Morton Jr, David L wrote:
> For the record, I believe the fellow featured in the article is the same
> person who was a frequent contributor to the late, great 'zine 8-Track
For those of you who never saw this publication, it really was more like
a little pamphlet, but they cut the two top corner off so that it was
kinda shaped like a cart!
> in the 90s under the name "Mr. Bucks." He was kind of the
> antagonist to the editor of 8-Track Mind, who really liked the fact that
> (at the time) 8-tracks seemed to have zero appeal to record collectors,
> and they could be acquired by the truckload for little or no money.
For many years I only had two 8-track carts. One was a Caruso cart and
the other was a discrete Quad 8 of Bernstein's Trouble In Tahiti. Then
I bought a station wagon with a player, and a few weeks later a local
discount store got in a huge shipment of 8-track carts it was selling
for a nickle apiece. I bought about a hundred, and actually used about
six of them in the car. The speed on the player wasn't right so I
rarely used it. I have a tabletop deck downstairs just in case.
> unapologetically promoted the 8-track as a "valid" format for collectors
> to buy (and pay big money for). Eventually his side won, and 8-Track
> Mind discontinued publication, with the final issue declaring that the
> golden age of 8-track collecting was over. Dave Morton
I always wondered what happened to the rag. Right now our PBS station
is playing the T.A.M.I. show so I guess the mood is set.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]