What Was Your First CD Purchase?

It's the 30th anniversary of the world's first CD today, and it got me thinking about my first CD purchase. It's a special time in a person's life when they buy their first CD with their own money. I know that when I bought my first CD I raced home, tore of the clear packaging and threw it into the player. That CD didn't see light outside of the tray for weeks. Sadly, upon reflection, it was a pretty embarrassing purchase.

It's tough to admit, but the first CD I bought with my own money was the single for CDB's "Let's Groove". I know. Shameful.

What was your first CD purchase?

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    The Soundtrack to the movie "Toys" starring Robin Williams :)

      Chris rea road to hell and it was unscratchable you could throw it about but yet it still played why do new cds jump then i had a philips 104 cd player and it played inside your cd i think why have they changed to slightest scratch it jumped

    Toffee Apple by Peter Combe as a child. First CD for the pleasure of music was Life in the Fat Lane.

      The Fat Wreck Chords SAmpler? Respect.

      Me - Green DAy - Nimrod.

        Greenday was my first CD too... I traded a XT computer that I had spent the about a year scrounging parts for and in return I got a slightly scratched copy of Dookie. I remember listening to it all the way through the first time on an amiga A570 CD Drive (which meant that I had to listen to it on headphones in the lounge room). Needless to say, I got a stereo with a CD player on it that year for Christmas.

    Weird Al Yankovic - Poodle Hat.
    I was 10 ;)

    Simon and Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence - oops, showing my age.

      That was mine too

      Heck, Sounds of Silence was one of my first vinyl purchases!

    Cypress Hill - Temples of Boom. BEST. FREAKIN. ALBUM. EVER.

    Synchronicity by the Police and I bought it 3 weeks before we had a CD player.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie soundtrack.

      Awesome, Including classics like "spin that wheel" and "9.95"

    Weird Al Yankovic - Running with Scissors

    I was 12!

    one of those cheap 'Unauthorized' CD's you found at the local $2 shop. I think it was Led Zeppelin.

    Queen - greatest hits ... still got it to this day!!

      No way, mine was Queen Greatest Hits 2!!

    The first CD I ever bought was Frank Tovey's Snakes & Ladders. I already had the vinyl and I didn't yet own a CD player but I wanted to get a head-start (and in 1986 the choice wasn't exactly great). The first album I bought on CD that I didn't already have on vinyl was The The's Infected. Both purchased from The Record Plant in the Imperial Arcade. They were the first import store to take CDs seriously and I probably bought 40 of my first 50 CDs from them.

      Kudos on the The The album although I prefer NakedSelf.

        Surely Frank Tovey is more kudos-worthy? I didn't like anything Matt Johnson did after Infected and I lost interest in what he was doing long before Naked Self.

    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms, went and saw them on that tour too.

      Dire Straits - Money For Nothing

    Hmm... that's a tough one. Really not sure. Might have been a Beethoven CD, or perhaps Running With Scissors, on the strength of the track "Alberquerque"

    The Sundial EP by Tumbleweed

    Silverchair - Frogstomp was the first CD I owned but the first CD I ever listened to was my uncle's Queen - Greatest Hits.

    Mine was the Lenny Kravitz album Are You Gonna Go My Way. Still listen to it occasionally, albeit from a FLAC rip in XBMC, not the actual CD... :)

    The Journey by Tommy Emmanuel. I haven't listened to it in nearly twenty years.

    Btw that Sony player in the pic still looks kinda retro hot for it's age...

    U2 - Rattle and Hum. "Am i buggin' you, I don't mean to bug ya. OK Edge play the blues ! "

    Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
    (Homer Simpson, smiling politely)

    I won a Fleetwood Mac CD in a raffle, over 20 years ago. There were instructions inside the sleeve on how to use a CD...

    The Kick Inside - Kate Bush

    (my vinyl copy was almost worn out)

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