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Shawn@PRS
05-08-2012, 02:23 PM
James' thread about first concerts inspried me to create this thread about "First album/CD ever purchased"

The first record I ever purchased was Thin Lizzy Jailbreak \m/ \m/

sergiodeblanc
05-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Ray Parker Jr. Greatest Hits. :D

ldg0352
05-08-2012, 03:01 PM
First vinyl was most likely one of the early Capitol pressings of "Meet the Beatles."

When CD's first came out - the first one was classical - Beethoven or Tchaikovsky most likely. Would have been early, early, late 1984 early 1985. Before my son could walk, he learned to open the cd player, and he was trying to stuff a cassette tape in the tray and close it. I caught him just in time before he jammed it in. That's how I remember when it was.

Larry

veinbuster
05-08-2012, 03:04 PM
I think it was Beatles Rubber Soul.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
05-08-2012, 03:33 PM
It was either Diary of a Madman or Stay Hungry. I can't remember.

james
05-08-2012, 03:46 PM
My parents got me Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall" and "Thriller" on vinyl.

I think the first thing I ever went out and purchased with my own money was a Megadeth cassette.

JMintzer
05-09-2012, 07:15 AM
http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.316404566.jpg

Hey, I was 9...


Jamie

Blackbird
05-09-2012, 09:17 AM
ACDC-Who Made Who :twisted:

kingsleyd
05-09-2012, 09:21 AM
http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.316404566.jpg

Hey, I was 9...


Jamie

Hey, some of those tunes have aged pretty damn well! I've continued to play "Last Train to Clarksville" on gigs well into my adulthood, along with "I'm a Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday."

My first LP record, at age 6, was the UK version of The Rolling Stones No. 2. Next was the More of the Monkees... :)

11top
05-09-2012, 09:42 AM
OMG, I'm older than dirt! :(

My first 45rpm single: Walk On By by LeRoy Van Dyke

First vinyl album: Meet the Beatles (and still have that vinyl).

ArtG
05-09-2012, 10:53 AM
My first vinyl.
Bought in Paris '77.
Life was good :roll: :D

http://www.teenagewastelandonline.com/wp-content/uploads/51MpGQsJGPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

And how could I not mention my second... :)

http://e-literaci.pl/images/photoalbum/album_23/album-deep-purple-in-rock.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
05-09-2012, 11:59 AM
OMG, I'm older than dirt! :cry:
All your friends in heaven are starting to think you didn't make it. :lol:

Boogie
05-09-2012, 12:26 PM
Deodato - Prelude from 1972. I was 8 and the guitar solo made me want to pick up guitar...which I didn't do for another 6 years. That and Terry Kath from Chicago...which was album #2.

dmatthews
05-09-2012, 01:46 PM
1970
Santana - Abraxas
What a cool album.
8-)

JMintzer
05-09-2012, 01:57 PM
http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.316404566.jpg

Hey, I was 9...


Jamie

Hey, some of those tunes have aged pretty damn well! I've continued to play "Last Train to Clarksville" on gigs well into my adulthood, along with "I'm a Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday."

My first LP record, at age 6, was the UK version of The Rolling Stones No. 2. Next was the More of the Monkees... :)

No question, there were some great songs on that album. Still listen to them on my iPod...


Jamie

WEDGE
05-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Can't remember the album.....was probably 1978!

First CD was Van Halen, first album......still the best album ever.....IMHO.....

slev
05-09-2012, 09:50 PM
First album was Styx - Paradise Theater

First CD - The Cars Greatest Hits

What can I say, I'm a non-apologetic, Gen-X, child of the 80s. At least I cut my mullet... :lol:

Goldtop
05-09-2012, 11:21 PM
The first records I bought were actually a set of six 45 singles. They came in a funky little plastic bag, and they were on a rack, sort of like the old comic book racks that you could spin around. It was in a tiny grocery store. I can't remember all of the music, but some of it was: Buck Owens and Buddy Allen - Cowboy Convention; The Wilburn Bros - Theme Song to a Don Knotts movie called "The Shakiest Gun in The West"; Johnny Cash - I Still Miss Someone.

The first LPs I bought were the two Johnny Cash Prison records; Folsom and San Quentin.

The first CD I can't remember. Back in the longbox days...

Goldtop

Goldtop
05-09-2012, 11:25 PM
http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.316404566.jpg

Hey, I was 9...


Jamie

I'm a Monkees fan too. My favorites are "Cuddly Toy" and "Daydream Believer".

Davy Jones RIP

Goldtop

Zilmo
05-10-2012, 08:57 AM
http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.316404566.jpg

Hey, I was 9...


Jamie

Exact same one for me.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
05-10-2012, 12:02 PM
Hey, hey... you're all monkeys. And people say you monkey around.






[Sorry, couldn't help myself. :D ]

Replifex
05-12-2012, 04:09 AM
Dire Straits - "Dire Straits" (the white one).
It realy blew my mind hearing that sound!
I just started out playing the guitar then, but i still think a clean Stratsound can't get any better than this.
However there are Tele's on there too.
I guess the Studio technicians just did a very good job there as it's not the guitar and player alone ofcourse.

Shawn@PRS
05-12-2012, 06:39 AM
Dire Straits - "Dire Straits" (the white one).
It realy blew my mind hearing that sound!
I just started out playing the guitar then, but i still think a clean Stratsound can't get any better than this.
However there are Tele's on there too.
I guess the Studio technicians just did a very good job there as it's not the guitar and player alone ofcourse.

Mark Knopfler can do no wrong in my book, he is just amazing!

Goldtop
05-12-2012, 09:41 AM
Hey, hey... you're all monkeys. And people say you monkey around.






[Sorry, couldn't help myself. :D ]


Hahaha... That's cute! :D

Thanks to this thread and YouTube, this one has been stuck in my head for a few days now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-RgsJ7zsgw

Goldtop

Serious Poo
05-12-2012, 07:52 PM
Album: CC&R "Green River"
CD: The Smiths "The Queen Is Dead"

ldg0352
05-12-2012, 08:43 PM
Dire Straits - "Dire Straits" (the white one).
It realy blew my mind hearing that sound!
I just started out playing the guitar then, but i still think a clean Stratsound can't get any better than this.
However there are Tele's on there too.
I guess the Studio technicians just did a very good job there as it's not the guitar and player alone ofcourse.

Mark Knopfler can do no wrong in my book, he is just amazing!

+1 Shawn. Everyone should see him live at least once - we did a couple of years ago and MK is unbelievably tasteful and talented.

Aldwyn
05-13-2012, 10:54 AM
I honestly can not remember the first LP I purchased. Seems like so long ago.

Seems like just as long (though they were more than likely 10 years apart!) was my first CD, which was Santana's Greatest Hits. I wore out that CD.

The Ratchet
05-14-2012, 12:22 AM
Bee Gees Greatest Hits 1979.

http://i48.tinypic.com/2dtuhl4.jpg

Double album in the triple panel fold out. Spent a lot of time pondering what exact crazy bling Barry Gibb was sporting, as well as trying to strum the intro to Jive Talkin on a little plastic guitar.

Still have this. Was planning to get them all to sign it, but alas, will not come to be. Now one of em is gone (or really two if you include Andy), and I'm pissed I didn't see em in Vegas back in 97'.

[Edit: Just 5 days after posting this, another loss - R.I.P. Robin Gibb 5/20/12]

sergiodeblanc
05-14-2012, 01:41 AM
^^^ Thats just a good time, I don't care what anyone says.^^^

LSchefman
05-14-2012, 02:45 PM
"The Ballad of Davy Crockett," Fess Parker, 1954.

I was 4 and bugged my father for it. Got the coonskin hat and the T-shirt, too. ;)

swede71
05-14-2012, 10:13 PM
First album was Abba-Abba....well mom bought it for me,i was only 4 but that started it all.

mad monk
05-15-2012, 12:58 AM
First LP was a Beatles compilation. I remember it had Paperback Writer, Eleanor Rigby, and Can't Buy Me Love.

hippietim
05-20-2012, 01:03 AM
http://www.printmag.com/CMSAssets/Blog/heavyRotation/j5_greatesthits.jpg

docbennett
05-20-2012, 10:19 AM
Mine was "More of the Monkees". The Monkess was $2.99...."More" was on sale at Korvettes for $1.99. I was 10.

Mikegarveyblues
05-22-2012, 05:35 AM
I think it was Bat Out Of Hell II on tape...

My next purchases where The Wall, Dark Side, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell by Pink Floyd. Had I not bought the Floyd albums I wouldn't on this forum (Or any other guitar forum) now!!!

steam-powered
05-23-2012, 07:08 PM
Not that I'm proud to admit it, but my first album was the self-titled "Kiss" album and the Paul Stanley solo record. I was about nine years old. My tastes have become more cultured since the late 70's/early 80's, though. :oops:

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
05-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Not that I'm proud to admit it, but my first album was the self-titled "Kiss" album and the Paul Stanley solo record. I was about nine years old. My tastes have become more cultured since the late 70's/early 80's, though. :oops:
I ain't skurr'd.

I have the whole KISS collection on CD and even though I haven't really listened to them in about a decade, I'm not making any apologies about it. If someone doesn't like it they can KISS my lilly-white ass.

I'm going to rock some "Love It Loud" right now, just for you.

8-)

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And here's "War Machine"

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hippietim
05-24-2012, 08:50 AM
Kiss kicks ass. Paul Stanley is a great singer and frontman. They wrote some great songs in those early years - the 80's not so much.

alantig
05-24-2012, 04:58 PM
I'm with Hans and Tim. I like Kiss. There are eras I like better than others, and I'm not thrilled with the idea that they put Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer in Ace and Peter's makeup AND have them singing Ace and Peter's signature songs. But that doesn't take away the fact that they have some great songs. And I like "(Music From) The Elder" and "Carnival Of Souls" and some of the mid-80s stuff, although "Crazy Nights" may be the worst piece of crap CD I've ever owned.

I have no guilty pleasure albums because I don't feel any guilt over any of the music I like. I love the fact that if you hit shuffle on my iPod, it's entirely possible that you could hit a sequence of Rob Zombie-Debbie Gibson-Meshuggah-Abba-Frank Zappa-Tiffany-Ozzy-Deep Purple - you get the idea. There are two kinds of music - stuff I like, stuff I don't. Period.

QueenCityGuitars
06-05-2012, 08:35 AM
Diary of a Madman

Fantastic album!

My uncle bought me my first LP: Kiss Alive. My first CD purchase was: The Beatles The White Album.

Shawn@PRS
06-05-2012, 09:41 AM
OK, I'm going to swim against the mainstream here. I do not like Kiss. That's right, I don't like them.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
06-05-2012, 09:44 AM
OK, I'm going to swim against the mainstream here. I do not like Kiss. That's right, I don't like them.
I remember, a few years back, posting a gig photo while wearing a Kiss concert t-shirt. You were relentless. LOL

"So Hans, we're you just wearing that shirt to be ironic?"

LOL Funny as hell! :)

Shawn@PRS
06-05-2012, 10:00 AM
I remember, a few years back, posting a gig photo while wearing a Kiss concert t-shirt. You were relentless. LOL

"So Hans, we're you just wearing that shirt to be ironic?"

LOL Funny as hell! :)

Wait, you WEREN'T being ironic? man we need to talk. :)

themike
06-05-2012, 10:52 AM
http://www.offmachine.com/lyrics/images/Metallica-Metallica-BlackAlbum126493892758902.jpg

I couldn't have been more than 5 when I took my dads copy of The Black Album and listened to it non-stop for hours. I got into music super young, but this - this tape (yes tape) was a gamechanger for me.
I think the fact that it was heavy, but also cotained a lot of melody as well as acoustic work is what drew me to metal. The fact that unlike most genres, you were able to express yourself using anything from loud drums, huge distorted guitars and screaming to acoustic guitar, piano and clean singing was awesome.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
06-05-2012, 11:00 AM
I couldn't have been more than 5 when I took my dads copy of The Black Album...
Ok. I'm old.

PRSHB2
06-05-2012, 11:25 AM
Picked up 2 albums that first day. ELO "Out of the Blue" & Foreigner "Double Vision". Shortly thereafter came Van Halen I and Boston. Those last 2 went with me everywhere after I copied them to cassette.

QueenCityGuitars
06-05-2012, 01:37 PM
OK, I'm going to swim against the mainstream here. I do not like Kiss. That's right, I don't like them.

Not even when you were a kid, Shawn? I guess it depends on how old you are, but I was Gene Simmons every year for Halloween from '77 to '79. Good times...

Shawn@PRS
06-05-2012, 02:32 PM
Kiss is a marketing juggernaut, I can't deny that, but as far as their music goes. meh. They kind of remind me of slightly edgier version of The Archies. "Sugar. Ahhhh Honey, Honey". :)

AP515
06-05-2012, 02:39 PM
OK, I'm going to swim against the mainstream here. I do not like Kiss. That's right, I don't like them.

+1 There will be 2 of us at the "don't like kiss" party. I was listening to Boston and Foreigner instead... 38 special, 3 dog night, etc, etc.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
06-05-2012, 03:28 PM
I had a step-brother who was 9 years older than me. He used to wake me up after my Dad (and his Mom) crashed for the night - especially on bad days - and he would rock some Kiss. He watched after me during a pretty crummy era.

His favorite band was Kiss. Led Zepplin was close second. He used to talk about the time he got to see them live, in make up. Needless to say, old Kiss is quite nostalgic for me.

ldg0352
06-05-2012, 04:21 PM
+1 There will be 2 of us at the "don't like kiss" party. I was listening to Boston and Foreigner instead... 38 special, 3 dog night, etc, etc.

3 at the non-KISS party

Speaking of Three Dog Night - certainly not my first album, but practically wore out "Live at the Forum" from 1969, learning this arrangement of a Lennon McCartney song. We did this in our high school band. Very challenging three-part acapella, but much fun.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pEd-tgt70E

PRSHB2
06-05-2012, 06:05 PM
+1 There will be 2 of us at the "don't like kiss" party. I was listening to Boston and Foreigner instead... 38 special, 3 dog night, etc, etc.
Same here!!

rugerpc
06-28-2012, 10:23 AM
The first vinyl was "Meet the Beatles"
The first cassette was "America"
The first CD was "Kiss the Sky" - Hendrix

I never owned an 8-track - but if I had, it would have been "DSotM".

cjmwrx
06-28-2012, 12:22 PM
Black Sabbath Paranoid. Bought it in 1983.

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l632/gibmarsh/sabbathparanoid.jpg

Hopeful Sinner
06-28-2012, 02:04 PM
1st vinyl was Motley Crue Shout at the Devil

1st cassette was Ratt Out of the Cellar

1st CD was Damn Yankees first album. I think there were a total of 10-15 CDs in the "Rock" section at the time...

dvlsadvc8t
06-28-2012, 04:54 PM
I'm another in the don't like KISS camp, even though I used to love listening to the Destroyer 8-track. Just got tired of them.

1st vinyl - Def Leppard Pyromania
1st Cassette - Van Halen 1984
1st CD - Van Halen 1984 (made sure to make that my first CD)

RedGuitars
07-06-2012, 04:22 PM
I don't know how you guys remember your first album or 45 or whatever... my aunts/uncles/sister were always throwing stuff around the house - the Beatles, the Monkies, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, the Guess Who. I remember the 45, I Fought the Law and the Law Won...

Don't know what I actually bought first - probably a Beatle record.

On the KISS subject - I wasn't a big fan, and yes I grew up right in the middle of their heyday. But years later my wife and I took her sister to see them live (All of us in our 40's by then). The crowd went nuts. I returned home and told my bandmate that we needed to learn to do was stomp into a pose with our legs spread apart, and bob left and right in unison... hey - it worked for them... :-)

CantankerousCarl
07-06-2012, 05:43 PM
First vinyl was some K-Tel collection - it had some Rick Springfield and Pat Benetar. There was another one from the 80s that had a Santana song on it. I used to browse the 45s @ Woolworths, but buying an album was a big deal, an investment! I think we had some Hall & Oates 8-Tracks, too.

My folks were into big band, and my dad literally thought that everyone who "girated" and "screamed" was evil :)

Guitargonish
07-06-2012, 11:31 PM
First lp: Abbey Road. I think January 1970. I was 9.
Second: Led Zeppelin 1.
Then 'Yessongs'. (Where are the prog fans on this forum?)
CDs: I got a job in a CD store in Dallas when I was in college, 1987. Bought 8 CDs the first week, and didn't have a CD player.

JDBRADSHAW
08-10-2012, 11:48 PM
Rare Earth (One World)

Bill SAS 513
10-08-2012, 09:00 AM
First Album...gulp...Kiss's "Dressed to Kill" (strictly for the bass in "She") and "Starland Vocal Band"...actually remember loving the harmonies of one of the sappiest love songs ever..."Afternoon Delight" (before I even knew what it meant...wahoooooooooooooooo) . First 8-track (yes, he said 8-track, heh heh) Styx Pieces of 8 (I think??). Hated the way it switched tracks in the middle of Renegade... first Cassette, Steppenwolf VII. My neighbor in Reisterstown had doubles and gave me one. Found the actual CD in a bargain bin couple months back and the songs are so much slower than I remember. (Earschplittinloudenboomer, Hippo Stomp!!) First CD...RUSH, Permanent Waves...with new CD stereo in truck, Spirit of Radio on 11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick
10-08-2012, 10:19 AM
Hmmm .... the first album I remember getting was " Let it Be " when it first came out. ( I'm old )
the first 8-track was Kiss - " Destroyer "
the first CD was " Kind of Blue " by Miles
still have the 8-track of " Destroyer " .... it's sitting on top of my amp as a gris-gris

Poffypoffa
10-08-2012, 06:23 PM
My first LP purchase was Billy Joel, Glass Houses--I believe i still have it. Still love it, too. Lots of guitar!

First CD was Paul Simon, Graceland.

Don't remember my first download, must not have been all that special. :)

Who else remembers listening to those little square plastic albums from the guitar mags! Wish I kept those...

prsguitarman101
10-08-2012, 07:02 PM
Probably something by KISS:p22:

Goldtop
10-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Who else remembers listening to those little square plastic albums from the guitar mags! Wish I kept those...

I do. I have a ton of those things packed away somewhere. Flex-o-discs. That was a fad that many of the guitars mags - and others - got into in a big way. 'Learn this lesson'. 'Hear a sample from the upcomming release of _____'.

Matter of fact, I found one the other day that was a promo item from a tour of The Southwest back in the '80's by Cheap Trick and Aldo Nova. It had artwork of Texas and cactus, etc. instead of the usual black plastic. It came from Sound Warehouse. (Remember them?). I had to test it, and it still worked! Great memories there.

Goldtop

rocguitar
10-08-2012, 07:33 PM
First LP in vinyl......The Beach Boys' Little Deuce Coupe. Released in 1963!

Still have it....in Mint condition!


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/65/LittleDeuceCover.jpg/220px-LittleDeuceCover.jpg

prsguitarman101
10-08-2012, 07:40 PM
First LP in vinyl......The Beach Boys' Little Deuce Coupe. Released in 1963!

Still have it....in Mint condition!


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/65/LittleDeuceCover.jpg/220px-LittleDeuceCover.jpg
I use to have that one, but on cassette!!
:p22::408mt::408:

butterfly
10-08-2012, 09:10 PM
First one for me was Imagine John Lennon. I was raised by a Beatles freak sister and we used to wear out the gulp 45s together. I know I know. The olden days. I was just a pup.

Serious Poo
10-08-2012, 10:48 PM
First album = "Green River" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
First CD = "Louder Than Bombs" by The Smiths

Jay Xander B
10-30-2012, 02:35 PM
Woo first post! My first ever cd that i bought was Alien Ant Farm's Anthology :proud: heh probably not to everyone's tastes but hey i was young(er) =P

jfb
12-17-2012, 09:52 AM
Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'n' Roll

Shultzie
12-17-2012, 04:02 PM
LP - some compilation with 'Snoopy and the Red Baron' and Herman's Hermit's 'Mrs. Brown, you've got a lovely daughter'.

Single - 'Sugar, Sugar' by the Archies.

Shultzie
12-17-2012, 04:13 PM
LP - some compilation with 'Snoopy and the Red Baron' and Herman's Hermit's 'Mrs. Brown, you've got a lovely daughter'.

Single - 'Sugar, Sugar' by the Archies.

Oh yeah, CD - Frank Zappa's 'Shut up and play yer guitar' (I don't think I had a CD player yet, but I was gonna be ready...)

JustRob
12-17-2012, 05:10 PM
LP - some compilation with 'Snoopy and the Red Baron' and Herman's Hermit's 'Mrs. Brown, you've got a lovely daughter'.

Single - 'Sugar, Sugar' by the Archies.

LP - I was thinking it was AC/DC Back in Black, but you reminded me it was this:

The Rock Album (K-Tel, 1980)

Side One:
Don't Bring Me Down - ELO
Dirty White Boy - Foreigner
Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money
Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Dream Police - Cheap Trick
Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) - Robert Palmer

Side Two:
Renegade - Styx
More Than A Feeling - Boston
Something's On The Move - Jethro Tull
Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' - Journey
Isn't It Time - The Babys
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Hold The Line - Toto

1st CD was Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms.

cwhenke
12-17-2012, 05:44 PM
I can't remember the first album, but the first CDs I bought were Metallica (Metallica) and Guns N Roses (Use Your Illusion I).

Fbrandw
12-20-2012, 07:13 PM
My first album that I bought all by myself was when I was 12 and I used my birthday cash to buy a cassette copy of Kill em All by Metallica...pretty much set the tone for years of teenage rebellion and angst lol