#TBT #Cassette Monty Python, Instant Record Collection, 1982

Monty Python
Instant Record Collection (US Version)

Arista Records

If you spent your youth trying to catch a bit of Monty Python on your local PBS station, this collection of the group’s best bits from their UK comedy records was a prize. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!

Not: 2 things about this cassette scream 1982 … “Qualitape” (whatever that was) and also it’s in beautiful Arista Red!

#TBT #Cassette Cheap Trick, Lap of Luxury, 1988

Cheap Trick
Lap of Luxury

Epic Records

This was the “comeback” album for the world’s greatest LIVE band, although I don’t think they ever went away. And they still play out 100+ night per year 35 year later!

Lap of Luxury had the band’s only number one song, but also a bunch of rockers.

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

Meat Puppets

Radio Meat Promo

London Records


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

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

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