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Record Bin Roulette
Thu January 27, 2011
The CD, in memoriam
It's a sign of the times for the lowly CD: Sony closes a huge CD manufacturing plant, and the same week the band Cake sells a dismal 44,000 copies, the lowest ever for a number one album.
Downloads and file sharing are undeniably edging out the Compact Disc. So, in memoriam, we offer a retrospective of the short but flashy career of the venerable CD.
- Why is a CD 74 minutes?
Because it was decided that Beethoven's 9th Symphony should fit on one disc.
- The very first CD ever released in the US?
Billy Joel's 52nd Street.
Episode #102 of Record Bin Roulette features guest appearances from Def Leppard, Michael Jackson and The Eagles.