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 105Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 76Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 98Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 57Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 75TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 78 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 66 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 96 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 81 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post61Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 62John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 60 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 89Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 82 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 77Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 58Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 86Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 75 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 51 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 67Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 72 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 78Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 78 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 65 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 60Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 68Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 53 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 69 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 79Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 71Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 60 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 75 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 64Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 71 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 81 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 77 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 59 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 51 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 80Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 76 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 59Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 72 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 78 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 65John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 57Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 84 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 88Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 63 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 73 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 78Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 59 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 69 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 72John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 86 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 88 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 112Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 96 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 72Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 90 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 80John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 107 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 89 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 79 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 67 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 79 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 76Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 95 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 70 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 92Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 88 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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