Thursday, January 15, 2009
This was the cover of the first album I ever bought with my own money... Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975. I was 12. I bought it at a Kmart in Spartanburg for $7.50. Don't ask me why I remember the price -- maybe because that felt like a lot of money when you were 12.
Anyway, to take a break from sports for this one blog post, I was wondering what your first album was, and if you had one memory to share about listening to that album. Whether it was in 1950 or 2008, I'm interested.
I'm thinking about this because I'm a big music fan and I just finished my first concert review for The Observer. This won't be a regular thing -- I know you are thankful for that -- but I wrote a review of the Eagles' Wednesday night concert in Charlotte that is now online and will be published in the newspaper Friday. Somebody told me John Fox was there, too -- not sure about that, but it makes sense as he (and I) both have a little more time on our hands this week than we expected.
I remember I bought this Eagles album at the behest of my slightly older cousin Glen, who always had good advice on music. When we got home, he insisted on singing me a couple of verses of every song before we got to put the vinyl record on this old turntable my parents had.
But it was great stuff. I'm glad my first album was something classic like this -- one of the biggest-selling albums ever -- instead of Captain and Tennille or something.
Posted by Scott Fowler at 1:28 AM