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For once I have nothing to say regarding content, other than 1.) I bought this cassette for 10 cents at the library and 2.) I'll be disappointed if at least one person doesn't end up using these for his/her own voicemail greeting.
Side B - without lyrics
Posted by s.w. on May 07, 2010 at 10:30 AM in MP3s | Permalink
80s kitsch, answering machine messages, Radio Shack
"Jamaican" and "Up Tempo Contemporary" are the same thing. NICE.
DJ Clem |
May 07, 2010 at 10:47 AM
I can't wait to get work calls with this.
May 07, 2010 at 11:23 AM
done and done
May 07, 2010 at 02:05 PM
Hi...great post. I posted a different Radio Shack cassette on my blog http://www.choicegrinds.com/?p=265
There are also some phonies up there by Rich Little:
May 07, 2010 at 02:26 PM
More proof that libraries are important!
May 07, 2010 at 03:22 PM
Too bad it's kinda distorted :-/
Account Deleted |
May 07, 2010 at 04:30 PM
These are cool but the audio is clipping. Please re-record at a lower level. Thanks!
May 07, 2010 at 04:37 PM
i used the robot one on my work phone.. thanks for this.
May 07, 2010 at 04:50 PM
I am using the Vaudeville on my Blackberry for work. Thanks and Thanks.
May 07, 2010 at 04:51 PM
Umm... am I crazy or are #1 and #9 the same? They only had to 10 and they were so cheap that they re-used one??
also, as others have said it sounds a little too hot, re-recording w/ slightly less gain would be awesome so I can use the Jamaican dude as my cell greeting.
May 07, 2010 at 05:11 PM
PLEASE re-record at a lower level so the audio doesn't clip. Sounds awful.
May 07, 2010 at 05:41 PM
#2: The humans are dead...the humans are dea-ad...
May 07, 2010 at 05:42 PM
No can do. I recorded at the lowest possible volume. Either my tape deck is bad, the tape is degraded, or there's something going wrong in the transfer through iMic...
May 07, 2010 at 05:44 PM
People who whine about the audio quality of someone's rip - and rudely ask that you repeat your hard work - need to go scrounging for their own damn cassettes!
I appreciate this post and the poor quality only adds to the charm.
DJ ManRich |
May 07, 2010 at 06:27 PM
I'm thinking there is something wrong with the tape--considering that #9 sounds far worse than #1, despite them being the exact same recording.
May 07, 2010 at 06:39 PM
The melody for Up-tempo Contemporary on side 2 is different from the Jamaican melody, so apparently there was a mistake. Which means someone went to all the trouble to sing a message for Up-tempo Contemporary and it didn't even make the tape. How sad is that?
May 07, 2010 at 07:12 PM
For those complaining about distortion: It's going on to a fucking PHONE!
May 08, 2010 at 10:01 AM
Yeah, but I'd like it to be intelligible on my fucking phone. Otherwise, what's the point?
May 08, 2010 at 10:13 AM
May 08, 2010 at 10:16 AM
It was nice of Hermes Conrad to lend his voice to #'s 1 and 9.
May 08, 2010 at 01:53 PM
These can also be found in better fidelity over at Sweet Thunder.org Found Tape Recordings:
Reverend Dan |
May 08, 2010 at 03:34 PM
This is the sort of thing your mother would buy.
Your Shiksa |
May 10, 2010 at 04:22 PM
Thanks, Seth + Rev. The crucial "21st century funk" is nicely broken out and mp3'd. Seth's rips are more reminiscient of what the thing actually sounded like when you played it back through the cheap 2 inch paper speakercones on your typical Radio Shack answerphone. So retro!
May 11, 2010 at 01:36 AM
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
May 11, 2010 at 08:32 AM
Haha, don't worry, this is going on my phone for sure. I just can't decide whether to use Jamaican or 21st (21st? lol) Century Funk...
May 15, 2010 at 08:07 AM
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