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The Non Glamorous Parts of Producing a Song

Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by matman14, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Skully

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    The second video, which is the album version, has the vastly superior guitar solo up in the mix. I think that one is great. That album was basically finished sans The Beatles input by Phil Spector. The last Beatles recording session, unless you count the "Anthology" sessions, was Ringo overdubbing toms on that song. It's a great tune, and a great performance. No rose colored glasses needed.
     
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    I could say that I won the internet with that thread. But, in truth, we all won the internet.
     
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    Not a guitar, but still my favorite "WTF?" moment of modern record production. You've got David Freakin' Grissom in the band and THIS is the solo?

     
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    Yeah, I'm kinda glad you weren't the one to close it.
    It seems like there was a time when people would gang up
    and try to get a thread closed. Like a cyber Burning Man event!
     
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    Your Honor, the defense rests!
     
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    I might've already mentioned this stuff in this very thread, but... just listen at how many bad guitar solos were cut by "great" guitarists before Steely Dan got the keeper for "Peg" or read about how they had to coach Junior Walker through his sax solo in "Urgent," then comp the crap out of it. It ain't easy or automatic, even if the musicians are top shelf.
     
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    The choice of Maynard Ferguson-esque trumpet blasting is the real crime. Grissom could've quickly nailed a solo, he's a session pro.

    The examples you gave were of two of the most anal-retentive producers in musical history. Mutt once tried out several dozen Marshall heads, for one rhythm guitar overdub on a Def Leppard record. Not sane. <g>
     
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    That's true, but it's also true that the other "Peg" solos sucked, and "Urgent" was before Mutt went off the deep end in his chase for perfection.
     
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