mixtapes

What Blank Tapes Did You Use?

What Blank Tapes Did You Use?

A decade ago, even after CD burners were ubiquitous, mixtapes were still the jam. It really mattered what kind of tapes you used. If you went cheap, it meant you didn’t care about what was recorded on them. Shame on you.

Gizmodo ’79 Mixtape: What’s On Yours?

Gizmodo ’79 Mixtape: What’s On Yours?

I’m listening to “Boys Don’t Cry,” released by The Cure in June 1979. Next is “Comfortably Numb.” Before playlists, we hadmixtapes, thanks to the Walkman. What’s on your 1979 mixtape? Remember, you’ve got 45 minutes per side. [Giz ’79]