Re: White Lion - Mane Attraction
Posted by: Lynchomaniac ()
Date: January 13, 2019 09:48PM

Figge Wrote:
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> The debut is actually very underrated and the
> original Broken Heart is way, way better that the
> re-recorded version. Much more organic and
> sincere.
>
> The production on Mane Attraction is the best
> White Lion ever came up with (apart from that 90s
> snare), but not the songs, I'm afraid.
>
> :-)
>
>
> // Figge


Well that goes to show that even the two of us can't agree all the time Figge. In all honesty I must confess it has been a few years since the last time I spun FTS, and I have friends that appreciate the album as much as you do. So I decided at that time to give it another go, only to fall on the same conclusion again. The songs sound unfinished somehow and of lower quality than what is on offer later on in their career. The production is naive and low budget and it sounds that way IMHO, making the end result worse than it could have been. So in that respect regarding it's reputation and standing among many WL fans I draw alot of parallels to Mötley Crüe debut - not saying that the two records are or even sounds the same. But the same criteria apply to both.
1. Both debut albums.
2. Songs are for the most part alot weaker than what came later.
3. Rawer and unpolished an energy and hunger that cannot be denied. But to these ears make them an unfinished article, than in both respects only were improved on later on - unlocking the potential.
4. Production strangels the potential in the songs even more, the one thing that might have elevated the material somewhat is adding to the problem rather than helping it along.


Just my way of seeing it Figge

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