Do you remember buying your first album? If so, what was it, what was your favorite song, and do you still enjoy the music now?
MY first album was a Carpenter's greatest hits album. My second album was a Saxon album - now there's a contrast!!!
I atually liked the Caropenters too but Deep Purple was my favorites, back in the time of 8 tracks.
New Kids on the Block - Step by Step! Wow...that brings me back just thinking about it...but I do remember my parents having MJ's Thriller album (although I was too young to have purchased it).
The Beatles, Abbey Road, all of side two. I played it until it was smooth and bought a second copy and then a third. Luckily the CD was invented before I had to buy a fourth.
Daydreamer by David Cassidy.....love 'im...
I think my first album purchase was 'A New World Record' by ELO. Before that my first single was 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' by Slade. They had their own way of spelling :-)
Bad Company'....I think their first 8 track(that is how long ago it was)...with the great songs...Good Lovin Gone Bad, Feel Like Making Love and my favorite Straight Shooter.
I got music as gifts (asked for 'this' or 'that' album for birthdays, etc) but the first record I went out and bought myself was "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" - Bob Seger.
The first rock album I ever owned was AC/DC's LET THERE BE ROCK (on cassette), which I received for Christmas in 1981. I was eleven years old at the time (has it really been that long? Gulp...)
When I got my first CD player in the early 90s, that cassette had been completely toasted from ten plus years of repeated plays, so it was also the first CD I bought.
At this point I think I want that album buried with me when I die.
I'm ashamed. >.<
Spice Girls, and the same year Garbage.
My taste in music has not only changed since then but got incredibly much wider.
The first record I ever bought with my own money was the single I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family...
Saturday Night Fever soundtrack on vinyl. I also owned it on 8Track! Every song was my favorite, I still love it but I've moved on to a CD.
Since I was in grade school when I first started wanting records, I could only get albums as birthday or Christmas gifts because I didn't have the money to buy them. My first album was, I think Herman's Hermits I did spring for two 45's (at different times and 99 cents each) that caught my attention: Petula Clark's "Downtown" ("This Is My Song" on the flip side) and "Name Game, Shirley Ellis ("Whisper to Me Wind" on the flip side - and I hated that one. The Beatle's Second Album and Beatles 65 were two birthday albums I most remember. Until I got to have more of my own money, I'd listen to my older sister's albums, which were heavily tilted toward "The Bobby's": Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vee, and a Bobby Rydell or two.
Led Zeppellin II, it was a 50cent 8-track, they still had them around when I was a kid, and I played that damn thing till it snapped.
It was Usher's My Way on cassette tape. My favorite song was Slow Jam, his duet with Monica. I still love that song. It's very 90s but still timeless.
I remember as if it was only yesterday; although it was 21 year ago.
It was a frosty Saturday morning here in Newcastle where I was exploring the estate I lived on with a bunch of lads I knew. We were at the back of our local shopping center, smashing iced over puddles with big sticks to pass the time when my attention turned to a neatly folded piece of paper skating in the wind on one of the many mini rinks we had discovered.
"If I'm not mistaking; that looks just like a twenty pound note"
I used the old, "pretending to tie my shoe lace trick", to lower down and slip the note into my white sports sock. Without even a goodbye, I ran all the way home, just like Charlie Bucket did on discovering the last Golden Ticket, not stopping until I was in the house.
Because twenty pounds was such a huge amount, I had a feeling that my parents would take part of it off me as it could pay for our next holiday abroad or even get us that shiny new car. But no, after telling them about it, I was able to keep the lot so this 12 year old was off to Town.
After 3 hours, a Big Mac meal, a new ZX Spectrum game, the biggest pick and mix bag you've ever seen and my very first LP Record I was heading home.
I couldn't wait to play my new record. I was so excited I ran from the metro station, just like I did after finding the money. To save carrying anything, which may slow my super speed down, I had put the game in my pocket, my sweets up my sleeve and the LP record down my jacket front. My sister and her little brat friends were pushing prams in the front street, so I decided to go the back way. Like it often is, the 6ft back gate was locked from the inside. Not a problem, like any other day, I'll just climb over it. I took two steps back, eying the fence up and down; "Easy". I brushed my hands against one another as if it would help my grip then bolted towards it, grabbing the top of the gate. Now to find my footing on the ring latch handle half way up. "Got it" Now for the push up with the right foot, just like climbing a ladder and the house is now coming into view, "Done" My Mam was at the kitchen window preparing lunch and I could smell the food, "mmmmmm". I was so happy to be home and couldn't wait to listen to my new record. All there was to do was swing my leg over the top of the gate and scale down the other side; then home!!!
I gave my Mam a quick wave and swung my first leg over the gate. My body was almost lying, balanced along the top as I went to bring my final leg over to the house side of the gate; though as I lay there... "SNAP!!!!!!!!
Yep, you guessed it, that was my FIRST EVER RECORD I BOUGHT SNAPPED IN TWO...
And do you know what it was called; quite ironic really..
Snap - The Power
Oh no! As soon as I read what you were going to do, I just KNEW what was going to happen!
Poor you...did you ever get another one?
I think that my first ever 45 record was "Sweet and Innocent" or "The Twelfth of Never" by Donny Osmond...it was so long ago, I can't remember anymore, lol.
I know it cost about 69 cents, though, and I could buy albums for $4.00, so I bought every Alice Cooper or Donny Osmond album that came out, haha.
Kathy's Clown - Everly Brothers was the first record I ever bought.
Jesus Christ Super Star was the first album I ever bought.
Richard Marx, Rush Street. I was a little kid, I don't know nine ten years old and I loved the song Hazard. Still do, and I still listen to his music, just not as much as other music.
The first album I purchased by my self was Cheap Trick live at Budokan.
Rolling Stones, Get Yer Ya Yas Out, Sympathy for the Devil. Still love it!
It was either the greese record or rolling stones ... sorry cant remember which but I guess that happens when you can remember the times before tapes were created.
wanders off giggling and talking to myself about the good old days
It was the summer of '75 and I had been admiring this boy down the street for awhile and had finally caught his attention. He invited me into his house. He had a state of the art stereo system and was playing a record on it. I immediately loved the song and since it held a special memory because of him, I had to buy the record for myself. It was "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees. I still own the record.
I was twelve when I bought my first album -- it was an eight-track tape. I can't remember the exact compositions, but it was organ music composed by Dietrich Buxtehude, one of Johann Sebastian Bach's teachers. I even wrote an article about this experience on another site!
I am old. Surfer girl by the Beach Boys with Little Deuce Coop on the back.
The very first music recording I ever bought was the album, "Kiss-Live"
I bought it for $10.00 from the Spring Valley Swap Meet.
My first album ever...
A Vinyl LP. More of The Monkees.
I was 11 and fell in love instantly with Peter Tork.
Still love him and have seen his solo shows at small,cozy venues where he meets and greets...I even gave him a kiss in 2009. (ah heaven)
Awwwwww......what a nice story. I got to meet Mickey Dolenz back in the 80s at a Dallas car show where he was appearing and signing autographs.
I'd like to one day meet Donny Osmond.
Me, too! Ahhh, The Twelfth of Never...I played that 45 so much my mom finally came in and made me turn it off, hahaha...
I would love to meet the rest of The Monkees , but am satisfied that I met my sweet Pete twice 2009 and 2010.
Meet The Beatles. I was just a child and bought it together with my best friend who lived right in the next appartment because her older sister had a record player. We saved our allowances for weeks, and went around collecting empty soda bottles for the deposit refunds.
First single I bought was Jethro Tull's Living in the Past and the first album was Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's You're All I Need.
First Album I bought was The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (after seeing the movie).
The first album I remember buying was Rush Moving Pictures, probably around 1983. The smell still lingers in a long ago corner of my mind. I was so careful with that record, and I would listen to it over and over reading all of the lyrics and liner notes and looking at the pictures for hours trying to unravel their stories. It was shortly after that when I started playing drum set. As I would try to emulate Neil Peart, every time I hit the snare it would make the record skip. I figured out that taping quarters on top of the needle solved the problem, but I wore the record out! Fun times. Thanks for the question.
The 45 School's Out by Alice Cooper...and it's still a classic
My first record was a 45 rpm single - The Beatles: "Revolution" on the A side - not sure of the B Side - maybe "Something." I was only 7 years old, and the year was 1970. They broke up soon afterwards. I still have it, complete with my initials on it.
One of the first 33rpm albums, the sound track from the movie 'Man With the Golden Arm', Elmer Bernstein. Although I was too young to buy it
and was purchased by my mother. Have never been able to find the album free, on the download search engines.
When I was 5 I remember buying Michael Jackson's Thriller album, and they even had a short film of the extended music video in the theaters. That was cool! I also bought Madonna's Like a virgin album. Back then tapes were popular, and cd's hadn't come out yet. Now I feel old...LOL I still have my favorite songs from both albums on some mixed cd's.
First cassette: Michael Jackson's Thriller
First vinyl single: The Rockmelon's New Groove
First vinyl LP: U2 The Joshua Tree
First CD: Jamiroquia Emergency on Planet Earth
First vinyl: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy as well as Shaun Cassiday's Under Wraps, which I got at the same time.
First cassette: Duran Duran's Seven and the Ragged Tiger
First CD: Duran Duran's The Wedding Album
The first gramophone record I bought was called 'The Charleston' and contained songs such as - The Black Bottom, Aint She Sweet, Miss Annabelle Lee, Charleston Charley, and other great dance songs.
Led Zeppelin IV, with stairway to heaven, black dog, misty ountain hop, etc...
killer album. I still jam those songs on my guitar and stereo.
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by DJ Funktual 14 years ago
Midnight Madness by NIGHT RANGER (featuring 'Sister Christian')I was 12 I think.Now you can go ahead and lie about how you bought "Never Mind the Bullocks" or something cool like that.But not me. YA MOTORIN'! WHAT'S YOUR PRICE FOR FLIGHT !?!?
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