Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blast from the Past


I saw this stack of 8-Tracks at a local antique store.  Remember these?  I remember how there was that short interruption in a song when they had to change tracks.  Does anyone have an 8-track player today?  I'm betting there is a very, very small market for these relics from the past.

18 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

A real blast from the past!

Andy said...

The Mario Lanza tape is what caught me eye. When I was a kid my mother took me to see his movies. Wow that was before 8-Tracks.

Kate said...

These are real antiques, but I don't they have much value.

Kathy said...

One of my daughter's friends still has his 8-track player! I never even had one!

Karl Demetz said...

No, I don't have one...

Lowell said...

Haven't seen an 8-track for years. They went the way of the dinosaurs. Don't see many VHS tapes these days, either, except at flea markets.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I do not now and never have had one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Best of Jim Reeves.. oh my these are old Sharon :) there will be somebody out there with the right equipment to play them I bet!

Birdman said...

My Dad had a pile in his Tbird. THEY went fast.

Judy said...

I bet my kids don't even know the term, "8 track".
I have heard that vinyl is becoming popular again but I don't think these will.

glenda said...

Charlie Pride, Eddie Arnold, Jim Reeves, these were all on my parents list of favorites. They did have an 8 track player. Wow!

RedPat said...

Someone out there would be thrilled to have these Sharon!

cieldequimper said...

Well I do remember them but I'm not part of the market... :-)

William Kendall said...

I've heard of 8-tracks before... so that's what they look like? I grew up with CDs.

Randy said...

I loved my 8-track player in my car.

Jack said...

I was in a store recently that had piles of these. I can't think of anyone I know who has an 8-track player.

Halcyon said...

I've never seen an 8-track player. But I've heard of them. Good to see it's not just a legend. ;-)

Steve Reed said...

Eight-track tapes were so terrible. That's one form of antiquated technology that DESERVED to die! (This looks like a pretty hilarious assortment, too -- Engelbert Humperdinck? "The Magic Organ Polka Album"?