Despite all my warnings in the end of this issue about recording crazy people, I'm really glad someone made these recordings. Irwin Chusid is the author of a book of the same name, and he compiled these CDs. This is "outsider music", where normal musical convention and good sense go out the window and unpredictable listening results. Some bizarre and nutty stuff recorded by folks who had no idea how wack they sounded, but I love it. Great music to play during sessions while taking a dinner break. (

Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

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