Wednesday, September 11, 2013
RH - V - Demons & Fiends
Right around 25 years ago, a new type of cassette trading became possible. The format was called DAT - Digital Audio Tape. The decks were more expensive. The tapes were more expensive. But, for the first time, copies could be made without generational loss. Without going into a tedious history lesson, the DAT format caused a bit of a panic in the music industry, was expensive, and essentially collapsed. But, during that brief window, a friend of mine built up a nice collection of Robyn Hitchcock-related DATs. Some are shows that he recorded himself. Some are things he got from his internet buddies. The DATs have been located and losslessly transferred using a professional DAT deck.
The first one is a fan-made compilation of Robyn Hitchcock-related obscurities. If there was ever cover art or a list of sources, we no longer have it. Sorry!