Sunday, 31 July 2011

cabaret voltaire : live at the lyceum (tape) -view 1


https://www.flickr.com/photos/japaneseforms/5904179199/

cabaret voltaire
live at the lyceum (tape)
rough trade (1981)
copy 002


recorded live on a sony walkman, february 8th, 1981

Saturday, 30 July 2011

a clockwork orange : soundtrack - stanley kubrick (take 2)


https://www.flickr.com/photos/japaneseforms/5630091557/

a clockwork orange
music from stanley kubrick's "a clockwork orange"
soundtrack (cassette)
warner bros. (1971)
zck4 46127


stanley kubrick : la cinémathèque française exhibition souvenir mug

Friday, 29 July 2011

public image ltd (tape)


https://www.flickr.com/photos/japaneseforms/5607084392/

public image ltd
public image ltd / first issue
cassette tape
virgin (1978)
3222 763


photography : dennis morris
sleeve concept : dennis morris, terry jones & pil
design : zebulon

Thursday, 28 July 2011

sonic youth : "goo" (tape) visual #1

sonic youth
"goo" (tape)
geffen (1990)
dgcc 24297


cover drawings: raymond pettibon
photos: michael lavine
art direction: kevin reagan

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

lou reed : new york (tape)

lou reed
new york (tape)
sire records (1989)
wx 246c


photography : waring abbott
design : sylvia reed
art direction : spencer drate

Monday, 25 July 2011

Sunday, 24 July 2011

mark fell / evol: head office transformation (tape)

mark fell / evol
head office transformation (split cassette)
alku records (2010)
alku75
(limited edition tape - available in black or white)


artwork : none

mark fell - - - evol

gianni motti assistant

Saturday, 23 July 2011

the sex pistols : never mind the bollocks... (tape)

the sex pistols
never mind the bollocks here's the sex pistols (tape)
glitterbest (1977)
barclay 4 940553


artwork : jamie reid

Friday, 22 July 2011

suicide : half-alive (tape) visual 1

suicide
half-alive (tape)
r.o.i.r. (1981)
a-103


recordings of various live performances and some home-studio demos from the 1970s

Thursday, 21 July 2011

wire : 154 (tape) view 1

wire : 154 - tape (#1) by japanese forms
wire : 154 - tape (#1), a photo by japanese forms on Flickr.
wire
154
cassette tape
restless records (1989)
7 72362-4
5 panel fold-out sleeve
includes 4 bonus tracks not on the original vinyl

artwork :

art direction - dave dragon
sleeve concept - gilbert / lewis
typographic design - brian harris


If I were to select my top ten albums -very doubtful, because it's the sort of exercise that I find not only futile but also utterly pointless- 154 would very much likely be among the ones I'd choose. Ranks alongside Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures" in my books and is certainly one of the finest recordings to emerge during the post-punk period.
Curiously, even though it's an album I truly love, I've never bought a CD copy of it. Of course, I still have my precious original vinyl copy (which includes a 4-track 7" ep) and this tape. Tape which I picked up circa 1989 for in-car listening pleasure.
The album is so named because the band had played 154 gigs in their career at the time of the album's release.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

leonard cohen : songs from a room (tape) - view 1

leonard cohen
songs from a room (tape - view 1)
cbs (1969)
cbs40-32074


design: ira friedlander
photography : john berg

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

captain beefheart : clear spot (tape) - visual 1

Don Van Vliet : January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010

captain beefheart and his magic band
clear spot (cassette tape)
reprise records (1972)
k454007

Monday, 18 July 2011

from brussels with love (tape) view 2


https://www.flickr.com/photos/japaneseforms/4679371495/

I can't imagine many people having this tape (in it's original format). It's the first edition which came in a PVC 7"-single format sleeve and included, as well as the tape and it's fiche technique, a 16-page booklet. I managed to get this almost the day after reading a review about it's release in the NME. Very few were initially made but due to demand (I imagine) a second edition, was released in the normal plastic cassette case in 1982. This second edition came with an all white, instead of black, background but with the same cover photograph. A vinyl edition was released later but I don't recall ever having seen one. Also, a highly desirable, belgian-pressed Japanese double-vinyl edition was released in 1983. I've never seen that one either.

from brussels with love
les disques du crépuscule
tape, fiche technique, & booklet (detail)
twi 007 (1980)

includes a 7" format, 16-page booklet (with pvc sleeve)
and a fiche technique

Sunday, 17 July 2011

lou reed : metal machine music (tape)

lou reed
metal machine music (the amine β ring)
cassette tape
great expectations (1991)
pipdc023

Saturday, 16 July 2011

ciccone youth - the whitey album (tape)

ciccone youth
the whitey album
blast first (1998)
bffp28c
artwork : sonic youth 
the album cover is a b&w xerox enlargement of Madonna's face

Thursday, 14 July 2011

r.e.m. : get up (tape)

r.e.m. : get up (tape), a photo by japanese forms on Flickr.
r.e.m.
get up (tape)
warner bros (1988)
4-22791
2-track, cardboard slipcase, cassette single

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

test dept : ecstacy under duress (tape) - view 1

test dept.
ecstacy under duress (tape)
pleasantly surprised (1983)
ps 005
1000-copy limited edition cassette in cloth bag with photographs


cover photograph : chris barclay

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

lou reed / john cale : songs for drella (tape) - view 2

lou reed / john cale
songs for drella (tape)
warner bros. (1990)
wx345c


art direction & design: tom recchion and sylvia reed
photo of andy warhol: billy name
cover photo: james hamilton

Sunday, 10 July 2011

some of the interesting things you'll see on a long-distance flight (tape) - view 1

various artists
some of the interesting things you'll see on a long-distance flight (tape)
les disques du crépuscule (1982)
twi081


Live recording of the "Dialogue North/South" tour in February 1982.
This release comes without a tracklisting but includes tracks by: Richard Jobson, Tuxedomoon, Paul Haig, The Names, Marine, Durutti Column...
The "Inbetween" tracks are taken from Serge Gainsbourg's soundtrack to Goodbye Emanuelle (aka Emanuelle 3).

Saturday, 9 July 2011

some of the interesting things you'll see on a long-distance flight (tape) - view 2


various artists
some of the interesting things you'll see on a long-distance flight (tape)
les disques du crépuscule (1982)
twi081

Live recording of the "Dialogue North/South" tour in February 1982.
This release comes without a tracklisting but includes tracks by: Richard Jobson, Tuxedomoon, Paul Haig, The Names, Marine, Durutti Column...
The "Inbetween" tracks are taken from Serge Gainsbourg's soundtrack to Goodbye Emanuelle (aka Emanuelle 3).

Thursday, 7 July 2011

cabaret voltaire : live at the lyceum (tape) -view 2

cabaret voltaire
live at the lyceum (tape)
rough trade (1981)
copy 002


recorded live on a sony walkman, february 8th, 1981

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Friday, 1 July 2011

sonic youth : sonic death (tape)

sonic youth
sonic death - early sonic / sonic-youth live (tape)
blast first (1988)
bffp 32c