Chris Cavalari Posted almost 2 years ago What were you favourite bands when you were a kid or a teenager? What do you think that says about you and your community? I always ask people, what bands were your bands when you were 18? It always seemed to me that at that age, you were in the prime of your rock and roll. When I was 18, in 1978, I dubbed my official favorite bands Genesis, Yes, and Jethro Tull. I grew up in upstate New York, in the country. When I was pre-teen, I listened to AM radio, Cousin Brucie. I bought 45RPM records at the department store. When I was around 8, in 1968, my parents bought me a monophonic green hard plastic record player with a flip top. It was my machine. They bought me an LP by The New Seekers to go with it. My parents were liberals, they marched on the Vietnam War in DC. They were Unitarians. I speak of them in the past tense; they're still here. They knew, and know, Pete Seeger. I didn't like The New Seekers. I liked The Beatles. I bought 45s of Can't Buy Me Love and She's a Woman. The first two LPs I bought, to my parents chagrin (They evidently weren't all that liberal) were Who's Next by The Who, the band overtly pissing on some Stonehenge-like rocks on the cover, and The Slider by T Rex. Not very wholesome stuff. And I'm sure the third LP I bought was Janis Joplin, Pearl. So years later I ended up with stereo Hi Fi, and found Genesis, Yes, and Jethro Tull. I saw Genesis 8 times. I can list the album tours and venues. I saw Jethro Tull five times, I saw Yes six times. I saw Emerson Lake and Palmer at Madsion Square Garden. I saw everyone at Madison Square Garden. I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. I saw Pink Floyd, the Animals tour, at Madison Square Garden. I saw Cheap Trick. I saw Cindy Lauper. I saw Peter Gabriel three times. So eventually, I got a lot older. But I still listen to what people listen to when they're 18 now. I'm a pop music encyclopedist. Recently I've found, and seen live, Carney, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Sondre Lerche, and Tally Hall. Tally Hall is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Check them out. I always loved Madonna.