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Discussion in 'Community' started by The Ancient Mariner, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    93801.

    Also, the weather at my current location is probably best described as "quiet before the storm".
     
  2. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    Tomorrow's weather will be interesting. The wind is going to turn from southerly to northerly around late afternoon/early evening (prevening).
     
  3. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Apparently we're going to get Thundersnow. One of the most metal weather conditions, along with Raining Blood.
     
  4. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Isn't that a Yes album?
     
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  5. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels



    The best song this line up has recorded. And they even haven't bothered to put it on the album. The album version doesn't hoid a candle to it.
     
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  6. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon GO PACK GO!!!

    Why wasn't that the version that was on the album?
     
  7. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Crazy snowstorm here. Had to walk in the opposite direction of the wind for 10 minutes, had to look down the entire time.
     
  8. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    I think it's really ruined by those extra vocals. Good decision to ditch it.
     
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  9. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    I would have preferred some sort of middle ground between the two. The overdubs add something to the repeat-one-line-four-times chorus but the harmonies are too intense and could have been lowered in volume.
     
  10. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I don't think it matters what version you're talking about, Adrian's lead tone on The Wicker Man is way too thin.
     
  11. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    Yeah, it's not the fattest of tones, as can also be heard here:

     
  12. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I like the brightness the thin guitar sound brings on that song, fits the feel of the song pretty well imo.

    Listening to that guitar track, it's very interesting how imprecise the track is. A lot of mumbling and sound jams. Works very well somehow.
     
  13. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    It's really the solo proper I was referring to. It's also not played that well when you hear it on it's own; those runs are very poorly picked or fingered, or both.
     
  14. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    Well, it comes down to how clean of a playing style a guitarist has. I've heard other solos by Adrian that don't sound quite precise when you listen to the isolated track (Wasted Years was one, I think). H's style in this regard is like day and night compared to, say, Petrucci. In the end, the imperfections are hard to notice in the final mix.

     
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  15. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Better to be safe than sorry though. Have no imperfections like JP! :ok:
     
  16. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Adrian's style is very fiery. The imperfections are a part of it.

    The same imperfection issue is also present with Steve's bass playing. His isolated tracks sound sloppy as hell, but sound great in the mix.
     
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  17. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Am I wrong in saying that Maiden never record to click tracks? Isn't that a thing? If so: it perfectly explains "sloppiness" in isolated tracks considering they are playing along to whatever the drummer is doing.
     
  18. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I'm not talking about timing; it is indeed unfair to judge that based on isolated tracks. But poor picking & mis-steps during runs is just poor technique. It doesn't mean it doesn't sound good in the mix, but it would sound better if it was, well, played better.
     
  19. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Yeah, I can definitely hear that on some of those runs. However, as Flash said: that's what makes Maiden who they are. They don't play perfect, they don't sync up every hit and pick note by painstakingly tracking over and over again - they get it to sound alive and say, "That's it." I can't help but feel that a great deal of Maiden's emotional power and energy would be wiped away if every recording was played perfectly.

    Also, Adrian Smith does not play sloppy notes, he plays exactly what the song needs because he has spiritually analyzed the song in every known and unknown dimension before pressing record.
     
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  20. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Aye, agree. Although that bit about H analysing dimensions, sounds like you just made that up.
     

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