25 04, 2016

David Castillo’s Cassette Tape Artistry

By |April 25th, 2016|Alternative, Cassette-worthy bands of today, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

David Castillo knows a thing or two about cassette tapes. That’s why he’s embraced the tape as a musician – nothing is quite as easy or cool as slinging cassettes. He’s been through two monikers and a few hometowns, started his own label (which puts out tapes), and just about lives on the road. […]

5 02, 2015

Echo & the Bunnymen from Crocodiles to Reverberation

By |February 5th, 2015|Alternative, guilty pleasures, Soundtracks, The 80s|0 Comments|

Like most younger Americans, I had heard “The Killing Moon” by Echo & the Bunnymen a time or two, but it wasn’t until I saw Donnie Darko for the first time that I really fell in love with them. Most people my age will only refer to them as “that band in the one […]

26 01, 2015

Top 10 Alternative Songs of the 1990s (multi-genre)

By |January 26th, 2015|Alternative, Gothic, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop, Punk, Rock, The 90s|1 Comment|

The 1990s were an interesting time, filled with the arrival of many types of music and a unique expression of individuality. When talking about some of the best songs of the time, well frankly it’s not that simple to narrow down to one comprehensive list. There are so many factors that go into such […]

24 02, 2014

The Smiths: Mathematically Rating Their Cassettes

By |February 24th, 2014|1986, All, Alternative, Best Ever, Pop, The 80s|1 Comment|

So far we reviewed and ranked 64 of the Smith’s songs.  Now we use that information to assess their cassettes. So, what did the math tell us?

Not surprisingly, “Strangeways, here we come” is their worst offering.  It has the lowest average at 6.6 but perhaps even more telling, only 20% of its songs […]

28 01, 2014

Pixies: Bossanova (1990)

By |January 28th, 2014|1990, Alternative, Best Ever, Pop, Punk, The 90s, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

I remember the first time I ever heard of the Pixies. My best friend, and would-be band mate had we ever managed to practice together, had been reading Kurt Cobain’s journal, and apparently Kurt Cobain had mentioned them as one of his influences. At the record store with the very same friend, he pointed […]

26 01, 2014

Frank Zappa: Sheik Yerbouti (1979)

By |January 26th, 2014|1979, All, Alternative, Rock, The 70s, You had to have been there|0 Comments|

The 70’s went out with a bang in the form of the incredible Frank Zappa’s slam on the Disco music. Mr. Zappa and his crew made the music they wanted to, and could care less if they made the charts or not. Radical social commentary that pulled no punches!! Definitely not for the meek […]

24 01, 2014

Depeche Mode – Speak&Spell (1981)

By |January 24th, 2014|1981, Alternative, guilty pleasures, Pop, The 80s, Uncategorized|2 Comments|

This is the Depeche mode’s debut. But, this cassette also announced the great popularity that synth pop will gain during this decade. Use of synthetic sounds and synthesizers was not new at the beginning of the eighties, but the way in which they were used definitely was. During the seventies, this instrument slowly gained […]

17 12, 2013
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    The Smiths: The Definitive Rating of Their Songs. Part 6: The Top 5

The Smiths: The Definitive Rating of Their Songs. Part 6: The Top 5

By |December 17th, 2013|All, Alternative, Best Ever, Featured Articles, Pop, The 80s|1 Comment|

We Love the Smiths. So we thought it would be good if someone rated all (most) of their songs. OK, we get it, probably hundreds have done that before. But the difference is, none of those people are us, a website about cassettes. We are us, a website celebrating cassette, and therefore this is […]

17 12, 2013
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    The Smiths: The Definitive Rating of Their Songs. Part 5: Excellent

The Smiths: The Definitive Rating of Their Songs. Part 5: Excellent

By |December 17th, 2013|All, Alternative, Best Ever, Featured Articles, Pop, The 80s|0 Comments|

We Love the Smiths. So we thought it would be good if someone rated all (most) of their songs. OK, we get it, probably hundreds have done that before. But the difference is, none of those people are us, a website about cassettes. We are us, a website celebrating cassette, and therefore this is […]

17 12, 2013
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    The Smiths: The Definitive Rating of Their Songs. Part 4: Very Very Good

The Smiths: The Definitive Rating of Their Songs. Part 4: Very Very Good

By |December 17th, 2013|All, Alternative, Best Ever, Featured Articles, Pop, The 80s|2 Comments|

We Love the Smiths. So we thought it would be good if someone rated all (most) of their songs. OK, we get it, probably hundreds have done that before. But the difference is, none of those people are us, a website about cassettes. We are us, a website celebrating cassette, and therefore this is […]

17 12, 2013
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    The Smiths: The Definitive Rating of Their Songs. Part 3: Very Good

The Smiths: The Definitive Rating of Their Songs. Part 3: Very Good

By |December 17th, 2013|All, Alternative, Best Ever, Featured Articles, Pop, The 80s|0 Comments|

We Love the Smiths. So we thought it would be good if someone rated all (most) of their songs. OK, we get it, probably hundreds have done that before. But the difference is, none of those people are us, a website about cassettes. We are us, a website celebrating cassette, and therefore this is […]

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