What was the first album/song you downloaded illegally?
For me, it was Jimmy Page/Black Crowes Live at the Greek Theater via Napster. One. Song. At. A. Time. Every track had a different bitrate and level...so two songs would blare and others would be very low. Good times.
SoupOrSam wrote:Lol, I honestly think mine was Depeche Mode - People are people
I think mine was Enjoy The Silence, and the second was a Rage Against The Machine song. It ended up taking me about a month to get the entire Violator CD. By the time I was finished, I had 4 different remixes of Enjoy The Silence, 3 mixes of World In My Eyes, a few more for Personal Jesus. And like Digitalgypsy said, the volumes and quality were all over the place.
My downloading started by dogpiling for mp3s. I eventually moved on to FTP sites with ratios, where you had to give a song to get a song. There was a website that listed a ton of FTP sites, and I'm drawing a blank on it (audiosurf.com?, audiofind.com?) I can't count how many people I sent Descendents - All to. If I needed to upload a second song, they got "Descendents - All, no All!"
There was also audiogalaxy, which I think might have even been around before Napster.