Sunday, May 22, 2016

Lack of empathy

Here's an enjoyable song by a new group (Car Seat Headrest) that hit an unfortunate speed bump (as described here) right before the May 20 release of their new album.

Ric Ocasek, who had two catchy hits in the 1980s and that's pretty much it, refused to give these guys permission to use a sample from "Just What I Needed," with the result - since they mistakenly (but in good faith) thought they had permission - that all physical copies of the album had to be destroyed just before its May 20 release.  The song with the sample was apparently great, but this one's not bad either.

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