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Kim

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #50 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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Kim

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2016, 02:36:16 pm »


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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IanDG

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2016, 02:48:05 pm »
I bought these two at the same time




mattc

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #53 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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IanDG

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #54 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

Juan Martín

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2016, 06:08:31 pm »
Ziggy Stardust (or was it Electric Warrior?)

ian

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #56 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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Kim

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #57 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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TheLurker

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #58 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2016, 07:43:41 pm »
Jazz by Queen on vinyl, played through the HiFi amp and speakers my dad built.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #60 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #61 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

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2016, 08:10:18 pm »
The Who - Live at Leeds
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road-runner

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #63 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.

Vince

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #64 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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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #65 on: December 04, 2016, 05:56:25 am »


About 1978

Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #66 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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Jaded

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #67 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!

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Tim Hall

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #68 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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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #69 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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fboab

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #70 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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ian

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #71 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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Jaded

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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #72 on: December 04, 2016, 11:34:20 pm »
Decay Music. Michael Nyman.
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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #73 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)


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Re: My First Album Was...
« Reply #74 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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