Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Using Marillion as a role model!(NMOC)

Mathias Hermansson hermanator51@hotmail.com
Fri, 21 Sep 2001 15:11:26

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<P>Greetings brother! Thought I'd never see the day of my other favourite band being mentioned on this list by anyone else than me.</P>
<P>Speaking of everyone who got their names listed in the Anoraknophobia-album: They're all in alphabetical order. Go have a look under the letter "H"...</P>
<P>/Herman aka Mathias Hermansson - currently in Oslo</P>
<P>&gt;Me, yet again. </P>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;I am part of the Marillion mailing list. I think they're a great 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;band, but 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;on top of that, they are very inventive. I think we should emulate 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;them in 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;some ways. I'll explain. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Marillion have a great website http://www.marillion.com 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;They also email updates very frequently. You can buy tickets, all 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the back 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;catalogue, plus live cd's only available from their website. The 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;pre-paid for their last album, which cost 16 pounds (approx 23 US 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;dollars / 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;45 AU dollars). The band used the money to finance the album, before 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;started even writing it. They were able to use their favourite 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;producer who 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;normally they couldn't afford. In return, everyone who pre-paid for 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;album got their name in the liner notes, a free second disc with 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;extra songs 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;and videos, and a unique packaging, which I have never seen before 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;or since. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;It looks great. They were the first band to do it, and consequently 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;were in 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the news, both music and national. Now they have decided to release 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;a single 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;only through their website. It costs 3.50 pounds (5US/10AU), and 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;they send 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;you 2 copies of the single. One for yourself, and one to send to 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;your local 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;radio station, and bombard them with emails requesting it. Also, for 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;extra 1 pound, they will send you a 10 track compilation of their 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;past 4 or 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;5 albums, to give to friends to try and introduce them to the band. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;just in the process of happening, so I don't know how successful 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;it's going 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;to be, but I expect they will do well. The Marillion fans are 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;devoted. I got an email from them yesterday telling me that they are 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;a Marillion convention in a small resort in England. They plan to 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;take over 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the town for a whole weekend, and Marillion will play extended extra 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;gigs on the Friday and Saturday, including their album "Brave" in 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;entirity, with no breaks. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Just think if the Oils did that. All of us getting together, and the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;playing their first 3 albums back to back on the first night, and 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the next 3 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;on the second night. Now I really am dreaming. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;I was just wondering if those in the know would like to mention this 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;to the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Oils themselves. I think with our help, we can make sure they get 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;airplay that they would normally get, with their next album. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;What do ya think?? 
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