Re: Hey now!
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: June 27, 2001 12:44PM

Tony, I think you're almost being too harsh on yourself! I mean, sure TNT was a glossy band, but at least you wrote a lot of very cool songs and had an identity all your own, which is a hell of a lot more than all these faceless Jovi/Leppard/Warrant clones could claim. Again, it would have been great if the circumstances had allowed for TNT to continue where 'Firefly' left off. I think that record says more about the potential of the band than any other album you made.

I think it was easy to get caught up in all the shallowness of the 80's - I think we all did to an extent. The first time I heard Yngwie's solo on the Steeler record, I just about died. That was 'the @!#$'! I still like people that can PLAY as long as they write a decent song, but I never thought 'Icarus Dream Suite #5' was better than 'All Along The Watchtower'. At the same time, even when I was digging all this hi-tech stuff, I never lost my love for basic rock and a variety of music. To me, there will never be anything more powerful than AC/DC on 'Powerage' - that, to me, is the essence of rock'n'roll in a nutshell. Bon Scott could never sing like Halford or Perry but he is so real and perfectly imperfect to this day... timeless. I think bands like the Stones before them, Aerosmith in their prime, and Nirvana later on convey that same spirit and that's why their milestone records will always be classics.

As you have pointed out - rock'n'roll started as rebellion (in more than one way - I think the Dawn of the Age of Rock was the single most important thing that happened after WW2 because it helped pave to way for the Civil Rights Movement and everything that came in the 60's and 70's - good and bad. Rock was the #1 Domino!) and anytime rock starts to lose its edge and gets stale and formulated, it's time to stir the pot and overthrow the old order. Whether we all can relate to it is beside the point. People that don't understand that have obviously turned into their own parents without ever even realizing it. I'm sure it's nice to go see The Eagles with mom and dad but somewhere there's gotta be some @!#$ that freaks them out, that they don't understand, something new and scary and weird. As long as there's something dangerous and unpredictable about it - rock is alive and well.

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 151Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 116Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 120Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 94Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 100TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 253 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 94 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 130 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 110 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 101Tony 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 107Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 96Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 113Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 111 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 94 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 103Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 105 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 97 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 92Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 110Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 78 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 100 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 109Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 104Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 85 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 101 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 95Gav06/24/2001 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!! 103 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 86 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 78 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 108Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 106 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 92Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 94 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 113 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 98John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 95Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 128 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 114Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 90 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 98 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 109Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 96 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 110 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now!108John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 123 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 114 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..... 129 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 108Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 136 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 118John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 133 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 111 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 108 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 100 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 114 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 101Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 123 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 112 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 117Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 112 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM

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