Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Josh Freese - Live

Image courtesy of Nine Inch Nails Official

In this review of Bill Drummond's book, 17, I touched on how the digitising of music has, whilst resulting in a decline in the value of recorded music, led to a boom in live performance.

Nine Inch Nail's former drummer Josh Freese's latest album release puts a brilliantly funny spin on this, giving you amazing ways to experience Josh - live. The album, Since 1972, is available in a series of tiered packages:

Here are some highlights:

$7 - Basic download

$50 - CD/DVD double-disc set + T-shirt + 'thank you' phone call from Josh

$500 - (limited edition of 15) includes dinner with Josh

$20,000 - (limited edition of 1) includes Josh giving you a tour of Long Beach. See his first apartment, the coffee shop on 2nd Street where his buddy paid Dave Grohl $40 to rip up tile just weeks before joining Nirvana. See the old Vandals rehearsal spot, the liquor store he got busted at using a Fake ID when he was 17 (it was Dave from the Vandals' old ID). Go check out Snoop Dogg's high school. For an extra 50 bucks see where Tom and Adrian from No Doubt live. For another $25 he'll show ya where Eric from NOFX and Brooks from Bad Religion get their hair cut.

$75,000 - (limited edition of 1) includes Josh joining your band for one month, you go on tour with Josh for a few days, Josh writes, records and releases a 5-song EP about you and your life story