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    The Most Embarrasing Album You've Ever Owned

    When I was 12 my friend and I biked downtown and bought The WWF Wrestling Album. It had songs by wrestling stars. I'm sure everyone remembers Demolition's metal song, Hillbilly Jim's country ballad, and Honky Tonk Man's Elvis impersination.

    I would like to formally apologize to society for buying something like this and sending my hard earned allowance money to the WWF.

    What is the most embarrasing album you have owned?

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    Lionel Richie

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    Great thread!!!
    So many to choose from....Aha.....Boxcar Willy's Greatest Hits.....Stryper.....Suzanne Vega.....

    This is tough because albums can be embarrassing for so many reasons.
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    Def Leppard, which I snaked from my brother

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    Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In.

    In fact, I have two vinyl copies. Incidentally --- they both suck !!!!

    WAIT !!!!! --- I own a Milli Vanilli album.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Savage Garden

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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite
    Def Leppard, which I snaked from my brother

    Hey... I went to see them in concert a few years ago! THEY RULE! opening act was Joan Jet.

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    "Bread" A former GF gave it to me for some reason. I don't know what Lori was thinking. But she did have a nice set of ..... ahhh, vinyl albums. Yep, that's it, vinyl albums.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    I bought Winger which had the most horrible cover version of "Purple Haze."


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    All of my musical purchases over the decades have been epic landmarks of their musical genres

    Actually, the real problem is that most of my music collection has always been too obscure. Maybe my Lacrimosa CDs are embarassing-somewhat histronic electronic-goth German duo. But, I still listen to some of the discs \

    Edit: That Winger cover is now my wallpaper!

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    Quote Originally posted by Seabishop
    When I was 12 my friend and I biked downtown and bought The WWF Wrestling Album. It had songs by wrestling stars. I'm sure everyone remembers Demolition's metal song, Hillbilly Jim's country ballad, and Honky Tonk Man's Elvis impersination.
    ...owned that!
    Off-topic:
    I used to love playing the theme songs! Hulk Hogan's Real American song was Derringer, right?


    Owned: Fat Boys (with Wipeout on it)

    Own: Brittney Spears first 3 albums
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    Anybody know that guy that played the pan flute. Ya, I had that one.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Tiffany, Shakira, NKOTB

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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B
    Anybody know that guy that played the pan flute. Ya, I had that one.
    Zamphere (though that's probably not how he spelt it).

    If I can exclude albums sent to me because I was a lazy member of a record club, the only albums I can think of that might be embarrasing are Edie Brickell's first album (also the first CD I ever bought after getting a CD player) and Cerial Killer by Green Jello.
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B
    Anybody know that guy that played the pan flute. Ya, I had that one.
    That would be Gheorghe Zamfir the Master of the Pan Flute. Does anyone remember who the master of the skin flute was?
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    ....Does anyone remember who the master of the skin flute was?
    Ahhhhh, that would be Linda Lovelace.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by AubieTurtle
    ....Cerial Killer by Green Jello.
    Who were forced to change their name to Green Jelly. I am guilty of owning that one too, though I am not embarassed about it. I can't even remember why I bought it, something about the 3 little pigs?

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    Quote Originally posted by ludes98
    Who were forced to change their name to Green Jelly. I am guilty of owning that one too, though I am not embarassed about it. I can't even remember why I bought it, something about the 3 little pigs?
    I own this album and think it's a brilliant parode of all of the popular bands of the time. They play in various styles just to poke fun at other bands -- Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc......
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Anybody know that guy that played the pan flute. Ya, I had that one.
    ZAMFIR! Ha!
    That reminds me of a story. In college, in the studio where we'd spend long hours working on our projects, we'd always have music playing. Of course it had to first meet the group's standards of hipness. So one day Phifer was feeling more confident than usual, thinking, "These are my buds, they'll respect my musical tastes." He put his "Zamfir on the pan flute" tape on. It took about 10 minutes before the protests drowned out the music. Poor Phifer. He never tried anything like that again.

    I have an old Jackson 5 album that must be worth something by now.
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    Vanilla Ice: To the Extreme

    Yes, I'll admit it. I now hang my head in shame.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
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    What's so embarrasing about Savage Garden?

    I think my most embarrassing album is a cassette of MC Hammer that I listen to may be 2 or 3 times.

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    This one

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