Grace Under Pressure withstands the test of time !
Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:38 PM
Production is pretty dull......but to me it comes down to the songs.
I like about 2.
Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:56 PM
- Signals buries the guitars in the mix
- Grace Under Pressure is a "dark" or "dull" sounding album
- Presto is a "thin" sounding album with very little bottom end
- Vapor Trails is a sonic mess full of digital distortion
- Clockwork Angels is also a sonic mess, too saturated or "brickwalled"
I would add that ESL sounds like it's wrapped in gauze and if that is conventional thought, I think there is truth in everyone of those points - exception for me being that I never thought of P/G as dark or dull but as flat. Still, I love that record worst band photo to be included on the record packaging though which is a bit ironic since the photographer was a legendary portrait photographer with impressive pics in his portfolio - but that picture on the back of the record ugh! The worst.
Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:52 PM
Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:56 PM
And Nathan East is a great player to use. Yea i always thought was overrated in about every aspect.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:26 PM
I always thought the album sounded "grey" (which is probably my way of saying "drab and flat").
I think the stinker track is "The Body Electric".
I didn't appreciate "Between the Wheels" that much until I heard a live version and thought: "wow, that's some pretty intense emotionally gut-wrenching guitar playing".
This album just has that early '80s "cold war" vibe to it.
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:52 AM
I think that'd've been Steve Lillywhite, who I can imagine they were looking to for, amongst much previous, his most recent work on U2's War album, from which, it only occurs to me just this moment, there's a track with a similar rhythmic structure to "Red Sector A".
Ragged lines of ragged grey
Sunday bloody sunday...
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