I was reading this blog post by Amanda Palmer and it got me thinking as to what my first cassette was and if I was a musician and were going to play an album in its entirety what would it be?
My first cassette was Ace of Base the Sign
As much as I love The Sign, I don't think that would be the album I would perform all the way through.
That honor would have to go to No Doubt's album Tragic Kingdom.
I bought Tragic Kingdom with a gift card to Strawberries that I got for my 11th birthday. I also bought a lava lamp (it was awesome). I didn't have a CD player yet because they were too expensive back then. My friends and I listened to that tape for hours and when my friends went home I listen to it by myself.
Tragic Kingdom is responsible for me twisting my ankle. I was dancing in my room by myself when I landed on my foot wrong and hit the floor hard. My brother hearing the crash came running into my room to see what happened. Oh no big deal. Just injuring myself skanking to No Doubt.
So if I had the opportunity to perform one album all the way through it would be Tragic Kingdom. But with less ankle injury. Plenty of lava lamp and skanking though.