my first lp: rick astley's "whenever you need somebody" and marlo thomas' "free to be you and me"
my first cassette: fine young cannibals
Oh man, I remember picking up the Fine Young Cannibals cassette in a record store in Toronto. I think I listened to that all summer in what . . . 1989 I think . . .
"Shaaeeh Draaahfs Maaeeh Craaysssay, Uhhah, Uhhhhaauhhh . . ."
Rick Astley, man, thanks for that music video by the way.
i was also a big fan of simpsons sing the blues
sign on man, no coverts dude
I remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle" of the Bears . . . man that was goofy.
Macho Man Randy Savage Raps . . . Football Players Rap . . . wow. :D
there is a phil collins album with his head/face on the cover. my mom owns that record, and when i was small, she used to play records a lot and i would dance around to them. i remember being very young, seeing that album cover, and being completely terrified by his face.
This would probably be the Phil Collins album in memory:http://www.philcollins.co.uk/face1.htm
(Phil Collins "Face Value")
Of which, "In The Air Tonight" was the song I heard on the Miami Vice TV show that I pined for and enjoyed every Friday night at 10PM on the NBC affiliate . . .
Of which, I still love that song.
It's good to have a wide appreciation.
I had that Arrested Development CD too . . . "Tennessee" was a good ditty.
I'm of the dubious ownership of the Marky Mark CDs. I still have them.
I bought a giant lot of 45s from a yard sale when I was just a wee tot. They had all been in a juke box. I had two Three Dog Night 45s- Eli's Coming/Circle for a Landing, and Mama Told Me not to Come/??
I also remember Crimson and Clover by Tommy James... Judy in Disguise... Winchester Cathedral... gosh, there were so many!
I think I still have them, but they're all scratched up. Seven-year-olds aren't very good with records. :)
My first cassettes were Cyndi Lauper-She's So Unusual, Madonna-Like a Virgin, and Wham!
I listened to them on a tape recorder I won at a Frisch's Big Boy coloring contest.
The song "Mama Told Me Not To Come" is by Three Dog Night.
That song, I believe, is on the soundtrack album for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In fact, there is a point in the film where it plays.
That is really cool . . . what a find, back then!
I had that Madonna album with "Like a Virgin" on it . . . it was one of the first CDs after Three Dog Night that I owned.
Looking back, Wham! is funny to note that Michael's vocals probably were misunderstood as pines of affection for women . . .
"Wake me up, before you go go . . . "
"The song "Mama Told Me Not To Come" is by Three Dog Night"
Yeah, I know. I just couldn't remember what was on the other side!
My 12 yr-old daughter asked me, "Mom, how could you NOT know George Michael was gay?" She thought it 'flamingly' obvious.
If I remember correctly, all the 80s teen idols were pretty flamboyant...
She would never understand the neon glow and the flamboyant tone of the 1980s.
Wham! was tame compared to Boy George.
"I know you miss meeee . . . I know you misss meeee . . . I know you miss me blaahiii-hiiinnd . . . "
Buster Poindexter me that one.
The first piece of recorded music I ever owned was Hysteria by Def Leppard on tape. The first pieces of recorded music I ever bought were Nevermind by Nirvana and Dirty by Sonic Youth, also on tape.
I remember that Def Leppard album.
I played that tape into the ground.
Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" I had on cassingle, and I played that one into the ground as well. In fact, I really dug "Even in His Youth," of which it inspired me to go out and get the whole album, the album before it . . . the rest of the music I could find, actually.