Happy National 8 Track Tape Day 2015!

xh8 Track Shack would like to wish everyone a happy National 8 Track Tape Day! That’s right, if you weren’t aware, April 11th is National 8 Track Tape Day…where we all celebrate the fabulous 8 track tape cartridge in our own way. To mark the occasion, 8 Track Shack is having a sale on all 8 tracks. For today only, we have taken 55% off all 8 track tapes, sealed cartridges, blank 8-tracks, head cleaners and all quadraphonic 8 tracks too. Each tape purchased during the sale will still be professionally refurbished prior to shipment and guaranteed to play for life. Just like National 8 Track Tape Day, this sale only lasts today, so now’s your chance to get some of those tapes on your wishlist at incredibly discounted prices. We’d like to thank our regular customers for their continued patronization of our business and for helping keep the 8 track format alive. Happy 8 track day!

When is National 8 Track Tape Day?

For anyone who was wondering, this is what the 8 Track Shack guy's back looks like....also, April 11th is 8 Track Tape Day!

For anyone who was wondering, this is what the 8 Track Shack guy’s back looks like….also, April 11th is 8 Track Tape Day!

When is National 8 Track Tape Day? April 11th is National 8 Track Tape Day! It’s coming up soon. Once again this year we’ll have some special sale on 8 tracks and some giveaways. Check back here to the 8 Track Shack blog or the 8 Track Shack Facebook page on the 11th and we’ll give you more details.

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, you know…so nobody forgets about it.

Happy National 8 Track Tape Day

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).