Monday, July 6, 2009

Another reason I dislike iTunes

Ok so this month's Guitar World has Round and Round by Ratt transcribed. If you know me then you know that I probably like this song and that I probably liked it before the 1980s were cool again. Ok, bad word choice. The 1980s weren't even cool in the 1980s.

So I sat down and started messing around with it. I've always been able to fake my way through that song, as I could pretty much any other 3-chord pop-rock song. But now that it's transcribed in front of me I can attempt to play it note-for-note, and that song actually has a pretty darn cool guitar part to it if you just listen to the "first" rhythm guitar.

I then decided it was time to listen to it. Ok lemme go throw it on my iPod. Oh wait. I don't own a LEGAL copy of that song. And I'm trying to legitimize my music collection. So I pull up iTunes.

A stupid song by a goofy band from 1984 should be on iTunes' cheap list, which means it should go for $0.69 or something like that. But I expected with this 1980s revival thing going on that it would be a $0.99 download instead.

Nope. $1.29. Yeah, the expensive one for popular music.

Amazon: $0.99. Even for the 2007 remastered version which does sound significantly better.


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