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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.

“Ladies.”
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Except for Brady-Bunch Orange, all the worst late-60s colors in one late-60s GE ad!

Thanks to growing up in North Dakota — where nobody got rid of perfectly-good appliances until they stopped working, exploded, caught fire or got skunked by an actual skunk — I am very familiar with Avocado and Harvest (called “Harvest Gold”* in my neck of the woods). On the other hand, I only have fleeting memories of Woodhue, Frost White and Mist Blue after seeing them here, and the latter two mostly just remind me of those long-expired pastel mints that elderly relatives always had somewhere in their house in a decorative glass container. [shudder]

*I have been informed that Harvest Gold is darker than simply Harvest, but still lighter than the infamous Harvest Black.

Ad of Yore: General Electric Air Conditioner full-page print advertisement from a 1969 Look magazine

Ad of Yore: General Electric Air Conditioner full-page print advertisement from a 1969 Look magazine

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