John Linnell, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Nippertown, September 2011

"When I was about 12 years old, I think the first album that I bought was a Frank Zappa record.

Although in some ways, it was kind of less of an event than when I was ten, and I was given 'Let It Be' by the Beatles. The idea of actually owning a record just blew my mind utterly.

But the Zappa album was the first one that I went out and got myself. It was on sale, so it was about three dollars. That was kind of cool, and I said, 'I can afford to buy this. I'm gonna get it!' "