When I was about 11 I bought Tago Mago by Can.
Jesus christ, I was dumb.
A had some good stuff, I thought
And if you don,t believe me :
And i love it!
All Change by Cast probably. I was 15 at the time, mind.
Mine is a Nanci Griffith record. Never played, no idea what I was thinking (a charity shop buy). Or a 10cc record based on a single Madlib sample.
on cassette single as a mothers day present. The little me wanted to express the sentiment through music. I don't think she ever listened to it.
or Tommyland: The Ride.
turns out the raps were provided by the black dude from The 40 Year Old Virgin
Glad to have them in my collection, mind you.
Pre-teenager me bought some disco compilation off TV advert...as if those disco tunes weren't bad enough in retrospect, the ad was misleading...wasn't even by the original artists. So an album of bad disco songs by cover bands.
What do I win?
Doesn't even have The Thong Song on it (although I also own that album).
I still cringe a bit whenever I remember that I once actually walked into HMV, bold as brass, looking for Chocolate Starfish.
Think I'm winning so far.
On a hot day. In the car maybe. If you forget you're supposed to hate it and that you should be blasting out Atlas Sound or something instead.
but my answer is Nickelback - Silver Side Up
great album, don't get me wrong, but it took courage to walk up to the counter at age 14 with that album, with THAT cover.
I REGRET NOTHING
An xmas present for my dear old mum. Left it too late before xmas to order from Amazon so had to go to a shop to buy it. Bought it in a Tesco as I figured their checkout staff would be less judgmental than staff at a proper record shop.
The most embarrassing I've bought for myself is probably "Where is the Love?" by Hanson. It was, as Jens Lekman once sang, a strange time in my life.
Oh, for shame.
in my defence, most people in the mid-Nineties did this
Which was embarrassing enough - I really liked one of their songs as a kid - but to make it worse the record store clerk picked up the CD when I went to buy it and then loudly exclaimed "Mmm slurp mmm Batman! What is that? It's Cock, Robin'
by Let Loose (third tier 90s boy band). I have no idea why, I reckon when you are younger you just buy it if you like it, potential embarressment doesn't really come into it.
Or an album of an orchestra playing sci fi themes
Enjoy Yourself by Kylie. Gets worse. I taped the transmissions album by the flaming lips over most of it, and Carcass's Heartwrok e.p. over the rest, but rather liked one Kylie song that reminded me of Madonna's dear jessie, so in my tape box is a wonderful mix of a kylie song the rot n'roll by Carcass.
I also have the batman album by Prince, Gloria Estefan's cuts both ways and runaway horses by Belinda Carlisle. In my 7" collection I have the Bryan Adams single, yes that one, and Wet Wet Wet's biggest single with an ex girlfriend's sweet nothings etched into the runout groove.
Out of experimentation, I bought a Puddle of Mudd record.
I feel ashamed and upset even today. It wasn't my fault, it was nu-metal. It was everywhere like a disease, it seemed NORMAL to buy it. NORMAL. I've never felt so un-normal since.
(trying to pretend he was younger than he actually was)
But I was still reeling from the death of metal crisis.
It took me years for me to like or "get" other music. Nu metal did me a favour really I guess. Fucking nu metal cunts.
Go West's Debut Album
Contest Over !!
i never listened to the rest of it
What a wet fart that band were.
You've been defending shit bands all over this place. Come on, sometimes a band is shit and you just gotta let it go.
If a song/artist it's not shit and someone claims that it is, then I defend that song/artist. Only then. Question of perspective.
But sometimes it's easier to just say you like a shit band, rather than the band are good. For example, I like Toploader.
No really. COME ON YOU BASTARDS, CRUCIFY ME.
hop onto that crucifix for use while I get me nail gun? Cheers. Cross your feet over, I've only got three nails left, ta. Make room for the nobber who bought the album with the one Republica song on it repeated twelve times.
Go West's first album is very good - though have not heard it for a good 20 years admittedly. Eesh...!
There's room on this cross on the other side you know.
Probably well before illegal downloading. That has cut my list of wish-I-hadn't boughts down to nil.
rather than how physically long were these records obvs.
I haven't bought a duff record in ages.
The only way it happens now is if I pre-order an album I'm really excited about, then the artist lets me down.
Yeah, I was 13, and had a massive crush on Hayley Williams.
and awful at the same time. i have a real problem with them because they rip off a lot of old deep elm bands in terms of things like song structure and drum sounds and stuff. the problem is that they rip those bands off really really well so i just find myself enjoying them
Musically, a lot of their less straight up pop-punky stuff is pretty great. Careful could be a pretty great post-hardcore song if it wasn't for the fact that she seems content on doing the whole big diva voice thing over the top of it.
He should change the user name to Jeff-Luvs-The Boaby.
is someone claiming to have bought a Can record when they were 11. When of course, any self-respecting 11-yr old would prefer Faust.
From the intro I thought it was Front 242 or Nitzer Ebb or something of that ilk.
For some reason I liked "My Way" but I even cringed with that when I played it and noticed the annoying voice saying "check out, ch ch che-ck out our melody!".
aka Tommy Lee's post-prison nu-metal bilge. It's getting pretty desperate when a Fred Durst cameo is the best thing on an album.
Stereophonics - JEEP
some Deep Purple live album that I actually took back for a refund the very next day.
or the Best of Queen.
I hate queen, so it embarrasses me that people might see that on the shelf and think I like it. Except Killer Queen.
Steel Wheels & voodoo lounge
get behind me satan
the idiot by iggy pop
Victory by The Jacksons
squeeze by velveteen underground
the best years of our lives by cockney rebel
growing up in public by lou reed
gone again by patti smith
downloading definitely cut down on the crap, but some still squeaked by.
Surely you can't be embarrassed by, say, Iggy Pop's The Idiot even if you think it's crap. I mean, I think Led Zeppelin are crap but I'm not embarrassed by the fact I own a couple of their albums.
Not many are going to be like 'ha, look at that sad bastard with his shitty Iggy Pop/Led Zepp albums, what a card'
so maybe that?
I was confused. I regret it. I was bored in town, at a record shop and I felt I needed to buy something. It was in front of me...
The musical purchasing equivalent of the semi-comatose "You'll do" 3am pull... :-(
teenage purchase? songs about fucking by big black only because i was a spotty, nerdy ginger 15 year old and the lady behind the counter obviously thought i was some kind of masturbator
when I was young I did purchase a couple of New Kids on the Block records.
Yes I did have a record player even when I was young!
Ever the music geek, I got into them BEFORE anyone in the UK had even heard of them, by encountering them on a chance listen of the US chart, being played on a random radio station.