Psychedelic / Garage / Obscure / Rare 8-Track Tapes

This page is the cream of what I have to trade or sell, and I would prefer to trade for items on my wantlist (these prices are irrelevant if you have tapes I want). Please refer also to the regular rock page and the dollar tapes page as there may be more of this type of stuff listed there (generally in somewhat lesser condition). On this site as a whole, most tapes are $5 or less, so check out the other pages if these are too pricey for you. I find fewer and fewer of the rare '60s era tape versions of this type of music each year, so don't wait too long if you are interested in collecting these! Demand for 8-tracks is still quite low, fortunately...

**I am always buying similar items in ALL tape formats as well as on VINYL LP.** TOP WANTS: Hunger- Strictly From Hunger (Ampex), Aggregation- Mind Odyssey (Ampex), Freeborne-Peak Impressions (Ampex), Christopher (Metromedia), Chrysalis- Definition (MGM), Ill Wind- Flashes (ABC), Velvet Underground- first two on Verve in Ampex 'protective cap' sleeves, Mothers Of Invention- Freak Out & We're Only In It For The Money in Ampex 'protective cap' sleeves, Pink Floyd- Tower titles in GRT pic boxes, many more, see my wantlist page!

Only one copy available of each tape unless a quantity is noted in (parentheses) immediately before item price.

Amboy Dukes-Marriage On The Rocks / Rock Bottom-Polydor-VG++; white Ampex $10

Ginger Baker-At His Best-Polydor-SS; h; TS; red cart, Ampex type box; '72 double-play comp of mostly Blind Faith / Airforce tracks, killer stuff! $4

Big Brother & The Holding Company-Mainstream-VG++; black Ampex $5

:-Cheap Thrills-Columbia-VG+; wol; fresh pads; 18 HO 0488 orig $5

Blind Faith-Atco-EX; white cart w/ Ampex type label but no "Ampex" logo; fresh pads $5

David Bowie-Pin Ups-RCA-SS; LS; h $10

:-Lodger-RCA-SS; LS; h $8

Jack Bruce-Songs For A Tailor-Atco-M-; h; white Ampex / Lear; roller replaced; TS (sleeve is VG, taped seam) $5 OR VG+; h; GRT type white LearJet (roller replaced); essential UK prog oddity solo debut from ex-Cream bassist $2

:-At His Best-Polydor-SS; TS; 2-tape set in Ampex-style boxes, shrinkwrapped together; shrink torn, labels sun-faded a bit $15 OR same set but used (not shrinkwrapped together, obviously): M-, h; TS $10; KILLER double set comp of his 3 Atco LP's, really beats almost anything else I could name from the era, nothing like Cream (except for the freaky Pete Brown lyrics), more like weird prog-rock mixed with jazz, in fact this is closer musically to those UK-only Pete Brown & Battered Ornaments / Piblokto LP's on Harvest than anything else!

Captain Beyond-Dawn Explosion-WB-SS; LS; h $8

Cold Blood-Sisyphus-San Francisco-VG++; h; black Ampex $4

Colosseum-Live-WB-M-; LS/TT; black Ampex in title sleeve (EX); double play $8 OR EX; h; black Ampex; double play $5

Country Joe & The Fish-Together-Vanguard-M-; TS (sleeve is VG++); white Ampex; great SF psych $6

:-Here We Are Again-Vanguard-M-; white Ampex; fresh pads; TS (sleeve is VG) $6

:-Greatest Hits-Vanguard-M-; LS/TT; h; black Ampex in title sleeve (sleeve is VG+) $6 OR SS; uncut; mid '70s black Ampex $8; both= sleeve lists title as "Best Of" OR VG+; fresh pads $3

:-C.J. Fish-Vanguard-SS; LS; white Audiopak cart $8

Cream-Wheels Of Fire, Volume 1: In The Studio-Atco-VG++; white Ampex, roller replaced; pretty scarce $5 OR very rare earlier version w/ 3-piece labels (would have come in 'protective cap' box), VG+, white Ampex, roller replaced, initials in marker on plastic $15 OR another early copy, VG-, white Ampex, roller replaced, plays fine, tape has been transferred into a replacement white shell (orig case had bad melted roller and was unsalvageable), top label is OK but worn, bottom label is long gone, small title label is badly worn and taped on $2

:-Live Cream Vol. II-Atco-M-; LS/TT; h; grey Ampex $8

Donovan-Catch The Wind-Hickory-VG+; PB; white GRT in pic box; fresh pads; box is VG (somebody defaced Don's pic w/ moustache & glasses...) $3

:-The Real Donovan-Hickory-VG++; fresh pads; white cart ITCC $5

:-For Little Ones-Epic-VG+; h; white cart; fresh pads $3

:-Greatest Hits-Epic-VG+; white cart orig; fresh pads $3

The Doors-The Soft Parade-Elektra-VG+; white Ampex; LS/TT; roller replaced; rare '69 orig in green-silver title sleeve (VG++) $8

Easy Rider-OST-Reprise-EX; fresh pads; yellow cart orig (2)  $5

Family-Family Entertainment-Reprise-M-; LS; h; yellow cart orig $8

Fat Mattress-Atco-M-; LS/TT; h; white Ampex; fresh pads; title sleeve still in shrink $15

Fire & Rain-Mercury-SS; LS $4

Fresh-Out Of Borstal-RCA-SS; PB; not cutout $5

Gypsy-Metromedia-VG+; white cart GRT; fresh pads & roller $4

Tim Hardin-Suite For Susan Moore & Damion-Columbia-SS; LS $8

The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland Vol. 1-Reprise-VG; yellow cart; fresh pads; this is Vol. 1 only $5

Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight-Get That Feeling-Capitol-M-; LS; white cart orig; fresh pads; pretty rare $15

Ken Hensley-Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf-Mercury-SS; LS $5

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks-Where's The Money?-Blue Thumb-M-; '72 black Ampex orig of ex-Charlatans classic $5

Incredible String Band-Liquid Acrobat As Regards The Air-Elektra-M-; LS; h; fresh pads; green cart orig $3

:-No Ruinous Feud-Reprise-SS; PB; uncut '73 pic box orig (2) $3

Iron Butterfly-Ball-Atco-VG++; white Ampex, roller replaced $4 OR VG+; white Ampex; fresh pads & splice $3

:-Metamorphosis-Atco-VG+; wol; white Ampex; pretty scarce for some reason $5

:-Iron Butterfly Greats-none-VG+; fresh pads & splice; generic boot w/ yellow labels & italic 'typewriter' font, really cheesy looking & very poor sound quality, must be rare! $3

Ivar Avenue Reunion-RCA-SS; PB; Barry Goldberg / Neil Merryweather / Lynn Carey / Charley Musselwhite $8

The Jaggerz-We Went To Different Schools Together-Kama Sutra-VG+; white Ampex $4

Tommy James & The Shondells-Best Of-Roulette-VG++; white GRT; fresh pads $4

Jefferson Airplane-(Grace Slick & The Great Society)-How It Was-Columbia-EX; LS; h; fresh pads $8

Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship-Blows Against The Empire-RCA-SS; PB; rare pic box orig, should have coupon you could send in to get the booklet from the LP $20 

Paul Kantner & Grace Slick-Sunfighter-Grunt-EX; LS $2

The Kingsmen-Greatest Hits-Wand-VG++; white Ampex; roller replaced $5

The Artie Kornfeld Tree-A Time To Remember-Dunhill-M-; PB; white GRT; fresh pads & roller $4

Lighthouse-Thoughts Of Moving On-Evolution-EX; LS/TT; swol; black Ampex in title sleeve (VG++, writing on sleeve) $3

Malo-Evolution-WB-SS; PB; '73 pic box orig, not cutout $5

Mark-Almond-Best Of-Blue Thumb-SS; h; '73 black Ampex; ex-John Mayall jazzrock / prog $3

Mason Proffit-Movin' Toward Happiness-Happy Tiger-VG++; h; black Ampex $2

Matthews' Southern Comfort-Later That Same Year-Decca-SS; LS $4

Country Joe McDonald-Tonight I'm Singing Just For You-Vanguard-SS; LS/TT; h; white cart Ampex; may need roller replaced $3

Midnight Cowboy-OST-UA-EX; fresh pads; silver "Sonic Spectrum" end cap $4 OR VG++; fresh pads; swol $3

Steve Miller Band-Brave New World-Capitol-EX; LS; fresh pads; cover art is a highlight of the pic in the center of the LP jacket! $15

Moody Blues-In Search Of The Lost Chord-Deram-EX; LS/TT; white Ampex in blue-green title sleeve (sleeve is VG+); roller replaced $5 OR VG++; white Ampex; roller replaced $4

Mountain-Nantucket Sleighride-Windfall-VG++; fresh pads & splice; white cart GRT $5

Teddy Neeley-Capitol-EX; LS; slt tol; pink label Lear Jet cart, new splice & roller; cool '67 L.A. AM pop-rock (this album is actually by The Teddy Neely Five) from later Jesus Christ Superstar star $6

The Pop-Rock Scene Vol. I-RCA-SS; LS; "Variety 8" sleeve; tape-only comp w/ Myrth, Zager & Evans, Lighthouse, etc (3) $3

:-Vol. II-RCA-SS; LS; "Variety 8" sleeve; tape-only comp w/ Grapefruit, Youngbloods, Guess Who, John Hartford (3) $3

:-Vol. III-RCA-SS; LS; "Variety 8" sleeve; tape-only comp w/ Glass Prism, Jefferson Airplane, Nilsson, Friends Of Disctinction (2) $5

Privilege-T-Neck-VG++; h; blue ITCC in ITCC sleeve; rare Fudge type psych $15

Procol Harum-Home-A&M-M-; fresh pads; tan cart orig $3

Rascals-Once Upon A Dream-Atlantic-VG+; white Ampex; roller replaced $3

Rock-In!-RCA-SS; LS; "Variety 8" sleeve; tape-only comp w/ Jefferson Airplane, Guess Who, Main Ingredient, Friends Of Distinction $3

The Royal Guardsmen-Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron-Laurie-EX; fresh pads; looks like early '70s issue $4

Christopher Scott-Switched On Bacharach-Decca-M-; LS; cool flaky synth versions $5

Steel River-A Better Road-Evolution-SS; PB; GRT in pic box (2) $5

Steppenwolf-Dunhill-SS; PB; GRT orig in pic box; whie LearJet cart, these will need roller replacement if you intend to play them (2) $20

:-Early Steppenwolf-Dunhill-VG+; fresh pads; white GRT; writing on label $4

:-At Your Birthday Party-Dunhill-VG++; white LearJet / GRT, roller replaced $5

:-Live Steppenwolf-Dunhill-VG++; fresh pads; blue GRT w/ white label $4 OR VG++; white Ampex; roller replaced $4

The Strawberry Statement-OST-MGM-SS; LS/TT; white Ampex; w/ Thunderclap Newman, CSNY, Neil Young $5

Sugarloaf-Spaceship Earth-Liberty-SS; shrink torn; "Sonic Spectrum" cart w/ silver end cap $8

Teegarden & Van Winkle-Westbound-SS; PB; GRT in pic box (2) $5

Ten Years After-Stonedhenge-Deram-VG++; white Ampex; roller replaced $4

:-Ssssh.-Deram-VG++; white Ampex; roller replaced $4

:-Cricklewood Green-Deram-VG++; white Ampex $4

Three Dog Night-Suitable For Framing-Dunhill-M-; LS/TT; in shrink; white Ampex in title sleve; roller replaced $15

T.I.M.E.-Smooth Ball-Liberty-VG+; h; wol; fresh pads; rare '68 CA psych $8

Traffic-Last Exit-UA-EX; h; fresh pads $5 OR VG++; wol; h; fresh pads $3

:-The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys-Island-VG; fresh pads; worn label; original Capitol mfd. version $2

Truth Of Truths-A Contemporary Rock Opera-Oak-SS; LS; white GRT; 2 tape set w/ Val Stoecklein (Blue Things) (2) $5

Bob Weir-Ace-WB-M-; PB; '72 orig in pic box (EX) $10

Leslie West-Mountain-Bell-EX; ITCC orig in ITCC sleeve $4 OR EX; fresh pads; sawcut; white GRT $4

The Who-Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy-Decca-VG++; fresh pads; Record Club of America version $4

The Tony Williams Lifetime-Emergncy!-Polydor-M-; h; LS/TT; fresh pads; white Ampex type cart (these Polydor carts never said "Ampex" on them, for some reason) $10

Johnny Winter-The Progressive Blues Experiment-Liberty-VG+; fresh pads; shop stamp ol; "Sonic Spectrum" orig $5

Youngbloods-Earth Music-RCA-M- in shrink, in "smiling couple" RCA box (no album cover art) $5 OR M-; "Custom Edition" (probably '70s budget line RE) w/ cover art on top label $4

:-Sunlight-RCA-SS; LS $4