"8 track tapes???"

Discussion in '"Pay It Forward"' started by Waterboy, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Alright you old farts that have an 8 track player in your car, or house. Oh gosh, seriously, you have one in your house? I had one back in the the 70's. I have some for sale for the low, low price of, well you know... free. They're old. Maybe to old for you. They were my buddy's dad's 8 tracks. Here we go.... Wait, I need a drink.
    1. Tommy Dorsey: "Dedicated to you" circa 1976 Tape rolls easily with my finger.
    Man that's a good drink! My wife's gonna be mad I finished her Southern Comfort!
    2. It's a weird one.... I Love Adventure with Jack, Doc, and Reggie. Circa 1974 From reading the label it seems like a "story?" Rolls so so IMO.
    3. Eddy Arnold, "Welcome to my World", No date, but a lot of songs on it! Rolls real good.
    4. Count Basie, "Basie's Best", Rolls good, no date
    5. Barbara Streisand, "A Christmas Album." Rolls OK, No date, looks very good!
    6. The Legendary Glenn Miller, "Glenn Miller and his Orchestra Vol. 5"
    7. Frank Sinatra: This Love of Mine." Rolls very good. No date
    8. The Best of Glenn Miller Vol. 3. Rolls OK. No date
    9. Tommy Dorsey: "Dedicated to You" Circa 1976 Rolls good
    10. The weird one is.... probably trash, "MEMOREX45 record-able tape with Glenn Miller "Archive Collection"
    Rolls OK

    So how do I do this? I'm going to BG. I will not ship, but deliver in person at BG, or they go in the trash. Let me know what you want.
  2. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Jim Rodgers was looking for some year, not sure if these are his taste though. If no one claims them ahead of time, set up a box in the pits (yours, ours, someone’s trailer) with a big ‘FREE’ sign.
  3. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good idea Patrick. Thank you!

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    John, What?!! No Grand Funk,Iron Butterfly,Black Sabbath,Doors,CCR,Deep Purple or Hendrix? Heh heh

    Yep, I remember scoring a huge garage sale box of 8 tracks of some serious jam back in the 1980’s.

    I took the very best of them,tightened my sun visor screws and stored my favorite tapes up there on both sides.

    Was a killer idea till I came out of the 7-11 gas station one night all sideways to chase down a Camero,I wanted to put on a lil show at the same time so I decided to come out of the tire boiling sideways roll and wag the rear end around for some nice squiggly posi tracs to show off to my buddies the next day.
    All seemed like a great idea till I threw it sideways the other direction and helplessly watched ALL the best 8 tracks fly out the windows and turn into 8 track tumble weeds:eek:!
    Posi tracks & 8 tracks dumb dumb dumb but can laugh about it now(kinda):D
    I actually like big band music too but doubt I will make BG
  5. 69a-body

    69a-body Well-Known Member

    Good luck. Nobody even contacted me about these I had in classifieds. Such memorable tunes as these collecting dust WP_20170709_022.jpg WP_20170709_018.jpg
  6. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Loved your story John!!! The good ole days! I remember sticking a pack of matches squeezed in on top to make them play right. And when they finally quit working we'd make 8 track spaghetti out the window with them.
  7. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Somewhere in Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Ga) under the Mt. Vernon Rd. bridge is an under dash 8 track player that WAS in my brother’s ‘76 Monte Carlo. One day no combination of matches/matchbook/etc would play right, so ‘kick kick grab snatch fling!’ out it went. (There’s also a gold mine of class rings, gold chains and watches down there-that was the swimming bridge before school then, too!).
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  8. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    Man I had quite a few 8 tracks all 70s and 80s rock when cassette took over I gave it all to a buddy at least 50 of them and a home steto player too. I still do have a buick 8 track deck but see no reason to clutter the gs with it.
  9. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    The Christmas of 1974, my parents got me an 8 track player, 2 speakers, and 2 tapes. Grand Funk Railroad and Led Zepplin. I was terribly sick with the Flu. My Dad brought a car battery into my room along with a battery charger and I "rocked" myself to sleep!
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