“(Ears tell me) turn it around...”
You may have seen John Carroll and Leo Rodia’s Facebook page regarding that most undervalued of Bowie collector formats, the humble cassette tape. They’ve been teasing their new site on the page and at last, it’s ready to view.
The cassette had fallen from favour since being usurped by the CD, but, like vinyl, it’s a format that is coming back into vogue. After all, as John and Leo point out, Tony Visconti reckons “A well-recorded chrome cassette sounds better than a compressed digital format”.
The BOWIEONTAPE site joins several other collector sites covering the other formats available to the collector, more of which, next week.
Meanwhile, here's a bit from the boys...
In late 2016 we talked about the lack of information from the usual Bowie sites concerning cassettes, in general we thought it was a shame to snub cassettes as they have played a very big part in creating the Bowie audio legacy. For many years it was the number one choice for many a penniless youngster! So in late October (2016) we decided to take the matter into our own hands and create a site for everybody, from the casual fan to the digital only downloader and the hard core collector of everything, with one main theme in mind: DAVID BOWIE ON TAPE.
We have spent many hours making this project possible, we really hope you enjoy it and find it useful. We will try our best to keep it updated and always relevant.
John Carroll & Leo Rodia
So go have a poke around and get involved. If you’re having trouble navigating, check out the help section.