Before the invention of mp3, how did those who were students during the 80s or 90s listen to music? Not gramophone or vinyl! We are not that old! Haha!
We would buy empty cassettes by the bulk, share our limited cassette collection, and buy mini compo with two cassette slots, so we can copy and record our favorite songs from the original cassette to the empty one! I know, this was infringing intellectual properties but, we were just poor students who happened to love music then!
A friend also reminded me, some of the music stores did the same – we gave them a list of the songs we wanted and they would record the songs for us – and we had to pay about 50 sen to Rm1 per song. Speaking of which, I think I lost my favorite cassette while moving back to home from college. I remember there’s Madonna, Firehouse, Savage Garden, Verve Pipe, Beach Boys, Phil Collins (OMG!!), Indecent Obsession, Bruce Springsteen, R. Kelly, Bon Jovi, Roxette (!!) etc in it.
Those were the days!
Speaking of which, somebody still owe me a “playlist”!