What was your first Compact Disc?

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What was your first CD (& I don't mean Crossdresser, BMF...:p)?

Mine was Ozzy Osbourne/Tribute.

It was a live tribute CD to Randy Rhoads...:)
 

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Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
U2 - The Joshawa Tree
Pink Floyd - The Wall

Bought in 1987 when I got a Sony Discman portable CD player.
 

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I think my first was:

Public Enemy--It takes a nation of Millions to hold us back.

Bought in 1988 or 1989, I guess.

I just remember the cardboard packaging that the CD's used to come it. I would be really carefull opening the CD's so I could then hang the cardboard warpper on my walls like a poster. Then "recycling" became big and the record companies stopped using the cardboard packaging.
 

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"Discipline" by King Crimson. I also bought a Sony Discman sometime in the late 80s, and that was the first CD I bought.
 

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See, I had an actual CD player before I had a discman.

I saved my own money and bought the CD player (a pioneer 6 disc CD player--the cartridge loading style) after Christmas. keep in mind this is impressive because I was 10 or 11 at the time.

I didn't have a discman for a while. God, remember how much those things sucked? They would SKIP constantly. If you coughed near the discman it would skip. They sucked.
 

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My Discman didn't skip. It wasn't really a "Discman" back then, it was a D-50:



It had a giant battery pack that it plugged into if you wanted to carry it around. It totally rocked. Oh, and I think I bought it in 1984.
 

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first cd: led zeppelin IV (must've been mid-'80's)
first player: marantz 6-cd magazine changer, thing was GREAT, finally crapped out last year
 

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My Discman didn't skip. It wasn't really a "Discman" back then, it was a D-50:



It had a giant battery pack that it plugged into if you wanted to carry it around. It totally rocked. Oh, and I think I bought it in 1984.
WOW.

That thing is ridiculous. They weren't big on portability back then.
 

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"Five Man Acoustical Jam" by Tesla in 1990. I was slow to the party, apparently.

Still have the CD player, a single disc rack component by JVC. 18 years old--wow.

How time flies. :(
 

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I forgot to add that it was back in 1986...:)

I just remember the cardboard packaging that the CD's used to come it. I would be really carefull opening the CD's so I could then hang the cardboard warpper on my walls like a poster. Then "recycling" became big and the record companies stopped using the cardboard packaging.
I forgot about the big cardboard boxes they used to come in. I must have had about 50 of those things collected before I decided to throw them out...:p

I remember getting stationed in Okinawa, Japan in 1989 & going out to Gate 2 street by Kadina Air Base & going CD shopping. None of the CD's came with those cardboard cases except "Imports" from the US...:shock:

:)
 

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I forgot about the big cardboard boxes they used to come in. I must have had about 50 of those things collected before I decided to throw them out...:p
I still have about 50 of my first ones here some where. I cut out the fronts and had them on my wall as a teenager. :)
 

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AC/DC Back in Black and Motley Crue Dr Feelgood

I remember like it was yesterday cause the CD walkman that I got to play them on SUCKED!!!! It was WORSE than Michael Jackson!

Battery lasted 20min and it skipped if you walked with it BUT WE LIKED IT!
 

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WOW.

That thing is ridiculous. They weren't big on portability back then.
What are you talking about? It was barely bigger than a stack of 4 CDs. It was the only portable CD player at the time. Everything else was as big as a turntable.