Posted April 14th, 2010 09:38 PM IPI don't want to blow my own trumpet, but mine was Pet Sounds at the Kyneton music shop - I was ten, there were two bonus tracks, I didn't like the album."Nick is the Mode guy. Jon is the Duran guy."
Styx, "Kilroy Was Here"
The Police, "Synchronicity"
Thompson Twins, "Here's To Future Days."
Prior to this my folks bought me some ******* albums, Monkees stuff off the TV and every Kiss album, but this was the first stuff I bought on my own.I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
Posted April 14th, 2010 10:05 PM IPI joined the Columbia House Record Club for 10 cents and got the following records mailed to me in one box:
Carole King Tapestry
The Chicago Transit Authority
James Taylor Fire and Rain
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Trouble Water
Blood, Sweat & Tears ST
Blood, Sweat & Tears Child Is Father to the ManHistory Is Made At Night
Posted April 15th, 2010 12:23 AM IPCourtesy of a summer job being an umpire for Little League baseball at the age of 14, the first album I bought with my own money was Green Day's 'Insomniac' on October 10th 1996.
I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food.
Posted April 15th, 2010 02:14 AM IPErasure - Pop! 20 Hits or the Pet Shop Boys greatest hits. Or maybe Appetite For Destruction? It was around 89 when i was 9ish"The other thing is that the quality of the mp3's I listen to varies especially as some of the music from the likes of Led Zeppelin is old, even with re-mastering still isnt up to the quality of the likes of Def Leppard."
Posted April 15th, 2010 04:39 AM IPTubular Bells when it came out. I was 13 or so. I suspect that KTels 20 All Time Greats of the 50's may possibly have beem a bit before, not sure!: http://myspace.com/disposablemanband
Wi-Fi does something horrible to your brain, like eating your fondest memories and replacing them with drawings of cross-eyed bats and a strong smell of puke. - Charlie Brooker
Posted April 15th, 2010 05:05 AM IPSecond Annual Report.
Sgt. Pepper, summer of '75, I was 14. Before that I was an AM radio kid, had around 200 singles. I remember around that time, though, a friend playing me Zep's fourth album and sensing the writing on the wall that my AM days were coming to a close. It was exciting and dangerous. You weren't gonna hear "Black Dog" coming out of "Afternoon Delight" on WABC. By next summer, I had Destroyer, and that was that. It was all FM and albums.
Posted April 15th, 2010 08:22 AM IPI think the first album i bought was Hysteria by Def Leppard. This was on cassette tape. Still have it somewhere. Great band!! First CD was a Kinks greatest hits when i was about 13 or so. Still have that as well. Used to play Victoria all the time to a girl who also happened to be called Victoria! Didn't get me very far........