www.fewmets.net

     
 

Spinal Tap weighs in on Napster
2000-08-07 19:50:23


Viva La Musica
 
Fuck this town. Fuck the internet. Fuck it all...
-- Manny

 

Spinal Tap faced many challenges during their life on the road -- a drummer that spontaneously exploded, second billing to an amusement park puppet show, and a 30-inch Stonehenge replica that was always in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. Now the faux band, reuniting for the DVD release of their mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap," has recorded an interview voicing their opinion about Napster.

Labelled "the secret interview," it presents the three band-members in silhouette to protect their identities, as they offer a succinct summary of the two positions in the free-music controversy. "Are you in it to communicate with people or are you in it to get their money? Or to communicate with them and then get their money..."

The bumbling band-members meander through their opinions about mp3s ("The mp3 format is great for us. Because it sounds crappy. So it makes it easier for us") as well as a misunderstanding over the phrase "viral marketing." ("Well you know, mono's a virus...") As a publicity stunt, they've even released an mp3 of their latest track -- "Back from the Dead" -- on their new music site Tapster.com. It functions just like Napster, except that it only offers that one file.

Newsbytes quoted band-member Nigel Tufnel as saying "Napster's a bit complicated, really, what with all of the songs available..."

Over.  End of Story.  Go home now.

kabdriver@pigdog.org


comments powered by Disqus
 
     

 

C L A S S I C   P I G D O G

Sex Crimes of the X-Men
by El Destino

Vacationing from Somnambulant Narrow Realities
by Negative Nancy

Please Continue...
by Baron Earl

Solex vs. the Pigdog
by The Compulsive Splicer

05-25

The Compulsive Splicer

Space aliens are breeding with humans, says Oxford instructor

05-17

Master Squid

Man killed by crossbow in Germany led 'medieval cult'

05-17

El Destino

Crazy bitcoin-trading "seasteader" forced to run by the Thai government

03-30

Flesh

Alex Jones Admits To Being Psychotic.

03-30

Flesh

Alex Jones Throws Temper Tantrum After Being Laughed At.

03-30

Flesh

So what's the time? It's time to get ill! Alex Jones Smokes Some Kind. Gets Really Paranoid

03-23

El Destino

The Las Vegas Strip now has robot bartenders

03-06

Poindexter Fortran

University of California special collections: now with more Hunter S. Thompson

02-15

Baron Earl

Amazing hand-stitched scenes from DUNE

01-17

Baron Earl

Contributions to Top Dark Money Spenders

More Quickies...