Friday, August 15, 2008

My First 5 Album Covers

Last evening, Barbara Nixon prompted me to think about my the first album I purchased with my own money. Although I can't recall which was first, I'm fairly certain that the record albums below, were the first that I could afford. For the record, I was in 9th grade, and my recollection is that the albums cost around $5.99-$6.99.

Journey: Infinity I just loved the stylized wings/planets/beetles on each of Journey's album covers.

Rush: All the World's a Stage I used to know Neil Peart's side 3 drum solo by heart.

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV I must've worn out the grooves on "Stairway to Heaven"

Styx: Pieces of Eight Even today, songs from this album make me smile.

Queen: News of the World Our campus radio station played songs from this album every lunch period.

So, "What was your first personal music purchase?" Oddly, a more challenging question may be, "What is the most recent album you purchased?"


Barbara Nixon said...

Your first five are very similar to mine. I know I own all of the same ones, and odds are good I can lay my hands on the vinyl, too! I'll make a similar list at my blog over the weekend.

Also my husband and I saw Journey (with Heart and Cheap Trick) in concert earlier this month. The new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, was fantastic. (See

Rodd Lucier said...

It's great reminiscing about these bands... and many seem to be back on tour! Cheap Trick's 'Live at Budokan" was another of my early LPs.

Earlier this year I saw RUSH here in London, Ontario and they are as tight a band as they've ever been. Neil's drum solo brought the house down!

Thanks so much for getting my mind switched on to this 'channel' Barbara!

Anonymous said...

I believe that the last album I bought was Windsor's own The Golden Hands Before God Conducts Incredible Magic Band and The Spirits. I got three copies, as I know I will be giving a couple away to people who NEED to experience them.

My first album purchase? I know my first album...for sure. It was a gift from Mark (our brother) because I would not leave his copy of the vinyl alone. So my first record was actually a vinyl LP. It was Prince's "Around The World In A Day".

Bethany Smith said...

Its funny I just did a post on what my "theme music" is :)

My first album was Bruce Springteen - "The River" - I still have sing to "Hungry Heart"

My second album was "We Are the World," I remember saving up to buy the single.

Maybe I still have that Fisher Price record player somewhere :)

Rodd Lucier said...

My brother and I saw Bruce last spring in Toronto, and I have to admit, I've never seen a harder working performer! Stayed awake for the two hour drive home while cranking his tunes both old and new...

Ross Isenegger said...

First Album
Queen - A Night at the Opera (I think I bought some 45s first - including Keith Stafford's "I don't like Spiders and Snakes")

Last Album - Colin James and the Little Big Band

Rodd Lucier said...

Did you say 45s Ross?! Now I don't feel so old. ; )

Bubba, Zeke and Me said...

In no particular order my first five were:

Lynyrd Skynyrd "Street Survivors"

Rush "All the World's a Stage"

AC/DC "Highway to Hell"

Queen "A Night at the Opera"

Kiss "Alive!"