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January 6, 2012

My First Album Was . . .

Filed under: Fun around the factory — Tags: — Amie C @ 2:11 pm

What was your first album?Inspired by Ken C.’s post on the Axiom Message Boards and the ensuing responses, I’m quite curious:

What was your first album . . .?  Not the usual answer options though – it’s a media question, not an artist question (although the range of answers on that thread were pretty interesting to see!)

Oh, and if you don’t see your option and you’re looking for involves the words “player”,  “piano” and “rolls”, mea culpa!  You can call me out in the comments below 😉

My First Album Was . . .

A Digital Download
A Cassette Tape
An 8 Track


President’s wife 🙂 Defacto, that makes her an audio guinea pig, whose only request to the lab is to always run sample products in colors that blend in with the rest of her home!

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  • J.B.
    January 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    The first album i bought was in 1957.
    It was also the first year i heard stereo sound.

    My first album was an lp of Flamenco music which, after maybe a hundred playings, sounded very distorted and noisy on my El Cheapo turntable/amp/speaker “audio system” that my parents had bought for about 25$ in the U.S.A.

    This music lighted the fire inside…

  • Ajax
    January 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    My first album was a collection of John Phillip Sousa marches, and NO, it was NOT presented to me by the man himself. I must’ve been around 10 years of age at the time.

  • January 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Amie,
    It was a vinyl for sure; 45 or 33 I don’t recall. The artist ? I’m glad you did not ask !
    Memory, memory where have you gone ?

  • bridgman
    January 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    First LP was probably Meddle (Pink Floyd), but that was after a bunch of 45’s. I forget the sequence, but Witchy Woman and Monster Mash were probably near the top of the list. That was around the time I started building speakers.

  • January 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    is this an age related question? my first album was bought in 1960 – it was the Ventures – Walk Don’t Run – Bob Bogle’s guitar soared on tunes like Sleep Walk, Raunchy – a motto to live by – Caravan , Night Train – a classic album – here we are several years later and i now have the Ventures 45th Anniversary on DVD – who would have thought you could have image and sound together!!!

  • January 7, 2012 at 9:02 am

    My first album was on vinyl, in mono, “Bobby Darin: That’s All,” the first time I’d really heard hip vocals (hip for the 1950s) with great big-band arrangements. I recall driving down to a record shop in London, Ontario, and listening to the album in these little listening booths. Musically, that album still stands up.
    My first single was “Heartbreak Hotel”, by Elvis, on a 78 rpm. It was in the mid-1950s, during the transition from 78 rpm to 45 rpm for singles.


  • Raj
    January 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Glass Houses – Billy Joel for $9.99 in 1980.

  • BobKay
    January 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Little Richard. Saw him on ye olde kinescope. I was mesmerized. I demanded my mother get it for me. She wouldn’t, so I asked her brother. Thank you, Uncle Mike!

  • Lampshade
    January 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

    John Williams: Star Wars soundtrack performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

    • January 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

      That’s wild – is that the one with C3PO and R2D2 making noises during a song in the bar? The Empire Strikes Back was my first ‘grown up’ record, replacing (doesn’t it all come back again) my Strawberry Shortcake album. {grin}

  • fredk
    January 15, 2012 at 12:21 am

    1971, CSNY Deja Vu and Bonnie Rait. Cool albums given to me by an aunt I never suspected of being cool.

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