Came across Mylon & Broken Heart’s 1989 recording Big World the other day. It’s the first CD I ever bought. It’s got that Duran-Duran’s-Rio-meets-Miami-Vice-color vibe going on. And, as you can imagine, it sounds about the same — it’s all mullets, sunglasses and trench coats with an over-the-top 1:15 prologue.
Sigh. I love the 80s. Here’s the scans (click for closer look) … but keep scrolling — there’s a useless anecdote later.
Useless anecdote: I bought this even before I owned a CD player. Call me an optimist. Anyway, I remember my father’s reaction to CDs. He asked, “Do you think this technology is going to stick around.”
I answered “Yes” then … but, 21 years later, with the rise of downloading, maybe he was on to something.
Either way, that’s the first CD I bought. Here’s my latest physical CD purchase: