My Album Collection in 1983
I bought my first album – an eight track actually – in 1979. It was a K-Tel compilation called High Energy which featured a few songs which still rank amongst my top 100 of all time: Styx’s “Renegade,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” and Chic’s “Le Freak.” Over the next few years, I added a new eight track once and a while.
In September 1982, I joined the Columbia House Record and Tape Club and began not just the transition of my collection from eight track to cassette, but a move to a much faster-growing collection. 1983 would be a significant year for me as I added dozens more albums to my collection, picking up something new every week or so. They would have a long-lasting effect on me as well. The albums pictured below still rank in my top 100 albums of all time.
By year’s end, this was what my collection looked like:
1983 proved to be the year when my music obsession took the great leap forward. I was now an addict for life.
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First posted 8/12/2020; updated 8/31/2021.