iTunes? The young folk don't know what they're missing, reckons Pete Townshend;
"iTunes simply doesn't have heart. It is software attached to a bank, nothing more, nothing less.
“Brilliant, but heartless,”
It's not known if Townshend downloaded any music for research purposes before coming to his decision.
The other option, a piece of plastic that you buy from a store attached to a bank, who then shove more money to another bank on behalf of a multinational conglomerate, is, of course, the very essence of what rock and roll was about.
While we have some sympathy for Pete's argument, if a song requires a physical format to be able to touch you, surely it's not a very good song at all?