My first record purchase wasn't a single, but an album: Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, back in 1973.
30 years later, my adult daughter in Australia emailed me to ask if I could send her a CD of Tubular Bells 2003, because she'd heard of it but it
hadn't yet been released where she lived. Naturally I went out and bought it and sent it off the same day, so she was one of the first in Oz to get
her hands on a genuine (non-pirated) copy.
That song, to this day, along with "Cheap Trick: I Want You To Want Me" still makes the words "THIS IS A FAST SKATE" ring in my head.
And you know what? They still play it at the skating rink here! I took the kids skating every week until they were grown, and then took my niece until
she got "too cool" last year. The grandkid is next! (And yes, I still skate but I can't skate as fast backwards as I used to!)
Now this was a good album in it's time. The problem for my Mom was this album lasted about 6 non stop years for her. My sister bought it first about
1978 . She listened to it everyday till she moved out in 1980. I missed it shortly after sis left and picked it up played it till i left another 4
I still have it and love it scratches and all. Mom compares it to Muszac.
If I was feeling evil when I was younger I would play this for awhile.
My mom HATED this song... me and dad liked it though.
BOTH my parents were freaked out over this... I got a "talking to" concerning it.
My cousin and I even had a dance for this one... which horrified the parents and grandparents.
But the one that got me in trouble... home from school... cranked in my car with a bumpersticker that said " If its too loud youre too (expletive)
Today, Im old.. and I have the money for a superior sound system in my Amanti... compensating for my hearing loss... now my children gripe and moan at
me.. pretty much like my parents. Now I play this...
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