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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:06 pm
 


Title: Cheap Trick brings back the 8-track
Category: Showbiz
Posted By: Regina
Date: 2009-07-04 13:05:06


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:12 pm
 


mommy what's an 8 track?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:25 pm
 


newfette newfette:
mommy what's an 8 track?


Just the worst Media ever. After awhile the tape would get tight causing severe drag and worbling. I suppose it was great for those wanting things that self-destructed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:32 pm
 


why would anyone want that???


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:33 pm
 


I always loved the song being cut in half when it had to change tracks.......... :roll:

I can accept vinyl, reel to reel, cassette, CD, even those heavy bakelite 78s. I would not, and do not have an 8-track laying around. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:52 pm
 


Jamming a matchbook into the slot to hold the tape in the right spot on the old Craig Power Play.

I don't miss it a bit!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:08 pm
 


They have got to be kidding. 8-Tracks were and always will be the worst tapes ever. Tapes jamming, breaking, etc.

What will they try next!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:21 pm
 


PJB PJB:
They have got to be kidding. 8-Tracks were and always will be the worst tapes ever. Tapes jamming, breaking, etc.

What will they try next!


Wax cylinders! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:03 pm
 


SprCForr SprCForr:
Jamming a matchbook into the slot to hold the tape in the right spot on the old Craig Power Play.

I don't miss it a bit!

:lol:

ROTFL NO SHIT!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:45 pm
 


I saw Cheap Trick and Pearl Jam in concert on the August 1st longweekend in 1996. It was at Moslon Park in Barrie, before they shut up shop in Barrie. When they had shows at the old Molson Park, they had draft beer on sale. It was 30 degrees and sunny and the best weather-day of the year.

So my 3 buddies and I drive up to Barrie on Saturday morning, no reservations in place. We go to a hundred motels and not a room in town. So I say to this one guy at the motel "How about a few bucks to let us pitch a tent?" He says "Cool, $20 and you can even use the shower and shitter in a room I have under repair." So we take the offer. While I'm working on the tent, my buddy Ronnie goes for beer. We all order a 24. We're gonna come back from the show and give 'er all night.

So we get a cab and head off to Molson Park. The show starts, like 1:00pm maybe? It was an all-day festival on 2 stages with a whole bunch o' bands (Matthew Good, Big Sugar, a whole whack of good Canadian bands). So we're drinking beers and shirts are off and we're dancing with pretty girls and getting high and the sun was shining and the bands were groovin'. My one buddy passed out for a while and security just let us look after him. It was cool. It was wicked.

So Pearl Jam ROCKED and MATT GOOD ROCKED :rock: and Cheap Trick rocked...It was a great tunes, steady, 'til the show ended about 9:30 or so, like barely dark. So we go back to the motel and crack a can and we're chillin' in this gazebo they have in the yard of the motel. And this dude comes up and starts talkin' all kinds of crazy shit, like he just got kicked outta the Burger King and he was 4th cousin of Mackenzie King and he thought that Bankok ("Can you actually fucking believe that they have a place called Bankok and we could all just go there?") was Shangri-La. He claimed he had stolen the mirror from the mens' room at the Burger King, but he couldn't produce it when challenged on that point.

So we were drunk and sunburned a little afraid now. We went to Pearl Jam expecting to drink 24 beers each afterward, and we passed out drunk and fearing certain death after 2 beers, before 11:00pm.

Cheap Trick rocked and that was the very best day of 1996.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:52 pm
 


This is a joke, right? Even if it's just a publicity type thing the 8-Track was and shall always be known as a POS. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:07 pm
 


Sounds kinda appropriate considering that Cheap Trick was last relavent about the same time 8-tracks were phased out. Just saying "8-track" creeps me out. Sort of like randomly thinking up something really disturbing like "Manitoba trailer park". Ugh. 8O


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:20 am
 


If they are wanting to revive a media, bring back vinyl! 8-tracks were crap! Vinyl will always be better than anything else. I hate CD's. Can't beat the rich tones of a good record!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:20 am
 


Totally awesome, brings back memories!

I never liked 8 Tracks either, but in the late 90s, my brother bought a beater and it had an 8 track player in it. So I went over to my dad's place (who has a stereo with cassette, 8-track and a record player), and recorded all the latest music on it and gave it to him as a birthday present. He was so happy he could actually use the damned thing that he played that 8 track over and over until it broke.


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