I’ve been wanting to do something more with this blog than just post random songs we like.
So here it goes: Do you still remember the moment you walked into the store to buy your very first album with your allowance?
I’m not 100% sure if this was the first album I actually bought but the memory is still fresh in my mind. It was the summer before entering middle school and I was with my family at Pentagon City Mall. I was so excited that his latest album came out because I was such a die-hard fan of his music, just like many of the suburban kids in my age group. Once I entered the mall, I knew where to go. Across from the food court was Sam Goody (remember that store?!) and at the storefront were a rack of his albums.
Yes, The Eminem Show. Around that age I was strictly hip hop or some hip hop-rock hybrid and Eminem was the champion of them all.
I thought there was some law or something that required a parent to purchase albums with Parental Advisory stickers, but I guess there isn’t. Picturing myself buying this album is now a funny thought, considering I was this skinny kid wearing huge glasses (think Arthur the Aardvark) and braces with the bands and it looks like I’d be coding and hacking software on my spare time. I’m surprised my parents didn’t mind me playing music like his in the house on full blast in my room with all the vulgarity. Hey, I think I grew up with my mind intact.
So that was the first album I recall purchasing! I personally think it’s his most cohesive and complete album in his discography, but it isn’t my most favorite (it’s the Slim Shady LP for me!).
How about you? Was your first album purchase memorable?