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Added 12th December 2007 by jsz


Demo Tape
Cargo Recording Studios

Here's an early 80s example of the printed inlay from a Cargo Studios cassette.

From the Rob Gretton Archive.

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“I recorded at Cargo, in about 1980/81. I was still at Oulder Hill School, but as a music fan I remember studying all the covers pinned to the sound room door, and being fascinated by the whole proccess of recording.
Along with our wonderful drama teacher, the late Jeanette Dawson, we'd written and performed our own school musical- 'Schizophrenia'. ( A boy gets a bump on the head and decides he wants to be a rock singer- story of my life. ) Amongst the musicians and cast there were several future musical movers and shakers, but the sessions were notable for the first recorded vocals by Lisa Stansfield. If you listen to the tape her voice already sounds incredibly professional.”
25 Aug 2008
“Hi, my name is Chris Connelly, I am currently writing a book on all the artists who recorded at Cargo Studios in Rochdale. I would appreciate if Alaistair would e-mail me on, many thanks”
29 Apr 2010
“The tape above is for a New Order BBC live in concert transmission that was recorded on mixing desk and transfered to reel to reel and cassette at Cargo for Rob Gretton.”
12 Sep 2011
“My first demo was recorded here in 1977. We were called Mitosis and we rattled of 8 songs in a session. Dave Gedge, Pete Solowka and Brian Scoffield were the other members of the band.”
28 Jun 2013
“Hi Tim,
please get in touch would like to speak to you about the studio and times,
many thanks”
12 Jul 2013
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