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  1. #1
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    The first album or CD you bought

    Yutes have no idea since they only know streaming.

    But man. Buying an album or cd with your own money.
    An investment in music that repeated for hours days weeks and months.



    Not even sure why I bought it. I think it was a mistake. But I grew to love it and still do.

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    Music is packaged up for fast food consumption these days.

    License to ill

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    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Double album, and great start to finish. I still give it a spin on the turntable a couple times a year.

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    G n R. Appetite for Destruction

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    I don't remember the first one I bought but when I was a kid my parents bought a new stereo for the house and my mom bought Abbey Road and Sweet Baby James for us, both of which were pretty much just out. They've held up. Mom was pretty cool.

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    Solely because of "Jukebox Hero", loved that song.

    I did better on my second album.

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    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "I'd eat a bag of Dicks and wash it down with a Coke any day." - iceman

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    Cheech and Chong's Let Make a New Dope Deal.

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    First record album was Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA.

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    I went to buy Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show "On the Cover of the Rolling Stone," but they didn't have so I got this one because I had a friend with a young hippy mom who played Dead and I thought the album cover was cool looking- I was like 10.
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    It was at least a year or two after it was released because I had heard a few of the songs on a cassette tape, but didn't have any way to get to a record store, or even know where one was, nor have the money to buy anything if I did. After a summer of mowing lawns, and my family moving out of the burbs into town, my new best friend and I rode the bus to a big record chain to buy Are We Not Men?, and Never Mind the Bollocks. We hadn't actually heard the Sex Pistols, but were convinced that it would be de rigueur for a couple of "white suburban punk" wannabes.

    Upon arrival, I was informed that they didn't have any Sex Pistols records, but they did have some Elvis Costello - the guy who replaced them when they canceled their SNL appearance. "He got banned! They told him not to play a song critical of the entertainment industry and he did it anyway!" You had me at banned.

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    In the same purchase:
    …And Justice for All
    MTV’s 120 Minutes Volume 2

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    I'm your Captain, I'm your Captain, though I'm feeling might sick.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

    "Happiest years of my life were earning < $8.00 and hour, collecting unemployment every spring and fall, no car, no debt and no responsibilities. 1984-1990 Park City UT"

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    first music purchase was a 45 of Steve Miller Band AbraCadabra

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    after I got my own record player we were down at the local store and I had enough $ for a whole album

    My mom said if I bought one with my money she would buy another of my choice so I ended up with my 1st 2 full length albums
    English prog super group & man whos albums I wore out for years

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    Def Leppard On Through The Night

    Still pretty good

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    Yeah, I’m old, but I was still in elementary school.

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    You're not old, one of those guys has an album out.

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    I’m not sure I remember. I probably had 20 dubbed cassettes before I got one new from the store. Queen’s Greatest Hits maybe?

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    Mom bought it for me at a 711 when I was 6. Loved Green Eye'd Lady. First favorite song...
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    My older sister got me a bunch of cool albums mid 70s. First one I bought myself was Rush Hemispheres..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    I'm not certain, but the one that comes to mind for me is The Clash (their first album). I remember I bought it at State Discount in East Lansing, Michigan. Most of their discount records were $4.99. This was probably around 1983 or so. I remember my sister already had a few. I remember the Violent Femmes and Repo Man were some of her early purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Def Leppard On Through The Night

    Still pretty good
    Before they went radio metal. OTTN and High and Dry. After that, meh.

    I don't remember the first record I bought, but I'm going to bet it was a Kiss record.

    I remember my first CD because had just got my first CD player and I went out and bought Pearl Jam - Ten.

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    I had access to my older sisters collection and I may have instigated the purchase of a vinyl version of Huey Lewis' Sports, but before that I believe the first one I bought was the CD version of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_on_a_Beach heading into my emo pegged pants Jr High years.
    "Great barbecue makes you want to slap your granny up the side of her head." - Southern Saying

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    I was 7(?) and I had to have this so I got the 45 https://youtu.be/wtJ1Gnh9wPU

    I think the first albums I bought were 3 Dog Night and Jethro Tull not long after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I'm not certain, but the one that comes to mind for me is The Clash (their first album)
    ...probably around 1983 or so.
    My third was Never Mind the Bollocks, and The Clash eponymous was very likely #4

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