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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes

Getting back to the 8-track era again, one channel was out on my player
in my 1975 Olds Starfire factory player, so my when playing older
Beatles tapes I would sometimes miss either John or Paul or George. It
was interesting hearing the bass and no vocals for a change, kind of
like hearing demos or being in a studio during tracking.

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roger and Allison Kulp
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:51 PM
To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes

This effect is commonly heard on the stereo Beatles
stuff,both CD and vinyl,where the electronics are not
properly wired,or connected.I have frequently heard
Beatles music on the radio,that sounds like this.I am
sure most of you know,that this was how Mobile
Fidelity got its name.In the beginning,they only
issued records of train sounds,from the dying years of
steam locomotives.The slogan was something about sound
in motion.
                         Roger Kulp

--- "Steven C. Barr(x)" <stevenc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Well, in those early days, the idea was to show off
> the fact that one
> actually owned a STEREO sound system! Common novelty
> items also included
> trains and/or racing cars moving from one speaker to
> the other (which
> could have been disquieting if one's speakers were
> hooked up "backwards!").
> The ones I recall were the first stereo Beatles
> LP's...on which,
> when one played only one channel one only heard half
> the group!
> Steven C. Barr

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