Found Sound Friday – No. 1

July 15, 2011

Following on the heels of the Studio 86 Sessions, for the next few Fridays I’ll be sharing a few “found sound” curiosities from my audio archives. These are one-off recordings by amateurs¬† on a variety of media such as cassette and 78 rpm recording blanks.

In the 1980s Fisher-Price made a very durable cassette recorder for kids. They came with a cassette with a story recorded on one side (such as the Care Bears or The Cat In The Hat). The other side was blank to “record your world of sounds.”

I used to pick these up all the time when I found them in thrift stores. A lot were duds – songs recorded off the radio, or nothing at all – but others were much more creative.

Here are 3 excerpt from one of my favorites of this type of cassette:

Lorna F.’s Cooking Kitchen

Here’s the recipe:

Lorna and Lisa’s Tomato, Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

2 cups cooked macaroni
1 cup (or 2 cups) grated cheese
12″ can tomatoes
Salt and pepper and whatever you wish

First do the dishes. Pour strained macaroni into 28″ x 30″ casserole dish. Pour on tomatoes. Add grated cheese. Add salt and pepper and whatever you wish.

Go Suck An Egg

Excellent extended vocal technique.

Double Scream Supreme

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2 Responses to “Found Sound Friday – No. 1”

  1. Gaenor Says:

    That recipe is the best! Where do I get a 28″x30″ dish?


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