#TBT #Cassette Meat Puppets, Radio Meat Promo, 1994

Meat Puppets

Radio Meat Promo

London Records

1994

Here’s a radio promotion-only cassette version of Kurt Cobain’s favorite band, The Meat Puppets. This is actually a group of tracks from the “Too High To Die” album.

Even though CDs were king by 1994, record labels were still sending advanced copies of new releases to radio program directors and music directors on cassette, correctly assuming that most of us still drove cars with cassette players!

#TBT #Cassette: Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction, 1987

Guns N’ Roses
Appetite for Destruction
Geffen Records
1987

Wrapping up the year of rediscovering cassettes with my favorite album of all time. Before the CD, before the download, before the streaming, and before retro-vinyl find, this cassette got played so much that the lettering is hard to read.

Note that Sides A & B on this original release are labeled Sides G&R!

#TBT #Cassette Violent Femmes, 1983

Violent Femmes Cassette

Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes
Slash Records
1983

After a long hiatus, I thought it might be fun to return to Throw Back Thursday with some of my favorite albums. Only now instead of sharing some of my favorite vinyl, let’s look at some cassettes. Come on, you know you miss them!

Check out this cassette of The Violent Femmes‘ first. It was played about 1 Million times since I bought it in ’83. 

“I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record. Oh yeah?”

Violent Femmes Cassette

#TBT #Vinyl WLS Animal Stories, Larry Lujack, 1981

Animal Stories Larry Lujack

Animal Stories
Larry Lujack and Tommy Edwards
WLS Radio 
1981

Highly acclaimed, world renowned Animal Stories with charming and delightful Ol’ Uncle Lar and sidekick snot-nosed Little Tommy. 

If you grew up near Chicago in the 70s or 80s and have a dark sense of humor, Animal Stories, a daily bit from the Superjock on WLS-AM and later WLS-FM, may be the reason. This record was the first of 3 volumes released by ‘LS on vinyl. 

Larry Lujack Tommy Edwards

Animal Stories WLS

#TBT #CD Green Day, Dookie, 1994

Green Day Dookie

Green Day 
Dookie
Reprise Records
1994

25 years ago this week, I added this unknown band to our station’s playlist. The label freaked out over the “too-early add.”  The band’s management sent me a bottle of Jameson. And after they sold many millions of CDs, they sent me this.

Talk smack all you want about Green Day — I don’t care, still like this record! 

 

Jack Monson WXRX

 

#TBT #Vinyl Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack

Various Artists
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack
Elektra Records
1982

Aloha, Mr Hand.  Aloha, Spicoli. 

New Wave. Power Pop. Hard Rock. 4 of the 5 Eagles. That’s what 1982 was all about. This film set the trend for soundtracks for many years…and the brand of shoes I still buy today. 

Gnarly.   

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack