[advocacy] Einstuerzende Neubauten
dmh at dmh.org.uk
Tue Jul 1 15:37:17 PDT 2003
Daniel James wrote:
> They've been around since about 1980 I think, so maybe it's easier to
> do this sort of thing if you have a loyal fan base. I recently saw
> Gong live, and they've been a true independent band for even longer.
> It's not easy (financially) to operate this way, but then leaving
> your career in the hands of your label can be precarious too.
I quite agree. If an established group with a strong following can run
this way, it doesn't necessarily mean a new, unheard of group can do the
Einstuerzende Neubauten have actually asked visitors to become paid web
site members to fund the next album; this will be available in both web
edition (to be sent out to those who've paid on the site) and as a
regular album (probably on Mute Records), so Neubauten still have a
lifeline of sorts. It will be interesting to see how, if at all, they
combine it with Ogg/MP3 releases.
> I think Blixa Bargeld plays with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds as well.
Yes, Das Bargeld has performed with Nick Cave for almost twenty years;
though he recently departed the Bad Seeds to concentrate more on
Neubauten and his film/theatre work.
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