Heart's "Magic Man" as a Production and Arrangemen

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Heart's "Magic Man" as a Production and Arrangemen

Post by song-writer » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:30 pm

I know there have been a lot of great songs that you couldn't go wrong with for modeling production, arrangement, use of instruments, vocals, and overall sound, etc. "Magic Man", however, has always struck me as a recording that has everything. Ann, Nancy, the band, and the production/engineering team threw everything but the kitchen sink into this song, in my opinion. "Barracuda" is phenomenal, too. Those chicks and their great band rocked like Zeppelin.

Someone else was recently raving about Katy Perry's (hopefully I spelled her name right?) "I Kissed a Girl". I mean no offense, but IMHO "Magic Man" blows that song away. I have heard it two or three times and it is good, but it doesn't grab me like the Heart chicks did - regardless of the fact that they were recorded about a hundred years apart, give a decade or two..........or maybe a few more. Guess I had better put my helmet on and prepare to be dumped upon by those disagreeing.
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Post by masonpitzel » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:16 pm

How the hell can one compare "Magic Man" and "I Kissed a Girl". That's like comparing apples and oranges. And not even that, since apples and oranges are kind of similar. That's like comparing apples and Scientology.

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Post by jv » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:28 pm

You won't get any disagreement from me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uvr3dmptvg
And I'll bet Katy Perry's bass player isn't man enough wear anything like that.
It is kind of an odd comparison, though. Something from that era that would be comparable would be like Marie Osmond or something.

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Post by cgarges » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:56 pm

I can think of at least two reasons why Michael Derosier is one of the baddest muthers out there.

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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:59 pm

are those two reasons sisters from Canada, Chris?

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Post by cgarges » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:01 pm

Well, one was that he played drums for Heart (and was a badass) and two was that he had a fling with Nancy Wilson.

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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:10 pm

he only had a fling with one of them... pfft... i'm dissapointed!

the playing on that stuff is killing, for sure.
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Post by RefD » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:20 pm

cgarges wrote:Well, one was that he played drums for Heart (and was a badass) and two was that he had a fling with Nancy Wilson.
wow.
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Post by cgarges » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:27 pm

See?

... badass.

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Re: Heart's "Magic Man" as a Production and Arrang

Post by Jay Reynolds » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:27 pm

song-writer wrote:
Someone else was recently raving about Katy Perry's (hopefully I spelled her name right?) "I Kissed a Girl".
Just some guy in a bus stop? Or a meter maid? Homer Simpson? Dick Cheney? Jesus? WHO WAS IT, MAN?!
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Re: Heart's "Magic Man" as a Production and Arrang

Post by JGriffin » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:46 pm

song-writer wrote: Someone else was recently raving about Katy Perry's (hopefully I spelled her name right?) "I Kissed a Girl".
Is that a cover of the Jill Sobule song?


Love that Heart video btw--good performance.

Just as an aside, I love it when a singer overshoots a note and you can tell by her face that she knows she overshot it, and she knows her band knows it. Awesome.


btw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRw-uFS1 ... re=related

Love the timp fill! And lots of "this is what a 57 sounds like on vocals" artifacts.
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Re: Heart's "Magic Man" as a Production and Arrang

Post by RefD » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:48 pm

dwlb wrote:Just as an aside, I love it when a singer overshoots a note and you can tell by her face that she knows she overshot it, and she knows her band knows it. Awesome.
15 or more years ago i would've felt bad for that singer, but these days i would go "Whoa, a singer with a good sense of pitch!".
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Re: Heart's "Magic Man" as a Production and Arrang

Post by cgarges » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:53 pm

dwlb wrote:Love the timp fill!
Again

... badass.

Thanks for the link. That's killin.'

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Post by JGriffin » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:55 pm

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:11 pm

Come on, homegirl...
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