First Records You Bought

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Postby theoldlibrarian » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:04 pm

When I was 10 I was introduced to Bob Marley by my friends mum. That was the first time I really got into music. After that I got into the band blur and the first album I bought was Parklife.
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Postby manicmama » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:15 pm

The first single I owned was Monster Mash, by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (love that name), but the first one I paid for myself was Crazy Horses, by the Osmonds. Can't remember first LP, but I think it was probably Rolled Gold, which was a greatest hits thing from the Stones. My taste never got much better, kind of a personal revolt against having cool older sisters and brother.
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Postby Fizz » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:23 pm

The first cassette tape I purchased/given to me by my parents was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original Soundtrack.

The first Compact Disc (CD) I ever purchased was Nirvana's Nevermind.
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:09 pm

The first single I bought was All Shook Up - Elvis Presley, it was a 78rpm too, should have kept it, it would be worth a bit now. LOL
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Postby Fizz » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:41 pm

Tiffany,

So many of the "first" things we pick up would be worth money if we kept them in pristine condition but then we also would not have experienced or enjoyed them.

As much as I love to see what people have collected. There is something wonderful about a worn book that is aged and read to the point of falling apart, it proves that it's been consumed and well loved.
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Fizz, you are right, things should be, listened to, used, read or played with, whatever they are.
A friend asked my advice, she wanted to buy her daughter a very expensive limited edition Barbie doll, I said to her if she could afford to buy two, get two, one for the child to play with & enjoy & love, the other to keep in mint condition in it's box. She has done that. The child when grown up may have a valuable doll as a legacy. Years ago we didn't think of things given to us as being collectable.
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Postby Archbishop73 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:27 pm

first cassette was "No Parlez" from Paul Young. I was 12 back then in 1985. When my player had eaten the tape, my mom had to fix tape by ironing it straight. Did work out in general, but from then, there were some empty spaces within some songs.

unfortunately I really can't remember the first vinyl record

the first cd was Barclay James Harvest "face to face" was on a Wednesday in 1989, did cost me approx. 16£
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:43 pm

Hi Archbish! :P

Speaking of BJH, you reminded me of this song of theirs which I hadn't listened to in yonks. It's still brill!

Suicide by Barclay James Harvest (you must listen to the last three minutes coz they act out the words of the song.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsRmsolrwNI
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Postby Archbishop73 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:57 pm

that song is quite good.

We always listened to that one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsWnVVjNhhY

father of a friend of mine had a pretty cool hifi system with this 150cm huge speakers, earthshaking.
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:11 pm

I bought some steps and s-club ones when I was little...First proper album would be something by Green Day probably.

Bear in mind I'm only 18 xD
Not old enough for something cool like Queen or Meat Loaf.
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Postby superfurryandy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:35 am

Single - I think it may have been XTC - Making Plans For Nigel

Album - either of the first Madness or Specials albums.
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Postby Finomans » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:58 pm

First Album I bought was:I Think Demon Days from the Gorillaz it's still one of my Favorite's
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Postby superfurryandy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:48 am

Damon Albarn is some sort of creative genius.
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Postby fords » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:07 am

Damon Albarn can do no wrong. And he still looks as good as he did on my bedroom walls in the mid 90s.....

I wish my first record was something by XTC or an equally awesome band, but unfortunately it was Kylie Minogue's first album - I'm still ashamed 22 years on!
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