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May 04, 2005

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Zach in Philly

oh w0w!
now this is aught.
wonder if there'll ever be a Wreckless Eric follow-up to "33s and 45s" along the lines of "SA 60s and D-C90s"?

bruce

Its all about making those mix tapes on a Maxell XLII 100.

Gazoo

Wow!! Very cool! I remember so many of these brands and specific tapes and lengths.

Sam

Nostalgia! Looking through project C-90's gallery was quite inspiring. I posted my thoughts on the beloved audio cassette here:
http://sambot.com/2005/05/remembering-old-friend.html

Here's an excerpt:

"Yep. The Fuji JP-II. I made a mix on that tape for a girl (what was her name?) that I had a monstrous high school crush on. I think I titled the mix, 'Songs that make me think of you' or something equally as lame. As I recall, it was filled to the brim with the likes of Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, probably some Cannibal Corpse thrown in there for good measure... in retrospect, I might have liked to have thought through my musical selections prior to adhering them to a mix tape whose very creation was intended to instill a sense of romance within the recipient... don't get me wrong, nothing is more romantic than Maiden's 'Die With Your Boots On,' but... nevermind."

Thanks!

Fatherflot

The TDK cassette photo above is for me something akin to the sled in Citizen Kane. My entire existence during the years 1979-1993 came flooding back like the hot kiss on the end of a wet kiss.

One brand was missing, though: DAK. Was I the only idiot that read the DAK catalogue cover to cover, with its delightfully informal product descriptions and sales pitches from Drew Allen Kapp himself. I must have bought 3 or 4 10 packs of the DAK cassettes, convinced by Drew's spiel that despite their ugliness, they were infinitely superior in durability and signal-to-noise ratio to Maxell and TDK (so important when one is taping songs off WABC on a Radio Shack AM "Flavor Radio" via condenser mike.

Any other DAK catalogue fans out there?

Fatherflot

"like the hot kiss on the end of a wet fist" that is. . .

Fatherflot

Sorry, had the name wrong. It was Drew Kaplan. And he's got a website! http://www.dak.com/

Sporkadelic

Missing in action from the TDK page: the C-180! I think I still have one in some box or other.

cassetiquette

Great. This inspired to me to create a blog that documents people's personal histories through cassette tapes.

*save the cassette*
http://cassetiquette.blogspot.com

Submit yours today!

Kenzo (lastever)

More cassette tape pr0n!

Christopher

My oldest brother was so selfish, that he wouldn't let any of us younger brothers touch his huge vinyl collection. Bang, the school holidays were on, and my oldest brother would be off at work. Me and my younger brother would then be raiding his vinyl collection, taping as much as we could, before he came home. THANK GOD FOR THE MAXELL UD 90 TAPE!!!

Oh god, geees man, time machine stuff, or just pure time capsule magic. I remember being totally strict with what tape I used during the 1980's, and it was either the Maxell UD 90 or the TDK SA-X 90, and I looked after my equipment like that crop of gold under fort knox. I remember the days when cassette companies made their tapes at the highest standards possible. I cleaned the heads to my Philips D8514, recorded over a hundred tapes, and they would not be one speckle of dirt or dust on the heads. The manufacturing of Maxell tapes was so good in those days, that head cleaning was a very rare thing. This was unless your grand-father played his old BASF LH-I C60, Pat Boone tape. The cassette deck then would be totally screwed as the heads were covered with some dirty coating from that company's tapes. Now cassette companies have dropped their standards, in reaction to the rise of CD-R. Cassettes now-a-days are made of very cheap material and sound crap.

haplishe

http://www.c-90.org
Project c-90 returns with some improvements.

haplishe

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