I was really into U2 when he started with the sunglasses, and I remember telling people this all the time cause everyone was hating on Bono. Not sure where this was first reported, but it was definitely pre-2001.
I’m definitely not saying it’s right or legal. I see what you’re saying about ignorance but I wonder if it isn’t easier in the end to pay a settlement to the artist who refused to license their song to you and still get to use the total knockoff which is as good as the original to these advertisers. It’s almost kinda like money buying you what you want either way.
There’s an op ed in the NYT today railing against brunch. Are we even serious?
I remember reading something (maybe on this site) from someone working in commercial music and they basically said that commercial songwriters are hired with explicit orders to make something that sounds almost exactly like something else. I think it is absolutely intentional and not so much ‘ignorance of copyright law,’ though that is much more comforting to believe.
My mom was actually a huge R.E.M. fan going back to the 80′s. They were a band I remember always being on in the car. Monster was an album that actually kind of reignited our family’s love for them, and their show at MSG for the Monster tour was my first rock concert. Good f*cking times.
Lots of Yankee fans from Queens, especially if your family lived there pre-Mets when the rivalry was Yankees/Dodgers.
Yes, I think they meant to say his last game at Yankee Stadium.
Been waiting on an album from these guys. Good shit.
it’s hard to say Antics isn’t as good as TOTBL, because it isn’t. But, I noticed yesterday that the NPR First Listen article called it a ‘ferocious letdown.’ That is definitely not true. I always loved that record and I think it gets a bum rap now because of the ones that came after being more of a letdown (much like the Green Album or even Maladroit for Weezer, which are actually pretty fucking awesome records).