ruined Music

METAL

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I find it interesting how people can associate a song or album with a moment in our life. How simply listening to a piece of music can bring you back to a specific time, thought, or make you feel how you did at that moment. Sometimes it can be awesome, and other times it can just ruin it. There are many albums that are amazing, but I can't listen to them because they remind me too much of bad times.
 

pepedede

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A really happy time was blasting David Lee Roth skyscraper album in my cousins gold ford escort in the middle of winter in the UK when I was 13.

A bit different to California. :)
 

Killed_by_Death

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Ruined isn't quite right, but when I put on Tyr I think about Israel, & not just because there's a track called Jerusalem.

When I was coming back from Haifa one night a boat had sank & killed at least 20 of our fleet.

I went back to my workspace & jammed Tyr & thought about the fact that I could die just as easily.



https://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/24/world/20-confirmed-dead-in-ferry-accident.html

I had to contact my parents ASAP, so they wouldn't think I was one of the victims, because they knew I was in Israel.
 

twotone

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There are many albums that are amazing, but I can't listen to them because they remind me too much of bad times.

For me it's not albums but specific hit songs off of albums that can trigger memories of 'bad times'. There are quite a few hits from the late 1970s that remind me of high school. That was one place where I did not 'fit in'. I could post a list of tunes, but it's pretty long.
 

Lamby

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Oh man, there are definitely a couple of songs that make me think of past relationships. I hate hearing them.
 
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Most of the time I am only reminded of a specific time in my past when I haven't heard the tune or whole LP since then. Though there are a few exceptions. Whenever I hear "Don't You Want Me" by Human League or any of the hits from Freeze Frame by the J. Geils Band I am reminded of 1982 at Mr. B's in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. When I played there a disc jockey would play records on breaks. He played "Don't You Want Me" and something from Freeze Frame just about every night I played there in 1982. I also may have heard those tunes for the first time at Mr. B's.

Whenever I hear some of Skip James's recordings from 1931 I am reminded of 1979 because I got a record on the Biograph label of Skip James's 1931 recordings in 1931. In 1979 the age of Skip James's 1931 recordings were the same age that music from 1970 is now.

In about 1985 at around one or two in the morning I was driving west on Florida 2 after spending some time at my then girlfriend's house in Graceville, Florida. One thing I remember about that night is that I forgot to bring my UZEB and Azymuth cassettes to listen to on the drive. So a few minutes after I left my girlfriend's house I turned on the radio. The first tune I heard from beginning to end after I turned the radio on was "Kayleigh" by Marillion. I knew it was "Kayleigh" by Marillion because the radio disc jockey said it was. It has been a few years since the last time I heard "Kayleigh". But when I hear it I am reminded of driving at night on Florida 2. That stretch of Florida 2 would be an excellent setting for a Criminal Minds episode.
 

No_Stairway

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I find it interesting how people can associate a song or album with a moment in our life. How simply listening to a piece of music can bring you back to a specific time, thought, or make you feel how you did at that moment. Sometimes it can be awesome, and other times it can just ruin it. There are many albums that are amazing, but I can't listen to them because they remind me too much of bad times.

Many ex's ago I had Neil Young Red Rocks tix (9/20/02 I think, I got the DVD) and my gf at the time had DMB in KC tix, we went our separate shows and nothing can ruin my memory of that show, Rocky Mountain High.
 

el greco

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AC/DC's "Gimme a Bullet" does that to me. From the very first time that I listened to the song. It made a deep connection with me and the tough time I was going through back then. The groove, the guitar tones and playing, and Bon's lyrics...the way he delivers them, pouring his guts out as he sings "oooh she hit me low".
Still love the song and the whole Powerage album, but I can still feel the darkness of those days when I listen to it. The power of good music!
 

rwmct

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Henley's "The Heart of the Moment" always brings me back to the loss of love. I don't hate it, though. Quite the contrary. It says what I think and feel better than my own thoughts do. (Well, I moved on, so it is more nostalgia now than actual present feeling. But it nails it).
 

Killed_by_Death

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AC/DC's "Gimme a Bullet" does that to me.

I nearly crashed into a boulder in the road somewhere between Amarillo & Albuquerque in the middle of the night.
It had fallen off a mountain & was just there in the road. It really shook me up & I had on AC/DC's "Ride On". That song still reminds me of that moment.

Hmm, not so certain about that location, it was 1991.
Definitely on I-40 somewhere between Amarillo & L.A..
 




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