[Grief] Any more?

Jon Whitney turbid at turbid.com
Thu Apr 13 08:54:17 PDT 2006


HUGE?  Not in comparison to the Violator, or even Music for the Masses
album and tour.  I would be shocked if new album sales were even 1/10th of
the sales for Violator.

On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Grant Regnaert wrote:

>
> How can you say Depeche Modes sales are NOT even worth noting??
>
> They are HUGE right now,  especially after the release of their latest
> album 6 months ago, Playing the Angel( which is nothing that great, IMO).
> But it is selling like crazy!  I mean I LOVE DM(mainly their older
> stuff), Erasure, Devo, New Order, etc. AND I LOVE TG, CV/RHKirk, C&C, &
> Coil TOO!  I don't think there is ANYTHING wrong with liking various
> genres of music. Just as long as it is NOT country( or "slit your wrists"
> music as Cosey refers to it as! :-)  - LOL-  I mean HELL, Abba is one of
> Chris & Cosey's FAVORITE bands!
>
>  "Love? What is it? The  most natural pain-killer that there is.
> LOVE"     [i.p.emrose.gif]   William S. Burroughs  [i.p.emrose.gif]
>
> ________________________________________________________________________________
>       From: jgm <mujyo at comcast.net>
>       Reply-To: mujyo at comcast.net, grief at hollyfeld.org
>       To: <grief at hollyfeld.org>
>       Subject: Re: [Grief] Any more?
>       Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 19:48:41 -0700
>       >On Wednesday 12 April 2006 7:06 am, mark wrote:
>       > > "people still fucking -buy- depeche mode, erasure,
>       goldfrapp and moby cds?
>       > > "
>       > >
>       > > People buy popular music shocker!!
>       > >
>       > > Most people don't really like music. They listen to stuff
>       that reminds them
>       > > of being a teenager and good times and stuff. And things
>       other people like.
>       > >
>       > > Are you expecting people to suddenly stop behaving like
>       this and start
>       > > thinking about what they listen to?
>       > >
>       >
>       >Actually I've not heard those bands mentioned for a long
>       time, not even from
>       >my trendiest friends. I'm sure people still go to their
>       shows, but I doubt
>       >their CD sales are anything worth noting. Well except for
>       maybe Goldfrapp I
>       >heard a friend say she wanted to buy the CD, but that was
>       last year when it
>       >was big in the UK. So, I was honestly rhetorically saying
>       that I don't think
>       >people buy that shit. I try to keep up on bestsellers
>       through various
>       >channels as well and never see those names pop up. Maybe
>       they're popular in
>       >relation to Panasonic... Plus just because people buy an
>       album to feel
>       >something they might have lost, well that doesn't mean
>       they're 'not
>       >thinking'. You don't have to listen to non-melodic
>       'outsider' music to have a
>       >conscious relationship to your tunes.
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