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 99Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 72Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 92Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 52Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 74TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 74 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 63 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 93 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 76 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 60Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 59John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 56 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 85Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 79 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 73Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 55Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 83Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 71 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 48 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 64Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 69 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 76Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 76 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 63 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 57Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 67Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 50 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 67 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 76Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 68Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 57 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 72 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 62Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 68 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 75 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 73 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 56 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 50 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 75Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 74 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 58Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 67 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 75 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 60John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 54Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 81 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 84Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 58 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 68 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 77Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 58 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 64 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now!69John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 83 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 82 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 106Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 90 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 68Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 84 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 77John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 103 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 84 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 77 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 61 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 75 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 73Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 89 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 66 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 88Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 83 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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