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    Thumbs up 1980s Top 40 nostalgia....

    Found this on YouTube and it brought back great memories, for an 80s boy, of how I used to spend the early part of Sunday evenings! Thought it might do the same for others from the same era:



    Probably got a few of those tapes kicking around myself... Ah, the golden days when DJs played vinyl, and radio broadcasts sounded great!

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    I recall Tommy more for his various rock shows, in particular the Friday Rock show. It was via that show in the early 80s that I gained much knowledge about that genre.

    RIP Tommy your legacy lives on.
    Regards Neil

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    Yeah defo, on both counts, although in those days I wasn't that into rock music, more new wave/electronic stuff. Still loved taping the chart show though and playing it on my Walkman at school the following day! Happy days

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    ghastly era
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    Lol... You were too old then to get it!

    I loved it. Very happy times for me

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    Fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman91 View Post
    Fantastic

    My dad still has a large collection of Radio Shows on Tape's
    I have numerous Friday Rock Shows recorded, but just the music not Tommy back then I valued the music more, over the whole thing. Having listened to some old Friday Rock Shows I now regret not recording Tommy as well.
    Regards Neil

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    Yeah, Tommy was cool, but no-one could hold a candle to the late (and very great) John Peel!

    The amount of times I fell asleep listening to his show [in a good way] on my bedroom clock radio - introduced me to all sorts of stuff I wouldn't have considered

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    For Neil:





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    Now this is interesting, and something I've mentioned before, in terms of the broadcast sound quality of Radio 1, back in the day.

    Here's a recording by the same guy. this time of a Top 40 show from 1987, when the Beeb moved from using Gates T/Ts, with Shure SC35C carts, to EMT 950s ,with EMT TSD15 carts (which were sadly short-lived until CD took over):



    Can you hear the difference? I can - and it's not subtle!

    Listen to that weighty opening bass line on Fine Young Cannibals, in particular (it's pure deep, 'chunky' analogue sound at its best, within of course the limitations of the source recording) , and compare that to the tinny cacophony you get now from current pop music broadcasts, using digital sound reproduction processes...

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