Immersing in one band one at a time and then another- anyone do this?
It's sort of a life-long habit of mine. I get totally immersed in a band for long stretches at a time. I always listen to a variety of stuff but during these periods of time, the focus of my listening and general musical interests revolve around a single band or musician. I guess you could even call it a phase. And my favorites from over the years often get repeat immersions.
It all started with the Beach Boys in the early 60's. In the late 60's it was more diverse with Hendrix, the Who and John Mayall taking the lions share of my listening time. Then, in the mid 70's it was Jethro Tull. As the years went by it was Neil Young (maybe the biggest repeater), The Replacements, The Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Pearl Jam, Juliana Hatfield and lately, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers . And in there, maybe a few others I can't think of right now.
And it seems like the older I get, the more intense the immersion into a band. Right now I feel almost obsessed with Tom Petty and his band. (Partly due to Zanes' incredibly tremendous book, Petty.)
Is this weird and unusual, or do other people do this?
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