What do PSB have to do to sell records ????

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#31 Post by Undertaker »

Something else i'd like to point out ;- Fundamental has already sold more than Nightlife and Release combined (in the U.K) and the single, I'm With Stupid, is their best selling single for at least 8 years.

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#32 Post by Burj »

Undertaker wrote: Fundamental has already sold more than Nightlife and Release combined (in the U.K)

Are you sure? :shock:

What's the sales figures of each?

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#33 Post by kimphilby »

Something else i'd like to point out ;- Fundamental has already sold more than Nightlife and Release combined (in the U.K) and the single, I'm With Stupid, is their best selling single for at least 8 years
Good point, but proves just how low they'd sunk sales-wise. Did those albums really sell less than 25,000 copies a piece? f***, surprised they stil have a record deal.

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#34 Post by Luke Colorado »

No f'ing way. No way.
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#35 Post by Tomas »

davenjulieuk wrote:i think that the boys are getting less and less commercial...
But is that any bad? My dream was Release being done (guitars involved) in some kind of We Love Life album (by Pulp) style.

(Anyway, I think whatever happens, they will always be far from a "non-commercial band" status.)
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#36 Post by Burj »

Tomas wrote:But is that any bad? My dream was Release being done (quitars involved) in some kind of We Love Life album (by Pulp) style.
Compared to Pulp hiring the king of the non-commercial Scott Walker on that album, I'd say PSB were very commercial.

If the PSB's experience with Brian Eno is anything to go by I'd say them working with these arty influential figures who don't give a toss about sales was never gonna work, as at the end of the day PSB do like to get hit records, and always have done.

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#37 Post by Kris »

Undertaker wrote:Something else i'd like to point out ;- Fundamental has already sold more than Nightlife and Release combined (in the U.K) and the single, I'm With Stupid, is their best selling single for at least 8 years.

Dave
I don't think that's quite true yet. Nightlife and Release both sold around 30k in the UK and Fundamental hasn't quite reached 50k yet. But it probably will happen.

As for singles, I think Home and Dry actually sold more units than I'm with stupid.
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#38 Post by Tomas »

Burj wrote:Compared to Pulp hiring the king of the non-commercial Scott Walker on that album, I'd say PSB were very commercial.
You got my point. :wink:

Burj wrote:If the PSB's experience with Brian Eno is anything to go by I'd say them working with these arty influential figures who don't give a toss about sales was never gonna work, as at the end of the day PSB do like to get hit records, and always have done.
Still one can make quite an interesting compilation of "difficult" songs from PSB canon. 8) (Don't understand me wrong, I have nothing against PSB having hits, as long as they are any good - Minimal is nice.)
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#39 Post by DJ Pat »

in the year 2000, someone announced to me that the PSB were "gay pop shite"

Then they headlined Glastonbury
Appeared on TFI Friday Xmas special
Opened "Closer to heaven"
Released "Release"
Appeared on Jools Holland
Toured the world with Release
Released "Popart"
Did the Battleship Pokemin thing in Trafalgar Square
Remixed Madonna
Released "Fundamental"
Playing high profile European tour at outdoor venues


That same person admits that he knew nothing about them in 2000 and that he "thinks they are ok now"

What a fool eh?

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DJ Pat wrote:in the year 2000, someone announced to me that the PSB were "gay pop shite"

Then they headlined Glastonbury
Appeared on TFI Friday Xmas special
Opened "Closer to heaven"
Released "Release"
Appeared on Jools Holland
Toured the world with Release
Released "Popart"
Did the Battleship Pokemin thing in Trafalgar Square
Remixed Madonna
Released "Fundamental"
Playing high profile European tour at outdoor venues


That same person admits that he knew nothing about them in 2000 and that he "thinks they are ok now"

What a fool eh?
And they took part in the concerts of Live 8.

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#41 Post by kimphilby »

Then they headlined Glastonbury
Appeared on TFI Friday Xmas special
Opened "Closer to heaven"
Released "Release"
Appeared on Jools Holland
Toured the world with Release
Released "Popart"
Did the Battleship Pokemin thing in Trafalgar Square
Remixed Madonna
Released "Fundamental"
Playing high profile European tour at outdoor venues
And they took part in the concerts of Live 8
Featured "British institutions Walliams & Lucas" in their pop promo
Remixed Yoko Ono
Remixed Bloodhound Gang
Remixed Rammstein
Release Disco 3
Featured in an hour long special documentary on commercial, terrestrial tv channel
Had a musical written based around their back catalogue

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#42 Post by DJ Pat »

kimphilby wrote:
Then they headlined Glastonbury
Appeared on TFI Friday Xmas special
Opened "Closer to heaven"
Released "Release"
Appeared on Jools Holland
Toured the world with Release
Released "Popart"
Did the Battleship Pokemin thing in Trafalgar Square
Remixed Madonna
Released "Fundamental"
Playing high profile European tour at outdoor venues
And they took part in the concerts of Live 8
Featured "British institutions Walliams & Lucas" in their pop promo
Remixed Yoko Ono
Remixed Bloodhound Gang
Remixed Rammstein
Release Disco 3
Featured in an hour long special documentary on commercial, terrestrial tv channel
Had a musical written based around their back catalogue
My memory isn't that good, thanks!

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#43 Post by Undertaker »

A week after the Release of Minimal, it's probably the perfect time to advertise Fundamental on t.v. Two video's to use and the Numb montage if they wanted too. I'd suggest playing Integral as well.

Another good way to get exposure is to have one of their songs played while advertising something. Do you think they would get away with advertising 'Utterly Butterly?'

Dave

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#44 Post by Burj »

Undertaker wrote:Do you think they would get away with advertising 'Utterly Butterly?'

Dave
Seeing as the KY campaign has gone to Axl Rose, yes, why not.

DJ Pat, don't forget that PSB have now also worked on Robbie's new album too. Track titles here:

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#45 Post by Madge »

DJ Pat wrote:in the year 2000, someone announced to me that the PSB were "gay pop shite"

Then they
Remixed Madonna
That was no remix, that was a flaming duet! Done without my knowledge too. That Nelly T gets his weedy vocals everywhere! :twisted:

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