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Initial post: Aug 1, 2007 7:13:20 AM PDT
Brody says:
What was the first album you ever got? I remember Christmas 1982 or 1983, getting my first "boombox" and three tapes:

Stray Cats -- Rock this Town
Men at Work -- Business as Usual
John Cougar -- American Fool

Wow! How my tastes have changed. I also remember taking my paper route money and getting Thriller and Daryl Hall and John Oates' H2O, shortly after that. Some people might think me weird for saying this, but that Thriller album still holds up IMO as a tremendous pop record.

U2's War, New Order's Power, Corruption, and Lies, and REM's Life's Rich Pageant were probably the two or three albums that really guided me to my current musical tastes. These were all albums that I was able to get a hold of, because I had a friend who had an older sister that listened to this stuff.

What were some of the first albums you remember getting or buying? What were some of the first albums that had the greatest influence on your current musical tastes?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2007 2:21:46 PM PDT
86' beastie's liscence to ill, i was 5 yrs old

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2007 6:45:41 PM PDT
Brody I says:
Loved that record, no doubt. I was about 16 when that record came out, and they played at this high school night club I used to go to. Brass Monkey and Paul Revere are two great tracks.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2007 8:10:33 PM PDT
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jim locker says:
with my first stereo-a turntable with the amp built in and two cheapascanbe speakers, my folks gave me:
Beatles-revolver
Crosby stills and nash-1st
elton john's greatest hits

elton john was huge at the time and thet first hits album had just been released and my parents knew i liked his stuff

My parents were both singers so that explained the csn and the beatles.

of course the beatles had the biggest impact. Listening to that thing over and over with the earphones turned all the way up.
It blew my little mind that four guys could write and perform such distinctly different songs on one album.The difference between Eleanor Rigby, Love You Too and Tomorrow Never Knows, just for starters, is amazing. I would look at the artwork and i couldn't even tell any of them apart!

The csn album ws also great, especially when I realized from reading the notes that This guy Stephen Stills, played almost all the instruments except the drums.

These two albums still stand up today and not just for sentimental value.

as far as elton...hey he and bernie wrotw alot of great stuff up until rock of the westies, as a kid i found his stuff so interesting because of Taupins descriptive lyrics, he really took you on a short journy with his words.

First albums i bought with my own money...Boston's first and Frampton comes alive...who didn't!!?? ha ha

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2007 8:12:32 PM PDT
Electro says:
Get Born by Jet

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2007 8:35:53 PM PDT
Chris G. says:
My first album was 'Thriller.' I remember playing the heck out of that record. I remember sitting there amazed, with my eyes glued to the television screen as the Mtv video played. So my parents bought it for me soon after.

The first album I ever heard was 'Rubber Soul' by The Beatles of course. Before my first record. My parents at that time couldn't let go of their Beatle collection.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2007 8:42:44 PM PDT
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ImEzekiel65 says:
The first album I ever bought with my own money was one of those K-Tel records, called "Stars", which had all kinds of songs. I remember "Rich Girl" by Hall And Oates (giving away my age here), "Couldn't Get It Right" by The Climax Blues Band and "Torn Between Two Lovers" by Mary McGregor, among many others. It is sort of the forerunner of today's "Now That's What I Call Music" series.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2007 9:17:48 PM PDT
S. Rodriguez says:
First one I asked my folks to buy me was Beatles Hard Days Night. First album I ever bought with my own money was Sly & the Family Stones greatest hits. Almost 40 years later they both still hold up well.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2007 10:20:52 PM PDT
E. Dill says:
Because I'm OLD (61), I'm guessing it was pretty lame by today's standards. Why? Because I began listening to rock during the singles era. My first singles were awesome! But, since the best albums of the 50's were virtually always "greatest hits" albums and they often didn't come out until later, I probably bought some lame album as part of a "Columbia Records" deal. You'd agree to buy x number of records at the normal price (THEIR inflated normal price WITH added shipping and handling) and get 11 albums free (except for that dreaded shipping and handling). Anyway, in those early days, it was quite hard to decide on 11 albums. It might have been one of Elvis' first albums....either ELVIS or ELVIS PRESLEY....as I recall, they were pretty good albums....actually mixes of the "new Elvis" at RCA and the "old Elvis" from Sun. Long before the "Sun Sessions" were ever released as such, some of the Sun cuts WERE placed in the early RCA albums. So, I guess those early Elvis albums are as good a guess as any. If so, they are better than I had originally thought.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2007 12:02:42 AM PDT
Leica Hound says:
Meet the Beatles - The Beatles

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2007 5:50:44 AM PDT
Petty Fan says:
Hall & Oates - H2O

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2007 6:05:58 AM PDT
Foghat - Energized

With older brothers and sisters...never had to buy my own albums, but Foghat - Energized was the first album I ever bought. I have since upgraded throughout the years and now own it on CD, but amazingly I still have the original album from way back in 1974

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2007 6:56:24 AM PDT
KiraLilli says:
Rubber Soul - The Beatles was my 1st LP!

Many, many singles before that! (Back when 45's were approx. 66 cents! LP's went for around $2.99 and up (depending on the artist).

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2007 9:07:31 AM PDT
Mike DB says:
First album ever received - Michael Jackson, Off the Wall and the CarWash Soundtrack (no kidding. I think it had Disco Duck on it)

First Albums ever bought with my own money - the Smiths, Louder Than Bombs (bought when the burn tape my girlfriend gave me broke); the Smithereens, Green Thoughts; REM, Document.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2007 6:01:16 PM PDT
E. Dill says:
<<What were some of the first albums that had the greatest influence on your current musical tastes? >>

I never got to the other part of the question. I've already mentioned that my first significant record purchases were all singles.

First albums that DID have a lasting affect on my musical tastes?

1. My dad bought a jazz set from one of the grocery chains back in the late 50's, early 60's. They'd offer them, one at a time, on a monthy basis. They were surprisingly good from a historical standpoint! I mean, a GROCERY store selling a very good jazz collection? Anyway, I listened to them and learned the history and development of jazz from Louis A. to Ornette Coleman and beyond. Not only did it stoke my inquisitive spirit about music in general but it began a pattern I still have of wanting to understand how one thing influenced the development of another. That has helped me immensely in my enjoyment of rock, country AND jazz. I'm still working on the "history of the classics"...

2. Much later, the following influenced me greatly:

a. Buying Zappa's Freak Out in 1966.

b. Buying Highway 61 Revisited while stationed in Korea.

c. Buying every "underground" album I could find while stationed in Thailand, circa 1968.

d. Buying my first Captain Beefheart album. I have them all.

e. Buying Donovan's Sunshine Superman album. I've never been THAT enthralled by production but that album had such interesting SOUND to me!

f. Lenny Kaye's first Nuggets collection. It reinforced my love of garage music.

Ok that enough for now....

ed.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2007 9:05:40 PM PDT
Beck says:
First album received and not asked for was Andy Gibb's Shadow Dancing. Had a poster of him too. Hee hee.

First album received and asked for was Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight (skating rink, junior high).

First vinyl I paid for: Journey's Escape, Tom Petty's Hard Promises, Genesis's Abacab.

The last 45 I bought (potential discussion thread starter here): ABC's When Smokey Sings

Then...

First cassettes I paid for: REM's Reckoning, Jethro Tull's Original Masters, Stevie Ray Vaughan's Soul to Soul, Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

First CDs I purchased: Waterboys' This Is the Sea, World Party's Private Revolution, Patti Smith's Horses.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2007 10:38:14 PM PDT
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Bludge says:
The first album I ever held in my grubby little hands as my own was No Jacket Required by Phil Collins. I had tons of 45s, but this was my first full album. It was on cassette, and I received it for Christmas of 1985 along with my first boom box. The first one I bought with my own money was Run DMC's self-titled record.

Beck, regarding your sub-topic thread, the last 45 I bought was "Lean on Me" by Club Nouveu before moving on to cassette singles. Also, my mom LOVED "When Smokey Sings".

None of this is alternative, but it fits the topic!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2007 10:56:09 AM PDT
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Mike DB says:
Last 45 bought was the Cure's "Just like Heaven". I think it was the only 45 I ever bought. I played it on my jeans covered record player.

Last record bought was Depeche Mode's Highway 101 Live set.

First CD's bought was the Happy Mondays "Pills 'n' Thrills", Morrissey's "Bona Drag", and the Charlatans UK "Some Friendly".

"When Smokey sings, I hear Violins"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2007 11:15:50 AM PDT
First vinyl-
Jethro Tull's "Aqualung".

First CD-
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry's "Paint Your Wagon".
And it still gets played to death...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2007 11:27:49 AM PDT
Moles says:
First two albums (tapes of course) that I bought with my own money were:

Into The Gap---Thompson Twins
Touch---Eurythmics

It was around 1983 and I was so very young. My tastes have expanded and changed a lot, but I still listen to Touch from time to time, only on CD.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2007 11:54:27 AM PDT
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Musicman says:
I proudly walked into Woolworth's at the Cherry Hill Mall (NJ) with $3.00 in my hand,
a hefty sum in 1966, for "Yesterday & Today". After long consideration whether to buy the Stereo or Mono version, & a severe talk with my grumbling stomach, (my stomach won) I opted for the Mono version as mono was then $1.77 and the Stereo versions were a dollar more! $2.77!!! After a quick stop for a slice of Woolworth's "prefabricated" pizza, I triumphantly stormed into my bedroom, prize in hand and didn't come out of my room for days! The Woolworth's "explosion" sticker is still on that shrink wrap today . . Though the LP hasn't been in playing condition for over 35 years :-]

My 2nd one - We're Only in it For the Money.
Really pissed my folks off bad when they heard it. Good for 'em :-D

My 1st 45: Mrs. Brown You've got a Lovely Daughter-Herman's Hermits
Featured 45 of the week at Garfields .49 cents
Ahhh to be able to go back for just one day . . .

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2007 1:09:59 PM PDT
Beck says:
Dolorean--
Bless you, and rock on.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2007 9:47:19 PM PDT
Iceblossom says:
First non-children's album -- "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John. Got it for Christmas so that would be 1973?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2007 10:06:47 PM PDT
Chet Fakir says:
One of the first albums I ever listened to was Sergio Mendez and Brazil '66's album The Look Of Love. It was my dads and he eventually gave it to me because I played it so much. But the first album I ever bought was Black Sabbath's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath which I still have btw. After that it was Deep Purple's Machine Head, the first Uriah Heep album, Led Zeppelin II and Grand Funk Live. I remember carrying that one under my arm as I bicycled home after purchasing it for four dollars at a local record shop. Later on I discovered Yes, ELP, King Crimson and Genesis (with Peter Gabriel) and I became a prog head in highschool until I discovered punk rock (Sex Pistols, Circle Jerks, Black Flag) and new wave like XTC and Souxsie And The Banshees. Since then I've rediscovered jazz, my love for metal, and a whole host of other stuff. As one of my current fav bands The Grateful Dead once said, what a long strange trip it's been.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2007 5:41:57 AM PDT
Sadly I can't remember the first cassette tape I bought with my own money. The first CD I bought was Green Mind by Dinosaur Jr.
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