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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 30 November 2016 at 7:32am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Here's the link:


A couple of non-surprising inclusions (i.e. the Beatles), but was surprised by the others.
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Some truly horrific examples of excess in there.

Two of my favourite tales are the SISTERS OF MERCY Asking for 50,000 and the studio going that doesn't sound too bad for a whole album. To which Jim Steinman replied 'no, that's for one song.

And the Fields of the Nephilim going in to Real World studios to record their third album and after using all the booked time came out with one song - Psychonaut. It was a phenomenally good song though. And they did put to good use everything they learned from recording that song on their third album.
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I've heard the horror stories about the making of 'Hysteria,' especially the major payout they had to give to Steinman. The label wanted Steinman because of how 'Bat Out of Hell' sounded. I always laugh when I think of Joe Elliot's response to that asking why he was the only one who realized Steinman WROTE "Bat Out of Hell," Todd Rundgren produced it.

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While the mind certainly boggles at the expense to record some of the albums, what really got me was the length of time to record some of the records. It must get pretty tedious at times!

I don't think any of my favourite albums have taken over a week to record.


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Yes,the Steinman story is horrific,although his solo stuff Bad For Good and Pandora`s Box,which he wrote and produced do sound epic! As for Mutt Lange,i like how he finessed  Def Leppard`s sound over 3 albums,but the AC/DC story just shows that if the material is average,you can`t polish a turd.I quite like The Darkness` album,you just can`t fault Roy Thomas Baker`s production,as discussed in the Freddie Mercury thread!
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Richard White
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Posted: 03 December 2016 at 6:39am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Just saw the Stones' new album was recorded in three days. That's more like it!
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Posted: 03 December 2016 at 7:16am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Isn`t that album all cover versions? I can understand that being a quick in and out! I don`t mind groups composing and trying out ideas in the studio,if they didn`t,we wouldn`t have had Sgt Pepper,Dark Side Of The Moon etc.
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Yeah, it is all covers, so I do appreciate it's a bit different!


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It's the songs they would do as warm ups before trying to create new material; when it became clear the new material wasn't coming they decided to record the warm ups.
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