Friday, January 18, 2013

Your Turn

I think I did this about a year ago, but it is always fun to revisit it with new readers coming in all the time. First record, or album or tape you bought. Do you still have it? If you switched from vinyl to CD, did you but it again on CD?

132 comments:

Lindsey said...

TLC crazy sexy cool was my first CD. Too many tapes to remember!

Count Jerkula said...

David Lee Roth- Eat em and Smile

saywhat? said...

1st record was toni basil mickey.I used my allowance to buy the 45 at kmart.

saywhat? said...

1st record was toni basil mickey.I used my allowance to buy the 45 at kmart.

Seachica said...

Shaun Cassidy, da do Ron Ron. And no, I don't have it anymore. I am tempted to go get it from iTunes

alabrava said...

Run DMC - Raisin Hell

nevermindthat said...

Michael Jackson Thriller on Vinyl. It is still in my aunts garage.

VIPblonde said...

Don't remember the first tape I bought, but the first CD was Mariah Carey "Emotions" in 1991. I don't think I have it anymore. I do re-buy albums in MP3 format if the CD is scratched.

I'm the worst with movies though. Every VHS that I've owned, I have since bought on DVD, and now am buying on Blu Ray. I remember Rob Zombie saying that he has pretty much every horror movie ever made on beta, VHS, laserdisc, DVD, and now blu ray. That's totally me!

plrtz glrb said...

First album I owned Tina Arena. I actually think it was called Don't Ask

Pogue Mahone said...

I don't remember the first but I do remember I had the Beatles' "Blue Album" on the vinyl blue record which was one of my firsts I bought when I was 12 or 13! It was sadly destroyed though when we had the house fire 17 YRS ago but would be a collector's item today.

Brandy said...

Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl. Followed closely by Vanilla Ice. Yeah, I was awesome.

Julia H said...

Michael Jackson's Bad on tape in 1987. Found it in my childhood bedroom last Christmas!

White lilly said...

My first vynil I had was "Xou da Xuxa 1". Well... what can I say, it was a brazilian singer and tv host for kids, lol
My first CD was from a brazilian band to, I think I was 12, or 13...

Viewer said...

Seasons in the Sun (1974!) by Terry Jacks. Got the 45 at KMart. It was sold out for weeks.

gossipmonger1 said...

My first tape was either Wilson Phillips or New Kids on the Block, but first CD was Jimi Hendrix 'borrowed' from my dad. I am all vinyl now, and def didn't buy the first two again. However, I just scored the Hendrix LP on vinyl for $5.99 last Friday. Score!

auntliddy said...

Bought a 45- dion's the runaway. I was 12. I know, dating self, lol

Renoblondee said...

I don't remember ever not having records, but shaun's Da Do Ron Ron sticks out. Also Rick Springfield. My family was huge into music, so it was always playing. My parents oldies, and my bigbro and sis' rock.

Mhdz said...

My first was C&C Music Factory "Gonna Make You Sweat" on cassette. I bought it when I was 10 after saving up some lunch money. I don't have it but I'm pretty sure it's still at my parent's pad.

Audrey said...

The 45 of I Think I Love You, Partridge Family. I no longer have it.

msgirl said...

Either The Monkees or The Beatles 45. Yay to all of us old ones!

Munch said...

Vinyl, Aladdin Sane, bought it with my 10th birthday money. It had already been out for a few years but I loved it and had to have my own copy. Precocious, me? Never!

*karen* said...

I don't remember the first tape that I bought, but the first one I owned was Crystal Gayle's All-Time Greatest Hits. I still have it, it's still my favorite, and I have a ton of her CDs now. She's my all-time fave. When I was little, I wanted to grow my hair to my ankles just like her.

KendraWM said...

I had other before, but the first one I really remember buying is the soundtrack to Footloose and a Sony Walkman with my birthday money.

Del Riser said...

Revolver by the Beatles. Great then, great now.

Frufra said...

We had lots and lots of kids' books that came with a 45 that read the story to you - you know the ones: "You'll know it's time to turn the page when Tinkerbell rings her little bell like this."

But the first real album I remember was the Grease double album - man, my brother and I wore that thing out!

Jessi said...

First CD - Material Issue. Goodness I loved them!

KZoeT said...

Single: De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da by the Police. Still have it and the digital version, too.

greenmountaingal said...

My first tape was Cinderella (the metal band). My grandparents got it for me!

Jen said...

First record I ever bought was Duran Duran's Rio. I still have it on vinyl and did eventually get it on CD as well. John Taylor is my soul mate.

lewarcher said...

'Synchronicity', by the Police. Still have a copy, albeit in the Complete Recordings box set. Still holds up as an album, too.

sylmarillion said...

First one I owned - Thriller, Michael Jackson (with some of his earlier ones with the Jackson 5 added as filler), and Fame (the movie, I think). They were copies though. First ones I bought were (I think) Wham! on tape and Lionel Richie (Dancing on the Ceiling was on it, not sure what the record's called). Thriller I re-bought on iTunes, the others I don't have anymore.

E Gee Be said...

Omg, @frufra, the grease double album was my jam! We made up dances to like every song on that thing, I loved it so much!

JudithM said...

Duran Duran, 'Rio.' Still have it on vinyl. I also have all of REM and U2's early stuff, thanks to one of those "record of the month" clubs. Remember those? You'd never remember to send back the "no thank you" form, so you'd always end up with all kinds of random stuff.

MAC said...

First album was GoGo's Beauty and the Beat

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Char said...

Like all good Canadian girls my age, my first tape was Bryan Adams - Waking Up the Neighbours. I have the album on my computer now, the tape is long gone.

Audrey said...

OMG Frufru - I had COMPLETELY forgotten about those books. I had a number of them as well! Thanks for bringing back the hidden memory.

Topper Madison said...

First LP ordered through my parent's Columbia record club: "Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison"

First 45 purchased: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by ELTON JOHN (Sorry Beatles, Elton's version was better)

First LP purchased: "Grease" soundtrack

First 8-track purchased: Either "Bat out of Hell" by Meatloaf or "I'm in You" by Peter Frampton, I forget which.

First cassette: Not sure.

First CD purchased: "Ritual de lo Habitual" Jane's Addiction

First MP3/iTunes download: None yet.

Lucas said...

@Jessi - YES! Freak City Soundtrack is one of my happy places.

Topper Madison said...

FYI: "Bat out of Hell" is the only record I've invested in every medium to-date: LP, 8-track, cassette, CD, and burned from the CD to my MP3 player.

Lucas said...

The first music I ever purchased on my own was Poison's first album. I bought it on vinyl from the K-Mart down the highway from us. It was $7 I think. The album itself is long gone but holds a special place in my heart. I will always maintain it was way more punk-influenced than any of their other work and should be considered apart from the rest of their catalog.

mad cat said...

@Jen the first "tape" that my parents bought me that was something not kid-like was Rio too! I still love that one!

The first I bought with my own money-slippery when wet- Bon Jovi

HolidayinCambodia said...

I believe the first new record album was Aqualung in 1977, and I still have it and play it. Never got it on CD, but I "plan to" burn the record into iTunes.

Or maybe her attention
Is drawn by Aqualung
Who watches through the railing
As she plays. ...

All about Eve said...

@white lily, I had that one too! I loved Xuxa! She was huge in Puerto Rico where I'm from.

Claritysk said...

my first album I bought was a cassette tape, Nirvana - Bleach. Yes I upgraded to CD. I obhgt this when i was 9. Got me into a bunch or great music like mudhoney, buzzcocks, the sex pistols, and sonic youth :)

SusanB said...

1st record album - Meet the Beatles. Yeah, I'm old.

All about Eve said...

My first was Michael Jackson, Bad.

HolidayinCambodia said...

@ Topper: Bat Out of Hell was on the record player when I lost my virginity.

Betty Boop said...

Britney Spears-... Baby One More Time. I still listen to it all the time :)

prolixe said...

@Lucas - my first was Poison, too! I wore that tape out. Every once in a while, our local alt.rock station will air one of their songs and I magically transform in that dork you see singing power ballads at the stoplight.

Agent**It said...

Columbia Record Club - what a blast from the past !

Tuxedo Cat said...

I think it was a 45 of Elton John's Philadelphia Freedom.

Stacey Charter said...

Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky".It was the 45 and the b-side was Milk Cow... as in "jethro bought himself a milk cow.... and he called her bess" 1969... I was 6. That is no excuse tho. LOL

Stacey Charter said...

Oh and no I do not still have it.

EmEyeKay said...

Shadow Dancin' by Andy Gibb. First LP was Back In Black. And I remember this post from before, cuz I found out who was my age (and how old AuntLicky was) ;)

Maja With a J said...

Fittingly, my first vinyl was Madonna's "The First Album". It's at my mom's house.

The first song I ever downloaded, back when Napster was a thing, was "Boys 'n' Da Hood" by Dynamite Hack.

Topper Madison said...

@HolidayinCambodia Was it playing "Paradise by the Dashboard Light?"

Crystal Liechty said...

Cassette tape - Better than Ezra's single, Good. Think I was 12

Crystal Liechty said...

Cassette tape - Better than Ezra's single, Good. Think I was 12

cc423 said...

Boz Scaggs -- Silk Degrees. Yes. I am old.

tamarind said...

I got a cassette little boom box (it was pink) from my godmother one year, i think it was '86...with 2 cassette tapes, slippery when wet- Bon Jovi and True Blue- Madonna....shortly after, i bought my first tape-Violent Femmes

Comma Chaser said...

I think it was War, U2. I switched over to CDs in my teens and never looked back. Gave the vinyl more or less on permanent loan to my friend Jeff, who is a major collector of vinyl. It's in a better place there.

Diana G said...

Extreme Pornograffiti on cassette :-)
I still LOVE them!

Diana G said...

Extreme Pornograffiti on cassette :-)
I still LOVE them!

Turkish Taffy said...

The Grass Roots LP. Their hit single was "I'd Wait a Million Years". I begged and begged my parents to let me buy the album, and I played it over and over. The lead singer was named Rob something, and I thought he was so cute. off to Google...

sinkabella said...

When I was 5 my mom got the vinyl of On the Radio - Donna Summer and I was obsessed with it - still an --wanted to change my name to DONNA.I miss them both :(

Roman Holiday said...

I never bought any albums - my cousins had a ton of awesome albums like the Three Degrees and Earth Wind & Fire Etc. and my girlfriends had all the cool ones like Bay City Rollers and David Cassidy!! My favorite was the Jackson 5 album my girlfriend owned we played the shit out of that one! As a matter of fact if you ask me who taught me to dance I would say Michael Jackson :)

SingBlue said...

First cassette, Revolver by The Beatles (gift from my Mum).

First Vinyl, Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath (it was a couple of years later in my "mildy angry teen episode" and I don't think I bought it, rather it was given to me by a school mate).

Years later I bored Ronnie James Dio (RIP) with that story at the first gig I worked in Asia, and he was like "Dude, drink this" as he passed me a bottle of Grey Goose.

lizjaxe said...

Not sure it was my first but I do remember having the cassette of Cool as Ice soundtrack. Oh hey I was the only one. I played it non-stop.

skimpymist said...

My first album was britney's first album on cassette. I thought it sucked and only listened to it a few times after. I think I eventually threw it away.

lazyday603 said...

1st record: The Beatles "Hello Goodbye" single. First album "More of the Monkees". Still have the Beatles single. Lost the Monkees album somewhere along the way (probably from embarrassment as I got older).

donner said...

It was a 45 of the Osmonds. Puppy Love. I was a huge Donny Osmond fan.

Diana G said...

That's freakin' awesome! Love DIO (R.I.P.) - I saw him perform around 15 years ago.

SingBlue said...

Diana G, sure I've told this story before on here, but anyway around 2007 they did a tour in Asia of Heaven and Hell, so it was Ronnie and the rest of the band.

One of my roles was to sort the backstage alcohol. They were back-to-back with Megadeth - who wanted a couple of cases of beer, half a case of wine, etc. for the whole band.

Black Sabbath's was all personalised, and like an alcoholics Amazon list. Ronnie wanted 4 bottles of Grey Goose. I'd scored all the beer (swapped out all the light beer crap for a local craft brewer's selection - which they loved). But they couldn't do the Grey Goose.

When my error came to light, I went to find Mr Dio to apologise. Couldn't find him. Got a phone call from a mate who was out shopping with his wife, telling me he'd burst past them into a duty free store, bought his own, and ran back to the concert venue.

They also consumed most of it before going on to play a really great show. I muttered "How?" as they left the dressing room. Ronnie overheard, turned and said "Been doing it for 35 years mate".

My first big band I worked with, and they were frigging legends. Downhill ever since!

FalseProfit said...

Count Jerkula:

Me too! I now have the HD digital version. Coolest album cover ever.

bigtexashair said...

Spice girls first album! Don't have if any more. It got scratched!

LL VCE said...

I bought a tape of Snoop Doggy Dogg's "what's my name"..... Clean version one side, dirty the other..... And I was about 8!

Ms Cool said...

First 45s were Jumping Jack Flash and Pacman Fever. My mom made me return Jumping Jack Flash. First albums included David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen and of course I have them on CD.

Agent**It said...

donner, my older sister's first 45 was Puppy Love, by Paul Anka:)

Tuxedo Cat said...

@SingBlue

Thanks for sharing your story!

Unknown said...

First album was Pat Benetar's Hit Me with your Best Shot and tape was the Go Go's Beauty and the Beat. Both of them were from my brother on my birthday. I still have the Pat Benetar album (my tape deck ate the tape after listening to it a million times).

JSierra said...

Hanson was my first tape and Spice Girls was my first album.

Frufra I had some of those tapes! Those and the Silly Kids Songs with "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" and "There's a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza"

Oh jeez, now I can't stop singing silly songs.

pat said...

First 45 was the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand", when I was 6. First LP, a few years later, was "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly. My musical tastes matured from age 6 to age 10.

Frufra said...

I so vividly remember my brother and his dance to Greased Lightnin'. And I saw that scene not too long ago, and realized that the lyrics to that song are filthy - bwahaha! No wonder our love of Grease made my mom nervous!

astrogirl said...

ABBA -Arrival

Frufra said...

Topper - first CD for me was Depeche Mode Violator - right in the same time frame as Jane's Addiction, which was also on heavy rotation in my life.

IDoTheRobot said...

Mariah Carey and Shania Twain way back in 1994.

Frufra said...

@ Holiday - OMG, that gives me the heeby jeebies, mostly because Meatloaf always gave me the heeby jeebies!

Diana G said...

Great story - he truly is a legend. I loved when I would see him on TV interviews saying how his grandma invited the "rock-on" symbol with her fingers. When I saw him, he was touring with Iron Maiden - another amazing band, BTW...needless to say, it was an awesome night. ;-)

Jazzy said...

New Kids on the Block - Hangin' Tough. My family took me to their concert. I remember being so excited and saying I thought I would faint. To this day they still bring it up, especially around friends, boyfriends.

Frufra said...

Gettin busy back in my youth always seemed to involve Depeche Mode albums.

annanaannnaaaa said...

Vinyl, Debbie Gibson- Electric Youth
I wish I still had it. I used to rock out.

annanaannnaaaa said...

Amazing. that was the second or third one I ever got. :)

Janet296 said...

I purchased the album Blondie's Parallel Lines. I don't have it but still think it was a great record.

ReesesPeace said...

Carole King, Tapestry, when I was 11. It's still one of my faves. I started buying all the Doors albums when I was 15. Still some of my faves.

Syko said...

"Bye Bye Love" - Everly Brothers. I did not re-buy it later.

Seachica said...

@emeyekay -- we're both around the same age, live in the same city, and are planning weddings. Are you sure you're not my Teo?

csproat said...

London Calling .....sigh....it's tough having such good taste.....

Glitter said...

She Loves You by the Beatles. Yes, that long ago.

E Gee Be said...

@somkarella, I was obsessed with On The Radio! That pink and purple cover with Donna Summer on the jukebox was the most glamorous thing in the world to me when I was little!

E Gee Be said...

@stinkarella* don't know what autocorrect thought I meant!

PugsterMom said...

The Partridge Family Album, vinyl. HUGE crush on David Cassidy. First really good album: Tapestry by Carole King.

ermagerd said...

Vinyl - Queen "A Night at the Opera"

rtsew said...

Cowsills greatest hits. The rain, the park, and other things. Hair

Alicia said...

Thriller was my first too! I was in 3rd grade . I had a Thriller themed birthday party.. It was rad.

Alicia said...

That was my second album I think? Was it the one where the cover is four squares with each of them made up in full women's make up? I made my dad buy me that album and I remember him commenting something like " those are some hot chicks " and me laughing being like " Daaaaad.. Those are dudes ! " pretttty sure it was at Kmart too ha!

anon said...

First record was Carole King, Tapestry for I think $3.99 (I know, I'm old!) at EJ Korvettes. And, yes - I bought it on CD

fancyscreenname said...

@maja.....u r AWESOME,re: dynamite hack's BOYZ N DA HOOD.
;-)

scratchy kitty said...

Wham!, "Make It Big." I wore that cassette tape to shreds!

scratchy kitty said...

And I replaced it on CD then MP3.

mad cat said...

@jazzy nkotb was my first concert, I was in the 6th grade I think? Someplace out there there is a picture of me and my friend holding our I love Jordan and I love Donnie signs.

@annanaannnaaaa I owned the Debbie Gibson electric youth perfume and sang that song like I wrote it, along with every sad break up song on there.

It wasnt long after my Debbie Gibson/NKOTB days that the posters of the cute boy banders and the two coreys came down and the hair bands went up. I remember having one of Sebastion Bach from Skid Row in just a towel and giving the finger that I hid behind my door so my parents didn't see it.

And yes I traded up most of the tapes that I had..some I couldnt bare to listen to again though :)

fancyscreenname said...

Karma Chameleon

B626 said...

English indie Rocker Jack Green 'Reverse Logic' in 1981 on vinyl.
Never did come out on CD so I finally downloaded the whole thing
From some Japanese fanzite a few years ago.Ipod worthy!!

Jenn said...

I had Grease too! I had no idea how filthy Greased Lightening or lots of the others were until I listened to them again as a grown up. Love that album. I knew all the words, or thought I did, I don't think I called it a p**y wagon. I also had the Go-Go's Vacation, I got it as a CD as well later on.

E Gee Be said...

My cassette of Beauty and the Beat on my light yellow Casio radio made me very cool on the back of the school bus...

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Oh, boy...this is embarrassing...the first album I ever bought myself was John Denver's Greatest Hits, and I got it at the local discount department store. There was also a Rexall drug store in the town across the Connecticut River in Vermont that had a selection of albums, and I remember buying a bunch over there, too. Some others I got not long thereafter were the Carpenters' greatest hits, Carole King's Tapestry, Elton John's greatest hits, and, sometime in '74-75, Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark. The John Denver album is no doubt somewhere in my parents' house, but I've still got all the others in my vinyl collection; the only one I ever got on CD is Court and Spark, and nearly 40 years later, it's still one of my all-time favorite albums--it just gets better and better over time.

DocP said...

My parents bought me the Go-Go's We Got the Beat 45. I did not buy is when I changed to CDs. My first CD was by the Damn Yankees :-/ My boyfriend bought it for me when he bought me my first CD player for high school graduation!
Duran Duran albums are the only things I bought on vinyl, CD and MP3 :)

Jennmcn said...

Queen-News of the World.

Great album but Get Down, Make Love was kind of lost on me at the time.

Sunny said...

My first tapes were Bob Marley's Greatest Hits and Violent Femmes (along with some goofy casingles that I bought on the same day). I totally remember buying them from The Warehouse - so 80's! I don't have the tapes anymore, but I'm pretty sure I have at least 200 Bob Marley songs on cds that an ex burned for me. Thank you, Sir!

astrogirl said...

The first album I bought with money I'd earned working part time was INXS self titled. It had a painting of people on a beach on the cover, it was vinyl.

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Shiirii said...

Take That - Everyting Changes -93 . I really loved them at the time and had a mayor crush on Mark Owen..

kalabee said...

My first vinyl that I bought for myself was The Locomotion, Kylie's version. The first tape I bought for myself was Poison, Open Up and Say Ahh. My first CD was John Farnham, Whispering Jack (the one with 'You're The Voice' on it.

They are all on my iPod.

My taste in music is ... 'eclectic'?

Tuxedo Cat said...

My parents had me when they were 45 and 55. They were also quite religious in a quiet kind of way, and the most rockin thing played in the house until I came along was Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Welsh choirs on quieter days.

My sister was very rebellious and played "Hair" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" constantly. Instead of moving toward rock, she played Carole King's Tapestry (which I still know backwards, forwards and sideways) and Simon and Garfunkel (yawn) and broadway musicals (yay).

My second 45 was Tina Charles' "I Love to Love". My old records are around somewhere. The first LP I bought was definitely a Rush album.

Agent**It said...

The most recent CD I purchased was a new
recording by a CDAN reader and it is terrific!!!!

Betsy said...

The Doors

Anna Nonymous said...

First one ever was the Dirty Dancing sound track. Then the Little Mermaid Soundtrack. From there was the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Sound track w/ the " Everything I do" song by Bryan Adams, was so sad to hear that he was a groupie gathering douche!

Tru Leigh said...

The Monkees!

prolixe said...

C'mon, Agent, don't leave us hanging - who?

@Anna, I was *obsessed* with the Beauty & the Beast soundtrack. I can still sing every single song without missing a word. And most of the Little Mermaid soundtrack, too.

@Tuxedo, that is awesome in a very special way. G&S operettas! <3

CK76 said...

Osmonds- "Homemade" album

CK76 said...

@viewer
Remember the B side of that was "Put the bone in"!!!

Lelaina Pierce said...

I can't remember my first cassette, although I think I still have them all. The first Cd I bought was Chicago, can't remember which one but I loved Saturday in the Park. It was not my first choice but it was on sale and I had little money.

I forgot about Columbia Music House! I signed up with them and BMG so many times.