Tags: records

The 8ban Records That Never Were - Announced but Unreleased Titles

These two series were removed from later archives of the original 8-ban.com web site, and to my knowledge were never produced once sell-through of the first five series failed to achieve sales goals. Just like the blind box titles that were actually released, these were poised to be priced at 367 yen (~$3.25 USD) and were slated for “mid-May 2004” and “mid-June 2004” releases. It’s a pity, as 8ban was Read more »

The Future of the Format

Now that people have bought a novelty mini turntable conversation piece to play 3” records, what else could Crosley/Record Store Day/Toyokasei (or heck, any label) do to further the market aside from releasing more records to play on it (which seems like a no-brainer, now that there are thousands of these turntables in the wild)? We have some ideas. Two Sides to Every Story Make them double-sided. Adding a second Read more »

Three Inch Record Release Wishlist

After a spectacular re-debut of 3” records for Record Store Day all we know is that Record Store Day (the organization) has promised that there would be additional titles, and possibly additional non-limited Crosley turntables released to help increase demand for the medium. When the original 8-ban record series were released they came out in five themed series, including anime theme songs, songs from a popular children’s variety show, songs from pop groups from the 1980s, and a series of oldies from Western artists. Read more »