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.