The band you wrote on your pencil case, or carved on the desk

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  1. wire-n-wood

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    Maybe you didn't literally write their name on your pencil case. Maybe you didn't actually vandalize school property... but what was the most important band you really identified with as a teenager. The band that initiated your idea of what it was to play music..

    For me it was Dire Straits.

    Sultans of Swing... through to Telegraph Road. All magic. That's why I'm here playing guitar today.
     
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    I don't think anybody in the history of school wrote Dire Straits on their binder or pencil case at school.... great band but on your binder? Binders were about advertising - and you had to be brand aware -- as in your brand. A properly executed band logo on your binder could define your peer group for the next several years. It could determine how if you were going to see boobies or get your face stuffed in a locker --- very specific and special stuff. Sometimes this meant living two lives --- You might have had Journey on your binder but Dire Straits in your musician's heart --- but lets be very clear -- the setup to your question is wrong.

    What is interesting though is maybe this question: what band were you into so much but also knew you could never advertise with your friends or peer group? Did you ever pretend to be into a band to keep up appearances? How did you reconcile the conflict?
     
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    Deep.
     
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    Brand New

    Used to write it all the time in my books... and Thrice, My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday, but I couldn't tell all my friends about Taking Back Sunday, because we were into Brand New.

    ..but Brand New dominated my notebooks.
     
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    I confess, I've never heard of Brand New. What should I listen to first?
     
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    Their most well-received album is Deja Entendu - I'd start there, for a single, no better place than "The Quiet Things No One Ever Knows"..
    They're an odd one. They're obviously a pop-punk band, but the lyrics are miles above basically any other similar band, and none of their albums sound the same at all.
    Jesses vocals are hit or miss for some people. All hit for me. I've got friends who can't stand him.
    He sounds a fair bit like Morrissey.

    They started out as a pop-punk band and evolved a whole lot.
    Their latest album, Daisy (WELL overdue for a new album btw!), sounds nowhere near their older stuff.
    They just kept heading in new directions.

    Anyway, I won't be offended if you don't like 'em.
    Check 'em out! They're one of my fav bands!
     
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    I wrote Mötley Crüe everywhere: desktop, chairs, walls,...
     
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    Cool stuff. I love the wide gap harmonies (like at 0:58) and extreme dynamics between full-on and chill.
     
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    Where I came from you decorated your school bag (usually a khaki-coloured backpack) with logos. Plural. You had to be a sad case to only have one name. I was in the prog tribe, so I had carefully executed Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd etc. But I did get a bit of a cold shoulder from some of my friends for a while when these logos were joined by XTC and Talking Heads. Steely Dan had earlier generated only bafflement.

    But the OP is right in that this is kind of a sociologically important aspect of music appreciation.
     
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    If you like the harmonies in that song, you'll straight up love the band.
    Listen to the whole Deja Entendu album, you won't regret it.
    I'm uber bias. They're close to my heart.
     
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    Dude... hdwow has that on back-order right now. Otherwise I was totally primed to order it. Jacked on a bottle of cab sav and a couple of shots of scotch, I was trying to order it, even after ordering three other albums tonight. It had better be good.
     
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    I'm happy for you to spend your moneys and take full responsibility if you don't like it*
    Have a listen to more of their stuff on youtube man, see what you think.
    Have a listen to "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot".
    I love the harmonies. Jesse Lacey just gives it his all live. Belts that ****.

    *I'm not refunding your moneys if you don't like it.
     
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    I hope my grammar hasn't suffered by subs
    Holy crap. Those lyrics. How did I never hear these guys?
     
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    The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton.
    I also remember writing Trower Power in big letters on a lot of my school exercise books.
    Good innocent fun.
     
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    Haha great to hear you're digging em!
    Let's slow it down a tad and check out "Me vs Maradona vs Elvis".
     
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    Well I didn't start playing till i was 21, but as a teen it was all about...
    Alice Cooper
    Zeppelin
    Kiss
    Thin Lizzy
    Deep Purple

    Pretty much the same as it is today I guess.
     
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    I had an accordion case forever that had Black Flag symbol carved in it, that Id rubbed blood into for color.
     
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