"The lyrical mono-focus is a negative, not only because it is largely unrelatable to non-pagans, but because it is a dull and somewhat cliched examination of the subject matter." Maybe you should do your research, Josh, and figure out what the real impetus for the "cliched examination of the subject matter is." You might find it isn't cliched at all. You're a total dillhole.
I don't know about anyone else thinks but I am sick of negative ASSHOLES getting the job as music reviewer!?!? PLEASE FIRE THIS GUY!!
Why can't we find some people that aren't frustrated musicians that want to rip on everyone else!?! Boise Weekly should be Boise WEAKLY if they allow this kind of negativity!? I mean truly just cause you don't like this kind of music you can't figure out a way to appreciate the talent in it and how hard it is to just put out a record and say at least something objective and halfway kind? These are extremely kind and nice people putting out beautiful, nice music! What records have you put out? What kind of reviews have you gotten? Are you just taking it out on these nice people cause they are an easy target for you!? GOD what a worthless bunch of crap this is you have written! AMAZING!! I am SICK OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!! PLEASE FIRE THIS IDIOT!!!!
Beltane Don't take stock in anything this guys writes.
Josh, you're just an asshole...
Rediculous Josh. You should be ashamed.
Looking at your career, it is obvious that your stock and trade is negative reviews. Do you think this makes you look cool? Because the actual effect is just the opposite. Are you just frustrated with your own minimal musical talent and your flailing attempts at entertaining? Your arrogance, coupled with your band name (GodCrotch? really?) positively scream "small penis".
As a non pagan who enjoys their music....how you you be so mean to such a nicely talented group of musicians? They may not sound like the canned likes of Katy or Gaga but YAY, because that is the point. Sometimes when stick your head above the crowd, someone throws a tomato. Let's have a Beltane party & make pasta with red sauce!!!
All I can say is wow! I have been a fan of Beltane for many years, back when Beltane was just Susan and Dana. I own a copy of their CD, and bought 2 others as gifts. I have also watched them perform live. At Hyde Park last month I saw them perform in front of a large diverse crowd, even the little children enjoyed their performance. After reading this review all I can think is that the author must be anti-pagan.
That was positively HARSH! These guys/girls are amazingly talented and their music is beautiful! Just exactly who died and made you the Nazi critic?
These guys are fantastic. Killer vocals, killer lyrics and a killer vibe. Really great stuff.
The song Aviator of Love came off their first CD called "Aviator of Love" they often will give fans free downloads of thier older songs, go to their facebook page and see what they can do. http://www.facebook.com/#!/TransAtlanticCrush
Nice review. But seriously, would you tell the Beatles to be more "consistent" or to have more "scope and vision?" Diversity key when it comes to making music interesting.
So, what album did the song "Aviator of Love" come off of???? I would like to know if I can purchase the song???? Or Album?????
This is a pretty bad review...
Regarding the errors in this article, BW put in a call in to Trans Atlantic Crush’s manager, Noel Gill.
“I think that there is really only one error there, with regards to the singer there. Everything else was pretty consistent,” said Gill. “The band did play, though not as they are.”
Gill said that in 1994 and 1995, Trans Atlantic Crush went on a mini-tour with ’90s R&B group, 4 P.M., which included a show in Boise at the Taco Bell Arena. Gill says they also played gigs like The Big Damn Party and at Bogies.
“And at that time, it was different band than it was now,” said Gill. “The only remaining member is Jim.”
This is where the confusion starts. The current band, featuring Jim Cochell playing with Karlin Nichols, Hawk Dobbins and Troy Shreve, has not ever played live. Something that was expressed to BW in several emails and phone calls with the band before this article was written.
Multiple emails and phone calls with the band all indicate that the band had not yet played, something they themselves acknowledge is somewhat accurate since it is a different band, though it carries the same name.
Both Cochell and Gill have said that they are talking with Live Nation about potential dates, and that is the primary reason the band has yet to book any local gigs.
All that said: the error listing backup vocalist Jim Cochell instead of Karlin Nichols as the primary singer stands. Boise Weekly regrets the error.
Oh my, now I know why I left Boise years ago. It's this kind of B.S. two faced commentary that seems to fuel that town. Mr. Gross is either seriously ill informed, or just trying to take a tongue-in-cheek stab at the band. Either way, this is classic Boise small town drama. If you aren't sitting at the "cool table" you are going to receive this sort of a response. I have known Mr. Cochell and Mr. Nichols for a VERY long time. Neither of those gentleman are the weak willed type to subscribe to such nonsense, and they are certainly not driven by any desire to be any part of "that club". They are a couple of real artists with integrity and character, and are not afraid to speak up and crush the hearts of the wannabe Boise "scene". Mr. Gross sir, either do the proper research to call yourself a journalist, or prepare to take a foot in the ass!
Hey this is karlin Nichols ( SINGER for trans atlantic crush ) :) Thanks for the write up! To clarify, This is the forth Trans Album, "Aviator of love" spent weeks at the top of local charts in 94, The band has performed at the Taco bell arena, Bogies, Big damn party ( lucky peak ),the union block building, and numerous out of state gigs. With that said Id like to thank you again for the kind words. Karlin
Will the real Jim Cochell please step forward!!! I just wanted to say thank you to the Boise Weekly and Josh Gross for the review of my band Trans Atlantic Crush’s CD Remember. Although there are a few hiccups in the article they were all overlooked by the kind words that were expressed by Mr. Gross. As for the person posting in my name in the previous comment…grow sack and give your real name. This type of drama and backdoor commenting is useless unless you can stand behind your own words.
Jim Cochell Trans Atlantic Crush
Holy Cow. This is the least informed music article I have ever read in Boise.
I believe that this article has more WRONG information than CORRECT INFO.
This is actually Transatlantic Crushes 4th Album and been playing live in Boise since the 90's. Also Jim isn't the singer.
Josh Gross may want to research his articles before releasing them.
While envy are great, i think both bands are doing pretty different things.
This band, ENVY. This video is from 2003
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