Don’t know if anyone noticed, but the CD turns 25 today. IMO, it remains the best thing that ever happened to recorded music.
Anyone remember what their first player and disc was? Mine was a Pioneer I picked up discounted from $600 down to $200 when a local hi-fi store went out of business. That sucker was built like a tank - metal chassis, heavy molded plastic drawer, etc. I forget the year, maybe '87 or '88.
The first thing I did after I bought it was go next door to Sound Warehouse and plunk down something like $16-17 for my first disc, Hiroshima's Go.