What does today’s music sound like on 8-track?

As far as anyone can tell, the last major-label album to be released on 8-track was Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits in 1988. The format continued to survive for a few more years as small labels put out 8-tracks that only seemed to be sold at truck stops. By the early 90s, though, the format was done.

For some reason, though, we’ve never really expunged the 8-track from our minds. And now a YouTube channel called VWestlife [sic] (via BoingBoing) decided to see what today’s music would sound like on 8-track.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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