For all the talk about how the long tail will deliver an infinite amount of digital product due to not having the restrictions a brick and mortar store has…well, that shit ain’t really working out that well.
Here’s a short list of things I’ve wanted to buy recently but I can’t because they don’t seem to be available on iTunes or eMusic or Napster…nothing obscure here. These are records I used to own and I want them now.
- 1960s era Kinks
- Any albums by The Smiths except greatest hits stuff
- Kat Bush’s old Greatest Hits album
- Most older Peter Gabriel albums
And of course I’m not even mentioning the Beatles. I gave up waiting, bought the remastered CDs and ripped them.