Cake Continues Streak of Not Selling Albums, Still Hit Number One
Sacramento Mad Libs champs/poet rockers Cake can retain and flaunt what little they have left of their indie roots by not selling any albums AND still get all the glory of having a Number One release after their latest disc, Showroom of Compassion, topped the charts after shipping just 55 000 copies.
As you read this, Metallica's Lars Ulrich is busily writing individual emails to millions of illegal music downloaders, with a mix of 'go f#*k yourselves' and 'I told you so' messages with regards to the latest dismal Nielsen SoundScan numbers, the agency's worst since they started tracking album sales back in 1991.
Of course, Apple's iTunes store probably has its fair share of the blame to shoulder as well, since legal digital downloads continue to take chunks of the market away from physical hard copy music sales.
Mmmm…apple and cake.
Here's a little classic Cake…The Distance, Live.