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chagrin
06-20-2005, 03:11 PM
Based on that nightmare of a Top 20 list from Spin Magazine, I thought this might be an appropriate topic. Aside from the kiddy music, what Rock album did you buy for YOURSELF, first?

Chagrin = Blue Oyster Cult
Track one was Transmaniacon MC


Awesome album!


What say you?

BigRedChief
06-20-2005, 03:12 PM
Alice Cooper "Schools Out"

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-20-2005, 03:13 PM
KISS "Alive II"

HC_Chief
06-20-2005, 03:14 PM
Blondie.... can't remember the album title.

Robin Williams... ditto.

Star Wars: Motion Picture Soundtrack (double album)... probably worth some bucks now? :hmmm: I used to have one of the big SW comic books. It was the second of 2 for EpIV "A New Hope". Alas, it was ruined many years ago and trashed. I could have bilked some nerd simp out of buku bucks.

siberian khatru
06-20-2005, 03:15 PM
Well, it's not really rock, but: Carpenters, "Horizon" (1975).

Shortly thereafter, I taped that penny to the postcard and joined the Columbia House Record and Tape Club and got lots of the coolest hit records.

But as far as the first "serious" rock album I bought, when I took the plunge into becoming a true rock connoisseur and collector, it was probably "Dark Side of the Moon."

Donger
06-20-2005, 03:15 PM
Madness: One Step Beyond

HC_Chief
06-20-2005, 03:16 PM
Madness: One Step Beyond

Ooh, that's a good one! :thumb:
Still have it?

chagrin
06-20-2005, 03:17 PM
Madness: One Step Beyond



Donger impresses yet again. Good choice! :clap:

Donger
06-20-2005, 03:18 PM
Ooh, that's a good one! :thumb:
Still have it?

Yeah, I think so.

Actually, upon further thought, my first album was the soundtrack to Escape From New York.

I was a weird kid.

Wrasse
06-20-2005, 03:18 PM
Van Halen (self-titled debut)

Ari Chi3fs
06-20-2005, 03:19 PM
Beatles- Abbey Road- My dad was a dick and wouldnt let me borrow his album... so I had to buy it myself.

BigRedChief
06-20-2005, 03:20 PM
Yeah, I think so.

Actually, upon further thought, my first album was the soundtrack to Escape From New York.

I was a weird kid.

I was buying Alice Cooper and Led Zepplin albums whn everyone else in Elementary was buying Bobby Goldsbourgh ot Jackson 5 albums. But since I was 6 foot tall in sixth grade I diodn't get too much Chit for being weird.

LTownChief
06-20-2005, 03:27 PM
I can't remember for sure but my earliest recollection of owning a tape was the Ninja Turtle movie soundtrack or New Kids on the Block

Miles
06-20-2005, 03:29 PM
I think it was Def Leopard - Hysteria.

BIG_DADDY
06-20-2005, 03:30 PM
Houses of the Holy & Zep II. Got them at the same time.

Kraut
06-20-2005, 03:30 PM
God I hate to admit it....Now remember most of my childhood was spent in the early to mid 80s so my first album I bought was Culture Club :deevee:

brorth
06-20-2005, 03:31 PM
The first album that I remember buying and rocking out to was Molly Hatchett - The Deed is Done...
Not long after that I had all the albums they had put out. It was only a few months later that I fell into the whole hip hop thing. Sugar Hill Records took all my money from then on, except for the occasional Def Leppard or Bon Jovi cassette. I think I can still remeber every song from the Slippery when Wet album...

Bowser
06-20-2005, 03:31 PM
Pyromania Def Leppard

Donger
06-20-2005, 03:32 PM
Now remember most of my childhood was spent in the early to mid 80s

Yeah, so was mine.

so my first album I bought was Culture Club :deevee:

Oh, my.

KC Dan
06-20-2005, 03:33 PM
Credence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory

My sister (8 yrs older) talked me into using my birthday money for it. I did & kept the album but let her listen to it.

JimNasium
06-20-2005, 03:35 PM
Eagles: Hotel California

Rain Man
06-20-2005, 03:38 PM
Johnny Horton's Greatest Hits. My parents let me pick my birthday gift when I was about 11, and I agonized between this album and some game where you took football cards and got randomly assigned grades and tried to build a football franchise. In an unprecedented decision, I went with the album, primarily for the classic hit, "Battle of New Orleans."

I think this album went platinum in Europe.

FloridaChief
06-20-2005, 03:45 PM
My first album purchase was actually three discs that I bought on the same day (Fifteen-year-old suddenly had money to burn)...

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery

Pretty solid purchases, IMO...

ZepSinger
06-20-2005, 03:48 PM
First album owned, but pretty sure my folks bought it for me- 'Meet the Beatles'.

First album I actually purchased- not a clue.

Z

FloridaChief
06-20-2005, 03:49 PM
Madness: One Step Beyond

Very solid first album! I have a 2-CD greatest hits collection that rarely leaves the player...

Houses of the Holy

One of my first five albums purchased...

BIG_DADDY
06-20-2005, 03:51 PM
God I hate to admit it....Now remember most of my childhood was spent in the early to mid 80s so my first album I bought was Culture Club :deevee:

ROFL I'll never look at you the same. ROFL

SCTrojan
06-20-2005, 03:53 PM
Steve Miller Band - Book of Dreams

Nubian Nut
06-20-2005, 03:57 PM
Ohio Players*Ecstasy

stevieray
06-20-2005, 03:57 PM
Houses of the Holy

old_geezer
06-20-2005, 04:04 PM
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly

munkey
06-20-2005, 04:05 PM
The Cars - Candy-o

Devo - Are we not men

Splint Enz - Frenzy

whoman69
06-20-2005, 04:06 PM
Talk about in the news, my first album was Michael Jackson "Ben". Insert your own joke _________ .

Hydrae
06-20-2005, 04:09 PM
Kansas - Point of no Return

The sad part is that I bought it for Dust in the Wind.

CoMoChief
06-20-2005, 04:09 PM
Garth Brooks - Ropin' the Wind

CoMoChief
06-20-2005, 04:09 PM
I'm 21 years old, thats why its so recent.

CosmicPal
06-20-2005, 04:11 PM
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon


DSOTM was one of my first purchases as well. I listened to that album nearly every day- I just thought it was the kewlest thing back then. That, and Big Wheels.

Jenson71
06-20-2005, 04:18 PM
http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e0/89/9e5c7220eca0978c625a2010.L.jpg

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002IZC.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Fried Meat Ball!
06-20-2005, 04:18 PM
David Bowie "Space Oddity"

Miles
06-20-2005, 04:22 PM
Just remembered the first CD's that I bought which where kind of an odd combo.

Foreigner - Records
Metallica - And Justice For All.

Zebedee DuBois
06-20-2005, 04:34 PM
I can't remember with certainty.

Probably either Chicago II or Blood Sweat & Tears - Child is Father to the Man

Rain Man
06-20-2005, 04:38 PM
The Cars - Candy-o


I know why you bought that one.

stevieray
06-20-2005, 04:47 PM
I know why you bought that one.

Vargas

Spokane Chief Fan
06-20-2005, 05:01 PM
Lynard Skynard Live

Frazod
06-20-2005, 05:42 PM
The soundtrack to Star Wars.

:spock:

morphius
06-20-2005, 05:49 PM
I have bought myself so few albulms that I'm not even sure. I seem to remember picking up Beastie Boys Licence to Ill and a CD by Nuno, but other then that everything else I have I think were gifts.

The first two I got as gifts I do remember, Men at Work's Business as Usual and The Steve Miller Bands Abracadabra.

Digital Takawira
06-20-2005, 05:51 PM
who's the man with the master plan?

Mile High Mania
06-20-2005, 05:52 PM
http://www.foothillcougars.com/justforfun/classicrock/kiss/Love%20Gun.jpg

siberian khatru
06-20-2005, 06:00 PM
The soundtrack to Star Wars.


:spock:

Tell the truth, it was this, wasn't it:


http://www.neweyestudio.com/ebj254.jpg

Rain Man
06-20-2005, 06:04 PM
Vargas


Ohhhhhhhhh, yeaaahhhhhhhhh.

Frazod
06-20-2005, 06:06 PM
Tell the truth, it was this, wasn't it:


http://www.neweyestudio.com/ebj254.jpg

Uh, NO. It was the John Williams soundtrack.

I did have that stupid Meco cantina song on a 45, though. :shake:

Delano
06-20-2005, 06:08 PM
If I remember right, it was either Snoop's first album or the Chronic from Dr. Dre.

siberian khatru
06-20-2005, 06:09 PM
Uh, NO. It was the John Williams soundtrack.

I did have that stupid Meco cantina song on a 45, though. :shake:

Hell, I admit it, I had the whole damn album. I bought everything Star Wars back then. I was gochiefs before there was a gochiefs (gochiefs v.1.0).

FloridaChief
06-20-2005, 06:09 PM
I did have that stupid Meco cantina song on a 45, though. :shake:

Don't worry. I think we all did at the time...

Frazod
06-20-2005, 06:10 PM
Hell, I admit it, I had the whole damn album. I bought everything Star Wars back then. I was gochiefs before there was a gochiefs (gochiefs v.1.0).

Admitting I'm old enough to have owned 45s is bad enough. :sulk:

siberian khatru
06-20-2005, 06:10 PM
Admitting I'm old enough to have owned 45s is bad enough. :sulk:

At least you didn't own the 8-track.

Frazod
06-20-2005, 06:13 PM
At least you didn't own the 8-track.

No, but I did own a couple of them before making the jump to cassettes (boy, that sounds strange, doesn't it?). I think the last 8-track I bought was Journey Escape.

At least I never owned a 78. :D

Mile High Mania
06-20-2005, 06:17 PM
I recall buying PacMan fever back in the day on a 45... lord that was a bad song. Heh - my first car was a used '78 Cougar... that beast had an 8 track in it and I had the "tape converter" to play my tapes.

Skip Towne
06-20-2005, 06:19 PM
I owned a 4 track reel to reel. What do I win?

unlurking
06-20-2005, 06:25 PM
Maiden...

stevieray
06-20-2005, 06:42 PM
At least you didn't own the 8-track.
CRAIG Eight Track
Super Tuner
Concorde

Cricket 6x9's

penchief
06-20-2005, 06:43 PM
Houses of the Holy & Zep II. Got them at the same time.

Man, you were cool from the get-go!

My first purchase was "Endless Summer" by the Beach Boys and I have no regrets. I remember my two sisters and I sneaking a listen to my parent's 8 tracks when they were out of the house. There was a tape by the beach boys that was a staged, live acoustic jam on the beach. I think it was called "Beach Party," or something like that (in which they did a live version of the Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away").
It was an acceptible indoctrination into Rock n' Roll.

My second purchase was David Bowie's "Young Americans." That was such a cool album. It expanded my appreciation for the art of music. I've never been the same. Bought it for the song "Fame," but realized that there was a lot more to music than hit singles and local AM radio.

Saulbadguy
06-20-2005, 06:43 PM
Green Jello. Self titled.

Mile High Mania
06-20-2005, 06:43 PM
I've never considered myself to be old by any means (34) and then I see things like Iron Maiden and Dre being listed as someone's first album... wow.

Bowser
06-20-2005, 06:44 PM
I've never considered myself to be old by any means (34) and then I see things like Iron Maiden and Dre being listed as someone's first album... wow.

How do you think Skip feels when we talk about the Beatles and the Stones as being "really old"?

:D

Mile High Mania
06-20-2005, 06:46 PM
How do you think Skip feels when we talk about the Beatles and the Stones as being "really old"?

:D

No doubt... one day I'm hoping he'll tell us how his life changed when FM was invented.

Kraut
06-20-2005, 06:52 PM
ROFL I'll never look at you the same. ROFL
ROFL Thank God my taste in music has changed.....I know I should be tortured for my music mistakes of the past ROFL

Bowser
06-20-2005, 07:39 PM
ROFL Thank God my taste in music has changed.....I know I should be tortured for my music mistakes of the past ROFL

Just don't ask if you really want us to hurt you.......




:)

StcChief
06-20-2005, 07:50 PM
Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks

Skip Towne
06-20-2005, 08:01 PM
How do you think Skip feels when we talk about the Beatles and the Stones as being "really old"?

:D
The Beatles old? Nah, I saw McCartney performing in Red Square just yesterday.

Nzoner
06-20-2005, 08:06 PM
8-track=Zeppelin-ZOSO or IV whichever you prefer

Album=The Doors-Morrison Hotel

I was nine years old.

Inspector
06-20-2005, 08:08 PM
Forget the name of it, but it was by "The Letterman".


Yeah......I know.......

Jenny Gump
06-20-2005, 08:21 PM
Thriller or Like a Virgin, can't remember which came out first, but I bought them both. Oh, and Men at Work...don't remember the title of the album, but they were all about the same time.

I know. Pathetic. I'm a product of the 80s, what can I say?

morphius
06-20-2005, 08:23 PM
Thriller or Like a Virgin, can't remember which came out first, but I bought them both. Oh, and Men at Work...don't remember the title of the album, but they were all about the same time.

I know. Pathetic. I'm a product of the 80s, what can I say?
Hehe, Business as Usual by chance? That was my first.

Bowser
06-20-2005, 08:23 PM
Thriller or Like a Virgin, can't remember which came out first, but I bought them both. Oh, and Men at Work...don't remember the title of the album, but they were all about the same time.

I know. Pathetic. I'm a product of the 80s, what can I say?

You still have The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles soundtracks in your player, don't you?

redbrian
06-20-2005, 08:47 PM
First LP Hendrix Electric Lady (still own and it is still in very good shape)
First 8-Track Steppen Wolf (sadly all my eight tracks went to the big crusher, when my brother sold my 66 LeMans while I was at boot camp and didn't check the trunk).

And I also had a Sony 4 track reel to reel, made some damn nice smoke reels.

Cochise
06-20-2005, 09:09 PM
Pearl Jam - Ten

REDHOTGTO
06-20-2005, 09:15 PM
meatloaf- bat out of hell
also in cassette & cd
best album of all time
:bong:

patteeu
06-20-2005, 09:22 PM
I think the first recorded music I purchased were a bunch of 8-track tapes from the Columbia House Record and Tape club. I don't remember exactly what they were, but I think Bob Seger's Night Moves, Boston's first album, & Kansas' Point of Know Return were in that batch.

The first LPs I bought were AC/DC's Back In Black and Judas Priest's Unleashed In The East, bought at the same time.

Dartgod
06-20-2005, 09:30 PM
Deep Purple - Machine Head

Reaper16
06-20-2005, 09:41 PM
Casettes of Queen - "Greatest Hits," and Metallica - "And Justice For All..." from a garage sale.

theultimatekcchiefsfan
06-20-2005, 10:19 PM
Metallica- Black Albulm

mcan
06-20-2005, 10:56 PM
From a pawn shop:

1. Brian Adams - "Waking Up the Neighbors"
2. Paula Abdul - "Vibeology"


Got these CDs to pressure my parents into buying me a CD player. It worked.

The first albums that I seriously purchased:

1. Eagles "Greatest Hits Vol 1"
2. Eagles "Greatest Hits Vol 2"
3. Lynnard Skynard - "Skynards Inyrds"
4. Pearl Jam - "Ten"
5. Aerosmith "Get A Grip"
6. CCR - "Chronicle"
7. Eric Clapton - "Unplugged"
8. Billy Joel - "River of Dreams"
9. The Who - "My Generation"
10. ZZ Top - "Greatest Hits"

luv
06-21-2005, 12:43 AM
Album? What's an album? ROFL

I think mine was one of MJ's. The only two others I remember having were the 45's of Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. Was I a dork or what? Guess you never outgrow some things. I don't remember buying them, though. I think, by the time I was buying my own, CD's had come out. Hell, I've slept since then.

Saggysack
06-21-2005, 01:20 AM
I can't remember exactly. Either it was Ozzy Osbourne-Bark at the moon or Styx-Paradise Theater.

htismaqe
06-21-2005, 05:23 AM
First one I bought?

5th grade, Scorpions "Love at First Sting" followed by Van Halen 4.

deadbabyseal
06-21-2005, 06:13 AM
AC/DC Back in Black.

Dartgod
06-21-2005, 06:20 AM
The first album I ever owned (a gift from my parents) was The Monkee's Greatist Hits.

jeffrho68
06-21-2005, 06:22 AM
I bought my first 2 records at the same time: Supertramp - Breakfast In America
Rush - Moving Pictures

Frosty
06-21-2005, 06:25 AM
It was either Steeley Dan Aja or Al Stewart Year of the Cat . I don't remember which was first.

Bob Dole
06-21-2005, 06:32 AM
Triumph's <i>In the Beginning</i>

Bob Dole could listen to Blinding Light Show/Moonchild all day...

RedThat
06-21-2005, 06:34 AM
Beastie Boys-Licensed to Ill

cadmonkey
06-21-2005, 06:41 AM
I think the first album I bought myself was Pantera "Vulgar Display of Power"

MOhillbilly
06-21-2005, 06:54 AM
We Sold Our Souls For Rock&Roll

JRS2
06-21-2005, 06:59 AM
The original Led Zeppelin album.

shakesthecat
06-21-2005, 07:04 AM
Boston (debut album)

Rukdafaidas
06-21-2005, 07:14 AM
The first album I ever owned (I won it) The Who - Who are you?
The first album I ever bought: Foreignor - Double Vision
The first 45 I bought (4 or 5 years old) Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight

wildcat09
06-21-2005, 07:35 AM
i believe it was dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince

Lzen
06-21-2005, 08:33 AM
Some of the first I can remember (from a record club):

- The Cars - Greatest Hits
- Miami Vice Soundtrack
- ZZ Top - Afterburner
- Brian Adams - (the one with Summer Of 69 on it)
- Styx - Kilroy Was Here
- Devo - Oh No, It's Devo

WilliamTheIrish
06-21-2005, 08:45 AM
Procol Harum self titled first album.

I think it was released in 67. I bought it in 1970.

Conquistador was the big hit from that vinyl. I still remember hearing it for the first time.

[Big drum]

... Conquistador your stallion stands
in need of company....

WilliamTheIrish
06-21-2005, 08:49 AM
Shortly thereafter, I taped that penny to the postcard and joined the Columbia House Record and Tape Club and got lots of the coolest hit records.

You too, huh?

"Mom, pleeeeaasssse? Can I join this? Look I'll get 20 albums for a penny!! It's a great deal!!!"

I had to get a a lot of mowing jobs to pay off those albums that just kept coming and coming ... :)

WilliamTheIrish
06-21-2005, 08:51 AM
CRAIG Eight Track
Super Tuner
Concorde

Cricket 6x9's

Pioneer Super tuner w/8track.
Jenson triaxels.

I rocked in the 72 AMC Hornet.

Brock
06-21-2005, 09:02 AM
Van Halen II

CosmicPal
06-21-2005, 09:15 AM
Some of the first I can remember (from a record club):
- Miami Vice Soundtrack


You actually paid money for the Soundtrack to the TV show, Miami Vice?

:LOL: :LOL: ROFL

:p

Lzen
06-21-2005, 09:39 AM
You actually paid money for the Soundtrack to the TV show, Miami Vice?

:LOL: :LOL: ROFL

:p

Why yes, yes I did. I was a big fan of that show and started buying my own music around 11 or 12. My musical taste was not really fully developed as of that point. Got into metal around 14-15 and the rest is history. ;)

dtebbe
06-21-2005, 01:32 PM
I'm pretty sure mine was AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, or maybe Pink Floyd The Wall

DT

Ghostof
06-21-2005, 02:36 PM
I was a weird kid.



No!?!?? REALLY???


Everyone else thought you were just gay.

chagrin
06-21-2005, 03:02 PM
Some of the first I can remember (from a record club):

- The Cars - Greatest Hits
- Miami Vice Soundtrack
- ZZ Top - Afterburner
- Brian Adams - (the one with Summer Of 69 on it)
- Styx - Kilroy Was Here
- Devo - Oh No, It's Devo


Dude,

Just got done listening to Honor Thy father here at work, DAMN that is a good song. I didn't buy Oct. yet, busy weekend moving. I tell ya what, it may have been different for them, but train of Thought is just phenonmenal!

munkey
06-21-2005, 04:25 PM
Some of the first I can remember (from a record club):

- The Cars - Greatest Hits
- Miami Vice Soundtrack
- ZZ Top - Afterburner
- Brian Adams - (the one with Summer Of 69 on it)
- Styx - Kilroy Was Here
- Devo - Oh No, It's Devo

This was a good album as well...