i don’t remember the other six signs the end of the world is nigh…
…but i think this is one of them:
ac/dc’s new cd, due out just before halloween, will be available EXCLUSIVELY at wal-mart.
let’s think about this one…
the band that brought us highway to hell and big balls will now put out a cd that you can only get at the retailer that inspired jane’s addiction to release a version of ritual de lo habitual back in the nineties who’s cover art was simply the first amendment in black text on a white background because wal-mart is known for censoring not only the lyrical content but the cover art of the artists they allow to grace their shelves only a stone’s throw away from clothing sewn by slave kids from saigon.
that’s just freakish.
the article i read referenced that while the eagles (honestly, you had your moment, and it was a good one, but does anyone still care? have you released a single note worth a shit since frey was on miami vice? me thinks not) and journey (see previous note, omit “and it was a good one”) did it with their last two albums, to a decent chunk of success, neither of those bands still technically has a recording contract with a major label whereas ac/dc still do…
…but does that matter any more?
with arena-filling acts like radiohead and nine inch nails giving full cds away months before releasing the actual hard disc in sometimes limited runs, does it make sense for ac/dc to take it there? for my money it doesn’t make sense – and while they are, frightening as it may be, the largest cd retailer in the nation, wal-mart is not known for boistering the creative spirit in the artists it pushes, unless that spirit is being given up to the lord, deer season, or mylie cyrus. i don’t know…something about this just doesn’t seem right to me.
…where would jesus wanna buy the new ac/dc? THAT’S what we should be asking ourselves.