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Published on January 11th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Remembering Digital Audio Tape with “The One DAT Got Away”

For a while, it looked like we were about to enter an era where the humble cassette would give way to digital audio tape, something that was heralded as the Next Big Thing after the CD. But digital audio tape was doomed, thanks to pushback from the music industry and the introduction of the CD-R a few years later. Ronald points us to “The One DAT Got Away.”




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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