Another fantastic song by the criminally overlooked punk band Carter U.S.M., of particular interest to me because it begins and ends with what sounds alot like a ZX Spectrum saving something to tape.

Now, being something of a geek, I decided that it would be fun to write something that would take a spirited bash at trying to decode whatever data their might be hidden within that oh-so-familiar screech. I did a wee tiny bit of research, looked at the waveform, wrote the code (not too hard as it turned out), and with some trepadation, ran it on the file.

What did I find?

Nothing. Nada. Zip.

Just rubbish. No images, no text, just random stuff. Which is a real shame because I'd kind of always thought that there must be something in there because it sounded so much like data. I suppose I expected more from my favourate band when I was growing up (they were the first band I ever saw live too, blew me away. Loudest thing I had ever heard). I guess they just weren't geeks

Oh well. Back to real life. If you're interested, you can probably download the song from Napster, and check the sound out for yourself.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.