The 80s

25 03, 2015

Motörhead’s Legacy

By |March 25th, 2015|All, Best Ever, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk, Rock, The 70s, The 80s, The 90s|0 Comments|

Not every band can claim they’ve left a vast legacy that spans genres and decades. And not every band can make that claim while still being very much alive and kicking. Motörhead, however, can make this claim. Motörhead will tell you themselves that they are a mere rock and roll band. But everyone else […]

22 03, 2015

Leppard Mania

By |March 22nd, 2015|1983, Best Ever, Hard Rock, Pop, Rock, The 80s|0 Comments|

The British music invasion was a huge phenomenon of the 1960’s and 70’s. It all started with the Beatles, but they were quickly followed by acts like the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. It seemed like every day there was a new mega rock band coming out of Britain. This didn’t stop in the […]

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 […]

31 01, 2015

Summer of Ozzy

By |January 31st, 2015|1983, All, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Rock|0 Comments|

When you’re a kid you look forward to summer with a sense of excitement. The summer of 1983 was one I looked forward to with even more excitement than usual. I was eleven years old and I was starting to make that transition to my teenage years. You know the period when you start […]

25 01, 2015

Appetite for Guns

By |January 25th, 2015|1987, All, Best Ever, Hard Rock, Rock|0 Comments|

I recall the first time I heard Guns N’ Roses ground breaking album Appetite for Destruction as if it was yesterday. I was sitting at the dining room table of my friend’s house and he brought out this cassette that he said I just had to hear. We were both 15 years old so […]

25 01, 2015

The Ultimate Black Flag from ’81 to ’85

By |January 25th, 2015|Hard Rock, Punk, The 80s|0 Comments|

While people like AC/DC, Madonna and Michael Jackson were the headliners of the 1980’s, there was a growing subculture right under everyone’s noses that was just barely reaching from the East to West Coast. Unless you were part of the scene, chances are most people growing up in the 80’s never even heard of […]

27 02, 2014

Say Anything (1989)

By |February 27th, 2014|1989, All, Best Ever, Movies, The 80s|1 Comment|

THIS IS IT.  The Cassette Movie.

There is no movie more cassettier.  Are cassettier, cassette, cassettosity words?  Well if you’re reading them on cassette case.com them damn well are.

Ok.  Few notes here.  First – SPOILER ALERT – DO NOT READ FURTHER unless you’ve already seen the movie.  We are going to assume you have.  Face […]

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 […]

1 02, 2014

THE JETS: MAGIC (1987)

By |February 1st, 2014|1987, All, Best Ever, Pop, R & B, The 80s|0 Comments|

I am sentimental and nostalgic.  I had just moved recently and those two qualities never stood out more as they did when I actually started packing things up.  I found things that I have kept since childhood that have followed me from my parents’ home, my first place, my first home as a homeowner, […]

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 […]

23 01, 2014

Phil Collins: No Jacket Required (1985)

By |January 23rd, 2014|1985, All, guilty pleasures, Pop, The 80s|0 Comments|

There is a reason why the phrase “coming of age” is called coming of age.  As much a fan as I was of music as a child in the eighties, there was so much that I did not understand.  Music was a heavy influence in my home and its roots was in my blood.  […]

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