Saturday, November 07, 2009

80's Corner


Remember the cassette tape? I know, I know - the cassette was out in the 70's ... but it really gained prominence in the 80's. This is when record and tape clubs became huge. I was part of one - I believe it was BMG. I remember getting the 7 or 8 cassettes all at once ... I was overwhelmed. I didn't know what to do with myself. All that music ... only one cassette player ... how would I ever listen to all of that music? (Of course, now with over 1500 cds to my name, I could easily answer that).

Ah the memories ... recording music off the radio ... recording ourselves making fart sounds, making mix tapes with awful names (like Awesome Rock!), actually having to hold the fast forward button down to get to the next song, sometimes having to respool the cassette if the tape unfurled ... yes sir, these were cutting edge times!

You were but a fleeting star, my friend!

3 comments:

Steph said...

I don't miss those at all. I had a rental car about 6 months ago that only had a tape player and I had to dig out some guns and roses.

Four Dinners said...

Still got a load of tapes from a holiday in Malta about 22 years ago. They were well cheap. Fine Young Cannibals, Patsy Kensit, Bryan Adams...They've probably rotted away in my cupboard...must have look

Lisa said...

Somehow I don't ever think they'll become a cool collector's item like vinyl. The boom box on the other hand ....