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Subject: "Obscure" music your parents introduced you to

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/17/16 at 1:20 am

It seems that with most people under 35,  their knowledge of "old music" often extends only to radio hits that have been overplayed and drilled into one's skull for decades (Hotel California, Don't Stop Believin', Won't get fooled again, Stairway to heaven, etc.). Usually, their parents will play these songs while they're in the car with their kids.

That being said, what are some bands/songs/albums who your parents played a lot in the car, but seem to be rather obscure in contrast to other "dad music"? Here are some of my examples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhQm48rH8Vw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBm1MNb5xrA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPWqe7l6JK8

Subject: Re: "Obscure" music your parents introduced you to

Written By: violet_shy on 01/17/16 at 4:25 pm

First one that came to mind

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Subject: Re: "Obscure" music your parents introduced you to

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/17/16 at 4:39 pm

When I look at the YouTube videos for these bands, they've only got like 100,000 views on average. Also, on RateYourMusic, there are only around 50 ratings.

That's what I mean by obscure "dad music".

Subject: Re: "Obscure" music your parents introduced you to

Written By: #Infinity on 01/17/16 at 5:50 pm

I discovered Steely Dan largely through my dad, who owned their entire catalogue on CD except for Gaucho.  They've been one of my favorite bands since my second semester of 11th grade.

Subject: Re: "Obscure" music your parents introduced you to

Written By: loki 13 on 01/18/16 at 6:26 pm

My mother listened to Elvis and and father liked Glenn Miller, not obscure but I like them both.
On the other hand; because of me, my son likes The Dead Kennedys, The Dead Milkmen and
The Tubes. My daughter listens to Emerson Lake & Palmer, Triumvirat and Jethro Tull and my
granddaughter listens to Trivium, Epica and Night Wish. I also turned them all on to some
other music such as The Peanut Butter Conspiracy and The 13th Floor Elevators.

Subject: Re: "Obscure" music your parents introduced you to

Written By: Ripley on 01/18/16 at 9:48 pm

New Wave. By the time I payed attention to what she played on the sterio it was no longer popular.

Subject: Re: "Obscure" music your parents introduced you to

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/18/16 at 10:20 pm

My father introduced me to blues with BB King, and Muddy Waters, and Ray Charles. I think I was a hipster because I knew what it was. Being six, riding around in my daddy's restored 65 Chevy Impala and playing all those old songs.

My mom introduced me to Motown--Martha and Vandellas, The Miracles, the Supremes, so on and so forth.

(both of these occurred during the late 80s, early 90s and my Spotify playlists are littered with these songs. )

I just like music with a generally positive message and light to no cursing.

Subject: Re: "Obscure" music your parents introduced you to

Written By: Howard on 01/19/16 at 3:11 pm


My father introduced me to blues with BB King, and Muddy Waters, and Ray Charles. I think I was a hipster because I knew what it was. Being six, riding around in my daddy's restored 65 Chevy Impala and playing all those old songs.

My mom introduced me to Motown--Martha and Vandellas, The Miracles, the Supremes, so on and so forth.

(both of these occurred during the late 80s, early 90s and my Spotify playlists are littered with these songs. )

I just like music with a generally positive message and light to no cursing.


same here, that's my type of music I listen to.

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