If you can't beat em...
August 31, 2000 7:40 AM   Subscribe

If you can't beat em... Pearl Jam join the bootleggers. Makes me wish I was into them. Hope other bands will follow suit.
posted by prolific (5 comments total)
This is too cool for school.
posted by baylink at 10:44 AM on August 31, 2000

This is nothing new. Zappa did this awhile back with his "Beat the Boots" series.
posted by milnak at 10:48 AM on August 31, 2000

See, this is what I actually use Napster for: the bootleg tracks that I used to buy, without getting to listen first, from the slightly shady people at CD fairs who sell them alongside "Not For Resale" promos and the like.

And if Zappa was the first, Pearl Jam was definitely an early mover in encouraging the shift in fan-based bootlegging from tape circles to MP3 trading. Power to them.
posted by holgate at 3:16 PM on August 31, 2000

Bryan Adams, while not producing his own bootleg, has an excellent bootlegography on his website.
posted by tamim at 4:52 AM on September 1, 2000

wasn't it Pearl Jam that got all shitty at Napster? My my..
posted by justnobody at 2:31 AM on September 2, 2000

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