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What was the First Music Album you ever Bought?

On New Year’s Eve I was looking through a box of my old tapes an CDs. Someone at our house said “My first tape was Wilson Phillips.” And the conversation spiraled on from there.

I bought my first cassette tape in sixth grade: LL Cool J’s Mama Said Knock You Out. Such were the times. I was a hardcore young man with ferocious anger issues and suave hip hop moves. Or maybe that was someone else. I was a nerd wearing a coat that was always stuffed with fantasy novels. But I did like that tape.

My first CD was MC Hammer’s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ’em.

Oh yeah. I actually still remember all the words. I know this because I just listened to them both again and yep, it’s all still in there.

Oh, I also bought that C&C Music Factory CD around that time. It…hasn’t aged that well.

Do you remember what your first album was? Do you want to?

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  • Lxndr January 4, 2012, 11:17 am

    Yaz(oo), Upstairs at Erics.

    I don’t regret it.

  • andy January 4, 2012, 11:24 am

    as embarassing as it is to say (write) my first tape was Debbie Gibson- Out of the Blue, but I can be redeemed with my first cd purchase- the Breeders-Pod. I was having a nostalgic late November after finishing library school and I listened to the album and guess what? It still holds up! (not Debbie Gibson, the Breeders)

  • Dean January 4, 2012, 11:49 am

    Led Zeppelin 4 And Deep Purple “Made in Europe”

  • Heather January 4, 2012, 1:30 pm

    Blondie’s “Eat to the Beat”

  • Cate Masters January 4, 2012, 1:42 pm

    Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I can still remember how excited I was (and yes, that was a long time ago, lol)

  • Chris B January 4, 2012, 2:08 pm

    The first RECORD I ever bought for myself was “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-dot Bikini”. (See Cate – not really as old as you thought you were, huh?)
    45’s were the thing and we didn’t buy full albums until much later. I think it was Wednesday Morning 3 AM by Simon and Garfunkel. At least that’s what I’d like to think it was. Unfortunately, it might have actually been The Monkees (cringe).

  • Stephanie January 4, 2012, 3:34 pm

    My first tape I bought was “Seven and the Ragged Tiger” by Duran Duran in 1985- though I think now their earlier stuff was way better than their mid-80s stuff! My first CD was bought 5 years later when I worked in the record department of a department store and from memory it was Substance by New Order. With a combination of a huge CD collection and discounts, my CD collection expanded considerably 🙂

  • Casey January 4, 2012, 11:41 pm

    Momma said knock you out is a fine jam. My first was Magical Mystery Tour, Beatles.

  • Todd January 5, 2012, 8:07 am

    Record = Gap Band ‘Gap Band IV’
    Cassette = Scorpions ‘Love at First Sting’
    CD = Guns & Roses ‘Appetite for Destruction’

    I’d gladly buy all three of these again!

  • Stephanie Tournas January 5, 2012, 8:55 am

    When I turned 13 I took my birthday money, went directly to Hills Pharmacy and bought the 2-record set Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits.(cringe)

  • SusanGarvey January 5, 2012, 9:16 am

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Deja Vu. I was fifteen. First 8 track for my 1974 AMC Gremlin – Creedence Clearwater Greatest Hits. (8 tracks were these little box things you jammed in a slot in another box and they played music – kind of looked like old school video games.) Yes, I’m old, but I still ROCK!

  • Metaldog January 5, 2012, 10:08 am

    The Knack – My Sharona
    I think I drove everyone crazy playing the record over and over again. : ))

    • SusanGarvey January 5, 2012, 2:57 pm

      I remember having that one when I moved into my first apartment and, like you, playing it over and over again! Fortunately, everyone liked that song at the time, so no neighbors were pounding on the door.

  • Bill Jones January 5, 2012, 2:37 pm

    Blue Cheer’s second album, “Outsideinside”…1968…

  • Eric | Eden Journal January 5, 2012, 2:59 pm

    I’m not even sure I remember my first tape. Here are the first few I remember: Beat Street, 1999 by Prince, Thriller by MJ, and the soundtrack to Ghostbusters.

    No clue on my first CD. I went through a Columbia and BMG music phase where I ordered a bunch of CDs for just 1 penny.

  • Paul Andrew Russell January 6, 2012, 4:47 am

    Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds. LOL I played that to death.

  • Boris B January 6, 2012, 8:17 pm

    I don’t remember, but my first album was probably a Steve Martin album. I remember the first 45 I ever bought – The O’Jays “Used To Be My Girl”.

  • Kosmo January 12, 2012, 10:42 am

    I got into music really late. I think my first album was Alabama’s The Cheap Seats around the time I graduated from HS. Before then, I pretty much listened to the radio (mostly sports).

    With a year, I had a LOT of Alabama albums (I think I have 30+ now) and was running a pretty popular fan site (this was way before people had official sites).

  • Teague January 13, 2012, 3:14 pm

    Hotel California, by the Eagles. You can still check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.