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)
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!
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.