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Hipsters follow any fad, now it’s a return to cassettes…….

5 November 2017 Cool Shit


A Global Shortage of Magnetic Tape Leaves Cassette Fans Reeling

Brisk demand from fans both old and new prompts a Missouri company to dust off production blueprints for a long-paused business. “The finest equipment the 1960s has to offer.”


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  • Charles___Darwin

    Really?

    • Pompano Queen1

      I know…. I threw that crap out years ago!

  • tardisbabe

    Well, Vinyl came back in a way so it was just time before the cassettes came back, like bell bottoms and platform shoes.

    • Lt Bil Drat

      Now I can blast my Abba album. Thanks.

      • A.W. Orst

        Hey smadge I believe that was an actual album you have and not a tape if I remember.

      • Charles___Darwin

        JT3 is the Dancing Queen.

        • Lt Bil Drat

          Lmfao

    • Jarpo

      Time to buy stock in the Dixon pencil company, I’m sure the people buying tapes will want the full experience of using a pencil to wind in loose tape.

      • Charles___Darwin

        Like the blond using white-out on her computer screen instead of “delete”,

      • SouthDade

        You know it!

    • BerkeleyLifer
      • tardisbabe

        I’m surprised PETA isn’t protesting.

  • tardisbabe

    If cassettes do come back, I am proud to say my car can still play them!

    • EarnitYourself

      No offense, but when you and Bruce Wein are the only two people in Florida who can make a claim…..
      Lol. Just kidding.

      • Charles___Darwin

        Bruce has a 8-track.

        • EarnitYourself

          If you caught him late on a four box Friday, it was a 12-track. He thought that was more impressive, kind of like his degrees and newspapers. *Numbers subject to change without notice.

        • BerkeleyLifer

          I thought he had a AM FM πŸ“» in the Saturn? Aftermarket add on of course…

      • tardisbabe

        Actually there are three of us who can make that claim. So there!, πŸ˜‹

        • EarnitYourself

          Lmao.

  • Pompano Queen1

    They called it Avante Garde when I was growing up. That fashions would come back around again to be popular. Like the bell bottoms and platform shoes that tardisbabe mentioned. So in reality,,,, it doesn’t surprise me. Distraction to what is new coming???

    • BerkeleyLifer

      https://youtu.be/FLHftISLNHE Lawn 🎯, gob stoppers candy, nunchucks, medicine balls. Imagine those things now? Lol.

      • Pompano Queen1

        LOL.. it would never fly today! Thanks! I remember those. There was a shop in the mall that carried them. I can’t remember the name. It was popular all over here. It had all kind of trinkets and gags. A 1970’s version of Spencers. Damn does anybody remember the name?

        • BerkeleyLifer

          Gadzooks?

          • Pompano Queen1

            No that wasn’t it.

          • BerkeleyLifer

            Chess King πŸ‘‘? Wool Worths?

          • Pompano Queen1

            Nope! I’ll have to get the vacuum cleaner out and clean out my head. lol!

          • BerkeleyLifer

            Lol, now it’s bothering me too! Was it a hobby store? Or more like Spencer’s?

          • Pompano Queen1

            It was a record store/Spencer’s type. It wasn’t Peaches down on Sunrise.

          • BerkeleyLifer

            Camelot music 🎢?

          • Lt Bil Drat

            Sam Goody or Strawberrys

          • tardisbabe

            Specs?

          • Pompano Queen1

            That’s getting close…. I’ll check with some friends on FB.

          • tardisbabe

            I read into that very very wrong, but still funny.

          • Pompano Queen1

            LOL! I see now.

          • Lt Bil Drat

            Now I need to see if my Members only still fits or if I have a white deconstructed blazer somewhere.

          • BerkeleyLifer

            Lmao!Oh man, I think I have one of those friggin jackets in storage! eBay time?

      • grandma954

        Oh man we all had black and blue arms, I loved those things… I think I still have them some where…lol How did we survive all that ????

        • BerkeleyLifer

          The thrill & danger was worth the injury πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

  • EarnitYourself

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just have a track of tape hiss added to your digital music?

  • Lt Bil Drat

    I brought back a Teac reel to reel with an amp and JBL speakers from Germany in 1979. I think I had one reel with about 4 hrs of Heart, Nugent, Zeppelin, The Runaways, Skynard, Steve Miller.

  • SouthDade

    I bet most of them will have trouble handling the basic process.

    • tardisbabe

      Most people have a problem walking and talking at the same time…..must be our water.