The first record I bought aged 8. Actually it wasn’t it was in fact Fireball XL5, the music from an execrably bad TV series for kids. (Yes it’s on Youtube). But I saw sense and swapped it with my friend Jill for this, which is the Official First Record ™. But don’t tell anybody. This record was impossibly exciting, I can’t tell you. Especially the bit at 1:15 when the guitar solo drops. Also on rhythm guitar, for certain readers of this blog, (Great Rock Fact Dept™) George Bellamy, father of Matt Bellamy of Muse. I know!! Proof of my early taste. And all the spacy sound effects! I wore it out. The creator, Joe Meek is actually something of a legend among producers. It was recorded in a flat above a shop in Holloway Road, North London, and capitalized on the obsession with space and satellites which were first happening at the time.