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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

E-bay has a very strange 8-track of The Game:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1600&item=4017666803&rd=1

At first I thought it was a picture of the wrong tape, but if you look at the edge of the tape, it has the white background and lettering for "Queen" that was on the vinyl label for The Game.

However, the edge does not match the edge of any other Game 8-track on my Queen 8-tracks page (at http://www.jamesalanpatterson.com/8tracks.html ). Is it some kind of weird import/bootleg? What are all those comic book-looking images on the front? It looks like they're actually printed on the tape instead of just on a generic box outside the tape....


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's just a sticker someone put on there.


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope, that's the real thing! I worked in a record warehouse at the time of The Game's release and pulled these 8-tracks for orders for record shops. Sometimes a "run" of tapes would come in with those weird-looking boxes (it was Warner Brothers' cute idea to look "of the times", which I thought was a laugh) -- you should have seen the ones for Alice Cooper tapes -- yaah!
Sometimes the whole box would be sent to a shop without even opening it and looking at the contents, just going by the catalog number on the outside. (24 came to a box.) You should have seen the Thriller vinyl, 8-tracks, cassettes and 45s fly out of that warehouse. We couldn't keep it in stock, it was a hot product!

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Posted: 09 Jun 04, 07:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm so that's just a weird generic box the tape came in? It's not actually printed on the tape label?


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