Buried Treasures

Buried Treasures & The Birth of Music Piracy

For whatever reason, musicians release great records every year that somehow fly below the radar. Listen as Jim and Greg unearth some of their latest musical Buried Treasures. Plus, we hear the untold story of the“Patient Zero”of music piracy.

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Stephen Witt

When digital music piracy began dominating headlines in the '90s and early 2000s, many understood the issue to be a phenomenon perpretrated by a horde of anonymous hackers. But in his new book How Music Got Free, author Stephen Witt has traced a large part of the story back to a single individual with a name. Dell Glover, an employee at a North Carolina CD manufacturing plant, smuggled out hundreds of major recordings and helped leak them online before their official release date. So while the record industry was aggressively prosecuting college students and other members of their own consumer base, one of their own employees was in fact responsible for the bulk of their piracy issues. Stephen Witt joins Jim and Greg to discuss Glover's accomplishments, the ethics of file sharing, and the music industry's inept response.


Buried Treasures

One of Jim and Greg's favorite pastimes is hunting for buried treasures. Like always, they have emerged with some undiscovered gems to add to your summer playlist.

Featured Songs

  1. Thurl Ravenscroft, Yo Ho! (A Pirate's Life for Me), Walt Disney's Pirate's of the Caribbean: The Sound Track of the Fabulous Adventure, Disneyland Records, 1966
  2. Johnny Cash, One Piece at a Time, One Piece at a Time, Columbia, 1976
  3. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Step Brother City, The High Country, Polyvinyl Records, 2015
  4. Bonnie“Prince”Billy, Buried Treasure, Cold & Wet, Drag City, 2006
  5. Viet Cong, Newspaper Spoons, Viet Cong, Jagjaguwar, 2015
  6. Viet Cong, Silhouettes, Viet Cong, Jagjaguwar, 2015
  7. Flo Morrissey, Pages of Gold, Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful, Glassnote, 2015
  8. Black Rainbows, The Prophet, Hawkdope, Heavy Psych Sounds, 2015
  9. Wild Honey, Owe You Nothing, Sleep Through It, Deranged Records, 2015
  10. Wild Honey, Seventeen, Sleep Through It, Deranged Records, 2015
  11. Flying Saucer Attack, Instrumental 3, Instrumentals 2015, Drag City, 2015
  12. Fantastic Negrito, Lost in a Crowd, Fantastic Negrito EP, Blackball Universe, 2015
  13. The Sandwitches, Wickerman Mambo, Our Toast, Empty Cellar Records, 2015
  14. The Pretenders, The Phone Call, Pretenders, Sire, 1980
  15. Badfinger, Baby Blue, Straight Up, Apple, 1971
  16. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Red Right Hand, Let Love In, Mute, 1994
  17. Cher, The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, It's a Man's World, Reprise, 1996
  18. The New Seekers, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Elektra, 1971


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