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    Question What's in Your 8 Track Collection?

    Thought this would be a good, and funny topic from other discussions on what gear people used to own in previous threads. So now lets talk about the Music. What is in your 8 track collection?
    I will post my collection tomorrow.



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    I sent mine off to a friend in the Midwest, a car player and a Fisher home deck. He had asked me once to recommend a high-end 8 track player...I was actually speechless. I explained to him later that it was an inherently flawed design, and the wow & flutter actually mattered to some people, but he digs it so he paid for the shipping.

    The only tapes I remember distinctly were:

    Kansas- Leftoverture

    John Denver- Greatest Hits

    Boston- Boston

    Spike Jones Collection

    ...and some Perry Como, Acker Bilk, Yakety Sax, Herb Alpert and Hawaiian Love Songs my folks had.

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    Kraftwerk - Autobahn - (what else?) for the long drives between DC and Columbia SC circa 73-74
    Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
    Bonnie Rait - Give it Up!

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    God, once cassette came out, 8 tracks hit the trash can. When I graduated in 73 I had 69 Plymouth GTX had factory 8 track. Home unit was a Craig, Had Akia X1810 reel to reel that also had 8 track on the side of unit.

    Tapes ranged from Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Grass Roots, Guess Who Beach Boys Ten Years After, etc. Out of all of them, still to this day use vinyl the most....

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    Oddly enough, I had (and still have) a Sony home 8-track recorder, so many of my 8-track tapes are home-made. I stumbled upon the odd machine a while back, along with a box of tapes. I hooked it up to play as more of a novelty for my kids and it worked quite well, using the store-bought tapes from the box, until it got to the first splice/track-change contact, where the splice failed and tape ran everywhere. This happened on the next two tapes until I wasn't having fun anymore and quit flagellating myself. The tapes in question were Youngbloods Elephant Mountain, Led Zep II, and one less memorable. Anyone else still have a reaction when listening to CDs you had on 8-track when you hit the track change in your brain but the CD doesn't have the pause or the clunk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    8-track - When you hit the track change in your brain but the CD doesn't have the pause or the clunk?
    You could hear it from across the room (CLUNK)

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    Here is my 8 Track Collection:

    Beatles - Abbey Road
    Led Zepplin - II & III
    Carol King - Tapestry
    Three Dog Night - Golden Bisquits (2)
    Jim Croce - Don't Mess Around With Jim
    John Lennon - Imagine
    John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
    The Alan Parson Project - The Turn Of a Friendly Card
    Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
    Nat King Cole - At the Sands
    90 Minutes with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops
    John Denver - Rocky Mountain X-Mas
    Journey - Captured
    Seals & Crofts - Greatest Hits
    Santana's - Greatest Hits
    Supertramp - Paris
    Moody Blues - Greatest Hits
    ABBA - Super Trouper
    5th Dimension Greatest Hits on Earth
    Steve Miller Band - Book of Dreams
    Blues Brothers - Briefcase Full of Blues
    Janis Joplin - Super Rock
    Three Dog Night - Naturally
    The World of Great Classics Vol: 1, & 2, 4, 5, are new never opened.
    Foghat - Boogie Motel
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumors & Penguin
    Alice Cooper - Killer 490
    The Charlie Daniels Band - Million Mile Reflections
    Bad Company - Run With The Pack
    Blackfoot - Strikes
    Bob Seger - Live Bullet
    The Cars - The Cars

    That's a step in the way back machine. Now here's a real step back, first style of recorded music ever. First Patented issued in October 1892 by Thomas Edison.
    Edison Gold Molded Records (Echo All Over The World)
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    I don't believe I've ever purchased a pre-recorded 8-track (or cassette) tape in my life. Considering my age, that has to be a rarity. I always bought vinyl and recorded what I felt was worthy to a cassette on my Pioneer CTF-7171. Here is a list the 8-tracks that were hot from my high school days:

    Kansas "Masque"
    Bob Seger "Live Bullet"
    Eagles "Greatest Hits 1971-1975"
    Steve Miller Band "Fly Like An Eagle"
    Peter Frampton "Frampton Comes Alive"
    Ted Nugent "Free-For-All"
    Chicago "Greatest Hits"
    Bruce Springsteen "Born To Run"

    The car stereo of choice was a Pioneer 8-track Super Tuner with Jensen Triaxels.
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    Never did have one

    Quote Originally Posted by JBL Dog View Post
    I don't believe I've ever purchased a pre-recorded 8-track (or cassette) tape in my life. Considering my age, that has to be a rarity. I always bought vinyl and recorded what I felt was worthy to a cassette on my Pioneer CTF-7171. Here is a list the 8-tracks that were hot from my high school days:

    Kansas "Masque"
    Bob Seger "Live Bullet"
    Eagles "Greatest Hits 1971-1975"
    Steve Miller Band "Fly Like An Eagle"
    Peter Frampton "Frampton Comes Alive"
    Ted Nugent "Free-For-All"
    Chicago "Greatest Hits"
    Bruce Springsteen "Born To Run"

    The car stereo of choice was a Pioneer 8-track Super Tuner with Jensen Triaxels.
    I'm like you dog, I never did do the 8-track thing; I too recorded vinyl onto cassette. I had a Pioneer CTF-900 back then. Anyway, you're really bringing back memories when you mention the Pioneer "Super Tuner". My car stereo of the late seventies was the Pioneer KP-500 with Supertuner. I still have it-see photo! You'll note that it's on one of those slide in-slide out locking security brackets-as thieves liked these too and they relieved me of my first one. Of course you had to have an equalizer amp as well...in my case a Sparkomatic. And of course I had the Jensen Triaxials as well, all mounted in my first car-a 1964 Pontiac Tempest. It sounded pretty good!

    But I sure do remember those 8-tracks though, with their clunky Programs 1,2,3,4....

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    around 68 i had some kind of phillips top load cassette player that came with a removable slide out bracket that allowed it to tie into the am car radio of my 61 consul........(english ford compact).with a 6x9 rear speaker we were in audio heaven.missed out on the whole 8 track thing except when in my buds hemi charger rt that had a factory 8 track and electric windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    Oddly enough, I had (and still have) a Sony home 8-track recorder,
    A couple of weeks ago, bot a Poneer 8track recorder in nearly perfect shape that has DOLBY-B in it, with calibration test tone.
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    Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    A couple of weeks ago, bot a Poneer 8track recorder in nearly perfect shape that has DOLBY-B in it, with calibration test tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmakres1 View Post
    REALLY ?
    yes
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    Looks pretty nice

    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    yes
    It looks pretty nice from what I can tell, can we see a whole pic?

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    i can remember around 72 or so they had clubs that for a membership fee would dub or clone eight tracks on some kind of "high speed copier".i was a vinyl guy so i never bit but my friend went in both barrels.turns out the clones were such bad quality that they only lasted a play or two.i dont know if it was that or the copyright folks that did em in

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