Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria.....
Posted by: Burg ()
Date: February 16, 2010 09:28PM

IMHO:
Steinman went on to write & produce Bat II, one of the very best produced albums in the history of rock, if not THE best.

Steinman is a genius, both as a songwriter/lyricist & producer, the Leppard guys are not any of that. Steinman is clearly not a "normal" guy. He's got that in common with many creative geniuses.

Hysteria is probably at least 75% Mutt Lange and high end studio gear.

I remember reading something about this subject... and here it is:

http://forums.melodicrock.com/phorum33/read.php?f=1&i=345682&t=345451&v=f

Steinman:
""So we get the drum machine out, like Mutt says, and program it. Rick starts to play along, and he's really good! He was as good as any rock 'n' roll drummer I've ever worked with. So we use all live drums.

"Mutt comes down two weeks into recording, (He had helped the band during pre-production but originally opted out of producing. - Ed.) listens to a little of the drums, which sound perfect to me. And he goes, 'What are you doing? You're gonna throw these poor kids careers' in the toilet!' This was with the drummer right there! So we have to do the drums his way."
-end of quote

This is why I couldn't and still can't listen to Hysteria. I never understood what drum machines had to with hard rock... Anyway it surely helped Leppard to commercial success.. which they never would have gained with Steinman.
Not sure about what I tried to say with this post... apart from claiming that Steinman is a genius. ... ;-)



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Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 171 Richard Evans 02/15/2010 07:41AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 111 Surfpunk 02/15/2010 08:07AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 105 Frazzle-Batt 02/15/2010 08:55AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 111 Richard Evans 02/15/2010 09:12AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 115 Ken 02/15/2010 10:53AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 95 dougfromcincy 02/15/2010 11:48AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 92 Frazzle-Batt 02/15/2010 12:09PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 112 soxfan73 02/16/2010 01:20AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 145 Frazzle-Batt 02/16/2010 01:31AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 152 Rocketdog 02/15/2010 01:14PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 81 Ydde 02/15/2010 05:20PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 100 Robert 02/16/2010 12:04AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 84 Frazzle-Batt 02/16/2010 12:35AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 88 rocknut 02/16/2010 01:44AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria.....123 Burg 02/16/2010 09:28PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 108 Ken 02/17/2010 01:09AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 92 rocknut 02/17/2010 10:13PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 92 Ken 02/17/2010 11:02PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 94 Richard Evans 02/18/2010 06:50AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 115 Ken 02/18/2010 12:01PM


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