Where did you buy your first CD?

This is apparently a question much asked today after the slow but steady demise of what is still oddly called a 'Record' Store. I guess they do still sell recorded music.

Like most people I buy a lot online, actually more than many as I work full time, get home after 6.30pm and am a busy mum at weekends. But back in the day I was a keen record store browser. I won't say buyer, I was young and hadn't much pocket money and a single (7inch vinyl) record was 79p...

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos  

My first few records were cover type albums - they were cheaper (and dreadful) and you got more music for your money. Yes I'm of the age that the Top of The Pops albums. And the shop I used was a local independent record shop, now closed.

The first record I really really wanted was the Telephone Answering Machine Song


and I made my mum stay in all day at home to tape it off of the radio for me - and yes I know

 I have finally bought a copy on vinyl so you can all relax.

The first song I adored and (finally) owned an original of was 5705 by City Boy and it's still one of my pop favourites


Into the 80s when I finally had some money my music collection expanded, with Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Wham!, Adam and the Ants, Shakin' Stevens, ABC, Human League and numerous other  dubious bands :-)

What was your first CD? Vinyl? Tape? Download?

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos
Do you still buy 'actual' music or do you only download?


  1. Adam Ant - Kings of the Wild Froniter- on vinyl when I was 6, still got it, still love it!

  2. oh, and I still buy, in all formats, new, second hand, from shops and online!

  3. Lou Reed; Transformer.

  4. My first Vinyl Album was also Kings of the Wild Frontier, my first Vinyl Single was The Riddle by Nik Kershaw. I tended to buy stuff on tape as a teen, or copy off friends (I know - I single handedly killed the music industry!) Both those records are (probably) still with may parents, as we moved to Canada and didn't think it would be worth investing in a turntable for about 6 albums (even if one was Sgt. Pepper!) but little did I expect the resurgence of vinyl over here!

    AS for CD's, we moved over quite late in our house, but I have a feeling it might have been Diva by Annie Lennox (which I still have too) and a Billie Holliday compilation from somewhere like Poundstreacher which had clearly been made as cheap as possible because it sounded like I was playing the original 1930's recording, scratches and all!

    Still buy CDs now, and dont want to switch to MP3s for the same reason I don't want to go over to electronic books (I miss being able to hold them - I miss Vinyl covers, great pieces of artwork were created for some of those, and even CD's never quite cut it for that)


Thanks for your comment, all comments are moderated, no links will be approved

Popular posts