G7 Welcoming Committee Exterminate the Compact Disc

G7 Welcoming Committee Exterminate the Compact Disc
In their monthly newsletter, Winnipeg-based record label G7 Welcoming Committee has announced plans to eradicate the "landfill-filling, toxic chemical-creating, warehouse shelf-sitting G7 CD.” It’s a unique way to celebrate their 10th anniversary, but the label seems happy to rid the world of another environmentally damaging drink coaster.

Of course, their bid to cleanse the label’s warehouse and destroy all of the catalogue stock seems rather suspect, but label reps admit: "This includes the entirety of our current catalogue of shiny plastic discs, which will be placed in a giant pile in the middle of Albert Street 1 year from now (on April 4th 2008) and burned in a funeral pyre. Or, if that proves environmentally questionable, we'll put the entire inventory – along with concomitant CD reproduction rights - up on eBay.”

So what does the future hold for the label home to acts like Propagandhi, Subhumans, Hiretsukan and Noam Chomsky? "All future G7 releases will be available via remote viewing, cave paintings, and I suppose via high-quality digital downloads if neither of the first two are convenient.”