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.
More stuff that looks like a cassette. It just goes to show what a big impact tapes have had on our culture.
I felt compelled to get this some time ago, and I have to say that I’ve barely used it. I does make me laugh that someone would produce such a thing though. It only cost a couple of quid on eBay though.
Still in the wrappers and fresh as anything!