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Absolute Access: The Starting Line Part 3 of 4

Posted by - 12:21 PM on 05/07/08
Did you ever think "Island" should have been the monster smash hit of 2007? Me too! See why it wasn't in part 3 of our Absolute Access: The Starting Line series. The video can be seen here, along with parts 1 & 2, or in the replies.
 
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12:21 PM on 05/07/08
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12:34 PM on 05/07/08
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I think all their songs should've been the smash hits of forever.

edit - I'm also not surprised they went on hiatus after this. What a bunch of shit.
12:36 PM on 05/07/08
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One day I hope the music becomes more important than the money/business to those record labels. I don't think Direction was at all "dead in the water". 'Island' is a great single and this record could've gone so much farther if their label did more of what they should've done to promote the record.

And Hawaii loves you guys. Thank you for playing a show here before the break. One of the best shows ever.
12:36 PM on 05/07/08
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I think all their songs should've been the smash hits of forever.

They definitely could be.
12:44 PM on 05/07/08
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Can't wait for part 4! These are making my finals week SO much better.
12:49 PM on 05/07/08
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That's such garbage.

Add "Island" to the "Take Cover" list of major label casualties.
12:53 PM on 05/07/08
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so fucked up. my mom even used to say to me, morgan i love that song island. why don't they play it on the radio?
12:59 PM on 05/07/08
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That is so shitty!
01:05 PM on 05/07/08
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so fucked up. my mom even used to say to me, morgan i love that song island. why don't they play it on the radio?

haha, you know the label fucked up and it should have been HUGE when it can cross generations like these guys did. I mean, if parents and their kids can like it.. then there's no question that there's a huge potential there. Such a shame.

This is why big labels are going down the tubes, btw. Indie labels should be where it's at cus theres no where near as much bullshit.
01:06 PM on 05/07/08
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This honestly makes me so fucking pissed off.

I definitely don't blame them for the break.
01:10 PM on 05/07/08
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They sold 75k and that was a "disapointment"? Wow...
I was watching the charts and Island was big, if not at least causing waves, in a lot of rock markets. I even heard it on radio a couple of times. Just imagine if it went to Pop, the masses would have eaten it up, it IS the perfect summer song.
01:13 PM on 05/07/08
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Anyone else think these videos are propaganda to be released by Virgin/Capitol and to be signed by a label that will let them have their creative interest?
01:18 PM on 05/07/08
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Great work Brad, I cant wait to see the next part.

And I have to say how fucked up it is that their label screwed them like that. I'm liking this band more and more with these segments.
01:19 PM on 05/07/08
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Anyone else think these videos are propaganda to be released by Virgin/Capitol and to be signed by a label that will let them have their creative interest?

Seriously?

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