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(TV) 'Passion is no ordinary word'
From: Henry Biedenkapp [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 1:08 PM
Subject: (TV) Echo (Round 1)
>Leo, Who's going to be helping you in your corner?
Ms Secret X and Patti Smith.
>Of course, a lot of the more popular post punk bands: Joy Division, Bauhaus,
>The Smiths, U2, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Erasure, The Waterboys, etc. are all
>favorites of mine too, but they don't touch my soul the way Echo, The Doors,
>and Television did. All have some of that "arty" aspect to them and some may
>be an acquired taste. But they all share something in common.
I'm not as mono-maniacal or old fashioned in my musical taste as some may think.
E.g., I have nothing against the Neo-psychedelic school/movement in general, but
instead of E& the B I prefer people like: Julian Cope's solo stuff (especially
"World Shut Your Mouth" and the song 'Charlotte'), The Smiths/Morrissey/J. Marr,
The Rain Parade, The Comsat Angels, The Chameleons (UK), The Dream Academy [but
not The Dream Syndicate!], Died Pretty, The Three O'Clock, True West, The Go-Betweens,
The Railroad Children, New Order, The Plimsouls, Galaxie 500, and The
Chesterfields---although I may be mixing-up genres by listing the last 4 or 5.
(But under the category, 'Check Please, In The Dumpster, Flush It': anything
by Peter Murphy).
>I can understand you not liking Echo because it isn't your cup of tea.
>But I think it goes further than just an acquired taste for you, there seems
>to be some hostility or anger. Why?
Seriously, I guess I just tend to have strong and passionate opinions about both
the things I like and the things I dislike (it sometimes get's me into trouble,
but it's a trade-off I've always been willing to make). I don't believe I am a
hostile or angry person, although I probably will always harbor some residual
resentment for musicians/groups who don't have one-tenth of the talent and artistry
of Television/TV but who receive[d] commercial success or critical acclaim (e.g.,
REM or your beloved E & the Bunnymen). Finally, I guess I also find some truth in
what the critic John Simon once said: "You can not love the good unless
you hate the bad."
>I remember that I couldn't find the album for several years after its
>release. But I also remember reading here that MM was never out of print.
>Which is it?
I'm pretty sure the vinyl MM went out of print by very early 1980s, but
as far as the cd version goes I'm not sure---maybe someone on List can tell us?
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