The second part of the recently posted interview with Fat Mike of NOFX and Fat Wreck Chords has gone up. Like the first segment, Mike is mainly discussing the state of the music industry, and what precipitated the recent Fat price drop.
Mike is skeptical about the future of the CD:
The problem is kids nowadays - and I do mean kids, because their attention spans are different - will download a single or two from a band and that's what they'll put on their iPod. They're not really interested in a whole album because they don't fucking have forty minutes in their day to listen to a whole album.
He also thinks that price has more to do with the current music industry slump than anything else:
Well, it's got something to do with it. But that's been the argument for years. People are just sick of spending sixteen bucks on a record and then finding out there are two good songs on it.
In the 70's and 80's […] their records were basically good all the way through. You didn't buy a Zeppelin record and go, "Oh, there's only one good song on here." The bands cared about how good the entire record was. And if there was downloading then, you're not going to buy "Black Dog" and then not get the rest of the album.
Check out the entire interview here.