RECORD STORE DAY- WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST ALBUM?

 

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Yesterday was Record Store Day. I wish I could say I went to a Record Store yesterday but I didn’t leave the Postcard Compound- and the nearest thing I would call a record store is at least an hour away. The demise of record stores I mourn. Downloading from Itunes is not the thrill that going into a store and finding what you were looking for- or finding something unexpectedly holds.  There is a record store a mile away but I wouldn’t call it a record store- every time I walk in it seems like there are less and less CD’s to choose from and they very rarely have what I am looking for. As Bob said “the times they are a changin’.”

Record Store Day got me thinking about the first album I ever owned and it had to have been the one pictured above- Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits.  It came out in the 1961. It would have been the mid-1960’s when I got it and played it to death. Around the same time I also had in heavy rotation- Buck Owens and Johnny Cash. I still love those artists to this day.

My first albums were of course vinyl. I have around 500 vinyl albums, I can’t remember the last time I bought vinyl, I know it has made a big comeback but I don’t see myself going back- although I loved listening on vinyl. With the project I am doing on listening to different albums- I am thinking about going down in the basement and listening to some of them.

What was your first album?

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9 responses to “RECORD STORE DAY- WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST ALBUM?

  1. man this is a good one. i would have to have to go to the wayback machine and see. i know it is one of 3 – genesis titled genesis, 90125 by yes, or pyromania by def leppard – sometime in 1983. yikes. i do know my first blues album was john lee hooker live.

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