Identifying a Mystery Cassette Tape?

So my friend bought this cassette, thinking it would be a greatest hits album. It's not. It's an 80 minute mashup dated July 18th 1953. It's a mashup of ambient jazz, plunderphonics, biblical and political preaching, and songs (from artists like the Byrds) all mashed together. They also reference drugs a lot and some portions sound like they were taken from a radio show. The tape is labeled,50s 60s show, and has no tracks. It's trippy and intriguing, but I can't find anything like it online. This is a long shot, because it is very vague. But I figured why not ask for help. Any tips or ideas on what this could be?

Advertisement

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

August 16, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

Thanks for the responses, I actually figured it out (After lots of research). Its a tape from the band Negativland, but Im pretty sure the audio is from the radio show Over the Edge.
Heres a link to the tape itself if anyone was curious. The radio show is really cool and is still running today!
www.discogs.com/.../13395948

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 16, 20200 found this helpful

That is great that you found it.
Sure sounds unusual for a 'commercial' tape.
Was this actually sold or given away?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 17, 20200 found this helpful

Cool! Thanks for sharing the answer!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 17, 20200 found this helpful

Cool! Negativland is very trippy and experimental so that makes sense.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 16, 20200 found this helpful

Can you please show a picture? It sounds like you have a homemade mix tape. Maybe a photo would offer more info. Thanks!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 16, 20200 found this helpful

I would guess it is something someone put together from other tapes and sound recordings that was about things/songs/events they (and friends maybe) wanted to listen to and maybe have a record of these events/happenings.

Advertisement

This was done a lot because not everyone likes every song on an artist's tape so they pick out the songs they like and record it on another tape.
I do not think you will find another like it.

You can always post your question on the following site and see what they can tell you.

www.reddit.com/.../

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 16, 20200 found this helpful

From what you are describing a person has recorded some radio show on this tape and make a mixed tape so they could listen to it in the car. It sounds like they had several radio stations they listened to back then and make small recording off of each statin. It will be very hard to identify each and every radio station or talk show from back then. If you knew where it was from and which city they lived it this could help to narrow down the search of what radio station was playing in that town at the time.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 17, 20200 found this helpful

Cassette tapes were invented in 1962 so it can't be as old as 1953. It's possible that they recorded it from a different medium, or several as you say there is a radio program on it. I concur about the mixtape idea.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 17, 20200 found this helpful

Hi!

I am so glad you found out what the cassette tape was! That was some great research you did!

Advertisement

Have a wonderful day!

---Robyn

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Advertisement

In This Page
< Previous
Categories
Consumer Advice General AdviceAugust 16, 2020
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😷
Coronavirus Tips
🐛
Pest Control
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-08-17 20:12:25 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Identifying-a-Mystery-Cassette-Tape.html

< Previous