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Re: Comparing Time On Earth with earlier albums

Songwriter ·
LMK, Your specific quote said that "It's extremely dated sounding, very 80s." And my reply to that was that IT WAS recorded in the 80's - so what do you expect? And yes, a lot of artists today add digital with analog - in fact it is the big trick for a lot of studios to do that. But CH didn't record the first album like that, nor are they likely to go back and do that now. What would be the point? To make a few overly critical fans in a forum happy at the expense of many thousands of...
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Re: There will be another CH album

Paul H ·
Weather With You was recorded during the Finn Brothers sessions. Neither Paul or Nick play on the song. Now We're Getting Somewhere was recorded during the sessions for their first album but Paul and Nick struggled to get the feel they were looking for. Producer Mitchell Froom invited Jim Keltner and Jerry Scheff along, and it is they who appear on the song. The only member of Crowded House who is actually on that recording is Neil. Woodface is much more confusing. Paul doesn't play drums on...
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Re: "Crowded House" Background Vocals

earlgreyjunior ·
I'd say Paul is the primary background voice on the album; his harmony with Neil was the primary characteristic of the band's sound. I'm pretty sure Nick is singing in places on the album, including World Where You Live. I think can hear Noel Crombie on backing vocals on Don't Dream it's Over. It's hard to pick up Satriani because he has a thin and indistinct voice, ideal for backing vocals. Now We're Getting Somewhere is an interesting one though. Mitchell Froom used two of his usual...
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Re: "Crowded House" Background Vocals

Former Member ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by earlgreyjunior: Now We're Getting Somewhere is an interesting one though. Mitchell Froom used two of his usual ringers, Jim Keltner and Jerry Scheff, on drums and bass respectively. Why do that? (OK they are two of the best players in the world...) I'm guessing most of us have heard the one about how Nick & Paul just weren't cutting it on NWGS because they couldn't get the groove right and were replaced by Keltner/Scheff. I think it's also credited for why...
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Re: Joe Satriani on 1st CH album

Iarla ·
That'd be Jerry Scheff Camus, Keltner and Scheff were Elvis's Rhythm section for the Elvis: The Way It Is concert. I think you'd be right too in that none of the guests (Tim Pierce on Guitar?) made it to the mix.
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Re: Joe Satriani on 1st CH album

adidasman ·
You have to remember that Paul and Nick were still pretty new to the recording process - and I'm sure Froom didn't want to take any chances in terms of getting things sounding right. (Hence Keltner and Scheff on "Now We're Getting Somewhere"; Nick and Paul couldn't get the swing feel of the song right, so Froom brought in the pros.) ToLM didn't have all those studio cats on board, so Froom was clearly more comfortable with the core guys the second time 'round.
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Re: Nick Seymour's best bassline

Minty ·
Jerry Scheff is probably the best I've ever seen play live. Graham Maby is also amazingly good. These people are at one with their instrument - they look completely comfortable with it, as if it's become a part of them.
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Re: Nick Seymour's best bassline

Former Member ·
I like the bassline in I Am In Love, it just seems to drive the song. Interesting, wasn't Jerry Scheff Nick's replacement on Now We're Getting Somewhere?
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Re: Nick Seymour's best bassline

adidasman ·
Excellent taste in bass players, Minty - but I don't think the fact that Scheff and Maby are so amazingly good means that Nick isn't great in his own way. Is he as solid or effortless as either of the guys you mention? No. But, again, that's like comparing Ringo to Terry Bozzio. Bozzio could play rings around Ringo technically, but still...Ringo has that something special that, despite its flaws, makes him a genius. The wonderful thing about pop music is that brilliance isn't always measured...
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Re: Interesting YouTube video by studio musician Tim Pierce who played second guitar on first Crowded House album

alnico_blue ·
Having studio musicians lined up in case would be Mitchell Froom just doing his job as a producer. I think this is mentioned somewhere in Chris Bourke 'Something so strong' book as well , that Mitchell Froom's opinion eventually was that Neil is one of the most underrated guitar players out there. The other one from the first album where the entire rhythm section was not even Paul and Nick was 'Now we're getting somewhere'. It was Jim Keltner on drums and Jerry Scheff on bass.
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Re: The first CH album

UK Neil ·
Paul and Nick were watching from the studio desk area . Apparently Mitchell Froome was not happy with the way the track was progressing and decided that he needed more of a swing or shuffle beat and so he brought in Messers Scheff and Keltner to do the business and they nailed it in a couple of takes . Although miffed at the time Paul said the he had learnt a thing or two. This is all in the book Something So Strong and I am quoting from memory.
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The first CH album

Flagon of Beer ·
Hi Finnatics, I have been playing the very first CH album on my record player this morning and it is still so good. I just noticed in the liner notes that Jim Keltner(the great session man) and Jerry Scheff are listed as playing drums and bass on Now We're Getting Somewhere. Where were Paul and Nick when this track was being recorded and how come they aren't on it?
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Re: The first CH album

Flagon of Beer ·
Awesome, thanks for that UK Neil. I always considered Paul and Nick to have such a fabulous understanding of each other with their sense of whatever the technical term is but they had a great groove and balance in their sound. Supplementary question... at the start of Love You Till The Day I Die is it Paul that does the shrieks at the start? My son always thought it was the coolest start to a song ever.
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Re: The first CH album

Jaffaman ·
Nick and Neil talk about Mitchell bringing in session musicians for "Now We're Getting Somewhere" at 14mins 54 secs in:
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Re: The first CH album

Flagon of Beer ·
Wow, thanks Jaffaman!
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Re: The first CH album

Flagon of Beer ·
Ha...cheers.
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Re: The first CH album

Paināporo ·
Yes, that's Paul screaming!
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