Remember when Lil Wayne’s song “Lollipop” was the “it” single for about 4 months? During that time, a rock (and I use that word loosely) band named Framing Hanley signed and released an album featuring a cover of the aforemention pop hit that helped launch them almost instantaneously into heavy radio/online rotation. It was a good gimmick, no one can deny that, but somewhere along the line they also got it into the minds that the reason people gave a shit was because of their skills as musicians. Unfortunately for Framing Hanley, no one with money seems to agree, so now they’re asking fans to cough up $40,000 over Kickstarter to cover the costs their next album.
You read that right: Forty-thousand dollars. For one album.
Let’s forget for one second that you can record an album with amazing production quality, hell maybe even a double album, for far less than what Framing Hanley is asking for and focus on start by trying to figure out why any band as small as this feels like they deserve 40g’s to make an album that will run less than 90 minutes. Unless I missed the months they spent at #1 for their OWN MATERIAL, nothing in their career can justify feeling entitled enough to think that is how much you need to spend.
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