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'Lynch Mob' Review Hangs Memphis Reporter

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Lynch Mob' Review Hangs Memphis Reporter

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|Lynch Mob' review hangs Memphis reporter

Ron Wynn, the pop music critic for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., was hoist with his own petard when he reviewed a performance of the band Lynch Mob.

Lynch Mob, the reviewer said, "was effective and at least played tougher, harder music than [the band] Nelson.

"They're a developing, growing band, and the show had elements of rowdiness, fun and musical frenzy," Wynn wrote in a review.

One of Lynch Mob's biggest problems, he wrote, was the fact that "they didn't get that much time to demonstrate their skills" at the May 22 rock concert he reviewed.

That comment certainly turned out to be true: In fact, Lynch Mob had not played at all at the concert.

In an article announcing that Wynn had been fired, the Commercial Appeal said the reviewer acknowledged that he had arrived late for the concert, which was billed as featuring three bands: Cinderella, Nelson and the developing Lynch Mob.

Wynn told editors he based his review of Lynch Mob on comments from other concertgoers. …

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