Well that does it. As if my cool credentials weren’t at the bottom of the heap already, Kate at Kate Takes 5 has issued another Listography highly likely to make me cringe.
This week’s Listography demands that we admit to the first five albums we ever owned. So here goes…..
1. Kyle Minogue: Kylie
I went through a phase of actually believing that I was Kylie Minogue. Remember that look she used to sport with the curly hair flowing out of a hat? I adored it. I used to sit in the bath singing I should be so lucky, lucky lucky lucky at the top of my voice. I was five OK? Give me a break.
2. Bonnie Tyler: Super Hits
I’m not apologising for this one. Total Eclipse of the Heart and Holding Out for a Hero? Classic tunes.
3. Take That: Everything Changes
Again, no apologies. You already know how much I love TT (as us fans call them).
4. Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Ok, so I realise Take That and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers may be unlikely partners in a music collection, but I acquired this album completely by accident. A boy at school recorded it for me onto cassette when I was eleven. I thought I was desperately cool and painstakingly copied the picture on the front cover.
5. Oasis: (What’s the Story?) Morning Glory
Don’t confuse me with someone who’s got taste. I bought this when I was twelve and decided I was an Indie. I cut my hair into something resembling a wedge of cheese (because I wanted to look like Justine Frischman out of Elastica) and died it brown. Except it didn’t go brown, it went bright red because my cousin sneaked a bit of red food colouring into the mixture to “give it some oomph”.
I persevered with my new image though, and bought a tank top. I then read something about Oasis “cracking the big apple” and, having no idea what that actually meant and becoming a little confused, I proudly told my dad I knew of a new band who were so good they were going to “crack an orange”.
And that was the end of my dalliance with cool. Long live Bonnie Tyler.