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October 04, 2008



Is this where Sony got the idea for the MiniDisc?

Brian C.

I remember a college buddy who was into Devo showing me the ad for the E-Z listening music cassette. That was in the dorms, spring 1983 (vol. 1, I suppose). I guess both of us were too busy spending our money on cheap beer to spring for it--Could make an interesting mp3 post.


We had a mighty tiny, but only the 2 discs included in the package one of which was "Turkey in the Straw." I don't remember the other song title but it sounded extraordinarily similar.


what the heck is wrong with that child?! looks like a mental boy in a veruca salt dress with ronald mcdonald sleeves. poor thing.
MOM: here suzie, since your mind is tiny we got you a tiny record player!


I have the Devo E-Z Listening cassette somewhere. I also have the expanded CD version Ryko put out in 1987. It can't be all that hard to find now, can it? Or can it?


Bill Mac played a bunch of these Devo songs as background on his show this past Friday.

Still have about 20 of the tiny records,but no player. :(


Similar dealioes were released in Japan in 2004 (mine cost about Y3800 I think) and I remember that the record only sounded good the first time - just one play and you could see the needle ploughing through the groove, sanding all the frequencies down to dust.


A bit more of a search reveals that the White Stripes cottoned onto the appeal, and sold them at their US shows, upping the price by about 500%:


Dale Hazelton

Didn't Ohio Art bring us Spirograph, SpinArt and Etch-a-Sketch? Must have had some leftover plastic to repurpose into rekkids.


illustrationISM reMEMBERS these!


Krys O.

I was in Club Devo in high school!

Ernie (Not Bert)

Didn't they have a record player this same size that played full sized records? Record Burger maybe? Thought I read about that somewhere once...

Webhamster Henry

The Mighty Tiny and other alternative sound producing devices can be found in WFMU's own Internet Museum of Flexi-Oddity Recordings, curated by "The Antique Phonograph Music Program"'s MAC.



Clint... you're not THAT old. ;-)

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