Monday, 25 February 2013
Suffocation buy their own CD at the shop
A guy from Suffocation videos himself going to the shop to buy his own band's CD.
Basically, he points out a lot of good things about why people should pay for music. Especially why people should pay for underground music. He points out that Suffocation aren't Beyonce or someone like that racking in millions and millions of pounds.
He points out that if bands and labels lose money then bands get dropped, they can't make records, they don't come and tour your city etc etc etc.
He's really trying to drive home the point that underground music needs supporting and fair fucks to him. Fully behind his sentiments.
However, there's a big 'but'. And come on, you knew the 'but' was coming.
Neither Suffocation nor their label (Nuclear Blast) make the music available for sale as flac/wav or any other lossless format.
It's a familiar rant on this blog but crappy, lossy mp3s from amazon/itunes can well and truly get fucked. I'm not handing over cash for something that sounds shit. Also, I'm not buying a CD as I don't own a CD player and I think they're fugly.
I'd be more than happy to hand over cash for a flac download of Effigy Of The Forgotten. It's a classic. I'd also buy their new one too.
That's two album sales they could be making right there for virtually no effort. I'm guessing Kevin would buy them as well. Seeing how much the folk over at Metal Bandcamp buy I'm guessing there's fuckloads more people that'd buy it.
And here ends yet another "just sell us the damn music" post.