100 Records Obit

Apparently 100 Records got pulled by the RIAA or something? I often worried about this with 100 Records, because Tesco would often brazenly post shit that was Major Label Copywritten. Apparently lawyers from Sony or some shit shut him down for posting the Beastie Boys which is pretty ironic when you consider the Beastie Boys used to sample all kinds of shit themselves.

Regardless of what your stance is on copywritten music (I am anti-major label), the internet will be a much more boring place without Tesco’s presence. He was one of the inspirations for me starting Last Days and I knew when I went to his site that it was the real deal. Sometimes, his taste in music was different than mine (he hated the Minutemen???), but his reviews were always dead-on. Plus we both thought Fugazi sucked.

Another cool thing about 100 Records was how much people participated in the comments. I have bemoaned the lack of comments on Last Days before. I know I get a lot of hits, I see the logs. But I always thought it was cool how 100 Records forged a sense of community. Something this site (and many others) has not done as well.

I also give props to Tesco for being the first guy to post a comment on Last Days. Thanks man, for the support and thanks for 100 Records.

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8 Responses to 100 Records Obit

  1. alejandro says:

    yeah 100 records rocked….corporate scumbags suck. I like your spot too…just found it though. And fugazi and the minutemen both sucked, so there. (sarcasm) Keep up the good work.

  2. Egg says:

    erm – I love your blog but have never commented here.

    I’m gonna miss 100 records.

  3. Joe Stumble says:

    Me too..was a great site. Tesco looks like he is up and running again though at http://tescosplace.blogspot.com/. He just needs a right scrollbar! He’s sticking with indie music and local acts. That’s how I have managed to keep the corporate scumbags off my back.

  4. Eric says:

    I was always amazed by the volume of comments on tesco’s posts, both at 100 Records and Blank Forever. I wish I knew what the secret was to getting people involved (beyond the obvious ones of good music, good taste, free shit).

  5. OTTO says:

    As a regular visitor to your and other obscuro-punk sites, I rarely comment…

    As a visitor to Tesco’s site (which I dug, despite the fact that I already owned – on CD – most of what he posted), I got sucked in and posted some long-winded comments… Only to find out that Tesco was a guy I’d hung around with in the mid-80s… Twighlight Zone, anyone.

    Not sure why I felt compelled to comment on his site… glad I did.

    I’ll take your challenge and try to comment more often on your fine site.

  6. Joe Stumble says:

    Otto — I composed this real well-worded and insightful commentary on blogging in response to your comments but then my goddam cat walked across my keyboard and destroyed my poetic-ness.

    The little fucker..now he’s fallen asleep in front of my monitor and I can’t see what I am typing.

  7. Anonymous says:

    for the short time I knew about 100 records I enjoyed every visit.
    now having trouble accesssing his new site is it just me or is it hot linked to somewhere else??

  8. Anonymous says:

    I just foudn out… So lame.

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