Re: 14, a pivotal age in shaping our musical tastes?
Would be 1988... So my favorite bands at the time were Ozzy / Sabbath, Guns n Roses, Queensryche, and Dokken. I was just starting to get into heavier stuff like Metallica and Megadeth. And I was just starting to play guitar.
Aside from Sabbath (probably my all time favorite band which I can still listen to religiously), I would say that the period a few years later (early 90s, ages 15-18) had a more lasting impact on what I listen from then up to now: alt-rock/hardcore like tool, primus, helmet, clutch, alice in chains, kyuss, bad brains, minor threat, fugazi, fear, etc. and speed/thrash/death-metal like sepultura, carcass, slayer, death, and cynic.
In general, I can't listen to that 1988 stuff now except for a few specific albums (Operation Mindcrime, Appetite for Destruction, and the 1st two Ozzy albums w/ Rhoads -- edit: I know those came out before '88, I just mean that's what I was listening to then...).
Last edited by Fuo; 08-28-2012 at 08:49 PM.