Nick Africano on The Ardent Music Blog: My First Record

The first record I bought for myself was Jimi Hendrix’s The Ultimate Experience, the collection of Jimi’s greatest hits. I was 13 years old. I had bought albums before then while going to the store with my parents or with friends, but this was the first record I bought with my own money, on my own. I took the bus to the mall, and was music shopping, and the record cover seemed to call to me. I had no idea who he was, but it looked rebellious, cool, psychedelic, and exciting. It hailed me. I felt proud I had selected it…

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