Welcome to episode 18 of the podcast Dropping The Needle, September 17, 2012. This episode we discuss ZZ Top La Futura a Great Album and I Feell Ripped Off.
Mitch Lafon and I discuss the brand new release from ZZ Top, La Futura. How it is a GREAT album, but at the same it feels like a rip off. After buying the four song EP, the full album only contains 10 songs, including the four songs on the EP. Are the fans who bought the EP being ripped off by being made to buy 40% of the album a second time? Shortly after recording this episode we learned that ZZ Top is releasing a Best Buy exclusive release with two bonus tracks. So should fans then be expected to buy those four songs a third time just to get two bonus tracks? Of are actions like this what drives you to steal music?
This episode of Dropping The Needle was recorded and broadcast live using Google Hangouts. Fans were able to watch the podcast recording and performance live on YouTube.
Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon from PureGrainAudio.com.
Tune in to the next episode of Dropping The Needle to see what artists we drop the needle on.
Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention. Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program. Michael has also managed the online efforts for Andy Gibson, Alexa Carter, Greg Kihn, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.
Mitch Lafon is a professional music writer located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). His career started in 1980 when at the age of eleven he interviewed The Demon of KISS, Gene Simmons. In the ‘90s he did studio work with various artists including LA GUNS and worked on an Ace Frehley Tribute album. Over the years, his work has appeared in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine as well as Metal Hammer (US) and Classic Rock (UK). Currently, PureGrainAudio.com and Roadie Crew magazine from Brazil are where his interviews can be found. He is well-respected by artists who often request him by name (when they are ready to grant an interview).