Not just a documentary about 8-tracks but a commentary on consumerism
I loved this documentary. I think that a person has to have one of two qualities to really like this film: (a) be sick of a society and marketplace that tells us what to consume, (b) really love music and especially music that came out before the mid-80s.
If you fit both (a) and (b) this movie just may leave you hankering to get your own 8-track and panting to start up your own 8-track tape collection. It sure did that to me! Last and only 8-track I had was something I waved goodbye to when I sold my car in 1985 (it went with the car, along with my 8-track tape collection). Looking back now, I realize that was the LAST year I REALLY enjoying listening to music in my car or at home with full enjoyable abandon.
Music on the radio took a nosedive about the same time the marketing powers-that-be deigned that all consumers must send their 8-tracks to the landfills and buy something new and digital. That may be just a coincidence, I don't know, but it just makes me hanker for 8-tracks again all the more. As several who were interviewed in this documentary said, I'm looking forward to hearing that "kah-chunk!" I shall be forever grateful to the director and producers and participants who made this film.
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