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Friday, February 01, 2008

I'm published, well, sort of

Some of you might know that moe.'s new release, Sticks and Stones came out last week. Well, it's been getting some great reviews.
I came across a not so great one in Boston's Weekly Dig mag, a free, weekly magazine.

Here is the review (printed w/out permission):
MOE
STICKS AND STONES
GENRE | HAZMAT FOLK
VERDICT | WORDS CAN NEVER HURT
LABEL | FATBOY RECORDS
RELEASE DATE | 1.22.08
MOE.ORG

Now a fully matured rock band, Moe is starting to tighten up its sound into a more Americana style. Their 12th album (!) is the most concise to date, with a grungy rock vibe and stoner lyrics like "When you're movin' slow enough / It's like it's not really happenin'." It's actually not that bad. Just kidding. It is. Because by "slow moving" they mean "poo." [Debbie Driscoll]

The review was so off base that I wrote a rebuttal letter, and they published it this week!
Here it is (re-printed w/ my permission, only their caption is printed w/out it :) ):

"SERVES US RIGHT FOR QUESTIONING THE ARTISTIC INTEGRITY OF A JAM BAND"

Debbie Driscoll's review of moe.'s new release Sticks and Stones (CD Reviews, 1.23.08) is so far from accurate, she should really wipe the "poo" out of her ears. The song "Darkness" that she refers to as having "stoner lyrics" in her review actually deals with the shitty way (no pun intended) that Hurricane Katrina was handled. Had she listened, she would have heard this: "Who ya gonna blame when the rain comes in? Got a 40 mile fence made of bones and tin. Waters gettin' higher as the rain falls down".

moe. is constantly pushing their boundaries in terms of recording and releasing albums. Sticks and Stones was unique in that only two of the songs had ever been played live prior to its release. The remainder of the songs were written in the studio and were not played live until the tour started to support the release, something moe. has never done before.

So Debbie, next time you review an album, do a little research on the band first, and before you listen to the music, be sure to wipe the crap out of your ears.

SHARON
JP

How's that?!?!?
Love the first amendment....

GO PATS!!!

1 Comments:

At 6:56 AM, Blogger March to the Sea said...

good for you..well done. You can tell when people really don't listen to things..

Well played!!

 

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