Someone asked me that age-old question yesterday “What was the first single and album that you ever bought with your own pocket money?”
I think I’m quite lucky as I don’t view mine as cringeworthy at all – unlike many people that have told me theirs 🙂
My first album was bought when I was very young (probably about 8), and my parents had given me some money as I’d done really well on some tests at school – so I asked to buy Kings of The Wild Frontier by Adam & The Ants.
That actually was quite fortuitous as when I was first talking to The Man online (yes, I met him online), this had also been HIS first album – so we felt a connection 🙂
As for singles, I remember my parenst being quite against 7″ singles (“what on earth are they mum?” *sigh*) when I was little as they were seen as rather an extravagance. So, I was quite a lot older when I bought my first single myself. My (blood) dad had bought me my own mini hifi system complete with turntable for my 12th birthday – he used to buy me guilt presents as I only ever saw him a couple of times a year.
Because I’d been bought it, and because I earned some pocket money, my parents relented and started letting me get singles – and the first one I bought was the brilliant Love & Pride by King. I still think it’s a classic song 🙂
I’d love to know what other people’s firsts were.