In the latest chapter of “AllOfMP3.com: Dead Or Not?”, we learn that the rumored-dead site may be kicking after all. A tipster who’s brave enough to send them his credit card info reports:
Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I was able to purchase some stuff from allofmp3.com this weekend – looks like everything’s working again. I was going through withdrawal. …
Yesterday I bought Nine Inch Nails’s “The Downward Spiral.” I love allofmp3.com for the older classics like that, and to fill in holes in my collection, since they carry a lot of imports and hard-to-find releases, not to mention all the stuff iTunes doesn’t offer.
For example, Hole’s completely under-distributed “My Body, The Hand Grenade” which came out during the “Live Through This” era and was a collection of demos, unplugged tracks, and gems like the Cobain-written “Old Age” and Carole King’s “He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)”. It was Hole’s strongest record besides “Live Through This,” but its nearly impossible to find.
We headed over to the site to see what was going on–we’restill wary of handing over our financials, but the AllOfMP3 FAQ has been updated, with a stock “we have no idea” answer to the burning question about Russia’s joining the WTO and how that might affect the site’s existence. Which means that it probably isn’t a good idea to load up your prepaid balance too high, lest it be lost to the always-shifting winds of international diplomacy.