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On 3/25/2018 at 5:15 PM, Mars Terra said:

<Yesterday Once More>

Oldie but a goodie.

... And when I say old I mean, well, let's just  say I once listened to it on my friend's 8-track player and leave it at that.   :D 

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14 hours ago, efaardvark said:

Oldie but a goodie.

... And when I say old I mean, well, let's just  say I once listened to it on my friend's 8-track player and leave it at that.   :D 

I believe my family owned the best of The Carpenters album, so I've heard their songs from time to time.

I can tell that must be before my time since I've never heard of it--then again, this song is twice as old as I am so...

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9 hours ago, Athena said:

I don't think I heard of this group before but it sounds nice and I like "back in the day" songs. Brings back memories. 

They're a pretty popular mellow duo from the mid/late 70s.  (I associate them with the era of disco, platform shoes, and bellbottoms. :) Maybe a bit before.)  You've probably heard some of their stuff without realizing it..  "We've Only Just Begun", "Close to You", "Superstar", and "Rainy Days and Mondays" are likely candidates.

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12 hours ago, Mars Terra said:

that must be before my time since I've never heard of it

8-tracks?  It was a type of tape-based medium for recording audio.  The infinite-loop tape mechanism was kind of bad though (it tended to stretch and/or mangle the tape, distorting or destroying whatever was recorded on it) and the technology didn't last long.  When cassette tapes came along most people were happy to get rid of their 8-track players.  Its main claim to fame was that it was the first mass-media technology that was (somewhat) portable.  It was more compact than the only other medium at the time, vinyl records, and not nearly as susceptible to things like vibration or motion as a record player.  It was popular in car stereo systems especially.  For a few years anyway.

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26 minutes ago, Mars Terra said:

Did you personally find them exceptional?

Compared to other options they were great.  A good record player gave you better quality, especially since they usually had a better speaker system connected as well.  The 8-tracks were more portable and more immune to vibration however.  A record player pretty much had to sit still while playing a record.  A tape player you could carry around with you, or even use it to play your tunes in your car as you cruised around town.  At the time the only other way you could get music in your car or walking down the street was listen to AM radio, which was of much poorer fidelity and of course didn't allow you to choose the song.  So yeah, compared to the other options available at the time 8-track players were awesome.

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