Albums and 8 Tracks

Albums and 8 Tracks

Strolling down memory lane here. Believe it or not, I still have most of my album and 8 track collection. What a great time to be around music. Just going to the local record store and roaming the isles for new music or checking out your favorite bands was one of the highlights of being a kid. And then you made that purchase and needed to get home ASAP to give it a listen. Yes, I said you would actually purchase music back then. Oh, how things have changed.

I have to blame my Mom for my love of music and the love of music stores. She would take me to this store called Sugarman's and give me a dollar to pick out a 45 record while she goes shopping. I remember having to meet her back at the front of the store at a certain time and rushing around to pick out the one song I wanted that day. I went from listening to her collection to creating my own.

Thanks Mom!

Here I will start taking some pictures of my record/8 track collection and share them with you. I wasn't into cassettes for some reason so I don't have that many to share but I will include whatever I got.

 

Let's see how this goes. Oh, press that like button if you dare.

Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!

Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!

This was my world besides Kiss at the time. This record was a game changer for me and really made me want to play the guitar. How did he make his guitar talk like that? I had no idea but it was simply awesome to experience...
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Van Halen 8-Tracks

Van Halen 8-Tracks

Look what I have here. Probably my two favorite Van Halen recordings. VH II and Fair Warning. I jammed these beauties all day long....
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Boston

Boston

Boston. This was a major impact on me for sure. What a sound and the song writing was off the charts. Tom Scholz Wow! what a sound. I just never heard a guitar sound like this before and with the incredible vocals of Brad...
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At The Hop!

At The Hop!

How many of you had this one? At The Hop! Definitely a constant play at my house. This was my parents music and to tell you the truth I'm not sure there's anything better. They had this one going all the time, great party...
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ToTo

ToTo

This was even before VH if you can believe that. But then that happened. Anyway, instant Steve Lukather fan....
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ToTo autographed

ToTo autographed

I had this record since its release back in 1978, my sister gave it to me for Christmas. In 2013 I finally got the chance to meet them, not all the original members but close enough. I had them all sign the record and the...
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Kiss - Alive II

Kiss - Alive II

I was already sucked into the Kiss Army by this time and this was a big deal for me. Another record I had my Dad bring home from work for me. Do you remember the stick-on tattoos that came with this? Yes, I was a member of...
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ELO - Out of the Blue LP

ELO - Out of the Blue LP

Here's the original LP. See the 8 Track picture for the story!...
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ZZ Top Fandango

ZZ Top Fandango

What an album! This was my first ZZ Top record/8-track and I just played this to death....
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ELO - Out Of The Blue

ELO - Out Of The Blue

Now I actually got the record version first and will post a picture of that when I find it. My Dad worked at this megastore called Sugarman's and it was a store way ahead of its time I mean it had everything from music to...
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