The single - is it dead?

The single is it dead?

Yes of course it is!
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No it isn't!
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Who gives a myncis?
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The single - is it dead?

Postby MATT on Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:32 am

With declining record sales, are the days of the singles chart numbered?
(Yes - sad but true)

I now buy very few singles due to the following reasons:

a) only two b sides maximum, if you already own the lead track little incentive.
b) virtually no one releases a non-album single any more.

Plus with the charts being so crap and fucked up and everything going in so high I don't really care any more.

Which is sad cos there's a lot of great history there.........and I remember buying singles when I was a teenager and hoping to see my favourite bands do well........and I'm only 22!!!!!!! Seems like it's gone mental in the last three to four years, when was the last time a record went up????
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Re: The single - is it dead?

Postby dogonwheels on Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:53 am

MATT wrote:b) virtually no one releases a non-album single any more.

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That was all Belle and Sebastian did until they moved to a new label.
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Postby dogonwheels on Wed Nov 05, 2003 2:00 am

The 7" single is still a magical thing and still can be. Its just that wankers like Simon Cowell are dictating what makes the charts and so are sapping any last bit of magic that the charts once had just so they can make a fast buck on the latest goon with a three month shelf life.
Its got to change soon it cannot surely go on much longer. It shows times are bad when a Spinal Tap piss take are being hailed as the saviours of Rock N'Roll.
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