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!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/30/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 1||07/18/2015|
Fear of Music is great, yup!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/18/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||07/18/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||07/18/2015|
The first album I bought was Abbey Road, too, OP!
It was '69 and I was in 8th grade.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/18/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||07/18/2015|
My first album was Tim Buckley's Goodbye and Hello.
He had a beautiful voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/18/2015|
I was just learning how to jerk off when that album was released, r7. He's always reminded me of semen.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/18/2015|
Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts
Meet the Beatles
on the day in 1964 MTB was released.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/18/2015|
Another one for "Rumors," by Fleetwood Mac, 1977. I was 14, and life was grand.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/18/2015|
Wow you are all really old!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/18/2015|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/18/2015|
Violent femmes tape I beleive it was 82
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/18/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||07/18/2015|
Larger than life - Jody Watley. I thought she looked very striking on the cover
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/18/2015|
I am not at all ashamed to admit the very first album I bought was Queen--A Night at the Opera.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/18/2015|
"Meet the Beatles" - 1964.
I still have it.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/18/2015|
Petula Clark, Downtown. Yes, I'm old.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/18/2015|
Book of Dreams, Steve Miller Band, 1977. I was 13.
Bonus points--it was an eight track cassette!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/18/2015|
Never Mind the Bollocks by the Sex Pistols.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/18/2015|
My first album was Steppenwolf "Born To Be Wild". I guess it was what they called Acid Rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/18/2015|
How old were you when you bought the sex pistols as your first album? R21
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/18/2015|
First CD I bought was The Offspring "Conspiracy of One" when I was in middle school...it was mediocre but I felt so grown buying it with my own money.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/18/2015|
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock & Roll. (LP)
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/18/2015|
Wham "Make It Big". I was a 7 year old little gay boy crushing on George.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/18/2015|
Down on the corner by Creedence Clearwater Revival. I was 13.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/18/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||07/18/2015|
The soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz. So appropriate, but I was an innocent little boy at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/18/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||07/18/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||07/18/2015|
'Revenge' by Eurythmics, on cassette in 1988 (the album was released in '86). I still have it.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/18/2015|
Either Help or Rubber Soul, released in 1965. Still have both albums.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/18/2015|
[italic]Beelzebubba[/italic] by the Dead Milkmen & [italic]Flood[/italic] by They Might Be Giants, I was 10.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/19/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||06/21/2020|
KISS Destroyer - 1976. Still love it to this day.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||06/21/2020|
"Meet the Beatles" - 1964.
And, yes, I still have it.
That makes 3 of us on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/21/2020|
45 - Harper Valley P.T.A. by Miss Jeannie C. Riley (Bought it at Globe department store. They had waterbeds!)
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/21/2020|
CD - Olivia Newton-John - Soul Kiss
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||06/21/2020|
Rubber Soul (first one I bought - given the very first one). And yes, [R44] it was sublime.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/21/2020|
Star Wars – Original Soundtrack (John Williams/Polydor)
Must have been around 1987, when I was still a kid...
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/21/2020|
The Temptations Wish It Would Rain 1968
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||06/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||06/21/2020|
Bee Gees Greatest 1979...thought they were so hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||06/22/2020|
R50 Skeeter Davis! The End of the World still brings me to tears...
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/22/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 54||06/22/2020|
Carpenters by the Carpenters - know every song by heart to this day.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/22/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/22/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||06/22/2020|
“Up to Date”—The Partridge Family. I was nine.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/22/2020|
Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life, 1976 at the original Tower Records. I was 13.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/22/2020|
I bought this when I was 14 . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/22/2020|
The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/22/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||06/22/2020|
BTW if anyone wants a chuckle, this is the 2nd album I bought. . .
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/22/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||06/22/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/22/2020|
"Let's Dance" by David Bowie, 1983. I was 13 at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/22/2020|
Ace of Base's "The Sign" in 1994. I was 11 and played the shit out of that album.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/22/2020|
My 1st album was the Grease original movie soundtrack when I was 6 years old in the summer of 1978.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/23/2020|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/23/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||06/29/2020|
My dad let me pick one at Sears.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/29/2020|
Pet Shop Boys - Please, on cassette
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/29/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 78||06/29/2020|
Eagles - One of These Nights 1975
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/29/2020|
Dowdy Ferry Road, England Dan & John Ford Coley in March, 1977. K-Mart in Bismarck, ND.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/29/2020|
Another Ace of Base the sign guy here.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/30/2020|
I had no idea CDs were around in the 80s
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/30/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||06/30/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 85||06/30/2020|
Duran Duran's first album back in 1984. I was 14
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/30/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 88||06/30/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/30/2020|
Electric Warrior T.Rex 1971. I was 11.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/30/2020|
Meet the Beatles in 1964. I didn't have money so I begged for it and my uncle came through.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/30/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||06/30/2020|
Didn't ALL baby gays start off K-Tel? Some of you have never lived!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/30/2020|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/30/2020|
The US premiere recording of EVITA starring Miss Patti Lupone. Yes, I'm gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/30/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/30/2020|
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears- Mamas & the Papas at EJ Korvette's - the one by the Five Towns.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/30/2020|
Green by REM, 1988. Bought the CD with my babysitting money.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/30/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/30/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 100||06/30/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 101||06/30/2020|
The Beatles 2nd Album, with my birthday money.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/30/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 103||06/30/2020|
R102, why didn't you save up that money for a weekend of coke and hookers?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/30/2020|