Spectrum - Taped Stuff
Various bogus tapes of games.
Note the tape counter numbers.
Tape contents continuously changing.
The very first Football Manager.
Just about read Manic Miner.
Note the 15 minute tapes. The length
being shorter was seen as more suited
to safe data storage. The longer the
tape the more likely to slow down and
slip and even stop.
Not all contents were computer related.
The very splendid Alba.
The tape counter on different machines
was never the same.
The Amazing Pye that served me the
longest with the Spectrum. Still works.
The Pye has the very valuable tone control.
Various boxed data cassette recorders.
Just re badged cassette players.
Part of my seventies tape collection.
Radio 1's Robbie Vincent and Top of the
Pops. Plus very faint reference to my
very own created computer game.
Sorry Paul I know that is not how you
spell your name.There is a copy of TTL
for the Spectrum on this tape.
Memorex in these special cases were
always the very best tapes.
Hi H19 was a college tape that I created
to accompany a video we made at college.
It had been written over Peter Sellers.
The very last radio show Kenny Everett
did for the BBC. He recorded them on his
farm so the programmes could be checked
by the BBC before they went on air. He had
already been sacked once for being outspoken.
Neil Innes of the Ruttles and Bonzo Dog Band
had his own series on the BBC. Great music.
Beware the C120.. may appear wonderful
but they just jam up the player.
More Robbie Vincent.. He was just the best.
Seems I destroyed the Roxy Music
that I said do not destroy.
Mine actually cost £44.99 if I recall
from Currys in Brownhills.
We started with a 16K but it broke
and they replaced it free of charge
with a 48K. Cost then was £75.
OK just a selection of my Spectrum tapes.
I have a wall of the things. Never play them.
Some of my very first games.
Aquarius.. dreadful bore.
Even more boring.
Quite fun and advanced for the day.
Classic Gobble a Ghost.
JetPac was brilliant... really brilliant.
Atic Atac was and still is fun to play.
Probably the best Spectrum game ever.
3D Tunnel was just so crap.
Don't think I ever played it.
The receipt is for September 1983.
from the place that brought the
very first computer into most in
the days life... WHSmith. Thank you.