Watch This: A History of the Cassette

Today I look at the cassette as a vile piece of outdated technology. But back in the day, it was essential more making your music mobile–even if they did melt on the dashboard and rattle around in the floor well of the passenger seat.  Check out this documentary on the rise and fall of what was officially known as the “Compact Cassette.”

Cassette: A Documentary from Robert Gray on Vimeo.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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