Marshall Crenshaw, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?
“I can’t remember the first album that I bought with my own money, but I remember buying some singles in the ’60s. I remember going to the store to buy a little bunch of 45s, and one of them was ‘The Great Airplane Strike’ by Paul Revere & the Raiders. ‘Good Vibrations’ by the Beach Boys was another one of them, but I don’t remember the rest.
I also remember hearing a song on the radio called ‘Tin Soldier’ by the Small Faces. And as soon as that song was over, I got up and walked out the door and went and bought that record.
Those were some of the first records that I ever bought. Now I have about 5,000 records, but I don’t have any of those first ones that I bought, which is odd. Don’t know what happened to them.
One album that I bought when I was in high school that I still play all the time is ‘Bo Diddley’s 16 All-Time Greatest Hits.’ I kinda like that record more and more as time goes on.”