What is better than a CD Player? A Six CD Player?

It took me forever to finally get a CD Player and I am not even sure I got it for the right reasons. You would think that music sound and accessibility would be why someone would buy one, but I was more sold on the promise and coolness of the technology. I loved the sleek look of the discs and the idea of playing music with a laser still just about makes me giddy.


So commercials like this with its nearly post-modern eighties art direction always caught my attention. While I was up to this point perfectly satisfied with a cassette tape or an LP, now not even a single CD could satisfy my musical needs. This commercial made me realize that I NEEDED a six CD changer so I could enjoy DEVO’s full catalog of music (up through 1986), without leaving the sofa or in this case of this commercial, my stone chair next to my desert neon-rimmed pool.


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4 thoughts on “What is better than a CD Player? A Six CD Player?

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Watching that commercial feels like being whisked to Planet 80s, where neon dreams and burgeoning tech wonders make you feel alive.

    Best 30 seconds of the day.

  2. Max Power says:

    “Baron von Wortzenberger, on behalf of the American people, I apologize for…” – US State Department Agent
    “Ja ja ja, macht schnell mit der art things, huh? I must get back to Dancezentrum in Stuttgart in time to see Kraftwerk. Hey, und dummkopf! Watch out for the CD changer in my trunk, eh? Idiot.” – Baron von Wortzenberger

  3. My first real job was at a fancy restaurant in my neck of the woods and they had two of these Pioneer CD players for each floor. They might still have them for all I know. Ha, ha. :)

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