Updated Warning Labels for Today’s Music

Remember seeing that label on albums back in the day?  It made a great t-shirt, too.  But a warning label like that seems…inadequate today.  Perhaps we need update things a little.  For example:

Cannot be Recreated in Concert


Cracked.com has more suggestions.

I’d like to see more of these, too.  I’m thinking along the lines of:


  • Warning:  Use of Auto Tune Ahead
  • Cash-Grab Reissue Featuring Bonus Tracks No One Wants
  • There is Exactly One Single-Worth Song on This Entire Record
  • Future One-Hit Wonder Trivia Question


Anything else?



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.

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