I’m not nearly old enough to remember 8-tracks…despite what my husband might say. My parents never owned a car with a built-in tapedeck and radio until well in to the 80s. My sister and I received a Record Player for Christmas one year…and it was just that…a device that played records with two speakers. No built-in tape deck. I recall that the only way I could record on to a cassette tape was to dangle a microphone attached to a tape recorder over the spinning record. So, I would have a recording of the music AND all the ambient noise in my house plus my heavy breathing.
I saw a CD for the first time when I was DJ-ing in college. I didn’t have any CDs…did anyone?! I was not technically savvy bask then…still not very savvy now…so I rarely used CDs until the 90s. Slowly but surely, I stopped listening to LPs, EPs, singles, and even cassette tapes. I’m a bit of a packrat. You won’t be surprised to learn that I have ALL my record albums in a milk crate and every mix tape I made or someone made for me. I know the needles from both turntables — mine and my husband’s — are broken. Do I even have a working cassette player?
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What do you mean you’re not old enough to remember 8-tracks? I’m 38 and I remember them well. My friend and I used to listen to them for hours together. Our favorite was an Alvin and the Chipmunks one.
Yep, I remember them all.. Mostly cassettes..and I listen to CDs. I have an iPod I have used once. Still don’t get the hang of it.
I was born and lived in the UK…never saw or heard of an 8-track until moving to the US at 18. By that time 8-tracks were more or less a joke. I lived in the US in my early elem school years, but don’t remember 8-tracks then. I guess British tech was off from US tech. When everyone was using VHS or Beta, the British used Video 2000 — you could record on both sides of the tape but at some point no one was selling movies on Video 2000. It was a bust.