I can picture it now, the first album I ever remember owning. I may have only been a few years old, but I can picture the cover of the album in my head right now. Red, Yellow and Blue stripes across the front and I seem to recall some skeletons. I was so young that I really could not even tell you the names of most of the songs on the record, but if I heard them now, you would catch me singing along. “There’s a little black dot on the sun today.”
As for the first record I ever purchased, that is a whole different story. I grew up with a step-brother who was ten years older than me and was into Guns n’ Roses, real early Metallica and those hair bands of the 80’s. By the time I had eventually moved on from Sting, Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson I was ready to rock. I remember gathering up some cash from allowance and whatnot and walking down to the music store in downtown Chico and buying (what was then a pretty new technology) a CD!