Saturday, April 25, 2015

Alice Cooper about vinyl resurgence: "Kids are tired of buying air"


Recently the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station conducted an interview with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Alice Cooper about the current crop of rock bands and the sudden resurgence of records over the past years. Below the video and some excerpts:

"It's a different world right now. We were in a golden age of… where records… You'd go to a record store and buy records. And when you bought the records, you owned a piece of Motley Crue, you'd own a piece of Alice Cooper. And you'd stand in line to buy that record. I think now, it's so disposable. Bands stay around for a year and a half, and you can't really dedicate your life to them, because you know they're not gonna be around next year. Whereas with Motley and Alice, there's a security in that; there's a security that those bands are gonna be there for a long time."

"Last year, vinyl went up 85 percen. And the kids, I think they're tired of buying air. They don't get anything with it. I think this generation is rebelling against the technology thing. I sign more records than I do CDs anymore."