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I wouldn't pay a penny for John Tesh's Greatest Hits

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Angel_1756, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Angel_1756

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    Columbia House just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, thus driving the nail into the coffin of the media conglomerate made famous with their "8 for $0.01!" cassette offer, or their "11 for $0.01!" compact disc offer. I'm sure they had other offers along the way but I joined for a stint in the heyday of CDs and promptly quit when my contractual obligations were met. That said, Columbia House sold me my very first CD...

    Celine Dion's self titled album. Shut up.

    Focus: What was the first album you ever bought? Has to be something you actually spent money on, so I can't count the Pearl Jam tape I procured when some guy left it on the school bus.
     
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    First album I bought with my own money was Dude Ranch by Blink 182, and I still have that CD in a closet somewhere. Every time I listen to it the nostalgia of being 14 years old and carefree hits me like wave. The first CD I received was Spice Girls by my god mother. I still have that one too.
     
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    The first album I ever spent my own money on was Green Day's Dookie. I was probably in 6th grade, and me and my brother split the cost. I'm pretty sure I still have the CD. I have no regrets about that being my first album. I still listen to songs from it regularly.
     
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    Mine was either a cassette of "Love" by The Cult, or the Cocktail soundtrack. Only one of them isn't embarrassing now.
     
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    How does this thread not have one of the ads in it?
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    Before I joined Columbia House, I bought the 45 (that's a small vinyl disc, kids, that you put on a record player, and has one song on each side) of this:

    at a second hand / thrift store.

    I had two older sisters, and my dad loved music, so we had lots to choose from before I started buying my own stuff. But, eventually I bought a few more singles. I still have the ones I bought, and the same faux leather snap case. The first full album I bought was Billy Joel's "The Stranger" on 8 track.

    Then, I joined Columbia House when Billy Joel's Nylon Curtain came out in the early 80s. I bought every one of Billy Joel's cassettes released up until then, and the first few John Cougar albums, and a whole bunch of crap. By my senior year in high school I had all of Rush's albums, but I don't remember getting any of them through Columbia House.
     
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    The first album I bought with my own money was Genesis, Abacab. It was a cassette. I still listen to that album pretty regularly.
     
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    The first record that I owned because my parents didn't buy it for themselves was Disco Duck. The first cassette tapes I owned, I don't remember which was purchased first, were Michael Jackson's Thriller and Olivia Newton John's Greatest Hits Volume 2. I don't remember the first CD I owned. I want to say it was Paul Simon's Rhythm of the Saints (but that might have been given to me) or Natalie Cole's Unforgettable.
     
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    First album I bought was AC/DC's Back in Black. I think the second was Metallica's Master of Puppets... mom was not happy about that one.

    Napster came out when I was in 6th grade and they were glorious days- I was downloading music before actually buying any. I do remember my older sisters getting a few hauls of CDs from Columbia House and playing Ace of Base, Green Day, Blues Traveler, etc. nonstop.
     
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    God I hate when you have threads that expose just how old I am. My first album was "More of the Monkees". Yes the TV show was on its first run. Yes, I am old as fuck. I also still have that album and played it for the twins last week so they could have a good laugh.

    I never ordered from Columbia house or any of the other record clubs as I was fortunate enough to live near some pretty good record stores during the day.
     
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    Metallica's St. Anger. There's a reason I have 120 gb of music on my hard drive and not on shelves of physical media.
     
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    I think it was the soundtrack to Space Jam on cassette. I also think either that or Mariah Carey's Rainbow. I regret nothing.
     
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    Rick Springfield "Working Class Dog". Still have it and I'm sure it's worth lots of money.

    Also my first concert.

    Also my first love. Sigh.
     
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    Same boat....Donny Osmond's Greatest Hits.

    The fuck did I know? I was 9 years old and they had a cartoon on every Saturday morning.
     
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    First cassette I bought was a single for Ice Cube's "Steady Mobbin" 13 y/o white kid from suburbia. About as gangster as it gets.
     
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    It's nice to have others on the boat with me. And Donny's purple socks, and Marie's big hair. My first concert was Bryan Adams Summer of 69 tour.
     
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    Nirvana's In Utero on cassette when I was in 7th grade. It blew my stupid little mind. Before that I just dubbed tapes from my friends, which included a lot of AC/DC, Metallica, and Green Jelly.
     
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    The first album I ever bought myself was Asia's debut in 1982. It was a proper, vinyl album. I was so full of adrenalin walking into the record store for the first time, alone, with cash from my paper route, to buy my first album, that I had no idea what I was buying. I had no musical taste, but I just wanted to start somewhere.

    There, right at the front of the rack, was this cool looking album, so I bought it.

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    The added bonus was that I actually enjoyed it.


    After that, I remember buying my first CD player as a very early adopter... ended up paying something like $500 for it, and the first CD I ever bought was Aerosmith's Permanent Vacation. I practically wore that thing out, as I was too broke to buy another CD for quite a while, and the options were somewhat limited.

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    A few months after I bought that CD, I ended up seeing them live, at what ended up being one of my best concert experiences ever; Kim Mitchell opening for Cheap Trick opening for Aerosmith.
     
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    Mine was Glen Campbell at 8 years old. And it wasn't that I got dragged to it by my mom, I BEGGED to go see him. He was the reason I picked up guitar in the first place.

    First "Real" concert was the Foreigner 4 tour.
     
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    I don't remember the first cassette or album I bought, but the first CD was Disraeli Gears. I assume "Tales of Brave Ulysses" is still a fun song to listen to while hallucinating, but I'm not going to test that theory.
     
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    Glen Campbell was a "Real Concert" As I fall further into nostalgia there are several people I wish I had seen. Glen Campbell is one of them. My first "Real Concert" was more than a decade after my first album purchase. I convinced my older sister's boyfriend to go see an outdoor concert that headlined The Doobie Brothers and The Eagles. Elton John made an appearance on the Eagles encore. Pretty exciting at the time.