How I pirated music in 1996
Created on: August 28th, 2008
How I pirated music in 1996
step by step instructions of how you can also pirate music. I changed the title just so there is less ambiguity to the time period I am referring to.

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August 28th, 2008
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damn straight 1992 all over again f*ckin cassettes up the *ss in the 90's..too bad they're all somewhere in my basement now lol
August 28th, 2008
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RIP tape cassette circa 1998
August 28th, 2008
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We just have to make sure the russians don't find out.. Georgia will thank us.
August 28th, 2008
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We in Russia knew the secret from the beginning. We also made COPIES from other cassettes (wow, you must've never guessed it was possible) and that was real pirating. We even managed to make copies without dual cassette players, with 2(!) single cassette players and an earphone.
August 28th, 2008
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You were 10 in '98? Holy smokes I have underwear older than you. (I've got to get off this site)
August 29th, 2008
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I was only 7/8.
August 29th, 2008
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I was 9.
August 29th, 2008
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When I was 13 I signed up for the Columbia House Record deal where you got 10 albums for one penny. That's right, RECORD albums. I got Kiss-Rock Army, ZZ Top-Fandango, ELO-A New World Record....aw f*ck, you kids don't care. Besides, it's time for me to rinse my dentures...............
August 30th, 2008
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SilverDollar should probably invest in some new underwear.
August 30th, 2008
(1)
I was only 18 in 1998. Ah, mems.
August 31st, 2008
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I was 17 in 1998. I feel old.
August 28th, 2008
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truth
August 28th, 2008
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that's about right. I always had to use both record AND play. Here's a tip: Use the pause button, for seamless song to song transitioning in ur mix.
August 28th, 2008
(1)
this also works for television programs
August 28th, 2008
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I always hated the flutter between recordings. Nothing like a big squeel to wake you up on the road.
August 30th, 2008
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How'd you get TV on your radio, pgn2b?
August 31st, 2008
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magic
August 28th, 2008
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win
August 28th, 2008
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memories hidden in the corner of my mind...
August 28th, 2008
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I DID IT TOO, WITH MY DICK RECORDER
August 28th, 2008
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I totally did that too.
August 28th, 2008
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also, the walkman's batteries would last about forty minutes at top volume.
August 28th, 2008
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I filled up an entire tape with, "Are You Jimmy Ray?"
August 28th, 2008
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get help... now.
August 29th, 2008
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who wants to know?
August 29th, 2008
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I know I know I know I know I know I know
August 29th, 2008
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ROFL KARTOFL!! I filled an entire tape with one enya song! yeah I liked that song...
August 28th, 2008
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lol i did ittoo!
August 28th, 2008
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and depending on the boombox, you could press record and fast forward at the same time, and the tracks would playback ultra-slowed down.
August 29th, 2008
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I believe that's known as 'chopped and screwed'.
August 28th, 2008
(0)
Brilliant.
August 28th, 2008
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I did it with one of the flute recorders. I was good with my lips.
August 28th, 2008
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YES! hahaha I did the exact same thing.
August 28th, 2008
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August 28th, 2008
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iTunes: 1 song, 99 cents. Audio Cassette tape: 3 tapes (roughly 3 albums), 99 cents.
August 28th, 2008
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BitTorrent: Priceless.
August 28th, 2008
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so f*cking true lol
August 28th, 2008
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That actually isn't considered piracy and is as legal as recording a TV show.
August 28th, 2008
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Nice, but you forgot step 7: Get pissed when the stupid DJ started talking in the middle of the song.
August 28th, 2008
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I like how tkx7's mix is typed in on the tape
August 28th, 2008
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Everyone remember dial-up modems? Remember that CRAZY sound it made? That was CRAZY, wasn't it?
August 28th, 2008
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power "chord"? christ.
August 28th, 2008
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Actually, the misspelling made it just about 1000x funnier.
August 28th, 2008
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yeah, like in some HEAVY METAL song!
August 29th, 2008
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August 29th, 2008
(1)
Well said, VIsrWrat
August 29th, 2008
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s
August 29th, 2008
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was hoping somebody else saw that
August 30th, 2008
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HEY THATS THE TABS TO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
August 30th, 2008
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No, it's Smells Like Teen Spirit
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You have to hit the play button at the same time as record. Everyone knows that.
August 28th, 2008
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cord.
August 28th, 2008
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5'd for 1979
August 29th, 2008
(0)
here here
August 28th, 2008
(0)
I used to listen to the ABCs on a cassette tape...every night.
June 23rd, 2009
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i had a letter people tape
August 28th, 2008
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One of these days ask gr33nscr33n how he did it. It invloved bees wax, his mom's knitting needle, a piece of hemp twine and a wagon wheel.
August 29th, 2008
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MACGYYYVVEERRRRRRRR
August 28th, 2008
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"In Kazakstan, we think US and A technology very good, but here you have technology very primitive..."
August 28th, 2008
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Nostalgic as this may be, I was neither amused nor inspired.
August 28th, 2008
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I've heard good things about this Napster program...
August 28th, 2008
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really bad music
August 29th, 2008
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5
August 29th, 2008
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I think every kid used to do this, the same kids now download p2p and bittorrent. Times haven't really changed, just the technology.
August 29th, 2008
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it sucked back then. you had to have "friends" in RL... not just 'buddies' like nowadays.
August 29th, 2008
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Man, this brought back some good memories of when I used to do this. I used to do most of the tricks mentioned so far in these comments too. I remember not wanting to switch over to cd's for the longest time because they sounded a little TOO good, like it felt lifeless in a way. The fun of capturing songs live on the radio as they played was something that couldn't be replaced either.
August 29th, 2008
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ive done it
August 29th, 2008
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I used to record movie soundtracks by fast-forwarding my VHS tapes to the end credits. Then I would stick my radio right next to my tv speakers & hit record. The sound quality was sh*t but I didn't care. The thing that makes this really pitiful is that my VHS collection was made up of copied rentals from Major Video . My mom was too cheap to buy me real copies (She only got me things I didn't care about like food & clothes). I've still got a tape with the Ghostbusters, Goonies, & Gremlins themes.
August 29th, 2008
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I did the exact same thing with Disorderlies and Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon. Also R.I.P. Sho' Nuff.
August 29th, 2008
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Here's an equally awesome secret: If you can get on top of the brick wall that lines the top of World 1-2 in Super Mario Bros., run along it to the end of the level and you can warp to another world! SSSH! It's a secret to everyone!
August 29th, 2008
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If you can break a hole in the wall from underneath, then align the middle of your body with that wall and keep moving right, it takes you to a secret, apparently forever, under water world.
August 29th, 2008
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Presses Play and Record - "I'm a Barbie Girl in my-" -sh*t- *rewinds* *waits* Presses Play and Record - "Waiting for tonight! Ohohhh" -sh*t- *rewinds* *waits* Presses Play and Record - "Ride it my pony" - sh*t - Repeat 30X
August 29th, 2008
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Yeah
August 29th, 2008
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Who remembers Pause-Tapes?
August 29th, 2008
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what the f*ck is this "cassette tape" you speak of? I only know of hard drive based music players.
August 29th, 2008
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I remember this all too well.
August 29th, 2008
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WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS ILLEGAL SIR, AND THE RIAA WILL GET A CALL FROM ME FORTHWITH! GOOD DAY!
August 29th, 2008
(3)
I called the FBI. They are on the way.
August 29th, 2008
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That's how I did it.
August 29th, 2008
(1)
You owe the RIAA 1.7 Million. Their lawyers should be contacting you soon.
August 29th, 2008
(1)
The only way I was able to pirate music when I was 10 was taking a sewing pin and scratching a vinyl record! It sounded horrible but it was music! Kids these days and their cassettes! Bah!
August 29th, 2008
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All getting some piece of commercial or DJ talking at the ends then it gets burned into your brain as part of the song.
August 29th, 2008
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I was expecting the old "how i pirated music by timmy age10" all draw crazy and childish, but its good still.
August 29th, 2008
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I used to record with that gray cassette recorder called the Talkboy or some sh*t, they had it in Home Alone 2, but that was for TV as well as other stupid stuff
August 29th, 2008
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You mean the tiger queerboy?
August 29th, 2008
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your secret is not a secret. that's not considered pirating. why else would they include a record button. i did that too when i was younger with some Nirvana songs. everyone already knew this. =D
August 29th, 2008
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Remember how back in the 90's we would talk about how horrible and primitive 8-tracks must have been? Just think, kids now will look back at our cassette tapes and think the same thing. lol, f*ck, we getting old.
August 29th, 2008
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I used to make video game soundtracks by putting my TalkBoy up to my T.V.'s speaker. My earliest one was of the Street Fighter 2 soundtrack. :D
August 29th, 2008
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""POW"er ch0rdZ"'
August 29th, 2008
(0)
This site has a way to pirate music that none of you have ever heard of: www.lastmeasure.com
August 29th, 2008
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sh*tballs you are all young... wheres the Reel to Reel?
August 29th, 2008
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You're gonna be so screwed when the RIAA can travel back in time.
August 29th, 2008
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not funny.
August 29th, 2008
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I remember talking about music with a friend and his younger cousin. I said "Remember that one song? It was the 2nd song on the 2nd side." My friend goes, "Yeah that was a great song." His cousin, who had only ever heard CDs, said "?" It was then I knew that I had become old.
August 29th, 2008
(0)
haha, I used to do this.
August 29th, 2008
(1)
what the f*ck is a cassette?
August 29th, 2008
(1)
I did that!
August 29th, 2008
(0)
the tapes always broke after I played them too often :--(
August 29th, 2008
(0)
LIKE OMG REMEMBER 8 TRACKS HAHAHA ITS FUNNY TO REMEMBER THOSE TIMES, as in THOSE not THIS
August 29th, 2008
(0)
sh*t. I totally had that f*cking Aiwa
August 29th, 2008
(0)
me too
August 29th, 2008
(0)
GENIS
August 29th, 2008
(0)
Hahaha...but that's how I did it back then.
August 29th, 2008
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i think i did this one time in 1992. then i gots internet. lol u r old. nice site.
August 29th, 2008
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I didnt get the internet until about 1999
August 30th, 2008
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I was 4 in 1992. You're old.
August 30th, 2008
(1)
i was five in 1992, and I didn't get internet that year either
August 29th, 2008
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I want to vote 5 but it's not working...damn Firefox.
August 29th, 2008
(2)
should be titled "How I pirate music now that I'm 23."
August 30th, 2008
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brb, FBI.
August 30th, 2008
(0)
They had CDs back then...
August 30th, 2008
(0)
ok, but there was no way to record onto CDs then... or if there was it was much more expensive and no one did
August 31st, 2008
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you sir, are an idiot.
August 31st, 2008
(0)
indeed he is.
August 30th, 2008
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i tried to make hot new remixes with just the radio and cassettes. they really turned out to be 5 seconds of one song, 2 seconds of another, 7 seconds of another, and so on. i thought my remixes were the sh*t too, now theyre in my basement along with the awful songs i straight out recorded.
August 30th, 2008
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CHORD.
August 30th, 2008
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i did that too
August 30th, 2008
(0)
nostalgic
August 30th, 2008
(0)
But did you pirate this Smashing Pumpkins song?
August 30th, 2008
(1)
I did this in 1986, I bought the damn CD in 96
August 30th, 2008
(0)
Wow, that's exactly how I did it in 1996 too KLASSIC MEMORIEZ
August 30th, 2008
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Wow...I miss my old tapes.
September 1st, 2008
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I still have mine, from 1986, in a the bottom of a box with my old VHS tapes.
August 30th, 2008
(1)
How I pirated music in 2008: Step 5) Turn on the YTMND and wait until you hear a song you like 6) Hit the source button on the internets copy as necessary (continue to repeat steps 5 and 6)
August 30th, 2008
(0)
I diggy diggy diggy.
August 30th, 2008
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this is quite a discovery
August 30th, 2008
(0)
f*cking stupid kids today have it too easy. They get porn at the click of a button. We had to watch it scrambled! Ah, that's why our eyes are better.
August 30th, 2008
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this obvious and stupid ytmnd was a good idea kinda. but there wasnt as much retardedness and funniness to make this good. just a lame attempt at being funny.
August 31st, 2008
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The Original Way!
August 31st, 2008
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nostalgia
August 31st, 2008
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dont you mean steal/borrow cassettes/radio?
August 31st, 2008
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... and we all used to tape movies that were on TV using blank video tapes and a VCR. Seriously, I can't believe a site based solely on the idea of "hey guys remember 12 years ago we used to do that, lol!!!11" can be rated so high.
September 2nd, 2008
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its okay your secret will be kept alongside that secret printer driver exploit that allowed you to bypass the windows 95 nt login screen
September 4th, 2008
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*fist bump* but you forgot the part about calling up the DJs to request certain songs