Please, No Unnecessarily Harsh, If Not Hostile, Reviews of Local Releases

RECEIVED Fri., July 15, 2005

Dear Editor,
    I am thunderstruck by the talent, energy, raw passion, and intricate musical genius of Ghostland Observatory. This is a great band that just took New York by storm with shows at the Knitting Factory and Delancey Bar, already are getting phone calls from three major (big-time) labels, and are about to showcase in L.A. Very current, unique, original music with a bedrock of solid rock, blues, and soul – only two guys, who rock like a whole freight train! And Aaron [Behrens'] charisma rivals Jimi Hendrix's. I don't know what prompted the unnecessarily harsh, if not hostile review in the Chronicle of their debut CD [“Texas Platters,” Music, July 15]. But I urge Chron staff and readers to definitely check out Austin's next great new band – Ghostland Observatory!
Mandy Mercier
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