Aapy Berfday GEER

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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by Heston » 11 Nov 2018, 7:37pm

Where are all the GEER warriors? Probably pissing the bed and pretending they're wrestling a sabre toothed tiger.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by Wolter » 11 Nov 2018, 8:55pm

I’m just letting you have your dumbassed wrong opinions because fighting over this shit is so 2005.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by IkarisOne » 12 Nov 2018, 3:49pm

GEER is perfect, from top to toe. Every single note.

The Clash made a lot of mistakes but the worst mistake they ever made was not hiring Sandy Pearlman as their producer and manager. That would have been the world-beating team of all time. Pearlman was a visionary, he just needed a band worthy of his genius. Instead, he took the failing Black Sabbath under his wing and put them back on top. Pearlman was a taskmaster but he was also a lot cooler than Bernie could even ever imagine being.

And Pearlman also produced "Gates of the West," which is the single best production job in the entire Clash catalog. As well as a strong candidate for the greatest power pop song ever recorded.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by WestwayKid » 12 Nov 2018, 8:59pm

I've always loved it. Maybe because I'm an American who loves the big American guitar sound of the album! I think on some tracks the sound trumps the lyrics - but I think it's a very listenable album from start to finish.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by JohnS » 12 Nov 2018, 9:12pm

IkarisOne wrote:
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GEER is perfect, from top to toe. Every single note.
Hear, hear! (Or GEER GEER.)
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Nov 2018, 5:48am

IkarisOne wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 3:49pm
GEER is perfect, from top to toe. Every single note.

The Clash made a lot of mistakes but the worst mistake they ever made was not hiring Sandy Pearlman as their producer and manager. That would have been the world-beating team of all time. Pearlman was a visionary, he just needed a band worthy of his genius. Instead, he took the failing Black Sabbath under his wing and put them back on top. Pearlman was a taskmaster but he was also a lot cooler than Bernie could even ever imagine being.

And Pearlman also produced "Gates of the West," which is the single best production job in the entire Clash catalog. As well as a strong candidate for the greatest power pop song ever recorded.
"Gates of the West" is a masterpiece in my opinion. But as good as The General was the mix is all down to Bill Price. The sound on the CoL ep is the best the band ever sounded to my ears however it does not sound much like GEER. I like GEER but I still feel it would've been much better with a Bill Price mix. The sound on the CoL ep may also be down to the fact of the use of acoustic guitars. But the ep has much better separation than what was achieved on GEER.

Did Sandy produce the finished version of GotW or just the backing track? First recorded in demo at Basing st. then further work at the Automat N.Y. Those high BVs by Dennis Feranti are great. I know it was completed and mixed by Bill at Wessex.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by Kory » 13 Nov 2018, 1:46pm

IkarisOne wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 3:49pm
GEER is perfect, from top to toe. Every single note.

The Clash made a lot of mistakes but the worst mistake they ever made was not hiring Sandy Pearlman as their producer and manager.
Even if they did get over the "old guard" stigma, surely the team-up would have been constantly fraught with tension as they were never a band to be told what to do, I would imagine.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by Kory » 13 Nov 2018, 1:46pm

deny wrote:
10 Nov 2018, 6:38pm
The problem is that there are only 3 classic songs on it like Combat Rock
That's crazy on both counts. You're crazy.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by deny » 13 Nov 2018, 2:34pm

Kory wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 1:46pm
deny wrote:
10 Nov 2018, 6:38pm
The problem is that there are only 3 classic songs on it like Combat Rock
That's crazy on both counts. You're crazy.
How am I crazy? Please explain.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by Kory » 13 Nov 2018, 3:26pm

deny wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 2:34pm
Kory wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 1:46pm
deny wrote:
10 Nov 2018, 6:38pm
The problem is that there are only 3 classic songs on it like Combat Rock
That's crazy on both counts. You're crazy.
How am I crazy? Please explain.
I guess I meant wrong. There's way more than three on both.
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Re: Aapy Berfday GEER

Post by laxman » 13 Nov 2018, 4:47pm

Kory wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 3:26pm
deny wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 2:34pm
Kory wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 1:46pm
deny wrote:
10 Nov 2018, 6:38pm
The problem is that there are only 3 classic songs on it like Combat Rock
That's crazy on both counts. You're crazy.
How am I crazy? Please explain.
I guess I meant wrong. There's way more than three on both.
No, you were right first time ;)

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Re: Aapy Berfday

Post by Flex » 13 Nov 2018, 9:32pm

Flex wrote:
10 Nov 2018, 11:47am
EAT MEAT AND LISTEN TO GEER
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

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Re: Aapy Berfday

Post by Heston » 13 Nov 2018, 10:01pm

Flex wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 9:32pm
Flex wrote:
10 Nov 2018, 11:47am
EAT MAMMOTH MEAT AND LISTEN TO GEER IN A LOINCLOTH
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: Aapy Berfday

Post by Flex » 13 Nov 2018, 11:40pm

Heston wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 10:01pm
Flex wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 9:32pm
Flex wrote:
10 Nov 2018, 11:47am
EAT MAMMOTH MEAT AND LISTEN TO GEER IN A LOINCLOTH
Fuck yeah
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