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by Johnny B
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: TOMB Beach Boys comp?
Replies: 223
Views: 42877

Nice one! Thank you, Jay. And Scott, for getting this started. I can't wait to hear it.
by Johnny B
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going to record whole band LIVE .. Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

The key is avoiding too much bleed. A little bleed is good. But make sure you keep everything far enough apart that you don't get phase cancellation. Also gobos gobos gobos. Strategic use of a few can keep really insidious things (like bass guitar) from bleeding into everything. While you're at it, ...
by Johnny B
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Building a PC...for recording....
Replies: 22
Views: 4084

I'll second the recommendation for Seagate drives. I've had two DOA Western Digital drives and my wife had one die after a year with no warning. We just replaced the dead Toshiba in her Mac laptop. I've seen a lot of complaints about the Toshiba and Hitachi drives in the Mac laptops from a few years...
by Johnny B
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Poll - If you could only have one electric guitar
Replies: 82
Views: 11903

Telecaster. No question. Something like my current one (heavily modified '85 Made in Japan with a Dimarzio Evolution in the bridge position and a PAF Pro in the neck position, wired for coil tap on both pickups and phase reverse on the rear, with a Kahler flat-mount trem) but without the trem and wi...
by Johnny B
Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Marquee Moon on vinyl...
Replies: 11
Views: 2869

I got fed up with awful sounding CDs last year and started buying older stuff on vinyl. My basic criteria is that if it originally came out on vinyl and is affordable, I'm buying it on vinyl, unless I know the CD is likely to sound decent. There are a few decent reissue series out there (Ramones on ...
by Johnny B
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Favourite guitar solos...and why
Replies: 143
Views: 47098

Pete Shelley's solo on the Buzzcocks' "Boredom." Completely inspired, that one. I also quite like: The 'Guitar' version of Zappa's "Watermelon in Easter Hay" mentioned above. Jimmy Page - "Whole Lotta Love" Brian May - "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Stone Cold Crazy" Greg Ginn - just about anything, but e...
by Johnny B
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: ok. you know you have them. top 5 albums of '07.
Replies: 49
Views: 10809

The five I listened to the most this year that were actually released this year (as opposed to say, 'Get Evens' by The Evens which I played the crap out of all year, but which came out in November 2006 or 'Strawberries' by The Damned) were probably: Grinderman - Grinderman Floratone - Floratone Mode...
by Johnny B
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: which rock stars have tinnitus?
Replies: 45
Views: 25784

Lu Edmonds (formerly of Public Image Ltd., The Damned and some other bands) has it. That's why he quit PiL. I think he's doing all acoustic stuff now.
by Johnny B
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Masterpiece Albums
Replies: 149
Views: 31435

drumsound wrote: Weezer--Pinkerton and the Green album (sue me I think it's great)
Really? The green album? Never could get into that one. I tried, but I really only liked a couple of the songs. I think Pinkerton is brilliant, though. I'm with you on that. I just listened to it two days ago, as a matter of fact.
by Johnny B
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Music for 18 Musicians
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

lg wrote:...workouts. excellent recording. love to see this performed live one of these days.
I haven't seen Music for 18 Musicians, but I've seen The Desert Music performed and it was amazing. Any of his stuff being performed is absolutely worth checking out if you get the chance.
by Johnny B
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: TOMB Beach Boys comp?
Replies: 223
Views: 42877

Sorry. Long story involving me losing the master and also some stuff that kept me away from the board (and the internets) for a while. I sent the track a couple of minutes ago.
by Johnny B
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: 10 Recording Bloopers That Made the Album
Replies: 76
Views: 17405

You know, it's weird that they mentioned that vocal edit in "Roxanne," but not the fact that it takes almost two measures for the tape to settle up to pitch in the intro. But that's the best part of the song! In some cases it's almost definitely print through because you hear a premonition of the v...
by Johnny B
Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: If you only had to pick three......
Replies: 42
Views: 7098

It's not exactly the same, but I recently made a shortish road trip and I brought three CDs in case the ipod battery died: TRALALA - Is that the TRALALA The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band CRASS - Stations of the CRASS If I had to pick only 3 CDs, it would probably be: The Damned - M...
by Johnny B
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: I think I'm in a time warp or something.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2255

Ahhh, yes, Pyromania . I recently replaced my cassette of that one with a vinyl copy that I got for a dollar. I can't find my copy of On Through the Night . My wife and I have a running argument as to which album is better: Hysteria or Pyromania . I was into Hysteria for about 15 minutes after it ca...
by Johnny B
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cassette playback
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

I guarantee over 10 to 20 years of use, that the heads on a cassette machine have moved. Even if you're playing back something on the recording deck, if it (and the tapes) are that old and you don't regularly set your machine up, it's probably going to be off. Cassette's a pretty narrow format and i...