Category Archives: Pre-recorded

EMI Studio DRM XDR Chromium Dioxide Audio Cassette

1990 EMI Studio DRM XDR Chromium Dioxide Cassette

Going from yesterday’s epitome of 1970s lo-fi, to the other extreme – a 1990 paragon of audio cassette fidelity. High spec chromium-dioxide tape media, XDR quality control processing, Dolby HX Pro noise reduction, full digital remastering – all in a highly successful effort to bring a 1965 recording up to 1990s fidelity standards. Continue reading EMI Studio DRM XDR Chromium Dioxide Audio Cassette

Spin Doctors – Homebelly Groove Audio Cassette

Spin Doctors - Homebelly Groove

Grunge could have been a disaster for the Spin Doctors. The band shared a number of traits with full-on grunge artists, but were initially considered by their record label, Epic, to be too dilute. Indeed, Epic told the band that their first studio album – A Pocket Full of Kyptonite – would not sell because of its musical diversity, and they blew the promo budget on Pearl Jam instead. Continue reading Spin Doctors – Homebelly Groove Audio Cassette

The Best of Chuck Berry Audio Cassette

The Best of Chuck Berry audio cassette

When you’ve been pronounced the King of Rock & Roll by Jerry Lee Lewis’s mother, it’s a pretty fair conclusion that that is precisely what you are. Only Chuck Berry had that honour, and he was acknowledged as a key inspiration by some of music’s most historically important exponents, from John Lennon (who called him “the greatest rock & roll poet”) to Little Richard. Continue reading The Best of Chuck Berry Audio Cassette