Blank Cassette Tapes and The Original Playlists

Mixed tapes. They served a few purposes. Storage devices for the original playlists. A way to produce your own “greatest hits” collection of favourite artists. I remember a few blokes from my youth giving “mixed tapes” to romantic interests. Blank tapes were how heavier music made their way into households in the 1980’s and 1990’s. […]


Finding the Brutal Truth at Exit-13

Contrary to the ignorant, grindcore is not all just a “bunch of noise”. It can be musical and entertaining with messages of alarm and messages of new awareness. In September of 1992, American grindcore act Brutal Truth released what is arguably one of the greatest records of the genre. With solid veteran musicianship, and contributions […]