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This is a blog all about cassette tapes. I'm a guy who is into a wide variety of music and has an enormous tape collection, so why not write a blog about it?
Posted on 24th Feb at 8:54 PM, with 9 notes
Scored a rad Jawbreaker Tape on ebay! Fuck yeah!!!
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Scored a rad Jawbreaker Tape on ebay! Fuck yeah!!!

Posted on 6th Nov at 3:14 PM
Pennywise - Straight Ahead
Gonna get this one of these days ;)
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Pennywise - Straight Ahead

Gonna get this one of these days ;)

Posted on 26th Sep at 7:26 PM, with 32 notes
Day 102 - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Where’d You Go?
Nostalgia all over again. MMB were responsible in helping a certain 12 year old saxophone player into punk music. The CD version of this had more songs, but the 2 on here make this still worth owning. Actually that red tape is what REALLY makes this worth owning. ;)
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Day 102 - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Where’d You Go?

Nostalgia all over again. MMB were responsible in helping a certain 12 year old saxophone player into punk music. The CD version of this had more songs, but the 2 on here make this still worth owning. Actually that red tape is what REALLY makes this worth owning. ;)

Posted on 18th Sep at 2:02 AM, with 11 notes
Day 101 - Screeching Weasel - Wiggle
Another great entry in the Weasel back catalog. If your new to them, or a little intimidated where to start, there is no better place than the early 90’s Lookout! albums to get a feel for what SW were all about. Not to mention the turnout of albums they had back then. Between 91 and 94 alone, 4 studio albums plus a covers album plus a reissue. Good stuff! Many bands since seem to try the whole “Ramones-core” sound. Some pull it off, some don’t really go anywhere with it. But Screeching Weasel were obviously a step above everyone. Think of this too, you were probably listening to Alice in Chains when this came out too!
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Day 101 - Screeching Weasel - Wiggle

Another great entry in the Weasel back catalog. If your new to them, or a little intimidated where to start, there is no better place than the early 90’s Lookout! albums to get a feel for what SW were all about. Not to mention the turnout of albums they had back then. Between 91 and 94 alone, 4 studio albums plus a covers album plus a reissue. Good stuff! Many bands since seem to try the whole “Ramones-core” sound. Some pull it off, some don’t really go anywhere with it. But Screeching Weasel were obviously a step above everyone. Think of this too, you were probably listening to Alice in Chains when this came out too!

Posted on 18th Sep at 1:51 AM, with 28 notes
Day 100 - Reel Big Fish - Turn The Radio Off
100 days, 100 tapes! Wooooo!! Thanks to everyone who has followed me for the first 100, I love you guys. I promise more good stuff to come!
We all have those bands or albums, that we sort of consider to be gateway albums and bands. The bands that made us discover a whole world of music we never existed. Decades of undiscovered music! Ahh to be 14 again! I really have to thanks Reel Big Fish for that, being the band that REALLY got me into music, and the songs off of Turn The Radio Off. To a 12 year old band dork, a punk rock band with a brass section was like some kind of religious send, and I knew I was hooked. 
Followers, what are some of the albums that really made you love the music you do?
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Day 100 - Reel Big Fish - Turn The Radio Off

100 days, 100 tapes! Wooooo!! Thanks to everyone who has followed me for the first 100, I love you guys. I promise more good stuff to come!

We all have those bands or albums, that we sort of consider to be gateway albums and bands. The bands that made us discover a whole world of music we never existed. Decades of undiscovered music! Ahh to be 14 again! I really have to thanks Reel Big Fish for that, being the band that REALLY got me into music, and the songs off of Turn The Radio Off. To a 12 year old band dork, a punk rock band with a brass section was like some kind of religious send, and I knew I was hooked.

Followers, what are some of the albums that really made you love the music you do?

Posted on 16th Sep at 2:10 AM, with 12 notes
Day 99 - 311 - Grassroots
Hey guys! School starting and college and everything delayed the blog for a while I’m back! Anyways, here’s (in my opinion) 311’s finest piece of work, Grassroots. Perfect blend of funk, rock, punk, hip-hop, ska, reggae, and well, anything and everything else 311 is. I saw them August 1st, and man they put on one hell of a show, great night in SF indeed. Well, enough of my ramblings, go out and get yourself some Grassroots!
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Day 99 - 311 - Grassroots

Hey guys! School starting and college and everything delayed the blog for a while I’m back! Anyways, here’s (in my opinion) 311’s finest piece of work, Grassroots. Perfect blend of funk, rock, punk, hip-hop, ska, reggae, and well, anything and everything else 311 is. I saw them August 1st, and man they put on one hell of a show, great night in SF indeed. Well, enough of my ramblings, go out and get yourself some Grassroots!

Posted on 17th Jul at 10:54 PM, with 3 notes
Day 98 - Reel Big Fish - Why Do They Rock So Hard?
I”m still wondering the answer to that question. Their 3rd album (and second beyond the local spotlight) poses the age old dilemma with all one hit wonder bands: Churning out another radio hit. At this point a sizeable chunk of RBF’s fanbase didn’t know anything about ska-punk besides Sell Out and The Impression That I Get. The corpo bigwigs didn’t find any ‘hits’ on this record, and ska was on the decline on the mainstream spotlight.And that’s a good thing.
While Turn The Radio Off will always be my favorite RBF album, Rock So Hard has some of their greatest songs they’ve ever written. Thank You For Not Moshing is my favorite, and is a perfect example of RBF lyrical charisma. The majority of the songs on this records are more cynical and sarcastic, whether that was from their increase in popularity (or rage from it) is beyond me. However it paved the growth in the lyrical department this band is so famous for, and honestly, could not have been a better follow up to Turn The Radio Off.
They still have a mass following too, and unlike most one hit wonder bands, people actually go to their shows to hear more than just one song.
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Day 98 - Reel Big Fish - Why Do They Rock So Hard?

I”m still wondering the answer to that question. Their 3rd album (and second beyond the local spotlight) poses the age old dilemma with all one hit wonder bands: Churning out another radio hit. At this point a sizeable chunk of RBF’s fanbase didn’t know anything about ska-punk besides Sell Out and The Impression That I Get. The corpo bigwigs didn’t find any ‘hits’ on this record, and ska was on the decline on the mainstream spotlight.
And that’s a good thing.

While Turn The Radio Off will always be my favorite RBF album, Rock So Hard has some of their greatest songs they’ve ever written. Thank You For Not Moshing is my favorite, and is a perfect example of RBF lyrical charisma. The majority of the songs on this records are more cynical and sarcastic, whether that was from their increase in popularity (or rage from it) is beyond me. However it paved the growth in the lyrical department this band is so famous for, and honestly, could not have been a better follow up to Turn The Radio Off.

They still have a mass following too, and unlike most one hit wonder bands, people actually go to their shows to hear more than just one song.

Posted on 16th Jul at 2:35 PM, with 7 notes
Day 97 - 88 Fingers Louie - The Dom Years
I’m kicking myself in the head for not doing this band at day 88! /these guys are one of the most energetic bands ever, just listen to them! Behind Bars radiates energy, as does their entire catalog. The Dom years is a showcase of songs with their drummer Dom at the kit. He tears it up on the entire album. Solid, solid album.
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Day 97 - 88 Fingers Louie - The Dom Years

I’m kicking myself in the head for not doing this band at day 88! /these guys are one of the most energetic bands ever, just listen to them! Behind Bars radiates energy, as does their entire catalog. The Dom years is a showcase of songs with their drummer Dom at the kit. He tears it up on the entire album. Solid, solid album.

Posted on 14th Jul at 1:13 AM, with 2 notes
Day 96 - Skankin’ Pickle - Live
Ahh ska bands, some of the most energetic bands you will ever see live. Live albums get a bad rep for being boring, low quality rehashings of old songs with clapping between them. Whoever thought of this was probably into soft-rock and post-grunge. Put any ska or punk band on a live record and be ready to hear AWESOME renditions of your favorites coupled with humorous banter and jokes between. Skankin’ Pickle are no exception, there eclectric song catalog coupled with their energetic fun personalities make this one a winner. Skankin’ Pickle are great!
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Day 96 - Skankin’ Pickle - Live

Ahh ska bands, some of the most energetic bands you will ever see live. Live albums get a bad rep for being boring, low quality rehashings of old songs with clapping between them. Whoever thought of this was probably into soft-rock and post-grunge. Put any ska or punk band on a live record and be ready to hear AWESOME renditions of your favorites coupled with humorous banter and jokes between. Skankin’ Pickle are no exception, there eclectric song catalog coupled with their energetic fun personalities make this one a winner. Skankin’ Pickle are great!

Posted on 14th Jul at 12:56 AM, with 23 notes
Day 95 - NOFX - Liberal Animation
The first official album. Metalhead Steve the Caucasian was guitarist here. This is NOFX as a psuedo-metal sounding, RKL-esque punk band. A bit of a trip for us who know them for Punk in Drublic, So long.. etc. It’s NOFX so it’s automatically great. A little rough at first, (and in no way a masterpiece) but it gets better the more you listen. The music videos for this album are hilarious too.
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Day 95 - NOFX - Liberal Animation

The first official album. Metalhead Steve the Caucasian was guitarist here. This is NOFX as a psuedo-metal sounding, RKL-esque punk band. A bit of a trip for us who know them for Punk in Drublic, So long.. etc. It’s NOFX so it’s automatically great. A little rough at first, (and in no way a masterpiece) but it gets better the more you listen. The music videos for this album are hilarious too.

Posted on 8th Jul at 3:43 PM, with 8 notes
Day 94 - The Vandals - When In Rome Do As The Vandals
Great great album. If you call yourself a vandals fan you should know When In Rome. Probably the band in their creative peak.
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Day 94 - The Vandals - When In Rome Do As The Vandals

Great great album. If you call yourself a vandals fan you should know When In Rome. Probably the band in their creative peak.

Posted on 7th Jul at 3:47 PM, with 12 notes
Day 93 - Rich Kids On LSD - RocK n’ RolL Nightmare
Unreal. The way RKL played everything was unreal. Fat Mike was a HUUUUUUUGE fan of them (They tried to get onto Mystic records because RKL was on that label), and this was the album he always wished NOFX could pull off. Here’s a quote Fatty said about this album:
"After Keep Laughing, RKL was the band that we wanted to be, but couldn’t pull it off. A year goes by. Rock ‘n Roll Nightmare comes out. Now we’re totally fucked. Suddenly, the best hardcore band of our time just got one hundred times better. This record is a landmark. No band has ever written anything like it…we listened to it at least twice a day, everyday… Twenty years later, I pull out Rock ‘n Roll Nightmare and put it on. I realize that after all these years of touring and recording my band still can’t pull off any of this. I can’t play these bass riffs, Melvin can’t touch the guitar, and Smelly—who is a great drummer—can’t even come close to what Bomer can do”
He said this in 2007, 24 years into his bands career. Seriously, if that can’t get you even a little curious about RKL, you’d have to be on drugs.
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Day 93 - Rich Kids On LSD - RocK n’ RolL Nightmare

Unreal. The way RKL played everything was unreal. Fat Mike was a HUUUUUUUGE fan of them (They tried to get onto Mystic records because RKL was on that label), and this was the album he always wished NOFX could pull off. Here’s a quote Fatty said about this album:

"After Keep Laughing, RKL was the band that we wanted to be, but couldn’t pull it off. A year goes by. Rock ‘n Roll Nightmare comes out. Now we’re totally fucked. Suddenly, the best hardcore band of our time just got one hundred times better. This record is a landmark. No band has ever written anything like it…we listened to it at least twice a day, everyday… Twenty years later, I pull out Rock ‘n Roll Nightmare and put it on. I realize that after all these years of touring and recording my band still can’t pull off any of this. I can’t play these bass riffs, Melvin can’t touch the guitar, and Smelly—who is a great drummer—can’t even come close to what Bomer can do”

He said this in 2007, 24 years into his bands career. Seriously, if that can’t get you even a little curious about RKL, you’d have to be on drugs.

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