Was in 7th grade...Heard "Dreamer" and purchased Supertramp Paris. Best 6 bucks ever. It stuck, and listening to Rudy on his train to nowhere as I type.
I remember when that came out. We were gathered around the stereo intently listening to see what they had come up with. It seemed so different from what they had done before but after we played it the first time we ad to immediately play it all again.Quadrophenia. Musically, just an amazing album.
Second vote for this--summer of 1967, bought the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album...
threw it on the crappy stereo in my bedroom (the little suitcase type that had fold-out speakers) and started listening...
huh...what is this junk? was my initial impression...didn't even finish the first side. was bummed about spending the money on it.
but, I eventually listened to the entire album, not once but several times and then just played it non-stop for several days...a light came on and I got it.
I listened to that one as well from my mom's collection. She had a ton of early original releases from the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, etc. My BIL showed interest in most of them and my mom being the nice person, but too nice, gave them to him thinking he would keep them to enjoy. That POS Ebay'd them!Honorable mention, though, goes to Meet the Beatles. My sister brought it home. One listen changed me from a rock-hating classical obsessed pre-adolescent to a denizen of the AM dial.