What are the first five albums you ever owned?


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Probably going to be showing my youth here a bit (as well as my f$~!ing bizarre taste in music), but:

1. The Doobie Brothers: The Best of the Doobie Brothers (Cassette, released 1990, bought 1996) - I still listen to this one, though on CD (the cassette wore out pretty quickly).

2. Creed: My Own Prison (CD, released 1997, bought 1997) - *Hangs head in shame.* I was a dumb kid when I was 11. I think I sold this one at Coconuts a couple years later.

3. Various artists: That Thing You Do! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Cassette, released 1996, bought 1998) - Lost this one years ago, but had a lot of good songs on it.

4. Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory (CD, released 2000, bought 2000) - You know, a lot of people rag on Linkin Park, but I still drag this album out occasionally. Not sure if it's nostalgia goggles talking, though.

5. Puddle of Mudd: Come Clean (CD, released 2001, bought 2001) - A decent album--good music with s#$&ty lyrics,. I don't really listen to it anymore. 2001 was around the time I really started buying CDs, and I mean a LOT of CDs. I think this was the first of an unbroken string of nearly monthly album purchases that stretched right up to the end of 2010.

After the Puddle of Mudd CD, I got into hard rock, then metal, then punk over the course of about six months. A few of the albums I picked up during that time:
- Rollins Band: Weight
- Seether: Disclaimer
- Marilyn Manson: Portrait of an American Family
- Kyuss: Welcome to Sky Valley
- Dropkick Murphys: Sing Loud, Sing Proud!
- Minor Threat: Complete Discography

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America: Horse with No Name

Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell

Led Zeppelin: II

Ozzy: Blizzard of Oz

Van Halen: II

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Greatest Hits of Aerosmith (the one from the '80s)

Men at Work: Cargo

Hall and Oates: Rock and Soul, part 1

Weird Al Yankovic: In 3-D

Van Halen: 5150


'America' - Niel Diamond on 45 rpm. (I was 6...so sue me.)
'Batman' - Prince
'Fear of a Black Planet' - Public Enemy
'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' - RHCP
'Nevermind' - Nirvana


Poison--Open Up and Say Ahh
Metallica--...And Justice for All
Faith No More--The Real Thing
Guns N Roses--Appetite for Destruction
Ozzy Osbourne--No Rest for the Wicked

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I'm not sure about "first"* but in about 1985 I joined the Columbia Record Club, which meant that for a penny, I got to choose like 8 albums from a list of about 150 "popular titles" at the time, which instantly became the majority of my record collection, excluding titles "borrowed" from my brother. No way I remember them all, but I do remember:

Eric Clapton: Behind the Sun
Phil Collins: Face Value
The Police: Ghost in the Machine
Genesis: Genesis
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band: Live Bullet

None of them particularly great, but collectively well worth what I paid!

*:
Ok, actually I'm very sure of what was first, but it's pretty embarrassing.


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Barring kid stuff I got from my parents I'm guessing that starting in 1988 or 1989 it'd be:

Orup 2 by Orup (Well, duh.) (1989)
Jag finns här för dig by Anders Glenmark (1990)
Orup by Orup (1988)
Via Satellit by Pontus & Amerikanerna (1990)

and the embarrassing stuff

Luften Darrar by Christer Sandelin (1990)

Can you tell I wasn't old enough to understand English very well, yet?


Embarassing Vic? Really?

Okay, here's my list:

TLC's: CrazySexyCool
The Three Musketteers Soundtrack (I like Soundtracks and still buy them here and there).
Ace of Base: The Sign
Green Day: Nimrod
The Wallflowers: Bringing Down the Horse
Chuck Berry: The Best of Chuck Berry


Men Without Hats: Rhythm of Youth

Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper Goes to Hell

Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare

Alice Cooper: Killer

Alice Cooper: School's Out

Note that of these, only Men w/o Hats was an actual LP, the rest were casettes.

Actual LP records:

Men w/o Hats: Rhythm of Youth
Alice Cooper: Muscle of Love
Alice Cooper: Zipper Catches Skin
Alice Cooper: Flush the Fashion

And I believe that was it for LPs.


I only remember my first three...

Pink Floyd - The Wall (does this count double for containing 2 LPs?)
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

all bought back in 1982.


Blondie on 45: Rapture b/w Walk Like Me bought in the basement of Woolworths. I still have this one (and the Autoamerican LP I bought later). I think I remember Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes being on the rack too, but I didnt get that one.

I bought an LP full of sea shanties (that had an awesome pen-and-ink pirate/privateer cover!) and a K-Tel record with Hot Child in the City by Nick Gilder at a garage sale for a buck right around the same time as that Woolworths trip...I dont know where they went. I lost them in a move somewhere.

I joined Columbia Record Club right after my parents took me to a "Scared Straight" PMRC backmasking church thing.

Iron Maiden: Powerslave
Dio: Last in Line
Van Halen: I, II, 1984
Dokken: Tooth and Nail
KISS: Animalize
Berlin: Pleasure Victim
ZZ Top: Eliminator
Ratt: Out of the Cellar

Im sure I got either High and Dry or Pyromania
and either Hells Bells or Dirty Deeds

...all on CASSETTE for one penny! lol! The Berlin one might have been my first fullprice purchase after the big first order?


I cannot for the life of me remember my first five albums. What I can only recall was what the first cassette and vinyl I got.

Vinyl: Journey - Escape

Cassette: .38 Special - Special Forces (I'm still trying to figure that one out)


Hmmm, first five is tough. But I do recall that the first two I got were Van Halen: 1984 and The Hooters: Nervous Night, both on cassette. I believe it was in fall 1984. Other early tapes were probably from Dokken, the Cars, Quiet Riot, Foreigner, etc. Rock/Metal/Hair Bands.

I think I got Beach Boys Endless Summer and Huey Lewis and the News Sports on vinyl around that time too.

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Doing tech support for years has shot my memory all to <insert idea here>...

All I *can* remember is that my very first album was Michael Jackson's Thriller. On cassette. I was eight.


Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:

Poison--Open Up and Say Ahh

Metallica--...And Justice for All
Faith No More--The Real Thing
Guns N Roses--Appetite for Destruction
Ozzy Osbourne--No Rest for the Wicked

First tape was Poison.

First record was Metallica. When I first played it, I had the bass setting set all the way up. It scared the shiznit out of me!

First cd was Faith No More.

I think GNR was on cassette and Ozzy was on cd.


Let's see. It was late 1977 and the first I ever bought (on vinyl, mind you) and in order are:

Some godawful Star Trek adventure LP with a different "episode" on each side and an accompanying comic to read along with them. The artist depicted Sulu as an African male and Uhura as a Chinese female. One of the adventures involved accidentally beaming a Conan-type barbarian on board who runs amok.

The original soundtrack to Star Wars by John Williams. The damned thing even smelled good lol.

"Crystal Ball" by Styx.

"Out of the Blue" by Electric Light Orchestra

"I, Robot" by the Alan Parsons Project.

I still own them all, sans the Star Trek thing.


It was a long time ago and me and my brother both bought records, so I'm not exactly sure.

Nils Lofgren - Night After Night
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Kiss - alive (or it could have been hotter than hell)

and the other two was any of these albums:

Steppenwolf - "Steppenwolf Live" (or it could it have been "Hour of the Wolf")
Kiss - Destroyer
Nazareth - Loud and Proud.
Black Sabbath - Paranoid.
Thin Lizzy - Johnny the Fox (or it could have been "Jailbreak)

I/we also had a record by Diego Blanco, but I think it was a gift to the whole family.


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Ingen Christer Sandelin, ingen Hubba Bubba av Just D ;-)

Vet inte om det är bra eller dåligt, men jag har alla skivor av Just D :P


Black Album - Metallica
Lateralus - Tool
Mesmerize - System of a Down

... And that's it :| I don't own a lot of albums.


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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:

Poison--Open Up and Say Ahh

Metallica--...And Justice for All
Faith No More--The Real Thing
Guns N Roses--Appetite for Destruction
Ozzy Osbourne--No Rest for the Wicked

First tape was Poison.

First record was Metallica. When I first played it, I had the bass setting set all the way up. It scared the shiznit out of me!

First cd was Faith No More.

I think GNR was on cassette and Ozzy was on cd.

Funny considering the bass on AJFA was drowned in the mix. I only have 40% of my hearing and I can tell you it wasn't there. Newsted got robbed.

There is a bootleg remix of that album under the title, "And Justice For Jason" where someone tried to rectify that matter.


Howie23 wrote:

America: Horse with No Name

Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell

Led Zeppelin: II

Ozzy: Blizzard of Oz

Van Halen: II

I hope you got the original version of Blizzard of Oz.

Sharon and Ozzy ruined it (and Diary of a Mad Man) by adding new drums and base. Simple greed. They didn't want to pay the original bassist and drummer.

And yes, the original version(s) is so much better. Especially the drums is really good.

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Hmmm...
Lets see...
- A Glen Miller Army Air Force Band record I received from my father (quite a rarity here in Germany)
- A record with Vivaldis four seasons, one side a classical recording, the other side a swing recording done by the same orchestra. Sadly I lost the record and while I found some similar performances, I could never find that one and I sadly don't remember the name of the director of that orchestra.
- Genesis:Genesis
- Deep Purple: Made in Japan
- Blind Guardian: Tales From The Twilight World


Urizen wrote:


Funny considering the bass on AJFA was drowned in the mix. I only have 40% of my hearing and I can tell you it wasn't there. Newsted got robbed.

There is a bootleg remix of that album under the title, "And Justice For Jason" where someone tried to rectify that matter.

Yes, it's true. But, believe me, with the bass cranked up all the way on my parents' stereo there was an ungodly amount of bass noise that I thought to myself "Ohmigod, it's true, heavy metal is Satanist music."

It took me about another week to work up the nerve to listen to it again and this is when young Doodlebug Anklebiter learned that not all of the knobs on the stereo have to be cranked up to 11.

Also, thinking about it some more, Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood might have beat out Ozzy.


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Zark wrote:

@Kajehase

Ingen Christer Sandelin, ingen Hubba Bubba av Just D ;-)

Vet inte om det är bra eller dåligt, men jag har alla skivor av Just D :P

Första Just D var okej.

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Okay, pet peeve time: The "Black" album Metallica that got them pretty much mainstreamed had a name! It was *self-titled*. It was called "Metallica".

I also find my blood pressure rising when people say things like "Shrek 1". (My preference is to call it "the original Shrek", or whatever.) So please just take this as my railing against a universe in which people aren't taught proper use of apostrophes... :D


OK, here's a question: what are the first five albums you ever listened to?

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Man first 5 I ever owned....

This probably isnt correct but what I can recall;
INXS Kick
B-52s Cosmic Thing
AC/DC Razors Edge
REM Out of Time
Beatles past masters II

The 5 I cant live without today would be;
Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II
David Bowie Hunk Dory
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
B52's Wild Planet
ELO Out of the Blue

The next 5 I plan to buy;
Car Seat Headrest Teens in Denial
Margret Glaspy Emotions and Math
Kendrik Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Tame Impala Currents
David Bowie Blackstar

Liberty's Edge

Cool lists!

Pretty sure my first 5 albums were all Kiss:
Alive and Alive II
Destroyer
Double Platinum
Rock and Roll Over

Kiss was also my first concert in 1979

I also recall getting Pink Floyd The Wall around that time as well

I like seeing a couple mentions of Poison - they are from my home town (well, not CC, but the other 3). Brett even went to my high school and dated my girlfriend's (at the time) older sister.

Good times ...


H'mmm. This is going from memory...

The Beatles - Rock 'N' Roll, which I think was a compilation of various covers that they did
AC/DC - Fly On The Wall
Fleetwood Mac - Live at the Boston Tea Party
KLF - The White Room
Happy Mondays - Pills & Thrills & Bellyaches

All on cassette. The KLF was probably an illegal copy, and Fleetwood Mac was a bootleg of some sort.

As for the first albums I listed to, these would have been folk albums, or 1920s crooners and what have you, in my Dad's collection.

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1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
The Cure - Disentigration
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill

It was the late 80's and even then I had eclectic tastes.


A Star Trek story album. It was terrible.
The Star Wars score by John Williams and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Styx "Crystal Ball"
After those three it gets hazy. I think the 4th was Alan Parsons Project's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination".
The 5th, I think, was The Styx "Pieces of Eight".


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
The 5th, I think, was The Styx "Pieces of Eight".

That was supposed to read the Styx 8 track tape of "Pieces of Eight".


OK, here we go, only counting records (not 8-tracks or cassettes):

Star Trek: Passage to Moab (another one of those bad Star Trek story book things)
Village People: Go West (Don't judge me, I was five!)
The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits (For some reason someone gave this to me for my seventh birthday)
The Beatles: Abbey Road (I developed some taste when I turned 12)
The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Why not start wit the two biggies)


Zark wrote:


I hope you got the original version of Blizzard of Oz.
Sharon and Ozzy ruined it (and Diary of a Mad Man) by adding new drums and base. Simple greed. They didn't want to pay the original bassist and drummer.

And yes, the original version(s) is so much better. Especially the drums is really good.

Interesting you say that, because while I haven't heard the "remake," I think whoever mixed the bass on "Blizzard of Oz" needs to be slapped around for a while. Worst bass tone I've ever heard on a major release.


I have the original versions of "Blizzard of Oz" and "Diary of a Madman", thank goodness. Bought them when they came out and still have them, though all my vinyl is in storage *climate controlled, of course*.

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Storage? Well if you ever look to unload it let me know.


My son has already claimed all my records and game stuff as his "legacy" when I kick the bucket.


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1. Moody Blues, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (or fudge, I forget which)
2. Jefferson Airplane, Greatest Hits
3. Pink Floyd, The Wall
4. The Doors
5. Metallica, Master Of Puppets.


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1. Moody Blues, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (or fudge, I forget which)

2. Jefferson Airplane, Greatest Hits
3. Pink Floyd, The Wall
4. The Doors
5. Metallica, Master Of Puppets.

#1 is "Favour".

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1. Kiss - Destroyer (Yep, first one. Such cheese)
2. Styx - Equinox
3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile
4. Rush - All the World's a Stage
5. Frampton Comes Alive

I had a couple K-Tel albums before that, but I can't remember which songs were on them. I had a stack of 45s as well.

First concert: Rush w/ Cheap Trick in '77. Good times!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

1. Moody Blues, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (or fudge, I forget which)

2. Jefferson Airplane, Greatest Hits
3. Pink Floyd, The Wall
4. The Doors
5. Metallica, Master Of Puppets.
#1 is "Favour".

So who did Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge? Was that Mudhoney...


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Yep. Mudhoney.

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EvilTwinSkippy wrote:

1. Kiss - Destroyer (Yep, first one. Such cheese)

2. Styx - Equinox
3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile
4. Rush - All the World's a Stage
5. Frampton Comes Alive

I had a couple K-Tel albums before that, but I can't remember which songs were on them. I had a stack of 45s as well.

First concert: Rush w/ Cheap Trick in '77. Good times!

Cheese?!?!?!!!??!! Destroyer is a great album!!

Awesome that Rush was your first concert. I've seen them many tomes over the years - such a great band!


Aside from KISS "Double Platinum", "Destroyer" the best one.

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Marc Radle wrote:
EvilTwinSkippy wrote:

1. Kiss - Destroyer (Yep, first one. Such cheese)

2. Styx - Equinox
3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile
4. Rush - All the World's a Stage
5. Frampton Comes Alive

I had a couple K-Tel albums before that, but I can't remember which songs were on them. I had a stack of 45s as well.

First concert: Rush w/ Cheap Trick in '77. Good times!

Cheese?!?!?!!!??!! Destroyer is a great album!!

Awesome that Rush was your first concert. I've seen them many tomes over the years - such a great band!

Eh, it's alright. I guess I consider all Kiss cheese as a default. It's still fun, and I do have a Kiss Army magnet on my fridge. :)

Rush is a great show. I've seen them many times as well.


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I never got to see Rush. Little Rock, AR (20 something miles from where I live) tends to get few rock shows. But boy, let Kenny Rogers or Barry Manilow show up and it sells out in hours.

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