The passing of MCA is truly sad news. I was a big fan.
Licensed To Ill was the first cassette tape I ever bought with my own money. I carried it to school with me every day and delighted my friends with the mild cuss words printed on the cassette insert. I haven't listened to it in years but I bet I still know every word. I can certainly make it through Paul Revere without a hitch.
It's almost a shame that my children will never experience the thrill of holding an album or cassette or CD. (Or, I suppose, the thrill of thrusting an 8-track into the stereo and listening to two songs simultaneously.) They weren't just tapes. They were my tapes.
And Licensed To Ill was my first tape. Born in the U.S.A. was my first album. Cooleyhighharmony was my first CD.
I have no idea what my first MP3 download was.
What was your first album? What does it mean to you? Describe your experience.