Mar 21, 2009
Rough Trade on BBC4
Over at Click Opera, Momus gives us his take on the recently aired Rough Trade Records documentary. I'm really looking forward to seeing this, and barring any wireless internet glitches, I'll be watching tonight!
"A potted history of every UK independent label ever: there's a flamboyant hustler guy who spends all day making deals on the phone, and a quiet boring guy who stays in the back office, shuffling paper, balancing the books, tapping at a calculator. The hustler guy aspires to be as big a pop star as the artists he handles, but never quite gets there, though he outlives and outearns them. The boring guy keeps the business afloat, but starts to develop issues about being undervalued and overlooked." Continued here.