Your first "real" record/CD/8-track/cassette?

zelmo

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The very first "serious" record I ever bought was Demons and Wizards by Uriah Heep. What was yours?
 

iGav

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I do believe the first single I EVER bought was the 'Postman Pat' theme, the second was either 'Nelly The Elephant' by punk band 'The Toy Dolls' (backed by the excellent B-Side 'Fisticuffs In Frederick Street') or 'I Don't Wanna Dance' by Eddy Grant. ;)
 

mpw

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It was either;
Ebony & Ivory by Mcartney & Wonder,
The human league single that was the UK No1 at Chritmas '79 or '80 or
The UK Eurovision entry by Bardot IIRC

I'm hoping it's the Human League but won't be too embarassed by E&I as I was young, God I hope it's not Bardot
 

ScruffyTheMac

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Batch of Four Singles:

Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

I may win the 'old geezer' award in this thread. :rolleyes:
 

iDM

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Um i joined Columbia House and i signed up for the 11 cds for a penny or whatever, and I believe the first ones i selected were Sublime-Sublime/Dr. Dre The Chronic/2Pac All Eyez on Me all of which I still like today!! This was probably about 8-10 years ago.
 

WinterMute

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Vinyl:

Status Quo: If you can't stand the heat
Queen: News of the world
Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Pictures at an Exhibition

CD:

Peter Gabriel: So
Talk talk: Colours of spring
 

SharksFan22

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Vinyl - Boston "Boston"

CD - Genesis "Genesis"

(hmmm, a weird coincidence never noticed before is that both album titles are the same as the band. Weird.)
 

XNine

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iGav said:
I do believe the first single I EVER bought was the 'Postman Pat' theme, the second was either 'Nelly The Elephant' by punk band 'The Toy Dolls' (backed by the excellent B-Side 'Fisticuffs In Frederick Street') or 'I Don't Wanna Dance' by Eddy Grant. ;)
Dear iGav,
Your music taste is superb. PWEI and the Toy Dolls. You and I have a lot in common when it comes to music. We'll have to talk punk bands some time (real punk, not that shoddy wannabe mtv crap.)

On topic:
I think the first album I EVER purchased, was when I was a young, young kid in the 80's and it was a Beach Boys tape. (I was 6, leave me alone!)

When I became a teenager, my first RECORD was either Punk's Not Dead by The Exploited or Blood Suckers by The Varukers (don't remember which). My first CD that I bought years ealier I believe was Aerosmith's Get a Grip.
 

Blue Velvet

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45rpm 7" single with a big spindle hole and picture sleeve:

David Bowie -- 'Heroes'

1977ish?
 

jsw

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Also a 45rpm 7" single with a big spindle hole and picture sleeve:

Jackson Five, "Rockin' Robin"

God help me, I was a little kid. I didn't know any better. :D
 

florencevassy

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This is a great thread! Brings back memories.

The first LPs and 45s which I bought in the mid 80s…

First 45s:
Its Raining Again – Supertramp
I’m in love (with the other woman) – Ray Parker Jr.
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

First LPs :
Prince – Purple Rain
The soundtrack to “Grease”
Chicago – Chicago 17

I also had a Monkees compilation LP but I forget what is was called.
Too bad I didn't keep any of these :(
 

mpw

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ScruffyTheMac said:
Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

I may win the 'old geezer' award in this thread. :rolleyes:
So was that iTMS, Mini Disc, Compact Disc, Magnetic Tape, Vinyl or Wax Cylinder?
 

devilot

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cassette (a single): Artist- Take That, song title 'Back for Good'

I think they were from the UK. :p
 

fistful

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If I remember correctly the first cassette I ever purchased was Pearl Jam's "Ten", first cd was I believe Gob's "To late, no friends...".
 

Lyle

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The first record I ever bought (actually, my parents bought for me) was a 45 of either (1) the disco version of the "Star Wars" theme, or (2) Debby Boone singing "You Light Up My Life". Be kind, I was only seven or eight years old. ;)

I have no idea what the first cassette was. The first CD was, I think, Simply Red's "Stars".
 

mcadam

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Massive Luxury Overdose - with Army of Lovers.. hehe... I still think it's a rather good album. And I refuse to use the embarassed smiley ;)



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