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Press Play on Tape
Press Play on Tape is a revival and tribute rock band to the music used in games on the old home computer Commodore 64. They have released a couple of albums and have played several concerts in Britain, Norway and Denmark. The six band members come from Copenhagen, Denmark.
The name comes from the message
PRESS PLAY ON TAPE that the Commodore 64 displayed when the user issued a command to load a program from the tape drive. Upon pressing the play button on the tape drive, the program would then load. Their first album's title comes from the text in the Commodore 64's loading sequence "LOADING READY RUN". The computer would prompt with "READY" and the user would then "RUN" it. Their second album's title, "RUN/STOP RESTORE", refers to the two buttons on the C64: "RUN/STOP" was the button to stop a BASIC program's execution. "RESTORE" was used in combination with the "RUN/STOP" button to break and restore several interrupt loops and bring the C64 back to an operational state.
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