LETTER OF THE MONTH
From page 7 of Classic Rock Magazine September 2008
Got the new issue and wanted to tell you that I really liked the bit on blogs and the future of rock. To be honest, T am a huge fan of music Hog sites. They have, I suppose, completely wiped out the notion of 'obscurity', but in the past year I've gotten to hear every weird, whispered-about band I've been chasing for years. And now I have 1,200(!) 60s garage punk compilations. Sweet.
As far as the record companies go, I mean, seriously, just how much more money do they think they can squeeze out of Dark Side Of The Moon? The younger bands have already figured out that their studio albums are now relegated to promotion, and if they want to make money, they have to hit the road. Most bands want to do that anyway and t-shirt sales help...
I was reading about how CD sales are down and how nowadays bands sell just 10,000 copies — and still get in the top 10. Maybe giving albums away via Sunday newspapers — or your magazine — really is the future.
SOnletimes I do feel guilty about downloading — but then I think of the time I paidil 6 for Zodiac Mindwarp's Hoodlum Thunder CD at Virgin. And last time I saw him live — at Hard Rock Hell — it didn't exactly look like Zodiac was starving. Far from it. We're doing him a favour, in fact. Dan P, via email
So — is downloading the devil's work or a great way to fmd bands you wouldn't normally hear? Email us your thoughts, or visit www.classicrockmagazine.com to join the debate.
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