Your first album purchase....

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Post: # 34405Post Yesdog
Sat Nov 16, 2002 1:48 pm

Well, there is a story connected to my first album purchase. We (Yesjo, my brother Jeff and I) moved from Baltimore to New Castle Delaware. When we lived in Baltimore all of my friends were more interested in baseball, bike ramps, and school. We then (unfortunately) moved to Delaware. My first day of school (I was 12) the kids asked me what my favorite "band" was. I had no idea what they were talking about! I knew what my favorite baseball team was (the Orioles) but...band!? Music was not part of my vocabulary. One night I went to a Happy Harry's (a local, do-everything phamacy) with my Mom and began perusing the album section. I knew if I wanted to fit in I had to have a favorite band, and so, I hunted for a good one. The cover that caught my eye was Kansas/Monolith. It had Indians on a planet wearing space helmets. "Cool" I thought. That was my first purchase. What a good one it was! It is still one of my favorites. On a side note, how cool were album covers and there sleeve inserts? I really miss them!

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Post: # 34406Post Yesdog
Sat Nov 16, 2002 1:51 pm

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Well, there is a story connected to my first album purchase. We (Yesjo, my brother Jeff and I) moved from Baltimore to New Castle Delaware. When we lived in Baltimore all of my friends were more interested in baseball, bike ramps, and school. We then (unfortunately) moved to Delaware. My first day of school (I was 12) the kids asked me what my favorite "band" was. I had no idea what they were talking about! I knew what my favorite baseball team was (the Orioles) but...band!? Music was not part of my vocabulary. One night I went to a Happy Harry's (a local, do-everything phamacy) with my Mom and began perusing the album section. I knew if I wanted to fit in I had to have a favorite band, and so, I hunted for a good one. The cover that caught my eye was Kansas/Monolith. It had Indians on a planet wearing space helmets. "Cool" I thought. That was my first purchase. What a good one it was! It is still one of my favorites. On a side note, how cool were album covers and their sleeve inserts? I really miss them!
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Post: # 34444Post HeartOfTheSunrise
Sun Nov 17, 2002 8:55 am

interesting thread
i wish i could remember "that far back"
but the first YES album i ever had was The Yes Album
lifted from my older cousin when i was babysitting his fish
i later bought Yessongs and Fragile
then i bought Close To The Edge after hearing it and And You And I on Yessongs

the first album i ever bought with my own money was The White Album
the first album i remember having was a four way tie
Something New, Rubber Soul, Yesterday And Today, Beatles 65

i "aquired" these albums before i knew how to read
i used to know where the songs were by seeing the grooves
some songs were darker on the vinyl
and some lighter
some wider and some narrower
i used to be able to memorize where they were on what album by looking at the whole album side
the covers were gone the minute i got them of course
i was three for christ's sake

I was a CD holdout, but my first CD purchased was Ten by Pearl Jam
my first YES CD purchased was the Ladder (as i had all YES albums on vinyl up to 90125 and lost interest in new YES afterwards)

singles/45's? hm
something makes me think it was strawberry feilds/penny lane
or hello goodbye/i am the walrus i'll call it a tie

i ALSO have animalization so now there are two of us
(a reference to a posting earlier in this thread)

thanks for "listening"

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Post: # 34481Post YesJo
Mon Nov 18, 2002 3:28 am

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Well, there is a story connected to my first album purchase. We (Yesjo, my brother Jeff and I) moved from Baltimore to New Castle Delaware. When we lived in Baltimore all of my friends were more interested in baseball, bike ramps, and school. We then (unfortunately) moved to Delaware. My first day of school (I was 12) the kids asked me what my favorite "band" was. I had no idea what they were talking about! I knew what my favorite baseball team was (the Orioles) but...band!? Music was not part of my vocabulary. One night I went to a Happy Harry's (a local, do-everything phamacy) with my Mom and began perusing the album section. I knew if I wanted to fit in I had to have a favorite band, and so, I hunted for a good one. The cover that caught my eye was Kansas/Monolith. It had Indians on a planet wearing space helmets. "Cool" I thought. That was my first purchase. What a good one it was! It is still one of my favorites. On a side note, how cool were album covers and there sleeve inserts? I really miss them!
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Jim, Newcastle was "The End of the Innocence" in so many ways. I remember kids asking me what band I liked when we first got there and I didn't want to say "Monkees" or Donny Osmond, so I looked around at their book covers and saw "Deep Purple" I still don't even know who Deep Purple is. Luckily, found Yes soon after and some other good bands who I really did like.

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Post: # 34486Post Yesmam
Mon Nov 18, 2002 3:54 am

The Beatles White Album, I still have it.

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Post: # 34531Post bundy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:08 pm

so I looked around at their book covers and saw "Deep Purple" I still don't even know who Deep Purple is.

My Goodness YesJo where have you been? Not know who Deep Purple are. Not having heard Smoke on the Water or Black Knight. I am impressed. Even if one tries hard it would be difficult to avoid having come across this band. On a serious note though if you are unfamiliar with them or know them only as a heavy rock band they are still worth checking out. Their career as a band bears many resemblances to that of Yes. Line up changes, several different musical periods, virtuoso musicians and at times friction between different members. I recommend you check out one their very early albums simply called Deep Purple. This is an often overlooked classic that should appeal to all fans of progressive music. The vocalist is a guy named Rod Evans. He was later replaced by Ian Gillan who performed in their classic Deep Purple mark 2 lineup. This album features a lot of analog keyboards including harpsichord, a sensational percussion based track called Chasing Shadows and a truly beautiful cover version of Donovan's Lalena. Take the time to check this album out is a gem.

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Post: # 34558Post Wolf359
Tue Nov 19, 2002 6:32 am

The first album I ever bought on my own was The Moody Blues <u>On the Threshold of a Dream.</u> I can't remember which YES album I owned first. Those years are a bit hazy.....!

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Post: # 34560Post tribute1969
Tue Nov 19, 2002 7:00 am

Thanks BUNDY for "enlightening" YesJo about the virtues of DEEP PURPLE. They were probably my FIRST- HARD ROCK, HEAD BANGING album purchase!! I agree with everything you said about them. I was fortunate enough to see them in concert this summer! Around my house with the 2 year old getting tv/vcr time DEEP PURPLE usually means BARNEY!!
Probably the same at YesJo's house too!
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Post: # 34624Post YesJo
Wed Nov 20, 2002 12:44 am

Of course I've heard "Smoke on the Water" but I just didn't really know if was Deep Purple, I don't think you could be alive and not have heard that song.<img src=pix/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>I did like the name though, back then, and I am going to check them out.

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Post: # 34675Post childlikesouldreamer
Thu Nov 21, 2002 1:58 am

My first YES album purchase was GFTO, and I felt rather proud of it in a twelve year old kind of way. I'd heard it before, but having it was a dream come true. TURN OF THE CENTURY somehow connoted in my mind a snowy scene, with a man in his early twenties huddled outside the steps of a 1930s style building with his hands cupping his cheeks, and elbows on his knees with the snow falling all around him. He was alone. He wore a scarf and a black jacket and trousers. Strange how a twelve year old mind can think! I think that might have been inspired by a film I saw as I child, somehow. But I still like the image. He was in love and I think happy, hence the connection in my mind then with TOTC perhaps.
I remember the advertisement for GFTO too. But I never liked the cover. I couldn't understand why there should be a naked man with bubbles near his body. I much preferred the earlier Roger Dean covers. Anyway, the cover was nowhere near as bad as the equally musically disappointing follow-up TORMATO.

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Post: # 34921Post theproffet
Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:39 pm

I remember buying GftO when it first came out . . . not easy to carry home an LP with a guys naked butt on it in high school . . .

I didn't want to respond to this topic at first--I thought my first album might have been The Partridge Family's Greatest hits! But after some thought, my first album was the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odessey. I did gravitate towards classical at a young age--I rebelled against my parents, who preferred Elvis and country. After that, I started getting albums from the library--Stravinsky's Rites of Spring impresses a fourth-grader, once you learn it caused riots in Paris!

When I was twelve, I talked my favourite aunt into buying me Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road--I still think that was a good call . . . My first 45 was Rocket Man. Anything that reminded me of Arthur C. Clarke was great music . . .

First Yes album was Relayer, and that really changed me!

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Post: # 34927Post sound_chaser
Sun Nov 24, 2002 10:57 pm

I began my record collection on September 18th 1970; it was my thirteenth birthday. With some present money, I went to our local record shop, Keepings Electrical (which has long since gone). I bought a single, which was Cat Stevens Moonshadow/Father And Son, and an album, Airconditioning, by Curved Air. Those records are still firm favourites of mine and started me off on a life long love. This was a fateful day, as it was also to be the day that Jimi Hendrix died. My first Yes record, was to be The Yes Album, and for quite some time, I thought that was their debut! The first record I actually owned, was Walk Tall, by Val Doonican, which was a present from my Gran sometime in the mid-sixties.

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Post: # 35837Post yesman90125
Fri Dec 06, 2002 7:14 pm

The first album I bought Was " Kiss Alive "
in like 1975.
when i was in 4th grade!!
the first yes album - my brother gave me yessongs and close to the edge cause he didnt like them in probably 1978.(what a chump)
the first cd i bought was ABWH
then i bought all my lp's and cassetes on cd which took almost 20 years
i have a pretty good sized record tape and cd collction consisting of about 1000 total albums (many doubles lp/cd-tape-cd)


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