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Old 01-07-06, 07:07 PM
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First 3 albums you Owned (and do they hold up)

I just got finished selling the lot of my stack of 4,000 cds (I am poor plus I am trying to go all vinyl) but I couldn't sell the first 3 cds I owned.

1. The Smithereens - Especially for You
Still one of my favorite albums, a personal top 10 for sure.

2. Toad the Wet Sprocket - Fear
I think they are still the kings of adult alternative and this holds up pretty well still.

3. 10,000 Maniacs - Out Time in Eden
I was actually thinking about turning this thread into a 10,000 Maniac appreciation threat at first but would rather see what other people's first albums were.
Old 01-07-06, 07:54 PM
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Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Scary Sound Effects

All three were bought by my mother when she got me my first cd player. The first two have held up extremely well, moreso the Aerosmith. The sound effects one got used twice and given away.

Edit: Thought I would mention that these are my first cd's. I can't remember the first "albums" that I owned. It was hard enough to remember these three.

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Old 01-07-06, 08:10 PM
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on vinyl:
Thriller; Michael Jackson
Cyndi Lauper
Born in the USA; Bruce Springsteen

on tape:
Zeppelin II
Weird Al (forget which one)
Beastie Boys

on CD:
Doors Greatest hits
Zeppelin II

I got the Vinyl when I was very young, and I don't own any of those albumns on CD (and never did on tape). With the exception of Weird Al, I re-bought most of my cassette music on CD. Those three CDs I still have, but don't listen to them much. The music was already classic when I was listening to it regularly, and will probably remain so.

Don't want to take it too off topic, but it is interesting to compare the first 3 CD's I bought (listed above) to the last 3:

Strokes: First Impressions of Earth
Beastie Boys: Solid gold Hits
Wolf Parade

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Old 01-07-06, 09:11 PM
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Osmonds - Crazy Horses (Better than anyone would think)

Kansas - Leftoverture (Wretched recording besides "Carry On...")

Steve Miller Band - Book Of Dreams (Has totally held up)
Old 01-07-06, 10:24 PM
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Michael Jackson - Thriller
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
ZZ Top - Eliminator

I got all three at the same time on cassette. Don't remember if it was a special occasion or what. I've repurchased Thriller on CD, listened to She's So Unusual on Yahoo-To-Go a few times recently, and haven't listened to Eliminator lately - but have listened to their box set some this year.
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Metallica - Metallica
Guns and Roses - Use Your Illusion I
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Got a CD player for my 11th birthday in 1991
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It was so long ago, I can't remember the first "albums" I bought (started with vinyl in the early 1970's... still have every LP I bought though-over 400), one of the earliest though was "Elvis Live at Madison Square Garden". I do remember the first two CD's I bought however, at the same time I bought my first CD player in 1984 from Sears... The Police "Synchronicity" and Madonna "Like a Virgin"... still have those also. Heck, still have the first CD player, even though it no longer works, a Sears "Proformance" brand, that weighs around 20 pounds, no remote, 16 red LED lights to indicate track playing (over that, it stayed at 16), a big heat sink sticking out the back, and a warning sticker on the side saying not to open the case, because of "intense laser radiation".
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Quiet Riot "Metal Health"
Culture Club "Colour by Numbers"
Soundtrack "Footloose"

Elton John "Too Low for Zero"
Prince & the Revolution "Purple Rain"
Motley Crue "Theatre of Pain"

Various Artists "Explicit Rap"
C+C Music Factory "Gonna Make You Sweat"
Skid Row "Slave to the Grind"
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circa 1994...was born in 82'

CDs: Ace of Base- The Sign
Green Day- Dookie
Offspring- Smash
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Prince 1999
Men at work , um the good dont remember name
Flash Gordon soundtrack
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RUSH:POWER WINDOWS. After I bought my 1st cd player I traded in the vinyl version for the cd version. I knew RUSH would be the perfect band for CD because of their sound.

Out of all those I still listen to RUSH:POWER WINDOWS regularly so I guess it still stands up for me.

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So long ago(circa 1971) hard to remember for sure. Pretty sure it was three of these:
Alice Cooper-School's Out
Steppenwolf-16 Greatest Hits
3 Dog Night-Golden Biscuits
Rod Stewart-Every Picture Tells A Story
Grass Roots-16 Greatest Hits
Neil Young-Harvest
Jethro Tull-Thick As A Brick
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I bought a bunch of tapes when I got a boombox at about age 11:

Miami Vice Soundtrack: actually better than you'd think. Has a great Glen Frey song "Smuggler's Blues" and Phil Collin's classic "In the Air Tonight" and even a Grandmaster melle Mel song.

Police "Synchronicity": still an excellent album, just wish they'd left "Mother" off of it...

Michael Jackson: "Thriller": this was about 1985 so this album was completely unavoidable. Still a classic, IMO.
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Huey Lewis & The News - "Sports"

Footloose - Movie Soundtrack
Old 01-08-06, 11:59 AM
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On vinyl:
KISS -Rock and Roll Over
KISS -Alive II
KISS -Double Platinum

(I was a rabid 10 year old KISS fan when I bought these back in 1977-78. All these years later, they still hold up for me and I have them on CD)

Ace Frehley solo album (the only prerecorded 8 track I bought. Oddly enough, I bought the other KISS solo albums on vinyl at the time. Don't know what I was thinking when I changed formats with Ace )

Tape: no idea

Ozzy Osbourne -The Ultimate Sin
Alice Cooper -Constrictor
KISS -Destroyer

(first started buying CDs in 1986 or 87. Kind of slim pickings back then, especially in Canada)
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Billy Joel - Storm Front
Guns 'N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (which my parents thought was Satanic heavy metal )

These are the two that I remember most distinctly. Eventually I got Nevermind, Ten Achtung Baby and Waking Up the Neighbours ( ) and a bunch of other ones on tape.

My first CD I still remember very well: Breeders - Pod. I hated it at first but it grew on me. That's the one that holds up best out of all the early purchases.
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On cassette:
Beach Boys - Still Cruisin'
Hooties & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Stone Temple Pilots - Core

On cd:
The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
The Cars - Greatest Hits
Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits 74-78

I grew up in a very conservative, religious household and most anything I wanted to buy was subjected to extreme scrutiny. I kept the Stone Temple Pilots hidden and the rest met with parental approval. Of those 6, there really aren't any I still listen to regularly. Every once in a while I'll pop in Core. I still listen to The Beatles and The Cars, but not either of those discs.
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Debbie Gibson's first two, and the Simpsons Sing the Blues.

No, they do not hold up.
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Simpsons Sing the Blues.
I had that one on cassette. Damn I remember listening to that a lot

I really can't remember my first three when I was younger, but I do remember Appetite For Destruction being one. I still like most of that one.
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Baz's Romeo & Juliet Sndtrk
Alanis's Jagged Little Pill
No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom

I thiiiink those were the first three..and I still think they're all great and most of the music on those are still played today (at least on the alternative station in Chi (Q101)
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Originally Posted by Bell65
circa 1994...was born in 82'

CDs: Ace of Base- The Sign
Green Day- Dookie
Offspring- Smash

I'm just impressed you had the balls to admit to buying Ace of Base...cuz I also own the Sign (as well as Dookie)
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1) The Ghostbusters soundtrack
2) Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park
3) David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

All bought at a yardsale on vinyl in 1986. Man I was a cool kid!


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Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Focus - Focus 3

The first two still hold up great, the third was just a bad case of buyer's remorse just waiting to happen.
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Originally Posted by Link_182
David Bowie - Greetings From Asbury Park
say WHAT??? you were a hallucinatin' kid, methinks.
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8 Track..Was given these by my brother in law my first car had an 8 track player..
Journey - Captured
Boston - Boston
Boston - Don't Look Back

Kiss - Alive 2
Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons
Foreigner - Double Vision

Dokken - Tooth and Nail
Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman

Ozzy Osbourne - Just Say Ozzy
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
Firehouse - Firehouse

Yes to me they all hold up...

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