Can you remember the 1st CD you bought ?

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  1. jbdrumbo

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    OK, here's your correction.

    Bop Til You Drop was the first rock/pop digital studio recording, but its consumer release was on vinyl LP (and presumably, cassette tape) in the late 1970s - before CDs were introduced to the market a couple of years later.


    My first CD was U2's Achtung Baby.
     
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    Weezer's Blue Album.
     
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    Remember the credit cards they used to give you if you could prove you paid your semester's tuition at college? I bought a CD player, these four CD's and Spring Break '88 to Mazatlan with mine. :D
     

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    My first was Steely Dan's Aja in an old school "long box" in about '85 or '86.
    I was so knocked out by digital sound I listened to it constantly along with a borrowed copy of Billy Joel's "The Stranger".
    I couldn't stand Billy Joel, but I was so knocked out by the technology at the time, it just didn't matter....
    Now I guess I'm back to being knocked out by the sound of vinyl.
    The more things change...
     
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  6. davidge1

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    I'm trying to remember, but I can't. I can remember when it happened, though.

    I held out for as long as I could with vinyl. In the mid eighties I was really getting into vintage country music, and a lot of the music I bought came from used record stores... but that was also the time when a lot of old country and western swing was being reissued for the first time, so I was buying some new albums.

    I can remember being at a band rehearsal around 1987. Our bass player, who's wife worked at Tower Records, told us that Tower was no longer going to stock vinyl. It seemed so weird to me. I probably bought a cd player soon after when there was some new reissue that I couldn't get on vinyl.
     
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    A guy I knew from college bought me my first CD player (some high end Sony single disc model) in return for guitar lessons. My first CD? Best of Jonathan Richman.
     
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    Chuck Berry's greatest hits. First album was Surrealistic pillow and James Brown live at the Apollo on the same day in1967. Where was my head at?
     
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    And the February 1977 cover of OUI :eek:
     
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    A girl I worked with drew my name for a gift at the office party and sent a messenger to find out what I wanted. I did'nt own a cd player yet, but knew I wanted to get one.

    I asked for and received The Traveling Wilburys as my very first cd.
     
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    When my mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday (I think it was my 14th, so 1984) I asked for 'Deja Vu' by CSNY.
    When my birthday arrived and I finally got to unwrap the much anticipated package I found 'Deja Vu', an album by....Jack Jones (the famous crooner who sang the Love Boat tune) :lol:

    Petty I lost it along the way:p...
     
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    You guys either started way earlier than me, or just had better taste in music (probably both!).

    My first CD was Weird Al Yankovic's "Bad Hair Day"!
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    I bought the disc and player concurrent with Stevie Ray Vaughn's Couldn't Stand The Weather release and I am pretty sure it was in 1984.

    My first LP was More Of The Monkees (my sister already had The Monkees).
     
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    My first CD was Zappa's Peaches En Regalia 3" single -- before I got my Sony CD player.
     
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    It's funny but I remember plain as day the first record I bought, but have no clue what the first CD was. I think by the time they came along they were so inconsequential to what I was about that I haven't a clue. Records always carried a whole lot more weight to me.
     
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    I can't remember. I think I had a new stereo (with my wife at the time) and we ordered from one of the record/CD clubs. So the first one might have been 12 first ones.
     
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