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Your album buying history

Discussion in 'music' started by RickyC6, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    1972 Slade - Slayed?
    1973 David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

    then a huge vague bit.....

    2008 The Teadrop Explodes - Peel Sessions Plus


  2. jimb0

    jimb0 Jelly Roll Soul

    1978(?): 20 Wombling Greats (at age 3 I insisted on this being played repeatedly)

    huge vague bit

    2008: Times New Viking - Rip it Off
  3. Ed Rogerson

    Ed Rogerson Culturally irrelevant

    Ooh, is this a kind of "first thing and last thing" thing?

    1973 Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
    1973 David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
    1973 Alice Cooper - School's Out

    another huge vague bit...

    2008 Autechre - Quaristice

    But the above'll be out of date tomorrow :)
  4. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Paddington Bear Volume 1
    Mud - Tiger Feet
    The Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas
    Kraftwerk - Computer World

    There have been others, but these are the ones that count.
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    1972: T. Rex - The Slider.


    2008: Seventeen Evergreen - Life Embarrasses Me On Planet Earth.


    (should really have used Blonde Redhead - 23 as most recent as it hasn't even dropped through the letterbox yet)
  6. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    I grew up with Punk so it was mostly singles, singles singles singles

    ...starting with February 1977 with a dodgy French reissue of Anarchy in the UK.

    I think my first LP was March/April 1977 Damned Danmed Damned, followed by Rattus Norvegicus (might have been the other way round) followed by The Jam's in the City. I were a wee nipper so I could afford singles but not LPs. I got into music spoiled for choice with some of the finest current releases in punk and I though this was normal!

    Ok its March 2008
    Bauhaus - Go Away White Vinyl 180g (pre-orderd I bought the CD used and will sell on)
    2008 Nick Cave - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (just pre-ordered the vinyl but download it to tide me over)

    not much changes :)
  7. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    Circa 1974: a TOTP compilation and The Faces' A Nod is as Good as a Wink were among my very first LPs.

    Giacinto Scelsi, Orchestral Works 2 has just dropped through the letter box.

    -- Ian
  8. joel

    joel Painter of Dragons, Maker of Mirrors

    circa 1972 "Little" Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover from Liverpool
    circa 1980 - Motorhead Overkill
    circa 1981 - King Sunny Ade / Muddy Waters / J L Hooker
    circa 1982 - Mingus Blues and Roots
    2008 - Erykah Badu New Amerykah

    There was a steep learning curve between '72 and '81.
  9. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    captain beeky and his band- fionn Regan..
  10. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    1965: Rubber Soul: Beatles (Christmas present, so prolly doesn't count)
    1968: White Album (Beatles); a Lovin' Spoonful compilation', John Wesley Harding: Bob Dylan


    2008: Der Ring Des Nibelungen:Keilberth
  11. simeon

    simeon No fixed engagements

    67 - Fresh Cream
    Yesterday - DSOTM. It's for my wife, ok :eek:
  12. Fretless Eric

    Fretless Eric Musketeer Bathos

    Possibly a reggae compilation titled "Red, Red Wine" I don't know when nor why.
  13. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    Garry Glitter - Do you wanna be in my gang? <raise eyebrow>
    The Muppet Show

    Cibo Matto
    Kenny Drew, Undercurrent (on a format I can't play yet)
  14. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Deep Purple, Smoke on the Water — $1 45-RPM single (new)

    { ... }

    Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Swings Lightly — $2 33-RPM Verve LP (used) from a charity shop

    Joe, doing what he can to avoid inflation
  15. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Oh, well, if we're including singles

    1964: Let's Hang On! The Four Seasons
  16. omers

    omers pfm Member

    1981 Styx, "Theatre Paradise" !!!

    since then it's downhill.
  17. Anex

    Anex Señor Member

    I can't remember. It probably wasn't any good though. I spent a lot of time listening to Queen's greatest hits when I was 6 or 7, but it wasn't mine.
  18. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    It's the first record I bought, Joe. As for first LP? I'm not certain but it likely was Rush 2112. Both were bought while still in elementary school.

  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    A personal development perspective is probably a more interesting way of doing this:

    1972-3: T. Rex. I was age 9. I also bought some Slade records.
    1974: Discover ‘prog rock’ in friend’s big sister’s record collection: Floyd, Yes, ELP, Tubular Bells etc.
    1975: Finally figure out A Nice Pair is her best album.
    1976: Discover Hawkwind, Man, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream. First gig, T. Rex, at New Brighton Floral Pavilion.
    1977: Punk happens: buy Sex Pistols singles and NMTB and hide under carpet so mother can’t find them. Devo singles too, but no need to hide them.
    1980: Factory / new-wave, etc. I see The Fall, ACR, Teardrop Explodes, Echo & The Bunnymen etc live – this was an important year as it was the point I really grasped that this stuff was ‘doable’. I bought a bass.
    1982: Discover modern classical via a girlfriend who was a music student: Stockhausen, Cage, Webern etc.
    1983: Industrial stuff e.g. TG, Foetus etc along with indie, Smiths, Cocteau Twins etc.
    1986: US stuff: SST, Sub Pop, Sonic Youth etc plus minimalism, Glass, Reich etc.
    1987: Techno, baggy, Madchester etc. Also discover some of the ‘missing’ bits of Krautrock by stumbling on Can’s Ege Bamyasi album.
    1989: I discover jazz with the Blue Note 50 year anniversary comp. One of the most important records I’ve ever bought.
    1993: Warp Artificial Intelligence series etc.
    1996-onwards: Post-rock, Arab Strap, Mogwai, Sigur Ros / freak-folk etc.

    These days I just buy across all genres and all time periods in a largely opportunistic way based on what’s in the rack in front of me at the time.

  20. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    The thread title clearly refers to 'album buying history', but I'll let you off with a caution this time.

    Somewhere there's a photograph of all the albums owned by me and my brother circa Christmas 1970, laid out on the slightly garish carpet in my parents' sitting room. Pride of place is accorded to my brother's newly-purchased Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival, while my contribution includes, as well as the ones mentioned in my earlier post, Best of Cream, After the Goldrush by Neil Young, Looking Back by John Mayall, and Home by Procol Harum.

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