Some of them early cd's (a copy of Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks springs to mind) were terrible which even my ears could work out how bad they were but they have come on leaps and bounds.
Do you remember Den when people use to decorate hedgegrows on the side of roads with tape? Normally come about after you re-winded Jimmy Page's guitar solo on Stairway To Heaven too many times.
I lost a girlfriend once in a cassette-hedgerow incident. She was bitching about whatever I was playing (in about 1980), so I ejected the cassette and threw it out of the window as we drove along. She thought that was totally unreasonable behaviour and dumped me.