April 16, 2008 Slideshows

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Quirky Cassettes: aPop Records at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 

The local purveyor of such arty releases, Cherokee Street's aPop Records, exhibited some of its wares. Ask an aPop employee if she has an iPod, and you'll get a "fuck no" for an answer.
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The cassette tape suitcase. Though most of these things went to the Dumpster sometime around 1995, a few of these fuzz-lined gems still exist.
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A cassette trap.
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More than 100 cassette tapes will stay Velcroed to the walls of the Contemporary Art Museum through Sunday, April 20.
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A cassette tape/45 RPM EP combo.
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Besides cassettes, other forms of alternative media, like these 3" CD-R's, were on display. For music fans craving something more than a soulless MP3 file, most of the items on display will go back on sale shelf at Apop.
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Much of the music on the tapes on display was of the noise/grind variety. So while the cassette format isn't too accessible by the mainstream anymore, it's OK. Neither is the music on the cassettes.
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Pump up the jams.
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A 3" CD release.
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A Columbia, Mo.-based music label exclusively releases music on these 3" CD's.
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Knitted cassette case.
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A bag of music.
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Free camera included.
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Another flier included in the exhibit.
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Several cassette players were also on display in working order.
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A flier.
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A flier.
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A tin for a CD.
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The largely Do-It-Yourself nature of the music on display was evident. "Handmade" is an understood theme for the D.I.Y. cassette format.
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The cassette tape suitcase. Though most of these things went to the Dumpster sometime around 1995, a few of these fuzz-lined gems still exist.
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