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First album you bought. Or CD. Or....

What was the first album you bought and in what year?

Ok if it' a CD or an iTunes purchase if you're a youngergay.

Mine was Beatles Abbey Road and though it came out in 69 I guess I bought it in 1970.

The 2nd album was Santana (1969) and I still love that album!

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by Anonymousreply 10406/30/2020

"Fear of Music" - talking heads, when it came out, yes, LP.

The Mitchell book, 'bone clocks' has the young protagonist obsess about this album from back then at the beginning of the novel, I really related.

by Anonymousreply 107/18/2015

Fear of Music is great, yup!

by Anonymousreply 207/18/2015

Even Now by Barry Manilow.

I sat in the record store for an hour deciding between Even Now and Andy Gibb's Shadow Dancing.

by Anonymousreply 307/18/2015

First records I bought with my own allowance money were the 45 Stumblin' In by Suzi Quatro and the double LP On The Radio by Donna Summer. Both 1979 at the local Gemco. The following weeks were spent building a KTEL collection.

by Anonymousreply 407/18/2015

The first album I bought was Abbey Road, too, OP!

It was '69 and I was in 8th grade.

by Anonymousreply 507/18/2015

Rumours- Fleetwood Mac I was 8 I still love it today Except for" don't stop thinkimg about ( which Clinton ruined)tomorrow ",it's perfect

by Anonymousreply 607/18/2015

My first album was Tim Buckley's Goodbye and Hello.

He had a beautiful voice.

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by Anonymousreply 707/18/2015

ABBA - Arrival.

by Anonymousreply 807/18/2015

I was just learning how to jerk off when that album was released, r7. He's always reminded me of semen.

by Anonymousreply 907/18/2015

Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts


Meet the Beatles

on the day in 1964 MTB was released.

by Anonymousreply 1007/18/2015

Another one for "Rumors," by Fleetwood Mac, 1977. I was 14, and life was grand.

by Anonymousreply 1107/18/2015

Wow you are all really old!

by Anonymousreply 1207/18/2015

I had just gotten my driver's license when this came out in 1970.

GREAT riding-around-song in my dad's convertible Cadillac.

I bought the 8-track!

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by Anonymousreply 1307/18/2015

Violent femmes tape I beleive it was 82

by Anonymousreply 1407/18/2015

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine. And I *loved* "Its Only a Northern Song". It was supposed to be a FUCKYOU to Northern Records to fulfill a contract. Trippy weird, but I like it. (also used to know all the lyrics to Revolution Number 9)

Second album was ELP - Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends.

by Anonymousreply 1507/18/2015

Larger than life - Jody Watley. I thought she looked very striking on the cover

by Anonymousreply 1607/18/2015

I am not at all ashamed to admit the very first album I bought was Queen--A Night at the Opera.

by Anonymousreply 1707/18/2015

"Meet the Beatles" - 1964.

I still have it.

by Anonymousreply 1807/18/2015

Petula Clark, Downtown. Yes, I'm old.

by Anonymousreply 1907/18/2015

Book of Dreams, Steve Miller Band, 1977. I was 13.

Bonus points--it was an eight track cassette!

by Anonymousreply 2007/18/2015

Never Mind the Bollocks by the Sex Pistols.

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by Anonymousreply 2107/18/2015

My first album was Steppenwolf "Born To Be Wild". I guess it was what they called Acid Rock.

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by Anonymousreply 2307/18/2015

How old were you when you bought the sex pistols as your first album? R21

by Anonymousreply 2407/18/2015

First CD I bought was The Offspring "Conspiracy of One" when I was in middle was mediocre but I felt so grown buying it with my own money.

by Anonymousreply 2507/18/2015

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock & Roll. (LP)

by Anonymousreply 2607/18/2015

Wham "Make It Big". I was a 7 year old little gay boy crushing on George.

by Anonymousreply 2707/18/2015

Down on the corner by Creedence Clearwater Revival. I was 13.

by Anonymousreply 2807/18/2015

I don't remember, it's been over 30 years since I was 10 and was getting into really liking music. I only remember the first vinyls I bought because I bought them with my first stereo set when I was around 14. They were U2's Unforgettable Fire, Bryan Adams's Reckless and Madonnas Live to Tell maxi-single. But before that I had already bought cassettes from the likes of Culture Club, Pat Benatar and Kim Wilde.

by Anonymousreply 2907/18/2015

The soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz. So appropriate, but I was an innocent little boy at the time.

by Anonymousreply 3007/18/2015

First album I bought was the Carpenters Singles 1969-1973. I bought it in 1977

The first CD I bough was Linda Ronstadt's Get Closer in 1985. I was only marginally more hip in '85 than '77. Marginally.

But I still love both recordings. :)

by Anonymousreply 3107/18/2015

R29 - Bryan Adam's '(Everything I Do) I Do it for You, Live Performance - I'm in that audience. It was a free concert to bring in bodies for the video. Some venue (Orpheum Theatre?) in Vancouver, 1992. My first vinyl - something K-Tel. Played it over and over again. First CD - Kim Carnes, Cafe Racer. Still have the CD. Highly collectable are the 8 tracks from Madonna and Prince. Yes, they're that old. . .

by Anonymousreply 3207/18/2015

'Revenge' by Eurythmics, on cassette in 1988 (the album was released in '86). I still have it.

by Anonymousreply 3307/18/2015

Either Help or Rubber Soul, released in 1965. Still have both albums.

by Anonymousreply 3407/18/2015

[italic]Beelzebubba[/italic] by the Dead Milkmen & [italic]Flood[/italic] by They Might Be Giants, I was 10.

by Anonymousreply 3507/19/2015

The Cranberries "No Need To Argue." I ordered it from a catalogue. It probably was not appropriate for the 7 year old that I was. But I loved it anyway. Of course, I chose the band with the girl singer like the little gayling I was :)

by Anonymousreply 3606/21/2020

KISS Destroyer - 1976. Still love it to this day.

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by Anonymousreply 3706/21/2020

Rick Springfield's Working Class Dog. Played it over and over again as it was all I had.

I think I got Duran Duran's Arena, Cyndi Lauper's she's so unusual, Thriller, some other albums in the 12 for a penny deal in a magazine. Then I kept getting mail and they expected me to buy more. And my mother contacted them and said I was a kid and to let me out of this contract. It was Columbia House.

I think I managed to do it 2 or 3 more times, writing my name in initials or with a nickname. The last time I did it was when I went to college and got CDs. Every time I got a new address I did it again. They were clueless.

by Anonymousreply 3806/21/2020

Journey - Escape, 1981

by Anonymousreply 3906/21/2020

Abba by Abba. I was 10.

by Anonymousreply 4006/21/2020

"Meet the Beatles" - 1964.

And, yes, I still have it.

That makes 3 of us on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 4106/21/2020

45 - Harper Valley P.T.A. by Miss Jeannie C. Riley (Bought it at Globe department store. They had waterbeds!)

by Anonymousreply 4206/21/2020

CD - Olivia Newton-John - Soul Kiss

by Anonymousreply 4306/21/2020

Duran Duran’s first album (vinyl) and Michael Jackson’s Thrilller (cassette for my new boombox!). Then a friend gave me the Beatles’ Hey Jude cassette. I think that was the title - they’re all standing in a doorway. Loved that album, played it over and over.

I cannot imagine how fabulous it would have been to follow the Beatles from the first album on...

by Anonymousreply 4406/21/2020

Rubber Soul (first one I bought - given the very first one). And yes, [R44] it was sublime.

by Anonymousreply 4506/21/2020

Star Wars – Original Soundtrack (John Williams/Polydor)

Must have been around 1987, when I was still a kid...

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by Anonymousreply 4606/21/2020

The Temptations Wish It Would Rain 1968

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by Anonymousreply 4806/21/2020

I saved up all my pocket money for months when I was about twelve—I knew I just had to have Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Spent hours and hours pouring over the great gatefold sleeve and learnt all the lyrics off by heart. I still can’t hear the opening notes of Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding without remembering the excitement of putting it on for the first time. I’m sure that’s when my aunt realised they had a gayling in the family.

by Anonymousreply 4906/21/2020

first albums (all for Christmas, 1963): Surfer Girl and Surfin' USA - the Beach Boys; Cloudy with Occasional Tears - Skeeter Davis; and Lesley Gore's first two albums.

by Anonymousreply 5006/21/2020

Bee Gees Greatest 1979...thought they were so hot.

by Anonymousreply 5106/21/2020

Meet the Beatles - 1963 - I loved that album, the music was great but the cover was beautiful! I loaned it to my brother a couple years later and he never returned it. I see it on eBay now for big bucks. I don't care that I lost out on the money; I just want my album back with all it's crackles and hisses and that beautiful cover.

Before that, my favorite album was my older sister's West Side Story original cast album from 1957. I was barely 10 at the time.

by Anonymousreply 5206/22/2020

R50 Skeeter Davis! The End of the World still brings me to tears...

by Anonymousreply 5306/22/2020

"Young Americans" by David Bowie

I loved the two big radio hits from the album, "Young Americans" and "Fame", and was a bit disappointed that nothing else on the album at the time seemed to be as good. Still to this day one of my least favorite Bowie albums. He completely redeemed himself for me with his next one, "Station to Station", which remains my all-time favorite of his.

by Anonymousreply 5406/22/2020

Carpenters by the Carpenters - know every song by heart to this day.

by Anonymousreply 5506/22/2020

Madonna's self-titled debut album. It was early 1984, and I was a freshman in high school. I wanted the full-size album cover, so I bought the vinyl LP, not the cassette. I still have it.

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by Anonymousreply 5606/22/2020

In 1967 I was 10 years old and bought my first LP, The Monkees. I was a big fan of their TV show. My first CD was (and still is) my favorite album of all time, Exile on Main St by the Rolling Stones. I bought it in about 1983, the year when CDs were taking off. My first 45 was the Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand after their appearance on Ed Sullivan. Yes, I'm old.

by Anonymousreply 5706/22/2020

Andy Gibbs

by Anonymousreply 5806/22/2020

Ace of Base-The Sign

by Anonymousreply 5906/22/2020

R50 and R53 - yuk!

by Anonymousreply 6006/22/2020

Same as R8 ABBA Arrival

by Anonymousreply 6106/22/2020

“Up to Date”—The Partridge Family. I was nine.

by Anonymousreply 6206/22/2020

Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life, 1976 at the original Tower Records. I was 13.

by Anonymousreply 6306/22/2020

I bought this when I was 14 . . .

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by Anonymousreply 6406/22/2020

The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 6506/22/2020

Disney's 'The Aristocats'...and yes, I'm STILL jamming' about my arpeggio's :). at age 7

Percy Faith's Greatest Hits at age 14.

by Anonymousreply 6606/22/2020

BTW if anyone wants a chuckle, this is the 2nd album I bought. . .

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I must have been 12. I was a total nerd and didn’t know anything about music. I wanted to buy my twin sisters each an 8-track, so my mom took me to the local record store. I had no clue what they would like, so I grabbed the first two on the shelf.

One sister got ABBA - The Magic of ABBA and the other got AC/DC - Back In Black.

They each loved their 8-tracks and practically wore them out.

Did I mention we was poor country folk?

by Anonymousreply 6806/22/2020

The Standells Dirty Water. I used to study the guys’ faces on the album cover, trying to decide which one I’d want as my boyfriend. Turns out I’m lesbian.

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by Anonymousreply 6906/22/2020

"Let's Dance" by David Bowie, 1983. I was 13 at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 7006/22/2020

Ace of Base's "The Sign" in 1994. I was 11 and played the shit out of that album.

by Anonymousreply 7106/22/2020

My 1st album was the Grease original movie soundtrack when I was 6 years old in the summer of 1978.

by Anonymousreply 7206/23/2020

Not the first I ever bought, myself, but the first I called my own as it was bought exclusively for me by Mom. "Sesame Street Fever" Received 12.25.1978

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by Anonymousreply 7306/23/2020

R72 That's a good one!

by Anonymousreply 7406/29/2020

The first one I bought with my own money was a cassette tape of the 'Beaches' soundtrack...I was probably 12, so it would've been 1992. I was shopping with my father in Pic-N-Save when I bought it. I don't even think he knew what it was, but when I sashayed thru the front door waving the cassette with my limp wrist for my mum to see what I bought, some red flags had to go up for him.

by Anonymousreply 7506/29/2020

My dad let me pick one at Sears.

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by Anonymousreply 7606/29/2020

Pet Shop Boys - Please, on cassette

by Anonymousreply 7706/29/2020

The year: 1970. The vinyl: Carole King's "Tapestry." Me and like 25 million other buyers.

And you didn't ask, R31, but that Ronstadt CD has been out of print forever, and currently fetches double, triple, quintuple what you paid for it on eBay.

by Anonymousreply 7806/29/2020

Eagles - One of These Nights 1975

by Anonymousreply 7906/29/2020

Boston's Greatest Hits

by Anonymousreply 8006/29/2020

Dowdy Ferry Road, England Dan & John Ford Coley in March, 1977. K-Mart in Bismarck, ND.

by Anonymousreply 8106/29/2020

Another Ace of Base the sign guy here.

by Anonymousreply 8206/30/2020

I had no idea CDs were around in the 80s

by Anonymousreply 8306/30/2020

The only memory I have pre-cassette are those mini turntables which played kid LPs I was buying cassettes up until the early 90s as were all of my peers. I guess that’s when portable CD players became less expensive.

by Anonymousreply 8406/30/2020

r83, CD's started in the 1980's. I remember one kid I knew was wealthy enough to afford a CD player and CD's. That was the first time I'd ever seen one. The word at the time was that CD's were indestructible. As we know, of course they aren't. But man, when Mike showed up with that CD player and we realized you could play an entire album without having to turn it over (like you did with a cassette) it was mind blowing.

My first album I personally bought was some Barbara Mandrell thing. I was a fan..

by Anonymousreply 8506/30/2020

at the drugstore


more than a feeling

by Anonymousreply 8606/30/2020

Duran Duran's first album back in 1984. I was 14

by Anonymousreply 8706/30/2020

[quote] The word at the time was that CD's were indestructible.

It's quite amazing that all the cassettes I had still play and sound the same as they did all those years ago while every CD I ever owned that was left out of its packaging or left for months in the car would constantly skip.

by Anonymousreply 8806/30/2020

I wish I could remember all the previous things I got first, the first 45, the first LP (ELO Out of the Blue), first 8-track, first cassette.

I do remember the first CD, because I got it for my sister for xmas. I didn't have a CD player yet in 1989. Then she got another copy for her early December birthday, and I kept mine, though I didn't get a CD player for another couple years.

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by Anonymousreply 8906/30/2020

Electric Warrior T.Rex 1971. I was 11.

by Anonymousreply 9006/30/2020

Meet the Beatles in 1964. I didn't have money so I begged for it and my uncle came through.

by Anonymousreply 9106/30/2020

Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street

I was 16 and had my very first job, which was only part-time and paid a pittance, so my friend offered to split the cost, and we shared it between his house and mine.

by Anonymousreply 9206/30/2020

Ummmmm, HELLO!

Didn't ALL baby gays start off K-Tel? Some of you have never lived!

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by Anonymousreply 9306/30/2020

[quote]Didn't ALL baby gays start off K-Tel?

I never owned a K-Tel record. There were two record stores in my town in the 1960s. I don't think either of them sold K-Tel records.

Here's my first 45, "I Will Follow Him." I already posted my first albums in r50.

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by Anonymousreply 9406/30/2020

The US premiere recording of EVITA starring Miss Patti Lupone. Yes, I'm gay.

by Anonymousreply 9506/30/2020

Born Late by Sean Cassidy.

I was very young and not yet fully cognizant of my sexuality. When I brought it home, I showed my older sister, and she said "That's a girls album."

That was one of my first memories of experiencing gay shaming. And, my sister is actually a really good person, now that we're adults.

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by Anonymousreply 9606/30/2020

If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears- Mamas & the Papas at EJ Korvette's - the one by the Five Towns.

by Anonymousreply 9706/30/2020

Green by REM, 1988. Bought the CD with my babysitting money.

by Anonymousreply 9806/30/2020

I was 14 and David Bowie’s “Heroes” album that just came out (1977) and I was at Tower Records and bought it with my own money. BTW, I still have that record.

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by Anonymousreply 9906/30/2020

Was the Dirty Dancing soundtrack on cassette, but was bought with my moms money, when I was about 11/12, I bought the Beatles Blue Album, the first cassette(s) I had paid for with my own money. Remember listening to on a Walkman on the way home from the mall, listening to it in awe.

by Anonymousreply 10006/30/2020

School’s Out LP - Alice Cooper 45s: Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts Frankenstein- Edgar Winter Band 1972 - I was 13

by Anonymousreply 10106/30/2020

The Beatles 2nd Album, with my birthday money.

by Anonymousreply 10206/30/2020

My father bought it for me on my birthday, r102. Sadly, I didn't like it nearly as much as Meet the Beatles. I thought they were over. Then came A Hard Day's Night.

by Anonymousreply 10306/30/2020

R102, why didn't you save up that money for a weekend of coke and hookers?

by Anonymousreply 10406/30/2020
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