I strongly considered him. Byrds, Dick Dale, some Beach Boys-related
― Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Monday, 24 October 2011 05:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
> yeah fridmann would've gotten a lot of 'anti' votes if that had been part of the poll
― some dude, Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:17 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark
My off-the-dome 'anti' top 3:
3. Jeff Lynne2. Joe Thomas1. Walter Afanasieff, who repeatedly employs every cliched production frill imagineable in failed attempts to build emotion as a song progresses (thundering snare hits! weepy bowed orchestral strings! raising the key and slowing down just before the last verse!) for the likes of Celion Dion, Michael Bolton, and Mariah Carey.
3. Jeff Lynne
waaaaaht dude those ELO records sound amazing
― unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 24 October 2011 15:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
True, but I hate the ELO sheen he put on other peoples records -- Edmunds, Harrison, Wilburys.
― Martyr McFly (WmC), Monday, 24 October 2011 16:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah not gonna argue about that
― unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 24 October 2011 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
I like how lush Lynne's production can be, but can we lose that synthetic sheen that drapes everything, all the buzzy synths, etc.? It's like the finished product was processed through a volume compressor before being pressed to disc. Agreed that aesthetic worked for ELO (although even there it was needlessly gimmicky - did "I Can't Get It Out Of My Head" really need the vocals processed through a wah-wah pedal?), but it's all wrong for his '80s-and-beyond production for others.
― Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Monday, 24 October 2011 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, Lynne's the only guy whose "overproduction" I've ever complained about
― Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 24 October 2011 21:05 (1 year ago) Permalink