How dare you speak to me in that tone, you with your peanut butter breath and high school yearbook hairstyle! I take great exeption to your demeanor, and I don't have a problem....at least nothing that I find affects the way I walk.
You created the anomoly, not me, not Toni, not anyone...you did it all by yourself, praising the album....but then...oh no! You had to go and spoil it all by saying something stupid. OK, so you liked the album, but why detract from your obvious good taste. AL put the shackles on himself, playing within the bounds of the style...with the exclusion of 'I'm Going Home' as you so astutely point out..Duh!
Your use of the word 'acolyte' was not an inference to anyone here?...apologies are accepted here gratiously, no matter how well disguised...and Oh yes, you liked the album.
I must take issue with your point regarding the 50's style. By a fortunate chain of events I was able to listen to the album very early on, and was asked here, for my opinion. My reaction was to say 'think Brian Setzer, and you're not far away.' That was my first instinct, maybe you would ridicule such sentiments, but I stand by it as being as close as AL might want to get, intentionally, or otherwise...and Oh yes, you liked the album, I'm getting to grips with that now.
With regard to AL's accompanists, very complimentry remarks were made here regarding Pete Pritchard, Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, and Willie Rainsford....but from those whose taste the CD didn't suit?....not a peep of compliment...not the merest toot of appreciation...nor even the merest squeak of acknowledgement..bad form, very bad form indeed, Paul. Did you say you liked the album? Oh yes, you did didn't you.
Finally, and without any prejudice, well maybe a little, I apologise for tarnishing your impression of the Board, it was completely unintentional. My intention was to pull your chain with only a modicum of ferocity...mission accomplished....Double Duh!!
Please, by all means listen to the recommended albums, I'm certain you'll enjoy them. Let us know what you think.....if you dare!
I'm at a loss at akc and Graeme's basic advice that we chill out. What is it we're doing??? If we forgo all conversation on this board - and conversation is all it is - I may as well shut the darn thing down. When did the people here get so thin skinned that simple - and quite civil - differences of opinion cause such rankled feelings?
Sheesh....anyone wanna discuss the Cream reunion? Did they grow as musicians? Did they play anything different? Were they boring??
May 20, 2005 - 4:28PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Review of "In Tennessee"
That'll be three no's and a yes, Boss.
As Toni suggests Graeme, what's all this about being nice to each other? It would be very dull if we all agreed all of the time. But as long as heated discussion remains civil, and everyone eventually agrees with me, there will be no problems.
Nobody gets hurt....well, maybe the odd feeling here and there, and a few egos might get dented...but that's all. It's better than going to watch the Jam Tarts or the Hibees, surely?
now we could have some very heated discussions on hibs and hearts but i think we are on the wrong forum.as regards chilling out,i just thought we had overplayed the arguments and it was going nowhere.rock on
Geeeez, leave you guys alone for a few days and goe to Disneyland and what happens? LOL!
Time for my belated two cents worth - and no you don't get change!
Anybody looking for something "new" in a Rockabilly album in which the artist has an honest appreciation of, and is trying to capture the "roots" of, 50s rock and roll isn't going to find what they are looking for. And it's silly to even search.
Alvin was not out to show anybody how much technical powress or "new" innovations he has in his playing. Nor was he out to compete with a whole slew of fleet fingered axe slingers.
Alvin set out to make a d@mned fine rockabilly album. In Tennessee is a ****ed fine rockabilly album. Objective achieved. End of discussion.