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Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense Cassette (1984)

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

This is the companion album to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense movie, as released in 1984. The album was phenomenally successful, which perhaps wasn’t that surprising given the astronomical budget of the project, but for a 1984 album to have stood the test of time so well, is rare. Continue reading Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense Cassette (1984)

Siouxsie & the Banshees – Hyaena cassette (1984)

Siouxsie & the Banshees Hyaena audio cassette 1984

As promised, here’s Siouxsie & The Banshees’ 1984 audio cassette album: Hyaena. I’ve taken the unusual step of photographing both sides of the tape and the inlay, such is the visual appeal of this product – rapidly approaching three decades of age. I don’t want to appear biased towards Siouxsie and the Banshees on what’s primarily an audio cassette photo blog (great as the band were), but their audio tapes were so photogenic that the decision to add multiple examples has pretty much made itself. Continue reading Siouxsie & the Banshees – Hyaena cassette (1984)

1984 BASF Chromdioxid II Audio Cassette

1984 BASF Chromdioxid II Audio Cassette

Perhaps the memory most quickly recalled in a discussion about early 1980s chrome audio cassettes is that of the BASF Chromdioxid II. Heavy advertising on television meant a high profile. In those days the audiences per programme were much, much higher, with no Internet, and in the UK just four TV channels competing for share. So any audio cassette with a TV ad campaign behind it was pretty much assured immense initial uptake. Continue reading 1984 BASF Chromdioxid II Audio Cassette