Framing "Big Love" as a missed opportunity presupposes that the live version had some notional existence at the time the original was composed - is there any evidence of that?
In this interview he talks about Big Love being about "the potential of a single guitar doing the work of a whole track", so that tells me he might have written it that way first, then added all the other elements later in the process
― enochroot, Friday, 3 August 2018 01:45 (two months ago) Permalink
and the dream says I WANT YOUand the dream is gone
― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 August 2018 02:06 (two months ago) Permalink
I never ever ever got burned out on 80s production styles/techniques. 90s and 00s, almost immediately.
― Johnny Fever, Friday, 3 August 2018 02:21 (two months ago) Permalink
If anything, my appreciation for the technical skill of '80s production has only increased with time. There were a lot of legitimately stunning production achievements in the '80s. Of course, there are many examples of the trends of the time done badly, but that exists in every decade.
― Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 3 August 2018 06:24 (two months ago) Permalink