Ask the Herd: What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?
Some pals and I were chatting about the very first CD’s we had ever purchased in our lives recently, and the answers were absolutely charming, to say the least.
So riddle me this, gorgeous UB readers, what was the first album you ever bought? And what medium was it on – CD? Cassette? iTunes? Mini disc? 8-track? Vinyl?
Just so nobody is more embarrassed than me, I’ll start things off with the confession that my first buy was Ace of Base’s totally amazeballs album, The Sign. I was 12 or 13, I think, and man-oh-man did it not disappoint. The title track, Don’t Turn Around, Living in Danger (Bonus points for first generation Game Boy and gay priest plot in the video!) and child support anthem, All That She Wants on one album? I was in heaven!
Sadly, some pals and I listened to the album again one the 13 hour drive back to Seattle from Burning Man a year or two ago and singles aside, it did not age well.
No shaming, no secrets, no lying! Share your first purchase in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear what was sweet music to your teenage ears!