Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8-Track Heaven

You can blame an issue of Goldmine magazine from several years ago for turning me onto 8-Track Heaven. Your eyes do not deceive you - it is a site devoted to celebrating 8-track tapes.

As a child of the 70s and early 80s, the 8-track tape was everywhere for me, and then it was gone. I still have a lot of fond memories of those bulky hunks of plastic and their oddball functionality. I even still own some 8-tracks, though the last player we had for them gave up the ghost sometime in the last century.

8-Track Heaven has a lot of interesting articles on the history of the format. Did you know there is an album from a world famous performer that was only released on 8-track? It's true! That's just one of the interesting gems you can unearth if you poke around the site. The last time I checked, some of the URLs were broken, but wading through those is a small price to pay for the entertainment the site offers.

8-Track Heaven is a great site for people who remember those antiquated tapes, or just those who are amused by pop culture nostalgia. Recommended!

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