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Your first "Rock" album?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Smokey, Dec 30, 2003.


  1. Hey all, I was curious to see what everyone's first rock album was, the album that turned you on to rock and roll. Obviously this question caters towards people who listen to rock and roll, but I am sure everyone remembers the album that got them into music in general, so here goes: I got my first rock album when I was 11, when I found AC/DC's "Back in Black" in the basement. It was on tape, and I put it into the tape player, only to be blown away by a booming bell. I was hooked ever since. I am now 15 and I am a full time rock and roller. So, what was your first Rock album? :bassist:
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I don't remember the very 1st one but I remember the one that made the biggest impact in my life:

    Metallica-Master of Puppets
     
  3. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Black Sabbath: Reunion
     
  4. Pause

    Pause

    Jun 4, 2003
    Miami, FL
    I'm damn near positive that the first CD I ever even bought it Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt... 8 years ago. I still listen to that on a regular basis.
     
  5. deep purple's machinehead
    still one of the best!
    Charlie
     
  6. I think my first album was Thriller. Not so much rock but it was my fist album.
     
  7. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I THINK, but my memory fails me here, that my first rock album was the most rockingist rock album from the most rockiesting rock band ever.

    Their eponymous debut The Presidents of the United States of America
     
  8. This is doing well, let's keep it up!
     
  9. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado
    The very first album I myself purchased was Magical Mystery Tour.

    When I was about 10 I received my neighbors 45 collection, which I still have. I remember playing "Hey You" by BTO over and over again.
     
  10. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    My first 'real' albums were given to me on my 12th birthday(1970)-

    1)Santana-Abraxas
    2)Led Zep-III
    3)Jackson 5-ABC

    ...still have the originals on LP.
    (Have since replaced all 3 with CDs, too!)
    ;)

    On a tangent-
    My 1st Jazz album was given to me in 1975 by my "Philly" drum playing-uncle...Pat Martino's Footprints.
    (Martino lived behind us, across the alley).
    ;)
     
  11. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR.... ZEP

    AND

    LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS... TRAFFIC





    YUP
     
  12. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    First Album?

    Meet the Beatles.
     
  13. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    My first rock "album" was KISS' Love Gun. Real vinyl sounded so good.
     
  14. av_rockstar

    av_rockstar

    Oct 4, 2003
    So. Cali.
    At nine years of age I first heard Rock n Roll as done by the Who, This album by the way still stands up today....BTW that was 1970..hehe
    [​IMG]

    Jeff
    --------
     
  15. The first rock album I ever bought, and also the album that made me want to play bass, was Rush's Moving Pictures. I was 12. Before that, I was more into The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
     
  16. We're getting a whole mix of responses, this doing well.:)
     
  17. AC/DC "Back In Black"

    Loved it when I heard the first song on it (when I was 4) and still love them today! They are my favorite band!!!
     
  18. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Pink Floyd's Umma Gumma. Still my most influential and favorite album. Never mind the fact that my parents were teenagers when it came out.:)
     
  19. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    I purloined my dad's copy of Bob Dylan's "Greatest Hits 3"
     
  20. DaDo

    DaDo

    Nov 1, 2003
    Don't remember my first album because it was so long ago :) I tended to buy more 45's than albums anyway. My first was probably something like Suger Suger by The Archies or something like that!