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What was the first Spoon song you ever heard?

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  • Started 15 years ago by I am Huckster
  • Latest reply from jmcnally

  1. User has not uploaded an avatar
    (33 Posts)

    yup. i know what you mean. drunk moms are entertaining.

    Posted 15 years ago #
  2. I am Huckster
    I am Huckster
    (47 Posts)

    Let's try to stay on topic. You guys should IM or something.

    Posted 15 years ago #
  3. 31starbright
    (161 Posts)

    First song was "Don't Make Me A Target" but "The Ghost of You Lingers" was the one that really hooked me into them.

    Posted 15 years ago #
  4. User has not uploaded an avatar
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    Everything Hits at Once - My friend's boyfriend had bought it on a store clerk's recommendation, and they played it for me in the car on the way to lunch. I believe the car was an old navy blue Volvo with tan interior, although I sometimes wonder if I didn't imagine that detail as Girls Can Tell is just the kind of album you would hear for the first time in the backseat of your friend's boyfriend's old navy blue Volvo.

    Posted 15 years ago #
  5. User has not uploaded an avatar
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    I Summon You... I Was Watching Veronica Mars I Heard It, I Fell In Love Then Got Gimme Fiction Then Girls Then Out Of Nowwhere Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Came Out Then I Got Every Other Album

    Posted 15 years ago #
  6. monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Sister Jack. I was reading an online interview with some other band who happened to mention Spoon and how fantastic they are. Curious, I went to iTunes and looked them up. I randomly picked SJ as a starting point and so my most current band obsession began.

    Posted 15 years ago #
  7. TastyPrawn
    (87 Posts)

    "Lines in the Suit."

    I was listening to the radio (101.5 FM in Austin-- I think it was on Andy Langer's show) and they played it in February (or maybe early March) of 2001. I didn't catch the name of the artist or song, but I knew I liked it.

    A couple of weeks later, I bought this one music magazine on a whim and it included a CD with the song. I was happy that I finally knew who the band was. So, I went out and bought their whole back catalogue (Telephono, Soft Effects, A Series of Sneaks, and Love Ways) before I bought Girls Can Tell... Which doesn't make sense, since the song I heard was from Girls Can Tell. I think I wanted to listen to the stuff in the order it came out.

    Posted 15 years ago #
  8. User has not uploaded an avatar
    (16 Posts)

    Just randomly: The first time I tried to get my newborn nephew to sleep, I sung "The Beast and Dragon, Adored" and that seemed to calm him down. Also, when Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga came out, he was the first to listen to it with me. He's probably one of the most musically intellectual toddlers in New Mexico.

    Posted 15 years ago #
  9. ixkpd-bk
    (26 Posts)

    Change My Life from Love Ways.

    Needless to say...well...it did!

    Posted 15 years ago #
  10. mountain2sound
    (28 Posts)

    Not Turning Off was the first tune I heard by Spoon. It was on a local radio station back in '96. I liked it but did not catch the name of the band. A few months later a little lady recorded Telephono for me, bless her little heart, and there was that song and an album full of others that were equally as enjoyable. Caught them live in PDX a lot since then, hung out briefly and chatted with the boys on a couple occasions, and continue to be impressed with the sonic bliss that they create with each album (however, I must admit...I would love to hear an ep's worth of material that was slightly more stripped down sounding...I miss it).

    Posted 15 years ago #
  11. herrljung
    (1 Posts)

    Well, I'm also one of those that discovered Spoon while watching the excellent movie "Stranger than fiction", although it was just recently. But I wonder, perhaps someone can help me out here... At the end of the film when they play "The Book I Write", there is this terrific and long guitar solo, or rather, an instrumental part at the end, several minutes. But in the soundtrack album the song is only 3andahalf minute or something. Is the instrumental part/guitar solo ending not included? Is this complete song, including the part I go on and on and on about... on any album?

    I'll probably eventually buy them all but I thought perhaps someone could help me get that one first...

    Posted 15 years ago #
  12. Pants
    (5 Posts)

    The Fitted Shirt on Triple J radio years back... most likely driving around in my car. I acquired 'Girls Can Tell' shortly after but only gave it a few listens and somehow forgot I had it. Then it was a while later I heard The Way We Get By and fell in love with the band <3

    Posted 14 years ago #
  13. erinjhill
    (5 Posts)

    I remember Waiting for the Kid to Come Out years ago, but got re-interested with Stranger Than Fiction.

    Posted 14 years ago #
  14. drop dead ed
    drop dead ed
    (192 Posts)

    "I turn my camera on" --- then I started hearing their other songs and they sounded nothing like it...It was GREAT!

    Posted 14 years ago #
  15. devilsdishes
    (88 Posts)

    I first heard "Everything Hits at Once" in 1999 and immediately fell in love with the band... It is still probably my favorite song of theirs.

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  16. User has not uploaded an avatar
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    My old roommate used to play </i>Telephono<i> all the time - hated it. Wasn't until I heard "Quincy Punk Episode" when <i>A Series of Sneaks</i> was released that I fell hook-line-and sinker. Now a days, I can't imagine not liking <i>Telephono</i>

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  17. User has not uploaded an avatar
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    “Not Turning Off” from telephono. my friend at work was in a band at the time and hooked our studio up with the stylings of spoon. love how they have evolved, but would like to hear spoon get a bit loud with an edge again...

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  18. daiv
    (1 Posts)

    "don't buy the realistic" from telephono on the "what's up matador" comp. made me buy telephono immediately and every ep and lp since then on the respective release date. no purchase regrets thus far.

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  19. User has not uploaded an avatar
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    The first I ever heard was "I Turn My Camera On" too. It was about couple years ago on one of those indie type music blogs (2004 I think). Definitely made me want to hear more. I'd say my current favorite song is probably "Rhythm and Soul" though. Groovy beat.

    Posted 14 years ago #
  20. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    The Beast and Dragon, Adored. I bought Gimme Fiction not knowing what it was, just read about it. Now I'm a huge fan and own all the albums.

    Posted 14 years ago #
  21. User has not uploaded an avatar
    (9 Posts)

    "Don't Make Me a Target" - I saw Gax4 in plenty of end-of-year lists so decided to buy the album, and it's obviously the first track.

    Posted 14 years ago #
  22. thatsteiya4u
    (3 Posts)

    "don't you evah"

    Posted 14 years ago #
  23. User has not uploaded an avatar
    (1 Posts)

    Don't Buy The Realistic, on the What's Up Matador? compilation way back in 1997. Do I win? :)

    Posted 14 years ago #

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