January 05, 2005
And another thing!

While I'm in grumpy old man mode - what do you call it when the last track on a CD has a long silent patch after the last listed song, followed by another, unlisted song?

What do you call it, and why do they do it? It was irritating enough when I just listened to the CD, but now, on my iPod, it's even worse. There I am on the train, and my iPod goes quiet. I dig it out of my pocket, elbowing my neighbour in the process, only to find that it's still playing. Bah!

Who came up with this stupid idea? I thing that I first came across it on The Black Crowes' Shake Your Money Maker in '89, but that probably isn't the first time it was done. Anyone know of an earlier occurrence?

And another thing. When I was a boy, R&B was the kind of music that Chuck Berry and The Fabulous Thunderbirds played. When did it start referring to that insipid ballady sub-soul come hip-hop shite that people call R&B these days?

Posted to Rants by Simon Brunning at January 05, 2005 04:33 PM
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