Ahh - the high school memories...


I must have had hundreds of these, and I know Mister Vertigo had more than that. I used to give him my Maxell points because he actually took the time to redeem them. Probably for a shitty Maxell-logoed polo or something. Or maybe that poster with the guy and the cheeks and the aviator glasses. You know the one. Whooooooooosh!! Because it's so loud.

7 comments:

Spice said...

I had those, too! After the phase of clear-cased cassettes. What was it that was so cool about those tapes? They felt so solid and looked, I dunno, professional or something. I still have some in my car. Wait, I don't have a car anymore. I still have some in the bag of crap rescued from my car.

Mister Vertigo said...

Yup, I had a crap ton of these. That is, until some punk stole all the tapes out of my car when I lived in Kansas City. I used to dub all my CDs to tape since I didn't have a CD player in my car.

They did seem more "professional", whatever that may mean. They just seemed to sound better than the crappy tapes you could get 6 for a dollar.

I did redeem a lot of the points since I had so many of them. You do remember correctly, I did get the poster! I may actually still have it around here somewhere...

Burrito Eater said...

Yes, the Maxells were much better than the Memorexs my parents tried to buy me. So add me to the Maxell club. I think I still have C&C Music Factory on one of these tapes. Too bad Vertigo didn't know me and my friends in high school, he could have bought the Maxell tape organizer or something else fantastic with the addition of our points.

towwas said...

Oh, I definitely still have some of those tapes in my car.

elf said...

I still have a case of them in our storage unit, and one has even made it to a kitchen drawer after we gave up the car that had our last tape player in it...

grrrbear said...

The only tape player I have is in my car stereo. I haven't owned one for home listening since the turn of the century.

Yet I still have my tapes, including one or two of these.

Sophist said...

Haha, Maxell points. Love it.