Before that, though, what I really remember was listening to Jock Jams: Volume 1. The Internet tells me that this actually came out a month after Jagged Little Pill, though it’s earlier in my memory. It also holds up a lot better than Morissette, because Jagged Little Pill did not include, to the best of my knowledge, “Hip Hop Hooray.” An interesting thing about the first Jock Jams compilation is that it ended with “Rock and Roll Part 2,” a popular stadium anthem by noted child molester Gary Glitter.
I believe a borrowed Grand Funk Railroad tape from my mom also received a lot of play.
But really, none of the above actually counts, because my real first truly real, actual record was either Sesame Street Fever or Then & Now … The Best of the Monkees. Or a “Br'er Rabbit” read-along 45, which was a pretty weird and racist thing to still have available in the mid-1980s. Let’s share the Sesame Street memory instead.
* What was your first record?
* What record do you say was your first record when you’re lying?
* The Monkees and disco explain a lot about me. Do your childhood records explain a lot about you?
* Teddy Ruxpin: cute or creepy?