This one is still pretty cool too.
I used to have a Fostex X-15, but when it finally gave up I got rid of it. So I got the X-14 to replace it. It’s not as good. It’s ok, but it isn’t the same. Even so, I do like these old cassette 4 tracks. Their kind of awesome.
Of course, not all tapes are music. This is a favourite interview with Laurie Anderson, who remains as one of my favourite artists of all time.
I’ve listened to this often, and always find it insightful, although I think I just like to hear the sound of her voice.
Thinking about cassettes for me has to include a tape 4-track, or in this case, 8-track. A beautiful and highly functional piece of hardware.
The metal was the best you could get, and you paid a high price for it back in the days when tapes were at their height. And it was heavy. The casing was metal and it looked awesome. I’ve still got a couple of these somewhere, and they’re brilliant.
Another single I really like and decided to keep in cassette form. In fact, with this I’m not sure I’ve got it in any other format at all.
Unknown Public is now long gone, but I was an early subscriber, and this is the first ever issue. I actually ordered it on CD I think but got the first one on cassette then had it changed. So this is the only cassette version I’ve got.
The whole package was beautifully made and it is a lovely object in its own right.
It was a bit of a surprise collaboration in my opinion, but a good one, and this is one of the songs I liked the most from the album.
Cassette singles are such an anachronism but I love them, so I had to keep this one.