All the horrors of karaoke plus all the horrors of 8-track tape!

GE The Loudmouth
from the July 15, 1976 issue of Rolling Stone magazine

What a way to celebrate America’s Bicentennial.

Fun fact: Billboard’s #1 song on the Hot 100 around the time of this ad?
Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight”.

Another fun fact: Radio Shack sold blank 8-track tapes until 1990.


The ad copy:

If music be the food of love, it pays to have a Loudmouth.

The Loudmouth
Portable 8-Track Player

For tender moments, speak softly, but carry a Loudmouth. General Electric engineered this power sound 8-track cartridge player to give you a nifty combination of big sound with super mobility. You get a two-speaker system, a singalong/PA mike, an optional car/boat adapter.

There’s also automatic channel advance and tone control. Treble Red, Bass Blue or Gunmetal Gray. With adjustable shoulder/carry strap. And if you want big sound, super mobility, plus an FM/AM radio, ask to see GE’s SHOWOFF.

General Electric (GE)

Audio Electronics Products Department Syracuse, N.Y. 13201

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