I like Liz Phair.

I love the Stones.

I really, really like covers.

So when I learned that the soundtrack to Desperate Housewives had Liz Phair doing a cover of the Rolling Stones classic Mother’s Little Helper, I wanted to have it.

So I fired up iTunes Music Store to buy it — only you can’t. Not unless you buy the whole album, which to be quite blunt, looks rather mediocre.

So I want to legitimately buy this, but I cannot. What’s wrong with this picture?

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UPDATE:  October 4, 2005 12:10am

Stereogum has it posted here.

Category: Music

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4 Responses to “Why Can’t I Buy Liz Phair’s Cover of Mother’s Little Helper?”

  1. What’s wrong is that “Long Tail” doesn’t always work.

    “Long Tail” dictates that niche tastes are easily and readily satisfied, that mass customization is a waning phenomenon, and that particular tastes are frequently satiated.

    Not so for you, my Liz Phair aficionado.

    Bottom line — time to ditch Apple and head over to limewire…

  2. Chris says:

    Hey thats’s a neat trick. Whenever you want a song, just post a request for it on your blog, and someone will put it on their music weblog for you.

    :-)

  3. I didn’t download it — (I should have) Its no longer at Stereogum

  4. Patrick says:

    Ive been looking for Liz Phair: Why Can’t I mp3/ If some1 could share it with me, Id greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!

    Patrick