I use Spotify for the majority of my music listening. I still order and buy hard copy formats of artists! I buy vinyl, CDs, digital downloads too. I also buy merch and go to gigs. I support the artists I love!
But yes, because I listen to music mostly through the night and I can’t be arsed to deal with the torture that is iTunes to rip and store copies of my music catalogue on my devices, I use Spotify.
And it’s a bane, because things come and go. And when they disappear, I miss them because they end up not being heard by me.
High on the list of things I am missing from Spotify at the moment are these. They are all on the 5×5 box set which was taken off Spotify some time back. I miss hearing them! I really miss hearing them.
To be honest – even on YouTube, Garden Of Hate is not available as a good sounding track. The best is this, a live radio session version, which is damn good too.
Special View I find really sensual. Don’t know why. Just always have.
This is just synthpop perfection for me. Mick doesn’t get enough kudos for this song, and not many Simple Minds fans even talk about it or reference it but I love it! I had a bit of a smug moment one time when Jim was talking about Lostboy! and talked about Nail Thru My Heart and how it referenced an old SM track and like a shot I was like “YES! New Warm Skin!” and was commended for my knowledge from his Sirness of Kerrness. Teacher’s pet that I am. Lol
I miss these three tracks on Spotify. I wish that 5×5 was still on there. Never mind.