Here it is, issue #100 of the magazine that started it all. For the last ten years, Russ Forster and friends have cranked out this quintessential ‘zine devoted to the cult of the endless loop. Suffice it to say that there would be no www.8trackheaven.com without 8-track Mind.
The issue twofer: the usual cart-shaped print edition plus an 84-minute VHS video tape.
The paper edition features reprints of articles from the past 10 years, including articles by cover girl Abbey Lavine, James “Big Bucks” Burnette, Brendan DeVallance, Dan Sutherland, and others.
For the video, Russ compiled leftover footage from his film “So Wrong They’re Right,” and added new footage shot in 2000. Lots of 8-track “superstars” are interviewed, as well as some celebrity trackers (Talking Heads, Tiny Tim, Jim Dandy among others). Lots of wild and wacky stuff, trust me! A must-have for anyone interested in the broad spectrum of personalities that embrace the humble 8-track tape.
*Russ revitalized the magazine in 2011 and published issue #101, followed by issue #102 in 2013.