In Honor of Record Store Day: Our Vinyl Firsts & Worsts 0

You never forget your first—or your worst. In honor of Record Store Day, enjoy our lists of the records and record stores that are forever etched in our memories:

JB’s list:

First single: “Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West,” Benny Hill

First album: The Jungle Book Soundtrack

First album bought with own money: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John

First 12” single I ever bought: “Do Anything You Wanna Do,” Eddie & the Hot Rods

First album I bought unheard and immediately regretted: Crash, Human League

First amazing find in a bargain bin: “Ghostown,” The Radiators

First picture disc single I ever bought: “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” Tubeway Army

First 10” Single I ever bought: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre EP, Motorhead/Girlschool

First glow in the dark single I ever bought: “Be Stiff,” Devo

Last vinyl record I ever bought: “One More Shot,” C-Bank


LM’s list:

First single: “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor

First album bought with own money: Macho Man, the Village People

Favorite album I used to hate: Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon

First album I played until it was so scratched I couldn’t anymore: Lost in Love, Air Supply

First 12” single: “Girls On Film,” Duran Duran

First favorite record store: Things From England, Cliffside Park, NJ

First (and last!) record store ever worked in: Record Runner, New York City

First autographed record: Duran Duran’s white-sleeve, double-record Master Mixes

First (and last!)  record I ever won: The Gift, Midge Ure (via a contest on U-68!)

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