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4-11 National 8-track day :)
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Post# 931869   4/11/2017 at 18:47 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

still play some of these every once in a while-many suffer from "old age"problems of foam pressure pads turning to dust and foil splice coming off.Bought my last new one in 1982,record clubs had certain titles on 8-track through 1988...Heyday of these tapes was ~1968-82,about the same era as "ye olde fayke woodgrayne"and the leisure suit :)

Post# 931871 , Reply# 1   4/11/2017 at 19:06 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I still have about 50 of them left. I havnt played any in years on the old Magnavox 8 track cartridge player. Just listening to something good and ker klunk to next side to finish the song. At least 8 track was a start from records to cassette and CD's

Post# 931942 , Reply# 2   4/12/2017 at 02:47 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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The format had a laundry list of flaws, but they're great fun from a nostalgic angle. Happy National 8-Track Day, everyone!

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Post# 931943 , Reply# 3   4/12/2017 at 02:50 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

You know,I sort of miss the tangled,broken 8-tracks found by the side of the road!

Post# 931945 , Reply# 4   4/12/2017 at 03:03 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I remember thinking 8-track was so neat when I was growing up... Even though I had cassette, which was probably a better format in many ways.


I got a 8-track player (complete with fake walnut veneer) and a few tapes to play with once. It sounded pretty dreadful used with my good audio system. But it was amusing.


Here's a a story that amused me about an 8-track prank some teenagers liked.


Do not try this at home! LOL


Post# 932006 , Reply# 5   4/12/2017 at 12:54 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
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I bought a Magnavox Secretary Stereo from a guy a couple of years ago. He was moving and the $20 asking price was irresistible. The inside is packed with 8 tracks. It's covered up in my garage. One day I'll find a space for it (no easy task) and pop in a tape or two. 

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Post# 932011 , Reply# 6   4/12/2017 at 13:30 by TheSpiritOf76 (wichita kansas, Historic Midtowne.)        
Me and my 1973....

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Zenith Allegro console always celebrate national 8Track day! =)

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Post# 932058 , Reply# 7   4/12/2017 at 18:13 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I never had an 8-track player, but my cousin Craig had one in his '76 or '77 Monte Carlo.

One of my friends was talking about 8-tracks last night; he still has some of his, but no way to play them.

Post# 932134 , Reply# 8   4/13/2017 at 05:54 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
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Different running order & sometimes (depending on how much/less you like the song, maybe what song) the songs divided into a Part 1/Part 2, are what characterizes this neat format--had my share & somehow mostly of ones that snapped while playing, especially orange-cartridges that were especially hard to keep permanently in my collection as much as those being the 1st to be thrown away...


Bought mine in the late-'80's as everyone was selling what was a truly dead format, while the players had their neat, characteristics, also one-of-a kind, but I settled for what was the last NEW one ever made, a Realistic from Radio Shack, that I wanted no more, but as a small auxiliary unit that just plugs into the stereo, even if the plastic Program button & system differed sonically from those metal ones--and finally learned what was meant by "Program" as I'd seen the players & tapes have, and learned (from a friend's, auxiliary, too, actually) how all that worked...


Enjoyed until the early-'90's, then my eschewing of cassettes followed, though I have a couple, one of which I can only get on that format (Steve Fisk), while a certain Bobby Goldsboro GREATEST HITS, I think also is an exclusive, of which the "third" of those, I'd briefly had, which I'd bought NEW off of eBay, broke, hence, reduced to a pair, as the used copy, I hope continues to run forever more... (Just fast-forwarded it, so I could play Side 2 of it, as the initial copy, took me a few minutes to realize that the leader tape broke off, right after it finished Side 1!)




-- Dave


Post# 932171 , Reply# 9   4/13/2017 at 10:09 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
never had one...

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but one of my few memories of the Summer of '71 (as they say - if you can remember the late '60s & early '70s you probably weren't there!) is driving around during lunch break from my summer job at a paper warehouse in Linthicum MD in a co-worker's '70 Duster, windows down, stoned, his 8 track playing Jethro Tull's "Locomotive Breath" at full blast! ...oh to be young again!

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