Posted by: John Q ()
Date: August 05, 2000 02:59PM

Dear Mark A.,

Smart move not to bother with HOL - definitely a prestige thing but nothing any (European) label will ever make a profit on if the band ask for stupid money like The Storm. 75k? Ah, the delusions of grandeur some 80's rock stars have... I'm not so sure HOL will be able to pull down major bucks in Japan either given the fact that Deep Purple bankrupted Teichiku, Judas Priest did the same to Zero and the Survivor - 'Empires' fiasco made Avex pull the plug on Bareknuckle - and the market share for hard rock has declined even further since. I think the Japanese aren't as 'dumb' as they used to be, especially when never-were-to-begin-with acts like HOL come looking for that big check. That whole thing does have 'let's raid the bank and split' written all over it and any A&R guy with half a brain knows it. It will be interesting to watch this whole thing unfold over the next few months...

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I'd like other's people's opinions on this post 307BLM08/02/2000 08:59AM
RE: My opinion 243John Q08/02/2000 12:18PM
Stop, you're getting me all depressed...;-( 228Peter M. Bietenholz08/02/2000 10:04PM
RE: Stop 282John Q08/03/2000 07:05AM
RE: Stop 242Dave08/03/2000 07:19AM
Futureal 517Surfpunk08/03/2000 08:10AM
3 Doors Down 212EVE608/04/2000 12:37AM
HOUSE OF LORDS 196Mark Ashton08/04/2000 08:00PM
RE: HOUSE OF LORDS243John Q08/05/2000 02:59PM
The "Empires" cd fiasco.... 221 Kevin 08/06/2000 04:27PM
RE: My opinion 180 ChrisD 08/02/2000 10:45PM
RE: My opinion 247Dave08/03/2000 01:14AM
RE: My opinion 262John Q08/03/2000 06:39AM
contradictory post award 186Pete08/03/2000 12:51AM
RE: contradictory post award..ooops 224Pete08/03/2000 01:25AM
Down with John Q! 208Surfpunk08/03/2000 04:48AM
Classic Rock magazine 244Steve, Denmark08/06/2000 11:47PM

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