Piggy-backing on Danger Boy's thread, what was the first cassette you ever purchased?
Hard to believe its been a quarter-century...fall 1983, I was 9 years old and living in a small town in northwestern Connecticut. Nerf football was all the rage for my neighbors and me at the time. I recall vividly going into the record store for the first time. All the tapes were locked up in wooden racks behind those clear plastic sliding doors....And my first selection was:
Men At Work-- Business as Usual
Over the following 4 months, I acquired these tapes in the following order:
Men At Work -- Cargo
Billy Joel -- An Innocent Man
Billy Joel -- Glass Houses
Matthew Wilder (the one with "Break My Stride")
The Romantics -- In Heat
The Police -- Synchronicity
Van Halen -- 1984
After reading the link that Face posted on 8-track tapes, I see that they were pretty much phased out of record stores at the end of 1982. So, I guess I just missed the 8-track at the onset of my musical journey.