Talking to Soundmaster recently, the phenomenon of suddenly "getting," a band you did not previously get came up. In particular we were chatting up Jethro Tull. Just like you, Soundmaster, I did NOT get them for a long time. I'll even admit to thoughts along the lines of, "What the hell's up with that guy with the flute?" Now, though, I hold them in the highest esteem. They are easily one of my top 5 bands or so, of all time. On many days I'd even put them at #1. When first I heard Ozzy era Sabbath I didn't really take to it. I was steeped in Dio era stuff (and also had Diary of a Madaman and Blizzard of Oz), but the older stuff just seemed to archaic to me or something. Hey, it was the early 80s, and the "sound," of the time was what I loved. The modern Marshalls, the good production (the difference between Maiden's first album and Killers, for example, or Screaming For Vengeance and the early Priest stuff). Lo and behold, one day Volume IV went in and I was a goner. There are bands I got right away, sure. Zeppelin, I tuned in on first listen. The first Guns n' Roses album was great in an obvious way to me at the time (I still don't like anything else they did). But many a band was lost to me on first listen. So there's two for now, early Sabbath and Jethro Tull. What say? Any bands you didn't get right off the bat?