I stared at the cover a lot. And I gawked at the inside album art even longer, wondering what the hell they were all wearing, vaguely aware that they were badass and I was not.
The first album I owned was Still Cruisin' by the Beach Boys. It was 1989. Shoulder pads were big. Hair was bigger. The Beach Boys were on Full House the previous year. I was eight.
Besides some Spanish groups most of you won't know—Radio Futura—David Bowie's Hunky Dory was the first album I ever remember getting. I've been listening to music through my telescopic nipple antennas since then.
The first CDs I got for my first CD player? Why, Blind Melon and the Jurassic Park soundtrack, of course.
I got off to a rough start.
The first music that I ever purchased was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Soundtrack (on cassette).