Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] My letter to Hartford Courant reviewer

André Fromme afromme@gmx.de
Sat, 06 Apr 2002 18:21:44 +0200

andrew pye wrote:

>Personally, I have little to no interest in reading reviews on Oils stuff,
>simply because I just don't care what anyone else thinks about what they
>have done. If I listen to the album and like it, then that's enough for me.
>And if I don't like and it gets rave reviews, well so be it too. And as you
>have pointed out, the Oils don't care either!

My feelings as well.

Plus I think that explaining to people in such great detail where 
exactly they got their facts wrong is a bit awkward to me.
Plus, I think not everybody (i.e. not every reviewer, as they are not 
always die-hard fans of, say, Midnight Oil) should be blamed for 
neglecting an album (The Real Thing) that wasn't even released where 
they live (the US). BTW - Bill also got some facts wrong as The Real 
Thing was NOT only released in Australia, but in Europe as well. Don't 
know about Asia and South America.

Apart from that - I now tend to regard negative Oils reviews that get 
the facts wrong with quite some humour as long as not everybody does it, 
i.e. that kind of review are few-of instances...