Posted: Nov 14, 2003 8:26 pm
My first punk purchases were cassette retrospects: The Damned "Light At The End Of The Tunnel," The Clash "Story of..." etc. This would be around '88 or '89. Having just emerged from a serious Led Zep / Floyd phase, I wanted to apply the hugeness of the double cassette to my new, harsher interests. I was under some kind of spell, a "if it is a double album, there's more, so it must be the best in the discography" type of spell. So, that same two years I bought "Daydream Nation", "Warehouse Songs and Stories", "Double Nickels" etc. Even though I owned a record player for all of my childhood, I spent a 4 - 5 teenage period buying only cassettes. So, getting back into LP's at 18 or something, the first vinyl purchased (now that I had "better" taste) would have to be Dinosaur Jr.'s "You're Living All Over Me."