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    Your first album (CD or tape)

    Here's an extension to the "skeletons" thread. What was the first CD you purchased with your own money. For those of use who are older, what was your first album or tape? I remember riding my bike to a local music store and plunking down my hard-earned cast to buy... "Paradise Theater" by Styx. It is now long-gone, never replaced when I dumped my record collection before moving from one apartment to another, maybe ten years ago.

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    First 5

    1. Grease Soundtrack (purchased in 1979)
    2. Star Wars Soundtrack (purchased in 1979)
    3. Michael Jackson - Thriller (primarily for the Eddie Van Halen solo on "Beat It") (purchased in 1982)
    4. AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (purchased in 1982)
    5. Van Halen - Van Halen I (purchased in 1982)

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    My first album was Blondie -- Parallel Lines. I felt so cool when I bought it, because it had a parental advisory sticker on it. My mom went up to the counter and said, "what's the sticker for?" and the guys said "the word 'ass' shows up in the lyrics." My mom told the guy that I knew way worse words than that, and let me get the album. I felt all badass for a 9 y.o.


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    Probably Platinum Blondes "Standing in the Dark" - on vinyl. Does anyone outside Canada even know who these guys are (were)?

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    First 45 - Brandy - Looking Glass (I think that was the band)
    First LP - Rumors - Fleetwood Mack
    Never Owned an 8-Track
    First Cassette - Long Run - Eagles
    First CD - Greatest Hits - Alman Bros.
    First MP3 - The Blade Runner Soundtrack

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    First (and only, unless you count the Disney read along stories) 45 - Reflex - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    First LP - Tracey Chapman - the one with Fast Car
    Never Owned an 8-Track - ditto
    First Cassette - Synchronicity - Police (a gift from a fairly hip grandfather)
    First CD - not really sure but if I had to guess I would say the Joshua Tree - U2
    First MP3 - none yet

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    First album I bought was probably The Who - Who's Next. I would have been 11or 12.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    K-Tel compilation called "Hit Explosion." Its still at Grandpa's.
    Included hits by Laura Branigan, Haircut 100, Toni Basil, Survivor, Rush, Santana, Sergio Mendes, Flock of Seagulls, Pat Benatar, and more!

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    First cd- yeah, I bought Color Me Badd with my allowance as soon as it came out, otherwise I always ripped of my Mom's Beatles lp's.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Violent Femmes (self titled)

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    The first one I purchased was a 45 by Joey Scarbury - The theme from the Greatest American Hero tv show.

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    First cassette tape: The Doors - L.A. Woman
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    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    First vinyl (I bought it at Woolco...any Canucks remember that place?): Hall and Oates - Big Bam Boom
    First cassette: Billy Idol, self titled (the one with White Wedding and Dancing with Myself)
    First CD: The Cult - Electric

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    First tape: Styx - Kilroy Was Here or The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations"

    First record with my own money: Thriller.

    First CD: Pink Floyd- Dark Side of The Moon and Def Leppard Pyromania

    First 8 Track: ACDC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (5 cents at a Church rummage sale)

    First 7inch (or 45): Marty Robbins - A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation) b/w El Paso, followed by "The Theme From The Greatest American Hero"
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    I can't remember exactly what the first album (tape) I purchased with my own money was, but I think it was either Depeche Mode "Violator," or Midnight Oil "Blue Sky Mine" - Two I later bought on CD and still listen to once every blue moon or so.

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    Can't remember my first tape, but I remember very clearly that my first CD was

    Madonna -- The Immaculate Collection

    I still have it, though I've not listened to it in years

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    As previously mentioned:

    First tapes Huey Lewis & the News - Sports and The cars - Heartbeat City.

    First CD - The Misfits - Walk Among Us

    First mp3 - Am I Evil, Metallica
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    First LP album was probably one (1) of these

    Four Seasons - album with "Big Girl's Don't Cry"

    OR

    Bobby Darin "Greatest Hits'

    OR

    "Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart" (I still have this !!!)
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    First cassette was, I think, Lighthouse (horns-based rock and roll band from Canada)
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    First CD was Asleep At the Wheel (Wheel Keeps On Rollin').
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    Too bad I lost so much of my vinyl.....it would look cool piled next to my Radiohead, Wilco, and Rent (Soundtrack).

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    My first Album was Kiss Destroyer.

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    A Moody Blues compilation (I still love the Moody Blues)

    I actually bought it because my folks were jazz buffs, and I thought they were a jazz band

    Kansas Leftoverture - the start on my long and still ongoing journey into musical pretentiousness.Whatever happened to Kansas?

    Black Sabbath-s/t

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    Hmm the older sibs had all kinds of music they handed down or abandoned but I think Peter Frampton Live was the first LP i bought. That or a Led Zeppelin double ablum.

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    8 track - Led Zeppelin in quadraphonic very cool. Whole lot a love is awesome in quad.

    album - I think it was Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo

    CD - Best of Van Halen, but that was just a couple years ago

    Cassette was probably Meat Loaf
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    The first few tapes I can remember buying for myself are the ubiquitous copy of "Thriller" and a few REM albums, "Document" and "Murmur." I still like REM but the stuff they put out when I was 12 is way better than it is now.

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    Originally posted by Greenescapist
    I still like REM but the stuff they put out when I was 12 is way better than it is now.
    Totally.... I still have all my old REM vinyl from when I was younger. Even Chronic Town and Murmur... I should really get that turntable up and running.

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    I think I've never bought a cd for myself with my own money.
    I've bought cds but for presents, and I can't remember the first one I bought :p

    I buy a cd as a present for my brother and he tends to do the same, and since we have similar tastes in music, it's kinda like buying it for myself :p

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