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DBD 10-30-13 First Buys

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So last night I played this album in honor of Lou Reed's passing and it got me thinking, since this is one of the first 20 or so albums I bought. Now many of the younguns around here will not be able to relate, as it's more of a question "what's the first song you illegally downloaded" but the decision on what album to buy with your few hard earned dollars was a big deal back in the day.

I'm actually annoyed at myself that I can't remember my first album buy. I can remember (roughly) the first albums I bought:

Led Zeppelin: I, II, IV (what did I have against III?)

Alice Cooper: Killer

Sparks: Kimono My House

Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Queen: Shear Heart Attack

The Who: Tommy

Jimi Hendricks: Are You Experienced?

Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure

The Mothers of Invention: Live at the Filmore East

and Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat (an ode to the pleasures of amphetamines)

And that last one, discussed a bit with DC Trojan, but unless you were there (1974), you can't understand how insane that record sounded compared to everything else I had heard before. It's not my favorite record by any means, it's raw and uncompromising in a way that tells you it gives zero fucks whether you like it or not. I've probably played 50 times total in my life - there are albums I've played 500 times, at least.

I can't remember why I chose it at the Base PX, I think I was choosing between that and the new Steely Dan album. I didn't buy that Steely Dan, or any of their albums; maybe I responded to the cover art, I don't know.

Anyway, those of you who have a story like this, please share.

As always, anyone can like what they like - no hate.




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