This week, we asked Entropy contributors about the first CD they ever purchased. I remember my first two CD’s very clearly– Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits (why???) and the soundtrack to My Girl. I remember standing in line at The Wiz, nervous and excited. But I don’t remember anything about the first song or album I downloaded. Do you?
You guys, I saw the sign. It opened up my mind. Life is demanding without understanding. A present from my parents.
My first CD was a classical music compilation. Or TLC’s Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls.
Dennis James Sweeney
Big Willie Style was the first CD I ever owned. My parents bought it for me. But the first one I ever bought? Third Eye Blind. The self-titled one with Semi-Charmed Life on it. I got it at a Best Buy.
David S. Atkinson
CD? I bought two at the same time. Iron Maiden Live After Death and Richard Marx Rush Street. Of course, I’m old enough that I’d owned many tapes and records before that, even a few 8 tracks.
Destiny’s Child The Writing’s on the Wall came out in 1999. I was in between school (kinda in school part of the year, kinda not, kinda “Say My Name” at every radio I heard)
Love, Forever Changes, an album I then owned on vinyl as well as cassette. I actually bought it in anticipation of receiving a CD player for Christmas, 1988.
Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons
Blade Runner soundtrack used and an 80’s compilation of new wave that a friend a day later sat on and cracked to pieces.
Talking Heads, “Stop Making Sense.” Tower Records in Sacramento. I did not, however, have a CD player, so I’d take it to various friend’s houses and make them play it for me, over and over.