Dragon Ball Z Dimension

Written by Aaron Kim Lundquist

Your First Favourite Band

Written by Fraser Neilson

Do you remember your first favourite band or artist? The first time you fell in love with a musical act? And probablyrepparttar first time you ever fell in love with music too? Do you remember how it felt?

My story may be familiar to yours as I’m sure there are millions of people who were havingrepparttar 145486 very same experience as me.

I was a typical teenager who wasn’t very sure of himself, but I was sure that I loved music and this was largely due to my mum who always had music playing around us as I was growing up. Inrepparttar 145487 house and inrepparttar 145488 car, it was always on but was mostly chart music fromrepparttar 145489 radio orrepparttar 145490 50s and 60s ballads that my mother liked.

I started to hear about some new bands from other kids at school and I also began to find some interesting sounds on a station called Radio Luxembourg, which was a pirate station broadcasting from Europe, and it played a lot ofrepparttar 145491 post punk new wave music that I was destined to fall in love with.

I remember it well now – lying in bed withrepparttar 145492 radio on at midnight,repparttar 145493 volume turned down low so my parents couldn’t hear it whilerepparttar 145494 Alternative Top 30 chart was broadcast late intorepparttar 145495 night. It was around this time that it happened – I discovered my first favourite band.

My first love was a band called Japan, and it was in 1984, two years after they had split up that I fell in love with their music.

It was through a friend at school that I discovered them, he was one ofrepparttar 145496 cooler kids who was atrepparttar 145497 forefront ofrepparttar 145498 alternative music scene that was leading that way then.

We were all Baby Goths atrepparttar 145499 time – too young to be ‘proper’ Goths but wearing as many ofrepparttar 145500 clothes as possible - dressed in regulation tight black trousers, pointy toed boots, flowery psychedelic shirts and black bikers jackets or long black coats, all topped off with lots of silver jewelry and chains.

We were inrepparttar 145501 park one day listening to that great staple ofrepparttar 145502 70s and 80s teenager’s musical diet –repparttar 145503 compilation tape.

John had a typical ‘alternative’ compilation with A Forest by The Cure, Spiritwalker by The Cult and several Bauhaus tracks, but he also had some tracks by another band I had heard of but never heard any music by, and that was Japan. He recommended that I getrepparttar 145504 Assemblage album, which was basically a compilation of their early singles.

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