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18 October 2014

What's the first record you ever bought? [More:]Mine was a 7" single, When I'm Dead & Gone by McGuinness Flint. I was 11.
Sally Go Round The Roses by the Jaynettes. (45 RPM)
posted by Obscure Reference 18 October | 07:49
I still have it, Happy Trails, by Quicksilver Messenger Service. I was 14.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth 18 October | 07:58
I think it was Sail Away by Randy Newman. Still have it.
posted by octothorpe 18 October | 08:38
Cindy Lauper's She's So Unusual. I still love it.
posted by msali 18 October | 09:20
45rpm - Don't be Cruel by Elvis Presley. . .OK my parents bought it but I wore it out. (I'm that old.)
posted by danf 18 October | 12:01
Parallel Lines by Blondie.
posted by initapplette 18 October | 12:20
vinyl specifically?

The New Bomb Turks "!!Destroy Oh Boy!!"

Other media I'm not sure I remember. Probably an embarrassing early 90s hip-hip album on CD, like TLC or something. I might have bought a Michael Jackson cassette at an early age though but I can't remember.
posted by mullacc 18 October | 13:20
My very square parents watched over my media choices in my youth during the '60s; my early record collection consisted of Little Golden Records (with their bright yellow vinyl) and the first LPs they got me were some of the "Original Soundtrack" albums of early Hanna-Barbera cartoons - Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Top Cat... and when they say "Original Soundtrack", they meant it - basically the audio of entire cartoons plus a narrator who filled in the gaps of some of the visuals - and considering how HB were masters of "limited animation", there weren't that many gaps to fill in. I found them quite educational that way.

The first record they allowed to me to buy for myself, at age 8, was the single of Rolf Harris' "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport"... I should be more ashamed of that than I am (It took me many years to understand that the line "Let me Abo go loose" referred to a human being. Oh, those wacky racist Aussies.) but it was all about starting to build my interest in novelty records when most of them (Ray Stevens, "Flying Saucers", "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini") were too 'Rock and Roll' for my parents' protective tastes.

So, the first LP I got to buy for myself was "Tour de Farce: American History and Other Unrelated Subjects" by the Smothers Brothers... folk music, comedy and history... nothing subversive in that, unlike the vetoed "Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Volume One: The Early Years". Freberg was a known SATIRIST, the subversiveness of the Smothers Brothers was not yet well known, and their follow-up "Mom Always Liked You Best!" they considered good for me to help appreciate that I was an only child.
posted by oneswellfoop 18 October | 14:07
My first record would have been some sort of Cher album. I can't say which one. I bought a turn table when I was 12 and, for a while, I had several Cher albums and nothing else.
posted by Mic 18 October | 16:38
initapplette...the same for me! STill have it.

posted by Miko 18 October | 18:52
I think it was Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water.
posted by bearwife 19 October | 01:01
Two at once, actually...
Over-Nite Sensation by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
Billion Dollar Babies by Alice Cooper
posted by Thorzdad 19 October | 08:14
It was either the first Partridge Family album (which I still have) or The Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr.
posted by JanetLand 19 October | 08:39
Dark side of the Moon and Neil Diamond's Moods. Weird mix.
posted by arse_hat 19 October | 22:55
The first tape I remember buying was Madonna - the Like a Prayer album that was doused in perfume.

The first record I purchased was a smaller vinyl limited edition release of Evelyn Evelyn (Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley). Still haven't actually listened to it, as I don't have a record player.
posted by needlegrrl 20 October | 05:17
The first cassette tape I bought was Billy Idol's Rebel Yell. My first record album (also my first double album, natch) was Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

Both are classics, lifelong favorites from which I've never taken a long break.
posted by Hugh Janus 20 October | 23:42
My first record (vinyl) was 'Dark Side of the Moon'. Prior to that, I had bought some of those cassettes that I now know were awful that were something like 'Solid Gold Hits #n'. I think, but can't be sure, that 'Dark Side of the Moon' was also my first CD. My first music DVD was 'Pulse'. There's a pattern here if only I could put my finger on it ...
posted by dg 21 October | 05:57
heh, I remember my firsts in multiple formats:
1) Vinyl - The soundtrack to the original Muppet Movie (soon to be followed by a few John Denver records). This was in Grade 1.
2) Cassette - Michael Jackson - Thriller (this was with a coupon that I cut out of the paper. Walked down to the mall and cashed that in! This was...grade 6?)
3) Compact Disc - I bought two that day: David Wilcox - Over 60 Minutes with... AND Joe Strummer - Earthquake Weather. I was 16-17? much as I'd love to be all snobby and forget about that David Wilcox happened. I still listen to the Strummer CD sometimes though! Leapoardskin Limousines is a pretty cool tune.
posted by richat 21 October | 08:36
Bob Seger Live Bullet. Double vinyl.
posted by Doohickie 21 October | 20:25
Cassette - Deep Purple Made in Japan (double live)
CD - Alan Parsons I Robot.
posted by Doohickie 21 October | 22:28
Vinyl: Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell. I wore out two or three albums, two cassettes, and now have it on CD.

Cassette: I was still mostly a record/radio girl but I bought blank cassette tapes to record the radio show Dr. Demento, every Sunday night. For a commercially produced cassette: Air Supply, I think.

CD: Jonny Lang's Wander this World. Back when I first met Mr. V, he introduced me to this artist, and we each bought a CD. I still have both of them.
posted by redvixen 13 December | 17:54
A bug in the system somewhere is stopping me from commenting, too. || Lately I have seen two youtube videos that are perfect stereotypes