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January 9, 2008 / davebirss

Tampering with your music collection

Arsehole number one

I’ve just been sent a link to The Overdub Tampering Committee‘s website. It is absolutely genius.

They are a group of musicians who download early or leaked copies of albums, subtly overdub their own instrumentation over the top and then redistribute their work on file sharing networks. And they’ve been doing it in secret for 3 years. Which means that anyone with some dodgy mp3s in their collection probably has some of their music!

This is what they have to say:

We imagined a scenario where someone would get in a car with their friend, he would put on the new _____ album, and you would say, “Where’s all the piano parts?” to which the driver would say, “What piano parts? This album is all guitars and drums.” Finally, you would scratch your head and say, “Not my copy!”

Wish I’d thought of it. Brilliant!

Read their manifesto at the Overdub Tampering Conmmittee blog.

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