Saturday, 10 June 2017

Why Tracy Barlow's tapes should make a Corrie return

For years Tracy Barlow was upstairs listening to her tapes inside No. 1 Coronation Street.

Tracy's tapes even made a reappearance in December last year when Peter found Tracy's stash of cassettes.

And now it seems that cassettes are back in fashion. Not only are old casette tapes being traded on sites like eBay, but music artists are releasing new music on tape too.

Of all the comebacks in all the world, who would have thought that cassettes would not only reappear but be on trend too?  C120 was always my favourite. Anyway, I digress. explain that cassette tapes were given a boost of publicity when they featured heavily in the 2014 Marvel blockbuster hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, where the lead character Peter cherishes his mixtape given to him by his late mum.

And now, music cassettes are very much back in vogue and back in the shops. This coming Friday sees the long-awaited new release of the album Other by my favourite female singer Alison Moyet - and yup, it's coming out on cassette.

So it's time, I reckon, for Coronation Street to get Tracy's tapes back in the show, only this time it could be Amy who's listening to the tunes. It would be fantastic for Amy to tell her mum that she was heading upstairs to listen to her tapes. Go on, Corrie, please make it happen.

See also: 5 Reasons We Love Tracy Barlow

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Mary Calahan said...

Cassette tapes back? Whatever for? I used to buy top quality and had trouble often. Might as well bring back 8 track tapes while they're at it. I'm wondering if the reason to bring th back is because they've found a huge stock pile and they want to unload them. Not worth it. More of a nostalgic novelty. Nevertheless, to each his own.

Louby said...

I've got loads of tapes still. Luckily, I also have an old car which has a tape player. Some of them are ancient and still sound as good as new.

Maricha said...

I strongly suspect the reason is money. The way music is sold now with downloads to devices or CDs, the support may outlive the owner. You can only sell the music once. Cassettes as you pointed out, were easily damaged so favorite albums had to be bought over and over.
Also now you can choose to only buy your favorite songs even if the artist has created a dozen, but you can't buy a cassette with only one song on it.

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