Friday, June 04, 2010

Game Friday: First Albums

It's been baking here lately. Crank up the temperature and humidity! It's even hot in the mountains (hence my previous post). Let's cool off this weekend, shall we?

Here's the question for the day. I want you to remember a first--the first time some music struck you, meant something to you, and you took the initiave to go out and buy it. We're talking about laying down some hard earned cash (or birthday money) not for that video game or that disembodied Barbie makeup/styling head, but for your first album.

So spill it. What did you buy?

For me it was the Flock of Seagulls self-titled, debut album in 1982. Classic hits include the award-winning (or not) I Ran and Wishing. Yeah, those were the days...and haircuts. It's weird how that sound still means something to me. New Wave. A frozen time and place.

How about you? What's your story?


Cloudia said...

I LONGED for the BEATLES White album and lived it for months!!!

Led Zep! Carol King! Credence!

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Something To Be from Rob Thomas. My Aunt and I went out and bought it, all because I adored the first song on the track. :)

What can I say? The man rocks.

Terri said...

My first album... phew, that was a long time ago. If I remember correctly my sister and I went 'halvies' on a compilation LP because it had that song "I'm so beautiful" by Divine on it. Must've been around 1984 or '85.
Ugh. What was I thinking???!!!

SzélsőFa said...

erm, i was crazy for abba at a very young age, but then i spent no money on them...
i did'nt have much spending money you know - it all went for things like icecream, a chocolate bar... nothing serious.
the first time i bought things were christmas and bday presents.
i waited a long time before i had enough cash to spend on trivialities like music.
i think i was a university student.
and it must have been either pink floyd or annie lennox or rem. or u2.
anything i loved between 1988-1993.
i can't really recall.
and please do send over some sunshine. it's been raining for like weeks here.

Karen said...

Okay, Cloudia, you want to trade records? My first was Diana Ross and the Supremes, but my favorite was that album of The Beatles with the disembodied heads on the cover. :-)

iasa said...

I bought two albums the fist time I bought music, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols and The Monkees Greatest Hits.

I was four, don't laugh too hard.

Aine said...

Oh man... I'm really dating myself with this, but it was 1978. Grease.

Hopelessly Devoted, You're the One That I Want, Summer Nights... what can I say? They touched my soul. And still do. In a geekish sorta way... (sorry I'm not cooler with the music scene...)

Meghan said...

I never actually had to buy my own albums (spoiled girl that I was and still am) but I do remember the first album that I actually wanted and enjoyed is Paula Abdul's Forever Your Girl. Please don't judge me. :P

spacedlaw said...

Most likely Bowie's Let's Dance album.
Or Led Zeppelin. I really can't remember; it was such a long time ago.

Mona said...

However warm it might be there, it can't beat the 49.1 degree centigrade we had here! ( you can calculate that in F!)

In India we get albums of mixed numbers. I chose one with Wham, & Phil Collins & Foreigner & Stevie Wonder & Lionel Richie etc.

Among the single group album I chose 2 Unlimited , because the beat was so good for my aerobics.

& to listen to, Savage Garden & Enigma.Also Yaani Orchestra performed with Taj Mahal as backdrop!

Among the old numbers, I like ( although I haven't bought them)I like Boney M Beatles and Diana Ross.

Right now I like Linkin Park !

Anonymous said...

Cloudia, Oddyoddyo13, Terri, Szelsofa, Karen, Iasa, Aine, Meghan, Spacedlaw, and Mona,

What a walk through the eras, everyone! Love seeing all these purchases. :)

Preeti said...

The first time that i laid aside some cash and bought an album was Take That's self titled album... Oh my God and that was in 1993...

Hahahaha... a british boyband.... sigh!!! :-) i used to love boybands...


How are you, Jason? :-)

Felicity Grace Terry said...

A bit of a late starter in actually buying my own music, I tended to wait for christmas/birthday, the first album I ever bought was a David Essex one - which I can't remember.

Furtheron said...

I can tell you single... Manfred Mann Ha Ha Said the Clown

Album - honestly not sure but the one that really sticks as being where I was going was Supertramp Crime of the Century in 1974