Friday Foto: Thriller Eight-Track

Some readers of Rule Forty-Two expressed astonishment at my post where I mentioned that Thriller sold a small but significant number of copies on eight-track, so I thought you might like to see the following, from a recent eBay auction:



(If you want this artifact to love and cherish, there are several more on sale at eBay right now; just search for “Thriller 8-track.”)

I am informed by a reliable source in my own house that when she was younger, she had a close friend who owned exactly three eight-track tapes: Thriller, Cheap Trick’s Live at Budokan, and Gary Numan’s The Pleasure Principle.

posted 17 July 2009 in Photos and tagged , . 2 comments

2 Comments on Friday Foto: Thriller Eight-Track

  1. Chris M. Says:

    Where’s Rob? Throw in Marquee Moon and that’s, like, his dream 8-track collection.

  2. Rob Says:

    amazing! thanks, Gavin.

    I have to say, that 8-track explains exactly what was insane about the format. it fades out in the middle of “PYT”!

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