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?