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What was the first album you ever bought?

Me: Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em by M.C. Hammer (I know, I know...but I was 11 at the time)

by Anonymousreply 38605/18/2013

Diana Ross Presents "The Jackson 5"

Played "I Want You Back" over and over again.

by Anonymousreply 105/09/2013

My first non-kids album was Adam & The Ants, Kings of the Wild Frontier.

I listened to that almost non-stop.

by Anonymousreply 205/09/2013

Meet the Beatles

by Anonymousreply 305/09/2013

Color me Barbra. I know. I know. And I was thirteen years old! And I'm a girl!

by Anonymousreply 405/09/2013

The little Engine that could :) in my teens ELO!

by Anonymousreply 505/09/2013

"Where Did Our Love Go?", The Supremes.

Yes, I know, MARY! (and Diana and Florence)

by Anonymousreply 605/09/2013

I don't remember the first album I bought, but I do remember the first album I bought while drunk

by Anonymousreply 705/09/2013

Culture Club's Colour By Numbers

by Anonymousreply 805/09/2013

Pink Floyd's The Wall. I was 10

by Anonymousreply 905/09/2013


by Anonymousreply 1005/09/2013

Casey and the Sunshine Band

by Anonymousreply 1105/09/2013

Dowdy Ferry Road by England Dan and John Ford Coley.

by Anonymousreply 1205/09/2013

Grover Washington Jr - Feels So Good

by Anonymousreply 1305/09/2013

The B-52s - The B-52s

by Anonymousreply 1405/09/2013

The Carpenters (the envelope album)

by Anonymousreply 1505/09/2013

Jesus Christ Superstar!

by Anonymousreply 1605/09/2013

It was a Judy Garland album and I was 8 years old so cute and darling I'd have charmed the cigarette out of your mouth.

by Anonymousreply 1705/09/2013

Under the Table and Dreaming - Dave Matthews Band

by Anonymousreply 1805/09/2013

It was actually bought for me, but i had asked for it: Diana Ross and the Supremes Plus (A compilation with mostly DR+S but also Four Tops, Mary Wells, Temptations and Stevie Wonder).

by Anonymousreply 1905/09/2013

I can't remember, but it was a 78.

by Anonymousreply 2005/09/2013

When I was 10 years old.. First album's were two 45's ONJ Magic, and Pat Benetar Heartbreaker.

by Anonymousreply 2105/09/2013

It might have been either Jagged Little Pill from Alanis Morrissette or 18 till I die by Bryan Adams (I had just turned 18). Funny that they are both Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 2205/09/2013

My first album was Fleetwood Mac's Rumour a timeless classic.It was in 1993 and I was thirteen in the eighth grade.At the time my friends always thought I had an odd choice in music, I was beyond puff daddy.To this day at 33 Id rather listen to the classics of rocknroll and Motown."they just don't write them like that anymore"..(Greg kihn)..

by Anonymousreply 2305/09/2013

Madonna-True Blue

by Anonymousreply 2405/09/2013

Southern Nights (Glen Campbell)

I can clearly remember that was the first album that I got my mom to buy. Loved that single, but I was in 2nd grade so not able to buy stuff myself.

She's So Unusual (Cyndi Lauper)

My memory is less clear on which was the first album that I paid for myself but that's my best guess.

Actually the first Time I bought and paid for an album probably was when I joined Columbia House and ordered 8 at once, or whatever.

by Anonymousreply 2505/09/2013

Steely Dan's Can't buy a Thrill. This was 1972 and I was 11.

My first single was the Isley's Who's That Lady in 1973

My second album was Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic bought in a record store where one could purchase pipes for smoking pot so I bought one of those too. This was 1975.

by Anonymousreply 2605/09/2013

Whipped Cream & Other Delights - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

I still love it!

by Anonymousreply 2705/10/2013

The Allman Brothers "Eat a Peach"

by Anonymousreply 2805/10/2013

Great lp, R2. Loved that one from start to finish.

The first lp I owned was a Bay City Rollers lp that I won from a local radio station..Oy...The first one I bought was, Elton John's, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy", and yes, I still know every single word. The Bay City Rollers? Not so much.

by Anonymousreply 2905/10/2013

Edgar Winters Group - Frankenstein.

I've always been a freak.

by Anonymousreply 3005/10/2013

go-go's beauty & the beat

by Anonymousreply 3105/10/2013

Mario Lanza/The Great Caruso

by Anonymousreply 3205/10/2013

ELO - Time

by Anonymousreply 3305/10/2013

NIN Pretty Hate Machine

by Anonymousreply 3405/10/2013

Kristin Hersh, Sky Motel. I think I was the last generation that dealt with CDs. I was about 16/17 and bought the album in 2000.

by Anonymousreply 3505/10/2013

'Girl You Know It's True'by Milli Vanilli. I was 10. 24 years later and I'm still ashamed.

by Anonymousreply 3605/10/2013

Another _Meet the Beatles_

by Anonymousreply 3705/10/2013

Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. It changed me.

by Anonymousreply 3805/10/2013

The Patridge Family Sound Magazine

by Anonymousreply 3905/10/2013

I loved the song Barracuda by Heart when I was little. It was released in 1977 and I was only two at the time, so it had to be a few years later. So my parents bought me the 45 with the single on it and I remember playing it over and over on the record player. Also had the Grease soundtrack. My first CD was The Bodyguard soundtrack when I was a senior in high school. I'm old.

by Anonymousreply 4005/10/2013

The white album.

Those of a certain age to what I refer.

by Anonymousreply 4105/10/2013

Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits in 1974. I was 9 years old and a little rocker boy obsessed with Alice and hard rock.

by Anonymousreply 4205/10/2013

Oh my god R27!! My parents had that album. Both my parents worked and left me home by myself from 5th grade on (trust me this is a cruel thing to do to an only child). Anyway, to kill time because I was so incredibly bored, I would pull out all their albums and look at them for hours. It was a simpler time. I always thought the Whipped Cream cover was so crazy. Others that stuck out - The Beatles 1962 - 1970. I was fascinated by the pictures of them looking over the balcony and how drastically they had changed, especially John Lennon. Jimi Hendrix Experience is another one. Even at a young age, I would look at it and think "drugs." My mom had worked at a radio station right out of high school, so they had a great collection. I'm a 38 year old female FWIW.

by Anonymousreply 4305/10/2013

My parents bought me The Rolling Stones "Hot Rocks, 1964-1971" when I was 6 or 7 years old. This was probably early-1972. I played that album to death and I loved every song.

by Anonymousreply 4405/10/2013

1973-ish, my brother bought me the Edgar Winter Group's "They Only Come Out at Night" album" (the one with "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride"). A week later, I bought Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band" album and Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" 45 single. I was the rockingest 8 year-old boy in the neighborhood.

by Anonymousreply 4505/10/2013

My older sister had a pretty groovy record collection and my parents had bought me a few 45s and cassettes but my first purchase at age 10 or so was Rick Springfield's Working Class Dog.

by Anonymousreply 4605/10/2013

"Sweet Baby James" by James Taylor when I was about nine or ten. Also bought "Cosmo's Factory" by Creedence when I was about the same age.

by Anonymousreply 4705/10/2013

When I was ten (1975), I had saved my allowance and I bought 4 albums the same day. They were "Alive!" by KISS, "Desolation Boulevard" by Sweet, "Toys in the Attic" by Aerosmith, and "Hair of the Dog" by Nazareth. My parents were not happy, but I sure was.

by Anonymousreply 4805/10/2013

Boston's "Don't Look Back" and Van Halen's first album, on the same day in 1978. I was 13.

by Anonymousreply 4905/10/2013

"Sheer Heart Attack" by Queen, followed by "Ziggy Stardust" by David Bowie. I was well on my way to gaydom, even at 8 years of age. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 5005/10/2013

Four on the same day in June or July 1979.

1. ABBA - Voulez-Vous

2. Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown

3. Queen - Live Killers

4. E.L.O. - Discovery

My "actual" first album was a K-tel compilation album called "Right On" (circa 1976, when I was 9). After that, there were a lot more K-tel & Ronco compilations before I bit the bullet and bought "real" albums.

by Anonymousreply 5105/10/2013

My older brother gave me his extra copies of "Led Zeppelin IV" and The Rolling Stones' "Goats Head Soup" when I was nine years old (1973). He had gotten the extras as a member of one of those old record and tapes clubs. The first album I bought on my own was Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies."

by Anonymousreply 5205/10/2013

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock And Roll

by Anonymousreply 5305/10/2013

Black Sabbath's 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' (circa 1974). Yes, I was a warped 10 year-old boy. My parents were very angry with me when they saw the album cover. Dad threatened to take it away from me, but relented and let me keep it. Dad said, "I'll let you keep that record, but Goddamn it, don't let your little brother and sister see it."

by Anonymousreply 5405/10/2013

10 years old, it was Bee Gees' Main Course. I saw them play on the TV show "Midnight Special" and loved them immediately. I still love that album all these years later.

by Anonymousreply 5505/10/2013

Led Zeppelin - "The Song Remains The Same." My brother took me and my best buddy to see the movie and I bought the soundtrack the next week. Awesome!

by Anonymousreply 5605/10/2013

K.C. & the Sunshine Band's first album on 8-track. It was the one with 'Get Down Tonight', 'That's the Way I Like It' and 'Boogie Shoes.'

by Anonymousreply 5705/10/2013

Boston's "Boston" and Heart's "Dreamboat Annie" on the same day in 1976. I was 11.

by Anonymousreply 5805/10/2013

Heart's "Little Queen" (which, looking back, was very appropriate. LoL.). The next one was Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours."

by Anonymousreply 5905/10/2013

Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" excerpts. At the age of 8.

by Anonymousreply 6005/10/2013

Embarrassing... The Osmond's Crazy Horses. Awful. Hey, I was 7.

by Anonymousreply 6105/10/2013

AC/DC's "Highway to Hell", 1979. I was 14. It's still my favorite album ever recorded. A day or two later, I bought Kiss' "Dynasty." I still love that one too.

by Anonymousreply 6205/10/2013

KISS - Alive!

KISS - Destroyer

(the same day in 1976)

by Anonymousreply 6305/10/2013

"I Have Dreamed" by Doris Day and "All the Way" by Frank Sinatra. I had a paper route and saved for 2 weeks to get 'em; bought the mono copies 'cuz stereo was a buck more.

by Anonymousreply 6405/10/2013

"Physical," Olivia Newton-John

by Anonymousreply 6505/10/2013

My Best to You - Donny Osmond

I was 10. I didn't know why at the time, but I adored him. "Hey Girl" is still one of my favorite songs and I don't care what that makes me!!

by Anonymousreply 6605/10/2013

Yes - 90125

1983 or so, I guess?

by Anonymousreply 6705/10/2013

They've both already been mentioned by other people, but my first two were Queen's 'Sheer Heart Attack' and Alice Cooper's 'Greatest Hits.' I was 8. In the car on the way home my dad and I stopped at McDonald's and were sitting in the drive-thru. He asked me which albums I bought and I showed him. He said, "Alice Cooper? I've never heard of her." I laughed and explained that it was a guy.

Then he saw the Queen album and said, "Damn, son, those are some ugly bitches." I, once again, explained that they were men and he just shook his head and said, "Hmmm, and they're called 'Queen'? Dad was cool. He ended up liking both albums and both acts. From my first musical selections, he probably wasn't surprised that I turned out gay. Which was cool with him.

by Anonymousreply 6805/10/2013

Village People "Macho Man" and ABBA "The Album" (yes, I know...KA-WEEEN!!!! LOL)

by Anonymousreply 6905/10/2013

The Best Of Brenda Lee, because I loved "Break It To Me Gently", which was the soundtrack to a cancer ad on TV.

by Anonymousreply 7005/10/2013

Ozzy Osbourne/Bark at the Moon.

I saw the video for the title song on MTV (late 1983) when I was 5 years old and I loved the werewolf. I begged my mom for the album. I played that album thousands of times.

by Anonymousreply 7105/10/2013

Springsteen BORN TO RUN

by Anonymousreply 7205/10/2013

Captain & Tenille - Song of Joy (1976) - On 8-track

by Anonymousreply 7305/10/2013

I was a little '70s rocker boy. Styx 'The Grand Illusion' and the first Boston album were my first album purchases on my 11th Birthday in July of 1977. Those albums made me so happy and kept me entertained for months.

by Anonymousreply 7405/10/2013

Bought (3) at once at Korvetttes. The Original Cast Recordings of Grease and Annie and Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.

Still listen to Rumours to this day.

by Anonymousreply 7505/10/2013

Cheap Trick's "At Budokan" or Boston's "Don't Look Back". I can't remember which I bought first. I bought them both around March/April of 1979.

by Anonymousreply 7605/10/2013

"Bad Company" by Bad Company in 1974 (age 12).

by Anonymousreply 7705/10/2013

Christmas 1977. I was 12. Kiss' "Alive II", Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever", and the "Saturday Night Fever" Soundtrack. The Kiss and Bee Gees albums are still favorites and both have hallowed places on my iPod. Ted lost me a few years back with his warped politcal and personal views.

by Anonymousreply 7805/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 7905/10/2013

KISS-"Dynasty" in May 1979.

"I was made for lovin' you, baby...

you were made for lovin' me.

I can't get enough of you, baby.

Can you get enough of me?"

(I knew I was gay at age 13. I wanted to help Paul Stanley wash off that make-up and I wanted to do about 3,000 unmentionable things with him. LOL.)

by Anonymousreply 8005/10/2013

I don't know about a full album but I vividly remember buying "The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney on cassette single and playing it constantly. It had her rendition of "The National Anthem" on the flip side!

by Anonymousreply 8105/10/2013

"The Marshall Mathers LP" - Eminem

It was the year 2000, I was 9 years old and my cousin (21 @ the time) bought the album for me. I learned about Heroine, Schizophrenia, & Blowjobs, along with falling in love with Eminem's Vocal/Rap ability. The age of innocence intrigued by Detriot Filth.........

by Anonymousreply 8205/10/2013

I hated that record so much, R83, that I melted it down and threw it away.

by Anonymousreply 8305/10/2013

First bought for me by parents:

Foreigner - "4"

First I bought:

Rolling Stones - "Tattoo You"

Fall of 1981 - I was 9.

by Anonymousreply 8405/10/2013

AC/DC - Back in Black

Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue

Pat Benatar - Crimes of Passion

Judas Priest - British Steel

Around September or October of 1980. I was 12 and took my allowance to Peaches Record Store and bought these four classics (all new at that time). I still love 'em.

by Anonymousreply 8505/10/2013

3 at the same time:

Supertramp/Breakfast in America, Kiss/Dynasty, and E.L.O./Discovery. Summer 1979.

by Anonymousreply 8605/10/2013

A double-shot in late-1980.

"Xanadu" soundtrack by Electric Light Orchestra & Olivia Newton-John.

"Rock '80" a K-Tel compilation with Cheap Trick, Blondie, The Ramones, Gary Numan, Pretenders, Sniff 'n' The Tears, The Knack, Nick Lowe, Joe Jackson.

The latter was more indicative of the musical turn I would take in high school a couple of years later.

by Anonymousreply 8705/10/2013

Master of Puppets - Metallica

by Anonymousreply 8805/10/2013

I was 13 in the late part of 1978. I went to the record store with my new buddy, who was a rocker (and thankfully turned out to be gay too). My first album was "Hemispheres" by Rush. I had never heard their music before, but I wanted to look cool for my new buddy, and he worshiped Rush. I am sure I chose that particular album because of the naked dude on the front cover. I stared at that guy's ass for years. I am still a major Rush fan.

by Anonymousreply 8905/10/2013

The Knack-Get The Knack (1979). I was 13.

by Anonymousreply 9005/10/2013

Van Halen's 'Women & Children First' on 8-track in April of 1980. I was fourteen. It was the only 8-track I ever bought. After that, it was albums and cassettes only. 'Women & Children First' is still my favorite Van Halen album.

by Anonymousreply 9105/10/2013

1980, age 13.

AC/DC's "Back in Black" and Queen's "The Game."

by Anonymousreply 9205/10/2013

Styx ... Paradise Theater (1981)

by Anonymousreply 9305/10/2013

Like A Virgin by Madonna and Out Of The Cellar by Ratt.

by Anonymousreply 9405/10/2013

Foreigner-Double Vision, Boston-Don't Look Back, and Rolling Stones-Some Girls. (1978).

by Anonymousreply 9505/10/2013

Supremes A Go Go

by Anonymousreply 9605/10/2013

No Doubt "Tragic Kingdom" and Alice In Chains "Unplugged". I think it was 1996. I was around 8 or 9.

by Anonymousreply 9705/10/2013

[quote84] Aww, I'm sure you hurt his record sells by doing so. Good Job!

by Anonymousreply 9805/10/2013

My first three (same day) were AC/DC's "For Those About To Rock, We Salute You", Rush's "Exit Stage Left" and The Rolling Stones' "Tattoo You." I bought them in December of 1981 with money from my first job, at age 14.

A few weeks later, for Christmas, I got Journey's "Escape" and Ozzy Osbourne's "Diary Of A Madman."

by Anonymousreply 9905/10/2013

Bowie's "Let's Dance".

by Anonymousreply 10005/10/2013

"Back in Black" by AC/DC in 1980. I was a freshman in HS.

Later on in high school, I moved more into new wave territory. My faves were Psychedelic Furs, Adam & The Ants, Depeche Mode, U2 and Ramones, but my love for AC/DC and "Back in Black" never diminished. It's still one of my favorite albums ever.

by Anonymousreply 10105/10/2013

I honestly can't remember the first, I had so many, and started buying them very young. It was in the mid 70's though.

by Anonymousreply 10205/10/2013

The soundtrack to the movie "Heavy Metal". I went to see the movie with friends and had to have it. It was a great snapshot of the day's music, from metal/hard rock (Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Trust, Riggs, Nazareth) to new wave (Cheap Trick, Devo) to pop (Don Felder, Stevie Nicks, Journey, Donald Fagen). It was a musical jukebox and a great intro into the world of rock 'n' roll. Great movie too.

by Anonymousreply 10305/10/2013

My taste changed soon after, but...

REO Speedwagon "Hi Infidelty"

Styx "Paradise Theater"

I bought these in early 1981. I would have been around 12. Vinyl, baby!

by Anonymousreply 10405/10/2013

My first crush was also my first album.

"Frampton Comes Alive" by Peter Frampton - 1976

by Anonymousreply 10505/10/2013

My parents were ultra-right wing, ultra-religious assholes and would not allow rock music (or pop, or anything "secular") into the house. They actually bought me some religious music (Sandy Patti, etc.) that I NEVER even played. My friend at school was a rocker and I loved the rock music of the time.

I had $30.00 in my pocket one day in the spring of 1986 (I was 16) and I ran into Hasting's and bought three cassettes. Van Halen's '5150', Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' and Judas Priest's 'Turbo'. I kept them hidden away and listened to them on headphones. Luckily, when I came out a couple of years later, I never had to see those suppressive parents again. They disowned me.

by Anonymousreply 10605/10/2013

"Pieces of Eight" by Styx. I bought it on October 10, 1978. I looked inside the album cover and I had written my name and the date I purchased it.

by Anonymousreply 10705/10/2013

A K-Tel record called "Right On" in 1976 (age 10). It featured some great songs: Heart (Magic Man), Thin Lizzy (The Boys Are Back In Town), Bay City Rollers (Saturday Night), Eric Carmen (All By Myself), Elton John (Daniel), Diana Ross (Love Hangover), Brick (Dazz), ABBA (I Do, I Do, I Do , I Do), plus, a shitload of crap.

My first "real" record, which I bought a few weeks later, was Boston's debut LP.

by Anonymousreply 10805/10/2013

I think it was Barbra Streisand, A Happening in Central Park in about 1969. How gay is that!?

Shortly thereafter I shopped regularly for albums- Smokey and the Miracles Greatest Hits was a favorite- Elton John, CSNY, Judy Collins, Aretha, Temps, (not the Supremes- only their singles were any good), loved the Mama's and Papas- lots of rock. My Dad was on the board of Capitol Records so I just checked of the production list :) to get Beatles LPs.

All through my discovery and purchase of the great music of the late 60s and early 70s Streisand and her voice cut through it all- I just could not believe how expressive, beautiful and powerful it was- and the range of her choices. I went back and bought the early stuff as well and listened to her vocal development and early song-writing efforts. She was so unlike everyone else traditional or modern (rock/hippies etc) yet she was politically quite progressive and acted on it. I remember listening to Blind Faith on the headphones (remember them?) then putting on Streisand singing Clear Day and thinking I had visited heaven the way her voice soared through that song. What is it about gay sensibilities? Then she turned toward pop etc and it got more interesting.

But probably the Miracles LP, Sargent Pepper LHCB and Revolver were my all time favorites of that time. Did not get into Dylan until later. By the late 70s the California rock sound, Eagles, Fleetword Mac took over my listening- and Streisand always, Aretha too.

by Anonymousreply 10905/10/2013

R109 here. I forgot to mention my favorite song on "Right On." It was E.L.O.'s "Strange Magic." Great song!

by Anonymousreply 11005/10/2013

My first album was at age 14. It was October or November of 1979 and the album was Led Zeppelin's "In Through The Out Door." My next one was AC/DC's "Highway To Hell."

by Anonymousreply 11105/10/2013

[quote]My parents were ultra-right wing, ultra-religious assholes and would not allow rock music (or pop, or anything "secular") into the house.

I had a cousin who was like this growing up but I don't think his parents forbid secular music, they strongly frowned on it though. He would periodically destroy his secular music out of some kind of fundie guilt. I thought it was the weirdest thing ever.

by Anonymousreply 11205/10/2013

Queen's "News of the World" album. I received it for Christmas in 1977. Awesome album. As a 12 year old, I couldn't get enough of it and I ended up spending most of my allowance in 1978 on the rest of Queen LP's. They're still my favorite band of all-time!

by Anonymousreply 11305/10/2013

Like r88, the first album I actually bought was one of those K-Tel compilation records called "Fantastic" or "Fabulous" or something like that. It had "Eres Tu" AND "Bongo Rock" on it!

For you young'ins--K-Tel records were the "Now That's What I Call Music" of the 1970s / 1980's

by Anonymousreply 11405/10/2013

When I was 11 years old (1978), my awesome older brother (who was 17 and had a job) took me to the record store and told me to pick out four or five records that I wanted. The first ones I received:

Foreigner - Double Vision

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!

Styx - Pieces of Eight

Blue Oyster Cult - Some Enchanted Evening

My brother was my hero. When I came out, he was my rock and my greatest supporter. Thank you Chris. You were a helluva guy!

by Anonymousreply 11505/10/2013

R107 & R113 what religions were these? I've never heard of such a thing.

by Anonymousreply 11605/10/2013

Meatloaf Bat Out of Hell.

by Anonymousreply 11705/10/2013

R117 My parents were hardcore Southern Baptists. Our local church used to have record burnings where all the kids were encouraged to bring their "satanic" rock records and tapes to burn. They were against dancing, rock/pop/country music, etc.

Everything was "evil" to them. They worried about all the evil on TV, in movies and in secular music, but they had no problem throwing their 18 year old son out into the street (three weeks before HS graduation)because he was gay. I was supposed to be heading to college in the fall and they revoked payment, so I had to take a year off and pay for college myself. I no longer exist to them, and vice versa!

by Anonymousreply 11805/10/2013

1986 = Depeche Mode's Black Celebration and AC/DC's Who Made Who.

by Anonymousreply 11905/10/2013

Hard to remember but think it was Johnny Cash - "Ride This Train"

My first 45 was Link Ray - Raw Hide.

Still have them.

by Anonymousreply 12005/10/2013

My first were Donna Summer's Bad Girls and Olivia Newton-John's Totally Hot!. Surprise! Surprise! I grew up to be a big old queen. Who would have known? LOL.

by Anonymousreply 12105/10/2013

The White Album by the Beatles. I was eight years old and I saved my allowance for about two months.

by Anonymousreply 12205/10/2013

Queen-"The Game" and Devo-"Freedom of Choice" 1980

by Anonymousreply 12305/10/2013

Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" & Earth, Wind & Fire's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

by Anonymousreply 12405/10/2013

ABBA - Voulez Vous

by Anonymousreply 12505/10/2013

It would have been O.C. Smith's "Hickory Holler's Tramp." I loved those Southern country-pop crossover ballads--"Harper Valley P.T.A.," "Fancy," "Polk Salad Annie," "Amos Moses."

by Anonymousreply 12605/10/2013

Destroyer by Kiss. It was 1976, I was 11 and became a huge Kiss fan. I ended up with all of their albums within 6 months of buying Destroyer. My buddies and I used to put on our own Kiss concerts in the backyard with cardboard guitars and our own variations on their makeup.

by Anonymousreply 12705/10/2013

I'm glad to see I wasn't the only 'mo boy in the 1970s to have Boston's first album. It was my first, as well. That album just rocked. I still love it.

by Anonymousreply 12805/10/2013

Janis Joplin "Pearl"

by Anonymousreply 12905/10/2013

Carole King's "Tapestry"

by Anonymousreply 13005/10/2013

Volume IV Led Zeppelin


by Anonymousreply 13105/10/2013

Hey, I think I love you!

by Anonymousreply 13205/10/2013

My cousin gave me his Led Zeppelin IV album. He recorded it off to 8-track and gave me the vinyl (I still have the vinyl. I'll bet $100 he no longer has the 8-track LOL). The first one I ever bought was The Who's "Who's Next". Both were in late 1971 or early 1972. I was 13.

by Anonymousreply 13305/10/2013

Meet the Beatles

Yes, I'm old.

by Anonymousreply 13405/10/2013

It was either Def Leppard's "Pyromania" or Journey's "Frontiers." It was early 1983, I remember that much. I was in the 6th Grade.

by Anonymousreply 13505/10/2013

Discovery - ELO

by Anonymousreply 13605/10/2013

"Whitesnake" by Whitesnake and "Girls, Girls, Girls" by Motley Crue (in 1987, if memory serves). Who'd have known that a 14 year old boy buying an album called "Girls, Girls, Girls" would soon become the biggest queen in three counties? lol.

by Anonymousreply 13705/10/2013

You're calling yourself "queen"? Does that mean you've had reassignment surgery?

by Anonymousreply 13805/10/2013

Pat Travers Band, "Live! Go for What You Know." It must have been 1979. I was around 12 and loved "Boom, Boom (Out Go The Lights)."

by Anonymousreply 13905/10/2013

"Destroyer" and "Rock And Roll Over" by Kiss. I was a shy 6 year old boy. I had just watched the group on Paul Lynde's Halloween Special and fell in love with them. My mom took me a few days later to buy me a Kiss album. We picked up "Destroyer" and the clerk said, "Kiss just released a new album a few days ago." My mom was a sweetie, and said, "Sure, we'll take that one too." I love my mom.

by Anonymousreply 14005/10/2013

"Saturday Night Fever"

by Anonymousreply 14105/10/2013

Blondie's Parallel Lines. I knew when I saw Deborah Harry on the front that I was "different" from the other girls in my 8th grade class.

by Anonymousreply 14205/10/2013

Ted Nugent's "Double Live Gonzo!" and Foghat's "Foghat Live!"

by Anonymousreply 14305/10/2013

The Rolling Stones' "Some Girls" in June of 1978. I bought it with my birthday money (my 13th birthday). Great album then, and it still holds up quite well today.

by Anonymousreply 14405/10/2013

Paula Abdul remix album. Tape.

by Anonymousreply 14505/10/2013

KISS Love Gun, I think it was '77.

by Anonymousreply 14605/10/2013

It looks like Kiss turned a lot of little fuckers gay. My first album was also a Kiss album. It was "Alive!", which I asked for and got for Christmas in 1975.

by Anonymousreply 14705/10/2013

I hold my head in shame. My first was New Kids on the Block in the late eighties. I was 4, give me a break!

by Anonymousreply 14805/10/2013

Diana by Diana Ross... the one with Upside Down and I'm Coming Out.

Xanadu Soundtrack.

Yes, I was very gay at a very young age.

by Anonymousreply 14905/10/2013

To The Extreme by Vanilla Ice.

Yes, I am very ashamed of this, but I was very young (7).

I redeemed myself with my next purchase. It was AC/DC's "The Razors Edge" later in the year.

by Anonymousreply 15005/10/2013

Iron Maiden's 'Killers.' I was 8 years old (1981) and had my allowance at the record store. I knew NOTHING about music and bought it because I fell in love with the twisted album cover. I was a weird kid.

My older brother was 14 and a rocker. He had never heard of Iron Maiden, and thought it was a punk rock album. I took it home and put it on the turntable. I was shocked by how heavy the music was. But I grew to love it. My brother tried, in vain, to take it from me because he liked it too. My first 10 or 12 albums were based on my love of the album covers. Most ended up being great albums.

by Anonymousreply 15105/10/2013

r149, the "shame" you should feel is for the idiotic way you're acting now about your first album purchase.

by Anonymousreply 15205/10/2013

R152 - My first two albums were based on the album covers. I was around 10 and I bought Rick Springfield's "Working Class Dog" and Billy Squier's "Don't Say No." I thought both guys were so hot on the album covers. I knew I was into guys, even at that tender age.

by Anonymousreply 15305/10/2013

"Get Lucky" by Loverboy. Early '82. Vinyl. I was 13.

by Anonymousreply 15405/10/2013

Go West by Village People. Yes, the one with In The Navy. My 11 year old ass had a huge crush on that construction worker. I still love blond guys in faded jeans.

by Anonymousreply 15505/10/2013

R153 = Jonathan Knight?

by Anonymousreply 15605/10/2013

"Creatures of the Night" by KISS. Christmas of 1982. I still "love it loud!"

by Anonymousreply 15705/10/2013

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

by Anonymousreply 15805/10/2013

Spirits Having Flown-Bee Gees and At Budokan-Cheap Trick.

Same day in 1979.

by Anonymousreply 15905/10/2013

R149 My first album purchase was also NKOTB when I was around 9 years old (1989?). Not because I liked it, but because I had to buy my older sister a new one because my best friend and I unwound her cassette tape of it all over the driveway. Mom was livid and made me buy her a new one with my allowance.

My first album purchase for myself was Metallica's Black Album in 1991 (I was 14).

by Anonymousreply 16005/10/2013

I officially earned my 'gay card' at age 8. I bought the 'Grease 2' soundtrack. Not 'Grease'! Fucking'Grease 2'!!! My second album was The Go-Go's 'Vacation.'

by Anonymousreply 16105/10/2013

Oops. R161 here. I bought my first album at age ELEVEN (11), not 14. It's been a Loooooonnnngggg day here at the office.

by Anonymousreply 16205/10/2013

Bought 2 at the same time. Queen's "The Game" and Pat Benatar's "Crimes Of Passion."

by Anonymousreply 16305/10/2013

"Go West by Village People. Yes, the one with In The Navy. My 11 year old ass had a huge crush on that construction worker. I still love blond guys in faded jeans."

Last year I found a copy of this at a flea market and gave it to a friend of mine as a gag gift.

by Anonymousreply 16405/10/2013

The "Beverly Hills Cop" soundtrack, and the "Breakin'" soundtrack. X-Mas '84.

by Anonymousreply 16505/10/2013

Abbey Road, the Beatles, at age 12.

by Anonymousreply 16605/10/2013

Summer of 1979 --- A killer disco compilation (2 Record Set), called "A Night at Studio 54." It featured Village People, Donna Summer, Chic, Alicia Bridges, Peaches & Herb, Dan Hartman, etc. Excellent.

by Anonymousreply 16705/10/2013

Three on same day. They were: "Pyromania"-Def Leppard, "Thriller"-Michael Jackson, "Let's Dance"-David Bowie.

by Anonymousreply 16805/10/2013

It was either Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog" or Kiss' "Destroyer." That was so long ago I can't remember. I played the shit out of both of them though.

by Anonymousreply 16905/10/2013

"The Wiz" soundtrack album. I didn't even really like it then. It never grew on me. I never really cared about buying it, but there was a limited selection of albums at K-Mart and I was itching to buy a record, lol.

by Anonymousreply 17005/10/2013

I think it was 1998 or so, I was 7 and they had a Pokemon rap cd...

by Anonymousreply 17105/10/2013

"Flick of the Switch" by AC/DC - first record - 1983

"The Works" by Queen - first cassette - 1984

"Appetite for Destruction" by Guns N' Roses - first CD - 1987/88

by Anonymousreply 17205/10/2013

QUIET RIOT "Metal Health" - age 13 - 1983.

by Anonymousreply 17305/10/2013

"She's So Unusual" by Cyndi Lauper & "Stay Hungry" by Twisted Sister. What a combo, huh?

by Anonymousreply 17405/10/2013

Strangers in the Night by U.F.O. in '79, I think. I was 13 or 14. Best live album ever.

by Anonymousreply 17505/10/2013

Some Great Reward / Depeche Mode

by Anonymousreply 17605/10/2013

It was either J. Geils Band "Freeze-Frame" or Joan Jett & The Blackhearts "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" in 1982.

by Anonymousreply 17705/10/2013

Exposure by Expose. It's still the best album I ever purchased. I had good taste for a seven yr old.

by Anonymousreply 17805/10/2013

"Peter Pan" Original Broadway Cast with Mary Martin.

by Anonymousreply 17905/10/2013

"Back In Black" AC/DC. I was 13 and I bought it in October or November of 1980.

It's still my favorite album ever.

by Anonymousreply 18005/10/2013

The soundtrack album of "The Sound of Music". My parents rented the video, so I'd seen the movie and was obsessed with the songs. I pestered my dad to buy me a tape of the soundtrack and would listen to it over and over again. I never told them that I also had a secret crush on Christopher Plummer(!) after watching the movie.

The first album that I paid for with my own money was probably Babs' "Broadway Album" on CD. No wonder no one in my family even pretended to be surprised when I came out.

by Anonymousreply 18105/10/2013

"Welcome To My Nightmare" - Alice Cooper, 1975. I saw his TV special and ran out and bought the album the next day.

by Anonymousreply 18205/10/2013

The Go-Go's Beauty & The Beat with The Rolling Stones' Tattoo You.

by Anonymousreply 18305/10/2013

The "American Graffiti" soundtrack; 1973.

by Anonymousreply 18405/10/2013

Elton John, 1970.

by Anonymousreply 18505/10/2013

Beethoven's 9th on vinyl. I was ten or eleven and had recently gotten a Sears stereo for Christmas. I would don my parents' gigantor Koss headphones and listen over and over. I laugh when I look back on those days, but I remember feeling so happy. I wish I could have protected that boy for the harsh years to come.

by Anonymousreply 18605/10/2013

[quote]My first album purchase for myself was Metallica's Black Album in 1991 (I was 14).

I'm very shocked that your patents allowed you to buy that album at such a young age.

by Anonymousreply 18705/10/2013

[quote]Summer of 1979 --- A killer disco compilation (2 Record Set), called "A Night at Studio 54." It featured Village People, Donna Summer, Chic, Alicia Bridges, Peaches & Herb, Dan Hartman, etc. Excellent.

That album is very hard to find. Great album, and I loved the way each song blended in with the next song.

by Anonymousreply 18805/10/2013

There are some great choices in this thread. What a stereotype-shredder this thread can be.

It used to be loads of fun, waiting for the release day of an album that you just had to have, and going to the record store browsing all the other new releases.

For me, my local record store was Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. It was rare to go there and not see someone famous music shopping, and it was fun sneaking a peak at what they were getting.

by Anonymousreply 18905/10/2013

Music Box, Mariah.

by Anonymousreply 19005/10/2013

Like a prayer.

by Anonymousreply 19105/10/2013

Jesus Christ Superstar!

by Anonymousreply 19205/10/2013

My best friend and I went to the record store with our allowance when we were around 12 (1981). I bought Rush "Moving Pictures" and he bought April Wine "Nature Of The Beast" on cassettes. We each recorded our album off for the other. We used to do that a lot back then.

by Anonymousreply 19305/10/2013

I watched a lot of MTV and I had a secret crush on Adam Ant, so it's only natural that my first album was "Friend or Foe" by Adam Ant, at the tender age of 13.

by Anonymousreply 19405/10/2013

Queen's "Live Killers" and "Van Halen II" in July of 1979.

by Anonymousreply 19505/10/2013

For my 8th Birthday:

Village People - Go West

Donna Summer - Bad Girls

Kiss - Dynasty

(I guess my birthday helped keep Casablanca Records afloat for a bit longer, LOL).

by Anonymousreply 19605/10/2013

Christmas 1973 - I asked for, and got, Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" and Paul McCartney & Wings' "Band On The Run." I was a very happy little guy. I still have both of those vinyl albums somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 19705/10/2013

On vinyl, "A Night At The Opera" by Queen, in 1975, at nine years old.

by Anonymousreply 19805/10/2013

"Xanadu" soundtrack in 1980-age 11. I loved Side Two (the ELO Side). I rarely listened to Side One (I did like ONJ'S "Magic, but that was about it). Side Two rocked: ELO's "I'm Alive", "The Fall", "Don't Walk Away", and "All Over The World." Side Two ended with ONJ & ELO'S "Xanadu." A terrific LP.

by Anonymousreply 19905/10/2013

The soundtrack to a long-forgotten 1978 comedy film called "F.M." I loved the movie and the soundtrack. It was a movie about an FM Rock station and the soundtrack was a time capsule of late-70's FM Rock. It featured Queen, Boston, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Steely Dan, Foreigner, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, Joe Walsh, Boz Scaggs and tons more. I loved that album.

by Anonymousreply 20005/10/2013

"Grease" (Movie Soundtrack) '78. Still my fave album.

Oddly, as a 12 year old, I had a huge crush on John Travolta, but I resigned myself to the fact that he was straight and I would never have a chance. Now I hear otherwise, but he's no longer attractive.

by Anonymousreply 20105/10/2013

Eurythmics Touch in 1984.

I was 13 years old.

by Anonymousreply 20205/10/2013

Circa 1977. For being a good boy and getting straight A's at school, my parents bought me the first Foreigner album, the first Boston album and ABBA's "Arrival" (yes, the one with "Dancing Queen").

by Anonymousreply 20305/10/2013

My mum got me every Blondie and ABBA record, I was obsessed with those two - especially Blondie. "Call Me" was my favourite song, age 4.

Although I was always aware of music to an extent with Top of the Pops and the like (then a must see show for all the family), I just was out playing all the time as a kid. I copied my older sister's taste. I did have a boombox.

I didn't get into music hardcore though till 1988, so there were several albums I bought on vinyl then but I can't pinpoint the first. Prince Sign O The Times, Janet Jackson Control, Belinda Carlisle Heaven, Gloria Estefan Anything For You (UK version of Let it Loose), Freddie Jackson Don't Let Love Slip Away.

I think the very first though may have been Pebbles eponymous debut.

First single - rarely bought those but Michael Jackson Dirty Diana.

First CD - I got a CD player for Christmas in 1989 and asked for a heap of CDs. Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation, Lisa Stansfield Affection. I became obsessed with them and remember the little 3 inch CD singles - Ultra Nate It's Over may have been the first CD single.

by Anonymousreply 20405/10/2013

Oh, God! I was 9 years old and I must've been fucked in the head. I bought that terrible Toni Basil album (the one with "Mickey"). I only liked that song and I thought the rest of the album was atrocious. I ended up getting tired of "Mickey" and I still hate it to this day. By early 1983, I had broken the album by using it as a Frisbee. I consider my "real" first album to have been my next purchase a few months later, "Let's Dance" by David Bowie. That set me on the right musical track.

by Anonymousreply 20505/10/2013

In eight grade I won Barry Manilow's greatest hits. I gave it away to one of the square girls.

by Anonymousreply 20605/10/2013

In 1976, my mom joined one of those mail-order record clubs (12 albums for a penny) and told me to pick out three albums I wanted. I picked Boston's "Boston", Heart's "Dreamboat Annie", and E.L.O.'s "A New World Record." I was very happy with those.

by Anonymousreply 20705/10/2013

I had that Toni Basil album too, R206. It was truly awful. Do you remember this tune?

Toni Basil - Shoppin' From A To Z Shop

by Anonymousreply 20805/10/2013

Play Deep by The Outfield. Early 1986.

by Anonymousreply 20905/10/2013

I Wish It Would Rain. The Temptations

by Anonymousreply 21005/10/2013

My Mom paid for a lot of my music including my first: The Carpenters 1969-1973. But when I finally used my own money? Stevie Nicks' BELLA DONNA.

by Anonymousreply 21105/10/2013

Billy Joel "the Stranger" and "Grease"

by Anonymousreply 21205/10/2013

In the late '70s when I was 10, I saw Alice Cooper on "The Muppet Show" (yes, the fucking "Muppet Show"!!!). He performed several songs and I ran out and bought three of his albums. I purchased "Greatest Hits", "Welcome To My Nightmare" and "Alice Cooper Goes To Hell." My fundamentalist, religious parents were horrified, so I knew I had made the correct musical choices.

by Anonymousreply 21305/10/2013

The first identifiable signs of my future homosexuality became evident soon after buying my first album at age 8. The album was Andy Gibb's "Flowing Rivers." I could not take my eyes off of his picture on the front cover. I could not have explained what I was feeling, but in retrospect, it was a massive crush! Even now, I can see old pictures of Andy Gibb and think, "Damn, that was one sexy dude."

by Anonymousreply 21405/10/2013

My first album was by KISS. It was appropriately titled, "Love Gun". I was 12.

by Anonymousreply 21505/10/2013

Christmas 1984. Prince "Purple Rain", Madonna "Like A Virgin" and Kiss "Animalize", all on vinyl.

by Anonymousreply 21605/10/2013

Lez here. It was either Air Supply's Lost in Love, or Linda Ronstadt's Mad Love. I can't remember shit anymore. Getting old sucks!

by Anonymousreply 21705/10/2013

The first one I bought was Billy Joel's "Glass Houses." I was at the record store with a friend from school and he convinced me that I should buy that one. I hated the album from the first time I heard it and I quickly traded it to my next door neighbor in exchange for Queen's "The Game". I was much, much happier with the Queen LP.

by Anonymousreply 21805/10/2013

My dad gave me my allowance and took me to Sound Warehouse when I was 9. I bought Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Blood, Sugar Sex, Majik" and Pearl Jam's "Ten." It was either late 1991 or early 1992.

by Anonymousreply 21905/10/2013

Carole King "Tapestry"

by Anonymousreply 22005/10/2013

Styx "Equinox" and "The Grand Illusion" (same day in '77)

by Anonymousreply 22105/10/2013

The Grease soundtrack or Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell. One of the two, I can't remember which.

by Anonymousreply 22205/10/2013

On CD, AC/DC's "The Razors Edge" in Nov. 1990.

by Anonymousreply 22305/10/2013

"Top Gun" Soundtrack & Rush's "Power Windows" in 1986. I was 12.

by Anonymousreply 22405/10/2013

For my 11th birthday in February of '84, I got Van Halen "1984" and Yes "90125"

by Anonymousreply 22505/10/2013

Mid-80s, "Catching Up with Depeche Mode" on cassette.

by Anonymousreply 22605/10/2013

When I was 8, I asked my parents for Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." A few years later, I asked for money to buy Elton John's "Captain Fastastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy." I think the first album I ever bought with my own money was Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band's debut album.

by Anonymousreply 22705/10/2013

Wham! "Make It Big" - 1984 (I was 6).

by Anonymousreply 22805/10/2013

The Divine Miss M

by Anonymousreply 22905/10/2013

Spring of 1986. I was a rowdy 12 year old boy that tagged along with my 16 year old brother everywhere. He was my hero. One Saturday at the record store, I asked him what albums I should buy. He pointed out the first two albums I ever bought... Ozzy Osbourne's "The Ultimate Sin" and Judas Priest's "Turbo." Good choices. I still love those two albums.

by Anonymousreply 23005/10/2013

Live - Throwing Copper. I think I was around 10 years old. Mid-1990's.

by Anonymousreply 23105/10/2013

Either Nu Shooz "Poolside" or Stacey Q's "Better Than Heaven". I was a little kid, it was the 80s, I can't remember all the details.

by Anonymousreply 23205/10/2013

1981, I was 14. My unholy threesome that started my musical journey.

Styx "Paradise Theater"

Foreigner "4"

Rush "Moving Pictures"

by Anonymousreply 23305/10/2013

Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever!

by Anonymousreply 23405/10/2013

Staind "Dysfunction" 1999 when I was 10.

by Anonymousreply 23505/10/2013

Rolling Stones "Some Girls"

Devo "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo"

I saw them a week apart on Saturday Night Live and ran out and bought their albums on the same day in '78.

by Anonymousreply 23605/10/2013

My dad told me that he first suspected I was going to be gay after I begged for my first CD in 1996. It was The Spice Girls' "Spice" (Which I still think is the greatest pop album ever recorded). He said he used to cringe watching me lip-syncing into a hairbrush and doing my little girly dance routines to the songs (especially "Wannabe"). He got used to my being gay and we laugh about it now, but he said it caused him some sleepless nights back then, worrying about my future and how tough my life might would be. No frets, it turned out just fine.

by Anonymousreply 23705/10/2013

Led Zeppelin / Presence, when I was 11.

by Anonymousreply 23805/10/2013

Electric Light Orchestra's "Discovery" and The Knack's "Get The Knack" - Summer of 1979. I associate both with sunny hot days and roller skating at the skating rink.

by Anonymousreply 23905/10/2013

Aww nice story r238. Parents nowadays will know the warning sign that if their son is preoccupied with female singers, they're gay.

Not that they didn't before as well but it's known more in the culture as an obvious signifier these days. And of course liking female singers is not the case for everyone gay but often tends to be the way we're wired.

by Anonymousreply 24005/10/2013

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

The Eagles - Hotel California

I still love FW Mac's "Rumours", but, oddly, I can't stand The Eagles anymore. I hear one of their songs beginning on the radio and I reach for the dial.

by Anonymousreply 24105/10/2013

The fabulous Sheena Easton's debut album, quickly followed by the most glorious album ever recorded, Manhattan Transfer's Mecca for Moderns.

by Anonymousreply 24205/10/2013

I watched a lot of Night Flight on USA Network. They used to run a metal show called "Heavy Metal Heroes" and I used to watch with my older brother and sister. In early 1984, I bought Judas Priest's "Defenders of the Faith" and Motley Crue's "Shout at the Devil", based on their videos being shown.

by Anonymousreply 24305/10/2013

Even in the Quietest Moments -- Supertramp 1977

I was 15 and this was a tough time as I was in a shitty group home for awhile due to being both depressed and rebellious. The title song and the others calmed me and helped get me through. I still like the album a lot all these years later.

by Anonymousreply 24405/10/2013

Olivia Newton-John, "ONJ"

by Anonymousreply 24505/10/2013

Donna Summer - "On The Radio/Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2"

Bette Midler - "The Rose" (Movie Soundtrack)

Abba - "Voulez-Vous"

"Roller Boogie" (Movie Soundtrack)

All Christmas "1979".

by Anonymousreply 24605/10/2013

My older brother bought me "Powerage" by AC/DC and "Heaven Tonight" by Cheap Trick in mid-1978. I was 13. The first album I bought with my own money was Aerosmith's "Live Bootleg" later that year.

by Anonymousreply 24705/10/2013

Michael Jackson's "Bad" - I had it for a few months and then I traded it for Guns N' Roses "Appetite for Destruction."

by Anonymousreply 24805/10/2013

In retrospect, I hate both of them. In '99, I bought Limp Bizkit's Significant Other and that horrid Kid Rock album. Fortunately, my taste has changed for the better since I was 9.

by Anonymousreply 24905/10/2013

ZZ Top's "Afterburner" in late 1985. I sure loved that album back then. I drove my parents crazy with it for months. They got so tired of it, they drove me to the record store and begged me to pick out something, ANYTHING, so they would not have to hear that ZZ Top album again. I bought Van Halen's "5150" and drove them nuts with that (and I continued to pummel them with "Afterburner"). My poor parents, I made them suffer so (and then I turned out gay on top of it all, LOL). They were the greatest, though.

by Anonymousreply 25005/10/2013

Madonna's Ray of Light CD and Cher's Believe single. Gay boy got started off right.

by Anonymousreply 25105/10/2013

A Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding ones on the same day. My WASP mother(this was 1970) nearly had a stroke. All my other friends were buying The Monkees and Beatles. And just to put the cherry on top of the sundae, I told her it was my dream to lose my virginity to Jimi. Needless to say, I had to sneak out of the house to go to his concert.

by Anonymousreply 25205/10/2013

Either Depeche Mode's "Violator" or INXS' "X" - I'm trying to remember which came 1st.

by Anonymousreply 25305/10/2013

Journey's "Escape" in 1981. Soon after, I got into punk and industrial, but in 81/82 my world revolved around Journey. Once I got into punk, I never listened to Journey again until a few years ago (after my mom died) when I was cleaning out my parent's house to sell. I was in my old room and I fired up the turntable and put on "Escape" for the first time in over 25 years.

I stretched out on the floor, closed my eyes and reflected on my youth. A few tears ran down my face when I thought of friends I had lost to AIDS, the loss of my parents (dad in 2003 and mom in 2007) in the years since I was the young Journey obsessive. I wanted to go back in time and give all those special people a big hug and tell them all one more time how much I loved them. That album brought so many special memories roaring back.

Journey's "Escape" will never leave my life again.

by Anonymousreply 25405/10/2013

This thread is making me tremendously nostalgic for my 70s youth! Don't remember exactly what was the very first album I ever purchased, but there are lots of elder gays in here who are about my age (48) and we all owned pretty much the same music.

by Anonymousreply 25505/10/2013

Schindler's List Soundtrack

by Anonymousreply 25605/10/2013

BOSTON "Don't Look Back" in 1978.

by Anonymousreply 25705/10/2013

Kiss "Alive"

Kiss "Destroyer"

Aerosmith "Rocks"

All the same day in '76.

by Anonymousreply 25805/11/2013

I was about 12 and I got 2 Live Crew As Nasty As They Wanna Be (the really nasty version). I stole it from the mall record store. I ran out the door of the store and all the way out the mall. Security was chasing me and couldn't get close. I played that cassette til it wore plum out.

Me so horny... me love you long time...

by Anonymousreply 25905/11/2013

"Wild Cherry" by Wild Cherry. The one with "Play That Funky Music." I had it for about a year and ended up trading it for The Ramones "Rocket to Russia"

(My cousin begged me to trade with him. He somehow ended up with that Ramones album and hated it. I had never heard of them, but I traded anyway. "Rocket to Russia" ended up being one of the best albums I have ever owned. I am grateful for that trade)

by Anonymousreply 26005/11/2013

Lesley Gore's first two albums, I'll Cry if I Want to and Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed Up Hearts.

by Anonymousreply 26105/11/2013

Diana Ross and the Supremes Greatest Hits

by Anonymousreply 26205/11/2013

R263 Was that the first time you heard most of those songs? What a treat.

by Anonymousreply 26305/11/2013

R263, if you're going to be in the first row to see Diane perform, you'd better start voice practice and memorize the lyrics to all her songs. 'Cause you know Diane sounds like shit now and ends up making her audiences sing all her songs.

by Anonymousreply 26405/11/2013

Guns 'n Roses - Appetite for Destruction

by Anonymousreply 26505/11/2013

[quote]The first identifiable signs of my future homosexuality became evident soon after buying my first album at age 8. The album was Andy Gibb's "Flowing Rivers." I could not take my eyes off of his picture on the front cover. I could not have explained what I was feeling, but in retrospect, it was a massive crush! Even now, I can see old pictures of Andy Gibb and think, "Damn, that was one sexy dude."

That was a great cover album of Andy.

by Anonymousreply 26605/11/2013

[quote]Diana Ross and the Supremes Greatest Hits

That just came out on iTunes a month ago for the very first time.

by Anonymousreply 26705/11/2013

October 1983 at the age of 14. One day I helped my uncle build a small shed in his back yard and he paid me $100. I went to the record store and bought 5 records:

AC/DC - "Flick of the Switch"

Kiss - "Lick it Up"

Iron Maiden - "Piece of Mind"

Def Leppard - "Pyromania"

ZZ Top - "Eliminator"

Believe it or not, there was a lot of money left over. I spent that going to see movies and hanging with my friends at the arcade. I think I spent my first paycheck very well.

by Anonymousreply 26805/11/2013

London Town by Wings.

by Anonymousreply 26905/11/2013

The Music Man soundtrack on eight-track

by Anonymousreply 27005/11/2013

I was six, and it was a 45 of Glen Campbell's Everyday Housewife. I can remember playing it alone in the nursery and just knowing that one day I would be a housewife too.

by Anonymousreply 27105/11/2013

Kiss "Dynasty" and Cheap Trick "At Budokan" on vinyl. Bought them with money from my first odd-job at 14 in July of 1979.

by Anonymousreply 27205/14/2013

"Building the Perfect Beast" by Don Henley. I used to have the hots for Henley back in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 27305/14/2013

Dance 88, with songs from such classic artists as Bad boys Blue and Sabrina

by Anonymousreply 27405/14/2013

In 4th grade, a CD of the soundtrack to My So-Called Life.

by Anonymousreply 27505/14/2013

"Europop" by Eiffel 65 (the one with "Blue"). Love it. Greatest CD ever recorded. I was so happy to hear "Blue" as the opening theme to "Iron Man 3"

by Anonymousreply 27605/14/2013

"Cruising" by Village People and "Blondes Have More Fun" by Rod Stewart. I think it was early 1979. I was 7.

by Anonymousreply 27705/14/2013

"Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille in 1975, I think. I was very young, maybe 4. By the time I was 12, I was a raging hardcore punk rocker.

by Anonymousreply 27805/14/2013

Ten years old. Christmas 1975.

KISS / "Alive"

Led Zeppelin / "Physical Graffiti"

Led Zeppelin / "Led Zeppelin IV"

Montrose / "Montrose"

It was a killer Christmas!

by Anonymousreply 27905/14/2013

Circa 1973 (I was 10), I begged my mom to order me an album that was constantly being advertised on TV. It was an Elvis Presley Greatest Hits album called "Elvis." It had a blue cover and he was in his "Aloha From Hawaii" suit (very sexy picture). It had all of his early hits and I played that double-album to death. I still love Elvis with a passion.

by Anonymousreply 28005/14/2013

I used Christmas money to buy two albums in 1972 -- The Osmonds Live and the Beatles' Sgt Pepper. I was 11 at the time.

by Anonymousreply 28105/14/2013

"Destroyer" by Kiss on my 11th Birthday (April 6, 1976).

by Anonymousreply 28205/14/2013

Probably the OLIVER! soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 28305/14/2013

First given to me:

LOAD by Metallica (1996). My 12th birthday.

First I bought with my own money:

WITHER, BLISTER, BURN & PEEL by Stabbing Westward (1996).

by Anonymousreply 28405/14/2013

"Unleashed in the East (Live in Japan)" by Judas Priest. I was 13 and purchased it in late 1979. It's still my favorite album of all-time!

by Anonymousreply 28505/14/2013

I hate to say this, but it was The Eagles' Hotel California when I was 14 (1977). I loved the album until a few months later. My cousins took me to see them live. We had second row tickets. I was disappointed because they were a snooze-fest live. Even worse, we had backstage passes. They were the vilest, rudest, most condescending bunch of assholes I have ever met. They looked down on the fans in attendance backstage as if we were cockroaches on the floor. I surprised they didn't demand rim jobs from each of us. We were well-mannered, even after their rudeness. We just slipped out of the room and left. When I got home I broke the record over my knee and threw it in the trashcan outside. I never gave those coke-headed wastes of sperm another penny of my money.

by Anonymousreply 28605/14/2013

Fleetwood Mac's white album - Rhiannon is on it. And yes, I, like so many others, thought the new guy was named Stevie and the new girl was named Lindsay.

by Anonymousreply 28705/14/2013

Kiss' "Love Gun" at age 9. Bought it hot off the rack the first day of its release in June of '77.

by Anonymousreply 28805/14/2013

Steve Martin's comedy album, "A Wild and Crazy Guy", and Van Halen's first album. I believe it was 1978.

by Anonymousreply 28905/14/2013

"Grease" (Movie Soundtrack - 1978). To this day the greatest rock album ever recorded.

by Anonymousreply 29005/14/2013

R291 Rock?!? Not even close, my friend. Pop album, yes. Rock album, no way.

by Anonymousreply 29105/14/2013

"Here At Last, Bee Gees Live" (on 8 track tape) in the Summer of 1977. I was 12.

by Anonymousreply 29205/14/2013

I'll show my age here, it was Uriah Heep's "Demons & Wizards" in 1972. I bought it with my birthday money (my 12th birthday).

by Anonymousreply 29305/14/2013

Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, and a two-record K-Tel album called "Disco Fire". I think I got them in 1978.

by Anonymousreply 29405/14/2013

Rhythm: Sing Along With Mitch

by Anonymousreply 29505/14/2013

Risque by Chic. I still own it.

by Anonymousreply 29605/14/2013

Kiss "Double Platinum" - it was an awesome 1978 two-record set and featured all of their biggest hits up to that point. I played it until it melted. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 29705/14/2013

The first Boston album (the one with "More Than a Feeling").

by Anonymousreply 29805/14/2013

BLUE OYSTER CULT'S "Spectres" in 1977. Awesome album!!!

by Anonymousreply 29905/14/2013

Neneh Cherry's 'Raw Like Sushi' I was 12 or 13. I think it was in 1988 or 1989. It was a cassette cartridge.

by Anonymousreply 30005/14/2013

Barbra Streisand's "The Main Event (Soundtrack)", The Village People "Live & Sleazy" and Bette Midler's "The Rose (Soundtrack) for X-mas '79.

by Anonymousreply 30105/14/2013

White Lion's "Pride". They were a late 80s MTV hair pop band. I listened to it twice and gave it to my little sister. It sucked. The next week I went out and bought Queensryche's "Operation: Mindcrime" --- MUCH BETTER!

by Anonymousreply 30205/14/2013

Madonna's "Erotica" in '92. I was only 10 and couldn't buy it so I gave my cousin the money and he went in and got it for me. It's still my fave Madge album.

by Anonymousreply 30305/14/2013

Oct. 1979, I bought Led Zeppelin's "In Through The Out Door", AC/DC's "Highway To Hell", Cheap Trick's "Dream Police" and Styx' "Cornerstone" with my first paycheck from Shakey's Pizza. I was 15.

Prior to that, I had taped songs off FM rock radio or off of friends albums.

by Anonymousreply 30405/14/2013

"Disco Duck" by Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots" and "New Season" by Donny & Marie. Say what you will, but I loved those albums.

by Anonymousreply 30505/14/2013

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Asia by Asia

(Summer of 1982)

by Anonymousreply 30605/14/2013

Early 1982, I had just turned 13. I bought AC/DC's "For Those About To Rock, We Salute You" and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" albums. Both were excellent.

by Anonymousreply 30705/14/2013

The Supremes Greatest Hits

by Anonymousreply 30805/14/2013

Who are the 7 year olds that were buying albums?

by Anonymousreply 30905/14/2013

R310 My brothers, my sisters and I began buying albums when we were younger than that. One weekend evening a month (usually Friday), my parents would cart us all into the car and we would head for Peaches Records and load up.

I think the first album I bought was "The Story of Star Wars" in 1977. My first music album, I think, was Paul McCartney & Wings' "Wings Over America." I was 5.

by Anonymousreply 31005/15/2013

The Rolling Stones' "Some Girls" and Cheap Trick's "Heaven Tonight" in 1978. I was a rockin' little 13 year old dude. It seems like my next purchase was B.O.C.'s "Some Enchanted Evening."

by Anonymousreply 31105/15/2013

"Born Late" - Shaun Cassidy. (1977, at ten).

All the other little girls liked him. I almost had a crush on him (because he was girly looking, I guess)

by Anonymousreply 31205/15/2013

Styx - The Grand Illusion on vinyl. I was 12 and had saved my allowance. I remember it was July of 1977. Styx was my favorite band for years back then.

by Anonymousreply 31305/15/2013

sign of the times by prince. my mother brought it. it was 16 dollars and i thought that was a lot of money. it twas a cassette. i was 12

by Anonymousreply 31405/15/2013

The Stampeders, Sweet City Woman. You kind of had to be there.

by Anonymousreply 31505/15/2013

Take Off Your Pants & Jacket by Blink 182 in 2001. I was 9.

by Anonymousreply 31605/15/2013

A K-TEL album called "The Rock Album" in 1980.

The tracklisting:

Side One:

Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra

Dirty White Boy - Foreigner

Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money

Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower

(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Dream Police - Cheap Trick

Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) - Robert Palmer

Side Two:

Renegade - Styx

More Than A Feeling - Boston

Something's On The Move - Jethro Tull

Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' - Journey

Isn't It Time? - The Babys

Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

Hold The Line - Toto

My second album was AC/DC's Back In Black.

by Anonymousreply 31705/15/2013

"Set My Love In Motion" by Syreeta (featuring my all time fave song "Quick Slick"). It must have been in 1981. I would have been 12 years old. Great LP.

by Anonymousreply 31805/15/2013

AC/DC's Back in Black & Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion. 1980.

by Anonymousreply 31905/15/2013

The Presidents of the United States of America's debut album (1995). It was a stinker, in retrospect. I pulled the CD out a couple of years ago and almost threw up when I heard it. Garbage.

by Anonymousreply 32005/15/2013

It was 1962 or 3. I had been taken to see Nancy Wilson at the Playboy Club on Sunset. She sang a song which I though was so beautiful I bought the album the next day.

by Anonymousreply 32105/15/2013

"Foreigner" by Foreigner (1977). I was 12.

by Anonymousreply 32205/16/2013

"News of the World" - Queen

by Anonymousreply 32305/16/2013

Kiss "Alive II" and Blue Oyster Cult's "Spectres". I believe it was in November of 1977. I was 13.

by Anonymousreply 32405/16/2013

1973 - Alice Cooper/Billion Dollar Babies. I bought it with money that my grandmother gave me for my 13th Birthday.

I still LOVE that album!

by Anonymousreply 32505/16/2013

Billy Joel 52nd Street when I was 13. Loved it then, hate it now. I hear any song off of it now and I want to hurl. My musical taste changed to harder rock and punk soon after. I've never been able to listen to that pablum again.

by Anonymousreply 32605/16/2013

"Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" by Rainbow in 1978. I was a 13 year-old Central-Texas metal 'mo. I still think it's one of the best rock albums ever recorded.

by Anonymousreply 32705/16/2013

Parallel Lines - BLONDIE

The Cars - THE CARS

(same day)

by Anonymousreply 32805/16/2013

"Memories" by Barbra Streisand

I was a twelve year old queen in the making. LOL. My next record was Manhattan Transfer.

by Anonymousreply 32905/16/2013

"Rock '80" - a 1980 new wave K-Tel compilation. I was 11 or 12.

Side One: Cars - Gary Numan, Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders, Driver's Seat - Sniff & The Tears, Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe, Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson, Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar, Call Me - Blondie

Side Two: Do You Remember Rock 'n Roll Radio? -Ramones, My Sharona - The Knack, I Want You To Want Me -Cheap Trick, Hold On - Ian Gomm, One Way Or Another - Blondie, We Live For Love - Pat Benatar, Pop Muzik - M

by Anonymousreply 33005/16/2013

R331 Great album. I had that one too.

by Anonymousreply 33105/16/2013

Of Course no one here will have ever heard of her, she is pretty uber cool indie, but Cat Power's You Are Free. Bought it when I was 16, totally awesome album.

by Anonymousreply 33205/16/2013

R333 I'm 46 and I love that album. Good taste!

by Anonymousreply 33305/16/2013

How's this for a combo pack?

In late 1976, when I was 13, I bought K.C. & The Sunshine Band's "Part 3" album (with Shake Your Booty, I'm Your Boogie Man & Keep It Comin' Love).

At the same time, I bought Rush's "2112" album(which is still my all-time favorite rock album).

by Anonymousreply 33405/16/2013

Olivia Newton-John's 1977 "Greatest Hits" album (before she crossed over to pop-rock) and the Grease soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 33505/16/2013

Offspring's 'Americana' around late-1998. I got it for my 11th Birthday.

by Anonymousreply 33605/16/2013

Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever in early '83. I had just turned 8. Two weeks later I bought ZZ Top - Eliminator. I watched a lot of MTV back then.

by Anonymousreply 33705/16/2013

Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic on 8-track.

by Anonymousreply 33805/16/2013

The first I bought was Michael Jackson's "Thriller" cassette in 1983 when I was 9. My next-door neighbor, who was 8, loved Michael Jackson and begged me to make a trade with him. I traded it for Def Leppard's "Pyromania" cassette (which I liked better anyway).

A few days later, his older brother asked me about the supposed trade. It seems the little shit next door had stolen the tape from his older brother to trade to me. The older brother was cool and told me to keep it, he would get his little brother to pay for it.

by Anonymousreply 33905/16/2013

My first ones were Donna Summer Bad Girls and Blondie Parallel Lines.

by Anonymousreply 34005/16/2013

In 2005, at age 11, I bought Aaron Carter's "Saturday Night" (abysmal album), because I thought he was cute. That was just before he became a drugged-out fug zombie. Soon after I got into Indie music. That Carter CD is at the bottom of a landfill somewhere outside of Chicago. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 34105/16/2013

Led Zeppelin's "In Through the Out Door" in September of 1979. Age: 12.

by Anonymousreply 34205/16/2013

Fleetwood Mac's "Tango in the Night" and Pink Floyd's "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" in 1987 (age 13).

by Anonymousreply 34305/16/2013

The Eagles-"The Long Run" and Foreigner-"Head Games"

by Anonymousreply 34405/16/2013

Endless Love Soundtrack (1981) at the age of 8.

It featured Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, KISS, Cliff Richard, and awesome dialogue from the wonderful film (still one of my favorite flicks), which my mom took me to see (and regretted because of all the nudity and graphic sex). LoL.

by Anonymousreply 34505/16/2013

The "Breakin'" and "Beat Street" soundtracks. They were huge in my neighborhood. We were all breakdancing all day long. Good times.

by Anonymousreply 34605/16/2013

Ac/Dc's "Highway to Hell" vinyl album at age 14.

by Anonymousreply 34705/16/2013

"Back In Black" by AC/DC and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" by AC/DC. I bought them in early 1981. I was eleven years old.

by Anonymousreply 34805/16/2013

Proudly, my first album was "Wet" by Ms. Barbra Joan Streisand in 1979. I was fifteen years old and her biggest fan. I still worship her.

by Anonymousreply 34905/16/2013

I took my allowance and, in late 1984 at the age of 13, bought my first five albums (on vinyl):

Iron Maiden "Powerslave"

AC/DC "Flick of the Switch"

Dio "The Last in Line"

Judas Priest "Defenders of the Faith"

Scorpions "Love at First Sting"

I was a rockin' little gay boy!

by Anonymousreply 35005/17/2013

ELVIS. I had a terrific crush on him. That's how I knew for sure I was gay. I had to be around 9.

by Anonymousreply 35105/17/2013

90125 by Yes

Pyromania by Def Leppard

Colour by Numbers by Culture Club

Syncronicity by The Police

Eliminator by ZZ Top

Late 1983, I was a shy and sweet 12 year-old boy.

by Anonymousreply 35205/17/2013

R352 Me too. My first album was "From Elvis in Memphis" in 1969. I was only 13, but I was so aroused by the photos on the front and back covers. He was my first gay crush and is still my ideal physical type. I actually met him in 1974 and he was the sweetest, kindest and funniest guy you could ever meet (and sooooo sexy!). He had to have known that my 18 year old self had a major crush (I couldn't take my eyes off of him), but he was so kind. It made me love him even more.

by Anonymousreply 35305/17/2013

UFO's "Strangers in the Night" in 1979. I had never heard them but my cousin told me they were the "awesomest band ever." So, I bought it. I had never really listened to hard rock but from the time the needle hit the groove of the first record (it was a 2-record set live album), I was hooked. It's still a very special album to me.

by Anonymousreply 35405/17/2013

"Flashdance" soundtrack. I loved it when I was 13. Now? Not so much. My second LP was almost as bad. It was the soundtrack to "Staying Alive." At least it had the Bee Gees on it. It was no "Saturday Night Fever", though.

by Anonymousreply 35505/17/2013

"Out Of The Blue" Electric Light Orchestra.

by Anonymousreply 35605/17/2013

The soundtrack to "A Star Is Born" in 1976. I don't know why I purchased it and I really didn't like it. I ended up taking it to a local bookstore and selling it shortly after I bought it. I took the money I got from it and bought the first Boston album. That suited my musical needs much better.

by Anonymousreply 35705/17/2013

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours", Heart's "Dreamboat Annie", & The Eagles' "Hotel California" in 1977. I was 9. I wanted to be "cool and rockin'" like my older cousins.

by Anonymousreply 35805/17/2013

Starship. The one with "We Built This City." Yes, my taste changed for the better after that. Hey, I was only 8.

by Anonymousreply 35905/17/2013

John Denver's Greatest Hits. I was either 9 or 10 years old. 1973 or 1974. That mellow phase didn't last too long.

My second album was a total shift in musical gears. It was Queen's "A Night at the Opera", followed by Kiss' "Alive!"

by Anonymousreply 36005/17/2013

Cheap Trick "Dream Police" - I had just turned 14. Terrific album.

by Anonymousreply 36105/17/2013

A K-tel vinyl album called "Hit Explosion" in late 1982.

It featured:

Mickey-Toni Basil; Vacation-Go-Go's; Steppin' Out-Joe Jackson; Favourite Shirts-Haircut 100; Do You Wanna Touch Me-Joan Jett; Young Turks-Rod Stewart; Abracadabra-Steve Miller Band; Shadows Of The Night-Pat Benatar; Gloria-Laura Branigan; Hold On-Santana; Space Age Love Song-A Flock Of Seagulls; New World Man-Rush; Keep The Fire Burning-REO Speedwagon; Eye Of The Tiger-Survivor.

I loved the shit out of that album.

by Anonymousreply 36205/17/2013

I had really gotten into AC/DC between my 8th Grade and Freshman years (Summer 1980). I went to the record store with my summer earnings and bought:

AC/DC - Back In Black (their new one at the time)

AC/DC - Highway To Hell

AC/DC - If You Want Blood, You've Got It

AC/DC - Powerage

AC/DC - High Voltage

(They're still my all-time favorite band).

by Anonymousreply 36305/17/2013

My mom took me to the record store because I had gotten straight A's for the first half of my 8th grade year. I had been obsessed with Cher (I know, MARY!!) for years and mom bought me her albums "Take Me Home" and "Prisoner" (which I played religiously every day).

My rocker older brothers made fun of my musical taste, but to heck with 'em. I liked what I liked. I now own every Cher album ever recorded (again, MARY!!), even the out of print ones (I have ordered them as imports).

I love Cher and always will.

by Anonymousreply 36405/17/2013

Foghat "Live!" (Late 1977 - age 12).

by Anonymousreply 36505/17/2013

Early 1972 - I was 13 - I had been at a buddy's house and we smoked pot for the first time and listened to "Fragile" by Yes (with his older brothers who supplied the music and weed). I went out the next weekend and bought "Fragile" and I've never been the same since.

by Anonymousreply 36605/17/2013

Alanis - Jagged Little Pill. It was obligatory for every 15 year old to buy that record back in 96.

by Anonymousreply 36705/17/2013

Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy.


Age 14

The entire housing subdivision we lived in, in Houston, TX., probably hated my guts. I played that album so much, and SO LOUD! LOL.

by Anonymousreply 36805/17/2013

I bought four albums on the same day. It was September of 1982 (I was 13).

Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance

Billy Squier - Emotions in Motion

Asia - Asia

All three on vinyl. This boy watched a lot of MTV and I got most of my exposure to music there.

by Anonymousreply 36905/17/2013

Rock & Roll Love Letter by the Bay City Rollers. I was 8.

by Anonymousreply 37005/17/2013

R370 here. I meant to say "All FOUR on vinyl. This boy watched a lot of MTV and I got most of my exposure to music there." It's been a long fucking day. I wanna go home!

by Anonymousreply 37105/17/2013

My first album was in 1980. I was 14. It was the soundtrack to a movie called "Times Square". To this day, I have never seen the movie (not even a preview for it). I just saw the album on a rack in the fall of that year and picked it up because it was a veritable juke box of new wave hits.

It featured The Ramones, The Pretenders, Talking Heads, Patti Smith Group, The Cure, Gary Numan, XTC, and a shitload of other new wave acts. It was an awesome album. One of my friends did see the movie and said it was dreadful. Maybe. But the soundtrack was frickin' awesome.

by Anonymousreply 37205/17/2013

Steppenwolf with the cut "Born to Be Wild"

I think I was in 7th grade and just starting to appreciate music.

by Anonymousreply 37305/17/2013

EXPOSED: A CHEAP PEEK AT TODAY'S PROVOCATIVE NEW ROCK. A Double-LP sampler compilation from CBS Records in 1981.


The Kid Is Hot Tonite - Loverboy

Heading out to the Highway - Judas Priest

Phases of Travel - Ellen Foley

Killer in the Home - Adam and the Ants

Cellophane City - Steve Forbert

Hold On - Ian Gomm

Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'em Down - Rosanne Cash

You Cannon Win If You Do Not Play - Steve Forbert

We Belong to the Night - Ellen Foley

21 an Over - The Romantics

Dog Eat Dog - Adam and the Ants

I Don't Like It Like That - Sorrows

The Elephants Graveyard - The Boomtown Rats

Breaking the Law - Judas Priest

True Confessions - Garland Jeffreys

First in Line - The Romantics

What Kinda Girl? - Rosanne Cash

Lady of the 80's - Loverboy

Christabelle - Sorrows

Man on a Mountain - Ian Gomm

Keep It up- The Boomtown Rats

Jump Jump - Garland Jeffreys

by Anonymousreply 37405/17/2013

Please don't throw rotten vegetables at me! My first (when I was 9) was Creed's "My Own Prison" in late-1997. By the time its follow-up was released a couple of years later, I had moved on to much better things. I never tell anyone what my first album purchase was. I'm only doing it here because it's anonymous. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 37505/17/2013

"Offering" by Axe, in 1982. I was obsessed with the album rock radio hit "Rock 'n' Roll Party in the Streets" that summer. I played that cassette until it finally unraveled in the tape deck. By then, I was moving on to The Scorpion's "Blackout" as my cassette of choice.

by Anonymousreply 37605/17/2013

Guns & Roses - Appetite for Destruction


The Cult - Electric

1987, age 12.

by Anonymousreply 37705/17/2013

"This One's For You" by Barry Manilow. It was either late 1976 or early 1977. Either way, I was 12.

by Anonymousreply 37805/17/2013

Village People - Cruisin'

Queen - Jazz

(Both in Dec. of 1978. I was 15).

by Anonymousreply 37905/17/2013

Late 1980's (1989, I believe). I bought the B-52's "Cosmic Thing" with my birthday money. I was about 12 years old. Great CD.

by Anonymousreply 38005/17/2013

Kiss "Alive!" circa 1975. Ten years old.

by Anonymousreply 38105/17/2013



STYX/"Pieces Of Eight"

In the Summer of 1979, all on vinyl. I was 14.

by Anonymousreply 38205/17/2013

Sweet - "Desolation Boulevard" (U.S. Version) in 1975.

by Anonymousreply 38305/17/2013

I was about 10 years old in 1967. It was a Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood album. I think I picked it out because I liked Nancy's white lipstick.

by Anonymousreply 38405/17/2013

Led Zeppelin's "In Through The Out Door."

It took me a long time to figure out what that album title meant.

by Anonymousreply 38505/18/2013
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