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.
According to Wikipedia, at one time mankind used reels of thin flexible tape contained in plastic casings to store and share music. And that’s where the creators of the adorably tiny Mixtape Alpha 8-bit synth drew their design inspiration.
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]