My mum bought Abba's 'Arrival' on cassette, I was about 8 years old when I 'discovered' it. Wore it out. Still a good album by todays standards too.
What was the first album you ever bought? And what form did it come in?
Rattus Norvegicus - The Stranglers IV I was an unusually untrendy 14 year old. I wore the first album out and I have since found a mint pressing to wear out again. (Liberation for women, that's what I preach...preacher maaaan)
My older brother was the music buyer in our family so basically I just stole stuff from him. I paid for it in punches and verbal abuse though.
It seems to me that the first 45rpm I bought was Sky Pilot by the Animals. Hard to remember SOOOOOOO far back. Have no idea how that one escaped the family censor either. I think the first actual album was the Stones live "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out". Loved it then, love it now.
Some of you sound like my brother in that you remember clearly when and where you bought things. Kind of creepy if you aks me. lol
Madonna - True Blue - Cassette tape - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/11/Truebluealbum.jpeg
Blondie parallel lines !
That was it for a couple of years till I got an Elvis collection one Christmas!
I still hadn't played each LP before several were deeply sartched after next sis sneaked them to a party of hers whilst I worked nights!
And she still denied it weeks later!
Great to have solidarity!
I was a pretty cool little JW kid. I was 6 years old, and bought Louie, Louie by The Kingsmen. On vinyl, in Mono. (way back in the day)
damn JK, that iz cool. ;)
Steppenwolf's first album was my first, that my dad bought for me at the E.J. Korvettes department store.
However, the first album I bought with my own money was KISS' Dress to Kill