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07 Jul 2017 14:40

First (back in 1990)


Last (some minutes ego)

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07 Jul 2017 18:24

That's 1/3 in one go, actually, but that's the one I'm copping to. As I bought my first walkman.

Shortly after buying my first discman (we were a Sony household, Betamax and everything :) ), on a school trip. Just saw it on sale at Tower Records and said to myself "I need to own this one".
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07 Jul 2017 21:19

The first one was a live album:
Bought it as a kid because I thought that the band was just badass and it was pretty cheap to get because of a sale, only 5 bucks or something like that.
The first real studio album, I can't remember that, maybe the first Danzig album or a classic Kiss album, my cousin showed me these 2 bands and I loved them.
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08 Jul 2017 01:35

Rust Never Sleeps, or maybe Live Rust. Can't quite remember. Anyhoo, Neil Young and Crazy Horse. The reason, saw a video of Hey Hey My My and it blew me away aged 15. Interesting times in the common room at High School with the Mods/Heav Metal boys/New Romantics and me fighting my (very) wee corner:)
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08 Jul 2017 06:37


Big brother influence. Christmas 1973. I was 9. :lol:
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10 Jul 2017 02:36

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Image

Big brother influence. Christmas 1973. I was 9. :lol:

Some of the best track titles.
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Re: First Album You Bought

10 Jul 2017 11:54

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10 Jul 2017 13:36

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10 Jul 2017 14:44

After a summer road trip with my mom's younger brother in a scruffy used toyota or datsun that came with 8 tracks of Fleetwood Mac's Rumors, their preceding eponymous album and a copy of Rod Stewart's first that only played 3 1/2 songs,

Dead Boys, "Young, Loud, Snotty", "Kiss Alive II," and "The Song Remains the Same" (to antagonize people with the half hour Dazed and Confused)

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11 Jul 2017 12:59

I've been scratching my head like crazy because my first album was bought about 50 years ago, it was either Yardbirds For Your Love, or Bob Dylan Times are a Changin. I bought those over a two month period in 1966 because I had to save my allowance, but which was first I just can't recall, I was 13 at the time. Obviously I no longer have those since they wore out a long time ago after being played a 25 or so times on a cheap turntable that had no counter balance weighted tonearm which would literally carve into a record over a short period of time, so the sound would get horrid thus to the trash they went. Those two albums I bought because they were on sale for $1 each!
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11 Jul 2017 17:05

Not sure when but I got this a year or two after it first came out. Still one of my favorites to this day.

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13 Jul 2017 01:44

1979 Stiff Little Fingers-Inflammable Material.I was 11.
A few months earlier in 1978 my older Cousin,who was into Thin Lizzy/Rush etc used to buy records every Friday when he got paid.One Friday he brought home a few singles and amongst them was Suspect Device.We listened to it,flipped it over and as soon as I heard the B-side Wasted Life I just knew.Made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.When it finished he just said"that was crap". I asked if I could have it and he said yes.A couple of months he brought home Alternative Ulster and just said "bought you this by that crap band".
I later bought the Album with my paper round money and almost 40 years on it's still my favourite album and I listen to it at least once a month.
It still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.
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13 Jul 2017 19:05

The Clash "London Burning", and The Police "Synchronicity" at the same time which I remember being a lot of saved quarters for a ten year old.
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06 Aug 2017 18:07

Meet the Beatles

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01 Jan 2018 16:42

Jesus Christ Superstar
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