Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Let me know what you think about KROQ. When all the other stations in town (and the country, really) were playing Motley Crue, Ratt, Poison, Warrant and so on, they were playing Depeche, Duran Duran, Oingo Boingo, Jane's Addiction, Offspring, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, RHCP and so on.
They were truly the first alternative station in the country and MTV, when it was a music channel, used to look to KROQ for guidance.
The weird thing is that I was probably listening to Motley Crue, Ratt, Dokken, and the british guys (Priest, Maiden, etc.) back then too. It wasn't until the very late 80s and 90s when I started getting more into stuff like Jane's Addiction, Offspring, Bad Religion, etc. I guess I'm a late adopter at times. I didn't really like the Sex Pistols until they were 10 years gone, heh.
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