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      CommentAuthorMad_Man_Moon
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2008 edited
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    ref: http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=6291

    Not to say that this is a bad thing, but more to say it has been tried before.
    To good effect (as far as I can tell).

    Ben Folds put out 4 EPs a couple of years ago, and then released them as "supersunnyspeedgraphic" (an lp). This was pre-meditated, and seemed like a good idea, even in advance.

    I actually just bought the EPs and not the LP, so I'm not sure that it's a totally brilliant model. This said, Ben Folds probably doesn't have HALF of the fan base that The Cure do. I don't know the sales figures of the LP.

    Still, I went through 10 years of my life thinking that that (fucking) Smiths song "What Time is Now"* was The Cure ... *shrug* ... so that shows my Cure lore.


    Anyways, bringing the knowledge (that this model at least basically works) to the 'masses'.




    *Like the song, hate The Smiths
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    Oh, man. The Smiths are great.

    It's Morrissey who's the problem, sometimes.
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    I love the Cure, but this is just more of the same gimmicky bullshit from a record industry that can’t die fast enough. How fucking stupid and incompetent are the people running these companies who can’t figure out a simple formula like this one:
    DRM-Free+Lossless Compression+Low Price=I might actually fucking buy a major label release

    I don’t want singles. I don’t want any marketing crap beyond the cover art. I just want the damned music without the fucking gatekeepers in my way.
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    didn't the wedding present release a single every month for a year ages ago ? all with hand painted numbers on the covers (by the band, I think) Seem to remember they all sold rather well, although not in the denting the charts / buying a yacht way.

    oh for the days when the cure were actually good (ie pre lovecats) or am I alone in thinking 'faith' and 'pornography' were their best material ?
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2008 edited
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    Oh, you spoilt people. You don't know what you've got these days, with all your 'alternative' music. Back when I were a lad, the only 'alternative' stuff you could actually get your hands on anywhere - meaning 'buy cassettes of in a record shop that was anywhere near where you lived' - were The Cure and The Cult. Bah, you kids these days don't even know you're alive, what with your ability to obtain, without paying for it, pretty much every track ever made, ever. There's your fucking jetpack.
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    my soundtrack of 1982 was faith by the cure, as bought on cassette (with the carnage visors soundtrack on side 2) from ye olde Virgin megastore in Glasgow. I still have it and it gets a spin in the car at wintertime (as it sounds best when it's cold / dark and gloomy)
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      CommentAuthormadmatt213
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2008
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    Pornography is the best Cure album. The Smiths rock. Skinny Morrissey is awesome, but with that said, Fat Morrissey is still A-OK in my book.

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    @Oddcult

    Hell of a way to end your rant! Puts everything into perspective.
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    @James Puckett
    How fucking stupid and incompetent are the people running these companies who can’t figure out a simple formula like this one:
    DRM-Free+Lossless Compression+Low Price=I might actually fucking buy a major label release
    Verily, it's quite the opinion I take.

    We have the bandwidth. Give it to us in FLAC at the same price you are in MP3, and I swear to Glycon (it's a one day phase) that I'll buy as much as I used too. Hell, I don't even download hooky music these days.*


    *Meaning that I can't be bothered, not that I used to.
    I'm a law abiding Londoner.

    Except that anal sex age law. I may have broken that when I was younger. But that one always struck me as odd. Anyway, I dye cress.