Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Listography - Top 5 Albums by a Band (eek!)

Once again I will join the party at Kate Takes 5. This week the fun is all about my top 5 band albums. Hmmm, this could really show my age but here goes...

1. INXS - Shabooh Shoobah

I completed years 11 & 12 at Penshurst Girls High School, and it was renowned that INXS had performed for the end of year school concert there in 1980 - before I attended the school and before they became Australian rock legends. Their first studio album came out later that year.

Shabooh Shoobah was released in 1982 - to me this is when INXS really started. My best friend lent her album to me, I taped it, my Dad photocopied the lyric sheet, and I was set. Who can forget "The One Thing"and "Don't Change" - High School would not have been the same without INXS. I later bought the album, and when I bought CDs to replace my LPs this was one of the first on the list; it brings back memories of high school every time I listen to it.

2. The Cars - Heartbeat City

This album was released in 1984 - just at the time when I was breaking up with a long-time boyfriend and "Looking for Love" was written about me, wasn't it? I recall first hearing this album at a party - and buying it the next day. This is another LP replaced by CD and I still sing along to it - every song.

3. Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward

1984. While "People are people" was the big hit from this album, I loved every song. My stepsister and I had a friend who died in a motorcycle accident and "Somebody" was a song which reminded us of him - and still does.

4. Pink - Try This

Fast forward to 2003. I had been through a bit of a rough patch in my love life and moved to a new city. I was introduced to this album by a friend at work - we would listen to music through headphones while processing orders on the PC. It was hard not to sing aloud! This album will always remind me of starting a new life - new city, new job, new friends, new music.

[Edit: Woops! I know this isn't a band, but I'm sure Pink won't mind].

5. Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane

I think it would have been early 2004 when I walked past a music store and "Sunday Morning" was playing. I usually like to make sure that I will like at least a couple of songs from an album before I buy, but I couldn't help myself, I had to go in and purchase the album straight away. This was my favourite album for such a long time - it was played over and over again so I hope my neighbours liked it too! Still a favourite, but played at a moderate volume now.

What a blast this list has been to make! If you would like to join in too, take a look at Kate Takes 5!

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  1. Oh I used to love Cars 'Drive'. Never even heard of that Inxs album - will have to look it up. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh I was right - I do feel old now :)

  3. <3 Depeche Mode. Brill choice x


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