[Grief] Any more?
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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