Posted: 15 April, 2015
To celebrate Record Store Day, we ask jocks around the office about the first albums they ever bought
It's Record Store Day this Saturday, so go out and help out the purveyors of the black stuff... Vinyl! In fact, you can expect loads of your favourite artists to bring out special vinyl, box-sets and stuff like that on the day.
Manly members of Triple M's on-air team love the vinyl, so we asked them about the first albums they ever bought. See the list below.
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Hourly Daily - You Am I
"At the time I loved it because it was loud, tight and lyrically relevant. After later revisits, I discovered this was because it was so uniquely local - songs about life in an Australian city," recalled Triple M Brisbane's Dr. Scott.
"The tune "Baby Clothes", about how all the 90’s girls would go to gigs in op shop relics, was a great look into the 90’s pub scene.
"Good Morning" was about your favourite whacky morning crew on the radio each morning and how behind the curtain it was just the same old s**t every day. "Flag Fall $1.80", fighting Sydney traffic. All lyrically tattooed to the inside of my head.
"Tim Rogers was at his peak, the notes he reached on that recording (for example, "Wally Raffles") I don’t reckon he ever reached again (like that anyway). Bloody classic. Close to my heart. All time."
Tracklisting: Hourly, Daily, Good Mornin', Mr Milk, Soldiers, Tuesday, If We Can't Get It Together, Flagfall $1.80, Wally Raffles, Heavy Comfort, Dead Letter Chorus, Baby Clothes, Someone Else's Home, Please Don't Ask Me to Smile, Moon Shines on Trubble, Who Takes Who Home? / Forget It Sister
Can't Buy A Thrill - Steely Dan
"The first album I ever bought was Steely Dan’s 1972 record Can’t Buy A Thrill… and I do mean 'record'," recalled Triple M Sydney's Ugly Phil.
"I’d inherited my sister's old record player, and even though I was only 12-years-old, I felt so grown up listening to it over and over for hours and singing along to songs about gambling (“Do It Again”), philandering (“Dirty Work”) and chasing down the ladies of the night (“Midnight Cruiser”).
"The album cover, which featured prostitutes standing in a red light area soliciting clients, was banned in some countries.
"But it was the brilliance of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker’s musicianship, more than the albums cover and content, that’s made me the upstanding citizen I am today."
Tracklisting: Do It Again, Dirty Work, Kings, Midnight Cruiser, Only a Fool Would Say That, Reelin' In the Years, Fire in the Hole, Brooklyn, Change of the Guard, Turn That Heartbeat Over Again
10-1 - Midnight Oil
"Technically my first vinyl album was H'ITS HUGE 84. I’m not proud of it. What can I tell you, I was a compilation kid," remembered Triple M's Shaun Van Gough.
"My favourite album is probably 10-1 by Midnight Oil. I’ve never gotten sick of it. The album tracks appeal to me more than the hits. Amazing writing, production and use of light and shade. It’s their best work."
Tracklisting: Outside World, Only the Strong, Short Memory, Read About It, Scream in Blue, US Forces, Power and the Passion, Maralinga, Tin-Legs and Tin Mines, Somebody’s Trying to Tell Me Something
Disraeli Gears - Cream
"My first album was Cream’s Disraeli Gears. I was 14-years-old and had a massive poster of the cover art on my wall long before I bought the album at Grey’s Lighting and Electrical in North Balwyn (Victoria)," said Triple M's Lee Simon.
"While I was already a massive Beatles fan, this is the album which started a love affair with British rock which endures to this day."
Tracklisting: Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, World of Pain, Dance the Night Away, Blue Condition, Tales of Brave Ulysees, SWLABR, We're Going Wrong, Outside Woman Blues, Take It Back, Mother's Lament
True Colours - Split Enz
"My first album was True Colours by Split Enz. I weirdly remember seeing Neil and Tim Finn with makeup and weird clothes, dancing around to "I Got You"," remembered Triple M Melbourne's Dangerous Dave.
"After falling in love with that song I immediately rode my Malvern Star to Brashs and bought the album. Back home I put it on dad’s Marantz and have never looked back.
"What’s not to love from that album. songs like "I Hope I Never" and "Poor Boy"… Still a stellar record."
Tracklisting: I Got You, Shark Attack, What's the Matter With You, Double Happy, I Wouldn't Dream of It, I Hope I Never, Nobody Takes Me Seriously, Missing Person, Poor Boy, How Can I Resist Her, The Choral Sea
TNT - AC/DC
"I used to get dragged into Brashs with my mum and brothers when they brought LPs," remembered Triple M Adelaide's Hayden Naughton.
"One week I had to get my hair cut and I bloody hated that. Mum tried everything to get me to go without a fuss. She flicked me $10 and said 'you can buy any record you want, if you go'. She drove me in, it was the first record I saw. We had it at home but I had my own copy. Mine.
"Wished I hadn’t written “Haydens” all over the cover!"
Tracklisting: It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll), Rock 'n' Roll Singer, The Jack, Live Wire, T.N.T., Rocker, Can I Sit Next to You Girl, High Voltage, School Days (Chuck Berry)
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