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Posted 15/01/2008 14:32


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i remember the first time i heard war of the worlds i was at a freinds and there brother had it playing at first i did not like mainly because i did not like my freinds brother but eventuly i listented to i propaly and loved it from then on i tryed to get myself a copy which i did 2 years ago

so what are your memories of the first time you heard the war of the worlds


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Posted 18/01/2008 11:29


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My sister made me listen to it. I was so scared that all this time later, I still nearly didn't go! Eventually the lure of seeing Michael Falzon in action proved to much and I decided to go. I loved it (obviously) and am really glad I toughened up and bought the tickets!
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Posted 21/01/2008 09:22


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Dad had a tape of it that used to appear in the car when we were going on long trips...  I can still remember being in the back seat humming along to the music whilst my Mom & sister were both asleep.

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Posted 21/01/2008 13:26


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great memories.

anyone ellse remember the first time they heard the war of the worlds


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Posted 14/02/2008 20:44


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Sure, I remember!

My older brother (who did a lot of my initial "musical education" - obviously, because I had no means of playing music - tapes, records myself..) bought the album in the late 70'ies.

At first I found it a bit strange, but that is maybe why it fascinated.. I was into science fiction, and knew H. G. Wells allready (yes, I was a weird kid ). It is important to know, that this was the time when we also listened a lot to Pink Floyd; "The Wall" and David Bowie "Heroes" and a lot other... Our older sister did not like the record at all, but could be convinced a bit. Mostly because of Justin H. She was into Moody Blues. As I remember it, my parents, at that time, turned it down as being "noise" as with most of the music we listened to..

When I was home alone, I sneaked into my brothers room and borrowed some of his records to play at my parents Stereo (Yes! Stereo!) in the livingroom... But never WoTW when it was dark. I simply found it too scary!

Later, of course I bought the album myself. Later the CD. Then DVD, and eventually tickets for the Live on Stage. But WoTW has allways been part of the "soundtrack of my life"; I have been listening to it "on-and-off" for (God help me!) allmost 30 years, and it still thrills!

I sometimes put on the "old vinyl", though a bit worn and scratched (some of the severe scratches can still be traced to the parties when they were made!). And the depth and quality of the recording can still amaze me...

As a side-story, my daughters of 10 and 14 also likes the album. So I am breeding the next generation of fans for the next 30 years...!


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Posted 16/02/2008 00:56




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I cant remeber exactly when i first heard it but i do remember i took notice of it when the eve of the war remix was released into the charts in 1989!! i even remeber i was listening to the charts at my cousins she thought it was pants but me i was hooked, after that my teacher had the album on on the last day of school and i took a lot more notice of it then!!

then i badgered my mum for the cassette album for me to take on holiday and i just listed to it over and over god knows how many lots of batteries it went through!

but since then i have listened to it over and over again! i wore out the tape so had to replace it on CD which i have now got in MP3 so as i dont loose it at all and can listen to it now when im out with my MP3 player!

i know for my hubby it will have been December 2007 when we went to the Nottingham Arena, he was never interested up till that point as he said his dad had bored him with it as a kid having it playing all the time! (i guess he never paid much attention when i had it playing then) but since the show he has been a full convertee even nabbing my MP3 of the album for him to liten to on the way to and from work!

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Posted 21/02/2008 01:00




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An elder brother had the double vinyl album. Which I couldn't stop listening to. Especially when he went out to his fiances and I got the bedroom to myself AND his stereo!

And the perks of living in an enormous house, garden ... in an isolated area meant the volume also went up. Well, sometimes. But most of the time.

In memory now, it was 'chilling' klaxons I remember the most ... that I remember mostly from it. How 'creepy' it sounded back then. Being a new sound, not heard before really on any album.












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Posted 21/02/2008 14:03


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my earliest memory of the album was when i was 5 or 6 . i thought it was the best but the strangest thing i ever heard. during the day i was fine but at night it was a different story , i used to sleep with my head under the covers cos i was convinced that if i looked out of the covers there was a big green martian eye at the window (i pretended to be brave but the thought was still there)  funny thing the dark when your a kid. 

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Posted 22/02/2008 14:12


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Quote: my earliest memory of the album was when i was 5 or 6 . i thought it was the best but the strangest thing i ever heard. during the day i was fine but at night it was a different story , i used to slee...

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Posted 22/02/2008 21:44




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No, the ants were a big one after my bro told me about Ender's Game, which I have now read, and love




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