The Dictators' Scott Kempner

"Young bands that want and go after that big record deal -- they're advance junkies,

living in rock 'n' roll fantasy camp. ... If your realistic market is anywhere from 0 to

100,000 copies sold -- even 200,000 -- you're better off releasing the work yourself. Say

you're generating $10 a CD and you sell 10,000. If you sold that on a major label, they'd

kick you off. But you do that on your own and you've got a hundred thousand bucks. ...

Hello everybody, good morning, coffee's ready -- record companies have given up the

ghost." -- Scott Kempner, guitarist for the Dictators, the Del-Lords and the Little Kings