Musical Firsts and my last

Luckily I still have the vast majority of the 7″/12″ singles, EPs, LPs, CDs that I bought since 1971, however many were sold or in the case of cassette tapes thrown away in the intervening period.
These things you keep you’d better throw them away” – The Waterboys – ‘This is the Sea’

It got me to thinking of Firsts – first single, live concert etc. so here they are with the date I bought them as opposed to when they were released:

  • 1st 7″ single
    T. Rex – Jeepster (Nov 1971)
  • 1st EP (extended play 7″ single)
    The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (Oct 1987)
  • 1st 12” Single (on pink vinyl – yuk)
    Rolling Stones – Miss You (1978)

    First’s covers
  • 1st LP
    Rick Wakeman – Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Summer 1974)
  • 1st 180g LP
    Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (Jan 2016)
  • 1st Double LP
    Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1976)
  • 1st Triple LP
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends… Ladies and Gentlemen (Nov 1979)
  • 1st LP Boxset
    Free – The Vinyl Collection (180g) (Sep 2016Steely Dan - Citizen)
  • 1st CD
    R.E.M. Green (Nov 1988)
  • 1st CD Boxset
    Steely Dan – Citizen: 1972-1980 (1994)
  • 1st Triple CD
    The Waterboys – Out of All This Blue (2017)
  • 1st live concert
    Curved Air – Derby, Kings Hall (Wed 21st Jan 1976)
  • 1st Festival
    Knebworth (24 June 1978)
    Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Tom Petty, Devo, Roy Harper, Brand X, Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • 1st Band worked for (humped kit!!)
    The Enid – Teesside Polytechnic (1 Nov 1980)
  • 1st Video Recorded
    The Human League – Louise (Nov 1984 – on Sony Betamax!)

I also have a number of signed posters/CDs/LPs and photographs with various people/bands I’ve met, check out this autographs.  Don’t you wish mobiles/video cameras had been around in the 1970’s – so many classics could have been recorded as opposed to just being in memory.

And at the End

Any finally thinking about when I shuffle of this mortal coil I’d like the following songs played at my funeral – are you paying attention wife?

  1. My Death – David Bowie or Camille O’Sullivan or Scott Walker or Marc Almond
  2. Lorelei – The Cocteau Twins
  3. The Perfect Kiss – New Order
Original: 21 Feb 2016
Revised: 15 Apr 2017 & 29 Jan 2018