Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post
Posted by: Tony Harnell ()
Date: June 24, 2001 03:40AM

Thanks to Mark for his rather harsh perspective. For the record, I have a lot of respect for Mark Ashton and his label and was not referring to him or Now and Then in my post. By the tone he is taking here it seems that I've opened a wound that I was not aware of, sorry for that.
Anyway, I'll try a brief response.
First off. Let me address the rather personal attacks on TNT and Firefly made by Mark. When making Firefly we of course thought at the time that is was a really cool album. In RETROSPECT I can make the comments that I made in my post.Things are always clearer in hindsight right? Let me make it clear that we did not intentionally give JVC a record they didn't want. We're not that fucked up. Anyway, people have been trying to get me to apologize for that album for years and I will not do it. I understand Mark's point very well and actually agree with him 100%. However, his OPINIONS on the album were pretty rediculous and represent what I HATE about this genre. I don't think that everyone feels like Mark though and I have oodles of emails to prove it. Anyway, Maybe he failed to see that in my post I stated that no label will touch the band today without demos. And that "I can't blame them". Interesting how certain quotes get left out to serve the writer. Hmm. Anyway, we fully accept that we made a mistake on a BUSINESS LEVEL and should have called the band something else when releasing that album. I think we didn't really know how left field the music was till the label guy came over from Japan. I am being serious. We hadn't worked together for quite some time and we all had new influences working within. As far as his comments on Firefly, I was laughing when reading them. Whatever. Ronni has always de-tuned his guitar, in case anyone was wondering. And though I brought down my voice it was still in a higher range than any Grunge band I have heard with the exception of Soundgarden, though Grunge was not really what we were going for at all. Some people cannot listen to a band that they know well with fresh ears when they change their sound. That's cool. However, I have had people listen to both Firefly and Transistor who never heard anything else from the band and absolutely loved it. I will not go further into Mark's comments as they do not warrant a reply.
Anyway, would love to stay and chat, but like Mark I am extremely busy and need to get back to work. I'm glad we had this time together. I hope Mark feels better now that he was finally able to publicly critique an album that he so obviously had such strong feelings about. Hey, at least people were not indifferent. That would be far worse.
Good luck with the Gods show Mark!! You've got some great bands on there.
I do appreciate this forum and think that Andrew is an absolute gem of a guy. He puts a lot of work into this site for the fans and the bands. He deserves all the praise we can give him.
Thanks Andrew! So much for my brief response.
See ya!!!
Tony

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 131Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 103Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 111Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 81Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 91TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 98 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 83 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 110 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 97 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post81Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 74John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 76 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 109Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 99 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 98Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 82Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 100Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 96 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 73 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 85Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 88 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 94Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 93 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 82 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 82Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 89Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 69 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 81 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 95Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 91Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 76 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 89 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 84Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 95 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 99 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 93 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 74 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 68 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 96Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 95 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 73Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 85 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 100 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 85John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 78Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 109 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 104Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 80 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 89 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 99Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 73 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 94 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 90John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 107 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 105 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 129Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 115 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 93Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 120 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 103John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 120 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 102 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 101 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 90 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 104 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 94Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 113 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 95 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 108Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 97 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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