Thanks for all the answers guys, so noone else has had this experience yet, but watch out for the new Calexico cd then....!
I've tried other protected cd's too in my player and they worked fine, but there are obviously big differences btwn the different types of protection I see... It's outrageous anyway, they're giving us a product that doesn't do what it's supposed to do, and also obviously nearly wrecked my car cd player (since it was spinning and spinning even with the ignition off, one would think a small fire would erupt if I had not noticed and just left it last night?), and then theyr'e complaining that they don't get enough money... And all on the expense of us the consumers, and also the musicians who actually make the art they are peddling. I have to agree with Mr. Bonkers, Foooook the music industry! What happened to all the good old punk rockers putting out their own albums... wink