First Music Purchases

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:20 pm

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Casino wrote:First album was the FIFA 2000 soundtrack. Massive Attack, Placebo, Mansun, Feeder and some other decent tunes on there. I was 11 years old.

First band's album was Cypress Hill - Skull & Bones.

I'd been listening to my brother's tapes and CDs since I was 6 or 7 though, he had everything. Those were my first purchases web I finally got my own Discman (and minidisc player :D)

First gig was Pixies supporting the Chilis in the Phoenix Park. 2004

There'll be no bad-mouthing mini-disc players or I'm deleting this thread.
I would never do anything of the sort. I loved that thing. A couple of mates had them too and we used to swap them around, was great for getting recordings of all their albums

Never actually bought a pre recorded one.

Painful when the label stickers came off though

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:43 pm

Biggy Shackleton wrote:It was a toss up between that and Suedes first album which was being massively hyped before it even came out at the time.
wait, wait.... suede - suede was my first music purchase on cassette.
its still in the tape deck in my stereo & I throw it on when I'm upstairs cleaning (which is never)

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:03 pm

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I think this might have been my first album as well

I was never one for buying singles but it might have been "All the small things" by Blink182.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:18 pm

Minidiscs were great, so versatile. Sadly they arrived just on the cusp of the mp3 revolution, missed their window.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:23 pm

i was still using minidiscs on local radio around 7 or 8 years ago. i'd say that place is still using them now. quare and handy, though.

anyway. album - queen - innuendo.
single - (45) bryan adams - everything i do (i do it for you).

bought both aged 10 and i love them to this very day.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:29 pm

When I worked on the sound and lighting team at school they were using Digital Audio Tapes to record stuff losslessly. They never caught on though.

I must try and dig out my mini disc player. It ran on on AA battery I think too.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:36 pm

i never had a mini-disc player personally. it just never caught on for me.

but i was always behind the times with technology. i didn't have a CD player until i was 15. i was still using my cassette walkman when the rest of the world were walking about with a discman. i could never afford the fancy new gadgets.

i did have a discman eventually and they were a pain in the hole! forever skipping, and you'd have to carry a CD wallet everywhere with you.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:42 pm

I took a discman on holiday with me when I was 18. Choosing which CDs to put in the wallet for a 2 week holiday was hard work!

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:44 pm

they were too big as well. they'd fit in the big pockets on the front of your combats but nowhere else. well the ones i owned were chunky anyway.

dead sore on batteries too. nice idea in principle, but they often fucked me off.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:00 pm

Discmans were terrible. jumped all the time
I always just used a Walkman.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:11 pm

i still have a walkman.

i see tapes are coming back now too. there's been a few small bands recently where i've seen them selling their stuff on tape at their gigs. cheap to produce so a no-brainer really.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:20 pm

they've no shelf life though, compared to other musical thingys, and they're very delicate

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:25 pm

I saw a woman in Argos purchase a discman just before christmas there. A realy cheapy one like Alba or or one of those.

I was perplexed by it for a moment.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:50 pm

Dick Jones wrote:I saw a woman in Argos purchase a discman just before christmas there. A realy cheapy one like Alba or or one of those.

I was perplexed by it for a moment.
That is a bit mad. They still have a cheap bush cassette walkman for sale too.
http://www.argos.ie/static/Browse/ID72/ ... 419607.htm

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:12 pm

First album: Montel Jordan - This Is How We Do It

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:04 pm

Discmans (men?) Didn't jump if you got an expensive one. I had a fucking deadly Discman at one stage. No jumping, pretty small and had cool buttons, etc Actually my Walkman was class too. You could skip songs on it and all, it'd find the silent parts of the tape.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:10 pm

First music I ever owned was a master of puppets cd as a christmas present, first thing I bought with my own money was use your illusions. I think vol 1, the orange/yellow one but not sure. My parents had a decent collection though, I grew up on the doors and the sex pistols before every buying anything. And my ma was well into bjork, constantly on in the car. Used to hate it :lol:

- Actually, I tell a lie, first music giving to me as a present was zig & zag - never mind the zogabongs! Loved that tape.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:31 pm

I only had a taped.version of nevermind the zogabons.

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Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:10 pm

schteeeve wrote:First gig was Oasis at the Point in 1997. Camped out in a Lurgan shopping centre overnight for tickets, then Liam didn't bother his ass performing.

Top gig though.


The effort to get tickets for them gigs! All my mates ended up getting tickets for the Thursday and Friday nights while I missed out. I was a massive oasis fan and how they mocked me. Then an extra night was put on for the Wednesday which I somehow got tickets for, turns out it was the only night Liam turned up, I was all 8-) . My first gig, and what a gig!

First music I bought was a tape of Pearl Jam Vs in Bray I believe!

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