What was the first music album you bought?

Marc_C

Solitary Role Playing
I listened to a lot of music at my best friend's house. His older brother had many albums from various groups. It was interesting but one group caught my attention with their weird narrative songs and long musical moments.

I bought Genesis' A trick of the Tail, an album they did not own.

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What was the first music album you bought?
 

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Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
I love me some early Genesis, but that was the first one to feature Phil "Sussudio" Collins* instead of Peter Gabriel. GIT EARLIER!

Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and, uh, Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

*He totally killed a guy. Or watched him get killed. Totally.

I think (?) the first album I bought was the Buckingham Nicks album. But probably because of the cover (take that, Tipper Gore). I tended to enjoy the music stylings of AC/DC and ABBA back then, although not at the same time.

Hmmm... maybe you should ask if anyone remembers their first 8-track.
 



Marc_C

Solitary Role Playing
I love me some early Genesis, but that was the first one to feature Phil "Sussudio" Collins* instead of Peter Gabriel. GIT EARLIER!

Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and, uh, Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

*He totally killed a guy. Or watched him get killed. Totally.

I think (?) the first album I bought was the Buckingham Nicks album. But probably because of the cover (take that, Tipper Gore). I tended to enjoy the music stylings of AC/DC and ABBA back then, although not at the same time.

Hmmm... maybe you should ask if anyone remembers their first 8-track.
I like all Genesis albums (And then They were Three is my least favourite). The sound changed a lot but they never made 'easy' songs. I Iike Phil with his expansive personality, horn sections and all.
 


I listened to a lot of music at my best friend's house. His older brother had many albums from various groups. It was interesting but one group caught my attention with their weird narrative songs and long musical moments.

I bought Genesis' A trick of the Tail, an album they did not own.

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What was the first music album you bought?
Robbery Assault and Battery is a great song. This whole record is great.
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Phil sang More Fool Me off of Selling England by the Pound before Gabriel left.

Yes, but A Trick of the Trail is the first Genesis album to feature Collins, given that Gabriel left.

(IIRC, Collins had another vocal on a prior album as well)
 





Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Yeah I know. Sadly it was all down hill from there as far as their prog cred went. Wind and Wuthering is pretty bad.

IMO, you can divide Genesis into the following eras:
1969-1974: The Gabriel Era; the Best Stuff
1975-1978: Ya can't do Gabriel without Gabriel; the Bad Prog Rock
1979-1986: COLLINS! MIAMI VICE! COCAINE! SPITTING IMAGE! ALL-CAPS, ALL THE TIME! WOOT!
1987 on: So, uh, do you remember those guys? They were yuge. And the Sledgehammer guy? He used to be in the band!
 

Hard rock and heavy metal is my bother's department! The only album I own is Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden. (come to think of it I also own two Joe Satriani albums.)
Looking back on the decision, it was money poorly spent. I listened to it within the last 10 years and lets just say Flick of the Switch hasnt aged too well. Number of the Beast is such a good record talking about singers taking over for another.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest (he/him)
I think the first AC/DC album I ever bought was Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. My cousin had found it as an import in 1977 or 78 but the one I got was a lot cheaper because it had finally been released domestically in 1981. I thought I had done quite well by that in my teenage mind.
 

IMO, you can divide Genesis into the following eras:
1969-1974: The Gabriel Era; the Best Stuff
1975-1978: Ya can't do Gabriel without Gabriel; the Bad Prog Rock
1979-1986: COLLINS! MIAMI VICE! COCAINE! SPITTING IMAGE! ALL-CAPS, ALL THE TIME! WOOT!
1987 on: So, uh, do you remember those guys? They were yuge. And the Sledgehammer guy? He used to be in the band!
How'd you forget their nadir, I Cant Dance?
 


I think the first AC/DC album I ever bought was Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. My cousin had found it as an import in 1977 or 78 but the one I got was a lot cheaper because it had finally been released domestically in 1981. I thought I had done quite well by that in my teenage mind.
I had a bunch of those tapes dubbed well before I ever bought a record on my own. Blizzard of Ozz was one I remember bringing to 1st grade to play for the class.
 



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