For reasons we can’t begin to comprehend, someone who lives within just a block of the Idolator flophouse dumped a giant box box of cassettes on the street this afternoon, with a sign reading “FREE TAPES.” The selection is like a gift from the synth-pop gods, and we plan to spend the rest of the day with Naked Eyes, General Public, and Human League pumping out of our boombox. But there was also a large selection of personal mixtapes in the box, such as the one pictured, which leaves us to wonder: For whom was this early-’90s mix made? Was he/she successfully wooed by the one-two punch of “I Wanna Sex You Up” and “Oh Sheila”? And what kind of person tosses their Maxell memories onto the street, anyway?
Ready For The World – Oh Sheila [MP3, link expired]