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Re: Hooligans vs. Ultimate Collection
> I'm torn. I'm very partial to Hooligans,....
I think it's funny that some of you have a special affinity towards
certain greatest hits packages. I never developed an affinity to-
wards a greatest hits album.
I guess that's because I mainly made my own mix tapes from
blank cassettes. And I still have all those. I definitely have an
affinity towards those approximately three dozen tapes. They
included all sorts of bands, not just Who.
My old mix tapes are weird. I rarely taped entire albums. I'd
usually put a handful of favorite songs from the albums I was
gobbling up at that time (early to late '80s).
You'd have a tape with a few Cars songs, some live Who, a
tune stolen from my older brother's collection (like Zep's "Black
Dog!"), KISS, Hendrix, etc.
So what I ended up with is this kind of musical, personal diary
from those years of my life. I numbered all the tapes & they were
made in a chronological manner so, to me, they "read" like a diary.
(Boy, I sound like Anna Mormack, don't I?! Just kidding, Anna.)
Certain tapes remind me of certain ex-girlfriends. Certain tapes
remind me of the season they were recorded in. Certain tapes
remind me of adventures I went on in my youth.
I hardly play them anymore. We're in the digital age now. No
need nowadays for my old memory-laden mix tapes. No reason
for Kevin's old cassette copy of HOOLIGANS. Just memories.
Gosh, how depressing. Guess I'll throw on WHO BY NUMBERS.
On CD, of course.
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