What Are you Listening to Right Now?

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RockNRollWhore wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 2:48am
The new Vol 4 sabbath remaster sounds surprisingly good to my ears. A ton of compression added but those early sabbath records needed it bad IMO. Very thin yet muddy sounding simultaneously. 70s production can be pretty hit or miss for me
Ill have to give this a listen, its such a great album but yeah the production seemed to be lacking.

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revbob wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:18am
RockNRollWhore wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 2:48am
The new Vol 4 sabbath remaster sounds surprisingly good to my ears. A ton of compression added but those early sabbath records needed it bad IMO. Very thin yet muddy sounding simultaneously. 70s production can be pretty hit or miss for me
Ill have to give this a listen, its such a great album but yeah the production seemed to be lacking.
I never understood how sabbath as one of the foremost rock bands of the 70s couldn’t afford better production. Perhaps because that style of music was so new they didn’t know how to capture it properly? Johnny the Fox by Thin Lizzy suffered a similar fate. It’s just so bone dry and anemic sounding. The songs still kill though.

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RockNRollWhore wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 8:44am
revbob wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:18am
RockNRollWhore wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 2:48am
The new Vol 4 sabbath remaster sounds surprisingly good to my ears. A ton of compression added but those early sabbath records needed it bad IMO. Very thin yet muddy sounding simultaneously. 70s production can be pretty hit or miss for me
Ill have to give this a listen, its such a great album but yeah the production seemed to be lacking.
I never understood how sabbath as one of the foremost rock bands of the 70s couldn’t afford better production. Perhaps because that style of music was so new they didn’t know how to capture it properly? Johnny the Fox by Thin Lizzy suffered a similar fate. It’s just so bone dry and anemic sounding. The songs still kill though.
Even more true for Bad Reputation I think. Thank God for Live And Dangerous.
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Olaf wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 1:09pm
RockNRollWhore wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 8:44am
revbob wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:18am
RockNRollWhore wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 2:48am
The new Vol 4 sabbath remaster sounds surprisingly good to my ears. A ton of compression added but those early sabbath records needed it bad IMO. Very thin yet muddy sounding simultaneously. 70s production can be pretty hit or miss for me
Ill have to give this a listen, its such a great album but yeah the production seemed to be lacking.
I never understood how sabbath as one of the foremost rock bands of the 70s couldn’t afford better production. Perhaps because that style of music was so new they didn’t know how to capture it properly? Johnny the Fox by Thin Lizzy suffered a similar fate. It’s just so bone dry and anemic sounding. The songs still kill though.
Even more true for Bad Reputation I think. Thank God for Live And Dangerous.
It’s mostly the drums to be honest. The trend in the seventies was to tape the fuck out of the drums to make them sound as dead as possible. This sound holds up suprisingly well on some punk/new wave recordings but a lot of really great hard rock music was recorded oddly from that time period . I love the entire Thin Lizzy discography but Black Rose is the first one where the music really JUMPS out at you production wise.

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New Godspeed You! Black Emperor album. After one listen, it's the best thing since Allelujah, and probably the most like that record (right down to the 20 min / 6 min / 20 min / 6 min track format). Magisterial, intense, not for casual listening.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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New Godspeed You! Black Emperor album. After one listen, it's the best thing since Allelujah, and probably the most like that record (right down to the 20 min / 6 min / 20 min / 6 min track format). Magisterial, intense, not for casual listening.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 11:50am
New Godspeed You! Black Emperor album. After one listen, it's the best thing since Allelujah, and probably the most like that record (right down to the 20 min / 6 min / 20 min / 6 min track format). Magisterial, intense, not for casual listening.
For a minute I was like how the hell did you get that PNG perfectly centered in the quote box
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Kory wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 2:31pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 11:50am
New Godspeed You! Black Emperor album. After one listen, it's the best thing since Allelujah, and probably the most like that record (right down to the 20 min / 6 min / 20 min / 6 min track format). Magisterial, intense, not for casual listening.
For a minute I was like how the hell did you get that PNG perfectly centered in the quote box
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God, I almost slept on this, but it’s probably my favorite album of the last year.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Magisterial, intense, not for casual listening.

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Inder wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Magisterial, intense, not for casual listening.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 12:12pm
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Magisterial, intense, not for casual listening.
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Dry Cleaning, New Long Leg. Certainly in the post-punk vein. Touchstones, off-hand, would be early Cure and the Au Pairs, with a female singer who is more inclined to an Andy Gill style of commentary vocals. Thus far, I think this one will get a number of spins in the upcoming weeks.

edit: Sonic Youth or maybe Keith Levene seem additional reference points.

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Forgot how much of a banger this is:
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Reminds me of Early PIL in places.

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RockNRollWhore wrote:
07 Apr 2021, 7:44pm
Forgot how much of a banger this is:

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Reminds me of Early PIL in places.
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