on albums. Was listening to Ravedeath this morning and the download from emusic when played through itunes has that annoying split second gap between the tracks which should otherwise segue one into another. Don't worry; this isn't a techy post about adjusting itunes settings; it's more profound than that.
The aforementioned "Ravedeath incident" made me remember about 20 years ago, when Aerosmith were promoting a new album (possibly Pump; the one with the two truck cabs shagging each other on the front), Steven Tyler did an interview in Kerrang! where he said (to paraphrase) "hot diggedy dang, we were listening to the album when it was finished and I thought, this body of work of ours is DAMN NEAR PERFECTION and the ONLY thing that would improve it would be to make it more immediate and compelling by SHORTENING the GAP between tracks" and they did, and everyone said "yeah it's okay but not as good as Permanent Vacation".
So, what does everyone else think about gaps? Necessary evil? Good thing? Should they happen every 3, or every 30 minutes? Are gaps shorter nowadays than they were 20 years ago, in the same way kids' programmes can no longer operate at Bagpuss-pace and need instead to be immediately frenetic and engaging?
We talk about music a lot, but not the gaps between songs. Let's do it now.