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What were the First Five CD's You Purchased!

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Initial post: Jul 8, 2012, 8:23:04 PM PDT
I don't care what the Last Five CD's you purchased were...I want you to think way back to when you only had a handful of discs. I remember mine:

1. Led Zeppelin IV - (from Columbia House record club)
2. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
3. Supertramp - Crime of the Century
4. Genesis - Duke
5. Phil Collins - Face Value

I was loading a few of these in my computer the other day and noticed how old they were. Most were made in West Germany or Japan because the USA did not even have compact disc manufacturing plants at the time (around 1986)!

Posted on Jul 8, 2012, 9:12:44 PM PDT
A customer says:
"I remember mine"
I think you're in the vast minority, there. Hell, I can't even remember the LAST 5 CD's I bought. If I were to guess:

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
W.A.S.P. - Live In The Raw!
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight: Greatest Hits
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
Guns'N'Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Seems about... wrong.

Posted on Jul 8, 2012, 9:26:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 8, 2012, 9:27:39 PM PDT
Gena Chereck says:

I didn't get my first CD player until late '93, and it was a Discman at that. Plus, for a few years afterwards I still bought most of my music on tape since it was the cheaper option. (My CD buying didn't really pick up until stores started phasing out cassettes altogether.) Also, I was mostly into modern country at the time, but was starting to get into classic rock as well. Anyway, let's see...

Pat Benatar, 'Wide Awake in Dreamland' (used; I already had most of her other stuff on tape)
Pat Benatar, 'Best Shots'
Mary Chapin Carpenter, 'Come On Come On'
Mary Chapin Carpenter, 'Stones in the Road'
Suzy Bogguss, 'Aces'

Trisha Yearwood's 'The Song Remembers When' was actually the 2nd CD in my collection, but that was a Christmas gift. (Ah, fuzzy memories...)

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 3:18:26 AM PDT
It was Christmas of 1987...

U2 - Boy
U2 - War
Joe Walsh - The Confessor
Cream - Live Cream Vol. 2
Whitesnake - Whitesnake

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 4:59:09 AM PDT
Dugan Nash says:
I can't remember the first ones I bought, but I remember the first 3 I owned. Shortly after I graduated high school I got my first CD player and 3 discs for my b-day and they were:

Tom Petty & the Hearbreakers - Hard Promises
Queen - A Kind of Magic
Kiss - Double Platinum

And I still have two of 'em! The KISS I sold off as I eventually picked up all the individual remastered albums all the Double Platinum songs came from anyway.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 11:14:30 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Born to Run and The Doors on the same night.

As to 3, 4 and 5 I can't remember...

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 11:48:43 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
Hmm, let's see if I can remember...

1. Labyrinth - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2. Kitaro - Oasis
3. Kitaro - Silk Road II
4. Depeche Mode - Violator
5. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 11:56:59 AM PDT
I'm positive about the first four, but I can't recall the fifth:

1. The Cars: Candy-O
2. Queen: News of the World
3. Rush: Moving Pictures
4. Led Zeppelin: In Through the Out Door
5. ?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012, 11:57:42 AM PDT

re: Joe Walsh - The Confessor

I think that was one of my first ten CDs. Great album.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 12:25:13 PM PDT
Mr. Whirly says:
Got my first CD player from my wife for Christmas 1989....these were the first few I picked up:

Dramarama - Stuck in Wonderamaland
Nick Lowe - Basher: Best Of
Flamin Groovies - Greatest Grooves
The Cramps - Stay Sick
Smithereens - 11

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 12:34:00 PM PDT
I can remember the first CD I bought but not the ones after that. The Planets by Gustav Holst.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 12:41:55 PM PDT
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Exile says:
I can only recall the first three...

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em And Smile
Kansas - Best Of

I no longer own any of them, although I now have a better Kansas collection that replaced the Hits.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 1:10:39 PM PDT
the 1st cd i owned was metalicas black album

the 1st i bought was probably a gnr or nin cd

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 2:39:04 PM PDT
ampola says:
Can't really remember, but I'm sure it were these five...

Hole- Live Through This
Nick Drake- Pink Moon
The Breeders- Last Splash
Nico- Chelsea Girl
Liz Phair- Exile in Guyville

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 3:37:38 PM PDT
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Jules says:
My first husband andi bought our first CD player at Sears in 1985 or 86. I only remember the first three we bought that day...
1. Wham-Make it Big
2. La Bamba-The Movie Soundtrack
3. Dire Straights-Brothers in Arms

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012, 3:47:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2012, 3:58:25 PM PDT
Two Tub Man says:
Husker Du - Warehouse : Songs And Stories (It was defective! I had to return it the next day)
XTC - Skylarking
Kate Bush - The Dreaming
Scruffy The Cat - Tiny Days

I bought 'em all together at the same store, and 2-3 more. But those others are lost in the mists of time.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 3:54:53 PM PDT
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Grandpa Tom says:
This is fun. I bought (4) the first time:

1-Silk Degrees-Boz Scaggs
2-Play Deep-The Outfield
3-1984 Sampler-Windham Hill
4-Pictures at an Exhibition-Mussorgsky (Philips Silver-Line with Piano and Orchestral versions)

I truly do not remember the rest at the beginning. 1985 or 86. All were $13.99 except the PICTURES, which was $11.99.


Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 5:17:09 PM PDT
Dmitri says:
I can only remember three CDs that I bought:

Shostakovich - Piano Quintet, Piano Trio No.2 - Borodin Trio
Shostakovich - Symphony No.10 - Berlin Philharmonic - Hebert von Karajan
Dvorak - Symphony No.9 "From the New World" - Czech Philharmonic - Vaclav Neumann.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012, 5:30:02 PM PDT
@ Jules - that Brothers In Arms CD was a popular early disc due to it being released in 1986 and the first full digitally recorded album (DDD).

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012, 5:32:14 PM PDT
@ Grandpa Tom - those were pretty good prices for ealy CD's, did you purchase them at a big outlet like Tower Records? The first disc I bought cost me $18 and subsequent ones were all $15.99 and up.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012, 5:55:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2012, 5:57:23 PM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:
Discount Records in Matteson, Illinois. An Independent store that grew to 3 locations. I moved out of the area in 1993, so don't know if they still exist. Hope so.

Another great store was Hegewish Records in Richton Park and Rose Records in several Chicago and suburban locations. Rolling Stone Records in the far West side was excellent, also.

Rose Records in the Loop had multiple floors. Man, I miss that experience.....

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012, 6:07:09 PM PDT
Two Tub Man says:
I lived in Blue Island, and bought my initial batch of CD's @ Hegewisch Records on Sibley, along
with lots of vinyl and a smattering of cassettes.
I also was a regular @ Record Swap in Homewood, and the Discount chain. Rose, Reckless, Kroozin',
Rolling Stone (but only with a coupon!), and the almighty Wax Trax on Lincoln, and countless others.

I don't live in Chicago anymore either, so I don't know how many of them still exist.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 6:23:01 PM PDT
Rob says:
I took my 14 year old daughter to the store with me. We each picked one CD. I chose "The Byrds: 20 Essential Tracks From The Boxed Set". She picked whatever the current Smashing Pumpkins album was at the time.
I still play the Byrds CD. She has long since forgotten about the Smashing Pumpkins.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012, 7:09:29 PM PDT
Dugan Nash says:
You raised her right, Rob. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012, 7:14:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2012, 7:54:48 PM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:

Yep, I frequented the Homewood Record Swap also. Dixie Hwy and about 181st Street (???) They had great used and Import sections. I lived in Tinley Park, worked in Chicago Heights and Matteson.

Discount was in Matteson, Oak Forest, and Homewood when I moved out. Never got to the Sibley Hegewish store, but the Richton Park store was huge and very well run. It closed abruptly.

The Rolling Stone store I frequented was Harwood Heights. Bought vinyl there, and always had a great selection for $4.99. Rose opened a store in Orland Park in about 1990 or so, and was a good option. I stopped in at Beverly Rare Records for obscure titles occasionally, and that was fun, also.
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