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7/14/2017 3:47 pm  #1

First few albums/cassettes you owned?

Born 1978

- Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction
- Poison, Look What the Cat Dragged In
- Def Leppard, Hysteria
- Metallica, Black Album
- Pink Floyd, Delicate Sound of Thunder

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7/15/2017 2:40 pm  #2

Re: First few albums/cassettes you owned?

Born 1973; here's my progression in roughly chronological order of my deepening descent into the world of heavy metal:

​Cinderella, Night Songs
AC/DC, Who Made Who
Twisted Sister, Stay Hungry
Judas Priest, Turbo
​Ozzy Osbourne, The Ultimate Sin
Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind
​Metallica, Creeping Death EP
​Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time
Metallica, Master of Puppets

...and the rest is history.


7/15/2017 7:25 pm  #3

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except for the Pink Floyd, I have owned every album listed in the first two posts.

Born 1966. Spent the 70's growing up on Country, Top 40, and radio rock (ELO, Journey, 38 Special).
8th grade year I met a tenth-grader who turned me on to everything from Ted Nugent to Led Zeppelin to Pick Floyd. 

First album owned was QUEEN The Game, which I requested and received Christmas 8th grade year. 
From there it escalated quickly from hard rock into Heavy Metal:
AC/DC - Let There Be Rock & Back in Black
Def Leppard - Pyromania
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC - For Those About to Rock
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Ozzy - Blizzard of Oz & Diary of a Madman
HEAVY METAL Motion Picture Soundtrack
Quiet Riot - Metal Health
Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil
KISS - Lick It Up
ACCEPT - Balls to the Wall
DIO - The Last in Line (then backtracked and got Holy Diver)
Dokken - Tooth & Nail
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
KISS - Animalize
ACCEPT - Restless & Wild
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
ACCEPT - Metal Heart
Judas Priest - Turbo
DIO - Sacred Heart
Metal Church - The Dark (then backtracked and got the debut)
RAVEN - All For One
Mercyful Fate - Melissa
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
SLAYER - Hell Awaits
Megadeth - Peace Sells
Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian

...and the rest is history.

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7/16/2017 10:17 am  #4

Re: First few albums/cassettes you owned?

The first album (record) I bought with my own money was Adam Ant - Friend or Foe.

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7/16/2017 11:47 am  #5

Re: First few albums/cassettes you owned?

B. 1974

I grew up with my dad listening to what is now called a "classic rock" station, so I was hearing the good stuff at an early age. 
Somewhere between the ages of 10-12 and dad came home from a garage sale with a case of cassettes, all but one were garbage. The one that I kept, ie my first cassette that I owned:

I heard the opening riff of Whole Lotta Love and I was hooked. 


7/16/2017 10:09 pm  #6

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My very first album was Led Zeppelin's first.  I don't remember for sure after that.  May have been The Beatles' white album.  Led Zeppelin II.  Grand Funk Live.  Sergant Pepper's.  Tommy. 

All vinyl.

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7/18/2017 10:54 am  #7

Re: First few albums/cassettes you owned?

My very first cassette was Fair Warning, by Van Halen. My first vinyl was Number of the Beast, by Iron Maiden. It's a blur after that. The thing was, my old brother had a dual-cassette boom box, so he used to buy stuff and I used to buy blank tapes and record his stuff. I remember he had the Queensryche EP before anyone had heard of them, so I followed up by purchasing The Warning on vinyl when it came out. The tables turned once I got my paper route, because my obsession with music was much greater than his, so soon he was taping my stuff as I introduced him to Metallica, Mercyful Fate, and many others. I was buying Metal Edge magazine and learning about all the cool stuff. 

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7/18/2017 4:51 pm  #8

Re: First few albums/cassettes you owned?

Born 1969.

First songs I remember hearing as a kid:  The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (on AM radio BITD)

First concert as a kid:  The Beach Boys at Mann Music Center in Philly in 1975 or 1976.

First cassette albums (I didn't own much music in any media until I went away to college [PP&M's Puff the Magic Dragon excepted, I think], and I copied these 2 tapes from my younger brother before leaving for Penn State, which opened up my musical vistas exponentially)
- Genesis/Genesis backed with The Police/Synchronicity
- the first tape I remember buying new in college was The Cars' Greatest Hits and Men At Work's Business as Usual

First concert as a teen/in college:  Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe's ABWH tour in Philly and Atlantic City

First CD albums (college):
- Hawkwind's Chronicle of the Black Sword
- Jon & Vangelis' 3 albums:  Short Stories, The Friends of Mr. Cairo, Private Collection


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