Mostly relegated to the hidden corners of music stores, the once mighty eight-track music format is making a comeback, of sorts. On National Eight Track Day, yesterday, aficionados of the Seventies music phenomenon dusted off their decks, popping in a tape cartridge, and waxing nostalgic.
Music fan Dan Spoelman says he amassed quite a collection of eight-track tapes during the 1970s. He says the tapes doesn't sound quite as good as records, but they were great for taking your music on the road. They were, of course, supplanted by cassettes, and then CDs and MP3s. But the clunky, bulky cartridges are still in demand by people who restore cars from the 1970s to make their hot rods sound as original as possible.