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?
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