A few minutes on the Internets revealed that I was not unique at all in this activity, which is as unsurprising as it is totally awesome.
I found myself in an empty house this weekend, and I became inspired by a midnight viewing of Videodrome to audio hijack some dialog from the film, drop in some of the weird audio I've scraped off the tubes in the last couple of months, and put it all together just like I did with those magnetic tapes so many years ago.
The audio levels are not as equalized as I'd like, but that's the way it was back then, too, so try to think of it as part of the charm, instead of an annoying technical failing on my part.
There aren't any show notes for this one, because we didn't bother to make show notes back in the old days. There are some titles embedded in the file, though, so you can imagine that they're scrawled on the TDK cardboard insert in blue Bic pen.
This was fun as hell to make, and I hope you like it. If you can spare a mirror, I'd be most grateful, because the file is quite large to preserve the audio quality.
- Mirror (Thanks, herdivineshadow!)
- Mirror via MoronLife.com (Thanks, Clay!)
- Mirror on S3 (Thanks, Keith!)
- Mirror at Effluxity (Thanks, John!)
Torrents, from Brian May:
Low (mono, VBR bit rate range 0-24, 5.6 megs): http://athena.unearthed.org/torrents/radio_free_burritos_mix_tape_volume_one-low.mp3.torrent
Filesize: 29.6 MB (Yep, it's all music, so it's huge, even encoded at 128).