The Music Business is a Cruel and Shallow Money Trench

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”

Hunter S Thompson MusicBiz Quote

One of the best and most misused ‘quotes’ about the music industry, allegedly from Hunter S Thompson’s book “Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the ’80s”

But David Emery at About.com dug around and sourced the correct quote from the book here:

Hunter-S-Thompson-TV Biz Quote

“The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.”

Thanks David.

Further Reading

Thieves and Pimps (HST Books)

“Where Thieves and Pimps Run Free” (About.com)

Generation of Swine (Google Books)

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