Started by Chalker the Stalker 2, December 24, 2018, 15:23:04 pm
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Quote from: Jonners on January 04, 2019, 18:18:17 pmSomeone has got some time on their hands me thinks, or is drinking again!
Quote from: The Letter R on December 27, 2018, 09:43:19 am"Trustworthy UK Newspaper" ........ ..... that's a great example of an Oxymoron.
Quote from: Slim on January 05, 2019, 15:40:13 pmIn the Grauniad's case, without a doubt. Mainly written by dishonest and/or hysterically special people. But there are some honest and sane newspapers out there still - the Telegraph and the Express especially.
Quote from: döm on January 05, 2019, 16:52:17 pmOh come on Slim. I'd agree with the Telegraph to a degree but The Express is about as truthful as Trump!
Quote from: Bisto on January 04, 2019, 15:33:32 pm5 years is quite a lag between the respective release dates of these albums, quite a bit longer than I had previously thought. MFH just sounds like tracks that, even in the highly unlikely event that they would have been presented to the rest of the band and made it past the collective quality control as far as the studio in the 80's, they would have been left on the cutting room floor and binned.They set the bar so high in the 70's and 80's and still recorded some worthwhile material in the 90's, but that enforced hiatus after T4E had a disastrous effect on the band, for me at least; that was when the band, and Geddy in particular, started to lose it for me; there was far too much dense layering, multi-tracking and overdubbing and I couldn't take to a lot of Geddys vocal arrangements, especially some of the harmonies, which I found really jarring; the overall effect of this was to spoil some otherwise promising/interesting musical ideas, but even many of these were often the result of disparate bits n bobs being hobbled together and not so much seemlessly blended with pro tools, as mIG welded in what seemed like an incongruous and almost arbitrarily fashion at times, particularly on the Snakes and Arrows album...the only songs I can listen to without cringing (on that album) are the 3 instrumentals. The overall effect makes that (and the Feedback EP) the only Rush albums that I've never listened to in their entirety more than a few times. Clockwork Angels fares little better (with me) for similar reasons, although in general, the songs are at least better crafted.Geddy mentioned that the band wished they could have re-recorded the Presto album, well they certainly made the Vapor Trails album sound better with only Alex really adding anything musically to the remix.....If I could wave my magic wand ...I would have bought in a variety of guest vocalists, musicians and writers to open up the music and provide a counterpoint to Geddy's vocals...just for one album. (and tour)..and made the arrangements simpler and give the songs room to breathe...any overdubs would be added (and played live on tour) by additional vocalists and musicians. I would also keep Peart and Geddy totally out of the process of lyric writing and laying down vocals until presented with the completed instrumentals which they would then add to. After that Geddy and the guest vocalists would make their contributions.....then, finally after, I'd make them all rehearse it and record it live for the studio album....then take it on the road.I'dalso have liked them to have recorded at least one OST with instrumental songs and incidental music per decade.
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