In a Sunday Times interview that ran this past weekend, fellow Jersey boy, Jon Bon Jovi has stated that:
“Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business”
And he points this out in the article:
“Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it”
He’s right there.
But Steve Jobs had nothing to do with kids not holding up jackets, the record labels did.
and they have systematically done that for years as they looked to eliminate vinyl with their 12 inch beautiful album covers with gatefolds, liner notes and lyric sheets by replacing it with inferior sounding, cheaper to make alternatives that they convinced us to pay more for, 8 tracks, Cassettes and of course the CD.
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