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Vintage KROQ

New Wave/Punk music, culture, genres, memories. '80s revivalism and other relevant topics.

Postby Frau_Blucher » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:29 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by roqqer[/i]
<br>I still have my cassette deck and I have a new IMac. I can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a new tape deck that has a digital output. Is there an easy an inexpensive way to convert those tapes?[/quote]
If you don't have very demanding needs - and over-air recordings certainly don't qualify as demanding - just get a <a href="http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail.asp?Redir=1&description=Griffin%2DIMic+USB+Audio+Interface%2DAdapters+and+Gender+Changers&dpno=689812">$25 Griffin iMic</a>, and hook any existing audio equipment via RCAs or mic lines to your Mac.
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Postby Sean » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:34 pm

Rogger, this is great stuff. How I wish this could be the radio stations when you turn it on now. Licorice Pizza, wow, if only there were still places like that around. Hey Rogger, if you have more of these, please keep posting. Does anyone have any recordings of the Dusty Street, Raymondo and the Blade, Freddie Snakeskin, or even Elvira?
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Postby roqqer » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:05 pm

Thank you Blir. That looks like just what I need to convert those tapes.
Sean, Here is the Dusty Street you asked for. It was recorded August 15th, 1983.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/16101531b7c09484/
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Postby DJ Phoenix » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:27 pm

It's a shame KROQ has become the SHIT station it is today, and not the good station of yesterday. I know times change and all, but they're so shitty nowadays, when i lived in L.A. for 2 years, I didn't listen to their station at all, why? just shitty song after shitty song, after shitty song. Plus, I grew frsutrated with them, as they'd claim to be "big fans" of all our favorite groups, yet, the ONLY time you and I would hear anything from our favorite decade, is during their lunch hour. But hey, they have the latest Sum 41 song coming right up for us.(rollseys)

My guess is...they dont have a 3rd of the listners they used to have? Most people in L.A. think of their station(at least as of NOW), as a joke. I know alot of my friends do.

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Postby jaybag » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:18 am

Couldn't agree more, DJ P. KROQ is rubbish these days. Sadly, though, their Arbitron ratings are probably a lot higher than they used to be. They were 7th in the most recent ranking (behind only KIIS and KOST for English-language music) and were 5th last summer. For every NWO fan they alienate, they seem to grab two more who can't get enough Sublime and Offspring (KROQ: Your Sublime And Offspring Headquarters!).

To me the shark-jump moment was in the early 90's when they announced they were going to start playing Bums 'n' Posers (wasn't that the name of Slash/Axl's band? Something like that?). Their rationale was "we're a rock station, they're a rock band, our fans want to hear them." Even that didn't fly so well, though they still play Metallica fairly regularly. When I think new wave and alternative legends, the first thing that pops into my mind is ... Metallica?

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Postby glokstadt » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:39 am

I wish I had recorded the 'ROQ back in the day, sadly I never taped any of the air time... I'm guessing I was content with owning the records, and never bothered to record the shows, I just listed for hours on end. [:(]


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Postby glokstadt » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:40 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by roqqer[/i]
<br>Thank you Blir. That looks like just what I need to convert those tapes.
Sean, Here is the Dusty Street you asked for. It was recorded August 15th, 1983.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/16101531b7c09484/

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Postby Sean » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:07 am

Thanks so much Rogger. I am at work now and can't wait to get home to hear this.

It was so sad when I turned on the radio and KIIS FM and KBIG FM played more New Wave than KROQ did.

Any of you So Cal people shop at these stores in the 80's?

Moby Disc
Vinyl Fetish
Poo Bah Records
Aron Records
Record Trader
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Postby glokstadt » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:17 am

I shopped those stores, as well as:

Zed's Records in Long Beach
Middle Earth Records in Downey
White Slug Records in Seal Beach
Music MArket in Costa Mesa
Camel Records in Huntington Beach

Plus many more I can't think of right now!


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Postby Frau_Blucher » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:52 am

Man, the memories. Mostly Music Market and Middle Earth for me. We'd also get out to Pier Records on Balboa quite a lot. It had the benefit of having a pretty good head shop as well! I think that was Pier...or maybe it was another store just down the sidewalk...the memories are fading. I know I definitely perused Moby Disc and Goat Hill Records too. I can't remember if the latter was right by the Goat Hill Tavern in Costa Mesa...quite a few brain cells lost in that spot.
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Postby Sean » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:08 am

I forgot about Music Market. That place was amazing. I found both copies of my Hardest Hits Vol. 1 there. All of those kids that are growing up today in the mp3/ipod world are really missing out. I just really miss going to record store and heading to the "New Wave" or "12 inch" section. I remember trying to buy bands that just look New Wave. That's how I got to know Alphaville. I went into the store and saw the cover for "Big In Japan" and bought it because of the cover. Glad I did.
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Postby Sean » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:10 am

Hey sorry Roqqer, I just notice that was your name on here. It looked like Rogger at first glance.
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Postby DonGately » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:53 am

I went to Poo Bah's a lot. There was also a place in Silverlake I used to hit up once in a while, though I can't remember what it was called.
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Postby Sean » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:02 pm

I think that is or was Record Trader Don.
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Postby Sean » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:20 pm

Dusty plays The Danse Society. How cool is that? When was the last time The Danse Society gets airplay.
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