« on: November 04, 2015, 01:59:36 PM »
"Change" by Deftones. oh YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! LOVE that song. I have the CD single, includes a cover of Sade's "No Ordinary Love." Yes, really.
Still currently listening to KILLING JOKE-Pylon 2CD. Also played all day yesterday FIRE DANCES by KILLING JOKE. Man, what a difference, not just style wise. Even though it was 1983, with less technology, Fire Dances still sounds better to me production-wise. After the 80's, so many of KJ's albums had crap production, especially these last two including "Pylon." It's "loud" but it's not loud enough (does that make sense?) because the instruments are buried in this gauzy mix of processing (to my ears anyway). The guitars are buried, the drums muffled...there's no edge to it anymore. It all sounds too "safe" to me now. The studio has rubbed all the edges off a band who are brutal, raw and edgy. Somebody recorded this album inside a vaccuum and then ran it through loads of filters to squeeze the life out of the real instruments so they almost sound fake. Did somebody record the band live, then manipulate all the sounds and cut and paste the parts together so it feels like they all did their parts in different studios in different countries??? There's still four or five excellent tracks over the span of this release. Of course those could have been way better with better production. I think KJ always do this now: gather a few good songs for an album, then tack on 7 or 8 poor or mediocre ones. I think they should wait 10 years until they're 70 and then put out one album with all good songs. Back to FIRE DANCES. If you don't have this excellent KJ album, you should. This is heavy tribal punk rock brilliance. The guitars snarl in a flange-y pool of echo, the drums beat you into a pulp with tribal rhythms and patterns, the bass throbs, all with a punky industrial feel. This album is just thrilling. One of KJ's best IMO. Get the 2008 reissue with extra tracks, including singles, b-sides and radio stuff. Excellent!