What was YOUR first record album?

albums2I would say it ages me by asking you what was your first record album, however, I know with the cool hipster kids…vinyl is a thing now so…ok, wait, I really just aged myself by saying “cool, hipster kids.” huh?! lol Anyway, a neighbor of mine recently borrowed my record player to listen to a podcast that was pressed to vinyl so to me, that must mean…records are still cool. It reminded me how my love for records started at an early age, let me take you back…

When I was a wee little lass, I had a pretty bad lisp. Think Cindy Brady. (Odd, how I ended up working on the radio for many years, but I digress.) So my parents got me a speech tutor to help me with that little extra “s” situation I was having. As a reward, my speech tutor told me he would buy me any record album that I wanted. Apparently, I must have had a thing for Barry Manilow because he got me the Copacabana album. lol Disappointingly though, I can’t seem to find that album anywhere even though I kept most of my albums since I was a kid. Grrrrr.

AlbumsWhen I started at my first radio station KIIS-FM in Los Angeles where I grew up, we had musical artists come through the radio station all of the time and if there were any whose album I owned, I brought that album into work like a big ol’ record geek and had them sign it. I didn’t care, there was no shame in my album autograph game. I have stuff signed by Duran Duran, The Monkees and even my second album ever…Escape by Journey! Steve Perry himself signed it! 

But with technology ever changing, into the closet went all my records for many many years. Sigh. UNTIL, a few years ago when my awesome Hubster bought me a hot pink record player and set it up in the living room closet so I can play my records whenever I want to and it is the greatest thing EVERRRR! In fact, the other day…my hubster was at work, the girls were at school and I had the record player CRANKED playing some of favorite albums from when I was a little 80’s girl. Man, I had so many random albums from so many different genres of music. I even forgot how many musical albums I had too! Isn’t it amazing how music can take you back to that moment in time…like it was yesterday?!

What was YOUR first album? Cassette? CD? Or dare I say (eeeek!) your first download??? 😉

XO Surviving Mommy

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14 Comments

  • Laurie says:

    Believe it or not, I think mine was Barry Manilow, too

  • Kristen says:

    My mom would listen to albums during the day when I was very young – The Beatles, Elvis, and my favorite – Jesus Christ Superstar, which I could sing before I could speak in complete sentences. Our Christmas albums – we had the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Johnny Mathis, and Bing Crosby. And, you’ll love this – It’s a Small World, the pink one with all the different kids on the front. As a tween, Duran Duran’s Seven and the Ragged Tiger is my first “pop” album, and the first one I ever paid for myself was Sting’s Dream of the Blue Turtles. They are all in a box at my parents’ house. Wonderful memories. Did you have the Disney 45s that came with a book, and Tinkerbell would tell you when to turn the page?

  • Michele Freeman says:

    My first album was Lenard Skinner. The album with the flames. They stopped making that one when they had the plane crash. I didn’t even know who they were. It was a gift from one of my older siblings. I also got a record player that year too. They were both Christmas presents. I have a box full of albums. They are all from the 70’s. I haven’t pulled any of them out in years!

  • Michele Freeman says:

    Sorry I spelled the name wrong! Lol!

  • Diane says:

    Mine was also Barry Manilow too. Cindy, I would have loved to meet Steve Perry. Can you tell me anything about when you met him? Was he nice? Thanks!!

  • Josie Long says:

    My first album would have to be the Spider-man soundtrack from the first movie, my next one would be High School Musical soundtrack.
    If you want to take it easy back… My first cassette would be Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) by Aaron Carter lol

  • Ashley Davis says:

    I vividly remember listening to books on vinyl and following along with the paper book. Can’t remember my first musical record but I do remember buying Mariah Carey on CD with my own $!

  • Susan Kavanaugh says:

    Rod Stewart’s Greatest Hits vinyl.

  • Heather says:

    Prince. Purple Rain. Best. First. Album. EVER. 😀

  • April says:

    Cassette TLC, “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls” It was just a single. My first entire album was the Backstreet Boys CD in 7th or 8th grade.

  • Kristi says:

    My first album was The Chipmunks singing some great classics like Bette Davis Eyes. Oh, how I loved that record!

  • BILL HOFF says:

    It was the Carpenters Greatest Hits…go ahead…call me a nerd…lol

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