Roadrunner Records - Slipknot's hard-hitting, aggressive metal anthems are getting…
- Posted on Sep 15th 2009 12:30PM by Benjy Eisen
"So here's the deal," Shearer tells Spinner. "So small was the town that I grew up in that there were no record stores. You could get some things at Payless, and I thought that was normal."
When Shearer finally made it to an actual record shop, she was floored. She also had a classic 'High Fidelity' moment: "The clerk asked what I liked and I told him Aretha Franklin, the only name I could pull out in an effort to sound remotely like I understood the contents of all those bins and boxes," she says. "I walked out with a battered, foxed, ancient copy of Joan Armatrading's 'Back to the Night,' his assurances that I would love it -- and do I! -- and a completely new perspective on music. And also the seeds of an extremely problematic financial issue in which I spent all my cash on music."
Yeah, that will happen. But it is fun to note that while both the CD and store-only EP will be retail-priced, the shows are completely free. That way, it not only helps the stores, it also hurts the scalpers.