It makes sense in an instant gratification way, but long-term he's going to have a hell of a time promoting the album because assuming he does the typical 12-track release, we'll have heard at least half of the album ahead of time (WYL + four originals + whatever the lead parody is). There's no question that everyone on WOWAY is going to be excited for it--but will the anticipation be nearly as strong as it was for SOL? I doubt it. And I'm sure that some fans will make it less of a priority purchase because they already have a large percentage of it.weirdojace @ July 11, 2009 01:20 am wrote: It's not that this distribution medium is useless-- because it's not. But it won't help Al out if he doesn't do anything to sell it.
I can understand doing it with parodies--but is anyone going to buy any of the originals that "leak" that wouldn't be buying the album anyway? Maybe a few Doors fans will get "Craigslist" or something I guess. Ultimately I can't blame Al because it results in the same people buying the same stuff twice so woohoo, extra money. But I think everyone has to admit that he's totally going about this in the wrong way. He should concentrate on parodies, which are the only tracks of his that really permeate the mainstream, and he can't just rely on word-of-mouth, especially when the songs aren't of W&N quality.