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8 Track is Back! 

Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments8 Comments

Yesterday I told you that Diemonds re-released their debut on cassette. Now, thanks to a tip by an awesome BBG! reader, I'm happy to report that a band called the Biters has just re-released the album All Chewed Up on... 8 Track.

Seriously.

The Biters remind me of The Ju Ju Hounds, Cheap Trick and some classic rock band I can't put my finger one. The band is from Atlanta and just sound so unique. The Biters are not really Glam, but they do rock.

Now back to that 8 Track. I'm not old enough to have ever owned an 8 Track, let alone an 8 Track player but I love the nostalgia and it's a great marketing ploy for the band.


Reader Comments (8)

I saw this band in November at "Call the Office" in London Ontario,...on a Monday night they were Fuckin Great,...on tour for the next couple weeks...I know I'm gonna call into work sick the next day...arnt you?
July 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwiggy25
Wow, a unique-sounding, snappy, well-written, get-to-the-hook pop/rock tune -- such a rare find these days. Cool video too. I'll certainly be making an Amazon purchase. But although I am (more than) old enough to (fondly) remember the 8-track era (Can you say, "Foghat?"), I'll likely opt for their less-hip, CD format.

Thanks for the heads up on this, Allyson.

-Chris
July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher Long
I hear ya Chris. I too am more than old enough to remember the equivalent of a small God Damn suitcase in my car to carry 8 tracks...LOL
July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I, too am more than old enough to remember 8 tracks and I must say, I don't miss them. :)
July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
These boyz are REAL Rock'n'Roll!

p.s. I've got around 600 8-Tracks! Got 'em for my White '76 Eldorado Convertible. Zep, Crüe, AC/DC, Motorhead, Ramones, Trick, even The Pistols!
July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Saw them with Jesse Malin in Columbus a few nights ago...pity only about 25 people saw them play, but they were awesome. I could hear Phil Lynott singing
"Breakin' Your Heart Again" from the new CD. The riffs sound straight Thin Lizzy with a little Heartbreakers thrown in. Great stuff!
July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNate
Cheap Trick already did this with the release of their last album, "The Latest" back in 2009 on 8-track.
July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNigel
8-tracks!, a suitcase to carry 'em and a Craig Power Play with Jensen speakers to play them thru. Still sounded like sh*t compared to vinyl, and they didn't last. Remember the trick to spool the tape when they started dragging? I always bought both to have portability and audiophile quality back at the ranch. When cassettes came out it was a big step up in quality and portability, plus you could record your own. Does anyone remember 8 track quadrophonic recordings? Edgar Winter's "They Only Come Out at Night" was probably the best example. You could single out individual tracks on that recording when done in quad.
September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOpenG

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