first record you bought?

  • ok, if you havent read the latest chat - why not and why weren't you there?
    one of the things of interest was first 45rpm bought so lets have them.

    first single was Sweet - Teenage Rampage

  • I wish it was something cool like Machine Head or Come Taste the Band but it was Gerry Rafferty's City to City. It's a great album, none the less but I haven't listened to it in years as my tastes moved more into hard and mainstream rock after that.

    John

  • I think the first records I bought were the Rolling Stones "Still Life" and J. Geils Band "Freeze Frame". Probably around '82...I remember riding my bike up to the store to buy them with my paper route money!

  • I really dated myself with my response to this question.....all the other whippersnappers were buying their first records when I was in my early 20's :eek:

    The year was 1975, the place was the record department at the late, not-so-great Times Square Stores in Hempstead NY. I had just turned 13 and had decided to buy myself several 45's with some money I had gotten for my birthday. I think they were about a buck and some change apiece.

    They were;

    Junior's Farm:Wings

    Kung Fu Fighting:Carl Douglas

    Get Dancing Pts 1&2: Disco Tex And The Sex-O-Lettes (featuring Sir Monti Rock III)

    There..I admitted it!! :D

    OK, I went 1 for 3.....The Wings track is still cool after all this time.....Kung Fu Fighting is kitschy asall hell but Carl Douglas does get bonus points for being the first Jamaican artist to score a Number One Pop Hit in the US.....yeah, yeah, most folks will tell you that it was Johnny Nash with his smash from 1972, I Can See Clearly Now"....but Nash was a Texan and not from the islands...so there!! :p

    Which brings us to the lamentable slice of camp that was Get Dancing Pts 1&2......No philosophical shucking and jiving on my part could ever possibly justify that one.....I won't even use my tender age as an excuse. About 5 years ago, I was in the Marsh supermarket in Indianapolis at about 1 a.m. They had the radio over the loudspeaker and what do I hear for the first time in over 25 years....You got it!!! I stood in the frozen food section with that deer in the headlights look...you would have paid money to see the look on my face!! ;)

    And I still have Kung Fu Fighting to this day!

    OK..I came clean....c'mon folks..let's have 'em!! :D

    Yours In The Funk
    Bill "Capt. Midnite" Redford

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    "Cause if you fake the FUNK..your nose got to grow!" Bootsy Collins

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    The year was 1975, the place was the record department at the late, not-so-great Times Square Stores in Hempstead NY. I had just turned 13 and had decided to buy myself several 45's with some money I had gotten for my birthday. I think they were about a buck and some change apiece.



    TSS in Hempstead...Remember it well. I ran the Woolworth on Main St for a year right up the road !!
    Now for the dating....
    "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley was, I believe, the first single I bought. Also remember the following quite vividly:
    "Stay with Me" by Faces
    "Ride Captain Ride" by Blues Image
    Of course there were others, like the Osmonds, Roberta Flack and, well, you get it...I'm just too old to remember much, and a good part of the seventies is just a rumor :confused: :confused:

    Frank:div27:
    "if only we'd turn around and notice the door to the cell is open"

  • First 45rpm I bought was STATUS QUO (yes...:D ) with "LIES".

    The first LP I bought was before that....around 1980..it was
    STATUS QUO (yes...again :D ) "NEVER TOO LATE" album, which I like til today even I haven´t listen to it for years now. Great memories though.

    cheers, Achim

  • My first 45 was "Coz I luv you", Slade. Must be somthing about Midlands based bands.

    In fact I have all there singles on vinyl. All there albums are being released as part of a remasters series later this year.

    There B sides were often much better than the A sides.

  • My first LP was Queens greatest hits when I just hit my teenage years. This was followed a short time later by Hughes & Thrall! Freddie Mercury and Glenn are hard acts to follow in the vocal department!

  • I didn't buy singles that often - I used to tape the ones i liked off the radio - my first purchased 45 was Slade - "We'll bring the house down" in 1981 (and Mark3, i recall enjoying the B side more! I can't remember what it was now, and my vinyl is in storage so i can't check). I bought albums regularly from aged about 9 though - first one was Abba - "Arrival" in '77. I then bought Jigsaws "Pieces of Magic" and DP's "Made in Europe" later that year :)

    PJ

  • Why am I getting involved with this question!! But here goes – the first 45 rpm I bought was Emile Ford singing "What do you want to make those eyes at me for?".
    See, you asked for it :lol: It was No 1 in UK in about 1962ish.
    I bought the Beatles 'Love Me Do', on it's first release, (it didn't make No1) But I really surprised my best pal when I bought Booker Ts 'Green Onions', with the record token he got me for my birthday. First serious LP purchase I remember: 'Please Please Me'. say no more :D

  • First two that I bought were purchased at the same time! "Fresh Cream" by Cream and "Are You Experienced" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience".......I've never fully recovered from either of those albums :lol:

  • Ha, I'm so pleased to see Abba amongst the 'firsts' :lol:
    My first 45 was Abba's 'Mama Mia' (I thought it was a 'learn Italian' disc :eek:) & LP-wise, Elton John's first 'Greatest Hits' album.

    Cheers
    Ben

  • Well my first records were all KISS but I got them from my older nephew when I was very young. The first one I actually bought myself was W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P. in 1984 and I was only 10 years old.
    Can you imagine how my mother reacted, showing her my new record?? According to her it was even "worst" than KISS :lol: :lol:

    It pleases me every time telling my mom I'm still into these bands and travelling around the world to see them in concert. :singer:

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