April 23, 2015

#Throwback: Albums My Sister Introduced to Me

My super cool sister and her BFF Nora
Having an older sibling has many benefits. One being introducing you to Parental Advisory music. She is 3 years older so she had access to cooler music than me. When we got together during my grandma's funeral we got on the topic of our first albums. She grew up loving New Kids on the Block while my first cassettes (yes... there were such things before CDs) were Meatloaf and Michael Jackson. Then when she got to high school, I very vividly remember her albums because I wasn't supposed to listen to that music. Scandal! So many of the albums hold up today and are oddly "throwbacks" which makes us feel super old.


No Doubt "Tragic Kingdom" - Gwen was the coolest! We're still fans of her and I love how her style has grown. I still blast "Just A Girl" when I need to get my girl power on.


Green Day "Dookie" - She had such a crush on Billie Joe. My father grew up on '70s punk so naturally we loved the modern version of punk. My first concert was Green Day with Eve 6 and Third Eyed Blind as the openers. (Let's skip the fact that some drunk guy punched another guy a few rows in front of us and I flipped out lol I'm not that punk rock).


Hole "Live Through This" - '90s really were the best for girl power (and yes I'm including Spice Girls in that!). Courtney Love terrified me but I also thought she was the coolest because my tween self could never be like her. It was great to see her recently on Empire. She still has the pipes! Easily Entertained had a nice round-up as well.


Dr. Dre "Chronic 2001" - Smoke weed every day! I remember the thrill of listening to this album. It's solid black with a weed leaf (which I had no idea what that was lol). Everything needed to terrify your parents. We moved to California from New Jersey in '96 (aka peak rap). So this Jersey girl grew up with West Coast rap so a lot of my loyalties lie with Dre and his crew. Tupac over Biggie all day every day. Come at me!

What albums did your older siblings introduce you to?


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13 comments:

  1. OMG such a throwback for me! haha! glad i could share my 'bad' music with you!

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  3. i'm the oldest, but my dad introduced to me a lot of music. he was born when i was 21, so it was cool having a younger parent that listened to current music. i love just about everything out there, thanks to his diverse tastes.

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  4. @ElleSees.blogspot.com that's cool. Our Dad definitely ingrained his musical tastes into us. We're all Ramones fans lol

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  5. @MyConstantChaos hehe you were so cool ;)

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  6. haha sadly the only music my sis tried to get me to listen to was NKOTB! She had nowhere the taste that your sis did!

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  7. @Serena M lol my sis loved NKOTB! Now I love them :)


    That's fun!

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  8. Yeah - she made me sit down in front of the Hanging Tough poster and learn their names! Was a couple of hours!!

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  9. I love this! And thanks so much for the shout out! I'm the oldest so I like to think I introduced my sister to some of these same albums. Funny story though, my dad got us into No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom! He liked the horns and ska sound and bought the cassette for his car. I remember making a copy of it before I finally went out and bought the CD for myself.

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  10. @Serena M haha wow... mine wasn't that serious about it

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  11. @Christina of course! When I ready our post I was like "ahh she beat me to it!" lol

    Really? Funny to see your pops rocking out to Gwen. My Dad embedded folk singers like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash along with '70s punk like Sex Pistols and Ramones in to our minds.

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  12. Haha well it was her and her friends. They even did a "infamous" lip sync to Hanging Tough for a school talent show! Dance moves and all!!

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  13. My dad is only 20 years older than I am, so he stayed pretty current until about ten years ago. Now he's all about Steely Dan and jazz music. Haha!

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