Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Enough already

I'm all for these dinosaur acts making every single buck possible, but some take the concept just a bit too far. I mean, how many different versions of "Free Bird" does one man need.

I'm a sucker for the "reissued with bonus tracks" approach to classic records. Heck, Elvis Costello has practically reinvented the wheel using this very same idea. He's expanded every single record into a double album thanks to all the outtakes and B-side additions. Some of which are worthy ... most are best left in the scrap heap.

But at least that's relatively "new" material, or at worst it's "unheard" material. What's truly annoying are these classic rock outfits endless putting out "Best Of ..." compilations, especially when they haven't put out a new album in a decade.

So here's an Off-the-top-of-my-head list of bands with the most Greatest Hits Records:
Queen -
Eric Clapton
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Great White

Feel free to add some of your own.