8-Tracks

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In the 1970s, the big recording sensation was the '''[[Wikipedia:Stereo 8|8-track tape]]'''. They were clunky and prone to being destroyed, but like any [[Strong Bad's Technology|obsolete technology]], [[Strong Bad]] makes occasional reference to them.
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The '''{{w|8-track tape}}''' is a now-obsolete format for recorded music. Gaining popularity in the 1970s as a way to play music in cars, they were soon superseded by [[cassette tapes]]. [[Strong Bad]]'s penchant for [[Strong Bad's Technology|obsolete technology]] means the tape format sees occasional reference in [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]].
==Appearances==
==Appearances==
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*[[Strong Bad Sings]] — Strong Bad claims that the song collection is available on 8-track cassettes.
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*[[Strong Bad Sings]] {{--}} Strong Bad claims that the song collection is available on 8-track cassettes.
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*Email [[mascot]] — One of the members of the Pile Of Electronics State team is an 8-track player.
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*Email [[mascot]] {{--}} One of the members of the Pile Of Electronics State team is an 8-track player.
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*Email [[road trip]] — [[The Cheat]] crams a CD into [[The Gremlin]]'s 8-track player, which is labeled "8-TRAX".
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*Email [[road trip]] {{--}} [[The Cheat]] crams a CD into the [[Gremlin]]'s 8-track player, which is labeled "8-TRAX".
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*[[Happy Dethemberween]] — [[Coach Z]] states that [[The Thnikkaman]] put 8-tracks in his slippers "in his day".
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*[[Happy Dethemberween]] {{--}} [[Coach Z]] states that [[the Thnikkaman]] put 8-tracks in his slippers "in his day".
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*[[Homestar Ruiner]] — Strong Bad has a 7-Track player in his bedroom, saying that its lack of a play button was its downfall.
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*[[Baddest Of The Bands]] — The 7-Track returns, and Strong Bad remembers when he used to put [[Strong Sad]]'s retainer in there to "make it feel like it's still part of the team".
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===Instances of the 7-Track===
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*[[8-Bit is Enough]] — Strong Bad once again notes the 7-Track player, mentioning its lack of an on-button, speakers, or any place to insert said tape.
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The 7-Track is a fictional cassette player introduced in [[Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People]] and used in three of the episodes. In real life, although there were {{w|Fidelipac|3-}} and {{w|Stereo-Pak|4-track}} tapes, no 7-track ever existed.
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*[[Homestar Ruiner]] {{--}} Strong Bad has a 7-Track player in his bedroom, saying that its lack of a play button was its downfall.
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*[[Baddest of the Bands]] {{--}} The 7-Track returns, and Strong Bad remembers when he used to put [[Strong Sad]]'s retainer in there to "make it feel like it's still part of the team".
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*[[8-Bit is Enough]] {{--}} Strong Bad once again notes the 7-Track player, mentioning its lack of an on-button, speakers, or any place to insert a tape.
==See Also==
==See Also==

Current revision as of 03:41, 14 May 2022

"Go for the 8-track!"

The 8-track tape is a now-obsolete format for recorded music. Gaining popularity in the 1970s as a way to play music in cars, they were soon superseded by cassette tapes. Strong Bad's penchant for obsolete technology means the tape format sees occasional reference in Homestar Runner.

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[edit] Instances of the 7-Track

The 7-Track is a fictional cassette player introduced in Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People and used in three of the episodes. In real life, although there were 3- and 4-track tapes, no 7-track ever existed.

  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad has a 7-Track player in his bedroom, saying that its lack of a play button was its downfall.
  • Baddest of the Bands — The 7-Track returns, and Strong Bad remembers when he used to put Strong Sad's retainer in there to "make it feel like it's still part of the team".
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Bad once again notes the 7-Track player, mentioning its lack of an on-button, speakers, or any place to insert a tape.

[edit] See Also

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