Hey now!
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: June 26, 2001 08:07PM

I find it interesting to read both Tony's and your post and how different you see things. Personally, I think Tony has a much better grasp on reality as it pertains to music, and not only the business end of it. I'm sorry but if you as a musician cannot acknowledge the songwriting genius of Kurt Cobain - love him or hate him (and yes, he was no role model, which is probably why so many kids gravitated to him...) - on 'Nevermind' then you're not getting something very important. 'Teen Spirit', 'Come As You Are', and a couple more were/are amazing songs! They are classics that will or already have stood the test of time. One thing you don't seem to want to understand is that being able to play every EddieVH solo note for note and being a bad ass guitar god really means jack @!#$ in the end! All it proves is that you had the patience to sit down and practice a lot - that's it! Being a talented musician involves so much more - being able to write great songs for starters, but also being able to convey originality and touch people on a deep level. That's what all those bands - Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam - that you claim have 0 talent did, like it or not. I guess, Matt Cameron is a suck ass drummer, which would explain why Geddy Lee hired him for his solo album. And yes, the Seattle scene spawned many copycats but not nearly as many as Bon Jovi and Def Leppard did in the 80's - the reason why grunge - ANYTHING with an edge! - needed to happen in the first place. As for the band Live - 'Throwing Copper' is one of the best records of the 90's! Have you ever sat down and REALLY listened to these guys? Have you written a song as cool as 'Lightning Crashes' or 'Selling The Drama'? And Green Day and The Offspring are no less juvenile/dumb than Poison or Warrant (great players there - NOT!) were - and they look a lot less stupid! And when you bag on the Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl - you're really picking on the wrong band! Would Brian May bother to record a song with them or Tony Iommi invite Dave to drum and sing on his album if he was as horrible as you claim? Listen to 'Goodbye Lament' on Iommi's album and tell me that's a shitty vocal track. It's brilliant! I could go on and on...

In closing, I'd like to say that it is refreshing to see someone like Tony who made his name in the 80's, someone who, in theory, has every reason to be bitter because grunge/alt took his career down a couple of notches, give an honest assessment and put the 'blame' where it belongs. I think a lot of other musicians from that era are still in denial about a lot of things and cannot acknowledge that even though they had superior chops, better hair, and possibly more fun - they were ultimately part of something pretty shallow, namely the soundtrack of the Reagan years. Not that I'd ever want to miss the good stuff from that era - TNT included - but it's over now, it has been for over ten years, and to pretend otherwise and damn everything new to hell because it could never be as good as the old is just silly - and pointless. Beating a dead horse back to life ain't gonna happen.

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 160Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 131Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 133Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 108Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 115TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 368 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 110 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 151 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 123 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 121Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 97John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 96 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 134Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 124 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 114Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 110Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 121Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 124 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 117 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 98Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 110 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 112Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 120 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 107 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 106Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 129Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 88 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 125 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 120Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 119Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 103 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 120 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 106Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 121 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 121 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 111 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 96 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 91 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 119Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 119 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 111Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 105 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 130 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now!118John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 105Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 142 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 123Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 99 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 116 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 119Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 118 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 126 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 130John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 136 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 129 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 146Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 143 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 115Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 153 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 129John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 151 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 118 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 122 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 109 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 124 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 120Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 135 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 124 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 130Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 129 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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