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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:53 am 
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At the start of 1966, I was 11 years old, and I finally had the urge to save up my allowance to buy my first record.
It was a 45 r.p.m. single.
I still have it, and this is a scan of it.

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some stampeders record.
purchased (by parents) from a drugstore.
i was 3 or 4.

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My siblings had a bunch of records and I had received a handful of albums as gifts before this, but Rush, Moving Pictures was the first one I bought myself, right after I bought my own record player.

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It must have been the early or mid 60's when the family decided we should buy a record player. My Mum said each of us 3 kids could buy one record that we wanted to listen to. I bought the album With The Beatles (their 2nd release in Oz).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:05 am 
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Uncle Bernie wrote:
It must have been the early or mid 60's when the family decided we should buy a record player. My Mum said each of us 3 kids could buy one record that we wanted to listen to. I bought the album With The Beatles (their 2nd release in Oz).

I had received albums before, as Christmas presents, but my first full album purchase, with my own money, was also The Beatles. (still have it, too. I'm a hopeless hoarder!)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:58 am 
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OK, if we are counting albums bought for me, I chose this one in the grocery store when I was 3 or so. For years, I had no idea that Roosevelt Franklin was supposed to be black.

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It was 'my coocachoo' by Alvin Stardust.
Ironically, Mr Stardust played his last gig just down the road from me just before kicking the bucket.
I wasn't at it...
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Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player - Elton John probably in the summer of 1973 at age 11. At the same time I purchased Led Zeppelin II as a birthday gift for my brother who was five years older than me.

Some leftovers that were around the house from my older siblings that I listened to a lot before this was Meet the Beatles, the Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe, A Portrait of the Everly Brothers, some Motown compilation that had Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex and others on it, and the Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

When I was a little there was a children's record that I played all the time called "Filbert the Frog".


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Primus - Miscellaneous Debris.

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Harry Nilsson - Coconut/Down 7" in 1972.


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Wings, "Venus and Mars", at a garage sale, probably age 8 or so. My father had/has a lot of records so I still listened to plenty of stuff before then.

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A bass guitar.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:13 pm 
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The actual copy. Still in pretty decent shape after almost half a century.

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jaypfunk wrote:
I remember the dumb checkout twat at Korvettes saying to me "you know this costs close to 10 dollars don't you?" I said "Yeah I know. Now take my money!!"

LOLOLOL!!!
For me it was "Let it Bleed" Rolling Stones

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Mail ordered when I was 9 or 10yo. I got it for Long Cool Woman, mainly.
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I had a couple of those K-Tel albums. I remember the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' "If You Want to Get to Heaven, You Gotta Raise a Little Hell" from one. Damn straight!

It was "K-Tel's Mind Bender" released in 1976. I would have been a freshman or sophomore in high school. By the end of '76 I would get my first Zappa album "Zoot Allures" and see him on SNL for the first time.

http://www.hercsktelalbums.blogspot.com ... -1976.html


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I think that my first purchase was this crappy single:
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I bought it for its side B around 1981, because the music which was composed for the French dubbing of a cheap Japanese TV series and played in the villains' spacecraft looked badass.

Later, in 2013, I was amazed to discover that the theme has been almost entirely reused by Kavinsky.
Moreover, I was speechless when I saw videos of young people dancing like crazy on this remix in the night clubs of ... NYC.
Come on guys it's just music for French kids from the 80's.

As the series was part of a TV show called Récré A2, this reminds me that Cabu, a cartoonist who was participating in this TV show for kids, was murdered by stupid morons during the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
RIP dude!
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It must have been War by U2, at 7.


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1967. I was 10.

wish I had hung on to it.

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First purchase with my own money. I was 9.

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When I was around 6 I asked my daddy to buy it for me:

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I think it was this one. I traded it for a watch. My mom was pissed.

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I still have it :)

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pedro2 wrote:
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I still have it :)


I guess that is how Frank Zappa got into your veins? Or did you know the Mothers already?

I realized (remembered) only recently that my first Zappa exposure was the OH NO cover by Fraternity of Man. For whatever odd reason (likely it was in a quarter bin) my dad brought this one home when I was a wee lad. And I thought it was the best song on the record. It was years upon years later until I actually heard true FZ.


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I bought that in the spring of '67 . I was 12 and had no idea who FZ was . The 1st thing I ever heard from FZ was ' Help , I'm A Rock ' that my older brother told me was dedicated to Elvis. I think that was in ' 68. At that time anybody who made fun of Elvis was ok in my book and I went out and bought WOIIFTM and I was hooked. I remember taking that lp to school to play and getting laughed at. From then on I was the weird kid that listened to weird music.
I never liked school much after that. :wink:

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