A few weeks ago I was at curling bonspiel (which is curling-speak for tournament), and this guy brought out his mini-boombox and his cassette tape collection. He had everything from AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976) to Pavement's Wowee Zowee (1995). Who still owns AC/DC and Pavement on cassette? My folks tossed my cassette collection years ago. This dude goes around looking for cassettes for his collection. He told us that when Sam the Record Man closed, he bought all of these tapes for like one dollar total, and he was pretty much the only person in Toronto purchasing cassettes.
He ended up bringing the mini-boombox out on the ice during the curling matches, and we all shook our butts to some of the tracks below. Curling is such a glorious sport, and its even better when you get to dance to the Beastie Boys while sweeping. I miss the 80s.
Beastie Boys - Rhymin & Stealin.mp3
Buy: Licensed to Ill (1986)
Violent Femmes - Promise.mp3
Buy: Violent Femmes (1983)
Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro.mp3
Buy: Big Lizard in My Backyard (1985)
(I can't believe that this album is still in print. Ha ha ha ha!!!)
The above cassette montage kills me because I distinctly remember having most of New Order's albums dubbed onto the tape in the top row, center (the pink, yellow, and blue Memorex).