While my previous Taped posts might indicate otherwise, I’ve slowly migrated to a place where I’m being a bit pickier about my cassette acquisitions. 

Sure, I have been compiling a stack of tapes since my last Taped post back in December to share with you all and I may do that next week. But that’s really about it of late. I guess once you hit 250+ tapes, you start to realize that maybe you have a few too many and maybe you should tune it down a bit. In fact, I’m considering selling a handful but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. So much work getting stuff up on eBay since all the resale stores are closed due to Coronavirus. 

When I first got back into collecting cassettes, I was under the impression it would be really tough to find them. So I was grabbing handfuls of tapes every time I located a stash. Even stuff I didn’t really care about. And, of course, there were donations from friends. 

So, yeah, I’m slowing things down a bit and making my purchases a lot more intentional. Albums that I really, truly want and feel my collection is incomplete without. Right now, there aren’t too many of those. I thought I’d take a moment to highlight them. 

David Bowie - Hunky Dory

Jeff Buckley - Grace

The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It... and To the Faithful Departed

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Jimi Hendrix - all three Experience studio releases and Live at Winterland

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade

Linkin Park - Meteora

Local H - As Good As Dead

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction 

Public Enemy - He Got Game Soundtrack

Sugar - Copper Blue

Tool - Undertow

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders

Wargames - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

I think if I were to rank these, both Buckley and Dylan currently top the list. 



Several of these could be obtained relatively easily but I’m resisting, waiting for that perfect deal. We shall see if that happens. You’d be shocked how much some people charge for a few of these. 

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Suzanne Apgar

I thought you were raised to like oldies? What happened? And don't tell me you finally got taste!!


Dylan was ‘75, Bowie was ‘71, and the Hendrix albums ranged from ‘67-‘69. I’d call those old.

Marty Mankins

I like the list of the tapes to get still. Of course I'm replying to this without seeing newer posts if you've obtained any off your list.


I have obtained two of them. 

Marty Mankins

I think I found the IG post that shows which two you got.



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