Why tapes? Man if you need to ask that you don’t know. Tapes are the shit. The ultimate punk format. What? Vinyl you say? Yeah vinyl rules. I agree. But you ever blast a record from an ’88 Dodge Omni? You ever make your own record at home to share with friends? You ever throw a record around like a piece of trash and still have it play flawlessly? Tapes are small, (almost) indestructible pieces of plastic analog amazingness. Even when they fail reach for a pencil and fix that fucker right back up.
The Gum Smacks Are the Pulse I’ll Follow If My Walkman Fades
It’s no surprise to me that tapes are making a comeback. It’s no surprise people are actually seeking them out. They’re inexpensive and awesome. Two traits that also define punk rock. While I don’t expect people to seek out used walkmen on eBay and start carrying them around town like this was 1992, I do hope at least some if not all of you will throw one on at home and let your neighbors know how baldy rolls.