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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:04 pm 
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tape of the year here

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Yellowman and Mighty Josey Wales, this one bumps the 5s in my ride real good

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MindDweller- pretty solid metal/hardrock released this year from Raleigh/Durham area
Loudon live is pretty solid, quirky dude for sure

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my first time listening to Zevon, pretty good, a bit sappy but a nice 80s vibe, wife said looks like he did coke w Donnie Iris back in the day for sure, im not so sure......Tom Grant, never heard of em, yet to listen, cat playin the keys had to grab it

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solid debut release from these guys, worst sounding audio from this cassette for some reason, not engineered for cassette i guess?

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not super recent, but these have been getting a lot of play lately

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love dream - tasty international mix

odd nosdam - music for raising - tasty distorted drone


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Why cassettes?


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Is this a thing?


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Why cassettes?

durable and compact, like the physical media/artwork, fun to score tapes at thrift shops etc
sound is surprisingly good
only place I listen to cassettes is my car, gotta decent kenwwood deck that was i put in my first car to listen to phish boots


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:41 pm 
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oh and lots of small batch tape releases done by bands these days


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So not just for the novelty of it? Cassettes sound worst of all media over tge years imho, but you are right about them being a good treasure hunt at a thrift shop.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:11 pm 
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i'd love to have a tape deck back in my car (2008 subaru).


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local tapes acquired today.

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Finally got a nice tape player/CD boombox and I had already ripped a bunch of vinyl to tape for a car player that didn't work out. Been looking for a decent home tape deck but they are hard to find or too pricey.

Still have a bunch of rare old tapes that are fine. Cassette decks are fun to mess with although acquiring quality blank tapes will probably get too hard to even find or make use of.

I really want a reel to reel but that's just crazy talk.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:17 pm 
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Im guessing you guys are in your 20s/30s?
Why would anyone want to play cassettes again if you were around for their first life. Worst sounding audio format of all.


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stt wrote:
Im guessing you guys are in your 20s/30s?
Why would anyone want to play cassettes again if you were around for their first life. Worst sounding audio format of all.


I have a bunch of good quality tapes I made myself sometimes after big news events, old defunct radio shows etc. Still in good shape. I have the Lennon murder tapes recorded from an old local rock station. DJ plays all the Beatles songs A-Z and stops when news comes in all live. Other stuff like that and tapes friends made jammin'. Cassette was the easy way to do it at that time.


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Are tapes the new vinyl?


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Yeah I am genuinely baffled by this cassette trend. They sound like shit. If the only thing you have in your car is a cassette deck, you have problems.

Pure hipster bullshit, IMO. I’m sure that like everything else these fuckface millennial do, it started off as an ironic goof, and then enough idiots missed the joke that it became an actual trend.


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trippingandy wrote:
Are tapes the new vinyl?


Nah...no way.

not even close.


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Yeah I am genuinely baffled by this cassette trend. They sound like shit. If the only thing you have in your car is a cassette deck, you have problems.

Pure hipster bullshit, IMO. I’m sure that like everything else these fuckface millennial do, it started off as an ironic goof, and then enough idiots missed the joke that it became an actual trend.



lol you're really good at being a crotchety old guy
you're going to love middle age

you're talking about a medium that dominated an entire decade and a half
i mean don't get me wrong - i also think it's funny that cassettes are super precious these days
but as a medium they were great
like CDs, the medium itself wasn't the problem - the unreliability of the playback device made it shitty


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well that and the tape would wear thin if you REALLY loved it and listened to it alot lol


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Yeah I get it. Nothing makes my dick hard like some good old analog hiss.

I yearn for the days when hearing your favorite song on a cassette was as simple as rewinding and trying to find hit play right at the beginning. Once you got to know the tape, you could usually get pretty close on the first or second try. Then another three or four tries and you can hear the whole thing from the beginning. So convenient! Totally worth it!


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My favorite was when I let my tape rock until my tape popped 8-)


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I used mine for recording not prerecorded tapes but if that is a thing enjoy it.

The tapes I recorded were taken care of and have held up really well.

I have 1st gen digital copies but not all of them so I looked around for a deck to ease the process and still have fun doing it if nothing else. All are tapes I recorded as mentioned.


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jl55378008 wrote:
Yeah I get it. Nothing makes my dick hard like some good old analog hiss.

I yearn for the days when hearing your favorite song on a cassette was as simple as rewinding and trying to find hit play right at the beginning. Once you got to know the tape, you could usually get pretty close on the first or second try. Then another three or four tries and you can hear the whole thing from the beginning. So convenient! Totally worth it!


hahaha yes
remembering exactly where the track breaks were on the hash marks
hidden track = autoreverse


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last time i saw LL Louie gave me these
now i have to get a used 2-track rig to transfer them, lol

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^^^theres your sign^^^

stuff like that is definitely worth a few bucks for a decent player/recorder.


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If the only thing you have in your car is a cassette deck, you have problems.

Pure hipster bullshit, IMO


I've driven across the country 3 times in the last three years, solely rocking my tape deck, I don't want a CD player, I don't want a MP3 campatable device, I want to grab a tape pop it in and cruise, I'd love for you to ride shotgun and have a listen, it's not the best audio ever sure.....and chocking things up to hipster bullshit is just silly....someone may be a bit insecure about music nerds needing out on music idk, hipster is an empty term, I bet ur a freaking hipster, everybody s a damn hipster who gives a shit


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crackmc wrote:
like CDs, the medium itself wasn't the problem - the unreliability of the playback device made it shitty

I dunno I think CDs are pretty flawed strictly base on how easy they are to scratch


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jl55378008 wrote:
If the only thing you have in your car is a cassette deck, you have problems.

Pure hipster bullshit, IMO


I've driven across the country 3 times in the last three years, solely rocking my tape deck, I don't want a CD player, I don't want a MP3 campatable device, I want to grab a tape pop it in and cruise, I'd love for you to ride shotgun and have a listen, it's not the best audio ever sure.....and chocking things up to hipster bullshit is just silly....someone may be a bit insecure about music nerds needing out on music idk, hipster is an empty term, I bet ur a freaking hipster, everybody s a damn hipster who gives a shit

I did the 2004 summer run (NOLA > Hampton > Great Woods > Coventry > NOLA) run in a car with only a tape deck and a few tapes. Paul Simon’s Central Park concert, set 2 of 5/7/94, set one of a November ‘85 Dead show, and some Leftover Salmon tape. That was about all we had.

It was fun, but in no way was it preferable to having a book of CDs or an iPhone.


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tape to be made in the USA soon


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fuk it I'm out, tapes no longer cool
WSJ reporting on cassettes? WTF...anyone want a box of my tapes? saw a frat boy buying a cassette at Whole Foods the other day, hermit can u get me goin on some reel to reel?


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currently buying boxes of cds at yard sales for pennies

burned all my tapes


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the store in the library is liquidating inventory before they move shop. everything has been a quarter. found daniel bachman's seven pines cd in there. grabbed all the criterion dvds as well


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Lol at tapes. Def hipstery bs


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About 8 or 9 years ago in Austin I found a nice Nakamichi tape deck. This was before bands started selling cassettes (at least to my knowledge). Anywho, I bought it because it was only $5. I then started buying cassettes for $0.50 cents at thrift stores. I was quite happy with the sound quality (of SOME of the cassettes) and many people who listened where very surprised of how much they liked the sound.


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agreed

you can still find those nakamichis for cheap

although it's pretty lame to see some labels charging $8 - 12 + shipping for a cassette now

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jl55378008 wrote:
If the only thing you have in your car is a cassette deck, you have problems.

Pure hipster bullshit, IMO


I've driven across the country 3 times in the last three years, solely rocking my tape deck, I don't want a CD player, I don't want a MP3 campatable device, I want to grab a tape pop it in and cruise, I'd love for you to ride shotgun and have a listen, it's not the best audio ever sure.....and chocking things up to hipster bullshit is just silly....someone may be a bit insecure about music nerds needing out on music idk, hipster is an empty term, I bet ur a freaking hipster, everybody s a damn hipster who gives a shit


LOL.

Tapes are a joke.

Sure if you're like damitol and used them as an archive medium for weird shit or you're transferring stuff off them ala crack, sure, they make sense.

Hell, if you have an old car with a functional tape deck, why not grab a few from the thrift store.

But as a defensible and desirable media for newly released music? Shunning other modern media in favor of cassettes?

LOL.


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I reserve the right to shun whatever media/medium I want, get the fuck outta my car


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I was quite happy with the sound quality (of SOME of the cassettes) and many people who listened where very surprised of how much they liked the sound.

agree w this, some tapes sound great, can hear the whole mix really well, while other tapes frequency range is pathetic and sounds horrible


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cassette tapes in 2017 wtf
im baffled by this trend as well

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Can’t wait for the VHS trend. I’ve got a crapload of those at my parent’s house

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There are VHS's being put out as well still. I am not as familiar with that scene. I did just preordered this VHS, i know the filmmaker.




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Next big thing... telegrams.

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Next big thing... telegrams.


Nah brah, smoke signals. more organic


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such a solid release

black pollen put out Attention Patterns years ago with eliane radigue and pauline oliveros. been trying to track one down at a reasonable price.

might have to pick up this tape though


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Hermit are you familiar with the tape label Forged Artifacts from MPLS?
I’m co-releasing a record with them in Feb. FA is doing the tape, I’m doing the LP.

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it was wild to see that chen and dorji jamming together. i don't know onda, but will be on the look out now


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