After speaking with J.Loren and asking nakedEric Readers for questions to present in an interview, I received little response. My goal, the same as J’s, is to speak to the, in the words of J.Loren, “Small but passionate group of HURT fans”. I began a study of the band’s influence and retrieved some interesting results.
I reached out to approximately 1,200 visitors to nakedEric and asked if they had heard of the band HURT. As expected, most had not. 427 people responded to my inquiry and 351 did not know the band (but were interested in hearing their music). The remainder had heard of HURT and, what I find most interesting, ALL LOVED THE BAND PASSIONATELY. Thus, without any exception, fans of nakedEric who had heard of HURT LOVED THE BAND! 100% of the time. This is why I am now calling out to all who participated in this study and to all other HURT fans to loudly demand that Capitol Records put a “ten ton brick” of promotional force behind exposing more people to HURT. What my little study shows is that, if they hear it, they will like it … with passion.
It will begin here as I ask all other fans and newbies to the band to increase the volume on this issue. Make a blog post or write a letter to a magazine. Write reviews on iTunes or YouTube. Let’s make our own promotional powerhouse that wil, in turn, inspire Capitol to follow suit. We need to battle the pop tart deluge with the best rock band out there. I want the world to HURT.
It is the only way we can change music for the better…