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First Compact Disc. [Jun. 5th, 2004|10:00 pm]
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I was digesting my salmon/tofu/tobasco/garlic soupy-soup, watching the ABC network presentation of the little midget-boy, when I noticed an advertisement for Three Dog Night.

Three Dog Night is of note, as it was the very first compact disc I owned. My parents swung a boom-box with a compact disc player in the mid-80s, and my dad picked out Three Dog Night as the first CD for me.

I never realized they did a lot of the songs that they did.

I cannot remember my first record, nor can I remember my first cassette tape. The CD was a very big deal, apparently, and I still remember that one.

What was your first memory of CD/Record/Tape? It may have not been the first one you owned, but what's your first in memory?
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From: jetpropel
2004-06-05 10:12 pm (UTC)
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


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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-05 10:26 pm (UTC)
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.
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From: jetpropel
2004-06-05 10:36 pm (UTC)
i was also a big fan of simpsons sing the blues

sign on man, no coverts dude
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-06 12:52 am (UTC)
I remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle" of the Bears . . . man that was goofy.

Macho Man Randy Savage Raps . . . Football Players Rap . . . wow. :D
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[User Picture]From: so_gracefully
2004-06-06 12:37 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-06 12:51 am (UTC)
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.

Good song.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-06 10:00 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: mostlie_sunnie
2004-06-07 07:02 am (UTC)
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.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-07 08:53 am (UTC)
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 . . . "
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[User Picture]From: mostlie_sunnie
2004-06-07 10:38 am (UTC)
"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...
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-07 10:41 am (UTC)
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.

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From: ex_seel
2004-06-10 09:59 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-12 03:51 am (UTC)
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.
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