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Re: Sloan in print
At 02:02 PM 03/02/96 -0400, Nicholas Lindsay wrote:
> Apologies to all if this has been brought up in the past, but
>this list is dedicated to the repetition of minutia anyway...
> In Joe Carducci's book _Rock and the Pop Narcotic_, which has
>been published in a revised edition through H. Rollins organ 2.13.61,
>Sloan gets a mention during his review of the 90's so far. To whit:
>"In more pop intended situations Sloan, from Halifax NS, are the best at
>that non-lead mid-tempo guitar pop drone which I take it is descended
>from Big Star and other scrupulously respectable sources." p.412
>About as backhanded as a compliment can be.
This has probably been mentioned before too, but sloan is also mentioned in
Michael Aber....(???) something's Nirvana book. I believe the author was
talking about Kurt Cobain's youth, and he mentioned a part of the lyric from
"Left of Centre."
On another subject, I know this is really old news, but it still
makes me angry. Some major magazines really dashed twice removed! I think
one bad review was in AP, the other in Rolling Stone. AP said that Sloan
was a bad version of Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick was a joke and they knew it,
Sloan was a joke and they didn't know it. And I remember that Rolling Stone
(I think) said something like it didn't compare to Smeared.
I'm a fan of smeared, but it's no twice removed. Twice Removed is
the album I'll still be listening to when I'm 40. Oh well,