Your first album purchase....

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Your first album purchase....

Post: # 1905Post Stoutman
Tue Nov 12, 2002 11:04 am

So what was the first album you have ever purchased in your life.
I`ll get the ball rolling. Mine was U2`s` `Under a Blood Red Sky.' A great live album.
N2; I`m not sure if this belongs here or in Alternate Tunes. Some people here might have made a Yes album as their first ever purchase. It`s a tough call to make.

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Post: # 34064Post jackalz
Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:29 pm

For me it was Santana Abraxas. My dad and brother helped me decide to get a cassette tape player. 8-track's were the rage back then, but my brother knew that cassettes were better quality and smaller. I couldn't believe I was buying anything that costs $100, luckily my brother had a spare set of speakers. It was my first step into consumerism. Anyway, Abraxas did get a lot of playtime. I'm still not a big fan of consumerism, but the spirit likes to buy me things on rare occasions.

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Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:35 pm

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Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:36 pm

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>i think the first album i bought for my own money was 'revolver'.</font id='Comic Sans MS'>

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Post: # 34081Post OB1kenOB
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:30 pm

My first album purchase was
Surf's Up / Beach Boys

My first 45 single purchase was
Nights in White Satin / Moody Blues

My first CD purchase was
90125 / YES

My first concert was
Johnny Cash / opening up the IU Assembly Hall mid-70's

oh heck, while I'm at it...
My first Acid trip was at my first YESshow

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Post: # 34082Post OB1kenOB
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:32 pm

oh yeah, the first album I ever owned
(gift, I didn't purchase)
Alvin and the Chipmonks, singing Beatles hits

hmmm come to think of it,
that may be the basis for my appriciation for YES

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Post: # 34084Post YesJo
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:39 pm

The first album I ever had was The Monkees, but the first one I ever purchased with my own little money was probably Kansas Left Overture or Aerosmith Toys in the attic.

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Post: # 34091Post Relayer
Tue Nov 12, 2002 6:36 pm

The Beatles, Yellow Submarime.

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Post: # 34100Post fragilesi
Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:30 pm

Hmmm, well for me the first purchase was an absolute classic and should have been mandatory listening for everyone . . .

Johnny Morris Reads Thomas The Tank Engine by Rev W Awdry Vol 1

Vols 2-4 (I think) followed quickly afterwards, "Come along coaches".

As for singles . . . my first was "Forever and Ever" by Slik, who had some credibility in that Midge Ure was their singer but lost it when he left and they became . . . The Bay City Rollers!!!! (At least that's what my memory tells me). The lyrics were awesome . . .

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>I dedicate to you, all my love
My whole life through
I'll love you forever and ever

Every day every hour we share
I'll treasure you
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I guess that finally ripped away any shreds of credibility that I may have held in anyone's eyes here!


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Post: # 34102Post Sam
Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:52 pm

Harvest - Neil Young

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Post: # 34103Post bundy
Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:54 pm

First album i ever bought... Tangerine Dream - Cyclone.
Definitely their most overlooked and under rated album.
also interesting in that it's their only album (as far as i'm aware
that features vocals.

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Post: # 34104Post relayer4u
Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:59 pm

Hmmmmm...I wish I could remember what the first album I ever bought was. That was a long time ago and I can't even hazard a reasonable guess!

The memory is the second thing to go...

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Post: # 34107Post tribute1969
Tue Nov 12, 2002 11:02 pm

First album(s): I purchased two-THE ANIMALS-ANIMALIZATION and



First YES CD: 90125

First Concert- SONNY & CHER Second Concert-LED ZEP '69 !!!!!

First YES Concert- Atlanta "CLOSE TO THE EDGE TOUR" (EAGLES opened) and YESSONGS filmed- talk about being hooked-forever!

Last album(s): I purchased two for $2 last week at used cd/record store THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND-IN MY OWN DREAM and EAST/WEST

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Last YES cd: Magnification

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Post: # 34115Post Ed1909
Tue Nov 12, 2002 11:34 pm

First album bought was (I think) ABBA Greatest Hits, Volume 2

First single bought; Either ABBA, Voulez Vous or Matchbox, Babes in The Wood (can't remember)

First album owned; Pinky and Perky's singalong party <img src=pix/icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

First Yes album; 90125

First Yesshow; ABWH, Wembley Arena October 1989.

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Post: # 34129Post Mola Mola
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:02 am

<stretching memory cells>

First 45 purchased: ELO's "Sweet Talkin' Woman". Although I bought it for the A-side, when I heard the B-side "Fire on High" I was pretty floored. A foreshadowing of what was to come? <img src=pix/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>

First LP purchased: I think it was the Rolling Stones "Some Girls".

First CD purchased: Phil Collins "Face Value"

First Yes album/CD: 90125.


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Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:11 am

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Post: # 34131Post gtrpir8
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:16 am

1st album purchased - Dave Clark Five, can't remember the title.
1st album as gift - Something New, Something New by the Beatles.
1st YES album - Yessongs.
First concert - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Oh Ruuubyyyy!!)
First Yes concert - Hampton Roads, Va., May, 1976. Relayer/solos.
First...oh nevermind, that's TMI.

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Post: # 34133Post Eddie
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:31 am

First album - Ten Years After "Ssssh"

First 45 - Jimi Hendrix "Voodoo Chile"

First Yes album - The Yes Album

First Yes concert - 1972 at Glagow's Kelvin Hall, "Close to the Edge" tour.

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Post: # 34134Post Chris2210
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:55 am

First album I bought myself was Ziggy Stardust.

First Yes album was (I think) The Yes Album (probably in '74).

First Yes gig was the OYE tour (Yes, that late - never thought I'd get to see classic Yes).

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Wed Nov 13, 2002 2:26 am

<font color=maroon>The First CD I bought myself was 'Nevermind' by Nirvana or the very first Queen Album (not sure), around 1995.

First Vinyl LP: Rush: Exit stage left (I think)

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Post: # 34205Post perpetualchanger
Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:39 pm

First album owned: Some Peanuts thing that had a song about the Red Baron on it. I was all of 3 years old, I think, and it was a Christmas present.

First album purchased: I have no clue.

First Yes album purchased: 90125, on cassette, in 1984
Second Yes album purchased: Classic Yes, on cassette, in 1987
Third Yes album purchased: Fragile, on cassette, in 1987

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First concert: Sha-na-na. I can't believe I'm admitting that, but I was only 8 or so for that one - can claim parental ignorance/lack of taste. They also dragged me to see the Village People.

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Post: # 34208Post sjeffs
Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:30 pm

True YesHead here!

The first was The Yes Album! I saw them performing it live on the UK Top of the Pops "Album Slot" in early '71 and, a few weeks later, was on a school trip to Paris. In the record section of large department store, me and the lads headed for what passed for listening posts in those days (a booth with a loudspeaker in), 5 of us piled in, and "Yours is no Disgrace" played. Dig the Francs out, blow spending money on album - instant Street Cred with "The Lads"! No. 2 and 3 were Pink Floyds "Relics" and ELPs "Pictures at an Exhibition", so I started how I meant to go on!



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Post: # 34210Post Paul Laue
Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:03 am

My first album purchase was
Yes / The Yes Album

My first 45 single purchase was
Boston / More Than A Feeling
(A secondary choice 'cause there was no Yes in the bin!)

My first CD purchase was
90125 / YES

My first concert was
Hall And Oates / at the Rosemont Horizon in roughly '84

My first Yes concert was
Big Generator
(too young for anything before that)

A slightly funny story
I had to hide both 'Yesterdays' and 'Going For The One' from my parents, because they would've called the covers pornography!

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Post: # 34231Post qman
Thu Nov 14, 2002 3:12 am

<font color=purple><font size=3><b>The DOORS "Morrison Hotel"
What a great start! 1971 or 72 I was 11 and it cost around $3.00 !Wore the grooves off that album, especially "Peace Frog" it got me into keyboards in rock, prior to that I only listened to what my brother had which was Zepp I & II and Hendrix and Ten Years After so Rays organ paved the way for my new found love of Wakeman and YES which followed soon after.

Second album was Close to the Edge, after that I became an album buying fanatic! Still am!</b></font id=size3></font id=purple>

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Post: # 34254Post jaynote1
Thu Nov 14, 2002 10:59 am

First album purchased was Carole King, Tapestry...Bought it for my sisters birthday(because I liked it!)...I acquired most of my albums from friends and relatives, I think the first album I bought for myself was Tormato, then probably Olias from the cutout bin, after that its all just a blur....

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Post: # 34266Post Dr_Yes
Thu Nov 14, 2002 7:41 pm

It's a long time ago but I think it was "Variations" by Julian Lloyd Webber. Most of the early Yes stuff I got was taped for me and I think the first release I got was Drama (it definitely wasn't Tormato even though that was the year I started listening to them).

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Post: # 34303Post Stoutman
Fri Nov 15, 2002 3:02 am

Woww!! All I asked was the first album anyone purchased, but I`ll join in the fun some more.
First concert- Paul McCartney, `89 tour
First single I ever owned-Band on the Run
First single i ever purchased-La Isla Bonita(madonna)
First album ever owned-Beatles 1962-66, otherwise known as the `red album'
First cd I ever owned- Marillion`s Fugazi
First cd i ever purchased- ELP works live
First Yes album- Classic yes(on casette. I still have it!!!)
First Yes concert- `Talk' tour, Madison Square Garden,NYC

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Post: # 34316Post qman
Fri Nov 15, 2002 5:51 am

Stout sorry TALK was your first YES concert, not exactly a high water mark for the band touring wise! Actually of all the tours I've attended which is just about all of them since 1975 Talk was the most disappointing. I hope you've seen them since?

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Post: # 34354Post bundy
Fri Nov 15, 2002 9:57 pm

First Yes album I ever bought was a new vinyl copy of Drama in late 1981. IMO it is certainly their most under rated album and I would put it in my top 6 or 7 Yes albums of all time. I really like that slightly darker feel that the album has, particularly Machine Messiah. Also a priceles album for the role it played in the bringing together of Steve Howe and Geoff Downes.

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Post: # 34393Post qman
Sat Nov 16, 2002 6:24 am

<font size=3><font color=purple>I attended ever night of the DRAMA Tour at Madison Square Garden and the shows were great. Trevor Horn seemed to catch a lot of shit from the critics and he was no Jon Anderson vocally but he was adequate and Chris, Alan, and Steve really stepped it up a notch on the tour and they rocked like a rock band not a prog band if you know what I mean. I'm glad Jon came back, but I'm also glad DRAMA was recorded and toured, a brief and colorful part of YES history, and yes the album is very good YES!</font id=purple></font id=size3><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle>

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