I didn’t live far from one of the first big department stores in the area from the age of 10 to 16. My best friend and I would walk the couple of blocks to it at least once a day, sometimes multiple times. It had everything, a snack bar, shoe repair, ice cream shop, clothing, groceries, and a record department. Aside from hanging out at the snack bar while mixing all of the flavors at the soda pop machine, we often would hang out in the records area and comb the selections. At home we had AM radio and so only heard top 40 music. At the record store just about anything could be there. I remember buying the “Sesame Street” album and learning the songs. What can I say? At 12 years old I led a very sheltered life in many ways.
Another 2 LP set I bought around that time was, “Jesus Christ, Superstar”. I don’t know what the news source was, or if there even was a news source, but while listening to it and reading the words about Jesus & Crew, it seemed so radical, risque, or even sacrilegious, even though I’m sure I didn’t know what sacrilegious was at the time. I did know I loved it and listened to it again and again. Perhaps buying and listening to “Jesus Christ, Superstar” was my first act of rebellion?
You can hear much of it here but broken down track by track:
Thank you, Linda, for the prompt. It has been many, MANY moons since thinking about these two LPs.