Pete and Rachel Hits
- I'm still thinking this might be what Curbishley has planned for the new Who
"album." Rachel has links to her songs from her blog:
Note that Simon Townshend's "Sex Change" is number 13. Simon has a link to
it from his blog: http://simontownshend.blogspot.com/
>2 January 2006Rachel and Pete have five tracks on the IAC charts TOP TEN
Rachel and I now have five songs in the top 10 at IAC. JUST BREATHE, IN THE
MIX, SUNRISE and I'M ONE. One of them, PLEASURE SEEKER is not strictly a
Rachel/Pete track. So congratulations to Rachel and her co-writer Jo Youle.
We have over 25,000 downloads on these five tracks, and the IAC is now
topping out at 250,000 visits a day.
I would like to thank the folks at IAC for getting behind Rachel and me in
this way: I feel as excited about these hits as I was about my first chart
entry with The Who's first single in 1965. I'm grateful to have new fans,
and I know Rachel is over the moon.
Rachel and I are talking about the idea of putting out a special EP CD of
tracks we do together.
An important point:
True independence in the record industry is hard to define these days.
Rachel and I, and the folks at IAC, are all aware that the Rachel
Fuller/Pete Townshend 'independent' releases exist in a safety zone not
enjoyed by most up-and-coming artists. I hope that all the other brilliant
new artists also in the IAC chart will accept that this extraordinary event
will attract a lot of interest to IAC and to their new music. I know that
IAC are now considering my suggestion that they establish a new chart for
artists who enjoy a safety zone of some kind, but I'll leave it to them to
decide how to proceed.