Beached Whale

I have never heard this Modern Life Is Rubbish outtake (which for years I was convinced was called “Bleached Whale”), but it must be good as the band were really on a roll at the time. Here’s hoping that either someone can persuade Alex to leak it onto the net, or it’s released in some rarities collection.

Now, about the second option: do it well! That means, a CD or couple of CDs, handsomely packaged, and available at record stores. Whatever you do, band/record company, do not follow the cheap and easy way of releasing such a collection as an iTunes exclusive. Physical copies we can play on our stereo sets is what we want. Or worse, ff I were a U2 fan I’d have gone to Hogwarts to learn some curses by now; the audacity of releasing such a collection only as an extra in The Complete U2!!!! I’d put a fucking Banishing Charm on The Edge, landing him right in a dole queue. Anyone who wants to hear bands’ outtakes are those that own all the records, sometimes multiple times over. Surely no fan will want to have to buy several hundreds of mp3’s of songs they already have for several hundreds of dollars/punds/euros to get twenty “exclusives”.

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Published in: on July 24, 2007 at 9:41 am  Leave a Comment  

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