A few weeks ago while driving this song came on and I remembered that This was the very first 45 that I’d purchased for myself; my Brother and I rode our bikes to the mall and the single was purchased in Spec’s music. I was eleven years old and I believe it set me back about .95 cents.
Is that an appropriate record for an eleven year old? Not even a little.
This was NOT my first 45 though; It was the first one I paid for. You see, I had an inside to free music and I’m not talking about The Columbia House Records where you got 49 records for a penny.
My Mom was a waitress at a local restaurant and they had a Juke Box. When the 45’s were swapped out for newer songs, Bev brought home the old 45’s and I thought I was The Shit with my amazing collection of 45’s. Not only did I know the A side of each one, I also knew the B side and I believe that right there made me extra cool. In hindsight, it makes me wonder what Bev did to earn those records…*hmmmm*
I had a decent little record player and when friends would come over to visit I would make them listen to both sides of my records. I know that sounds bossy because it was.
Anyhoo, I loved music back then, just as much as I do now. I wonder if I still have my first Purchased 45.
*runs to upper cabinet where old records are stored*
Snap. I don’t have the Exile 45, but I do have a few others.
Randy Newman, Steve Martin, Rod Stewart, Melanie, Meatloaf, Lipps, inc.
I wrote my name on almost everything I owned back in the day…I needed a label maker before they were invented.
THIS was one of my favorite songs and I can’t help but sing along still to this day.
BTW I fell down a rabbit hole while looking up Melanie and her Brand New Key song. She wrote that after eating her first meal coming off of a 27 day fasting. This song has absolutely no innuendo; It literally is about rollerskating.
Anyhoo, I’ll be mostly MIA this week as we have our Big Charity Event this weekend and we’ve got a not.so.healthy.dog that I’m hoping to get some resolve on this week. Please send good mojo in Lillie’s direction.
Do you remember either of those songs? Do you remember your first record that you bought?