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wwittman

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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2005, 01:56:48 pm »

Actually Roger's studio in his house had terrific monitors.. kind of a mini-Westlake Hidley with elements added by Ted Rothstein.


And the guy is a snooker shark.
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2005, 02:47:48 pm »

Bill Mueller wrote on Thu, 24 March 2005 03:08

I worked with Bob Ezrin for a week and I have never seen a more abusive producer.

Bill


Somebody was telling me about working with a certain extremely huge songwriter/producer (no, it's not David Foster) who kept a propane torch under the console and would freebase there at the console.  

Aaaah, the '80s.  I guess that's better than having somebody blow cocaine up the darkside of your moon (trying desperately to tie back in to Waters) in between vocal takes, but I guess that's another thread.
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2005, 03:13:01 pm »

see this is what's wrong with recording today... a good assistant would have held the propane torch.
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2005, 04:35:45 pm »

wwittman wrote on Thu, 24 March 2005 13:13

see this is what's wrong with recording today... a good assistant would have held the propane torch.


haha



Glad to hear Roger's making a new album also. This is definiatly something to look forward to.


OT:
Anyone hear the Coverdale/Page album?
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2005, 01:43:25 am »

I've always liked the bit in the liner notes of Amused To Death about QSound.

This recording was mixed in QSound, a new audio technology producing a wider, more natural sound field.

To hear the QSound effect you must be positioned centrally between the two speakers. If the dog barking at the begining of the record doesn't sound like he's in the yard next door then your speakers are out of phase.

ROGER!  Cool


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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2005, 03:52:16 am »

wwittman wrote on Thu, 24 March 2005 19:56

Actually Roger's studio in his house had terrific monitors.. kind of a mini-Westlake Hidley with elements added by Ted Rothstein.


And the guy is a snooker shark.


Gotta watch the sharks!
Back when I was a road warrior, played in a club once and witnessed a young couple in action on the billiard tables - the guy was a clean cut college type guy and his partner was a STUNNING gorgeous model type - both incredibly good 'semi pro' players, though you would never guess it upon 1st glance..anyway, like moths to a flame EVERYONE would want to play them for obvious reasons..
and they would rake in the $..I forget if it was 20 or 50 a game..
quite lucrative over an evening in the bars..
funny thing was no one seemed to mind because I guess for those losses, it was worth it just to hang out with the beauty queen for a while..4 real.

On another note: freebasing producers at the helm.
I bet those productions were REALLY GREAT..
Not...
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2005, 11:31:04 am »

wwittman wrote on Thu, 24 March 2005 15:13

see this is what's wrong with recording today... a good assistant would have held the propane torch.


Not fair--I had a cup of coffee in my hand when I read that!!!! Laughing  Laughing

Actually, where I come from, an assistant who failed to hold the torch would have been replaced on the spot! Rolling Eyes
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2005, 12:33:30 pm »

Gordon Rice wrote on Fri, 25 March 2005 17:31

wwittman wrote on Thu, 24 March 2005 15:13

see this is what's wrong with recording today... a good assistant would have held the propane torch.


Not fair--I had a cup of coffee in my hand when I read that!!!! Laughing  Laughing



INdeed, that was a great one-liner!
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2005, 06:27:52 pm »

ryan moore wrote:

"On another note: freebasing producers at the helm.
I bet those productions were REALLY GREAT..
Not... "

that's a big assumption

i would say most of world's great recordings have involved some kind of substance abuse (even if it was just tape)
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2005, 07:16:32 pm »

Well, considering how the Record Plant would supply the band with coke and then bill it to the label as "tape" (allegedly), I can see how that might work!
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2005, 07:30:36 am »

now, i understand why bands think tape sounds better

probably pavlovian
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2005, 11:23:21 am »

I saw that scam pulled a few times, I must admit.. but it's not QUITE fair to blame the studios (and RPS was far from the only one) although they were certainly complicit.

Producer would pay some of the bill in cash but would also be billing the record label. Perhaps he'd make a deal to pay for food or extra rentals or SOMETHING in cash above the basic bill.
Then he'd ask the studio to stick a few extra reels of tape on there (at $200 a reel) and so when the bill is settled there is an extra 400 payed by the label that does not have to be paid by the producer in cash. It's a credit basically.

So that's $400 in cash to the producer that the producer can spend on "whatever" (nudge nudge, know what I mean? eh?).
The studios didn't BUY or provide drugs... just the money 'laundering'.

At least that's what I saw.

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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2005, 05:17:53 pm »

DennisC wrote on Wed, 23 March 2005 18:59




Which was was rebuffed on Pink Fraud's album "Division Bell" during the Boxing bell part of one of the tracks...where Dave says he offered the olive branch to "his Enemy's" and was told to "Go and F*ck himself".




No sorry, it's about DG's next door neighbour at that time.


from Andy Jackson, who was there!
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2005, 12:27:51 am »

Welcome, Andy, great to see you here!
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Re: Roger Waters @ Compass Point
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2005, 09:39:48 am »

maxim wrote on Fri, 25 March 2005 23:27

ryan moore wrote:

"On another note: freebasing producers at the helm.
I bet those productions were REALLY GREAT..
Not... "

that's a big assumption

i would say most of world's great recordings have involved some kind of substance abuse (even if it was just tape)


Heroin makes for better records than coke though Confused

(....see Exile on Main Street.....)
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