Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] My letter to Hartford Courant reviewer

lord aufbau lordaufbau@yahoo.com
Sun, 7 Apr 2002 15:24:39 -0700 (PDT)

I sent an email to the reviewer basically saying that
I disagreed with his review and encouraged him to
catch a live show during their current tour to see
exactly how much heart the Oils really do put into
their music.  He replied thanking me for my input and
said that he would make an effort to catch a show if
they come to his area.  

I usually dont care about the opions of reviewers. 
Not many of the bands I like have any critical support
(reviewers seem to follow the latest trends and
support insipid boy bands and such).  However, if 
reviews discourage people form buying the CD the
resulting poor sales may ultimately decrease our
chances of getting future tours here in the United
States.  I would hate for the current US tour to be

--- André Fromme <afromme@gmx.de> wrote:
> 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!
> >
> Yep.
> 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...
> later,
> andré
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