Happy National 8 Track Tape Day 2016! #eighttrackday

8 Track Shack - 8 Track Tape Day

#EightTrackDay - It’s April 11th, and you know what that means….it’s National 8 Track Tape Day! Celebrate the music format anyway you want, but at 8 Track Shack we’re doing what we always do, having a big sale! All of our nearly 60,000 8-tracks are on sale at 50% off regular prices. You only pay half today, but 8 Track Shack still includes pre-shipment refurbishing of all the tapes and guarantees them for life!

But wait….That’s not all!  All purchases made today count for full value towards your customer loyalty discount! If you aren’t familiar with our customer loyalty program, you can click here to read about 8 Track Shack’s Customer Loyalty program. So, for example, if you buy $500 worth of tapes today, you pay only $250, but you earn $500 worth of customer loyalty points. Even if you’ve never bought anything before, this would mean that you’d save 25% off every order you ever make from 8 Track Shack….forever! This discount is cumulative and your loyalty discount never expires, it just keeps getting better the more you buy. Your existing customer loyalty discount does still apply on all purchases made during the sale too. We only have a few of these sales each year, so today’s a good time to stock up on carts.

Throughout the day 8 Track Shack will be having a number of contests, which we will post to the 8 Track Shack Facebook page. Keep checking our Facebook page, the more people that participate, the more we’ll give away. Hope everyone has a great 8 Track Day that is free of broken tapes and gummy rollers. If you’re looking for 8 Track Tape related things to read and view today, you can use the hashtag #eighttrackday on Facebook or other social media to see what other 8 track fans are posting today.

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!

Another Getting Old Reminder - 2011 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Well it’s that time of year again, the time when the newest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced…and once again anyone who grew up listening to the inductees feels even older. And those of you out there who thought that this year’s inductees were “crap the youngin’s listen too,” back in 1990, well, you feel even older.

This year’s list of inductees includes Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys - those are the bands the older folks probably didn’t like or even know. For the music fans that were around back in the 1960’s, you had some inductees from your generation as well, including Donovan, Laura Nyro, and Faces/Small Faces.

While you’re surfing, you can visit the Rock and Roll HOF website.

The 27 Club Adds Another Member

The 27 Club has initiated its newest member, Amy Winehouse. While the club is most famous for some of its rock stars, the list of members now totals 45 musicians from different genres with the induction of Winehouse. Not familiar with the 27 Club? The 27 club is a group of musicians, some of them quite famous, whose lives were cut tragically short at the age of 27….ie. a group of rock stars that all died when they were 27 years old. The most famous include rock stars, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Curt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones and the great bluesman Robert Johnson. Amy Winehouse now joins the list.

Though no official cause of death has been issued, Winehouse was found dead today at her apartment in London. Winehouse was a gifted Grammy winning singer and songwriter who was plagued - like many members of the 27 Club - by a deep desire to put massive amounts of chemicals into their bodies.

If you’re interested in the entire membership of the 27 Club, you can check out the Wikipedia page for the 27 Club that lists the members as well as their dates and causes of death. Interesting notes on that particular article, four of the more famous 27 Club members died within a two year period, several others died at 27 as well during that time period from 1969-1971. Also Kurt Cobain’s cause of death is listed as “ruled as suicide by shotgun,” seemingly because of the conspiracy theory (or fact, who knows) that his wife Courntey Love actually murdered Cobain.

No word yet on whether or not Winehouse had a white lighter in her possession. If you don’t know what that means, well, Google it, and if you’re a musician that’s 27 years old….don’t carry a white cigarette lighter (including those ones with the shrinky plastic covers over white plastic).


End of an Era, Sony Discontinues Cassette Walkmans

9umAfter 30 years and 200,000,000 portable cassette tape players manufactured, Sony says it will stop producing their Walkman cassette tape players.  The last Walkmans were produced and shipped in the spring and when they are gone, they’re gone.  Sony still plans on manufacturing their CD and MD model Walkmans as their digital format models.  Some China based companies may still produce some Sony Walkman branded cassette players, but those will likely not make their way to the US, instead be sold in the Asian and Middle East markets.

Sony sold their first Walkman in 1979.  Sony made the announcement days ago, on the 9th anniversary of the iPod.

The photo above shows a retro Sony Sports Walkman that has been gutted to be used as an iPod case.  For more photos, check here.