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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Tape Land 160 – The Throatripper (1987)

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40:53 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I’ll present the audio of a cassette tape or historic material from my personal archives.

This episode is part of a sub-project within Tape Land called “Video Phase 2022”. I recently began transferring a ton of old video tapes to digital, and have been posting selections to YouTube. Here, I’ll be releasing the audio tracks of these videos, as well as linking you to the YouTube videos, and The Internet Archive.

The Throatripper (1987)

One night in 1987 in Somerset County, NJ, Frank made a short film while hanging out with his good friend Chris (star of many of his videos), and some of Chris’s friends. It starts off with some interviews about drug-related incidents, plus the turtle puppet “Throatripper”. Then they head out to have dinner at Wendy’s, and dessert at an ice cream place, as Frank makes (what he thinks are) deep observations about the situation. Back at one of the friend’s house, the group interview each other and play music and make up songs. Then the turtle puppet returns for some final words.

Frank released the audio from The Throatripper on back in 2000. But this is the first time it’s being released on video.

Released 3/26/22

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Frank Edward Nora- more info at

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