Originally Posted by spindlegirl
I was given a blank tape with "The Other Side of Life" by the Moody Blues on it. It led to me buying the cd about a year later.
I also used to tape stuff directly off the radio.
In the late LP era it was standard practice to buy a high quality blank tape along with the LP to record the full album on first play for use in the car. A lot of my friends would rely on the taped version and only play the LP when they needed a new copy or to make compilations.