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Old Jul 1, 2003, 12:51 PM   #1
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What was your first music purchase?

This has probably been done, but I don't remember it so it may be worth revisitng. What the first CD your ever bought? And for those like me that pre-date electricity, what was the first LP you bought? Even your first 45.

These SHOULD be embarrassing, I know mine are...

Mine are:
LP: The Empire Strikes Back Soundtrack in 1980. "Sports" by Huey Lewis and the News was my first "top 40" LP.
45: Billy Joel "Pressure" in 1982.
CD: Billy Joel "Glass Houses" in 1985.
ITMS: "She's a Lady" by Tom Jones

Of course, I not counting the children's records I had as a little kid. Otherwise "Bear Necesities" from the Jungle Book would be the winner, I think.

DISCLAIMER: I assure you that these selections do not represent my current musical tastes in any way.
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My first (and only) LP has been Genesis - The Way We Walk. The first 45 I bought has been Army Of Lovers - Crucified.

After these buys I never bought one of them again, only CDs, but I can't remember which has been the first, as I spent a lot of money on singles.

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The only LP's and 45 records I had were purchased by my parents, the majority was Christmas music. Never really had any favorite music, so I was satisifed with the selection on the radio.

Since getting married it's been CD's classical & movie sound tracks!
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Enya: Paint the Sky with Stars

I'm such a dork. I'm a 16 year old who has loved Enya since he was a little kid.

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Old Jul 1, 2003, 01:03 PM   #5
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The first 45 I bought has been Army Of Lovers - Crucified.
I have LOVED this song since '92 when I first heard. My roommates from college still - 10 years later - mock me for listening to Army of Lovers.

Glad I'm not the only one.
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 01:23 PM   #6
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1st: Queen - "live at Wembley"

2nd: U2 - "Achtung Baby"

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Enya: Paint the Sky with Stars

I'm such a dork. I'm a 16 year old who has loved Enya since he was a little kid.
hey...at least it wasn't Yanni!

as for my first purchases...

Lamb - Lamb
Less McCann - Talkin' Verve
Peter Gabriel - Up
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Let's see 45 - Cats in the cradle by Harry Chapin 1974

33 album Star Wars I album

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It think I am a little foggy here, but as I recall:

1st Cassette: Newsboys - Going Public / Not Ashamed (same time)

1st 8track: 5th Dimension - Greatest Hits (yah, I know, shut up!)

1st CD: BeeGees - Still Waters

1st LP: Beatles - White Album

1st 45: Beatles - Real Love

1st iTms: Starman - David Bowie


I think I remember correctly...
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Quote:
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I have LOVED this song since '92 when I first heard. My roommates from college still - 10 years later - mock me for listening to Army of Lovers.

Glad I'm not the only one.
Well, my friends made fun out of me back in the days when I bought it. They didn't know why I liked their music (also bought the other one, but can't remember the name). Do they still make music or have made more than these two songs I know?

Interesting: I moved a month ago and some days ago one neighbour of mine was listening to this song, which reminded me of those days...
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For some reason, I didn't have a CD player until I was a freshman in collage (1987). I think they had been out for a while. I do remember buying a CD or two before I had a CD player. The first or second one was Faith by George Michael.

As for LP, I don't really remember. I was very fond of the Muppet Movie soundtrack when I was around 11. I also has some Alvin the chipmonk LPs.
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 01:57 PM   #12
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First CD was Cast - All Change

first single i have no idea as i dont really buy them, and olny got a few if the snglw asnt on an album though i buy a few 7" for their cheapness and collectability, first was probably profit in peace by ocean colour scene.
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First tape was Nevermind

First CD was the Jurassic Park soundtrack...I was a little behind...Funny story! (not) I was playing that CD on my Apple CD-ROM 300, which I owned before I ever had an audio CD player.

Damn, to be in the golden age of CD-ROMs again when everything was cool...I would still play Spaceship Warlock to this day....damn shockwave and the Radiskull and Devil Doll fiasco...where's Dickie and Jackie already? potato chips....potato chips.....made of tarot....with guacamole!
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 03:36 PM   #14
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The first CD I remember buying was Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt back when it was a big hit. My sister started listening to it and is now a huge No Doubt fan. I, however, don't listen to them much.

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Old Jul 1, 2003, 04:49 PM   #15
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For some reason, I didn't have a CD player until I was a freshman in collage (1987). I think they had been out for a while.
I think that was pretty early in the CD player game. My dad was the first to get one (as with all techie toys) and that was 1985. In 1987 they were just starting to come into their own, I believe.
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hmmm, ok, i think this is the way it went...

1st single (vinyl) - "What's the matter you" by Joe Dolce
1st single (12") - "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul
1st album (vinyl) - "Introspective" by Pet Shop Boys

1st CD (single) - "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Guns n' Roses
1st CD (Album) - "MCMXC A.D." by Enigma
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It has been so long since I bought *any* cd I don't even remember what it was. It might have been a jazz sampler from the local radio station. Like I said its been like maybe 6 years since I bought a CD.
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I never bought music as a kid (i'm almost 19), so the ones I owned first were:

tape: UB40: Promises and Lies
CD: Green Day: Dookie
iTMS: haven't bought an album yet - first song was One I Love by Coldplay

Oh, and scem0 - Enya rocks. Sometimes I just need to sit back, take a break from rock/emo/jazz/classical and listen to stuff like that. I own Paint the Sky with Stars and A Day Without Rain - both are great. (yeah, I know the first is greatest hits. Oh well.)
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Vinyl: Star Wars, as told by R2-D2 and C3PO
Tape: The Police "Outlandos d'Amour
CD: Enya, "Watermark"
iTMS: Van Morrison, "Real Real Gone"
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1st album (vinyl) - "Introspective" by Pet Shop Boys
that's still one of my favorite albums.
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Now, were going way back here, but I think the first LP (33) was Rush's A Farewell to Kings in 79-80, I never bought singles, but I did buy the Motorhead Golden Years EP.

1st CD was Talk Talk Colours of Spring and Peter Gabriels So I think.
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'Nelly The Elephant' by that seminal punk band 'The Toy Dolls' B's side was 'Fisticuffs In Frederick Street'... I have no idea when it was released but I think it was early 80's...
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hey...at least it wasn't Yanni!

So true.... I HATE Yanni. Well, he is really talented, but I can't stand the man....

Unfortunately my whole family is next to obsessed with him.

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Oh, and scem0 - Enya rocks. Sometimes I just need to sit back, take a break from rock/emo/jazz/classical and listen to stuff like that. I own Paint the Sky with Stars and A Day Without Rain - both are great. (yeah, I know the first is greatest hits. Oh well.)
I know, I need to find all my Enya CDs - they are in one of my 5 CD cases . I own 3 albums, not sure which ones they are.

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first tape was Billy Joel, the one with "We Didn't Start the Fire" on it. first CD was either No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom or Jurassic Park soundtrack. At least, those are the first that I can remember having.
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Hmmmm...

I don't remember actually buying any LPs/45s -- I think they were all gifts.

My first cassette purchase was probably "Pac-Man Fever."

First CDs (purchased all at once, same day as my player):

Tangerine Dream -- Lily on the Beach
Paul Simon -- Graceland
"Risky Business" Soundtrack
"Some Kind of Wonderful" Soundtrack


(It's quite interesting to pick up these CD cases and see how heavy and well constructed they are in comparison to the lightweight, easily breakable CD cases they make today.)
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