It seems that most holidays have become excuses for radio stations to dip into their old music, inspiring nostalgia for various time periods. It happened to me on the way home from a picnic.
When I was a kid, I bought countless 45's at 99 cents a pop, and my family had lots of albums around, but the first full-length album I actually sought out, nagged Dad (Niks) into driving me out to K Mart to buy, with my very own money, was
I just looked up the date of this album, and it came out in 1979, which means that I was 16--how on earth did I get to be that old before buying rock albums? I made up for that late start, though.
It was another blink of the eye before CDs replaced LPs, and I haven't replaced everything, but Damn the Torpedoes is one that I happily bought twice. It still sounds good to me, unlike so much of the other music I liked at the time.
So, name another...