[Deep Freeze] Monday, December 07, 2009 8:27:10 PM
As I said, to a degree. I should think that the majority of decisions regarding album releases are a management issue, not a band personnel decision. I have to agree with Max as far as all of the "Best Of" crap. Like I said, how many do you need and just who says that any one particular song is the "best" or one of the "best"? That has always bugged me.
As far as "owing" the fans, well...I guess one could argue that we are the ones that pay the bills..in a way. Still, I hardly think that in and of itself is going to affect what they do next. I am sure they have a plan. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by Head banger from Monday, December 07, 2009 5:45:49 PM)
Head banger wrote:
just so I understand, where you "get" what max is saying your understanding it right?
Deep Freeze wrote:
OK I suppose I will chime in now. While I am rather "put off" by the adjectives being used, I truly think I "get" what Max is saying...to a degree, anyway. I mean, there are way more than enough "Best Of" albums out there and besides, who is it that decides what is "best" for these albums anyway?? I mean, I may not necessarily agree with the song choices! It is quite like a decision that is made by the record company anyway...not the band.
I guess it is the right of all fans to have an opinion. I hardly think Rob or the guys are cackling with sinister glee as they count the money they have earned from their fanbase. They play the music we love and we buy the CDs and go to the gigs...perfect symbiotic relationship I suppose. I would think that the whole "British Steel Anniversary" tour this year is a GREAT example of marketing. Whether or not it was the band's idea or the management's is anyone's guess around this place. I lost Jayne's number and cannot call to ask her.
I think it is really about what each individual fan wants and what they are willing to spend. If there is nothing there that I want, I don't buy anything. I still have not purchased Nostra. I am not interested in it. Does not mean there is a focused effort to deny me anything.