Archives and updates from an early 90's St. Louis folk/pop/punk band

Archives and updates from an early '90's St. Louis folk/pop/punk band

Friday, November 5, 2010

The First Almanac Review

We finally found this, first published in Spotlight, Dec. '90, written by Dean Minderman. Sums it up pretty well.


  1. OK, I may have you slapped you guys around a bit on the craft-of-music-making related issues, but at least I wasn't completely oblivious to the concept & humor contained therein. I'll take the fact that you chose to reproduce this here as a hopeful sign that there are no hard feelings. :)

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  3. Dean

    No, we saw this as basically a positive review that gave a clear picture of what we were up to; it would be hard to do that without including the shortcomings.

    If I read this review, I'd want to hear the record.

    Thanks for checking in.

    John Minkoff

  4. Glad to hear it, John. FWIW, I reviewed a lot of different stuff for Spotlight back in the day, and did my best to give it all a fair hearing, without sugarcoating anything. Sounds like I may have located the right balance on this one; even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. :)