And when he gets tough, from The Untouchables, pal.
I got "buddied" by former gort John Carsehole when I was suspended. It was one of the last things I posted on the old Stereo Central, when I found a text file of the messages on a memory stick. Fucked if I can find the stick right now, so I'll have to paraphrase.
Steve had mouthed off about "Laughter In The Rain" by Neil Sedaka, an album I unashamedly love. Steve said it had been recorded by bouncing 3-track tapes in a crummy jingle studio. A cursory listen to it disproves the 3-track part, but I thought I'd see if I could get an answer from Robert Appere, the original engineer. I looked him up, sent him a polite email, and expected nothing back.
Mr. Appere replied straight away, with chapter and verse about how the album was recorded (8-8, apart from one track which was live to stereo.) He said he remembered it fondly, because it was the start of a long and successful relationship with Sedaka, and he said the extra business garnered from the success of that album allowed them to upgrade to 16 track within a year. He was offended by Hoffman's assertion that Clover Recording was a "crummy jingle studio."
He gave me permission to quote him, but declined an offer to join the forum.
Next thing I knew, I was suspended. When I asked why, Carsehole suddenly imagined himself to be Joe Pesci, because he told me I was "disrespecting Steve, buddy."
Some genius on the old Stereo Central found a group photograph with him in it. Little man syndrome. Fucking prick.