Thursday, August 04, 2005

I need missing memory #272 back.

Recently Sharon was telling me she was playing her old tapes from the 1980s; I've been going through mine as well (the ones that aren't with my mum, that is). Like many collectors, I like to keep track of my tapes and records on whatever format- books full of what's on them, how long they are etc.

So how I managed to overlook one tape box being empty I don't know. Right there, there it was. A tape was not in it; lost during the move, one I didn't put back in after taking it out? I don't know. But Claudia Schiffer was not accompanied by chromium-oxide trapped sounds. (All my tapes have someone or something on their spines - this one had the then-Copperfield girlfriend and now-mother of Casper and wife of the man who almost got to direct X-Men 3.) Basically, I'm now stuck without the following from the days when I spent a lot of time listening to what used to be Greater London Radio and is now BBC Radio London (and mind-numbingly crap, but that's another post):

Side One:

One Night A Day - Garth Brooks
This Is A Song - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Excerpt from Jack Be Nimble - Chris Neal
Walk Like A Man - The Four Seasons
I Love Rock'N'Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
NYPD Blue - Mike Post
These Boots Were Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
I Will Always Love You (In Spite Of Myself) - Nanci Griffith and Tanita Tikaram

Side Two:
Amanda - Don Williams
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Jones
Falling in Love Again - Marlene Dietrich
Black Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
(most of) The Magnificent Seven - Elmer Bernstein
My Sharona - The Knack
California Dreaming - The River City People
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Blues Brothers

In fairness, they are all readily available elsewhere, but it's the principle of the thing. Still, there are worse tapes I could have lost. Like the one I made when Debbie Gibson stood in for Shadoe Stevens as presenter of the American Top 40, for instance. Which may be too much information.


All Hail King Butcher! said...

The CCR song is Bad Moon Rising, and there ISN'T a bathroom on the right.

Cindylover1969 said...

Wonderful. So I lost a tape and left a typo on the case for 11 years. I should be shot.

The Archivist said...

I think I've heard of some of those songs... sorry to hear that you lost them.