By Joel Johnson at 10:26 am Thu, Sep 6, 2007
Image: Andrew Huff
Brian Dettmer created this skull entirely out of melted '80s metal band cassettes. He later built an entire skeleton using the same technique.
There's a metaphor in here somewhere. Home taping is killing tapes?
Cassette Tape Skull (cc Andrew Huff) [Flickr.com]
"briandettmer" tag on Flickr [Flickr.com] (Thanks, DreepDrishcoes!)
Here’s a YouTube video of Motley Crue at the US Festival in 1983 playing “Shout at the Devil” from their “soon-to-be-released” album:
Thanks for this his works are freakin’ good!
I found a 3 part homevideo styled report about hiy NYC exhibition, featuring, more skulls, the skeleton and the other pieces of the casette tapes :))
Here are the three parts collected into one page.
This may be the greatest use for obsolete cassettes ever. And I’m geeky enough to keep my eye out for stuff like that. BoingBoing Gadgets, you are my new internet best friend!
Here’s a link to my lament over the death of the cassette tape from earlier this year (right before the Bay Area Maker Faire): The cassette is dead…long live the cassette!
If I was the artist, I would have called this piece:
“For Those Of You (who were) About to Rock (20 years ago), We Salute You (mockingly)”
Is this not “Killface” from Adult Swin’s Frisky Dingo?
Wow, I must have listened to my Screaming for Vengeance cassette about ten times a day back when it came out. Now I get all that on the satellite radio. 27
Where can I get one?
I second #7.
Bng yr hd!! Mtl Hlth wth drv y crzy!!!!!!!!
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