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Albums/cassettes you bought soon after their release that you wore out?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by adjason, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. Festofish

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    I’m sure there were tons but the one story that comes to mind is about my dad. My parents to this day listen to country music. They never buy music as the radio is always on. Flashback to my dad wearing out the only tape he ever bought...the Rocky soundtrack!?!?
     
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    Meet the Beatles
    Wheels of Fire
    Axis: Bold as Love
    Doors
    Allman Bros at Fillmore
    Europe '72
    Zep 1
    and, for some reason, Johnny Rivers, Realization

    Plus most of the ones listed above.
     
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    All store bought cassettes. What a terrible medium, basically little machines, bound to break down. My only fond memory of cassettes was making mixed tapes, which were usually better quality, if you bought Memorex, Maxell, BASF, etc.
     
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    Cassettes? Not too many, but Physical Graffiti on eight track, I probably had ten of em. Just too much tape to cram into an eight track cartridge. There was a local record/tape store that had a 90 day warranty on eight tracks, so if I ever had one that made it to 90 days (rare), I'd just yank a couple of feet of tape out of it, wrap it around the cartridge, and exchange it. Dishonest? Sure, but I have not always possessed the sterling moral character I enjoy in my old age:)
     
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    8-track tape Rockin The Fillmore bye Humble Pie
     
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    - BB King Live at the Regal - I got my first copy as a birthday present when I turned 13. I just ordered my third copy a couple of weeks ago. That means I'm getting an average of 25 years of use per copy.
    - Neil Young Harvest
    - CSN&Y Four Way Street
    - Allman Brothers Eat A Peach
    - Joni Mitchell Blue
    - Tom Waits Closing Time
    - John Prine's first album
    - Creedence - Green River and Cosmo's Factory

    I have had pretty good turntables and more finesse for the last 30 years or so. That in combination with the fact that digital music eliminates the need for a billion needle drops to steal a lick means I haven't worn out many of the records I have obtained within the last few decades.
     
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    Too many cheap factory-recorded cassettes to count. My MOA was to buy the album, record it to cassette, and put the album away until the cassette died. Blank cassettes were a quarter of the price of anything a record label offered, and if it came up lost or stolen, then BFD.
     
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    Probably the first four Talk Heads LPs
    Talking Heads : 77
    More Songs About Buildings And Food
    Fear Of Music
    Remain in Light

    Probably the first four Elvis Costello LPs
    My Aim Is True
    This Year's Model
    Armed Forces
    Get Happy
     
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    I r gonna date myself:lol:

    Meet The Beatles definitely first LP worn to death.

    Are You Experienced probably the next.

    Then Ya Ya’s and that Humble pie live album, followed quickly by everything ABB.

    Skip to late 70s, London Calling and all things Rockpile/Edmunds/Lowe.

    Probably missed some but my memory is....:lol:
     
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    Going way back here, Eat a Peach by the Allman Brothers Band.
     
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