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    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.

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    Norm,

    My first tape I bought was in 1982, Mercyful Fate Melisa.

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    I remember my Mom had an old cadillac that had a 8-Track in it and my dad had a 45rpm record player in his 65 mustang convertible!, LOL

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    In 1969 for my 17th birthday, my dad gave me six pre-recorded cassettes. Second Winter, Between The Buttons, a Motown or two, and something by the Electric Prunes. I still have the Electric prunes.

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    I don't think I ever bought a commercial cassette. I used to buy vinyl, record them the first time I played them, and put them away.
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    Never bought store cassettes, just recorded my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Never bought store cassettes, just recorded my own.
    +1 never got into pre-recorded cassettes. I remember as a kid (10-11 years old) recording albums off the radio. On Friday nights they has something called the "six pack" where they would play new releases on the radio each side of each album was commercial free. That's as close to your question as I can get. By that age I had a nice starter stereo with a killer Pioneer CTF-500 cassette deck.

    LOL- before that at age 7-8 I used to take my Panasonic portable out in the living room and tape music off my parents stereo; always having to shuuuush someone.

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    I bought a car in 1980 that had a cassette deck. The next day my girlfriend at the time (soon to be my wife) and I were going on a road trip to Myrtle Beach. That night I went out and bought Jackson Browne "Hold Out", Pat Benatar "Crimes of Passion" The Alan Parsons Project "Turn of a Friendly Card" and Warren Zevon "Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School" (all current releases at the time) so I would have some road music. I bought my first Pioneer cassette deck/recorder very soon after and started recording cassettes off of LPs because the quality of the prerecorded tapes was so bad. The four mentioned above may have been the only ones I bought. I think I still have at least 3 of them.
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    Def Leppard - Hysteria

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    In 10 years or so our kids, on a board similar to this, will be asking "What was the first music you downloaded onto your iPod?" LOL :p
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    I think it was Thriller.

    Then I got into vinyl, I remember having Juice Newton, as well as Urban Chipmunk. Last I heard, Theodore was arrested during an attempted robbery to support his meth habit. Damn shame.
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    Actually... now that I think about it - I believe I had a whole stash of Weird Al tapes first.
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    Weird Al was awesome. My first CD was Weird Al's "Polka Party". As for cassette, hmm, I had only one.. when a company (Monster in my Pocket) I wrote sent me a set of halloween-type tracks. Holy crap........ 16 years later and I JUST NOW got that pun.......

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    Nature Trail to Hell in 3-D is a classic.

    edit: oh wait... that was on Weird Al - In 3-D. Wasn't Christmas at Ground Zero on Polka Party?

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    Def Leppard - Pyromania
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    MC Hammer - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em

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    Iron Maiden- Piece of Mind

    I was 15. Man I played flight of icarus until the letters all completely came off the tape. Eventually it was just an all white tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomOG View Post
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    Iron Maiden- Piece of Mind

    I was 15. Man I played flight of icarus until the letters all completely came off the tape. Eventually it was just an all white tape.
    Great album/cd/cass
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    "Weird Al" Yankovic -- Dare To Be Stupid

    I wore it out but I know every word of every song on that album.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    I am pretty sure it was Van Halen's 1984.

    I loved Weird AL,

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    I have no idea. Probably something from the Beach Boys.
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    My first 2 cassettes were copies from a friend actually:

    ACDC: Back in Black and Motley Crue: Shout at the Devil.

    The first one I bought, I think, was Quiet Riot: Metal Health.
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    I also didn't buy commercial cassettes.
    My first tape(8-track) was ZZ Top Fandango.
    Cheap stand alone player with two little wedge speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Never bought store cassettes, just recorded my own.
    Same here....factory cassettes sucked HARD...they used the cheapest tape and shells. . Took my huge album collection ...bought the best blank cassettes ( Usually TDK or Maxell ) and got busy. Also overcame one of the worst ( Of many ) drawbacks of the format...I could put the songs I liked on there to not have to FF or rewind to find a song.
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    The Fat Boys -- Crushin. I think I was like 7 or something.
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    My third grade class actually did a break dance routine for our parents to that album. I think I suffered permament spinal injury from doing the Worm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie boy 2000 View Post
    My third grade class actually did a break dance routine for our parents to that album. I think I suffered permament spinal injury from doing the Worm.
    Thinking about it now, my parents must have never listened to that album. Remember all of the sex references? I think I learned about things a little faster than my buddies after listening to "Beneath the Sheets" and "Protect Yourself". I might not have those song titles right.
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    Man....that was too many bongs and beers ago. :D I have no clue.... I had LP's before cassettes and I can't even remember what my first LP was either.
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    Some of my first cassettes....


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