It’s also very very cool indeed.
It feels like Cassette Store Day is something that was created just for me. So, I’m going to celebrate it here in style. Stay tuned for a lot of Cassette flavoured goodness today!
It’s only a week away and I’m wondering what to do to celebrate cassettes in my own way. I’m not quite sure what form that will take, but there will be something for sure.
I already have this album, on vinyl and on CD, but the tape has something special about it, and it isn’t just that it was the format that I bought this album on for the first time. No, it’s something different.
With the original tape was a lyric list that came with it, printed on the same sort of paper that bibles are printed with. It was a lovely touch and in keeping with the whole album, so when I saw it come up on eBay I knew it was something I wanted to own again just for old times sake.
Great that Cassette Store day is coming back again this year. I hope it’ll be better supported than before. I’ll be celebrating it of course. Why wouldn’t I?
Nearer the time I’ll try and post details of events and the like, and hopefully I’ll get along to some too.
But it isn’t and hasn’t been for a long time now, which is such a shame. It was such an interesting idea and such a good package. Of course it was in a time before music discovery on the internet was a thing. Before Spotify was a thing. Back then, stuff like Unknown Public (although there wasn’t really anything like it) was a really good way to discover new music, new artists. It worked like that for me.
So in many ways it doesn’t have a place in terms of today’s music world, but I think we’re poorer for it. A lot of the enjoyment from Unknown public was in how it was put together. The beauty of the package and its contents. You can’t make that on the internet. Maybe someone should try.