This post triggered some fond memories. I remember in the 70's:
1. The big thing with the Mac & JBL crowd, was to hang there speakers from the ceiling with chains. Ithought that was the dumbest thing I ever heard/saw.
2. Actually the same guy pissed off his girlfriend, when he was out of town she came over scracthed everyone of his 2000 albums, both sides. But them all back on the shelf. The most amazing thing though, was somehow she obtained a bulk tape erasure, and also erased about 200-300 reels of tape. She wasted his entire music collection. I must add the guy was really a big jerk. How big you might ask? Well he pissed off his coke dealer, said some smart ass comment to him when he came to collect some cash, the drug dealer overheard it, didn't see the humor in it, turned around, popped a cap in his head. What a friggin mess. Ah, the 70's.
Actually didnt feel that bad about it, he was a major league jerk.
3. The East vs West Coast sound battle.
4. Listening to music was a event not background noise for most today.
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco