I know this is going to be an obsolete post in a few years. By the time my daughter is old enough to own music, the CD may not even be around. Hell do 12 yr olds even buy cds or do they go straight to iTunes and download mp3s?
Anyway, I thought I would challenge my fellow bloggers to a slightly less time consuming meme. What were the first three CDs you owned and what were your favorite songs on them?
Extra Credit Challenge* What about cassette tapes? hehe.
CD # 1: Tuesday Night Music Club by Sheryl Crow. How eclectic. Since CD players really we’re affordable for my family until about 1993, I think I was eleven when my dad gave me this CD for Christmas. I didn’t even have my own boom box, so I’m assuming the reason my dad purchased this for me was that it had to be played on the “family” CD player, and it had to be appropriate for my 9 yr old sister to listen to. Apparently the lyric “I like a good beer buzz, early in the morning” is totally fine for a 9 yr old to hear. Gotta love songs about Chronic alcoholism.
CD # 2: Throwing Copper by Live. At 12, I actually purchased this album with my own allowance money. My dad worked a music store at that time, and he gave me a catalogue of every album they stocked. I remember flipping through Rob Zombie Sheet music, and being a little disturbed by the overtly sexual artwork, mostly involving clowns, corpses and nurses. Creepy. I had also purchases a Boom Box, so I could blast “Selling the Drama” at my leisure, but my most favorite song really was a toss up between “Lightning Crashes” and “All over you.” *Sigh* Your love is….like water….
CD # 3: Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morrisette. At 13, I was officially ready to be angstified. I mean come on, I was practically groomed for angry female rock. However, I was shocked at my mother’s prudish reaction to the line “And are you thinking of me when you F*** her?” Where’s the feminist love? What a great title too……it feels so good, swimmin‘ in your stomach….
Extra credit: Gloria Estefan’s Miami Sound Machine was the most memorable cassette tape I can remember. Especially since it accompanied my pink portable tape player with the shoulder strap. The Rhythm is gonna getcha…..rhythm is gonna getcha..
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