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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #25 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2016, 10:00:31 pm »
I think that means The Bends is currently winning this thread  :thumbsup:

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2016, 10:04:10 pm »
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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2016, 10:04:49 pm »
I think that means The Bends is currently winning this thread  :thumbsup:

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #29 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...
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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #30 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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« Reply #31 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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« Reply #32 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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« Reply #33 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?
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« Reply #34 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #35 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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« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2016, 08:38:38 am »


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« Reply #37 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?

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #38 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.

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #39 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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« Reply #40 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #41 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #42 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
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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #43 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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« Reply #44 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.
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« Reply #45 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #46 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2016, 12:30:31 pm »
Elvis - Blue Hawaii - LP from the film in 1961 - when I was 14

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« Reply #48 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:



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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #49 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.
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