Hits Blitz 86' was my first ever cassette tape, the first music I owned. I was seven. I clearly remember seeing the cassette advertised on TV, knowing it was something I needed to own. I begged and begged my mum to have it for Christmas. I remember so vividly being so excited to find it under the tree, and playing it non stop for weeks, feeling so grown up that I had my own music.
I remember playing it at a sleep over at my Nana's house, down a long hall in her spare room, with the door closed because I wanted to play it louder than anyone could stand. It has been played many, many times over the last 27 years. Funnily enough it's been played more than ever over the last few months and that has been it's downfall.
You see it's popularity now is due to the fact my husband and I named our daughter after one of the songs, and she loves hearing it over and over again, who wouldn't want to hear a song featuring their name? Anyone know a song with a "Louana" in it? She is also 7, the same age as I was when I first got lost in the music it contained.
Well today that came to an end, my precious Christmas gift got tangled and mangled and broken beyond repair. I feel silly even feeling sad about it, it's just a cassette right? But it's funny how hearing music can take you right back to a time and a place when you first heard it? Or when something happened? Every time I hear "I saw the sign" By Ace of Bace, or any Ace of Bace song for that matter, I'm transported to my 4th Form school camp, it was so popular at that time and my friends and I listened to it over and over.
So that's that, my first cassette is now my last ever cassette, there will be no more.
Do you still have any cassettes floating around?