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Post by Monkey Wrench » Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:48 pm

Damn, those drums sound good.

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Post by awip2062 » Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:32 pm

Ummm...drums? What drums? Oh! You mean those things Neil keeps playing around with? I almost forgot about them, seeing as how I just watch his eyes, yeah, that's it, I watch his eyes. *wink*

Gotta admit, monkey, those drums are smokin'!
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Post by happysmilies007 » Thu Jun 24, 2004 10:07 am

they are. that's one of the many reasons John Rutsey couldn't take the heat of COMPETITION!! lol

carolynn :evil:
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Post by kazzman » Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:04 pm

happysmilies007 wrote:they are. that's one of the many reasons John Rutsey couldn't take the heat of COMPETITION!! lol

carolynn :evil:
Well John does deserve more credit than he gets...




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Post by Monkey Wrench » Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:30 pm

This topic didn't really go where I thought it would.Ok,let me be a little more specific.The sound of his drums on Presto were outstanding.Probably better than any other album (in my opinion) Now I also loved the sound on Power Windows. I was not happy with his drums on Vapor Trails.Their not as crisp or they don't have that attack.Is it just me or do others feel the same? Counterparts was also good I should ad.

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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:52 pm

Personally, I think my favourite drum sound is the one on Signals (same with Geddy's bass). Just a shame that Alex's guitar is MIA and two out of three is not only bad, but unforgivable.
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Post by Monkey Wrench » Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:05 am

His drums on Signals? They sound terrible! If anyone wants to know what muffled drums sound like than just listen to that album.As a matter afact I was listening to that cd in my truck the other day and thought to myself "what a tragedy this is" Imagine if his drums had the sound quality like the ones on Presto.And it's not just the drums that lack pureness, it's the audibility of the whole band! They should have beat the balls off that engineer. What was it, his first day on the job? I read somewhere that the the guys were very disatisfied with the sound of that album but then I think to myself, why did they release it? Man, that just bums me out. If it bothers me, I can't fathom what the band feels.Record the album again boys!

I like the Tull wordage there Slaine.What a magnificent band.

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Post by Fridge » Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:10 am

Monkey Wrench wrote:Counterparts was also good I should ad.
Pity the songs are rubbish though :-D
Ach, if Dougie was here he'd tell you himself....

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Post by Kares4Rush » Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:42 am

Yeah, Counterparts is a stinky LP! :-D


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Post by Monkey Wrench » Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:53 am

Yeah,Counterparts was not a great cd that's for sure but it has a few good ones. Animate is pretty tough and Stick It Out isn't bad. Nobody's Hero is a good one also. I can hack Cold Fire once in awhile too. Oh well, every band is entitled to a turd or two.

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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:56 pm

Personally, I think Counterparts is great. Then again, it would be boring if we were all the same despite what school teachers and the media try to do to you
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Post by kazzman » Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:34 pm

Monkey Wrench wrote: Animate is pretty tough.

That was actually the easiest one on that album for me. Out of all their albums, I'd have to say that Counterparts is up there in my favorites. Same with Presto for that matter.
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Post by *Lifesonite » Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:18 pm

All of their releases have something to offer :P

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Post by happysmilies007 » Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:56 am

actually, i think the drums on Vapor Trails stand out the most. i know, i know, you think i'm crazy because they layered everything on so they're harder to hear, but personally i thought the sound of the skins on VT ranks up there with some of the best, including Presto.

carolynn :evil:

ps -- kazz, you're right about John leaving, and i'm extremely glad he did, not only for the quality of the music but for the quality of the lyrics!!
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Post by Monkey Wrench » Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:44 pm

carolynn ,you're nuts.

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