Poll Closing Date: Sunday, 30 August 2020 00:00 (in 2 weeks)
Dear Music Fan/Store Owner:
Long before I was involved with independent music distribution, I passed many a cool, long hour of a misspent youth scavenging through record stores looking for all sorts of musical gems. This was also long before certain folk in the music industry exercised what seemed to be extremely dodgy restraints upon stores that have helped them get where they are today.
Earlier this year four of the six major labels decided to cease giving any music retail store that carried used compact discs cooperative payments. These companies, which represent three-quarters of the entire industry, feel that stores that retail used CDs deter sales from new releases.
I suspect they felt this action would force the hand of store owners to do away with their used trade. Many of these stores cannot survive withoutthis business, while others feel that their customers like having a choice and will not grovel at the feet of corporate oppression.
This move by these four companies obviously has many retailers extremely vexed, as well it should you, the music buyer. The reason you should be pissed is that someone, somewhere is trying to dictate what you buy and how much you pay for it, while at the same time hurting the owner of your favorite shop.
We at Dutch East feel this policy blows darts. So, we decided to put out Buy This Used CD, which is a cross-section of music we are, and have been, involved with over the years.
We are offering over 70 minutes of music at a low list price with added W incentives for the store owners and fans who have supported whatwe've done for over eleven years. Thanks for your time and we hope you dig the tuneage.
Effervescently yours,Jack Sheehy, August, 1993
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 July 2020 16:30 (one week ago) link
Ha - I just picked this up on my last pre-pandemic junkshop/thriftstore run and finally got around to listening to it the other day. Inclined to go for Unrest but will spin it a few more times before voting.
― turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Thursday, 30 July 2020 16:56 (one week ago) link
what does barnyard slut sound like. i'm afraid to google it at work.
― Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 30 July 2020 17:00 (one week ago) link
Started back in '83Started seeing things differentlyHardcore wasn't doing it forNooooo mooooore
― daily growing, Thursday, 30 July 2020 17:46 (one week ago) link
The Barnyard Slut song sounds like some canyon rockers covering side 1 of Let It Bleed.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 July 2020 17:53 (one week ago) link
The Unrest cover (of Argent) is the 2nd best cover song on this CD imho, cf the 5678s cover of The Flaming Groovies rave-up.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 July 2020 17:56 (one week ago) link
No spoilers, but the Trumans Water track has this ONE COOL TRICK that I used to love SO MUCH in the early, early 90s, shows up about 2/3rds through the song.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 31 July 2020 04:22 (one week ago) link
it's a fine trick. maybe even "jehuvian"?
"Imagine Pavement if they were five Gary Youngs with the songwriting ability of two Steve Malkmuses" (Everett True)
― the burrito that defined a generation, Friday, 31 July 2020 16:42 (one week ago) link