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"Tape Findings"

Those who know me well will know that I’m a fan of good “bad” music — from the awesome “The Shaggs” and the Portsmouth Sinfonia, through to the frankly surreal Swedish Elvis impersonator Eilert Pilarm.  By the way, if you’ve never heard Eilert in action, here’s a taster of what you’ve been missing: Jailhouse Rock (MP3)

Anyway, for the life in me I can’t remember how I came across this gem, but Tape Findings is a site containing recordings from cassette tapes bought in thrift stores and garage sales. From band demos to recorded letters, it’s a treasure trove of the wonderful and the bizarre.

I’m still working my way through the archive, but here’s a few to get you started: