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Happy National 8 Track Tape Day

April 11th, 2011

9idApril 11th is National 8 Track Tape Day. Yes, even the much maligned 8-track has its own national holiday of sorts. While often viewed as an archaic musical format and the butt of many o’ jokes, the 8 track tape was ahead of its time technologically speaking and still has a strong loyal following of fans around the world.

To celebrate National 8 Track Tape Day, 8-Track-Shack.com is slashing prices on nearly our entire inventory of 8 track tapes…for one day only. Today all 8 tracks, sealed 8 tracks and quadraphonic 8 tracks are 35% off of their regular prices.  With each order you also receive professional restoration of each tape that includes pad and sensing foil replacement as well as our lifetime guarantee. You can search 8 Track Shack’s online store and our selection of 40,000 8 tracks or you can browse through our specials page.

For anyone reading this who doesn’t have a clue what 8 track tapes even are, read on (or ask your parents)….Stereo 8, commonly known as the eight-track cartridge, eight-track tape, or simply eight-track, is a magnetic tape sound recording technology. It was popular in the United States from the mid-1960s through the late 1970s, but was relatively unknown in many European countries. Stereo 8 was created in 1964 by a consortium led by Bill Lear of Lear Jet Corporation, along with Ampex, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Motorola, and RCA Victor Records (RCA). It was a further development of the similar Stereo-Pak four-track cartridge created by Earl “Madman” Muntz. A later quadraphonic version of the format was announced by RCA in April 1970 and first known as Quad-8, then later changed to just Q8. (More history and info on Wikipedia).