Saturday, February 12, 2011
New (The Only) 8 Track Museum to Open in Dallas
Burnett plans to display 500-1000 tapes from his collection of 3000 tapes, as well as some other early tape music formats and players. Burnett admits that he doesn't even listen to his 8 tracks, but says he wants to keep the format from dying. Seems a bit odd for someone who credits himself with single-handedly starting the 8 track tape collecting fad (is it really a fad?) by selling a Sex Pistols 8 track for a hundred bucks fifteen years ago. Burnett started his own 8 track recording label, sells T-shirts and merchandise in addition to charging $20 a head to view his little collection of 8 tracks. It's cool to see a museum dedicated to 8 tracks, but it would have been better if it had been done by a collector that really loved them and wasn't seemingly out to just make money. Someone like Tracker Bob (below).