Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

10 thoughts on “Would You Pay $20,000 for These Three Albums?

  • January 16, 2015 at 10:13 am
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    Just a mediocre low-fi band promoting itself (poorly).

    “How about if we offer a huge reward, so people will buy our CDs and call the number?” is probably how the conversation started.

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  • January 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm
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    if the amount was considerably lower I might have believed it, even not having listened to the offered sample. I know there have been a handful of indie CDs (and, yes, cassettes) I’ve lost over the years that I’ll never see again but would certainly like to

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  • April 10, 2015 at 9:10 am
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    I saw it in suburban Philly. The phone # has a Jersey area code.

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  • April 15, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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    I called one I saw in the Village in NYC: 518-276-6248. Was WRP local radio station. Guess they want everyone calling the stations they sent their CDs to in hopes they’ll play them on-air. I just thought it was a brilliant promotion and wanted to consider them for my online marketing firm!

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  • April 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm
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    Butter and Salmon is a graffiti artist/music producer, he writes $20000 everywhere, it was just one of his art installations. You can check out his Instagram which is @butterandsalmon he’s an awesome individual

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  • April 21, 2015 at 11:20 pm
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    Simple google shows the number is Amoeba Record Store in Hollywood, CA.

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  • April 21, 2015 at 11:25 pm
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    What is unexplained though is that their CD titled “Butter With A Side Of Salmon” is available for digital download for $700. Now I get the flyer is probably some clever marketing scheme to promote the band, but when I was literally a click away from losing $700 real dollars, that’s not funny anymore.

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  • May 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm
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    they are street artists making a joke. still makin the joke ? if you’re in fishtown in philly ever you can see their sock murals saying things like “hi”, “enjoy”, and some nihilistic things that are longer that i can’t remember. newest flier is “butter & salmon spinning all the records at the jar bar”

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