Sunday, February 5, 2012

Only The Beatles.. (and a Heineken!)

Before you read what I originally wrote, below.. you should know that I tried PLAYING this "collectible" tape.. perhaps they were dipped in Heineken beer before they shipped ;-)
because THEY STICK SO BAD THAT YOPU CAN'T EVEN PLAY THEM FOR 3 TRACKS..
.... and believe me, I tried EVERYTHING.. to the point of opening up the cassette shell (and therefore wrecking any so-called collectibility ) and installing it in a sleek super smooth case, that always made any tape play perfectly (as I have often had issues with crappy shells) and furthermore .. my current deck for ripping tapes is by far the best I have had.. a Sherwood DS 1630R-

However, even in a new tape housing, it still has the same problem warble.. it's not minor warble either, instead the tape slows to half speed, as if the tape itself is sticky or something..

Wotta bummer.. fact is I wanted to hear those unique stereo mixes on this rtape, but it won't play past the first track ( "love me do")

It may be a unique problem.. I'll look around for another sometime..
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Well, it seems that, at least once, the Beatles *did* do a product tie-in..
Heineken Beer had a promotion where you could send away for a Beatles tape with rare mixes etc..
I do not know how many they actually parted with, or if they sold them or you had to send ion bottle caps,
I do know they are rare..but I have seen over a half dozen for sale in just this month..
The other part is actually attached.. it's a long fold-out:


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