But bootlegs are more fun!

From MTV review of first (messy) Pixies concert in twelve years:

“The Pixies finished with a seven-song encore, slapping hands with fans as they left the stage. After the show, hundreds of fans loitered upstairs at the venue to await the arrival of recordings of the night’s performance. Using on-the-spot recording and duplication technology, the New York-based company Disclive is producing limited-edition CDs of each night’s performance, available 20 minutes post-wrap.

Einstuerzende Neubauten are doing the same thing on their current tour. This is the new standard. Are you listening, U2?

Bargain Bin

Second hand discs at yesterday’s pop quiz. Couldn’t resist buying Suicide, a 2 disc set of their first album. One of those bands I’ve never listened to, but should. Also got Placebo – Black Market Music, a nice looking limited edition. Because Low said it was good. Earlier, at bookshop Scheltema, I picked up a downpriced copy of Pat McCabe’s Emerald Germs of Ireland, the version with the twee cover that the writer hated. I’m not keen on McCabe, but had to get this for obvious reasons.