The year was 1990, I had just moved from one shabby end of town to the other shabby end of town and not only were iPods far from coming into existence, but compact discs had not yet come across my radar.
I went with my dad to the local Christian book store in our small town, where he was kind enough to offer to buy me one cassette tape, anything I chose.
I probably spent an hour going through the demo tapes they had available, looking for the one I would buy, the one that would become the very first album I would own.
I don’t remember how I chose it, but looking back I’m sure that the space ship on the cover had to have been my number one reasoning, I was after all a ten year old boy.
The album was Petra’s More Power To Ya and I still remember the lyrics to several songs on the record, songs that I haven’t heard in well over a decade, because when something is your first, it’s easy to become attached to it, even if it is a bit ridiculous.