KISS Takes The Wal Mart Deal
Rock is dead they say…
“Sonic Boom” is due to be released only at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club on Oct. 6. It will include a CD of the band’s first new music in 11 years, re-recorded versions of famous KISS hits and a live DVD.
Other classic acts that have chosen to release albums through Wal-Mart include the Eagles, AC/DC and Foreigner.
Yeah, I know that it hasn’t been about rebellion/counter culture/not selling out to the mainstream corporo/military/industrial/consumerism complex since Sam Phillips pedaled the KING for 30K. And, even though Wal Mart is phasing out music, they are the only rat left on the bow of the sinking dinghy but…Wal Mart is where I buy Velveeta and underwear for Christ’s sake! Just once I’d like to see a “classic act” say; “We think Wal Mart sucks so, we will not allow them to distribute our new record or re-recorded versions our famous hits and a live DVD. But, we may stop by for a garden hose.”
I guess it’s a long way from the glory days, eh?
But, old wrinkle rockers never die, they only try to keep gasping and grasping for the past…