Here’s a Piece of Music Gear I’ve Never Heard Of Before: The Tefifon

Oh, those Germans. First they perfected magnetic recording tape so Der Fuhrer’s speeches could be broadcast around the clock. Then they came up with something completely unnecessary.

It was called the Tefifon, an audio player that used something akin to an ancestor of the 8-track that could run uninterrupted for up to four hours.

(Via Tom and the AV Club)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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