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  • Stereo 8?

    BAH! I'm a niche-niche collector, I go for the quadraphonic 8-tracks.
  • They should do a match book sollection there as well.

    /you know, to wedge under the 8 track to keep it on the proper channel.
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  • $5000? Really? Holy crap!

    Where did I put my copy of John Denver's Greatest Hits...?
  • If we can get hipsters away from vinyl and onto 8 track, the world will be a better place.
  • Well. Now I know. That's a thing.
  • 8-track was crap when it was brand new.
  • Sgygus: 8-track was crap when it was brand new.


    I had exactly 2 8-track tapes. Boston's debut album and some "greatest of" '73 or '75 POS... both got exactly one listen. cutting songs in the middle to switch tracks still seems wrong all these years later. I got the vinyl Boston, and before long, the cover art vinyl. Wore out the plain black vinyl, the picture disk was played 3 times to record cassettes. One more play coming to record to mp3...
  • My first girlfriend in high school had an 8 track of Carlin's 7 Words. That was the first I'd heard it and I still remember listening to it while she and I had awkward teenage sex. In summation, 8 track was pretty damn cool.
  • There's also a Pinball museum here in Asbury Park, the difference being, is that you can actually *PLAY THEM!*
  • I bought a 65 Falcon (second owner) in 1992. One day I discovered the dash radio was one of those "hidden" 8-track players. Pushed the tuning dial and a tape popped out: Tommy by The Who.
    If you're only going to have one tape that is a pretty good one to be stuck with.

    /csb
  • 2XL says, that was some very good button pushing!

    /Still have all the tapes
  • This is like a long running Elephants turd
  • sno man: Sgygus: 8-track was crap when it was brand new.

    I had exactly 2 8-track tapes. Boston's debut album and some "greatest of" '73 or '75 POS... both got exactly one listen. cutting songs in the middle to switch tracks still seems wrong all these years later. I got the vinyl Boston, and before long, the cover art vinyl. Wore out the plain black vinyl, the picture disk was played 3 times to record cassettes. One more play coming to record to mp3...


    Rip it to 24-96 WAV and downsample as required for your portable player and you won't have to re-rip again in 5 years when Apple releases their SQSpod.
  • L.D. Ablo: If we can get hipsters away from vinyl and onto 8 track, the world will be a better place.


    Fixed that for you.
  • Earguy: Stereo 8?

    BAH! I'm a niche-niche collector, I go for the quadraphonic 8-tracks.


    Those things always go for decent money on eBay.
  • Sgygus: 8-track was crap when it was brand new.



    Maybe you had to be there?

    The AM tube radios were nice... and then the FM radio was better... but then a 8 track that could fill a car with the sound it could put out on four speakers, there was nothing like it at the time. 

    Of course some times when you were cruising looking for parties you would have to shut it off and roll down the windows to listen for the band.
  • A couple of years ago my kids bought me an 8 track player for my birthday. Then they rubbed it in by saying "Were's old technology, just like you Dad!"

    There is some really strange stuff on 8 track. My personal favorite is a quadraphonic recording of string band music from the Mummers parade in Philadelphia with an opening greeting from Frank Rizzo himself inviting folks to his city for the Bicentennial!
  • My brother left a box of 20+ 8-track tapes when he moved out. I sold the box for 50¢.

    /slashie
    //slashies
  • I recently observed a very well-known (well, at least in the recording industry) engineer record a quite famous band using all digital equipment. He took certain tracks (snare, overheads, a doubled guitar track, a doubled vox track), run them out into a Panasonic 8-track deck and record them. Then he ripped the tracks back from the tape into the computer and doubled them up with the digital versions. Sounded brilliant. Compression, how does it work?

    /still have my Ted Nugent and Foreigner 8-Tracks
    //as well as the Huey Lewis And The News "Sports" album which was supposedly the last release from Chrysalis on 8-Track and possibly the last album ever released on the format
    ///have a car deck, but am not tearing the dashboard apart in my Prius
  • Why would an*K-CHOONK!*yone want to collect 8 tracks?
  • JonZoidberg: My first girlfriend in high school had an 8 track of Carlin's 7 Words. That was the first I'd heard it and I still remember listening to it while she and I had awkward teenage sex. In summation, 8 track was pretty damn cool.


    You... had sex.... with George Carlin's voice as the moodsetter?
  • HotWingAgenda: JonZoidberg: My first girlfriend in high school had an 8 track of Carlin's 7 Words. That was the first I'd heard it and I still remember listening to it while she and I had awkward teenage sex. In summation, 8 track was pretty damn cool.

    You... had sex.... with George Carlin's voice as the moodsetter?


    I'll one up that.... Monty Python's Meaning of Life in the Background.

    You know the track.
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    How I like my 8 track. Of course, I don't have a player.
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