... the pounding of your heart, the clammy palms, the roar of blood in your ears, the agonizing ecstasy as it dawned on you that you love ... this band?
I'm been thinking about my Eureka moments with my favourite bands. Sometimes it was the first time I heard them, sometimes the greatness took a while to sink in, but there always came that moment, when I realised I couldn't live without hearing them.
I've been checking through your profiles to see which musicians you list as your favourites. I'd love to hear the story of your moment of realisation with some of them.
Incidentally, I just noticed that not all of my listed favourites show up in my profile. Either Blogger has some objection to Talking Heads and Elvis Costello, or I'm too much of a glutton. (O mighty Blogger, forgive me my excesses)
To get you started, here (listed alphabetically to avoid any pissing contests) are my listed favs and my eureka moments when I heard that song that made me lose my heart to them:
Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me
Bloc Party - Helicopter
Buck 65 - Wicked and Weird
Neko Case - Thrice All American
The Clash - London Calling
The Constantines - Youg Lions
Elvis Costello - Allison
The Decemberists - Eli the Barrow Boy
Christine Fellows - Migrations
Franz Ferdinand - The Dark of the Matinee
Matthew Good - Hello Time Bomb
Hot Hot Heat - Talk to Me, Dance with Me
Joy Division - Transmission
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
AC Newman - Miracle Drug
The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
The Pogues - I really can't recall, so I'm going with Living In a World Without Her
Radiohead - Creep (sorry Thom)
The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
The Violent Femmes - American Music
The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving
I would love to hear all about your preciouses. Do spill!