Thursday, July 11, 2013

On deck: The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (8-track)

Listening to Pet Sounds (1966) on 8-track is a trip. This particular tape (which I found unopened on eBay about 10 years ago) is probably one of the best sounding 8-tracks I own. I compare the 8-track experience in general to that of compact discs; The music doesn't necessarily sound better than vinyl, but it does sound different. There's a 'fat-ness' to the 8-track sound that I like. Of course there's also the nostalgia factor every time the player switches tracks, that Ka-CHUNK sound that kids of the 70's have heard hundreds, if not thousands, of times.
Pet Sounds/Carl & The Passions - So Tough (1972)

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