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Oftentimes moments of genius escape official detection. Inspired or rare performances occur without the artist or the record label there to capture a moment which we fans want to hear. Thankfully others have been there to capture the moment on tape and have been gracious enough to share.
Legal and moral arguments are transcended by the artistic and historic merit of these recordings. Pete Townshend himself expressed such thoughts about bootlegs when he says:
“I’d like to see it proliferate unchecked. If we don’t, we may allow something wonderful to be nipped in the bud…. As an artist, what I think is important is that people listen to your work, and if you are properly rewarded for it, that’s the bonus.” (New York Post, Sunday July 2, 2000)
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