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What was the first album you bought with your own money?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by James I, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. James I

    James I Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Mallorca, España


    It was in 2002, when I was 11 years old and I save money during 3 months. It was the only thrash metal CD I bought but it is an absolutely gem. I liked more than Roots.
  2. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    I think it was the Hits of Simon and Garfunkel performed by Kings Road. $1.99
  3. James I

    James I Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Mallorca, España
    This one?

  4. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York
    As a P2P sharing generation person, not until 2017 where I grabbed a handful of favorites on LP, so I was 20

    In fairness - I had no interest in albums until I was 14, and didn't get into the older stuff until 16, regardless I'm shocked
  5. 131east23

    131east23 Person of Interest

    Golden Biscuits by Three Dog Night. 1971. I was 10. Still have it.
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  6. beatboy1975

    beatboy1975 Amateur Appreciator

    Portland, Oregon
    For me, it was this one:

  7. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    Rush- Moving Pictures
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  8. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    I wish.

    This one:
  9. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui good kitty

    50th State
    Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Elton John's Greatest Hits were the first two, in 1976/77 when I was about 11 years old.... Wish I knew what happened to 'em, and the others.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
  10. Raiderdave

    Raiderdave Well-Known Member

    Chino Hills, CA
    ZZ Top Fandango....and a $150 Stereo to play it on...Bar Mitzvah $$ late 1977.
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  11. James I

    James I Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Mallorca, España
    The picture I shared you was my third album, I think bought them in 2003 or 2004. Such a great recopilation.
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  12. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD is adjusting to having a fully manual turntable

    Buffalo, NY
    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, by some outfit called The Beatles. In 1980. I was 8. I think it cost about $7.
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  13. Buddybud

    Buddybud Paisley DayGlo Freak!

    Couple bucks for a red apple Let It Be at a local flea market around 1984ish. Recently checked and found it is Not a bootleg. Still in good shape!
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  14. Al Gator

    Al Gator You can call me Al

    Probably Abba Voulez Vous right when it came out. I still have it!
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  15. c-eling

    c-eling New horizons come and go...

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  16. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    The Beatles 1967-1970 in 1973. I was seven years old.
  17. James I

    James I Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Mallorca, España
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  18. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

    San Antonio, TX
    My very first album I bought with my own money was in July 1969, the 5th Dimension's The Age of Aquarius. I still have it.
  19. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    Smashing pumpkins- siamese dream
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  20. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    The Kinks - You Really Got Me (US mono)
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  21. mackenzo

    mackenzo Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, US
    Vanilla Fudge 1967
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  22. Monrophonic

    Monrophonic Well-Known Member

    Austin, Tx
    Wings Greatest. I paid 7 dollars -- in pennies.
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  23. Spazaru

    Spazaru Angry Samoan

    this album tends to get dismissed by some people, even some Clash fans, since it had the hits on it, but I think it's their second best album after London Calling
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  24. Spazaru

    Spazaru Angry Samoan

    I really don't remember but probably the Spirit of America comp by The Beach Boys.
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  25. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

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