The label may have earned some kiddie-cred by snatching up Lily, but Capitol Records is a house in disarray today. Page Six reports that “disgruntled staffers have fired off a scathing letter to the label’s parent, EMI, charging that Capitol president and CEO Andy Slater is a lackluster leader who’s destroying the company with a roster of sub-par acts and should be axed.” The anonymous message laments Capitol’s fall from the “cutting edge” in the ’90s to is present state, where it’s involved with acts “clearly a step behind what is happening in music.” And what band did the letter identify as “going nowhere”? New York City’s own Morningwood!
- Morningwood ? “Take Off Your Clothes”Download
The “dozens of Capitol employees” the letter represents are pissed about Slater ignoring core acts like Bonnie Raitt (so awesome she is) and Roseanne Cash. The story’s source threw a little haterade on, too, saying that Slater’s often unreachable ’cause “he’s out at night at clubs and partying with girls.” The selfish bastard.
EMI’s rep said “Chill the fuck out, he’s doing fine” (paraphrased) and pointed to OK GO!, a Bob Seger come-back, and “hot indie band Interpol” as signs of his success. So, dude’s responsible for Morningwood, OK GO! and Interpol! Talk about mixed emotions. Would you boot him? (Be fair and don’t hold his “Night At The Roxbury” lifestyle against him.)
Interpol ? “Obstacle 1″ (MP3 Link Expired)
RELATED: We see Carlos D in the Tompkins Square dog run in the East Village nearly every day. He comes in full suit, sunglasses, and has a matching, stand-offish, black-sweater clad Italian Greyhound. As they say, like father, like son!