‘The Target Shoots First’ at the Music Business, Then Itself


This month’s #DeepFocus segment looks at a little-known documentary film called, ‘The Target Shoots First’. It shows what happened inside the world’s biggest mail order music club during the so-called alternative explosion of the early 1990’s.

Notes/Links:

Vimeo: ‘The Target Shoots First’
https://vimeo.com/58192159

Four Columbia House Insiders Explain the Shady Math Behind “8 CDs for a Penny”
http://www.avclub.com/article/four-columbia-house-insiders-explain-shady-math-be-219964

Variety: ‘The Target Shoots First’ Review
http://variety.com/2000/film/reviews/the-target-shoots-first-1200461321/