"VICTIMLESS CRIME" review, Sound Choice, '85

This was always one of M.'s favorite reviews- the part about the vocals making the reviewer want to fast forward used to get a hearty laugh out of him every time it was mentioned, and he quoted it frequently. I always got a laugh out of people who thought we were soulless academic virtuosos- "all technical and no heart". And not just this guy, I heard it at gigs too, plenty. They sure had us pegged wrong, there was very little training for any of us. (Example: I took one guitar class in college and it was so crowded nothing could get done. Our final was "Mary Had a Little Lamb". That is the full extent of my formal training.) If there was more musicianship than ideas, we'd have really been in trouble!


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