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Old 08-06-2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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Self-financed albums

Are these the ultimate non-sellout albums? If so, are they any better than record company financed albums? What are the best self-financed albums of all time? The only one I can think of right now is the Jimmy Eat World self-titled album in 2001. That thing sucked, though.

My feeling is that anybody who takes record company money to record is selling out to a degree, but that fact doesn't bother me in the least. To me, money matters alot of the time when trying to record great music.
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all you know about me is what i've sold you, dumb fuck. i sold out long before you ever heard my name. i sold my soul to make a record, dip shit, And you bought one. all you read and wear or see and hear on tv is a product begging for your fatass dirty dollar so ... shut up and buy my new record send more money fuck you, buddy.
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Wow.

I love the subtlety in that statement.

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Re: Self-financed albums

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What are the best self-financed albums of all time?
Led Zeppelin I.
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Led Zeppelin I.
Is that album any better or more pure in spirit than Led Zeppelin II? Did 'selling out' somehow tarnish Led Zeppelin? My answer is no to both those questions, but I'm wondering if you concur.
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Wasn't the White Stripes' Elephant self-financed?
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duran duran's astronaut was self-financed. not my favourite album of theirs, but it's really good.
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Is that album any better or more pure in spirit than Led Zeppelin II? Did 'selling out' somehow tarnish Led Zeppelin? My answer is no to both those questions, but I'm wondering if you concur.
I've always held Led Zeppelin in high regard not only for the amazing musicianship, but also because of the fact that that's all they've ever been concerned about. The music.

I'm not sure about who financed the recording and production of Led Zep II, so I couldn't really say they sold out. The music, to me stuck to the same excellent standard so I really couldn't say they sold out or not if Atlantic Records had financed the record.

I'm not really sure if that answers your question.
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Wasn't the White Stripes' Elephant self-financed?
Not sure, but I'm guessing not since their album before that one was held in pretty high regard. It seems a record company would've snatched them up after the critical and cult success of their debut album.
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I've always held Led Zeppelin in high regard not only for the amazing musicianship, but also because of the fact that that's all they've ever been concerned about. The music.

I'm not sure about who financed the recording and production of Led Zep II, so I couldn't really say they sold out. The music, to me stuck to the same excellent standard so I really couldn't say they sold out or not if Atlantic Records had financed the record.

I'm not really sure if that answers your question.
Yeah, you answered me. I understand where you're coming from.
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I believe that David Gray's White Ladder was self financed, I assume that most on here won't be fans but I think that it's gorgeous and it did sell well.
In my opinion there does seem to be a state of emotion on that album that isn't quite there on his other stuff, but I don't know whether that's what you are driving at.
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Good album!
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Jerry Cantrell " Degradation Trip"
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