Valuable in hindsight
Yet again I have been staggered by the discovery on the internet of yet more of my old band Tubeless Hearts‘ back catalogue being bandied about on the internet for outrageous sums! Not only that, but file hosting sites are offering our first single (both sides!) as a free digital download. Even I didn’t have that until a few weeks ago, when I ripped it off a video a complete stranger had put up on youtube!
(I will probably be putting the Telephone/Paperback Romance single on my Jamendo site as a download in the near future, complete with artwork.)
It’s the lure of the unobtainable. In both cases, the album and the single, they were limited releases, which means the market wasn’t flooded with copies, and only a very limited number were used for promo, so they really are as rare as the proverbial rocking horse droppings!
There’s a part of me that bristles with indignation at the free downloading, but hey, the songs out there, and people are downloading and listening to it, so on balance, that’s a good thing. But you know….with the album…..I still have a very few copies left for a normal price, so grab yourself a sound investment!