Day 5/10 Album Challenge: Def Leppard – “Hysteria” (1987)

"Hysteria" (rather prophetically) caused mass hysteria in the Rock/Metal/Pop world when it was released back in the 80's and was huge influence on me and the Cottage Country Mix. "Hysteria" was one of the first cassettes I ever owned and I played it so often, that it eventually got stuck inside my radio's tape deck …

Put it on, leave it on – Essential Albums: Duran Duran – “Rio”

Duran Duran Rio cassette on speckled background

Although The Cottage Country Mix is the perfect soundtrack for the cottage (with over 20 hours of music), sometime you just want to put on an album. It's an often under-appreciated experience (these days) but something the time at the cottage can afford you (hopefully). So, I purchased some cassettes for a friend’s cottage, looking …