Which songs/albums take you back to college?


Some of my most vivid memories are from my college years and certain albums/songs really transport me back in time. Just curious what those may be for you.

1. Pearl Jam - Ten. Nothing defines my college experience more than this, nothing. Every song has a special meaning.

2. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger. Lots of drinking happened to this album, memories a little fuzzy.

3. Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy. New romance.

4. Tool - Undertow. I'm really sick of college (esp electromagnetics) at this point and this album lets me rage.
jim_swantko

Along with those mentioned by @tostadosunidos, I would add The Flying Burrito Bothers’ Gilded Palace Of Sin, Louisiana Man by Doug Kershaw, A Salty Dog by Procol Harum, Lost In The Ozone by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Where’s The Money by Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, Sneakers by The Flamin’ Groovies, Loosen Up Naturally, The Sons, and Follow Your Heart by The Sons Of Champlin, Arthur, Lola, and Muswell Hillbillies by The Kinks, Song Cycle by Van Dyke Parks, 12 Songs and Sail Away by Randy Newman, Sunflower and Surf’s Up by The Beach Boys, Seatrain (2nd album) by Seatrain, Crazy Horse by Crazy Horse, Moondance by Van Morrison, but most importantly The Band (aka the brown album) by The Band, along with it’s follow-ups Stage Fright and Cahoots. Also George Jones, Tammy Wynette (I’m still in love with her), Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard.

Then there were collections of the earlier artists and groups I was discovering in my explorations into Rock ’n’ Roll’s roots: Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell (discovered via The Band including his "Long Black Veil" on their Music From Big Pink album), Little Richard, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Elvis’ Sun Sessions, Carl Perkins, The Everly Brothers, The Carter Family, The Coasters, The Clovers, The Drifters, all the girl groups of the late-50’s/early-60’s, and a whole lot more. THAT was my real education ;-) .

In Classical, it started with Stravinsky, Holst, Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, working my way back to The Master, J.S. Bach.

Duh,  "On Wisconsin " greatest pep song of all time !
  • Hoodoo Gurus - Mars Needs Guitars
  • The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
  • The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
  • The Romantics
  • The Call - Let the Day Begin
Back in 77/8.

In good ol Blighty.

3 albums in near constant rotation on the common room record player.

2112 by Rush.

Paradise Theater by Styx

Destroyer by Kiss.


It helped that 3 of us pushing these were president, treasurer and chairman of the local students union body.

So power ruled the day.....