Thursday, May 21, 2009

Now I'll show you mine

Gremlin's post about the first album he bought got me thinking and then digging out my scrapbox from the attic, and I'm pleased to say it was still there - I'm referring to the notebook I nerdishly kept as a teenager in which I logged all the albums I bought. So as an act of self-exposure (and potentially embarrassment) here are the first 30 albums I ever bought.
The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
London Town - Wings
Out Of The Blue - ELO
Variations - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sgt Pepper - Beatles
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
Classic Rock - London Symphony Orchestra
Lionheart - Kate Bush
War Of The Worlds - Jeff Wayne
Led Zeppelin IV
Imagine - John Lennon
In The Wake Of Poseidon - King Crimson
Discovery - ElO
Abbey Road - Beatles
Yn Erbyn Y FFactore - Edward H
Led Zeppelin III
Tumbleweed Connection - Elton John
In Through The Out Door - Led Zeppelin
Join Hands - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Force Majeure - Tangerine Dream
Replicas - Tubeway Army
Drums And Wires - XTC
Selling England By The Pound - Genesis
Metal Box - PIL
Walls And Bridges - John Lennon
London Calling - The Clash
Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
Fear Of Music - Talking Heads
Armed Forces - Elvis Costello

So there we have it - crazy mixed up kid or suitable case for treatment, you decide.


Blimpy said...

And which of those is your favourite, Exodus?

tincanman said...

No Bob Marley?
Movement of jah people?
Perhaps she is a Leon Uris fan.

Exodus said...

@Blimpy - it would be 'Fear Of Music', by a short nose, ahead of 'Lionheart & 'Led Zeppelin IV'.

@ Tincanman - the reggae didn't kick in for another year or so - & the 'Exodus' tag comes from a different source entirely. (Oh & 'she' is a 'he' btw.)

There's at least two albums on that list that I would have sworn blind, until finding the notebook today, that I'd never even heard. let alone owned.

tincanman said...

Sorry Exodus, I thought you had referred to yourself as female earlier in the week.

I really must learn to pay attention more

Exodus said...

That's ok, I keep mixing you up with Toffeeboy

snadfrod said...

In fairness, exo, you got into your stride fairly fast and can probably still be proud of most of that.

I'm never certain what the first album I bought of my own accord was. I have a strange feeling, though, that I went to the Virgin Records in Stockport sometime around 1993 and came away with a double header of Pump by Aerosmith and Bon Jovi's Keep the Faith. Not big or clever, but I'd still listen to Pump today I reckon.

As for your notebook of albums, I actually have to say I quite admire it and wish i had one the same. Lost days...

tincanman said...

I had a recipe box of index cards for my albums in the early days. I think I loved it more than my albums.

ToffeeBoy said...

@ Exodus - that's a pretty respectable list.

Best wishes,

tincanman said...

@ toffeboy, we are having enough trouble without your help. I see where I went wrong on gender. Now I need to find a way to standout from you.

Maybe if I sit over ------------------>

ToffieBoy said...

What, no Caravan on your list Exodus?

Exodus said...

Toffieboy? now I'm really confused.

Shoey said...

You can save yourself some embarassment by assigning "Variations" to Julian rather than the world's ugliest man.

Japanther said...

I love the idea of the notebook, only wish i'd had such foresight. And a pretty rockin' list.

Big donds for Fear of Music though, one of my all-time favourites too.

Tynkanman said...

I'm also confused ... I now don't know for sure if I'm me or him ... or her ...

Blumpy McFlea said...

That ToffeeBoy, he's such a kidder

Brian Speng said...

Did someone call for me?

The entire 'Spill community said...

@ Speng - we all assume that you are permanently on call like some sort of cross between an Arabian genie and International Rescue.

gremlinfc said...

I spotted a really bad spelling mistake between Abbey road and Led Zeppelin III - do you need a new keyboard Ecksawdust?