Aging rock acts are usually the ones most eager to cash in on nostalgia by going out on reunion tours and releasing deluxe box sets that might require a home equity loan to afford. But leave it to Mot√∂rhead, the band that made the umlaut cool, to tell its fans to turn their backs on a pricey package of its old music.
In a post on the band’s website, they are telling fans to avoid plunking down $600 for the new Complete Early Years Box Set.
“Unfortunately greed once again rears its yapping head,” says head Mot√∂rhead Lemmy Kilmister. “I would advise against it even for the most rabid completists!”
The band says that because of rights issues, it has no control over how its early songs are packaged and released and they’d rather have fans paying for newer, affordable stuff than the pricey set of antique audio.
But does their new CD come with a cool chrome skull box?
Thanks to Eli for the tip!