Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
They are powerful. I have a tape of Gloria Estevan and the Miami Sound Machine that has a crackle on it and I was told that this was caused by Fidel Castro facing Florida pulling Scotch Tape to lower the quality of any Cuban exiles' musical recording


Maybe it was the ghosts of the BBC masts at Daventry. I well remember receiving Radio Moscow on my poorly-shielded stereo system. Ah the happy days of the Cold War... :-)

I have noticed the 'tape glow' phenomenon too but I always thought it was static electricity, which shows how much I know, dunnit. :-)