Man with mortgage and kid unable to throw out rave tapes
38-YEAR-OLD Tom Booker has decided at keep his rave ‘tape packs’ despite being an adult with responsibilities.
Booker discovered the cachet of cheaply-manufactured 90s cassette tapes including ‘Top Buzz at Fantazia’ and ‘Ratty and Pilgrim at Universe ’91’ in a cardboard box while clearing out a spare bedroom.
He said: “There are some classics in here. Great tunes and even the MCs aren’t that annoying.
“However I no longer have a tape deck and am also under pressure from my wife to make space for a nursery.”
Booker deliberated while pulling out more of the outsized plastic boxes containing up to 12 tapes each, with shitty cover graphics of things like a woman’s face floating in the sky.
“I’ve just found ‘Dr S Gatchet at Desire ’94’ and I am fucked if that is going to the charity shop.
“My wife may feel differently but Gatchet is a badman and that is 45 minutes of atmospheric drum and bass that needs to be preserved for future generations.
“I have been focused on family and career but finding these tapes has made me realise that the important things in life are raving and getting off your head.”