One of Otis Fodder’s projects is The Bran Flakes, a wacked out sampling, cut up sound collage triple decker sandwich. If you think SubGenius, Wayne Butane, WDCD, The Evolution Control Committee you will be in a similar ballpark. Very funny and extremely well done material. Above, a cassette release from 1998 and below a more recent CD.
While I was thrifting and buying vinyl (since the mid 1980s) my tape trading
did not start until 1994 and ended in 1999 where I switched over to less trades through the mail and more sharing over the internet.
During my five heavily active years I was trading anywhere from 1-25 tapes a month with folks such as dAS (Big City Orchestra), tradeMARK (ECC), Puzzling Evidence (Hour of Slack), W Project (Italy), Roscoe Johnson (Surface
Noise/FU2), Wayne Butane, Brother Randall Russell, Wheelchair Full of Old Men, The Tape-Beatles, Underground Culture Vulture, Marktime, Phineas Narco, Holy Tire Iron, and many more. Factsheet 5 magazine was an indispensible
resource throughout these years.
After several moves over the years I only saved a small handful of tapes. Those I no longer have friends have picked up over the years finding a new home for the music. After all, the whole point about tape trading and cassette culture was to hear new sounds through trading and sharing.