White Trash Perks: New AC/DC album to be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart

by oz on June 11, 2008

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It’s AC/DC’s first album since 2000 and they’ve decided to distribute those circular shiny artifacts in their eco-unfriendly plastic cases, exclusively through Sam Walton’s chain of discount stores. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

I don’t get it. AC/DC has a huge fan base and they are a household name. Why not do like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails and sell digital albums direct to us consumers from their website? They seem to have much more to gain by cutting out all retailers.

Angus – So you’re saying our only option is to drive to the store, fight for a parking spot, battle the crowd inside, and then stand in line to buy your compact disc? Even if someone credible tells me it’s the best album of the year and the liner notes include a spread of the top 10 AC/DC groupies, I still won’t pick up a copy unless it’s somehow misplaced and left near the baby formula and ass wipes.

Thanks for making it so difficult to pay money for your music.

Idolator has a more comprehensive write up.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody June 11, 2008 at 8:16 am

It worked for the Eagles.

oz June 11, 2008 at 8:31 am

I don’t doubt that it works. Could they have taken home more coin by cutting out Wal Mart? Let’s look at downtown Chicago. Where is the nearest Wal-Mart? There’s a huge population downtown that would need to drive to the burbs to buy the disc – unless Wal Mart makes the cd available for purchase on walmart.com.

Paul Smith June 16, 2008 at 10:55 am

I won’t have a copy!

Wal-Mart is killing Main Street USA one city at a time. Now it’s aiming at the music stores.

Makes me want to toss my copy of Back In Black!

AC/DC & The Eagles…old lazy cats that don’t want to leave the porch…and they make people walk into the litter box to buy it!

Just one man’s opinion.

me June 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm

lazy folks who dont want to drive to the store…

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