RE: Melodic Rock´s future status??
Posted by: Fred ()
Date: December 29, 2000 06:10PM

Well Gav,

I got into this scene when every male band with long hair was still simply called Hardrock and Heavy Metal and the genre was just as underground as it is now (at least in my part of the woods).
At that time I virtually loved it all, every bit of it. Which was strange back then, 'cause Metal was for real man and Hardrock was for pussies as the metalheads called it.
And guess what? I didn't give a shit back then and listened to Metallica's Kill 'Em All and Raven's Wiped Out next to Bon Jovi's debut and Signal's Vital Signs. So I'm certainly not gonna be one of those guys telling you what is or what isn't MHR or whatever we call it today.
I'm not even gonna discuss quality of bands or songwriting anymore. The only reason I got involved in this is the fact that someone called an 80's band a derivative of 80's bands, which didn't seem right to me. (Oh and stupid me, they were from 88, so they couldn't be called an 80's band... What should I call 'em then? A 90's band? FGS!)

What I want to discuss is the quality of the mixes/productions. I agree with you that there have been productions that weren't top notch over the last few years (compared to what the major labels release).
Personally I'm not a production freak, which may have to do with the fact that back in the late 70's/early 80's the productions weren't too good either (at least those of the independent labels weren't), sort of "I learned to live with it and hear the quality of the music through the production".
But if you compare the production of for instance Damned Nation's Grand Design and that of an album that was looked upon as being very well produced 20 years back - Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell - you'll find that the first one sounds a lot better. (And I love both albums so I'm not trying to slate the Sabs album here...)
Now this may not be the best comparison for you (I don't know what your exact tastes are), but I can make this comparison with a lot of other bands as well. What to think about the first two MSG records? Those sounded shitty, even at that time, but they're regarded as classics by a lot of people. There certainly are a lot of albums released over the last few years that sounded way better than those two.
I could go on an on and on but what I'm trying to say is that what sounds great in your memory might not sound as great in real life.



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RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 186 Eric Abrahamsen 12/29/2000 03:25AM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 188StickRigidly12/29/2000 07:29PM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 153StickRigidly12/29/2000 07:30PM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 160 Andrew 12/30/2000 05:28PM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 156Stick Rigidly01/03/2001 01:38AM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 169 Fred 12/29/2000 05:44AM
Huhh? 164 Mister Pomp 12/29/2000 06:39AM
RE: Faith Nation 177 Fred 12/29/2000 08:16AM
a few cents 158 sfk kurt 12/29/2000 08:30AM
RE: a few cents 151 Kevin 12/29/2000 12:41PM
RE: Faith Nation 157 Eric Abrahamsen 12/29/2000 08:55AM
RE: Faith Nation 243 Eric Abrahamsen 12/29/2000 07:22AM
Dare and the "classics" 146 Kevin 12/29/2000 12:57PM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 165Surfpunk12/29/2000 07:38AM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 148Gav12/29/2000 08:48AM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status??150 Fred 12/29/2000 06:10PM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 150Gav12/30/2000 03:23AM
I think you're forgetting sommething here?? 170 BOL 12/29/2000 07:53PM
Max Martin 165 sfk kurt 12/29/2000 10:40PM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 156 Andrew Paul 12/29/2000 08:14PM
Production? 160 Mister Pomp 12/29/2000 07:39PM
RE: Production? 170 Fred 12/29/2000 09:31PM
RE: Production? 162 Mister Pomp 12/29/2000 10:47PM
RE: Production? 182 Eric Abrahamsen 12/29/2000 11:36PM
RE: Melodic Rock´s future status?? 174 Fred 01/02/2001 06:26AM

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