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#196195 - 02/13/08 05:08 AM What was your first record?
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Considering the new vinyl theme, I am just wondering what everyone's first record was?

Mine was Queen- Sheer Heart Attack and April Wine - Harder Faster, birthday presents from my sisters when I was 11.
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#196199 - 02/13/08 06:55 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: jakewash]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
My first 45 (I was 12 at the time) was "Upside Down" with Diana Ross (it had just come out; yes I'm that old). My first LP was Supertramp's "Crime of the Century".
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#196203 - 02/13/08 07:32 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: jakewash]
davidsch Offline
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 678
Loc: Houston, Texas
My first record that I bought was Styx - Grand Illusion. The first record that I remember someone giving me was The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour. I wish that I had hung onto the Beatles LP as I now have a greater appreciation for that album (Grand Illusion? don't care for it at all now).

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#196205 - 02/13/08 08:00 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: davidsch]
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My first real LP was one of those compilation albums from Ronco or something in the mid seventies. If I think of it, I'll re-post because it really DID have some great tracks!

My first "regular" LP was Aerosmiths' Toys In The Attic.
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#196207 - 02/13/08 08:04 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
ZG Offline
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Registered: 11/01/06
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Loc: Canadian in NYC
First single was Blondie Heart of Glass. First LP that I recall buying was the Grease soundtrack. My mom let me play all of her records on our console stereo. She was a Beatles fan - even saw them live in 1964! We had a lot of 70s rock, like Queen, David Bowie, Alan Parsons' Project, Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, etc.

Oh how I miss those days.

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#196210 - 02/13/08 08:26 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: ZG]
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
I'm assuming we aren't counting kiddie records, as I may have had some of those I don't recall, and I know I had something star wars related that was an actual record.

However, my first true musical purchase was a cassette tape, as records were around but on their way out. It was Michael Jackson's Thriller, which I just saw is about to be released again as a 25th anniversary edition.

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#196212 - 02/13/08 08:31 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: Zarak]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Oh boy, that's bit far back for me to recall. It was the 70s for crying out loud \:D I think one of the first pieces of vinyl was a Billy Preston disc.
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#196213 - 02/13/08 08:31 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: ZG]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
One of my Mom's favorite stories to tell is that apparently I could correctly identify all her Beatles 45's when I was only 3 or 4 years old. She would make a game of it when people came over by having someone name a Beatles tune and I would pick it out of the collection and hand it to my Mother to play, correct side up.

First LP....I'm almost ashamed to admit it but when I was pretty young my uncle bought me KISS - Destroyer. I still fondly remember the look of horror on my parents faces when I opened it up and they saw the cover art.
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#196219 - 02/13/08 09:09 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: Murph]
bluray Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 88
First album: Sean Cassidy - Da Doo Run Run

First music I bought with my own money (from detasseling corn in Central Illinois) was a cassette tape: Def Leppard - Pyromania

How about the a record your parents listened to when you were young that you recently purchased yourself? For me: James Taylor - Gorilla. What I won't be buying: Roger Whittaker (though I bet he'd sound nice on M80s).

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#196222 - 02/13/08 09:43 AM Re: What was your first record? [Re: bluray]
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 868
Loc: WI
A Beatles album, can't remember which one.
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