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Re: Special US release...

on behalf of all the american fans (and there are more than 3%, although
that may surprise you), watch your mouth. consider yourselves fortunate
that you have octa NOW as opposed to waiting until january to get it. also
consider yourselves fortunate that videos, magazine articles, radio
airplay, etc. is more accesible than here in the u.s. don't be such a
martyr of your loyalty for the band.

On Mon, 18 Nov 1996, Eric Lamda wrote:

> I would have to agree with this. I can't see the logic in having an extra
> track on the US OCTA, for all the "loyal" american fans. Considering that
> the percent of Sloan fans that are american is about three and that the
> majority of the records that will probely be sold in the states will not be
> sold to these so called "loyal" fans, but rather to people who will be
> having their first Sloan experince. Unfortunatly for the rest of the Sloan
> fans, (97%), they will have to purchase the american release in order to get
> the extra track, being "loyal" fans. I am sorry to say this, but this sounds
> a little suspicious, but I am not going to speculate on this issue. All I
> know is that, by putting "The Party Song" on the US OCTA, is unfair to the
> huge majority of "loyal" Sloan fans and the reasoning that has been brought
> up, is not a bona fide one. Thanks.
> Eric
> At 12:31 AM 11/18/96 -0500, Brian M. wrote:
> >Hey there,
> >        I don't know what to think about all this "special release stuff".
> >Yes, I will most surely go out and try to scam myself a copy of the US
> >release of OCTA because of it's neato extras, but I'm kind of bothered by
> >the reasoning.  They want to thank their fans who have stayed loyal in the
> >US?  I don't know.  We've all been loyal Sloan fans here in Canada for a
> >long time...some of us since Peppermint.  We were the ones who kept going to
> >shows when no one else did.  We bought up a kajillion copies of Smeared,
> >Twice Removed, and especially OCTA.  It went Gold in Canada!