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My First Record was a 45 by Alice Cooper: School's Out

Updated on May 14, 2015

I know this is not the kind of music you are used to hearing about from me.

But as I said above this is the first record that I ever got. Yes world I have music on something other than the computer or plastic disks. Here is where I sound old. In my day we had records and tapes with music on them. Some were cassettes and the others were 8-tracks. No not duct tape. The kind that holds music.

For me I have several 45's with individual songs on them. One on each side of the record. For me the hardest thing was not to break the needle that was getting the sounds from the record. I was careful not to scratch the records. As you can tell I still have them and they still do not skip. Of course the record player it self needs replacement but that is in the planning stages.

When did I first hear this song you are wondering

Imagine if you will hearing music coming from a neighbors Cottage. You are about 7 or 8 years old. They invite you in to listen with them. You find one you like and your sister also finds one. "It is not the same as yours." Being the good child you get permission from your mom before you get the song of choice. After you get the record you learn how to use the record player. Making sure that the speed is set to 45 not 33. You are able to put the record on and the needle on the record. So it was not just the record that was first it was also because of that record I learned how to use the phonograph.

If you want to play those 45's you may need something from Amazon to do so.

As I mentioned my records are fine. The record player is in need of replacement. Here are three that I am looking at as a possible replacement for my dead system. The only thing these don't have is an 8-track player. But then again I only have a few of them, alright six. So that is not on the top of the list.

Pyle Home PTCDS2UI AM/FM Radio/CD/Cassette/USB Classic Turntable with iPod Dock
Pyle Home PTCDS2UI AM/FM Radio/CD/Cassette/USB Classic Turntable with iPod Dock

Just looking at all the things that come with this the one. What I am looking at most is the turn table. Yes the ability to play my records again.


Yes I still have several of these thing kicking around the house. Most are in the 45's but I am still finding some of them when I least expect it. You would think that they only have one place but no they disagree every chance that they get.

Alice Cooper - School's Out

If you prefer to see Alice Cooper in concert then this next video is for you.

Carnival Game
Carnival Game

Another old fashoned way to get those 45's

The county fair

For all those people who like to win prizes I remember many years ago going to the local fair and having the chance to win music. As I remember it you could not choose the song if you won. Then again I did not try to get picky. For me music was music and great to have in my hands.

Alice Cooper - School's Out - On Amazon

School's Out
School's Out

This is the song only. And if you have Amazon Prime it can is free. The date is 5/14/15 and you should check to see if it is still available via Prime for free.


Alice Cooper - School's Out on the Muppett Show

This was preformed on the Muppet Show in 1978. Which made it season 3 episode # 7.

The Muppet Show: Season 3
The Muppet Show: Season 3

This video is from the third season of the Muppet show. I have added this one in as the individual collection is more expensive then the whole season.


The way things change

How do you like your music?

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    • RationalHedonist profile image

      RationalHedonist 4 years ago

      I had a great 45 of Alice Cooper, and on the back was a song with Alice and Bernie Taupin, which never appeared on any of his albums - as far as I know it was never heard of again. I wish I still had it! I still love Alice Cooper!

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      NoYouAreNot 4 years ago

      I was shocked when I heard (and saw the video of) Alice's "Poison" -- what a downhill turn!

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @anonymous: I also remember 78's on vinyl. But who am I to show my age?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      45s were the bomb. Remember the 33s. Those were the good old times. My first 45 was the Marvelettes.