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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
I was cleaning out a closet over the weekend

and discovered boxes and boxes of tapes that had been thrown in there more or less at random a decade or so ago. It's going to take several bursts of energy to sort them all out. I also found two reels, which I have no idea why I have them, as I have never had a reel-to-reel. One of the Dead at the Hollywood Palladium, one of mixed Dead/Airplane stuff. The only thing I can think is I must have grabbed them at a yard sale, or someone else did thinking Hey, Mary Will Like This...

I suspect there are still quite a few of us with tapes, even though we rarely play them.

One thing that makes me really happy though is that the technology is now such that you can connect your cassette deck to your laptop with nothing fancier than a plain old patch cord and digitize your tapes. Whether it makes sense to do this with your music is debatable, as there are almost certainly better versions out there but hey, this is the one you imprinted on. But I've got a boatload of interviews that SERIOUSLY need this, painful as it is to hear myself sounding like a fool all the time. Usually the person I'm talking to doesn't.

Michaelsleight's picture
Joined: Aug 6 2009
Surprised but not really...

I haven't thought'bout "The Tapers" in years...I gave up the cassette deck decades ago...But I will NEVER forget all the microphones on poles in the audience...

Back in the 70's I vaguely remember the Hells Angels working their way to the front of the crowd and pulling the batteries out of some poor dudes cassette machine and warning him about a few things...Apparently this Cat was like "Mr TAPER" or some name like that...and he had been warned before...I'm thinking Rosevelt Stadium New Jersey...The show after the Big Rain out cancellation...(Now that was a bad scene daddio...LOL) Nothing like hitch hiking while trippin...OR is it Trippin while hitch hiking??? In a thunder storm!!!
It's GOOD to be ALIVE!!!
Peace Ya'll

Joined: Jan 13 2009
I will take the tapes

Hey there! I will take as many if the tapes that you'd like to part with, just let me know how much it would be and how to pay you... It would be easier to
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Many thanks!

Joined: Apr 16 2009
Free Tapes

I have about 250 tapes of GB and JGB shows that I want to give away to people who would appreciate them.
About 15 shows are master tapes that I made with a Sony D5.
Masters are 1982-1983 other tapes are older. I think its only fair that masters don't go to one person.
Only need to pay for shipping.

Joined: Nov 26 2013
Seeking 1990 Shows on CD

Rejoined after long absence and looking for 1990 shows (not official releases). Happy to trade or BnP. Plenty GD, Dylan, Phil, Dead to trade. Please contact directly. Thanks.


scrltbg's picture
Joined: Jan 12 2008
Birthday show

Long shot, I don't even remember seeing tapers at the show, but hoping there's one out there somewhere...just would like to take a trip down memory lane, don't recall a lot about the show, except possibly a Russian Lullaby and squeaky Jerry acoustic strings. :)

11/16/1984 Jerry & John Kahn State College, PA

Would take it in any format. If you have it or know of it, PM me and let's talk!!!!

Anna rRxia's picture
Joined: Dec 25 2009
hey Now, deadtaper!

So nice to see people who still want to trade tapes here. It's such a nostalgic throwback to a time when people used to trade tapes without a conditions or throwing in favors. Not caring so much about the quality, just wanting the show for whatever reason. Believe it or not it's the first time since 2007 since I've seen it.

Hoo-ray for a simpler, more innocent time - just 25 years ago from performance to collection.

deadtaper's picture
Joined: Mar 20 2008

Following up to see if anyone saw my post about free tapes.
If still interested please send me a PM and we can take it from there.


deadtapecollector's picture
Joined: Jun 3 2011
Tapes and Tapes and Tapes and Tapes

I have about 60 or so JGB tapes that need to find a good home. Pictures of the tapes can be seen on my blog (I didn't have time to list them all but the pictures visually show the dates ok) I am looking for GD tapes in return. I am looking for some specific shows and could send you a list - or you could find the list on:

My email address is on that site, and I check that more frequently so PM me if interested in setting something up.


marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

Please do not attempt to trade commercial releases here. We allow trading here, but not of commercial releases. Previous response deleted for that reason.


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