Check out Tape Tuesday, only at AndyDerer.com and our Instagram Account. Andy first got into music collecting cassette tapes, so it was only natural he would start photographic these endangered species from his personal collection. Eventually, listeners and other fans began gifting Andy with their cassettes and he would add them to Tape Tuesdays! Thanks for following our Instagram!
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Here's your #TapeTuesday from the collection. Recorded by a trio of 15 year old Australian misfits, picked up by Epic Records and went on to go double platinum, Silverchair's Frogstomp is no mere grunge soundalike album. These kids could play. Singer Daniel Johns wrote and sang these songs with the fervor of a man twice his age. Purchased July 1995 at Coconuts Music & Video in Westmont, IL. #Silverchair #Frogstomp #Murmur #Epic #DanielJohns #BenGillies #ChrisJoannou #Tomorrow #IsraelsSon #PureMassacre #Shade
Here's your #TapeTuesday! Following the buzz-worthy Mental Jewelry album, Pennsylvanian rockers Live holed up at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota to create what would become Live's masterpiece album. Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads produced the proceedings noting the bands brotherhood, which had been in effect ever since they started playing together back in high school. Singer/songwriter Ed Kowalczyk eschewed the self-loathing grunge ideals for something more spiritual. While not quite Christian rock, Throwing Copper did create an ethereal vibe more akin to early U2 with uplifting lyrics and melodies. Released a mere two weeks after Kurt Cobain's death, Throwing Copper must have struck a chord with a generation seeing the aftermath of the grunge lifestyle. It was a slow success with the first two singles receiving moderate airplay. Then, in February 1995, the guys released the single "Lightning Crashes" to radio and MTV and instantly gained the band millions in sales. That summer the album hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart a full 52 weeks after it's release. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide and spawn 5 hit singles cementing it's status as the first huge "post-grunge" album and band. Since Throwing Copper the band quickly slid from prominence with Ed finally departing the band in 2009. Throwing Copper remains a riveting listen twenty years after it's release. Purchased at Coconuts Music & Video July 1995. #Live #ThrowingCopper #EdKowalczyk #ChadTaylor #PatrickDahlheimer #ChadGracey #JerryHarrison #LouGiordano #TomLordAlge #SellingTheDrama #IAlone #LightningCrashes #AllOverYou #WhiteDiscussion #Radioactive #MCA
Here's your #TapeTuesday. From 1994, it's Sheryl Crow with her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club. The album title was based on the loose collective of musicians Sheryl would jam with during the recording of the album. Written with her then boyfriend Kevin Gilbert, the couple immediately broke up after the albums release and made for lots of credit disputes. After a complete dud of a lead single "Run Baby Run" the album absolutely exploded due to the single "All I Wanna Do" based on the Wyn Cooper poem "Fun." "Leaving Las Vegas" combined a funky backbeat with a super catchy melody that could have been grafted during Sheryl's years of being a background singer for Michael Jackson during his BAD tour. "Strong Enough" laid her soul to bare and being an emotional theme song for abused women during the mid 90s. All in all, this album heralded the entrance of one of the most powerful female voices of the past 20 years. You couldn't put her in grunge, alternative, pop, dance or country; as she was really her own genre. The album still sounds fresh today and has sold over 7 million copies. Purchased at Record Utopia in Westmont, IL August 2015 for $1.00. #SherylCrow #TuesdayNightMusicClub #BillBottrell #DavidBaerwald #KevinGilbert #DavidRicketts #DanSchwartz #BrianMacLeod #A&MRecords