Author Topic: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"  (Read 16369 times)

Brian_Wallace

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"Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« on: November 13, 2007, 12:07:00 pm »
You know, if you're honest with yourself, when you think of all the merchandise-crazy/rip-off-the-fans artists out there, like Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey, etc. you're going to have to put Radiohead in there too.
 
  We don't want our previous six albums competing with our new DELUXE one!
 
 The interesting part is:
 
 "That the two box sets are coming out at the same time in December and AT THE SAME PRICE had already led some fans to believe that EMI is trying to compete with its former charges' independent release."
 
 So let me get this straight.  It will cost the same to buy a box set of Radiohead's previous six albums (plus "I Might Be Wrong") as it does to buy a special (!), deluxe (!) version of "In a Rainbow of Debt" that contains the aforementioned album on 8-track along with discarded, freshman-year graphic design test sheets and specially lamenated Thom Yorke pubic hairs?
 
 What a ripoff.  I think it's sad that Radiohead is preying on urban hipsters who think that Radiohead is their "Beatles" (man, they SPEAK to me...)  Poor, over-educated, misguided souls who have fifteen credits cards but MUST have the "In Rainbows" box set housed in free-range, brushed Cedar.  Folks who HAVE to have everything Radiohead releases.  You know, people who in 2007 (!) decide that they want to buy a turntable, collect vinyl and play "Guitar Hero."
 
 I think it's smart of EMI to price their box set at the same price as the "In Rainbows" garbage.  You have a choice.  You can buy "A special made-to-order 'discbox'" that "will contain the album on CD and two 12" heavyweight vinyl records with artwork and lyric booklets. The box will include a second enhanced CD which contains 8 additional tracks, as well as digital photos and artwork."
 
 or (with the same money) you can buy seven CD's of which the first three actually have some great SONGS on them.
     
 
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 "I need more money for cool, mirrored shades so I don't have to make eye-contact with you deluded fools!"
 
 
 Brian

walkonby

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 12:12:00 pm »
wow, you seem to have a monopoly on hate.  i feel cheated.

Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 12:21:00 pm »
Why is it "sad that someone is preying on urban hipsters"? That sounds like a wonderful thing to me.

azaghal1981

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 12:24:00 pm »
Did your parents not hug you as an infant?
احمد

bearman🐻

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007, 12:30:00 pm »
Why does anyone care what he has to say anyway? It's all so fucking boring to me.

walkonby

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007, 12:34:00 pm »
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  Why does anyone care what he has to say anyway? It's all so fucking boring to me.
because they bitched and bitched and bitched and bitched about dupek every day, and now they want him back (so funny).  now b dubbs has taken his place.

Sage 703

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007, 12:34:00 pm »
You know, if you paid more attention to the news, you'd know that Radiohead had nothing to do with this box set, and that EMI went forward with it without the band's blessing.
 
 You don't think that entitles the band to be a little bit annoyed with their label?
 
 Can we also remind you that the band gave their album away for free?
 
 They're not preying on anybody.  Doesn't it suck to be outraged all the time?

Brian_Wallace

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 12:40:00 pm »
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Originally posted by callat703:
  You know, if you paid more attention to the news, you'd know that Radiohead had nothing to do with this box set, and that EMI went forward with it without the band's blessing.
 
 You don't think that entitles the band to be a little bit annoyed with their label?
Of course, the band didn't have anything to do with it!  But don't you think what they are releasing for $80 or whatever is worth more than what the band is releasing for $80?  Talk about packaging waste!  When you have to charge $80 for a deluxe version of something that you gave away for free, it says something about the band.  You can't polish a turd.
 
 Brian

Sage 703

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 12:42:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Brian_Wallace:
   
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Originally posted by callat703:
  You know, if you paid more attention to the news, you'd know that Radiohead had nothing to do with this box set, and that EMI went forward with it without the band's blessing.
 
 You don't think that entitles the band to be a little bit annoyed with their label?
Of course, the band didn't have anything to do with it!  But don't you think what they are releasing for $80 or whatever is worth more than what the band is releasing for $80?  Talk about packaging waste!  When you have to charge $80 for a deluxe version of something that you gave away for free, it says something about the band.  You can't polish a turd.
 
 Brian [/b]
They're selling a special edition to the people who want it.  They're making them to order and shipping them globally to collectors, vinyl enthusiasts, and fans.  
 
 Why do you care?

ratioci nation

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2007, 12:45:00 pm »
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Originally posted by callat703:
  You know, if you paid more attention to the news
really? is this what the news has been talking about  these days?

Sage 703

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2007, 12:49:00 pm »
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Originally posted by callat703:
  You know, if you paid more attention to the news
really? is this what the news has been talking about  these days? [/b]
Clever.  I meant the story that he posted.

nkotb

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 12:49:00 pm »
You know, I've said this back in the Dupek days, and I'll say it again:
 
 If you don't like what Brian posts, then simply don't read it, and if you do, don't respond.   You're only feeding him more and more reasons to keep posting, and it's not like your defense of Band X will change his mind.
 
 Personally, I like Brian; it gets boring to read the same rave reviews of the same bands over and over again on this board.  Personally, I think he's generally off the mark and a bit nutty, but I almost always enjoying reading his rants.
 
 But if he really grates on you, why bother giving in?  You ask why he cares about slagging Radiohead; I'd ask why you care to defend them so much?  It's like dealing with religious fanatics in here that can't see any flaws or opposing viewpoints when it comes to their favorite band.

Sage 703

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 12:51:00 pm »
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Originally posted by nkotb:
  You know, I've said this back in the Dupek days, and I'll say it again:
 
 If you don't like what Brian posts, then simply don't read it, and if you do, don't respond.   You're only feeding him more and more reasons to keep posting, and it's not like your defense of Band X will change his mind.
 
 Personally, I like Brian; it gets boring to read the same rave reviews of the same bands over and over again on this board.  Personally, I think he's generally off the mark and a bit nutty, but I almost always enjoying reading his rants.
 
 But if he really grates on you, why bother giving in?  You ask why he cares about slagging Radiohead; I'd ask why you care to defend them so much?  It's like dealing with religious fanatics in here that can't see any flaws or opposing viewpoints when it comes to their favorite band.
Why bother to post this, then?  Self-defeating argument.

nkotb

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2007, 12:56:00 pm »
Actually, good call.  Brian just PM'd me and said all this debate has him reconsidering his stance on Radiohead fleecing fans, rock music made before 1998 and the virtues of playing Guitar Hero vs. playing an actual guitar.  Sorry I wasted everyone's time.
 
 We won the good fight!!!!
 
   
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Originally posted by callat703:
 Why bother to post this, then?  Self-defeating argument.

Brian_Wallace

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Re: "Ever get the feeling you'd been cheated?"
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2007, 01:09:00 pm »
I think this is just evidence of the Emperor wearing no clothes.  Everyone cites Radiohead as the most uncompromising, independent, least corporate band out there.  The band with the most integrity.
 
 However, when their former record label can release their entire catalog for the same price as a money grab/"deluxe edition" it really smacks of hypocrisy.
 
 Brian