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halleluwah
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 01:19 PM   IP              
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And I quickly went out and bought this, my first CD:




That was among the very first CDs I ever owned as well, given to me for Christmas along with Zeppelin I and (I think) Santana's Abraxas when I was like 14 or 15.

As for the first album I actually spent my own money on? Um, a casette of this album, when I was 10:





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MoogDroog
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 01:25 PM   IP              
Did we ever find out if he "hurt 'em" or not?
"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."
   
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 01:27 PM   IP              
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Did we ever find out if he "hurt 'em" or not?


He was told specifically not to, so I hope he did not.

With my own money, from my paper route, I bought "Let's Dance". I was 12-13, maybe, when that came out?
  
Primey Prime
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 04:17 PM   IP              
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I had one just like that, a slightly different model. Still got it, actually.

First album, stlil have the vinyl -

   
DavidLeeRoth
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 04:51 PM   IP              
Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul for Rock N' Roll on cassette

KISS Alive III & Blue Oyster Cult Extraterrestrial Live on CD
   
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Becky
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 06:47 PM   IP              
This, ON CASSETTE:



and this (not sure which came 1st):





First 45:

   
zelilgirlI1ncenu
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 07:21 PM   IP              
I got Rio nicked at a party the first year I was in Ireland, bastards!
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 07:37 PM   IP              
Actually, I forgot I bought 'The Spaghetti Incident' a few months before 'Parklife'...got me booted out the house for a bit because of the Manson connection, that got a bit of lame publicity over here.

That was Bday money, though, so I get a pass. 'Parklife' was the first I bought with money I made for myself.

  
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:01 PM   IP              
in 1985 i was in fifth grade. i'd found a bleached cassette of the first van halen album in the hash brown sands of point pleasant beach in new jersey. when i got home, i put the cassette in my parents gigantic faux wood faux metal 8-track/record player/radio/cassette player with the six foot tall speakers and "runnin with the devil" blats out at maximum volume, it invaded the room like an oncoming air horn train out a painted hole in a mountain only the roadrunner can run through. my mother tells me to turn it down and gives me the eye every time she hears the word 'devil.' by the end of "eruption" i loved music.

first album i ever bought with my own money was a year later. it was van halen's new album called 5150.

hello baby!

i was not amused.

the second album i ever bought with my own money was 1984, one week later.

first single i ever bought was after becoming a huge zep fan in high school, 1992, and finding a cassette single of "immigrant song b/w hey hey what can i do" at the mall's overpriced music store. it was a bitch turning that thing over and over, but i'd do anything to keep from hearing nirvana on the radio.

first cd's i ever bought was around this time i think. had a summer job, bought a cd player, and got three cd's to go along with it. pink floyd's wish you were here, jimi hendrix' are you experienced, and syd barrett's madcap laughs. i don't think i got around to madcap for a year, having had to buy and digest the entire hendrix and floyd discography. when i did, i realized my folly. syd was where it was at. and then i went to college and saw the rolling stones in concert.

first record i bought was in 1996. it was beck's odelay on bong load. it was weird listening to a record, let alone my own record. it was a weird record! i couldn't hear any vinyl crackle samples for the life of me. kept flipping this enlarged cd jacket around in my hands, made my hands look little. all this art and time must have went into making that thing. heavy gram vinyl. 180 i think. i still have it. but there's a massive skip right before sissyneck that pisses me off.

can't remember the first thing i ever downloaded.


(Edited by andy rooney)
  
brianj17
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 Posted April 17th, 2010 05:25 AM   IP              
The first Move LP - my sister and I saved for weeks and weeks; my dad still had to help us.
   
bungfungus
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 Posted April 17th, 2010 07:20 AM   IP              
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first record i bought was in 1996. it was beck's odelay on bong load. it was weird listening to a record, let alone my own record. it was a weird record! i couldn't hear any vinyl crackle samples for the life of me. kept flipping this enlarged cd jacket around in my hands, made my hands look little. all this art and time must have went into making that thing. heavy gram vinyl. 180 i think. i still have it. but there's a massive skip right before sissyneck that pisses me off.


Very nice!

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 Posted April 20th, 2010 08:09 PM   IP              
Although I got a k-tel album through the mail, and was a member of both Columbia House and RCA record clubs, the first one I bought in a store was the Stones "Black and Blue" in 1976.
  
the captain
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 Posted April 24th, 2010 09:17 AM   IP              
In 1986 I bought a pair of cassettes by artists whose music would truly demonstrate my pre-teen (I was 10) rage, my need to rock, my rebellion. I bought Europe's The Final Countdown and Stryper's To Hell With the Devil. Middle-class Minnesotans of Scandinavian descent don't really have that much rage when they're 10, I guess (although Stryper especially did generate more than a little--enough vibrato, Mr. Sweet).
yes.
   
pp90
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 Posted April 26th, 2010 06:21 PM   IP              
For own money it was either INXS Kick or Weird Al's Even Worse. Both on cassette. Looking at the release dates on wiki I'm really not sure which was first - Kick came out in Oct 87 but I know I wasn't aware of it until at least New Sensation was out (Mar 31 88).

Meanwhile the Weird Al record came out in April 88, and I definitely remember watching the premiere of "Fat" on MTV... so probably that was first and then I spent the summer watching INXS on MTV and figuring out "this one band ALSO does all these other songs I've heard on the radio? (Devil Inside and Need You Tonight)" - that probably went until Never Tear Us Apart (August 88) and I probably actually bought it then.

So probably Weird Al wins - I'm not 100 percent sure if I actually paid for it or if the parents did (well, any money I had at age 11/12 was an allowance thing so I guess they paid either way).

Probably a year before that I asked for was Slippery When Wet (also on cassette) cause it was popular in school. And before THAT my first actual record that I asked for was Thriller - that was on Vinyl, my Grandma bought that one as far as I know. That was another thing where it was just so popular it was "required".

All in all nothing too embarrassing really - the embarrassing stuff all came later (and still continues to this day...)

The INXS one was probably the first "real" (non comedy) record that I got because I actually wanted it vs "buying it cause it is popular" (even though it WAS popular) - I actually remember getting slightly made fun of after I bought it.

Reconstructing your childhood is tough, I shoulda kept better notes.

Edit: This might have been my ACTUAL first record, even before Thriller - although far as I know I didn't ask for it

http://wayoutjunk.blogspot.com/2008...and-wibble.html

My Dad also had a three LP Spike Jones set that I played all the time.
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picassosson
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 Posted May 2nd, 2010 02:44 PM   IP              
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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....




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I had one just like that, a slightly different model. Still got it, actually.




I still have it too! A very sentimental item... I remember hauling it out on hot days with the world's longest extension cord (could never afford batteries at the rate it guzzled them) and shooting hoops to the three CD's I owned!

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 Posted July 8th, 2010 08:13 PM   IP              
First album I bought was Village People "Renaissance". Turned out to be a bummer.
  
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 Posted August 31st, 2010 08:13 PM   IP              


My first 45.


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 Posted October 13th, 2010 06:48 AM   IP              
My first purchased music was a cassette single of 'Asshole' by Denis Leary. My first album was 'The Beatles 1967 - 1970'.


Been a while since I've seen a lot of this names, nice to see you guys again.
  
cuntagious
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 Posted January 9th, 2011 06:26 PM   IP              
Billy Joel's Glass Houses
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Robster Lobster
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 Posted January 15th, 2011 03:16 PM   IP              
First single (with 50 pence given to me by my nan): Glad It's All Over by Captain Sensible (Damned on 45 was the B-Side - very good)

First Album: I bought a crap Monkees compilation, and A Night At The Opera by Queen on the same day when I was about 13. When asked I usually decline to mention the Monkees (not that I dislike them, but it was a real bad compilation, it didn't even have Hey, Hey, We're The Monkees!)

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cubist
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 Posted January 19th, 2011 11:54 AM   IP              
My first bought LP was also at the age of 13 and it was Tubular Bells by Mkie Oldfield which i think stayed at No 1 for about 10 years it seems!

My first single was bvopught for me by my parents as i was only 5. It was We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals. I still rate this song as one of the greatest singles ever and my band Disposable Man still does a cover of this tune!

: http://myspace.com/disposablemanband

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Robster Lobster
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 Posted January 19th, 2011 02:19 PM   IP              
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My first bought LP was also at the age of 13 and it was Tubular Bells by Mkie Oldfield which i think stayed at No 1 for about 10 years it seems!

My first single was bvopught for me by my parents as i was only 5. It was We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals. I still rate this song as one of the greatest singles ever and my band Disposable Man still does a cover of this tune!


Fucking awesome first single Rich - you were 5?!?!!!! Man, no wonder you are the way you are!

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 Posted February 11th, 2011 01:16 AM   IP              
I think Savage Garden's first album and The Beach Boys Greatest Surfing hits on cassette. I thought Do You Wanna Dance was the best song ever when I was seven.
  
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 Posted April 5th, 2011 04:52 PM   IP              
First one I bought was Sgt. Pepper. Must have been 7 years old. I had liked the Beatles as far back as kindergarten, thanks to my Parents. They took me to the store to by a record with my own money, and Sgt. Pepper was such a colorful album that it stood out amongst all the other Beatle ones. My next one was Magical Mystery Tour, and I got a free picture disc with it!
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Justin
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 Posted April 5th, 2011 04:53 PM   IP              
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I really like 'That's All You Need' from that album. The guitar is what did it for me.

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Justin
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 Posted April 5th, 2011 04:56 PM   IP              
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Three of 'em:

Styx, "Kilroy Was Here"



Here's something that will make me feel old; I had this album (and loved it, by the way. I think it was the video for Mr. Roboto that got me hooked), and I can remember listening to it-while playing Colecovision.

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 Posted November 6th, 2011 07:58 PM   IP              
Hmmm That was the summer of '71 when I really had extra cash. So I got an album and a lid.
Pink Floyd- Dark side of the moon, or Edgar Winter Group

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Barbecutie
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 Posted November 16th, 2011 01:17 AM   IP              


...but it was a terrible cassette dub bought from an Italian supermarket in the 90s. The tape got chewed by my Walkman eventually, but the hits? Bulletproof!
   
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 Posted November 16th, 2011 02:44 AM   IP              
Great one!
   



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