honestly, this is my real answer (i also had a stack of KISS albums that i got from an older cousin), i had my mom buy me this album when i was six or seven ...but we didn't have a working record player so i never heard it until years later. i was not impressed, in hindsight i'm very grateful that the record player didn't work. i may have been scarred for life. along with KISS, i was happy just looking at the album covers.Quiet Riot - Metal Health
this is what my brother and i really wanted, along with Def Leppard, Adam Ant (i was a big fan back then... yeah, 'Ant Rap' was horrible), and whoever else we saw on MTV. we didn't really have a stereo after my parents split, so buying music really wasn't something that we thought much about in those first few years. we really flipped for Motley Crue when 'Looks That Kill' hit MTV, but i don't remember either of us making much of anthing about getting the album. it was another two or three years before i owned a cassette player, and we never did have a working record player until i got my own around 16 or so.... Motley Crue’s Shout at the Devil was the first I remember buying with my own money
Mr. Big Stuff is and was a massive groove and was played constantly in our house from the minute it hit the AM radio, you should be proud Tommy1971 was the first single, mr big stuff, by Jean Knight. I was always embarrassed by that, but now I’m not so humiliated. Bass line maybe. Anyway I was 12...
(I also had cousins who shared 45s with us, so I had more than a dozen Beatles singles. And Johnny B Good before I ‘bought’ anything.
Fast forward three years, I met some kids, and started playing guitar. My first album was Mountain ‘Climbing’, which had been out for 3 or 4 years by then.
Now that brings back the memories!Mine was from the 11 for 1 cent Columbia House “deal”