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teddy boy
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Re: mercury prize
Sep 11, 2004, 00:35
Everyone seems to be forgetting that the Mercury is a music 'industry' prize, it's all a bit like domestic appliances, doesn't have to be anything too innovative, just perform a function. In this case it's to make money, marketable is the key word, it's about profit not the quality of the product. Most things that have to be hyped so utterly are pretty shit. Don't suppose we should even expect any more, the fact that we're all so upset by it proves that. Our record collections surely reflect what we truly like, not some record company cheque book stand off, it's a damn shame that the thousands of truly talented musicians doing the biz week in week out don't get any main stream exposure.
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