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    Most Uncharacteristic Bands/Albums In Your Collection

    So of course this sort of topic doesn't really apply to those whose like to brag about the eclecticism of their music collection. Certainly most of us favor a handful of genres that constitute most of our collection, and there must be a few artists/albums in your collection that cause onlookers to scratch their heads.

    Prince - Of course I've own other "random" albums, but in a collection dominated by hard rock/metal and classic/progressive rock, the lengthy stop-gap of Prince albums certainly stands out (everything from his debut to GRAFFITI BRIDGE, which is like a dozen albums or something). Of course, Prince experimented with so many different genres of music, that I like to argue that his own eclecticism was "progressive" (not to mention being a very talented guitarist) but that's just me trying to explain myself to my metalhead friends when Prince comes on in the car.

    Anyway, DIRTY MIND is certainly one of the best albums ever.

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    Aw, man - I've got some corkers for ya!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Gargo View Post
    So of course this sort of topic doesn't really apply to those whose like to brag about the eclecticism of their music collection. Certainly most of us favor a handful of genres that constitute most of our collection, and there must be a few artists/albums in your collection that cause onlookers to scratch their heads.
    Wait - is that me?

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    Oh. Apparently, that is me. I was gonna say Kylie Minogue's last three albums. Prince's output (I stop at "Lovesexy") needs no justifying, even if it is in the same iPod with all the Ozzy Sabbath.
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    I mostly listen to hippie metal, but the other day I put the J. D. Hos HONKY TONKER OF COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC cd on my iPod. What a great album.

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    I've got a Bobby Goldsboro double album compilation on vinyl. And a couple of Diana Krall CDs.

    Also, an ABBA box set that contains their entire recorded output sitting next to my Marillion, Iron Maiden, Genesis and Queen box sets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Gargo View Post
    So of course this sort of topic doesn't really apply to those whose like to brag about the eclecticism of their music collection.
    I might be one of those jerkoffs.

    But I do have some Spice Girls on the iPod and nothing else remotely similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve P. View Post
    Also, an ABBA box set that contains their entire recorded output sitting next to my Marillion, Iron Maiden, Genesis and Queen box sets!
    Yeah, but Ritchie Blackmore is a big ABBA fan, so I guess there's the connection to hard rock.

    And to clarify, I'm not insulting anyone with an eclectic music collection... in fact, I see it as a virtue. I tend to be too elitist for my own good at times.

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    More dance-type music then I probably should have

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    Anybody remember Betty Boo? Back in 1991 I bought a Just Say Yes VHS for Danielle Dax's Tomorrow Never Knows video. The Betty Boo video for Doin' The Do was on there as well. I realized most of the music I had (pre-ipod days of course) was pretty heavy and - unfestive. Doin' The Do was catchy and fun so I bought the CD. Where Are You Baby? popped up on shuffle yesterday - it's still fun but qualifies as uncharacteristic for my collection and made me recall this thread.
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    I recall "Where Are You Baby?" from the rollerskating scene in CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. I like it because of that association.

    One time I walked up to the cash register at Music Plus with a Go-Go's album and a Motorhead album. The cashier freaked out.
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    There's really no such thing as schizo when it comes to music, it just shows you understand and can appreciate it. Back in the days when you could rent vinyl records at the music library, I dared to rent an album by The Carpenters and the checkout guy smirked and shook his head in dismay. I felt like punching him. As far as the record collection today, it's as varied and all over the map as it's always been how can it not be with Sheena Easton and Stockhausen in it. Nothing of any genre could or should really shock people, if you like the music it can perfectly be there. The days of one genre devotion are long over, thank goodness it never affected me growing up.
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    I have several Bay City Rollers CDs...(hangs his head in shame)

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    My collection mostly consists of Punk and Alternative.

    But right now I have Neil Diamonds greatest hits on hold at the library.

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    I listen to so much music and so many different genres that most people wouldn't really be surprised by much... but Nelly Furtado's album always gets me a weird look.
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    Re: Most Uncharacteristic Bands/Albums In Your Collection

    Tony Randall's "Vo Vo De Oh Doe" album.

    Felix Unger had a band on the Odd Couple, The Sophisticatos.
    They did Stumbling All Around, Winchester Chathedral and all these 1930s songs.
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    ^ Steve, was that album done at the time of The Odd Couple?
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