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 153Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 119Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 121Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 94Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 101TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 314 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 97 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 133 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 111 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post104Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 84John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 86 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 121Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 112 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 108Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 97Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 114Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 114 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 99 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 93Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 101 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 105Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 107 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 101 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 94Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 114Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 81 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 107 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 111Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 105Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 89 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 105 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 96Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 110 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 113 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 105 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 87 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 81 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 109Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 106 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 95Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 95 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 114 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 102John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 96Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 129 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 115Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 91 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 103 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 112Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 102 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 113 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 113John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 126 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 115 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 142Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 131 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 110Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 142 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 118John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 142 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 111 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 109 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 102 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 115 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 104Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 128 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 113 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 120Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 120 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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