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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 09:38 PM   IP              
I 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.
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Beckner
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 09:39 PM   IP              
Red Album on CD
   
Summ-a-Briz
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 09:46 PM   IP              
Pac Man Fever 45. Sat on it and broke it on the way home. Cried. Sister made fun of me for years, still does.
   
Jon
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:02 PM   IP              
Three of 'em:

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.
   
Jon
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:03 PM   IP              
Oh yeah, and of those, I still like TWO.
I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
   
ts
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:05 PM   IP              
I joined the Columbia House Record Club for 10 cents and got the following records mailed to me in one box:

Santana Abraxas
Carole King Tapestry
The Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago II
James Taylor Fire and Rain
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Trouble Water
Blood, Sweat & Tears ST
Blood, Sweat & Tears Child Is Father to the Man

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IanWagner
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:13 PM   IP              

   
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:21 PM   IP              
Own money as in money I earned or own money as in allowence? I spent my allowance on KISS each week. Bought a Jermaine Jackson 45 one time at Woolworths.
  
Jon
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:30 PM   IP              
I meant to say "foda" albums, of course.
I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
   
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:36 PM   IP              
'Parklife'.


Everything before that was bought for me.
  
IanWagner
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:39 PM   IP              
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'Parklife'.


Nice one.

   
Jason Penick
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 12:22 AM   IP              





http://crystalsphere1.blogspot.com/

   
PapaNez23
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 12:23 AM   IP              
Courtesy 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.
   
Joel
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 02:07 AM   IP              
Stray Cats "Built for Speed" - I was in the Second Grade. Still have it.

Thus my continued irrational enjoyment of Brian Setzer.
   
MoogDroog
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 02:14 AM   IP              
Erasure - 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."
   
cubist
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 04:39 AM   IP              
Tubular 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!
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Chance
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 05:05 AM   IP              
Second Annual Report.

(Kidding!)

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.
   
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 05:22 AM   IP              
"Abbey Road" at the Apex record store the first or second week it was out. Lawn mowing and paper route money well spent.
  
Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 06:20 AM   IP              
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Haha, did you see this on your colour TV? I love this chicks voice.

"Diamond Dogs... by Bowie."



"Nick is the Mode guy. Jon is the Duran guy."

   
Jeff Mason
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 06:53 AM   IP              


First because of being in my family. I was 9.




First on my own as an independent chooser of music. I was 11.
   
picassosson
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 07:38 AM   IP              
Can't quite remember how old I was - but I got this for my birthday:



And I quickly went out and bought this, my first CD:



My Dad also gave me these with the boombox, from his own collection:





Why those two, I have no idea - it was pretty random... but I played them to death. I remember at the time it was a big deal to have my own CD player.




"this next song was found on a tablet in a field in Hawthorne, California..."
   
zelilgirlI1ncenu
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 07:48 AM   IP              
Love it to Death - Alice Cooper.
zelilgirli1ncenu.blogspot.com
   
Andy B
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:22 AM   IP              
I 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........
   
Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:30 AM   IP              
Sex was bad and obscene anyway Andy! ;)

Ray Davies - causing sexual self-loathing in spotted youths since 1968!

"Nick is the Mode guy. Jon is the Duran guy."

   
Jon
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:00 AM   IP              
First SINGLE was Men At Work's "Down Under."
I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
   
mike
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:06 AM   IP              
God to long ago to remember, it might have been Magical Mystery Tour, or Led Zeppelin II, not sure.
   
alan
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:30 AM   IP              
Electric Warrior - T Rex sometime in late 71 or early 72.
   
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:46 AM   IP              
quite possibly communique by dire straits, though it may have been a U2 album. either way, they're cool purchases yes?
  
seymour
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 11:38 AM   IP              
Kiss Alive. I still remember seeing the display in the store in Detroit.
They call me Dr. Beep.
   
bungfungus
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 11:54 AM   IP              
Quote:
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Can't quite remember how old I was - but I got this for my birthday:




I had that exact same one. I bought it in the early 90's, I think, to take to the beach. I remember it used up c cell batteries like they were going out of style....


Jesus music from the archives
   



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