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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Undercutting the bootleggers

Posted By on 12.10.08 at 03:22 PM

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Momus made six records for Alan McGee's Creation label in the late 80s and early 90s, but Creation isn't a label anymore, and Sony, which ended up owning the material, doesn't seem to be in a big rush to reissue 20-year-old semi-obscure avant-pop albums. So right now they aren't in print.

Being the type of person who doesn't take too kindly to being told what to do--and generally more of a badass than your average Jacques Brel wannabe--Momus has decided to start bootlegging himself by posting annotated song-by-song MP3 rips of those otherwise unavailable albums on his blog. The first, The Poison Boyfriend, is up now, and he'll post the rest, advent-calendar style, throughout the month.

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