Volume 92, Issue 73

Friday, February 5, 1999


The CD review that stunk

Using bricks to build memories

The CD review that stunk

Re: Hemp album hangs itself, Feb.2

To the Editor:

This is a rebuttal to the review Jeff Miles submitted for the Hempilation 2 album.

First of all, it is quite evident that your only exposure to Big Sugar has been through one of MuchMusic's Big Shiny piece of crap compilations. If you have ever taken the time to see them perform, I'm sure you could have come up with a better description than "middle-aged Boss-wearing pseudo-rockers."

Gordie Johnston has been playing shows in London, solo or with Big Sugar, for at least eight years. I wonder, how old you were eight years ago? Are you doing the same thing now that you were doing eight years ago? How about giving Mr. Johnston a little respect for nearly a decade's worth of hard work paying off.

Now to the mighty Gov't Mule. Mr. Miles, do you have the slightest idea where two of the Mule's members came from? No? I didn't think you did.

Warren Haynes and Allen Woody are former members of The Allman Brother Band (from 1989-1997). They are likely the same age as your parents and were recording with The Allman Brothers long before YOU ever heard "Black Hole Sun." I'm sorry, but calling them, "greasy Soundgarden imitators," is about as accurate as me calling you a good journalist.

My rebuttal seems a bit harsh and I apologize as I must commend you for being able to voice your own opinion. Next time, please do a little research to find out who you are talking about before you make some extremely inaccurate assumptions about a couple of the best bands out there right now.

Chris Dawdy
Arts II

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