Today's On Repeat is not just one song, but an entire album and one I grew up with. Throwing Copper is Live's second album and the first to lead to mainstream success. While I'm not really that fond of their later music, this one has really stuck, making its occasional way onto my iPod. It always reminds of older days, where my parents used to play this one over and over again, subconsciously printing it in my head as an album I would happily look back on. My favourite songs and a link to the album are right underneath!
While songs like I Alone and Lightning Crashes are the most probable to recognise for someone who hasn't really heard of this album or the band, they are far from my favourites. So it goes, doesn't it? Don't get me wrong, I love the entire album (or it wouldn't be On Repeat in its fullness, now, would it? ;-)), but if I had to pick a few favourites there's definitely The Dam At Otter Creek, which is the first song on the album (I love the subdued beginning and then the graduate build-up in this song), All Over You (perfect for joining in, screaming included) and Pillar of Davidson, which was written as a sort of work song. The album has quite the religious undertone, which is something I absolutely don't identify with at all, but it's the way that it's brought that really gets me, I suppose... And probably the fact that it's just drilled in by those parents of mine. I was probably 6 years old, for Pete's sake, and had no choice. (Good job, you.)
On that note, I would actually like to say that I think it's pretty cool that things like this can really stick. There's a lot more albums purely influenced by my parents and other family members, that are undeletable from my own music library. It's lead to an extensive taste and knowledge in music that's only made my life a lot more colourful than it would have been otherwise.
Q: do you have favourite albums or songs that you have your parents (or other people from an older generation) to thank for? What are they?