After some times, I went back to my old room and found something precious, once: my collection of cassette-tape. Once collected them with blood, sweat, and tears (#halah). I knew they’re old. But they still have a place in the corner of my heart. Once I knew that every single ~person~ album are unique, with their own tales, with their own stories, whether with their creator or their owner. I couldn’t ever had the heart to replace one with another. Some people called it love. Now, here’s some of my saved collection, ones that not abandoned (yet).
This album was bought accidentally. At that time, I wanted to buy Hybrid Theory. Little did I knew, this new album released in the month I have money to buy cassette. At that time, one cassette were IDR 18k. An amount that I could gather within 18 weekday’s days without bought anything and saved all of my pocket money. An 18-days suffering. Not because I would starving, but because I couldn’t play at the playstation (PS) rental services.
Back to the topic, this one particular album is my first cassette-tape I bought. At the store, I just said that I wanted to buy Linkin Park newest album (at that time). The album I actually wanted was Hybrid Theory extended. Hybrid Theory with two new songs, and some live recording. When the shopkeeper brought the unusual cover to the desk, I just frowned and thought that why the cover of extended version album seems very very different than the original ones. But I just didn’t ask why. I just bought, went home, excited to no end.
Put it into the tape, slowly pushed the play button. An opening that I never heard. Okay, this one is good, I thought. Second play should be Points of Authority, or at least that what I thought when saw the title was “Pts.OF.Athrty”. I thought that was joke. The songs slowly played and at the same time stunned me.
What is this.
[LP-Reanimation]Written on September 5th, 2018 by Rudi Adha Prihandoko