Monday, January 31, 2011

Rare 8 Track Tape - Quiet Riot: Metal Health

1983 Columbia House tape club release of Metal Health by Quiet Riot. Sold for $61 in condition pictured. Nice copy worth approximately $100.

Rare 8 Track Tape - Frank Zappa / Mothers of Invention: Freak Out

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out album on the Verve label. Recently sold on eBay for $62. This is probably a very early issue cartridge, possibly pre-1970.

Rare 8 Track Tape - Kiss: Animalize

This rare 8 track tape is Animalize by Kiss. It was released in 1984 on the Mercury label and distributed by Columbia House tape club. The copy pictured recently sold on eBay for $123. This is probably the last Kiss release on 8 track tape.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rare Import 8 Track Tape: Beatles: Best of the Beatles

This 8 track tape is currently being offered at for $1250.00. It is a scarce Beatles, The Best of the Beatles import from Japan with its original box. Is it worth that much? Who knows, but where are you gonna find another one.

Rare Quad 8 Track Tape - Peter Schickele: The Wurst of P.D.Q. Bach

This quadraphonic Peter Schickele, The Wurst of P.D.Q. Bach 8 track tape sold this week on eBay for $90, even with lots of scuffing and wear.

Rare 8 Track Tape - Billy Idol: Rebel Yell

This scarce Billy Idol, Rebel Yell 8 track was still sealed when it sold for $100 on eBay this week. The tape is a Columbia House record club tape club tape.

Rare Quad 8 Track Tape - The Hiltonaires: Bealtes Hits in the Glenn Miller Sound

The Hiltonaires, Bealtes Hits in the Glenn Miller Sound quadraphonic 8 track tape sold recently on eBay for $104.

Rare Quadraphonic 8 Track Tape - Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music

This sealed quadraphonic 8 track tape of Lou Reed, Metal Machine Music recently sold on eBay for $150.

8 Track of the Week - U2 Rattle and Hum

This week's 8 track tape of the week is U2's Rattle and Hum. A sealed copy (pictured) sold this week on eBay for $300. This 1988 record club release is one of the last 8 track tapes that was produced. At that point the cassette tape had taken over and 8 tracks were pretty much a dead format.

Welcome to 8 Tracks Rock

Maybe you have an old 8 track tape player in your garage to listen to while hiding from the wife, in your classic muscle car, or maybe you're a hard-core collector with hundreds of cartridges... Whatever your reason for hanging onto an obsolete music format, we support you and we're with you! 8 tracks rock! This blog will be devoted to all things 8 track and all the things that are still cool about them. Feel free to join in the discussion, either here on the site or on our Facebook page.

Whatever the reason for your 8 track obsession, you aren't alone, and you're not as lame as your kids think you are.
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