Sound Opinions Show

Aug 6, 2015

ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up… Buried musical treasures that just missed the mainstream. Plus, the “Patient Zero” of music piracy.



In his new book How Music Got Free, author Stephen Witt has discovered that much of the digital music piracy epidemic of the 1990s and early 2000s can be traced back to a single man. Dell Glover, an employee at a North Carolina CD manufacturing plant, smuggled out hundreds of major recordings and leaked them online, including albums by Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Eminem. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot speak with Witt about Glover and the ethics of file sharing.


Every year, great albums are released that don’t receive the attention they deserve in the mainstream. Jim and Greg share their lists of favorite Buried Treasures of the year so far. Artists include Missouri indie pop band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Baltimore shoegazers Wild Honey, and San Francisco garage-folk group The Sandwitches.


At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.