phensman11 February 2008 at 11:06amPosts: 1841 (0 today)Status: offline
Ok, whilst we are all confessing our musical sins, how about we dredge deep and list the first songs and or albums we can recall from our earliest days.
For me it's Cat Stevens and Teaser and the Firecat. I'd speed hours sitting with my oldest sister listening to this, and singing along to Moonshadow.
Anyone else got a song or an album that just drops them back to being a kid?
Danitaly11 February 2008 at 12:14pmPosts: 147 (0 today)Status: offline
"Four Seasons" Antonio Vivaldi
lore11 February 2008 at 2:04pmPosts: 1659 (0 today)Status: offline
when i was 4 years old, i met my best girlfriend Dawn Bowman, she was the youngest of 7. unitl we moved away after 5th grade, her and i were peas in a pod, and i will always remember those ice cream buckets full of 45's her older siblings listened to.
the beatles of course were one of them.
the first 45 i ever bought was Donny Osmond and his Puppy Love.
my first lp was Grand Funk Railroad- Closer To Home.
many memories are washing over me right now.
nechesh11 February 2008 at 2:15pmPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
The first stuff i can remember listen to was, of course, the stuff my parents played, especial my mom's music. Don't know what i actually heard first, but Peter, Paul & Mary, Tommy Makem & The Clancy Bros., Buffy St. Marie, Simon & Garfunkel were common on the fanily turntable.
t.b.11 February 2008 at 2:39pmPosts: 2357 (0 today)Status: offline
my first real love was a brown coloured single disc cover from a band called
LED ZEPPELIN - "Whole Lotta Love" (with the b-side "Living Loving Maid")
FREE - "All Right Now".
Little tommy was 11 years of age and his parents hated these tunes.
Gibby ASFC11 February 2008 at 2:55pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred!!!
Oh the shame!!! :-]
The "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever" soundtracks were among the first for me.
Steve Martin - A Wild and Crazy Guy (comedy)
Michael Jackson - The Wall
Styx - Come Sail Away
Ace Rimmer11 February 2008 at 4:15pmPosts: 199 (0 today)Status: offline
OMG! I just heard Deeply Dippy by R*S*F!!! I have never heard it before. Purely concidental. That's awesome. 1 minute ago! O_O
Ehm. Bastille Day by Rush was my fave. song between age 5 and 10. I also remember A quick one and Tommy by the Who when I was very young. . .
moof11 February 2008 at 4:22pmPosts: 1133 (0 today)Status: offline
first songs i remember as a kid are things like lipstick on your collar by connie francis and doris day secret love thats because it was wot my parents played. first album i bought was saturday night fever
i think this is secretly a 'reveal your age' thread! Tricksies!! :-] :-]
Pathagoras11 February 2008 at 4:52pmPosts: 460 (0 today)Status: offline
"build me up, buttercup" by the foundations. i had to google it to see who sang it! it was a 45 played on the ol' record player in my ol' living room. and, yes, i got hold of a hairbrush and kareoked in the mirror.
scary, phens. . . i was thinking of starting a thread just like this one LAST NIGHT. . .
cue twilight zone theme. :-]
My "formal" musical education started with the right foot.
I took my very first English lesson when I was 11 years old. There she was, Mrs. Britton, entering the classroom and speaking nothing but English. Needless to say, not one of us had ever spoken in that "strange" language, so we all stared in disbelief.
She got to her desk, grabbed a cassette player from her purse (there were not big cassette players at the time), took a tape and gave us our very first lesson by playing The Beatles´ All Together Now.
My first recording ever chosen and bought by me, with my own weekly allowance, was, naturally, a Beatles´ Help ´45, with "Help" on side A (a version I have never found back with the James-Bondish intro), and "You´re Gonna lose that Girl" and "Another Girl" on side B.
That ´45 is still around. . . somewhere.
Phaedrus11 February 2008 at 5:10pmPosts: 538 (0 today)Status: offline
around 1970 my dad purchased this monstrosity of a stereo hi-fi cabinet system. i tried to find a picture of one of these things on the net but the best i could find was:
the one my dad got was bigger and had cheesy faux wood plastic molding covering the speakers. for you youngins, a center wooden panel lifts up in the center to revel the record player. you know old fashioned vinyl.
anyway, my parents bought about 6 records when they got this stereo cabinet. the funny thing is they never bought any more vinyl again. strange huh?
the ones i can remember are: Camelot (the movie version), a Henry Mancini album, a Johnny Cash album, and a Johnny Mathis album. the Mancini album had a trippy cover of the Associations' "Windy".
A few years later i saved up allowance money and bought
"The Beatles Again" (aka "Hey Jude")
and "John Denver's Greatest Hits"
Phaedrus11 February 2008 at 5:15pmPosts: 538 (0 today)Status: offline
now i guess i should head over to that other thread and fess up to liking John Denver, huh?
8thPlanet11 February 2008 at 5:17pmPosts: 693 (0 today)Status: offline
Yup Phaedrus, my Dad bought something like that too. A Zenith "Hi-Fi" Stereo Cabinet, about the size of a chest of drawers. I remember sitting for hours next to the left speaker listening to the warm "pop and hiss" on diamond on vinyl.
I miss the spiral scratch? sometimes.
Pathagoras11 February 2008 at 5:22pmPosts: 460 (0 today)Status: offline
i still to this day remember spying an album by herb albert and the tijuana brass with a naghty little cover in my basement. she was all covered in whipped cream. never listened to it, but i sure did love looking at that cover! va-va-vooom! (another thread all together, i suppose!) :-] :-] :-]