Monday, January 16, 2006

fake elvis and buddy monkeys

I listened to a radio 4 programme this morning on the way to work and it was all about this band 'the arctic monkeys' and how they were the new sound of the decade. NME are singing their praises and that they have so much free stuff available to their fans on line. This has meant they have been able to build up a fantastic fan base before the release of their first album. The outcome is that they are top of any damn charts you care to mention. Arctic Monkeys climbing high - thanks to the net Owen Gibson, media correspondent Monday October 17, 2005The Guardian
Looking good on the internet ... Arctic Monkeys
The Sheffield rock band the Arctic Monkeys release their first fully marketed single today but the group has already built a hugely devoted following by becoming one of the first to harness the power of the internet to reach young fans. Last week the band played to 2,000 fans at a sold-out London Astoria, with touts asking up to £100 a ticket. The audience sang along to every word of the single, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, which has yet to be released.
The speed with which they have developed a large and committed fanbase is being put down to the viral marketing effect of the internet, with fans swapping tracks with one another with the blessing of the group.
According to one estimate there are already 142 different versions of various Arctic Monkeys songs floating around on the internet, some recorded by fans at concerts. The band has only officially released one very limited edition single called Fake Tales of San Francisco.
here is the very track..enjoy..and do you think they are indeed the 'future of music???'
Arctic Monkeys Fake Tales of San Fransisco mp3

Here's someone of a more traditional bent but he is one of my favourites. His daddy wrote songs with Buddy Holly and his ma sang with Elvis, here he is in fine fettle. Now, remember, if you like the music buy the albums and support the artists.
Kevin Mongomery Broken mp3


Blogger === said...

Love your blog keep it up!!

11:37 pm  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

thanks a bundle of Elvis singles Cynthia, I checked out your blog and it made me go back and check out why the hell this war in Iraq is happening and what the outcomes are supposed to be. I will visit again soon. All the best to you and Michael...

8:18 pm  
Blogger c said...

i doubt the arctic monkeys' "sound" is the future of music, but the way they have gained popularity, via the internet buzz, may indeed be the future of the business aspect of music. or perhaps it is already the present. (?)

5:01 am  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

yes, i agree your right..not the 'sound' of the future, but there must have been something that clicked for folks to rush out and make their album the fastest selling one in the UK ever..seemingly more fast than the four moptops...i didnt see them play in edinburgh recently but it got a great write up and the hype seems totally justified for once.

7:22 pm  

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