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Title: My First Album Was...
Post by: LEE on December 02, 2016, 04:24:41 pm
Stratosfear by Tangerine Dream.

I was around 15 and it was around 1977.

I went on to collect many of their albums and I saw them twice in the late '70s.

It was released 40 years ago.  Ahead of their time.

Stratosfear - Full Album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73mrtLt9FDU)
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: hatler on December 02, 2016, 04:37:07 pm
Deep Purple in Rock.
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Post by: nicknack on December 02, 2016, 04:42:02 pm
Cream - Wheels of Fire

Listening to Jack Bruce made me want to take up bass guitar.
I didn't, but became sax player instead.
47 years later I'm finally tackling bass.
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 02, 2016, 04:56:42 pm
Either ELO "Out of the blue" or Deep Purple "Made in Japan" I can't remember which.
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Post by: Kim on December 02, 2016, 05:01:31 pm
REM - Automatic For The People

I was 14 and I'd just got my first CD-ROM drive.
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Post by: caerau on December 02, 2016, 05:01:56 pm
If we're not counting 'Bang on a Drum - the Playschool Record' ;) then mine would have been a Queen album, probably Greatest Hits can't actually remember.


Singles were more important to buy for me when I first had the money available at 13 yo.  My first single buy I remember well and and I still love the song (Dear Prudence - Siouxsie and the Banshees)
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Post by: Tim Hall on December 02, 2016, 05:03:04 pm
Power in the Darkness, TRB. (I think)
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Post by: Aidan on December 02, 2016, 05:10:12 pm
ELP - Pictures at an Exhibition , still got a copy, sadly not the original though.
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Post by: road-runner on December 02, 2016, 05:29:08 pm
(http://topofthepopslps.weebly.com/uploads/7/6/1/6/7616307/4334194.jpg)

Top of the Pops album number 23 (http://topofthepopslps.weebly.com/uk-vol-23.html) from Woolworths in Gerrards Cross. My paper round money wouldn't stretch to a genuine full-priced LP from Brandon's, the record shop next door to Woolies.
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Post by: PaulF on December 02, 2016, 05:37:12 pm
Tomorrow Belongs to Me by S.A.H.B. or Relayer by Yes.
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Post by: Tim Hall on December 02, 2016, 05:40:19 pm
Power in the Darkness, TRB. (I think)
And having thought, I think it  may have been Transformer instead.
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Post by: rafletcher on December 02, 2016, 07:01:46 pm
Ziggy Stardust.
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Post by: Chris S on December 02, 2016, 07:04:25 pm
Dark side of the Moon.
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Post by: Basil on December 02, 2016, 07:13:27 pm
A Muddy Waters album.  It was a very long time ago.  I have no idea what it was called or what any of the tracks were.

ETA.  A quick look at Wikipedia suggests  "Electric Mud" as the most likely candidate, although that title means nothing to me at all.
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Post by: ian on December 02, 2016, 07:15:08 pm
Adam Ant Prince Charming. On cassette from Our Price with the money from my first paper round. Ridicule is nothing to be scared of.
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Post by: bobb on December 02, 2016, 07:21:13 pm
Adam Ant Prince Charming. On cassette from Our Price with the money from my first paper round. Ridicule is nothing to be scared of.

Think yourself lucky - mine was Night flight to Venus by Boney M  :P
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Post by: tiermat on December 02, 2016, 07:27:27 pm
Back in Black - AC/DC
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 02, 2016, 07:40:46 pm
I think it was B for Brotherhood by Brotherhood of Man. My grandad bought it for me when I was about eight, in John Menzies on Princes Street.
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 02, 2016, 07:47:21 pm
I think it must have been Colour by Numbers by Culture Club.




What? I was only 8!
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Post by: Jurek on December 02, 2016, 07:57:13 pm
Dark side of the Moon.
What a good way to start. :thumbsup:

Frank Zappa's Apostrophe for me. I must've been around 16 years old.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 02, 2016, 08:06:27 pm
Upstairs at Eric's.

The cover remains in my memory. In fact most of the tracks do too but the cover photo more so!
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Post by: asterix on December 02, 2016, 09:03:09 pm
Dark side of the Moon.

Ditto, except it was on cassette tape. 

The first vinyl album was Aqualung, Jethro Tull.
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Post by: Andrij on December 02, 2016, 09:23:28 pm
Ah, you mean first album purchased.  Probably makes, otherwise it would be a short thread - don't imagine there are loads of folk here who have been recorded.

I can remember the first CD I purchased - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.  I bought cassettes before that (and after) but don't remember my first one.
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Post by: Ruthie on December 02, 2016, 09:35:11 pm
Chart Hits '81. On cassette. Bought it from Woolco.
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Post by: Karla on December 02, 2016, 09:51:50 pm
The Bends - Radiohead

REM - Automatic For The People

I was 14 and I'd just got my first CD-ROM drive.

Shall we form a 1990s college rock club over there -> ?
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Post by: Deano on December 02, 2016, 09:56:04 pm
The Bends was the first CD I bought.

I think the first album (on cassette) was something by A-Ha.
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Post by: Karla on December 02, 2016, 10:00:31 pm
I think that means The Bends is currently winning this thread  :thumbsup:

[Oops no, Pink Floyd have it]
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Post by: Pingu on December 02, 2016, 10:04:10 pm
Parallel Lines - Blondie
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: Pingu on December 02, 2016, 10:04:49 pm
I think that means The Bends is currently winning this thread  :thumbsup:

Not Dark Side?
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 02, 2016, 10:09:50 pm
I assumed album meant a long playing music format, not something necessarily made of black plastic.

Also, the first one I actually bought myself would have been quite different...
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: Jurek on December 02, 2016, 10:22:24 pm
I assumed album meant a long playing music format, not something necessarily made of black plastic.

Also, the first one I actually bought myself would have been quite different...
I assumed the same.
My first was on Compact Cassette.
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Post by: andrewc on December 02, 2016, 10:33:05 pm
Bought as opposed to bootlegged, "A Tonic For The Troops" by The Boomtown Rats in 1978, on cassette. 
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Post by: Pingu on December 02, 2016, 10:58:27 pm
Bought as opposed to bootlegged, "A Tonic For The Troops" by The Boomtown Rats in 1978, on cassette.

That was my second :-)
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Post by: Kim on December 02, 2016, 11:02:38 pm
I assumed album meant a long playing music format, not something necessarily made of black plastic.

Also, the first one I actually bought myself would have been quite different...

Cassettes were primarily a piracy medium for me[1].  You'd have one cued up to record while the Top 40 came on the radio, and compile mixtapes of all the other pirate cassettes.  Though my brother (who was into music far earlier than I was) had a few pre-recorded ones.  Michael Jackson's Bad and NOW 16 come to mind.  Parents had a few for the car.  It never occurred to me to pay for music on tape.

Proper records (albums or singles) were bought on CD, even if they were immediately dubbed to a Woolworths C90 for walkman purposes.  Vinyl was for parents (albums) and people who thought[3] they were cool (singles).


[1] Though not as much as MiniDisc.  I actually touched a pre-recorded[2] MiniDisc once!
[2] Technically *pressed*.  Like a CD, but with fewer bits.
[3] Possibly correctly, what would I know?
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: T42 on December 03, 2016, 08:24:34 am
An Ace of Clubs £1 mono LP of Hans Knappertsbusch conducting Wagner overtures, Tannhauser one side, Flying Dutchman the other.  Next one was Brahms' Symphony n°2 in D major, thereafter I can't remember.
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Post by: hillbilly on December 03, 2016, 08:35:49 am
The Kids from Fame.  From the TV show. I know, too cool right?
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Post by: andyoxon on December 03, 2016, 08:38:38 am
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/ABBA_-_Greatest_Hits_(UK).jpg)

Yep, 'fraid so. :)  Back in Que Que, Rhodesia.   
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Post by: Jakob W on December 03, 2016, 09:26:44 am
I think it was Smash by the Offspring; otherwise it might have been a jazz record - Art Blakey in one of the Blue Note remasters?
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: Ham on December 03, 2016, 10:27:36 am
Wasn't actually bought, as while being an impecunious yoof I managed to barter soldering iron fettling skills applied to the listening booths in a local record shop for vinyl. First was a Moody blues, probably EGBDF, next the eponymous Barclay James Harvest or Disraeli Gears.

Just as a bye the bye, our Garrard "Dansette-a-like" was acquired through Green Shield Stamps. when we first got it, we had no records, and a friend (?) of the family gave us a single. Frank Ifield, She Taught Me To Yodel. I wish she hadn't.
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Post by: Paul on December 03, 2016, 10:36:25 am
Grease. I bloody loved that album. My brother and I played it to death.

Before you judge me, you have to know that the family record collection before that consisted of Perry Como's Greatest Hits and Rolf's* Two Little Boys. Both of which still make me nostalgic.

(*I know - but it was quite a long time ago.)
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Post by: T42 on December 03, 2016, 10:49:39 am
Just as a bye the bye, our Garrard "Dansette-a-like" was acquired through Green Shield Stamps. when we first got it, we had no records, and a friend (?) of the family gave us a single. Frank Ifield, She Taught Me To Yodel. I wish she hadn't.

My first was a mono player bought for £5 second-hand.  It came with a single of Lonnie Donegan singing "The Golden Vanity".  My father was disgusted.

Come to think of it, my first guitar was also £5 second-hand. My father was disgusted at that, too.
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Post by: hatler on December 03, 2016, 11:09:10 am
I can still picture our first record player, and I can date it's arrival on the grounds that it was a Christmas present to my brother and me, and that the two subsidiary presents were 'Sugar Sugar' by the Archies (for me) and 'Living in the Past' by Jethro Tull for my bro. (The label on the Archies disc was orange and that on the JT was green.)

The Archies tune puts it at December 25th '69.
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Post by: Andrij on December 03, 2016, 11:36:38 am
Just as a bye the bye, our Garrard "Dansette-a-like" was acquired through Green Shield Stamps. when we first got it, we had no records, and a friend (?) of the family gave us a single. Frank Ifield, She Taught Me To Yodel. I wish she hadn't.

My first was a mono player bought for £5 second-hand.  It came with a single of Lonnie Donegan singing "The Golden Vanity".  My father was disgusted.

Come to think of it, my first guitar was also £5 second-hand. My father was disgusted at that, too.

You are from Tunbridge Wells, and I claim my five pounds.  ;D
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: ian on December 03, 2016, 12:00:25 pm
Yeah, I didn't buy music back then, my paper round money didn't stretch so far, so I too spent every Sunday evening in front of my fabulously enormous Amstrad stereo system (90% space inside) with it's graphic equaliser and very important dials. Like most proto-adults of my era, I had the entire rec-play/pause thing down to a fine art (I was also a ninja cassette respooler). I'm sure I've still got all those cassettes somewhere. A friend of mine had a double tape deck so he could copy (it had a double-speed setting, but that introduced some strange warbling effects to anything thusly copied).

I think I lied about Adam Ant being my first album, I must have been too young for that and I would have had to go to Nottingham for Our Price, but I remember having it from somewhere at some point (probably the warbling double-speed copy). It would have been something from Woolies, which was the only place to get music in our town. Something in my memory is actually saying it was Mr Mister's Welcome to the Real World (thanks Google). I have a distinct memory of proudly leaving Woolies with that in bag. That's a far less cool first album and I suspect any warbling contained therein was their own.

When I got to about sixteen, I had the funds to travel to Nottingham (though rarely the time, as those funds came from my Saturday job at the Coop and there was no such thing as Sunday opening) and occasionally visit Our Price, HMV, and the best of all for teens trying to look moody and meaningful, Selectadisc. You could also buy really poorly recorded gig bootlegs from the market.
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Post by: ian on December 03, 2016, 12:03:37 pm
Oh, and I think it was actually the law that any CD player bought in the 1980s came with a copy of the ubiquitous Automatic for the People.
Title: Re: My First Album Was...
Post by: Chris S on December 03, 2016, 12:05:05 pm
Thinking about it, I've probably owned DSotM on pretty much every format except 8-track. If I'd had an 8-track in my beat-up Ford Escort with the floor pan that you could see the road through, I probably would have completed the format set.
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Post by: ian on December 03, 2016, 12:09:32 pm
I couldn't listen to Pink Floyd as that was (quite literally) dad music. I still can't.

Of course, like most grown-ups, I like to think my musical tastes are still pretty cool. And I've no children to judge me or disabuse me of my curious notions.
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Post by: robgul on December 03, 2016, 12:30:31 pm
Elvis - Blue Hawaii - LP from the film in 1961 - when I was 14

Rob
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Post by: Mr Larrington on December 03, 2016, 01:01:21 pm
Oh, and I think it was actually the law that any CD player bought in the 1980s came with a copy of the ubiquitous Automatic for the People.

I think you'll find it was actually Dire Straits' Making Movies...

As for myself:

(http://www.musictap.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Black-Sabbath-Paranoid.jpg)

And as for cassettes, that rumbling noise you can hear in the background is a thirty-year-old TDK jiggling electrons into Audacity.  Hawkwind's The Text Of Festival, in case you're interested.
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Post by: madcow on December 03, 2016, 01:19:57 pm
Night at the Opera by Queen was my first album.
It was purchased to keep me quiet on a long car journey from Yorkshire to Great Yarmouth. I had a Panasonic cassette player which used 4 AA batteries- an early Walkman as it were. The trouble was that even with new batteries by the time you got near the end of the second side of the album, the tape was going so slow it was all meaningless. I never got into Queen long term, despite loving that album.
First vinyl album was On the Level by Status Quo. Still got it.
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Post by: Kim on December 03, 2016, 02:34:32 pm
Oh, and I think it was actually the law that any CD player bought in the 1980s came with a copy of the ubiquitous Automatic for the People.

Unlikely, since it wasn't released until 1992.
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Post by: Kim on December 03, 2016, 02:36:16 pm
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/ABBA_-_Greatest_Hits_(UK).jpg)

This one deserves honourable mention for being stuck in my parents' car radio for a prolonged period.  I had a proper go at it with a screwdriver when they weren't looking, to no avail.  Eventually they sold the car, and there was much rejoicing.
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Post by: IanDG on December 03, 2016, 02:48:05 pm
I bought these two at the same time

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/0d/e3/d0/0de3d089a2a2ac51fc6c1391747f822e.jpg)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/nj_2ZH0sMDo/hqdefault.jpg)
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Post by: mattc on December 03, 2016, 03:12:25 pm
I bought these two at the same time

Christ, how much pocket money were you on??


Anyway ...

Kings of the Wild Front Ear - Adam-n-Ants

1st single - a few years earlier - Bohemian Rhapsody

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Post by: IanDG on December 03, 2016, 03:14:55 pm
I bought these two at the same time

Christ, how much pocket money were you on??




Anyway ...

Kings of the Wild Front Ear - Adam-n-Ants

1st single - a few years earlier - Bohemian Rhapsody



:D xmas money
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Post by: Juan Martín on December 03, 2016, 06:08:31 pm
Ziggy Stardust (or was it Electric Warrior?)
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Post by: ian on December 03, 2016, 07:02:30 pm
Oh, and I think it was actually the law that any CD player bought in the 1980s came with a copy of the ubiquitous Automatic for the People.

Unlikely, since it wasn't released until 1992.

That means I'm younger than I thought. Anyway, it was free with my first CD player. I think it was either that or Brothers in Arms.

I don't have a very good memory, so chances are that I'm making all this up.
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Post by: Kim on December 03, 2016, 07:20:09 pm
That means I'm younger than I thought. Anyway, it was free with my first CD player. I think it was either that or Brothers in Arms.

That would make more sense.  Brothers in Arms was to the CD player what Dire Straits was to the Walkman.

(All a bit before my time, I know.  I discovered them third-hand.  Like the Pink Floyd.)
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Post by: TheLurker on December 03, 2016, 07:38:24 pm
Rummaging through my LPs I have three candidates:

Star Wars Sound Track Album. 20th Century Records/PYE BTD 541
The Best of Tony Hancock.  Blood Donor/Radio Ham  HMA 228 - Hallmark reissue.
The Legendary Eddie Cochran - UAS 29163

And I cannot for the life of me remember which I bought first.

Now as far as first single purchased goes that's easy.  Rockin' all Over the World. Status Quo on Vertigo/Phonogram.  I am sooo tempted to put it on right now, but Mrs L is watching Strictly.
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Post by: rr on December 03, 2016, 07:43:41 pm
Jazz by Queen on vinyl, played through the HiFi amp and speakers my dad built.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 03, 2016, 08:05:07 pm
The Kids from Fame.  From the TV show. I know, too cool right?
Have you learned how to fly?

It's a great song for singing and dancing to when there's no one around.  ;D
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Post by: Chris S on December 03, 2016, 08:10:00 pm
That means I'm younger than I thought. Anyway, it was free with my first CD player. I think it was either that or Brothers in Arms.

That would make more sense.  Brothers in Arms was to the CD player what Dire Straits was to the Walkman.

(All a bit before my time, I know.  I discovered them third-hand.  Like the Pink Floyd.)

That's the thing, isn't it?

I'm right old, one look at my Pink Floyd collection will tell you that, but Brothers in Arms was my first CD purchase.

I don't publicly listen to any of these now - because Pink Floyd is "bloke's music" and Mark Knopfler is a "career geordie", whatever that is  ;) ;D
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Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on December 03, 2016, 08:10:18 pm
The Who - Live at Leeds
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Post by: road-runner on December 03, 2016, 11:37:58 pm
Oh, and I think it was actually the law that any CD player bought in the 1980s came with a copy of the ubiquitous Automatic for the People.
I think you'll find it was actually Dire Straits' Making Movies...

And I feel certain that it was Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms CD.
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Post by: Vince on December 04, 2016, 04:42:40 am
First vinyl album was either DSotM or Wish You Were Here, but may have been Decptive Bends by 10CC - It was a long time ago, I do remember being disappointed that the plastic cover on WYWH had been s;ot open by the WHSmith for security reasons.
First CDs were Fore by Huey Lewis and the News and the theme music from Midnight Express
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Post by: Hot Flatus on December 04, 2016, 05:56:25 am
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/fbEAAOSw0OJXLcgh/$_3.JPG)

About 1978
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Post by: Arthur Scrimshaw on December 04, 2016, 05:15:13 pm
Tarkus by ELP, pretentious tosh and never bought another of their records. At the same time Hold your head Up by Argent which was much better!

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Post by: Jaded on December 04, 2016, 05:28:08 pm
Tarkus by ELP, pretentious tosh and never bought another of their records. At the same time Hold your head Up by Argent which was much better!


And here's Rod, singing it!

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_8216.jpg)
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Post by: Tim Hall on December 04, 2016, 05:40:58 pm
Jazz by Queen on vinyl, played through the HiFi amp and speakers my dad built.

See over there in the corners of this room? Those are the speakers my Dad built (Kef something or other drivers, cabinet design from an article in a magazine). 
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 04, 2016, 06:45:28 pm
My dad never built any speakers. But my grandad did, way back when before he was anyone's grandfather. Hooked them up to a reel-to-reel tape player with spools large enough to hold all 3 hours and 58 minutes of Gone with the Wind.
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Post by: fboab on December 04, 2016, 07:53:27 pm
My parents have been doing vinyl Saturday over the last year or so.
One week or another they will have played whatever my first purchase was.

I'd like to think it was Purple Rain or Suzanne Vega but it was probably Rick Astley.

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Post by: ian on December 04, 2016, 09:47:27 pm
I went from cassette to CD without interregnum.

Yet I still seem to lug a big box of vinyl every time I move house. Is this just a curse of my generation?
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Post by: Jaded on December 04, 2016, 11:34:20 pm
Decay Music. Michael Nyman.
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Post by: spesh on December 04, 2016, 11:59:19 pm
I went from cassette to CD without interregnum.

Yet I still seem to lug a big box of vinyl every time I move house. Is this just a curse of my generation?

LPs, they just weigh us down...
(Luggin' 'round our music collection)
'Cause they're so big and round
(Luggin' 'round our music collection)


(With apologies to Messrs Daltrey and Townsend)
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Post by: Riggers on December 05, 2016, 08:58:55 am
Decay Music. Michael Nyman.

I have that too, Jaders.

Think my first one 'Trilogy' by ELP. Still have it somewhere. When did I last play it? About 40+ years ago.
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Post by: T42 on December 05, 2016, 09:51:00 am
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/ABBA_-_Greatest_Hits_(UK).jpg)

This one deserves honourable mention for being stuck in my parents' car radio for a prolonged period.  I had a proper go at it with a screwdriver when they weren't looking, to no avail.  Eventually they sold the car, and there was much rejoicing.

At one point Frank Muir observed that his offspring had discovered that a two-finger miniature KitKat fitted perfectly into the car's cassette player.
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Post by: Robh on December 05, 2016, 02:06:13 pm
My first LP was an early recording by Julie Driscoll & The Brian Auger Trinity, issued on MFP to cash in on their big hit. My first 'proper' LP was Hot Rats, which still gives much listening pleasure today :-)
 
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Post by: Kim on December 05, 2016, 03:48:33 pm
At one point Frank Muir observed that his offspring had discovered that a two-finger miniature KitKat fitted perfectly into the car's cassette player.

Meanwhile the foil could be folded into a handy 17.5A 32mm cartridge fuse...
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Post by: R_nger on December 05, 2016, 03:52:09 pm
Another Dark Side of the Moon here, closely followed by some ELO - all on cassette circa 1981.

My parents owned a vast selection of original 60's singles including plenty of Elvis and Beatles. I think the only album was Summer Holiday.  As a consequence I have a mild dislike of them all (actually...I won't listen to the Beatles !)
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Post by: Gus on December 05, 2016, 04:41:46 pm
The Exploited -Let's start a war
Bought back in the horrible 80's; 1984 to be excact...
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 05, 2016, 05:22:26 pm
I have never owned Dark Side of the Moon on any format. In fact I've probably never even deliberately listened to it. Am I still allowed here?
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Post by: Kim on December 05, 2016, 05:24:38 pm
I have never owned Dark Side of the Moon on any format. In fact I've probably never even deliberately listened to it. Am I still allowed here?

What about OK Computer?  (It's what young people have instead of Dark Side of the Moon.)
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 05, 2016, 05:48:12 pm
I have never owned Dark Side of the Moon on any format. In fact I've probably never even deliberately listened to it. Am I still allowed here?

What about OK Computer?  (It's what young people have instead of Dark Side of the Moon.)
Young people? I have reasons for not believing the age on my birth certificate but you have no such excuses.
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Post by: Kim on December 05, 2016, 05:50:18 pm
I've been counting in hex since I was 0x21 :)
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Post by: drossall on December 05, 2016, 08:53:57 pm
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells. A friend of a friend of my parents had bought it, and played it so often that she got sick of it. They came round to Sunday lunch with my family one day, and she gave it to me. I have no recollection of why me; I'm not sure whether I had ever heard it. However, it's probably still my favourite - drives my wife mad.

I remember buying my first single: Popcorn by Hot Butter. Still got that too :)
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Post by: asterix on December 05, 2016, 09:26:59 pm
I went from cassette to CD without interregnum.

Yet I still seem to lug a big box of vinyl every time I move house. Is this just a curse of my generation?

No, I have got my 'vinyl' collection down to 1.  Even my CDs have been consigned to the attic.

The last survivor is an ancient shellac impression of an Enrico Caruso number, dated 1919.  The cover has a picture of a SOTA windup gramophone that looks a bit like a wardrobe.

No idea where it came from and have never played it - probably it would sound a bit like this but far more satisfyingly crackly:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLIbB0KavvM

Despite its age, I suspect it is worth very little but WTH, I like the look of it.
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Post by: rogerzilla on December 05, 2016, 09:45:56 pm
I'd like to pretend it was something obscure and deeply cool but I think it was Queen's Greatest Hits.
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Post by: Feanor on December 05, 2016, 10:01:16 pm
Abba - Arrival, on cassette, bought for my by my parents when I was 12 or so, when I got my first cassette player.
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Post by: perpetual dan on December 05, 2016, 10:13:41 pm
The Pogues, Red Roses for Me.
I was kept on too little pocket money as youngster, so had developed taste before being able to buy!
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Post by: Basil on December 06, 2016, 12:13:23 am
A Muddy Waters album.  It was a very long time ago.  I have no idea what it was called or what any of the tracks were.

ETA.  A quick look at Wikipedia suggests  "Electric Mud" as the most likely candidate, although that title means nothing to me at all.

OK.  That was the first album I bought.  But some people seem to be giving the first album they owned.  So mine (thanks mum and dad  :facepalm: ) was Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
For some reason, they thought that was what kids were listening to.
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 06, 2016, 01:23:23 am
I think back to the albums that I listened to before I ever bought one. We were encouraged to listen to 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra' by Benjamin Britten, or 'Peter and the Wolf' narrated by Peter Ustinov. That meant we preferred Victor Borge, whose act is essentially Bill Bailey's. There was also an expurgated Rugby Songs album, and one by Jake Thackray, who I still like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OWdT-i4GFE
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Post by: hatler on December 06, 2016, 07:39:56 am
Deep Purple in Rock.
This was the first album I bought. First album I was given was Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave.
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Post by: Wascally Weasel on December 06, 2016, 02:39:08 pm
Mine was Geoff Love and his Orchestra play Big War Movie Themes.
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Post by: mattc on December 08, 2016, 08:20:26 pm
I have never owned Dark Side of the Moon on any format. In fact I've probably never even deliberately listened to it. Am I still allowed here?

What about OK Computer?  (It's what young people have instead of Dark Side of the Moon.)

Has one of the Muse albums replaced this for *real* young people? I've never listened to a whole one, but they're probably OK.(They can play their instruments, and I can hear the vocals.)

I have Dark Side & OK Computer, so something else must have come along by now ...
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Post by: tiermat on December 08, 2016, 08:24:52 pm
I have never owned Dark Side of the Moon on any format. In fact I've probably never even deliberately listened to it. Am I still allowed here?

What about OK Computer?  (It's what young people have instead of Dark Side of the Moon.)

Has one of the Muse albums replaced this for *real* young people? I've never listened to a whole one, but they're probably OK.(They can play their instruments, and I can hear the vocals.)

I have Dark Side & OK Computer, so something else must have come along by now ...

If there is, I would put my money on it being "The Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance or maybe "21st Century Breakdown" by Green Day.
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Post by: Kim on December 08, 2016, 08:28:19 pm
Surely Green Day is dad music by now?
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Post by: red marley on December 08, 2016, 08:39:25 pm
This thread must be hilarious to a 15 year old.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: tiermat on December 08, 2016, 08:40:41 pm
Surely Green Day is dad music by now?

Yebbut I am a dad...

Plus it is, apparently, retro cool to your average 12 yr old!
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Post by: runsoncake on December 09, 2016, 11:07:01 am
This thread must be hilarious to a 15 year old.  :thumbsup:

Reads like a BBC Four Friday evening documentary playlist☺
 My first vinyl LP was Lindisfarne's "Nicely out of tune" , played to death on an old red Candidate that I fitted with headphone socket.
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 09, 2016, 01:01:04 pm
Surely Green Day is dad music by now?

Yebbut I am a dad...

Plus it is, apparently, retro cool to your average 12 yr old!

Led Zeppelin seem especially popular. Live music in much of the country consists of bands doing 70s covers in pubs and clubs. Sometimes it's 15 year olds, with musicians old enough to be their dads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7DeHxmdKuQ
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Post by: ian on December 09, 2016, 02:04:19 pm
Now that climbing trees and public dance spectacles are out, this thread is one of the few things I can do that still makes me feel young.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 09, 2016, 03:27:18 pm
Surely Green Day is dad music by now?

Yebbut I am a dad...

Plus it is, apparently, retro cool to your average 12 yr old!
That's stage 3 of the ageing process for music, after cool and uncool; stage 4 is "wtf?"