C30 C60 C90 go go gone?

I don’t know about you but I no longer own a cassette player or a lot of the cassettes I used to have and I miss them! I am/was a pack rat but some of them never made it out of nyc when I left. what about you guys? does anyone still use cassette tapes as a format? I do miss getting mix tapes from people. mix CDs are just never quite the same. I do still buy them to do interviews with, and they can be hard to find.

5 Replies to “C30 C60 C90 go go gone?”

  1. hi gail!
    the return of the cassette is on the horizon. We are getting lots of cassette tape submissions from new bands at WFMU, and there are labels like mississippi records who are releasing gorgeous compilations, ONLY on cassette. I suppose it had to happen, in antagonism to the digital waves overwhelming our musical shores.

  2. The cassette label sounds cool but submitting any demo on cassette nowadays sounds waayyy too much style over accessibility.

    I still have so many interviews I have to digitize that I did over the years: Mick Jones, Kirsty MacColl (especially), Roddy Frame, Killing Joke, Lush.

  3. okay, don't be coy, anonymous… who are you? you with your kirsty maccoll interview. I'm jealous!

  4. I hate to admit that as much as it pains me to listen to it given what has passed, it pains me even more to hear myself sounding like Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney. Just awful. All I could ask her about is what it was like working with The Smiths and The Pogues and how awesome her cover versions were. It was around the time of KITE. Nothing penetrating, no depth. ughhh! Looking back I realized my zine writing aspirations were only a gateway to schmooze with some of the more interesting people in the world.

  5. i don't know if it's to be ironic or what, but it seems like there are more and more cassette only releases these days. i hated cassettes, i have many horrible memories of my favorite albums being eaten by my cassette players. tapes by the smiths, the cure, bif bang pow, simon and garfunkel, REM, etc. all fell victim. my cassette players were all very capricious and each of them had a terrible sense of humor, i never knew if the tape would play or get eaten.

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