$8 to download / free to stream
What I find funny though is that there is an audio clip in one of these songs from (at the time) President Bush. I’ve heard audio clips of many people in many songs for many reasons. I’ve also heard a lot of former Presidents lately in these audio clips. So why it’s funny is because I think about these audio clips of former Presidents and where the line is drawn.
Sure, you could look at the history of radio and compare it with who was President at the time, but isn’t just odd to anyone else that none of our songs will ever contain audio clips of, say, Abe Lincoln, George Washington or Thomas Jefferson? Wow, to think if signing the Constitution or Declaration of Independence was something that was streamed and you could go back and YouTube it, then sample it in your music.
Crazy times we live in, people. Crazy times.
Ah yes, about music being good. After finding this album (and band) via new releases on Band Camp, I went on to find that they have releases in 2010, 2011 and 2012 also. So while a good band may do all of the things I mentioned in that opening paragraph, a great band is one that drives you to seek out more music by them. Well done, Radiolab. Well done.