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  •  It took me a while (7+ / 0-)

    to appreciate Run DMC, but by 1989 with Public Enemy and Do the Right Thing I was there.

    Given my age etc. I am about the most unlikely fan you will ever see.

    •  I was... what, 8 when they first came out (1+ / 0-)
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      paul2port

      I was hooked from day one.  them and the fat boys and ll cool j were my faves back in those days.

      the movie 'krush groove" was like a religious experience for me lol.

      "Wake the town and tell the people!" ~Ewart Beckford, O.D.

      by mallyroyal on Tue May 31, 2011 at 04:13:42 PM PDT

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    •  public enemy brought my parents on board. (3+ / 0-)
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      Deoliver47, paul2port, foufou

      ESPECIALLY my mom.

      "Wake the town and tell the people!" ~Ewart Beckford, O.D.

      by mallyroyal on Tue May 31, 2011 at 04:14:47 PM PDT

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      •  Mom! (1+ / 0-)
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        mallyroyal

        I'm more like her generation, actually I'm older than DMC but younger than Steven Tyler.

        Anyway I liked Darryl's comments on being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

        Rick Rubin wanted them to cover Walk this Way:

        "Rick goes, 'Take the record home, write the lyrics down and memorize it.' Me and Run, we go to the basement, I put the needle on the record and we let the record play. It was the worst thing we ever heard!
        "Me and Joe get on the phone: 'We are not doing that! You are gonna ruin us! Afrika Bambaataa and [Grandmaster] Flash are gonna hate it! That's hillbilly gibberish -- we are not doing that record!'
        "It was crazy."...

        ..."What's the moral of that story?" McDaniels said. "I tell all the young artists: 'Always be open to suggestions, because you don't know if it's gonna work out or not.'"

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