"radiohead's lp7": countdown and anticipation thread - part iii - Page 34 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2007, 10:38 PM   #496
The Fly
 
zoetrope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 78
Local Time: 07:48 AM
$80 is a lot of money for an album....



Who am I kidding. I can't afford it but I will.
__________________

__________________
zoetrope is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:39 PM   #497
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2Fanatic4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: nowhere..........man
Posts: 20,254
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by xaviMF22


then maybe Coldplay will


nope... Coldplay certainly won't take a risk like that.. they never have..
__________________

__________________
U2Fanatic4ever is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:39 PM   #498
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 02:48 PM
Xavi, you should make a new thread for In Rainbows. Can't believe you haven't already.
__________________
Zoots is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:40 PM   #499
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,091
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Fanatic4ever




nope... Coldplay certainly won't take a risk like that.. they never have..
U2?

or is it just Radiohead who have the balls to do this?
__________________
xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:40 PM   #500
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,091
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Zootlesque
Xavi, you should make a new thread for In Rainbows. Can't believe you haven't already.
that would have been U2Man's job
__________________
xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:40 PM   #501
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2Fanatic4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: nowhere..........man
Posts: 20,254
Local Time: 08:48 AM
night fellow RH'rs I am off to try and sleep if it is at all possible...
__________________
U2Fanatic4ever is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:42 PM   #502
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 38,007
Local Time: 04:48 AM
sorry if this comes off as rude, but chill out xavi you sound like a drooling sycophant.

This development is rather bittersweet for me. I can't tell you how much respect I have for this band, thumbing their collective noses at the status quo and "the way things are done in this business". The lack of promotion, just keeping quiet and then saying "album out in 10 days". Amazing. The only artist I can think of this magnitude that releases albums with such little fanfare is Bob Dylan, although his website's been pretty over the top in the year since Modern Times came out. It's refreshing to see that it's all about the music.

But what I don't get here is rewarding the casual fan who doesn't feel like paying more than $1 for the music, and then sticking a royal shiv in the gut to the hardcore fans. 80 fucking dollars? Are you fucking kidding me? Don't give me this "But it's LP7 OMG LOL!!!" bullshit becasue that is so out of proportion I don't even know what to say. Vinyl + CD? Who gives a shit? If there are vinyl fetishists who want that format too than let them pay for it! I just want a physical disc and a booklet with lyrics, or no lyrics and just artwork or whatever. Why not have a couple different formats?

The other thing is because Radiohead DOESN'T have a label to split the profits with, nearly ALL of this money is going right to them. They're not spending money on promotion and advertising, save for the web design people, so what the fuck? How much did the limited editions cost in the past? Isn't this like a 300% markup? It's asinine.

Part of me wants to pay for the digital download and be happy, but there's something rather contradictory about the whole concept. It doesn't appear very well thought-out.

I hope that more of the Radiohead fans in addition to Zoots and LMP will try and be a little objective about this, because the idea of shelling out $80 for an album is just OTT, unless the thing can make dinner for you and wipe your ass or something.

On a more aesthetic note, this release begs the question--is it an actual double album, or is the CD2 of the disc box bonus tracks? Because if the standard download is only 1 cd, I can't imagine they would release "half" an album that way. It's not technically a double album then. I don't know the precedent for this because there really isn't one, is there?
__________________
lazarus is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:43 PM   #503
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2Fanatic4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: nowhere..........man
Posts: 20,254
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by xaviMF22


U2?

or is it just Radiohead who have the balls to do this?

um... I do believe that RH is the one with the big cajones!
__________________
U2Fanatic4ever is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:44 PM   #504
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,091
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Fanatic4ever



um... I do believe that RH is the one with the big cajones!
I saw Muse

best live band ever
__________________
xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:45 PM   #505
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2Fanatic4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: nowhere..........man
Posts: 20,254
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by xaviMF22


I saw Muse

best live band ever

have to agree with ya there! most def!
__________________
U2Fanatic4ever is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:45 PM   #506
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,091
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Fanatic4ever



have to agree with ya there! most def!
beat U2

and RH are a joke when compare live
__________________
xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:49 PM   #507
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2Fanatic4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: nowhere..........man
Posts: 20,254
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by lazarus
sorry if this comes off as rude, but chill out xavi you sound like a drooling sycophant.

This development is rather bittersweet for me. I can't tell you how much respect I have for this band, thumbing their collective noses at the status quo and "the way things are done in this business". The lack of promotion, just keeping quiet and then saying "album out in 10 days". Amazing. The only artist I can think of this magnitude that releases albums with such little fanfare is Bob Dylan, although his website's been pretty over the top in the year since Modern Times came out. It's refreshing to see that it's all about the music.

But what I don't get here is rewarding the casual fan who doesn't feel like paying more than $1 for the music, and then sticking a royal shiv in the gut to the hardcore fans. 80 fucking dollars? Are you fucking kidding me? Don't give me this "But it's LP7 OMG LOL!!!" bullshit becasue that is so out of proportion I don't even know what to say. Vinyl + CD? Who gives a shit? If there are vinyl fetishists who want that format too than let them pay for it! I just want a physical disc and a booklet with lyrics, or no lyrics and just artwork or whatever. Why not have a couple different formats?

The other thing is because Radiohead DOESN'T have a label to split the profits with, nearly ALL of this money is going right to them. They're not spending money on promotion and advertising, save for the web design people, so what the fuck? How much did the limited editions cost in the past? Isn't this like a 300% markup? It's asinine.

Part of me wants to pay for the digital download and be happy, but there's something rather contradictory about the whole concept. It doesn't appear very well thought-out.

I hope that more of the Radiohead fans in addition to Zoots and LMP will try and be a little objective about this, because the idea of shelling out $80 for an album is just OTT, unless the thing can make dinner for you and wipe your ass or something.

On a more aesthetic note, this release begs the question--is it an actual double album, or is the CD2 of the disc box bonus tracks? Because if the standard download is only 1 cd, I can't imagine they would release "half" an album that way. It's not technically a double album then. I don't know the precedent for this because there really isn't one, is there?

i can see where ur coming from but that first sentence is really uncalled for..

xavi is excited about this and so am i for that matter.. We love this band and have been waiting for a long time for this kind of news..

you are entitled to ur opinion and so are we..
__________________
U2Fanatic4ever is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:50 PM   #508
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,091
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Fanatic4ever



i can see where ur coming from but that first sentence is really uncalled for..

xavi is excited about this and so am i for that matter.. We love this band and have been waiting for a long time for this kind of news..

you are entitled to ur opinion and so are we..

LP 7

And I wont stop
__________________
xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:51 PM   #509
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2Fanatic4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: nowhere..........man
Posts: 20,254
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by xaviMF22



LP 7

And I wont stop



__________________
U2Fanatic4ever is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 10:52 PM   #510
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,091
Local Time: 08:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Fanatic4ever





right with you girlfriend




__________________

__________________
xaviMF22 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com