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« Reply #100 on: December 10, 2019, 01:37:16 AM »

I have listened to several of the songs from the new album, but haven't heard the whole thing yet. This is very similar to the beach boys C50 reunion album, in that it's surprisingly great at times, and is far better than it has the right to, to be frank about it. The one big down side is the actual production and mastering. There is brickwalling, and the vocals at times are even distorted. The vocals and drums sound "dead". That's really the only way I can think of to explain it. There is also detectable autotune, which was my biggest fear.

And here is the whole thing, on YouTube! (Thanks!!!)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kABIg1FciE-wz-9Lz_rQ1TZeiZdBfme-M

Yes, I noticed autotune as well. I have no problem with it, nor did I have a problem with it on TWGMTR.

Really looking forward to hearing it all!
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« Reply #101 on: December 10, 2019, 02:10:18 AM »

I have listened to several of the songs from the new album, but haven't heard the whole thing yet. This is very similar to the beach boys C50 reunion album, in that it's surprisingly great at times, and is far better than it has the right to, to be frank about it. The one big down side is the actual production and mastering. There is brickwalling, and the vocals at times are even distorted. The vocals and drums sound "dead". That's really the only way I can think of to explain it. There is also detectable autotune, which was my biggest fear.

And here is the whole thing, on YouTube! (Thanks!!!)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kABIg1FciE-wz-9Lz_rQ1TZeiZdBfme-M

Yes, I noticed autotune as well. I have no problem with it, nor did I have a problem with it on TWGMTR.

Really looking forward to hearing it all!
The one part where I thought the autotune was too much was on "Danny And My Ponies". I thought it was a great song, but the
Robo Pete" really took something away from it. Hopefully it'll get added to the setlist, because I really think it would be better in a live setting.
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« Reply #102 on: December 11, 2019, 10:31:23 AM »

Jay, what exactly is this? Is this the famous "Sand" demo you've mentioned?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_apVH6PQTc
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« Reply #103 on: December 11, 2019, 10:40:14 AM »

Jay, what exactly is this? Is this the famous "Sand" demo you've mentioned?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_apVH6PQTc
Indeed it is. That's the original acetate that surfaced not to long ago. I had never heard of the song before, so I'm not sure if it's a previously unknown recording, or if it's already known to collectors and I somehow missed it.  LOL
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« Reply #104 on: December 16, 2019, 05:56:35 AM »

The one part where I thought the autotune was too much was on "Danny And My Ponies". I thought it was a great song, but the Robo Pete" really took something away from it. Hopefully it'll get added to the setlist, because I really think it would be better in a live setting.

I've just finished listening to the album. I liked "DAMP" (!) but I understand your objections.

In fact I liked everything, but the track that intrigued me the most was "Got Nothing To Prove". It would have made a wonderful spy movie theme!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2FZmbB7B-M
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« Reply #105 on: December 16, 2019, 08:54:53 AM »

The one part where I thought the autotune was too much was on "Danny And My Ponies". I thought it was a great song, but the Robo Pete" really took something away from it. Hopefully it'll get added to the setlist, because I really think it would be better in a live setting.

I've just finished listening to the album. I liked "DAMP" (!) but I understand your objections.

In fact I liked everything, but the track that intrigued me the most was "Got Nothing To Prove". It would have made a wonderful spy movie theme!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2FZmbB7B-M
I still haven't listened to the entire thing yet. I want to be able to listen to the actual CD before I really give any reviews. I will say that the one that really stands out to me is Beads On One String. I really like Ball and Chain, and Detour.
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« Reply #106 on: January 23, 2020, 04:28:10 AM »

Jay, last week I attended a showing of Quadrophenia. It took a little while to get into but after that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some great music too, both by The Who and in the club and party scenes.   

As a major Who fan, what is your opinion of this late '70s film?
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« Reply #107 on: January 23, 2020, 07:10:44 AM »

Jay, last week I attended a showing of Quadrophenia. It took a little while to get into but after that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some great music too, both by The Who and in the club and party scenes.   

As a major Who fan, what is your opinion of this late '70s film?
Its been a looooong time since I've seen it. Coincidentally, it's been shown on one of the premium channels lately. Maybe if I catch a scheduled airing I'll dvr it and re-watch it. I remember liking it more than the Tommy movie, but to be honest  I don't much care for either one. lol Seeing and hearing Ann Margaret doing the "What about the boy?" line from the Tommy movie was a very, ugh, "pivotal" moment for me as a young boy though.  Grin
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