Perhaps spurred on by my discovery of APHND, I've been looking back in my music collection to the albums and/or musicians that meant a lot to me when I was a terrible teenager/young adult... That was before I became (for a few years) a boring middle-class, middle-income suburban nightmare... Which I'm luckily cured of (and my poor colleagues have to put up with my multiply pierced, drab tattooed self). Okay, granted, I do have a penchant for purple...

 

And my "terrible" taste in music, considering that one of the editors in my department keeps asking me to turn off that "horrid wailing" from time to time. Not that Sal or Peter wail... **grins**

 

But all this nostalgia has me thinking, if I had to look back to the five albums that saved my life when I was 19... what would they be? In order of importance, of course.

 

1) October Rust, Type O Negative

2) The Downward Spiral, Nine Inch Nails

3) The Crow soundtrack, various artists

4) A Passage in Time, Dead Can Dance

5) Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel

 

Kinda a strange, eclectic collection, I know... but back then these were the five albums I listened to over and over again. They saw me through some pretty dark times. What are yours?

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Comment by Nerine Dorman on February 4, 2011 at 12:25am

Ross... I'm a bit wary of coming across like I'm self-promoting on this site but I've got an author page on FB that has all my links on. Or you can google. I'm writing two lines of fiction: my "serious" urban and dark fantasy then my "fluffy" contemporary erotic romance under a different name.

I knew when I was little I was either going to be known for being some badass bassplaying bitch on stage... or the scary one hiding behind the computer churning out tales of madness, woe and things that go bump in the night, or women who should know better falling for the wrong kinda guy.

The fun part is writing about alternative subcultures with a degree of authenticity. I have a lot of interesting types of people crop up in my stories, and some of them are even based on people I know in and around the "scene" in Cape Town. 

Comment by Vicky Ryder on February 3, 2011 at 8:49pm
yikes. was trying to edit not delete. meh. your writing looks interesting. i will have to check it out! :)
Comment by Ross C on February 3, 2011 at 7:53pm

Wow.  We got some motivated and strong dedicated women on here!  Those are some amazing achievements you two have accomplished.  I looked around your internet radio station earlier today at work, but didn't have time to set up an account.  I plan on doing that tomorrow.

 

Nerine, do you have any links to your works?  If anything, a way for us to order them in the States?  I'm always interested in new writers and new things to read. 

Comment by Nerine Dorman on February 3, 2011 at 4:33pm
Awesome, Vicky! Glad the post hit a mark. It took me a few years but I'm finally living my dream. My 4th published work releases on March 21. Really can't complain.
Comment by Ross C on January 31, 2011 at 1:55pm

1. October Rust

2. Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson

3. Throwing Copper - Live

4. Around The Fur - Deftones

5 Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy - The Refreshments

Comment by Johnny Caputo on January 30, 2011 at 10:54pm
Wow ok well for me it was Ride the Lightning_ metallica, Downward Spiral-NIN, World Coming Down-TON, River Runs Red- LOA
Comment by Mike Hastings on January 30, 2011 at 10:24pm
i definitely have to say October Rust is my number one as well. the crow soundtrack was played a lot too. Peter Gabriel's Secret World. the early DAnzig ( I, II, III)

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