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    Responding to Akashas video of Centerfold by J Geils band. Wow we must be around the same age. I was nine and had just moved to the city from a small country town. I bought this single and Pat Benetar Fire and Ice Album. I remember feeling very sophisticated. I also had no idea the real story of Centerfold until a few years later. I was quite shocked when the penny dropped.
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    I bought this 45, and my 2 sisters and I would sing along and act it out. Such drama!
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    Default Re: What's the first piece of music you spent your own money on?

    But I think it was another album cover.


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    The very first vinyl album I purchased with my own money was: Cosmos Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1971, I was about 13 at the time

    This resulted in my attending a CCR concert in February 1972, the band was on its decline at this time with Tom Fogerty the rhythm guitar player and older brother of John Fogerty, having left the band.
    The band performed brilliantly, it had a huge influence on my musical development.
    I had loved a lot of different music up to this point, being a child in the 1960's I was very taken with the cultural explosion of Rock and Blues music, which no doubt had a profound influence on my developing mind
    and sensibility. Because my family had moved to Australia from England in 1970, I had the opportunity to experience a form of the 1960's 'revolution' all over again as a teenager in Australia.
    It is a remarkable feature of Australian society, that it tends to respond to major shifts and changes in popular culture at a slower rate than is the case in the northern hemisphere, this was definitely the case
    during the 1970's at least!
    So the developments in the 'counter culture' manifested at a rate equivalent to a 5 year lag in Perth (approximately), where I was living. I see this as being a huge benefit to me personally, because I always felt a bit envious of my older siblings
    being able to participate with the developments of 1960's England. One of those little curiosities in life.

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    Remember it like it was yesterday: wore this album out on my record player
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    Default Re: What's the first piece of music you spent your own money on?

    IMO this is actual time travel




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    Default Re: What's the first piece of music you spent your own money on?

    Quote Posted by Bluegreen (here)
    IMO this is actual time travel



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    I think you're right about that BG!
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    Responding to Akashas video of Centerfold by J Geils band. Wow we must be around the same age. I was nine and had just moved to the city from a small country town. I bought this single and Pat Benetar Fire and Ice Album. I remember feeling very sophisticated. I also had no idea the real story of Centerfold until a few years later. I was quite shocked when the penny dropped.
    Of all things in the world from around the same age, Centerfold is the only thing I can think of that a bunch of guys would start singing like at pickup basketball games. I mean, guys just don't sing like that, it is a complete aberration. I cannot be positive if this was happening since we knew what it was getting at, since I didn't know the difference of what any other way would be, and everything was happening all at once, like the fact I am not that good at basketball.

    Pat Benatar was one of those where, if you had a pulse, you obeyed everything she said, metaphorically, of course, because you were too young to experience it. Even though you gladly offered yourself on a personal crusade to fulfill her every lyric, her limelight wound up being too brief to actually construct your complete future from the foundation up.

    Most of these songs were ground into our brains repetitively at the weekend cat-and-mouse game called the skating rink. Since there are really none left, there may not be such a thing as an establishment that would actually play Pat Benatar. At this point, since there is nowhere left to go, and probably never will be, I suppose we will have to confide in ourselves the nostalgia that there was such a thing. Rock will never die! It is only the society that seems to.

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    Default Re: What's the first piece of music you spent your own money on?

    Time traveling with Ivanhoe


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    I always loved Santana's guitar solos. They were composed, not improvised.

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