Underground Music Museum is curated by Bryan Baker of GAJOOB Magazine, Cassette Culture Shock Radio, HomemadeMusic.com, Tapegerm and more. My goal is to document, catalog and present a large library of music and related material: thousands of cassette, CDR and other albums independently made and distributed around the world by artists with often singular visions and consuming passions, along with related correspondence and other material. And an exit through the gift shop, just for fun.

GAJOOB Magazine Collection

GAJOOB’s Underground Music Museum collection featuring DiY underground music from roughly 1980-1994 is what we’ve termed our Cassette Culture Collection.

At the time, the cassette format was the only affordable means artists had to create and distribute music themselves. Fortunately, worldwide distribution of physical media through the mail was fairly inexpensive at the time.

These factors led to artistic exchanges through mail and a veritable culture took shape around this burgeoning exchange by way of letters, zines, audio letters, etc.

  • The Cocker Spaniels – The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive, and So Are You

    The Cocker Spaniels – The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive, and So Are You

    Item #5080 (Cassette) The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive, and So Are You by The Cocker Spaniels

  • Hoover’s G-String – Gargle CD

    Hoover’s G-String – Gargle CD

    Archive #2060 See Hoover’s G-String Exhibit I have a feeling this band could make a real solid album in the near future. “Gargle” has most of elements squarely on-target, complete with great hooks and guitars. Think garage band with something much more in mind and you’ll have the idea. Bryan Baker, GAJOOB Online

  • Tom Furgas – OneOfAKind Disc 17 February 2007

    Tom Furgas – OneOfAKind Disc 17 February 2007

    Archive Item #5073 The main purpose of doing those was not to limit access to the music, but to make a unique recording that I wouldn’t have to mass produce. Or rather, mass production to the extent that I am able to do it. I think of those as akin to unique artworks rather than, […]

  • Lemon Magazine #9

    Lemon Magazine #9

    Item #5072 Hard Ons, Ed Kuepper, Vanilla Chainsaws, Headstones, Rowland Howard, Bam Balams, Macho Clowns, Peyote, These Future Kings, Killjoys.

  • Robin James Letter With Interview Questions For GAJOOB November 10, 1989

    Bryan Here are some questions I have devised for you regarding our interview. These are questions from me for you to answer on tape. ABOUT YOU How did GAJOOB get started? What did you find int he way of models for how GAJOOB should be when your were starting? How much mail do you get? […]

  • Cassette Mythos Database Listing Project 1990

    Cassette Mythos Database Listing Project 1990

  • Robin James to GAJOOB (Postcard) 89 10/24

    Robin James to GAJOOB (Postcard) 89 10/24

    Dear Bryan I just got GAJOOB – will be digesting it slowly. Looks excellent — good job! RE interview of me (shucks) Heck Yeah! Only if I get one of you and I suggest we work by mail — write questions for each other – SWAP – then answer them on tape, SWAP, then write […]

  • Blair Petrie – The Meaning of Love (cassette)

    Blair Petrie – The Meaning of Love (cassette)

    Archive #4153 This was distributed by Alex Douglas’ CLEM/CLAS (Contact List of Electronic Music) out of Vancouver, Canada Blair Petrie can let loose some emotional stuff when he wants too. And we wants to, here. “The Meaning of Love” serves as a sort of cycle around the various states of such. Searching and longing. Even […]

  • Dumpster Times #7

    GAJOOB Archive #4560 AudioAnarchy is the first cassette version of my print zine DumpsterTimes. I asked for contributions from some friends and this is what they tossed into the Dumpster. My own work on the tape reflects my love of improvisational theatre. Everything not attributed to a spe­cific text was improvised. This was my first […]

  • Phinney Jackson McGee – March 2022 Synthesizer Improvisations

    Phinney Jackson McGee – March 2022 Synthesizer Improvisations

    Harsh Reality Music GAJOOB Archive ID 4672 https://harshrealitymusic.bandcamp.com/album/march-2022-synthesizer-improvisations March 2022 synthesizer improvisations by Phinney Jackson McGee LABEL NOTES: March 2022 synthesizer improvisations was recorded March 5-7, 2022 at Electronic Cottage Headquarters Gainesville, Florida. Released March 13, 2022. Michael Thomas Jackson: Behringer PRO-1 analog synthesizer Animoog, ODYSSEi, iVCS3, Ripplemaker synth apps Field Recording on “Ditchless and […]

  • Baneemy – Walter Martin Cult

    Baneemy – Walter Martin Cult

    Archive ID 3894 Walter Martin was a fundamentalist bible airwave evangelist. WMC is a pointed attack against his ”answer-all” approach to bullshit preaching over 120 minutes of seamless wonder. Stylistically, Baneemy take influences ranging from The Violent Femmes to The Residents to The Beatles. Basically, the main  instrument is a very melodic acoustic guitar. played […]

  • Swinebolt 45 – Jeering At Shamen

    Swinebolt 45 – Jeering At Shamen

    This tape consists of previously released material, condensed for Al’s SOP label.  A pretty fair electronic excursion, but rather unmemoriable.  There’s some nice subtlety here and there, and a little grappling with peaks.  Good for background– and that’s probably the whole point.   Bryan Baker, GAJOOB #4 https://pogus.com