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J.J. Blair

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Re: Brian WIlson had one working ear
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2005, 11:25:17 pm »

I wonder if Brian Wilson has done any ear candles.   Rolling Eyes  
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Re: Brian WIlson had one working ear
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2005, 01:49:02 am »

Keef wrote on Wed, 19 January 2005 13:21

Bob Olhsson wrote on Wed, 19 January 2005 12:15

Keef wrote on Wed, 19 January 2005 10:26

I assume if Brian's hearing problms is one reason why he did not like stereo recordings?

Not at all. Brian was into the same style of production and the same musicians as Phil Spector. It is very dependent on using huge amounts of chamber reverb that just plain doesn't work in stereo. Our mid '60s Motown recordings had the same problem. Most people are shocked by how much more exciting the mono mixes sound. Brian and Spector tried to block the release of stereo versions and it got picked up by the press.



Dont' tell people who want surround sound that mono is exciting, they will laugh in your face. Mono homogonizes the music. It sounds all together in your face. That's not how it is when you go to concerts, classical or rock. Having some separation so you can distinguish parts at least for me sounds better. I have yet to get excited about a mono recording.

It is true though that the reverb they used back then did not work in stereo which I think was a key factor.


Well, I have yet to get excited about a surround mix and I am often tempted to cynically laugh at the failure so far (at least in my opinion) for anyone to create music/surround mixes that justify the ridiculous format(s).

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Re: Brian WIlson had one working ear
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2005, 01:50:05 am »

Austin Ince wrote on Wed, 19 January 2005 14:29

What about old Beethoven, his stuff has got to have been covered more that Brian Wilson's.



yeah, but he has a few years on Brian...

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Re: Brian WIlson had one working ear
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2009, 04:20:58 pm »

I saw Brian Wilson with an 11 piece band at a 2000 seat theater about 2 months ago--Perfect!!!
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Re: Brian WIlson had one working ear
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2009, 04:52:06 pm »

Jon Autry wrote on Thu, 20 January 2005 00:49


Well, I have yet to get excited about a surround mix and I am often tempted to cynically laugh at the failure so far (at least in my opinion) for anyone to create music/surround mixes that justify the ridiculous format(s).


I heard the surround mix of Dark Side of the Moon in George Massenburg's massively diffuse room at Blackbird and that made me a believer in surround mixing. It was an order of magnitude more compelling than the stereo mix, which I love.
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Re: Brian WIlson had one working ear
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2009, 03:56:36 pm »

Although I have a problem with the artistic choices in The Beatles "Love" surround sound mixes, the way you can hear all the elements is stunning.
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Re: Brian WIlson had one working ear
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2009, 09:54:56 pm »


With both ears put together, I think that my brother has about 20 or 30 % of the hearing capability that Brian Wilson has.

And just one of my ears is probably at least 110 % of whatever Brian Wilson has, in a purely technical sense.


Either of us wish that we could do anything half close to what he does musically.



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