Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread >Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: No more Ben Ratliff ABB reviews!

A Peach Supreme





Posts: 2201
(2202 all sites)
Registered: 3/23/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2014 at 02:32 PM
Sorry to see the ABB go but happy that I will not have to read another passive-aggressive snark piece on the Allmans by Ben Ratliff. His review today had the usual snide comments and attempts to pass off contempt as objective-disinterested "reporting." Seems like the NY Times kept sending a guy who clearly does not like the ABB or their fans to review ABB shows as some form of punishment. Did he cost the NYT a sponser? Sleep with the editor's wife? Forget to adequately praise Clive Davis? I guess we'll never know. Just happy I won't have to read his childish reviews anymore.
 
Replies:

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 825
(825 all sites)
Registered: 3/16/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2014 at 03:01 PM
i thought the review was reasonably accurate having been there last night....i suppose you would like a review from a member of the board instead who would do nothing but praise everything?I thought the review was fair
 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20685
(20770 all sites)
Registered: 11/26/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2014 at 03:03 PM
I don't see the snark. It's a very nice review. He says the show was a "thrill" and talks about "tension and drama" in the music, praises the guitar playing and Gregg's singing. It's written in the Times style, which is going to be more detached than Relix or Rolling Stone, but there's nothing negative here. (If you feel Ratliff hates the band and writes bad reviews of them I'm not sure why you keep reading those reviews, but hey.)

 

____________________
http://www.tylersmusicroom.org

 
E-Mail User

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2621
(2621 all sites)
Registered: 1/5/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2014 at 03:15 PM
i thought review was very favorable and interesting. anyhow, too good a vibe right now to care. trying to get through work today after 2 late nights. heading straight to bed after work, do not pass go!!!
 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 10335
(10336 all sites)
Registered: 12/22/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2014 at 03:40 PM
Can someone post the review or a link?

 

____________________

We're all Bozos on this bus!

 

Peach Bud



Karma:
Posts: 6
(6 all sites)
Registered: 10/26/2014
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2014 at 09:18 PM
Personally I was grateful to read a review by a seasoned critic that was able to articulate the nights musical proceedings without reference to the word epic. At least that much was made evident in the review itself. The objectivity and insight was much appreciated. Unfortunately axmans comments are a failure of epic proportions.
 
 


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com