Finally it is there, Don Campau’s audio-lecture on German Cassette Culture. He introduces, plays and informs about the cassettes he received in the last Century. From this mailcontact (mail as in post that arrives on your doormat) friendships started, but also his love for schlager music. Schlager music in California is a very exotic thing to listen to. Those living more close to Germany will be surprised to find oompah-oompah elements in some of the obscure tracks played in this show, the first part of German Cassette Culture.

artist/ title/ label-source-year (all material released on cassette)

Zobel & Thomasius/ Egal-Loc/ Musik Aus Dem Regen/ KK cassette 1988

The 49th Parallel/ Exorcism/ Jigsaws & Crossroads/—cassette 1989

Heat Beat Cut/ Beat Box/ Too Late To Scream/ IRRE cassette 1992








Kronstadt/ In Deinem Kopf/ Spilt tape with Toshiyuki Hiraoka / IRRE cassette 1985

Lord Litter/ My Wheel Is Rolling/ At The Hippodrome Of Life/ Out Of The Blue cassette 1988

Earth/ Homebase/ Moon/—cassette 1990








Drama/ Stupid Questions/ Blinded Too Long/—cassette 1989

Baltus/ Verkannte Genies/ Nicht Jeber Tag…/—cassette 1991

Nostalgie Eternelle/ Attention/ Nostalgie Eternelle/—cassette 1988








Dino Oon & Konrad Kraft / Blind/ Sieben Tag Und Nachte/—cassette 1989

Autumn/ Kapitel 1: Ein Traum For Den Tag/ Autumn iV/ NZ cassette 1993

Sack/ Plastikblume/ Sack’s Shop/—cassette 1988








Heinz/ Fanfare/ Heinz/—cassette 1990

Andreas Bick/ A Clock Paradox/ A Clock Paradox/—cassette 1989

Das Frei Orchester/ Gui Gum/ Freitag Der 13/ KK cassette 1988

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The No Pigeonholes radio show is a result of Don’s direct involvement with the cassette culture, the vast network of home-produced cassette exchangers that anticipated the internet, its social networks and the whole shabam of netlabels and free downloadable musicians. An attempt to archive the movement is in his Living Archive of Underground Music.

Stations that broadcast No Pigeonholes:

KKUP Edition> 2nd and 4th Sundays 3-5 PM, on KKUP, 91.5FM if you are around.

European Edition> broadcast twice monthly by Radio Marabu throughout continental Europe ( and archived for the internet).

KWTF Edition> Streaming at KWTF> community radio for Sonoma County California.

No Pigeonholes EXP> broadcast and streamed live on KOWS-FM ( 1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays 6-8 PM Pacific Time. KOWS> all experimental music.

How to submit your music

podcasts of past No Pigeonholes
podcasts of past No Pigeonholes EXP