Tue, 23 March 2021
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Eric Green as we pay tribute to the cassette tape.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Eric with the Mr. Belvedere reference
- You had to be sneaky to tape record a concert
- Physical media holds its allure for fans of a certain age
- Never got into 8-track tapes
- Jay: Have a bunch of blank tapes, but haven't made a mixtape since 2000
- Eric: As a kid, made a mini-audio documentary about Van Halen on cassette
- Metallica started tapers' pit at their concerts
- Then a few years later, they led the charge against Napster
- Eric: Still purchase music on vinyl or CD, some MP3
- Don't listen to cassettes as often anymore, but will pop one in when the mood hits
- Bootlegs are the big thing he goes back to
- Jay: Wrote on my blog about the various mixtapes I made over the years
- Tapes definitely transport you to a different time
- Do greatest hits albums matter anymore?
- Reissues of great albums are popular
- Some bands like the Who or the Stones have a ridiculous number of hits comps and live albums
- Fond memories of the cutout bins
- Various cassette storage methods
- Jay: Got rid of the jewel cases for most of my CDs
- Sometimes vinyl and cassettes can sound bad
- Cassettes were great for comedy albums
- Jay: Had to get Eddie Murphy's Comedian album on tape so my mom wouldn't hear it
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