8-Track

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  1. dro

    dro Well-Known Member

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    I may be dating myself. But by this time nobody else will anyway.
    Any of you ever tried to learn a song on an 8- Track.
    I was one of those idiots that got suckered into the Columbia House Free 8-Tracks
    Turns out they weren't so free. Anyway Got a Machine Head Tape and was going nuts over
    Space Truckin'. Sitting there and listening as hard as I could. Woops lick would go by then I would have to wait for it to come around again.
     
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    That would have drove me bat crazy!
     
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    Me too. Cassette and LP sure. 8 track no way.
    But I suckered for the Columbia house too
     
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    Never went the 8 track route, but did the Columbia House thing for LP's.
     
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    Yes You remember the good old days . A lot of things were like that
     
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    People today don't know how easy they have it. Want to learn a song just go on youtube. Who's to say the youtuber is playing it right. Have used it a time or two, but nothing like learning for yourself by the (sound) of the music. Learned Don Felder's acoustic intro watching the Hell Freezes Over concert. Don't show how he's doing it but listen to how everything fits
     
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    That’s the way I am with a cd
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Pops wouldn’t let me do it, told me it was a scam to get you to have to buy the ones they sent out monthly. (the ones you didn’t want)
    Cheers
     
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    Such a good point. 3 different versions of a song we were learning. The other guitar used the most convenient one on tab online. no! Listen and learn! The band tunes down a half step so song is played in E utilizing open E string. Try that with standard tuning in E flat.
    Ridiculous.
     
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    Tuning down? I wasn't even thinking about that. How about the songs that were recorded in a (RECORDING STUDIO) remember those? And after recording, producers played with the speed on the Studer a little bit. End result was a song in the crack. + or- 50 cents
     
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    I had Machine Head on 8 track too.
     
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    AC/DC Highway to Hell..they all just tuned to Malc who was 1/4 step flat..
     
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    August 1976..........1st time I heard "Cat Scratch Fever" on a quadraphonic 8-track. I ain't been right since. :nuts:
     
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    What was the scam?

    Was this like 70's OG Netflix but with Audio?
     
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    They'd give you 15 albums for a penny. Then every month they had the selection of the month that they'd just send you if you didnt send the form back fast enough saying you didn't want it..(this was way pre internet.) which of course was at an over inflated price, with ridiculous shipping charges tacked on..so not really a scam but close.

    I did it when I was 14 or so. My Dad found out and called them and raised hell because I was 14. They stopped sending me stuff, and if I remember got to keep the l.p.s.
     
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    How'd they bill you in those days and actually make it stick?
     
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    It would go on your permanent record.
     
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    That was how it was explained to me.
    But I would still drool over the selection.
     
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    Yea just like anything else it would go to collections if you didnt pay it. You sign up so in effect that's the contract. I was 14 so I had no legal right to even sign a contract, so it didn't have any ramifications in my case.
     
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    Quad. Man I haven't thought about that in years. That's how I learned parts, and how music was put together like cogs in a wheel. Sly And The Family Stone, Santana, Yes
    If I'm not mistaken, YES even did a quadraphonic live tour
     

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