Day 14: What was your first music purchase?
That one I remember well. I had just started seventh grade and turned thirteen a few months before. I had some birthday money left over that my mom said I could use to buy whatever cassette I wanted. I don't remember what led me to choose this album. I wasn't a fan of the band (yet) and don't remember hearing of them until I got the album. Everybody I knew was snatching up Nirvana's Nevermind which had come out a few weeks before and I wanted to try something different.
Here's My favorite song from that album.
That's right. Despite my sheltered Midwestern upbringing and all-around uncoolness during my adolescence, I was a fan of Pearl Jam before they hit the big time.
Fun Fact: Despite the general assumption that Pearl Jam rode Nirvana's coattails to success, Ten came out weeks before Nevermind, it just took longer to become popular in the mainstream.