Radio stations sometimes get the cut out version of an album (on CD) but I
am not sure if that is supposed to function as a promotional copy. I
believe that the bar code sometimes has a circle cut out or it is stamped
promotional on the cover of disc or LP. By the way I own a cassette with a
cut out on the bottom of the case (on spine). However, not sure about the
8-tracks. Although, I admit I have not seen many cassettes with the cut
On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Ben Torre <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At 11:54 AM 8/15/08, you wrote:
>> Can anyone explain why certain LP's used to have a "cut-out hole" in them,
>> usually in the upper right or left portions of the album cover? Did this
>> also apply to 8-track tape cartridges as well?
> Boy... do I feel old now....
> Discontinued stock, sold cheap at your favorite record store. Man, do I
> miss those days of rummaging around in the cut-out bins. Found some great
> stuff there, and it was worth the gamble of a few spare dollars.
> I never saw 8-tracks or cassettes with cut-out holes... would have probably
> damaged the housing too much & they were functionally dicey at best.
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