Again, this chat killed me on twitter.
I asked what your first album was….got a bunch of answers….some old some new.
A few of the answers:
There was Meatloaf, Manfred Mann, Queen, Three Dog Night, CCR, Ozzy, Aerosmith, Supertramp, Steve Miller Band, Styx, Cheap Trick (yay), Bon Jovi.
Then there was Shaun Cassidy (many responses for this one), ABBA, Culture Club, Olivia Newton John (four of you were on this one), The Jacksons, The Partridges, Culture Club, Motley Crue, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, ACDC, John Cougar, Cher, Donny and Marie, Grease Soundtrack (i was so jealous).
And then there was the NKOTB, Madonna, Britney Spears, Cranberries, Hanson, Spice Girls….love it!
Your first album, much like your first concert, was so important, wasn’t it? IT WAS! If you can remember it, it has to have had some meaning to you. I remember where i lived and who my friends were when i bought my first album: first 45 was either Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” or The Bugles “Video Killed the Radio Star”. Can’t remember, but my second one was “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer (who died today at 63 from cancer). Doesn’t matter what it was, but it made a difference then. Music has a miraculous capability of taking you back to a part of your life. It’s weird, because i don’t like that part of my life (parents just divorced and life was HELL), but somehow remembering my first albums helped me through. Toto’s first album? Made life easier. “Breakfast In America” helped me through the death of my grandmother. The soundtrack to “Grease” makes me remember how important the summer of early adolescence was.
I’m not saying that your childhood rocked, because that may not have been the case; mine sucked….but music made it easier, no? Music is magical. Keep it that way, when you have a shitty day, put on your fave tunes and tell me that doesn’t put a smile on yer face. I bet it does…