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LEE

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My First Album Was...
« 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
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 04:37:07 pm »
Deep Purple in Rock.
Rust never sleeps

nicknack

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #2 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.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #3 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.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Kim

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #4 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.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

caerau

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #5 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)
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Tim Hall

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2016, 05:03:04 pm »
Power in the Darkness, TRB. (I think)
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2016, 05:10:12 pm »
ELP - Pictures at an Exhibition , still got a copy, sadly not the original though.

road-runner

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2016, 05:29:08 pm »


Top of the Pops album number 23 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.

PaulF

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2016, 05:37:12 pm »
Tomorrow Belongs to Me by S.A.H.B. or Relayer by Yes.

Tim Hall

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #10 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.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2016, 07:01:46 pm »
Ziggy Stardust.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2016, 07:04:25 pm »
Dark side of the Moon.

Basil

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #13 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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ian

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #14 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #15 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
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

tiermat

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2016, 07:27:27 pm »
Back in Black - AC/DC
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #18 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #19 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.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #20 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!
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #21 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.
Sic transit and all that..

Andrij

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #22 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.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Ruthie

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2016, 09:35:11 pm »
Chart Hits '81. On cassette. Bought it from Woolco.
Milk please, no sugar.

Karla

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #24 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 -> ?