[quote="mjg, post:257, topic:2362"]I hate when bands put a bunch of blank tracks on a CD. I'm putting a bunch of older CDs on my entertainment system PC and have come across several bands who I forgot did that. Drives me nuts.[/quote]
You’re probably too young to remember 45’s. I went to the same HS as Stephen Tyler (Tallerico in HS), and my neighbor was a drummer. They were a few years older. One of my wife’s friends, who has a Pam Anderson figure(but real), dated him. I got his first group’s first song, “The Sun”. Yes, I lost it…and it cost me 69 cents! Anyway, the same song was on side 2. Still remember the yellow label, but don’t remember the company. Remember the Beatles “Help” album? One side was weak, like an orchestra, maybe the movie music, but not by them. Terrible, might as well have been blank. Blank tracks on CD’s is certainly weak.
I’m old enough that when I was a kid I had some 45’s and 78’s (is that the right number?). I never had any adult music in that format though. By the time my music tastes matured to that point, cassettes were the new thing. I never owned an 8-track although several friend my age did. I was lucky my dad was savvy enough to talk me into cassettes instead.
8-tracks were frustrating. The track would fade out and ‘flip’ to the other side half way thorugh a song