So Wrong They're Right (An 8-Track Journey) (1996)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Music History, Social History  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This film documents one of the many evanescent conjunctions of lifestyle and technology: the 8-track music cassette player, and those who remain or have become avid supporters of it. Hugely popular in the '70s, having an 8-track in your car was the epitome of with-it-ness. Even though the technology for these tape players had a number of drawbacks, there is a small but fanatical group which today claims that 8-tracks give sound quality superior to that of CDs. Music recorded in the heyday of the 8-track ranges from disco (The Village People) to what was then considered hard rock (Kiss), and aficionados celebrate their cherished machines and memories here.

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disco, fan [devotee], music, retrospective, rock-music, tape [recording]